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Be Suspicious About Some ‘Lent-Friendly’ Fish Sandwiches

Some fast-food restaurants use oil rendered from animals to cook fish sandwiches that are otherwise pitched at Catholics during Lent, according to, which asked several restaurants how they prepare certain types of sandwiches.

Roman Catholics aren’t supposed to eat meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays during Lent, and Good Friday (which technically isn’t during Lent).

Juices and liquids from animal meat don’t violate the letter of the law, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, but the bishops’ web site leaves it up to individual consciences to determine whether they violate the spirit.



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