......is it permissible eat hot cross buns on Good Friday or not?
|Does it also make you hot and cross |
when these are eaten on Good Friday?
In my book it's a definite no! How can you indulge in consuming these delicious spiced buns on a day of fasting, abstinence and penance? And you cannot get away with it by arguing the case that, because they are adorned with a cross sign it is all approved by Holy Mother Church.
Yet I know many Catholics (from both ends of the spectrum) who will eat hot cross buns as part of the tradition of Good Friday. They are conning themselves, it breaks with tradition, it is wrong.
By the way, please do not think that I am being bunphobic - I have a passion for these things but save it until Holy Saturday!