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Generally speaking, fasting is mandatory on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday (as applicable) under post-Vatican II regulations. However, mandatory fasting / abstinence may vary by region. Contact your parish or diocese for requirements specific to your area.
Note: While not strictly required, Catholics may be urged to follow the traditional fasting / abstinence practices voluntarily.
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» Fasting / Abstinence / Partial Abstinence (See 'Traditional Practices')
» Catholic Definitions (Fasting, Abstinence, Etc.)
» Reflections: Fasting | Fasting / Abstinence | Prayer & Fasting | Mortification [CB] | Mortification [CL] | Mortification [IH]
» Fasting (Biblical References)
» Fast / Fasting (Topical Scripture)
» For Eucharistic Fast Information, Try Here
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» Selections From the Baltimore Catechism
» Days of Fasting, Abstinence (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Are Some Excused From Fasting? / What To Do In Cases Of Doubt? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Are Those Not Obligated To Fast Exempt From All Mortification? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Fasting Before Communion ('Quick Help' Page)
» Is It Ever Allowed To Receive Holy Communion When Not Fasting? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Where Can I Find Information On Fasting? ('Quick Help' Page)
» Ember Days (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Rogation Days (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Black Fast (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» Mortification (Definition) ['Quick Help' Page]
» A Hidden Danger in Relaxed Pre-Mass Fasting (User-Submitted Article)
» "To Fast or Feast? Examining Friday Night Meals at the Parish" (User-Submitted Article)
» Topic Pages: Sin | Lent | Ash Wednesday | Good Friday
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