Tag Archives: LENT

Lent, Alligators and You – Revisited

Once again, someone wrote to ask me if it is okay to eat alligator on Friday during Lent. Is this a put on? Is this a joke? Of course it’s okay to eat alligator! And crocodile, if you have some. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): what we can learn in no other way

Today’s Roman Station is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the Latin word for … Continue reading

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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and all year in and year out, this came to me email today.  This is what our forebears did … Continue reading

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Francis at Santa Sabina

I am watching the Holy Father process to and enter the first Roman Station Church, Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.

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ASK FATHER: Gelatin during Lent

Now that we are coming up on Lent, people are starting to think about what may be eaten on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays.  May I eat insects?  May I eat crocodile?  May I drink Mystic Monk Coffee? Yes, and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Benedictines of Mary – new music CD for Lent

Can you believe that this coming Sunday is Septuagesima already? Many of you have enjoyed the chart-topping music CDs from the Benedictine nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  They have topped the charts for weeks with … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 40 Palm Sunday – two gravitational fields

Today is Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins. We hear today about the ancient Roman Station, which belonged to the losers, a thought from Benedict XVI about who ascent and the gravitational forces that draw us in different directions – it … Continue reading

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In honor of Ember Wednesday in Lent

As I explained in today’s LENTCAzT there is a connection between today’s Ember Day observance and Japanese food. In honor of that connection … tempura!

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QUAERITUR: Can I eat insect parts on Fridays?

Since the topic came up elsewhere, I thought it a good idea to revive this question from a reader and repost it: From a reader: Do insect products count as meat products, and therefore prohibited on Fridays and other days … Continue reading

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Lent, Alligators and You

Someone sent me a copy of a letter written by the Archbishop of New Orleans to a member of his flock about eating alligator during Lent.  The answer is “yes”.  You may eat alligator during Lent. This is old news … Continue reading

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