St. Joseph by Guido Reni (1575-1642). Image from Art Renewal
"Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday."
That's straight from canon law, baby. But does it apply in Lent?
Should we Catholics abstain from meat, anyway? I think not.
I'll be having steak for dinner... and I won't feel guilty (but I'll also be going to Mass today... we need to have our Feasting priorities straight).
Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph!!
Who needs Free Friday when I just cited Canon Law permitting you to eat meat on a Friday in Lent?