A potential dietary quandary has been avoided for Milwaukee Catholics.
Each year, Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday during Lent - posing a problem for any faithful who want to enjoy a little corned beef.
To solve the problem, Archbishop Jerome Listecki signed a dispensation, waiving the rule for St. Patrick's Day. He's encouraging Catholics who do eat meat on the holiday to engage in another sacrificial or charitable act instead.
In the Catholic faith, a "dispensation" is an exemption from religious law applied in some case.
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