A Note From the Moderator About Recent Posts

The Synod is about free discussion and we are striving to have free discussion here as well - as long as it is done charitably.

When posting always be charitable.

No one deserves to be called a heretic, schismatic, a liar or other personal derogatory term. CAF is not the place for hyperbole and ad homimem attacks

Do not make personal attacks upon the clergy, other members or anyone else.

Do not link to blogs or websites that violate the above rules.

Pray before you post. Reread your post for charity. Pray again and then click submit.

Read the rules at the top of the page for more information.

Negative and rude comments toward CAF members, clergy (deacons, priests and bishops) or toward religious and religious orders are banned.

Everyone, online and offline, deserves to be spoken to and about respectfully. However, some posters seem to feel that clergy and religious are fair game.

If you have an issue with them, take it up in private, not on this forum or any of our forums.

You may cite something from another source, if you are not using it to further an agenda. Agenda posting is not allowed.

If we deem that you are disrespectful to our clergy and religious, or that you are making a personal attack, you will receive an infraction or even a ban.

You may disagree with a cleric’s political view as long as it is done charitably.

Proof what you write before you post.

You may not make disparaging remarks about:

*]Vatican II
*]Clergy (deacons, priests and bishops) of any group
*]Religious (brothers, sisters, and nuns) of any order or congregation
*]Lawful actions and disciiplines by the Church including the historical excommunication of the SSPX. It happened. Rome explained why it happened. End of story. Rome did not put it out there for debate by the faithful.
*]Another poster or his/her ideas. You can disagree. You cannot attack,insult, ridicule or dismiss as unimportant. His opinion is as important to him as your opinion is to you.
*]Parishes, pastors, civil leaders.
*]Other religions – if you’re unsure how to speak in public about other faiths, look at the Pope Benedict XVI. He is fraternal, polite, and intellectual in discussing religious differences.
Avoid arguments that will lead to violations of charity. You don’t have to like what you read and others do not have to like what you post. But you must be civil toward each other and those who are not on the

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