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January 2022 After Pius XII reset the Easter Vigil to begin no earlier than sunset on Holy Saturday, has Lent ended?
June 2015 How do I reply to non-Catholics who ask about the ashes on my forehead from Ash Wednesday?
June 2015 On a Friday of Lent are you allowed to eat meat if a friend offers it to you for dinner?
June 2015 What happens someone eats red meat on a Friday during Lent and dies without Confession?
April 2014 Can a Catholic person receive ashes from a Presbyterian Minister on Ash Wednesday?
April 2014 How old do you have to be, to be exempt from not eating meat on Fridays during Lent?
April 2014 I know the first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday but what is the fortieth day of Lent?
April 2014 Why are the statues in Church covered red instead of the traditional purple during Holy Week?
August 2013 Why do we call Good Friday, good and should we change it to Black Friday as a sales pitch?
April 2013 Though my roommate is a non-practicing Catholic, am I responsible for his sin during Lent?
August 2012 Is Easter the last day of Lent and when can I break my Lenten penances?
August 2012 Why do some say that it's good to die on Good Friday?
April 2012 On a regular Friday that does not fall in Lent, is it okay to eat chicken or chicken soup?
April 2012 If you are over 65 do you have to abstain from meat on Fridays?
April 2012 Which fasting is recommended according to Vatican?
April 2012 Was this the Church's stance on eating meat on Friday and, if so, when did it change, and why?
April 2012 What liquids are allowed for the obligated days of fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday?
April 2012 As a non-Catholic, how can I participate in Lenten fasting given my medical problems?
April 2012 Is it OK for me to eat meat during Lent, if giving it up for Lent is not a real sacrifice for me?
April 2012 Is fish considered a meat?
April 2012 During the Lent, on days of abstinence, can chicken or beef broth or bacon drippings be used?
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