March 19, 2010 is a Friday during Lent and Fridays in Lent are normally days of abstinence from meat. However, it is also the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and according to Canon Law …
*]**Can. 1250 - **The penitential days and times in the universal Church are every Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent.
*]**Can. 1251 - ** Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
… Therefore, am I correct in understanding that we are not obligated to abstain from meat on March 19, 2010?