Archdiocese of Milwaukee weighs in on eating plant-based meat during Lent

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – February 28 marks the first Friday of the 2020 Lenten season.

It’s a day when Catholics are supposed to abstain from eating meat. Now that there’s several plant-based meat options that look and taste like meat, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is weighing if those options follow the Friday rule.

“My sense is if you consciously understand you know, even plant-based meats, if you consciously understand, that it is meat that you’re giving up, whether you eat plant-based or you don’t eat plant-based, the idea is you’re supposed to be penitential, you’re supposed to be sacrificial," Archbishop Jerome Listecki said. "So that’s the thing that should be embedded in your sense whenever you do anything."

Instead of eating meat on Friday, many chose to go to a fish fry.

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