So I am having a big problem, as you all well know, according the USCCB we are not obliged to abstain from meat on Fridays anymore. But one thing I am struggling with it this validity of it, since the canon law doesn’t seem to approve of it, here is what it says,
“The conference of bishops can determine more precisely the observance of fast and abstinence as well as substitute other forms of penance, especially works of charity and exercises of piety, in whole or in part, for abstinence and fast.”
To my understanding it translates to this in my scrupulous mind, “The Bishops can add but not remove things concerning fasting and abstinence” Precise=exact=detail=add…thus they cannot take away rules concerning Friday Abstinence, they can only add onto what is already there, thus the bishops new rule is invalid.
Why can’t Italians just be clear.
Please help me and end my suffering.