ASK FATHER: Friday penance on flight across International Date Line

Posted January 16, 2019 11:38 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Friday penance on flight across International Date Line

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have the privilege of traveling to Western Australia for work in a few weeks and during my trip I will skip Friday. I leave the US on a flight on Thursday and after an almost 18 hour flight land on Saturday morning. So my question is am I obliged to a Friday Penance (normally I abstain from meat) if I don’t “have” a Friday that week?
I, too, am facing a flight across the International Date Line.
When you travel, we try to observe the law in the place where we are.  In the day of fast travel, zooming

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