What do you do if you are eating meat and remember that it's Friday?


I know you can’t eat meat on Fridays during lent. But let’s say you totally forgot it was Friday, and you don’t remember until you’re halfway through your hamburger. What do you do? I had a priest tell me that you should finish the burger, because it’s more of a sin to throw food away. Is that really right???

Tif =8-)


Dear T,

If you remember that it’s Friday, just don’t eat any more of the meat. To stop eating the burger doesn’t mean, therefore that you have to throw it away. You can save the rest and put it in the refrigerator when you get home. This is really a no-brainer.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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