About the Catholic Forum

greenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : Policy

The purpose of this forum is to provide Catholics with an opportunity for discussions that will contribute to the deepening of our knowledge and the strengthening our faith; and secondarily, to provide non-Catholics an opportunity to ask sincere questions about the beliefs and practices of Catholicism, in a courteous Christian atmosphere. Kindly keep in mind that this is a Catholic forum, and as such is not a place for venting of anti-Catholic sentiments or ad hominem attacks. Such posts will be promptly deleted.

Spam is not acceptable, and will be deleted. Please don't respond to spammers' threads, as responding posts will be deleted with the original offensive material.

Posting anonymously is allowed, as is posting under more than one "handle". Posting under another person's "handle" in order to make it appear that they posted something when in fact they did not, is not allowed. Posting under two or more names in the same thread, to simulate a discussion or to make it appear that several people agree with your point of view is deceitful and therefore unacceptable.

Pornography, vulgarity, and profanity have no place on this forum. Posts which include such content will be deleted.

Images embedded in the text of posted messages greatly increase the download time of those threads, especially for people who do not have fast internet connections. This practice is therefore not allowed. If you wish to offer an image for viewing by interested parties, please either post a link to the image, or post the URL.

Please feel free to e-mail the moderators directly if you believe that some posted material exceeds the limits of acceptability for the forum, and the moderators do not appear to have seen it; or if you have other concerns regarding the forum. We will do our best to respond to your email, either by return email and/or by action on the forum, as appropriate. Anything that is sent to us and stated to be confidential will be treated as such.

Please act responsibly and appropriately on this forum. I truly believe that free debate is beneficial to the Faith, while censorship inhibits people's desire to post their thoughts, and may actually detract from growth in the Faith. However, I also believe it would be unacceptable to subject the majority of sincere participants to the ongoing inappropriate posts of any individual who is either incapable of or unwilling to participate according to the rules.

In Christ,

Moderators - Paul (PaulCyp@cox.net) and Ed (catholic4444@yahoo.ca)

Moderators email account - Catholic_Moderator@yahoo.com

How this System Works

This bboard software was written by Philip Greenspun and hosted for free by him started in 1995. Anyone could come in and create a forum and moderate the discussion. Most of the thousands of forums on this server were and are publicly searchable by Google and other Web indices.