What is the ruling on a this condiment during Lent?


#1

I would like to take some chicken broth due to an irritable colon condition. I had planned to fast on Lenten Fridays anyway. Is this condiment acceptable even if i were not feeling ill?


#2

Dear t,

Broth is a food rather than a condiment. However, it is a meat by-product that the Church does allow on days of abstinence.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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