My wife ( a cradle Catholic) and I (a convert) are in disagreement about what the Church says about fasting/no meat on Fridays outside of the Lenten season.
My said she remembers her parish priest saying it is now okay to eat meat on Fridays outside of Lent.
I heard priests on EWTN say the Church never changed its position about no meat and fasting. You are still supposed to do so, but you can do an act of charity instead.
What’s the real story (with appropriate documentation/references please)?