First check to make sure another thread has not already been started on the topic and that you are placing your thread in the correct forum. The moderator will not move your thread for you after the fact.

Threads here must begin with a link to a news article and the title of the thread must be the same as the news article, as per forum rules. See the forum rules posted at the top of the forum for more information.

Threads in the In the News sub-forums must begin with a recent news article. Avoid blogs or commentaries.

Guidelines on posting news articles to Catholic Answer Forums:
*]Stay on the topic of the forum you are posting in. If you are going to post an article, make sure you are placing it in the correct forum.
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*]Since the News forums are supposed to be about national and world news that is of interest to Catholics as Catholics, we would prefer that all news stories that are posted be at least tangentially related to Catholic doctrine or morals Where tie in to Catholic doctrine or morals in the thread may not be obvious to the moderating staff, please explain it in the body of your original post. This will help in our moderating the forum.
[/LIST]It is very common in the forum for people to accuse critics of President Obama of racism. It is unproductive and as a general rule not allowed in the forum.

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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.

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

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You may not make disparaging remarks about:

*]Vatican II
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*]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.
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The rules for starting new threads in the In the News sub forums; to post a thread the first post should:

  1. Start with a news story from a reliable public news site, not a blog or a commentary
  2. The title of the thread matches the title of the news article
  3. The post doesn’t violate any of the rules on charity or any other forum rule.


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