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Pope Paul VI relaxed the restrictions, he allowed Catholics of the Latin Rite to consume meat on Fridays (outside of Lent) if they did not find it spiritually helpful, however he did require that they substitute the abstaining from Meat on Friday be replaced by some other suitable act of penance and mortification, which would remind us of the passion and death of our Lord on the original Good Friday (or as the Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholics call it Great Friday)

By default anyone who does not participate in another form of mortification of their own choosing, is still bound to abstain from meat, as they have not substituted the abstinence with another act.