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The Meat of the Matter: St. Patrick’s Day and the Lenten Fast

K. Mitch Hodge/Atsushi Hirao(L-R) St. Patrick welcomes all who enter his church in Belfast’s City Centre, County Antrim. Traditional St. Patrick’s day meal of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and soda bread.

Meat on St. Patrick’s Day, even though it’s a Friday during Lent? The Register sought answers to that question from all 175 Latin Rite territorial Catholic dioceses in America.