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1.
Derogatory term referring to religious individuals who follow the Catholic faith and pick and choose which doctrines of the Church they wish to follow and which ones they don't.
"Well, I'm against abortion, euthanasia, and homosexual marriages... But contraceptives are alright in my book."

"You reek of Cafeteria Catholicism -- We're not running a buffet! You can't just go in and get what you want..."
by Mel November 30, 2005
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2.
The practice of refusing to eat meat on friday (because it is often recycled -- Tuesday's meatballs make Friday's Shepherd's Pie) when dining in a cafeteria.
Dude, that meat loaf looks nasty. Good thing I'm practicing Cafeteria Catholicism.
by aaaacarpet December 04, 2005
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