Perhaps you can help me on this one:
Eating dinner at a restaurant this evening (Friday, during Lent moreover), I ordered a shrimp dish. After having eaten a good share of it, perhaps half, I noticed that there was also either ham or Canadian bacon in the dish. Now, I know I’m not culpable for what I had eaten before that due to my own ignorance.
However, I faced a quandary here. I’d likely eaten too much to send it back and order something else. Moreover, that would have been wasteful of food and of my own money. Thus I finished the meal and figured I’d bring it to my confessor for his judgment.
What’s your opinion here: mortal sin, venial sin, or no sin?