December 2, 2016 by frbillnicholas CATHOLIC BASICS with Fr. Bill – Fasting and Abstinance PRECEPTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Precept #4 “You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence as established by the Church.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2043 What are Fasting and Abstinence? Why is Fasting Important? What is the Practice Today? What is the “Rule” for Fasting and Abstinence for Adults Over the Age of 60 and Children Under the Age of 14?