God help us...
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Quote:General Rules

When speaking about the current Holy Father or any previous Pope, he will be spoken of respectfully.

Any criticism of Papal actions must be done respectfully with due consideration given both to the person and office of the Pope, remembering that he is the Vicar of Christ and holds the Keys. This means referring to him as an heretic, accusing him of heresy, etc. is not allowed on this forum. Sarcastic or vitriolic comments, or anything not worthy of the dignity of the Papacy is not allowed. He should always be given the benefit of the doubt for his actions, as far as reason allows, out of respect for the Throne of Peter and the Magisterium.


No blasphemy, sacrilege, obscenity (a few "bad words" here are OK), prurience, or posts that seem (to the moderators) 1) to promote Church-banned ideologies (Communism, Nazism, socialism, usurious capitalism, Jansenism, religiously-based Zionism, dispensationalism, Noahidism, Freemasonry, racism) or 2) to promote un-Catholic attitudes and acts (vengeance, encouraging unjust wars and violence, Puritanism, misogyny, needlessly offending those who struggle with same sex attractions, needlessly inflammatory language, etc.) or 3) to needlessly expose the forum to undue scrutiny (e.g., by loose talk of insurrection, revolution, civil war, baseless conspiracy theories rather than simple reporting of facts that readers can piece together for themselves, etc.). 4) No discussion of race issues in an insensitive manner (as deemed by moderators). Moderators also frown on those who are pugilistic, sniping, snarky, always looking to find sin or scandal, never give the benefit of the doubt, vicious to good-willed non-Catholics and non-trads, and so forth. People like that will not likely last long around here. Discussion is better than arguing! If this place ceases to be joyous and fun in addition to being serious, then fuhgetaboutit. Sourpusses begone!

Another thing frowned upon around here is needlessly making enemies, the "gang-banging" mentality of group-think, the overly-critical, knee-jerk bashing of certain persons or groups that are unpopular with some trads. Slander, detraction, and attitudes that convey the idea that "X is wrong about Y; X said Z; therefore Z is wrong" are not only illogical, they're mean-spirited. Even broken clocks can be right twice a day. Please try to discuss issues instead of arguing against people. We want this place to be warm and friendly and fun.

And, please, for the love of all that's holy, cushion personal opinions and conclusions about where and how to worship, etc., in phrases such as "in my opinion" or "it seems to me" or "this is what my family has decided to do" -- and don't pretend to be speaking authoritatively unless you are known all over the world as Pope Benedict XVI. Don't generalize your personal experiences, callings, preferences, and sense of aesthetics such that what you've decided is right for you and your family with regard to worship, penance, devotions, how to dress modestly, which music to listen to, whether or not to watch TV, etc., is a must for all Catholics everywhere. The old "I live on Communion Hosts and water like St. So-and-So. Everyone should! No, everyone must! It's Church teaching! Anyone who doesn't do that isn't a 'real Catholic' or a 'real trad'!" routine won't fly here. Purveyors of such arrogance and judgmentalism will get gone.

This forum is for adult conversation about real life, for real grown-ups, with most of us having grown up in the 70s and 80s. Leave the coyness, the fake shocked expressions, the tongue-clucking, the swooning, the unwillingness to properly name body parts, the Holy Card Impersonator schtick, the "Why, I nevah" stuff (especially when you most certainly did), and other such silliness to other people's forums. Prudery won't be tolerated. Leave any Puritanism back in the hands of 17th c. Calvinists and Jansenists; we are 21st c. Catholics here, and as Hilaire Belloc wrote:

"Wherever the Catholic sun does shine,
There's music, laughter and good red wine.
At least, I've always found it so:
Benedicamus Domino!" 

 
Moderators have the right to remove posts that violate rules and other posts that are disruptive or that harm the purposes and "culture" of this forum -- and to do so without having to explain. If a post is removed or edited, do not PM moderators asking why, and don't ask why in the forum. Moderators should be respected and not sassed or argued with about how they moderate. Moderators also have the right to ban -- and will ban -- members who consistently post against rules or who disrupt the "culture" of the place, setting a tone by their posts that the moderators think do not serve the cause of Tradition or which helps create an atmosphere that does not live up to the goals of the forum owner. Do not expect an explanation as to why a ban was made.

Just a friendly reminder.
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God help us... - by rbjmartin - 03-13-2013, 05:25 PM
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Re: God help us... - by rbjmartin - 03-13-2013, 10:02 PM
Re: God help us... - by Papist - 03-13-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: God help us... - by SouthpawLink - 03-14-2013, 12:07 AM
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