Church lifts Friday meat ban for St. Patrick's Day
Go ahead, enjoy that traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage tonight for your St. Patrick's Day feast - - The Church said it's okay!
Normally during Lent, Catholics are not allowed to eat meat on Fridays. But, while they see nothing wrong in denying the demand for things like - - oh, I don't know ... maybe birth control? - - the appropriate authority has given permission to eat cured meats tonight only.
I'll probably pass on the corned beef anyway, but I do have a few pints of Guinness lined up for my evening enjoyment...
And here is my traditional St. Patrick's Day joke:
Q: What's Irish and sits in the back yard?
A: Paddy O'Furniture!