Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It's placed on the liturgical calendar 19 days after the Feast of Pentecost.
It's observed as a penitential day traditionally echoing some of the themes from Good Friday.
Friday, remember, is still a day of abstinence. The teaching is that abstaining from meat is still in effect. However, those who choose not to do, may REPLACE THE ABSTINENCE WITH A PENITENTIAL ACT.
And even though Summer is a time for reckless abandon, abstain from meat today. Even though it seems to be a Summer food...
|This is a plot to tempt Catholics from abstaining. The beach! The surf. THE MEAT TRAY! AHHHH!!!|