SUN-TIMES: Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday meet — but you don’t need to give up chocolate

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The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, coincides this year with Valentine’s Day.

So practicing Catholics should plan to skip any romantic steak dinners that day, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago — just as they’re supposed to abstain from eating meat every year on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays during Lent.

The archdiocese — which includes Cook and Lake counties — put out an announcement on that after being asked about the rare coincidence of the secular and church holidays…”

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