Chewing Gum on Ash Wednesday



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


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.




Is chewing gum while fasting OK?

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


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