It seems obvious that the governing body relaxed the Friday/meat constraints to better reflect the capabilities & desires of certain members of the CoT.
On the Fridays outside of Lent the U.S. bishops conference obtained the permission of the Holy See for Catholics in the US to substitute a penitential, or even a charitable, practice of their own choosing.
That's fine, assurance level should always match risk. But I bet traditional providers think of this as the first step on the way to federation purgatory.
Me, I gave up sarcasm for Lent.
I've already forgiven myself.