An RCIA guide to fasting in Lent

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  1. As Catholics, we are required to fast only two days out of the year–Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

    This is only true for Latin Rite Catholics. Those of us in the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church have much more ascetic disciplines.

    One thing a lot of Catholics don’t know is that every Friday of the year is still designated as a penitential day. We are supposed to do some penitential act, such as abstaining from meat. The difference between today and my childhood is that the penitential act can be anything we want.

    It should be noted that in the US, Latin Rite Catholics are “urged” but not required to partake in the Friday penance. (See #24 of Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence, USCCB)

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