So my sister calls me yesterday and here is our conversation:
Sister: Do Catholics eat meat on Ash Wednesday?
Me: No. We abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent.
Sister: I knew about the Friday thing, but I didn’t know about Ash Wednesday. Are you sure?
Me: Yes, I’m sure. Why do you ask? Do you have Catholics coming over for dinner tomorrow?
Sister: No, the local rib restaurant is having a great deal on ribs through Thursday, and I figure if we go tomorrow it will be less crowded.
Always willing to do my part to educate non-Catholics about Catholic beliefs and practices…