Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lent and the precedence of solemnities

Fr Z has a good question from a reader on his blog:

Friday is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. I know that according to canon law, solemnities take precedence over any day of penance, at least in ordinary time. Are we still bound to abstinence from meat on March 19?
The short answer is no but read Fr Z's whole commentary HERE.