Bishops Relenting On Meatless Fridays Due To Virus?
March 27, 2020 by sd
Some Roman Catholic bishops around the country are relieving the faithful of giving up meat on Fridays since they’re already deprived of some foods and other pleasures during the coronavirus pandemic.
During Lent, the about six weeks between Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, many Catholics practice self-denial and sacrifice as they repent their sins and pray in preparation for Easter. Some choose certain pleasures to give up for the full 40 days, and all Christians are instructed not to eat meat on Ash Wednesday, and all Fridays during Lent in addition to Good Friday. But some bishops this year are telling their parishioners that they’ve given up enough as the coronavirus pandemic denies many people of gatherings, outside entertainment and everyday conveniences. While churches are holding online masses, many Catholics are also lamenting missing church during the holy season.
We can't do to much suffering for Our Lord this Lent. Shame on the bishops and priests, maybe they are a small (or large part ) of this problem, no one is willing to stand up for Christ, especially during Lent.