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The obipos of the USA allow to eat meat this Lent because the coronavirus already supposes a sacrifice | Global World Blog

What greater sacrifice than spending weeks locked up at home because of the coronavirus? The bishops of several dioceses in the United States must have asked themselves, who in recent days have lifted part of the restrictions of Lent. A bishop of New Jersey, with 600,000 faithful in his diocese of Metuchen, has allowed meat to be eaten on Fridays, except that of April 10 because it is Good Friday. The numbers of the epidemic in the United States have grown exponentially in recent days.

“Given the difficulties in obtaining some types of food and the many other sacrifices that we are suddenly undergoing, I have granted a dispensation from abstaining from eating meat on Fridays for the remainder of Lent,” Bishop James F. Checchio has published. , on the Twitter account of his diocese. Abstaining from eating meat is one of the precepts of the liturgical season that precedes Holy Week.

As collected The Washington Post, Many other bishops have granted dispensations. A Louisiana state bishop, Shelton J. Fabre, believes that the coronavirus has put “most, if not all” of its faithful in a situation that complicates making food, “including alternatives to meat.” In a pastoral message, he also pointed out that “the rise in the price of fish and shellfish, and even the risk of going shopping without putting health at risk” clearly “make it difficult” to comply with the precept, and he has so stated in the Web page from the diocese of Houma Thibodaux. Of them, those who eat meat can compensate with charity or pious works, the religious recalled.

The American newspaper details other consequences in religious practice of the coronavirus crisis, such as the concern of many priests that, by imposing ash on the foreheads of his faithful as is customary on Ash Wednesday, could facilitate contagion. Since the beginning of March, and in line with what happened in other countries, numerous Catholic churches in the United States, more than 50 million people, they stopped allowing the wine consecrated during the Eucharist to be drunk from the chalice, a practice that, in the case of the Greek Orthodox Church it has continued to be practiced.


This is the low-calorie bata cubata ’that triumphs among young people: drunk like a beer and tastes like vodka | ICON

Unlike the sophistication of the craft beers that dominated the past decade, a simple drink made up of basic alcohol, carbonated water, and low calories makes its way. Is named hard seltzer (hard soda), it has 5 degrees, 100 cal and is suitable for celiacs. These times of fervor to lead a healthy life already have the drink that represents them. The ingredients are cheap alcohol, water, bubbles and a splash of something that makes it taste like various fruits.

There is no secret formula or aging in barrels or family that passes the know-how from generation to generation. The ‘seltzer’ is drunk from the can in the same way that a beer is consumed in a barbecue or in the queue of a joint

The leading brand is called White Claw, it is packaged in a narrow and elongated 355 ml can and costs $ 1.25 (just over a euro). It looks like an energy drink, drunk like a beer, and tastes of vodka. Here there is no secret formula, no aging in barrels, no family that passes the know-how from generation to generation. The differentiation, and this is the change with respect to the rise of craft beers in the two thousand and ten, lies in absolute simplicity. The seltzer it is drunk from the can in the same way that a beer is consumed in a barbecue or in the queue of a joint.

White Claw going straight. Describe the product as the alternative to vodka with soda. There is, in fact, already a name for the combination of vodka, soda (sparkling water to which baking soda is added to make it taste more salty) and a slice of lime. Is named skinny bitch, which translates to slim bitch: a terminology from another time that associated a low-calorie cocktail with a skinny woman. In the 1990s, attempts were made to have low-grade beverages to rival beer. One of them was Zima, launched in 1993 by the Colorado Coors brewer and very similar to the drink that has been talked about before, and another, better known in Europe, Bacardi’s Breezer. They all carried the sambenito de bitch beer. That was before. Waiters have long failed to place Coca-Cola Zero by default on the woman’s side.

Consumers of hard seltzerAccording to a survey with a sample of 1,000 young people carried out by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, they are divided equally between women and men. Very different from what happened 25 years ago. Coors, in an attempt in the 1990s to attract male clients, created Zima Gold. Advertised that it tasted like bourbon. Three months lasted on the shelves.

YouTube, do your magic

Trevor Wallace, a youtuber and a California comedian with a million subscribers, he gave it a boost last summer without meaning to. He uploaded a parody video in which he mocked the drink and sales increased. Hala, $ 1.5 billion turnover in 2019, according to the company itself. The brand denied it was an advertisement. Wallace wanted a piece of the cake and started selling T-shirts with a slogan that he himself had created in the video: Ain’t no laws when you’re drinking Claws (There are no rules when you drink Claws). White Claw urged him to stop marketing. Months later he signed for Natural Light, one of his competitors. This is the end of the alcohol soda war.

Trevor Wallace, ‘youtuber’ and Californian comedian, inadvertently gave this drink a boost last summer. He uploaded a parody video mocking her and sales increased

The spiked seltzer, as this team is also known, had its clumsy moment at the end of last summer. The slogan that created the youtuber gave so that the policemen of some cities of the USA were made funny. Agents from Portland, Maine, released a Tweet in which they warned that “the laws were valid even if a citizen was drinking White Claw”. Norwood Police in Cincinnati joined in with a post on Facebook where they wanted to “clear up the confusion among young people, particularly young women”. How well we were doing.

This alcoholic beverage with fewer calories than a beer is not the latest occurrence from California and it is predicted to be more successful than its predecessors in the 1990s. A couple of months ago he settled in the UK. Corona just launched its own hard seltzer in four flavors. Coors wants to redeem himself with Vizzy, which has been available since last month. And Budweiser, the brand with the most beers in the US, has created Bud Light Seltzer. Carlos Brito, general director of the latter’s parent company, admitted in the Financial Times his somewhat forced landing: “The same thing happened to us with craft beer ten years ago. We started from behind but we caught up. “

There are microbreweries that react. They play with the origin of the yeast with which alcohol is produced and with the additive that gives it the fruity flavor. One from Chicago, Solemn Oath, has incorporated Valencia orange juice in one of its versions. With how easy everything was.

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