Aggie Catholic gives us some good news. We don't have to abstain from eating meat tomorrow due to the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord falling on a Friday. This is great! Somehow I have managed to remember to avoid eating meat on Fridays during Lent so far this year. I am usually so very awful at remembering to abstain from eating meat on Fridays. Canon 1251 says:
Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
The Vatican has been silent on the military action in Libya. I find this quite strange since usually either the Pope or authorities in the Church speak out when a military conflict arises. Sandro Magister from ExpressOnline is even questioning this. He has further thoughts on the matter here. Do you think that the U.S., France, and Great Britain should have gone into Libya? Do you think this military action is just or unjust?
Then we have a radical priest who has crossed the line into absurdity on a number of occasions. Father Pfleger is a disgrace to the priesthood. Cardinal Francis George recently had a talk about with him about moving him from the parish, St Sabina, that he's been at for over 30 years to taking a leadership role at St. Leo High School. This "priest" plays the race card and supports extremist political causes. ChicagoNow points out that:
"Father Pfleger has indecently involved himself in numerous political causes. His favorite activism is to organize news camera grabbing pickets. He's picketed TV shows, business owners, and companies. He's called gun shop owners murderers and Threatened their lives, he's tried to get radio stations shut down, and he's erected billboards attacking musicians."