Chewing Gum on Ash Wednesday


#1

Hello,

I’m wondering whether it is allowed to chew gum on Ash Wednesday, or is it counted as food?


#2

Is Chewing Gum food?

Well, for Heaven’s sake don’t swallow it … or it WILL BE.
Actually, there is some sugar in there, so it is some kind of food.

But, since you are allowed to have a Full Meal and 2 half-Meals on Ash Wednesday, just figure-in that little bit of sugar.


#3

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#4

Is chewing gum while fasting OK?

[quote=“Fr. Charles Grondin”]Gum is not food. It does not break a fast.
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#5

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