Presidential hopefuls discuss Lent
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.”