Religion: Laws Relaxed

Because of war conditions and especially the rationing of food, the Roman Catholic Church's laws of fast and abstinence have been relaxed in various U.S. dioceses, in some just for Lent, in others for the duration. Said a typical announcement, issued by the Bishop of Albany, N.Y., the Most Rev. Edmund F. Gibson: ". . .Those who avail themselves of this dispensation should be encouraged to perform, especially during Lent, some other voluntary acts of mortification and penance. . . .


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