Corned Beef and Cabbage are banned by the Catholics.
Well at least the corned beef.
The two occasions meet this year. March 17 marks the celebration of St. Patrick -- known as the Apostle of Ireland
for his years of missionary work there -- and it also is a celebration of all things Irish and even green. This March 17, since it falls on a Friday in Lenten, also is a time of penitence.
However, many bishops advised Catholics over age 14, who are required to abstain from meat on Friday, to do an extra act of charity or penance in exchange for eating meat.
So its like getting a "out of jail card".
Cause the Irish like to Celebrate !!!