And it is certainly one of my favorites. Today is the day we have the reading at Mass from the Acts of the Apostles. In it, Saint Peter is being chastised by some for going over to A Gentiles' house and eating their food. But St. Pete, beloved by true foodees everywhere, told them about a vision he had from God. "Something resembling a large sheet coming down, lowered from the sky by its four corners . . . I observed and saw the four legged animals of earth . . . and a voice say to me, 'Slaughter and eat.'"
"Certainly not," said our intrepid hero, "nothing unclean will enter my mouth!"
But God said to him, "What God has made clean you are not to call profane!"
This happened THREE TIMES.
That means its all free game.
And pig is no longer off limits. Thus was the Church to embrace bacon. And now, those in the know, (which now includes YOU) celebrate this annual feast called Baconmas day!
Thank you to Fr. Thomas for reminding me.