Fasting and Feasting on Fridays in Lent

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Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent? In the Gospel for Mass today [Matthew 9:14-15] we hear: The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the …