Comments Policy

We would like the American Catholic to be a place where Catholics from various perspectives (and anyone of good will) may constructively discuss the issues that unite and divide us. The subjects we cover produce strong feelings, and we want to make sure all disagreement is handled charitably. Please always assume the good intentions of the other person, especially when you disagree, and avoid personal attacks. All ISPs are recorded and disruptive commentators will be regretfully blocked.

Comment Code of Conduct

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for everyone, especially toward those with whom I disagree—even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with others’ ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others’ beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

We will administer a three (3) strikes and you’re out policy:

1) First Strike will be a posted warning and moderation of your future comment(s).

2) Second Strike will be a deletion of your comment.

3) Third and final Strike will be a ban from commenting on American Catholic.

Thank you all for making the American Catholic a forum of charity.

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