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Catholics observing Lent face a dilemma on St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday usually celebrated with green beer and corned beef and cabbage. However, Cardinal Seán O’Malley granted a one-day dispensation for members of the Archdiocese of Boston who want to eat corned beef, as reported by CBS Boston. In contrast, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in Rhode Island will not grant a general dispensation, as stated by Bishop Thomas Tobin on Twitter. However, those who want an exception can ask. Michael Kieloch, a spokesperson for the Providence diocese, said Catholics seeking a dispensation can contact the diocese’s vice chancellor or speak with their pastor, adding that the dispensation allows them to substitute abstinence from meat with another suitable penance, act of charity, or prayer.

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