30 years ago in U.S. Catholic: Don't let Lent pass you by
By Ken Maafe
This article appeared in the March 1984 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 49, No. 3, pages 12-13).
My father had an enduring love for the church and a healthy skepticism about some of its leaders’ decisions. Thus, every time he had to do without meat (in those days it was every Friday, not just during Lent), he would begin to rail against certain unnamed Italian cardinals.