I wanted to add to an older post with the same title, but read in the guidelines that this should not be done in the forum… it isn’t such an old post though, form June.
Aynway I had asked about older fast days and whether a local Bishops’ Conference could reinstate them by pain of sin, which I learned would be possible.
Now my additional question would be: Could an even smaller authority reinstate them too, that is, a local pastor?
The question comes up now going towards the eve of the Assumption, that also used to be an obligatory fast day. I am living in the same country where I used to be on that day the last years as well, when I had been told by the local priest that it was no longer obligatory (but still quite some people practice it at least to some degree here, I get the feeling).
Now I have moved to a different part of town, or better, to the city (before I was like in a msller town nearby). It is under the same Bishop though. Now the question is must I ask at the local church here whether or not fasting is necessary?
I have had a lot of problems with scrupulosity so I want to avoid asking if it is not necessary.
And in case somebody is going to tell me, just do the fast it is good anyway - for me fasting is very hard and I would have to think about whether or not it would be wise health-wise (for Good Friday a preist had told me I need not fast; but now I would have to think it over anew, if I would be strong enough etc… so if I don’t have to I’d rather not… )
So would you ask because you have moved to a different community under the same Bishop?
p.s. this in not in the U.S.