Wednesday, March 15, 2006

i'll give you one corned beef dinner for a night of safe sex

Bishops Bend Rules for St. Patrick's Day, Yahoo News, March 15, 2006

Michael O'Leary doesn't need to choose between sinning and nibbling this St. Patrick's Day. O'Leary will enjoy his corned beef on Friday with a clear conscience — thanks to a special dispensation from another Irish-American, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee.

Dolan is among dozens of bishops — from Green Bay, Wis., to Arlington, Va., to Chicago to Boston — granting one-day dispensations from Lenten rules that prohibit Roman Catholics from eating meat on Fridays to observe the sacrifice of Jesus Christ....

Wow! A day when we Catholics get to break the rules! This is too cool. The bummer is that I don’t eat meat. So I don’t get anything out of this special dispensation. Darn. I wonder if they’d let me trade this St. Patty’s Day dispensation for a different dispensation.

Hmmm. Well, I don’t really like the whole “no birth control” rule. So how about this trade: I’ll give you one St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner for a guilt-free night of safe sex with the hubby. Seems like a fair offer.

So, who do I write to get this approved?

3 Comments:

Blogger Kel said...

Our Archbishop did the same thing...and too bad I don't eat corned beef and cabbage. (I think our Archbishop only ok'd that meal..not meat in general.)

The Church should have an e-mail address where you could send things for approval..even if they'd never give it too you.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

that would be nice if you could e-mail the Church. it seems like everyone has e-mail these days. i wonder if the pope has an e-mail address. I'll have to check into that.

9:04 PM  
Blogger allrileyedup said...

I think this comment might fall under the better late than never category...

This is my first time to your site (came to it via Queen Bee Confessions) Awesome!

On St. Patrick's Day, they gave us dispensation for the corned beef as well, and I had already eaten it on Thursday night, assuming I wouldn't be allowed to eat it on Friday, and when I found out I could it on Friday, I dressed up in a head to toe green suit (polyester, from the thrift store, very sexy), went to a fabulous dressy restaurant and ordered their corned beef and cabbage just to relish in the fact that I could do it! Somehow, this gave me a lot of satisfaction. Doesn't take much, I guess...

8:10 AM  

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