Contact Us

Corned Beef Ok for Some Catholics During Lent

Man dressed as Leprechaun with mug of green beer
Vstock LLC-ThinkStock

With Saint Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday, can a good Catholic sample the beef because of lent? You just might be able thanks to some of the many dioceses.

Corned beef, which accounts for less than one percent of overall beef sales in the U.S. throughout the year, sees an increase of nine percent each March from St. Patrick’s Day celebrators. However, this St. Patrick’s Day, falling on a Friday, left Catholics without a chance to enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast of corned beef and cabbage. But now, Reuters reports that at least 80 of the nearly 200 U.S. Catholic dioceses have issued some form of exemption, allowing Catholics to enjoy corned beef for the day.

For example, one archdiocese in Nebraska says Catholics could eat beef on March 17th if they abstained from it on March 18th, and another in Texas says Catholics could eat corned beef provided they substituted a comparable penance. However, to be sure, it’s best to check with your specific church.

The largest U.S. corned beef producer, Colorado Premium, accounts for 30 to 40 percent of about 70 million pounds of corned beef consumed on St. Patrick’s Day. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July are the top two holidays for U.S. beef consumption at home.

Click Here More News Stories

Source;  NAFB News

Best of

Recommended For You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K-98.5 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K-98.5 contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.