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Presidential hopefuls discuss Lent

Catholic World News - March 10, 2011

Six potential presidential candidates have discussed their observance-- or non-observance-- of the season of Lent.

“I have a regular routine for Lent of attending Mass at least three times a week plus stations of the cross on Fridays,” said former Sen. Rick Santorum. “I also refrain from eating the foods I enjoy the most – all types of breads and sweets.”

“I think as Baptists we find it hard to give up anything,” said former Gov. Mike Huckabee. “I’m trying to be a little more health-conscious; I have been less so than I should have been. So that is my primary project right now.”

“I do observe Lent, and my family and I have traditionally sacrificed something during these weeks leading up to Easter Sunday,” added former Gov. Sarah Palin, who was baptized as a Catholic but later raised as a Protestant. “Catholic baptism and catechism classes have stuck with me internally.”

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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Mar. 10, 2011 6:35 PM ET USA

    Maybe Sarah will just give up, period.

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