Here at CAF, I frequently read that a Catholic “can never do something evil so that something good may come about.”
Which puts me, and others in a dilemma.
My dilemma pertains to lying when ordering in restaurants so I can have something safe to eat.
I am strict VEGAN.
Most eateries in my area do not have vegan options.
Also, based on my knowing people who work in the restaurant industry, they will lie to customers about ingredients to vegans/vegetarians
Yes, I can prepare most of my meals, and I DO, but at times it is NOT POSSIBLE.
This is how I handled myself last time I ate out … I said I had allergies (to dairy). **Once a person says they have allergies, the restaurant will prepare a dish free of the offending ingredients. **
I know it’s a sin to lie, but I needed to eat, and needed to have something that was safe for me.
Will be going to confession tomorrow, so I’m thinking of this.
Would appreciate any comments.