We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $17,296 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Ohio removes pork from prison meals following Muslim’s lawsuit

Catholic World News - October 06, 2011

Following a lawsuit by a Muslim death-row inmate who alleged his religious freedom was being violated, Ohio officials have decided to remove pork from meals throughout the state prison system. A spokeswoman for the prison system explained that removing pork ensured that Muslim prisoners would not have to eat food that has come into contact with pork products.

“It seems like we’re letting a small group make the rules when it really isn’t in the best interest of the rest of prisoners,” said the executive director of the Ohio Pork Producers Council.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($17,296 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,703.70
49% 51%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 07, 2011 11:51 PM ET USA

    Ridiculous. Skip the pork that day,dude! To be fully compliant,the state would be unable to serve any products made with gelatin,also.

  • Posted by: imanxufan9901 - Oct. 07, 2011 8:16 AM ET USA

    Tell me this is a joke! Now they,the muslims,are controlling the prisons.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Snowbound thoughts on natural law 5 hours ago
The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' 18 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12