I had to make a lunch for my son today and had told him Thursday morning that since it was Friday, he'd have to have clam chowder instead of his usual chicken soup. Then I read yesterday that because today was the Feast of the Annunciation, the usual Lenten discipline requiring abstinence from meat had been lifted. So I offered him a choice last night, chicken soup or clam chowder, assuming he would choose the former."Nope," he said, with his usual tongue in cheek style."I'm going to be a real Catholic.""Well the pope says it's okay," I replied."Well who says I have to listen to the pope?"I can already tell it's going to be a long adolescence....

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