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Archbishop McQuaid’s Lenten Regulations, 1953
Most Rev. John Charles McQuaid, D.D. Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland
Dublin, 12th February, 1953.
I. The Season of Lent is set aside by the Church as a time of special prayer and penance. Usually, the Church prescribes the penance of fasting. If it is not possible to fast, other penances and works of charity ought with prudence to be undertaken by young and old alike. The general behaviour of a Catholic during Lent should be that of a person, who, at this season, keeps constantly in mind the Passion and Death of Our Divine Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
II. This year the general law of the Church concerning Lenten Fast and Abstinence is to be observed in this Diocese.
III. The following regulations are to be regarded as stating the law of the Church for those who are able to fast, without danger to their health, or without undue strain upon their source of income.
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