Catholics can eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day

BATESVILLE, Ind. — Good news for Catholics in the area.

That’s Father Shaun Whittington from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Morris.

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has dispensed Catholics from the obligation to abstain from meat only on Friday, March 17.

Persons who wish to eat meat are free to do so on St. Patrick’s Day, but are highly encouraged to substitute some other act of atonement, such as special prayer or works of charity.