Should a Catholic cafetaria sell meat dishes on Lenten Fridays?


#1

Should a Catholic hospital or university cafeteria sell meat dishes on Fridays during Lent? Would this be material cooperation with sinful acts?


#2

Such cafeterias serve a wider public than Catholics alone, and it is perfectly fine for those non-Catholics to eat meat on Lenten Fridays. So, no, it would not be wrong for Catholic cafeterias to sell meat dishes on Lenten Fridays. However, it would be a courtesy to the Catholic patrons for the management to post a sign reminding Catholics that this is a Lenten Friday and therefore Catholics are required to abstain from meat.


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