Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Indult Scorecard, Master List

OK, so as the Blessed Feast is almost upon us, it's time for a recounting and compiling of the various scorecards for the most important indult of them all.

Let's face it, it's gotten these pages and their impoverished scribe a lot of press -- NCR is latest on the bandwagon.... Then again, this is one of those things Catholic which matters to the lives of a lot more people than the internecine drivel usually covered on forums such as these in an apocalyptic fashion.

Now, some of these will have strings attached, but this is just a list of places where permission to partake of the Sacred Corned Beef on a Lenten Friday has been conceded in one form or another. It is by no means the definitive listing, but -- as is usually the case here -- it's the closest thing you'll find to one.... If in doubt, call your chancery or parish, and while you're at it, please let me know.

In no particular order, The Corned Beef Indult has been granted in and for the following Sees in the United States:
Philadelphia, Boston, Lincoln, Lansing, Erie, Cincinnatti, the Military Services, St. Paul and Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Kansas City-St. Joseph, Kansas City in Kansas, Detroit, Providence, Madison, Fall River, Washington, Rockville Centre, Brooklyn, Fort Wayne-South Bend, New York, Omaha, San Francisco, Savannah, Peoria, Rochester, Los Angeles, Orange, Springfield in Illinois, Jefferson City, Nashville, Orlando, Portland in Oregon, Altoona-Johnstown, Wilmington, Chicago, Milwaukee, Arlington, Monterey in California, Metuchen, Newark, Seattle, Norwich, Oklahoma City, Honolulu, Columbus, Belleville, Fort Worth, LaCrosse, Superior, Bridgeport, Dallas, St. Augustine, Allentown, Portland in Maine, Kalamazoo, San Bernardino, Green Bay, St. Louis, Saginaw, Scranton, Des Moines, Davenport, Grand Rapids, Mobile, Atlanta, Tucson, Paterson, Palm Beach, Albany, Richmond, Phoenix, San Antonio, Toledo, Raleigh, Great Falls-Billings, Baltimore, Rockford, Hartford, Memphis, Galveston-Houston, St. Cloud, Little Rock, Worcester and -- last but not least -- Buffalo and Greensburg....
That's 83 of 197.

Go raibh maith to everyone who's lent a hand and Happy St. Paddy's Day!