All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Monday, March 13, 2006

Let Them Eat Meat

Maine Catholics have been given the green-light to eat corned beef this St. Patrick's Day, which falls on Friday. Bishop Richard J. Malone has granted a special dispensation allowing them to skip meat on Wednesday, instead.
Peter Geaghan, the owner of Bangor's unofficial Irish pub that has borne his family's name for 30 St. Patrick's Days, welcomed the news of Malone's decision.

"God bless him," Geaghan said Saturday, as he wiped his hands on his apron.

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Chris Geaghan, owner of the Whig & Courier in downtown Bangor, was a bit more philosophical about the bishop's dispensation than his brother was.

"It's very ecumenical of him," he said. [Link]
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