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George wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Where in the Bible does it say Catholics should not eat meat?


  { Where in the Bible does it say Catholics should not eat meat or pork? }

Eric replied:

Hi, George —

I'm a little puzzled by your question.

Catholics do not believe they should not eat meat. We are not vegetarians.

If you're referring to not eating meat on Friday during Lent, the justification is in Hebrews 13:17 and 1 Corinthians 9:27. Also see:

  • Daniel 1:12,16
  • Matthew 6:17
  • Matthew 9:15
  • Mark 2:19 and
  • Luke 5:35.

The Old Testament is replete with servants of God fasting, and Jesus assumes that his followers will fast.


George replied:

Hi, Eric —

Sorry about that; my question was written incorrectly. What I meant is:

  • Is there anywhere in the Bible where it says that we should not eat pork?

A friend of mine says it does, although he is unable to quote the prohibition in the Scriptures and
I have not been able to find anything that supports his statements.



Eric replied:

George —

That is a Jewish stricture. See Leviticus 11:7.

It does not apply to Christians.


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