A Catholic individual, typically poorly catechised, from the Latin Rite or other. Said Catholic will pick and choose what he chooses to believe in in regards to the faith. Typically they will deny or mutilate revealed truths in order to justify their sinful lifestyles.
John is a cafeteria Catholic, he believes in the Magesterium but he thinks women should be allowed to be ordained.
A term used by stupid Fundamentalist Catholics in order to insult intelligent Catholics who do not just blindly except everything they are told, and can reason things out, instead of believing a literal interpretation of the bible, or except every religious leaders opinions.
Im proud to be a Cafeteria Catholic, it means I am intelligent.