Oh, thank God. Or, the Archbishop.
Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent. This year, March 17th falls on a Friday, which is St. Patrick’s Day, for those non-Celts. Turns out, there are enough Irishmen mourning the possible lack of corned beef on Friday that a number of the Archbishops have granted an indult for the day. We can eat our corned beef, secure in the knowledge that we’re OK with God and the Church.
Whispers in the Loggia has been keeping track.