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Important Notice: This page is incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site. Please read carefully. Reminder: By using this site you indicate agreement to all our terms. Note: Some Q & A items may be dependent upon other Q & A items that precede / follow.


Q. What are this site's terms of use? 

A. Click here for terms of use.

Q. Can I use this site and not agree to all your terms?

A. No. You may not use this site (or any related materials) without agreeing to all our terms. By the very act of using this site (or associated materials), you indicate agreement to all our terms.

Q. Participating on this site involves risk. What tips do you offer to help minimize these risks?

A. To help minimize these risks, we recommend a careful review of our terms, tips, guidelines, FAQs, recommendations, Q & A's, cautions, etc. on all applicable pages. Unfortunately, however, you may encounter various problems despite your diligence. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Q. What is purpose of this site? What are its goals?

A. Click here for more information.

Q. What is the mission of this site?

A. Click here for our mission statement.

Q. Is this site run by the Catholic Church?

A. No. This site is run by Catholic laity. For more information about this site, click here.

Q. Does "community" in the "Catholic Community Center" refer to a "small faith community"?

A. No! There is no relation whatsoever. This site is tradition-minded, whereas the concept of "small faith communities" may be a modern concept that is sometimes used by modernists in an attempt to "destroy the hierarchical nature of the Church". Our use of the term may primarily refer to a sharing of information / tips / etc. among lay Catholics who share common values in the spirit of Ecclesiasticus 37:15-16 "But be continually with a holy man, whomsoever thou shalt know to observe the fear of God, Whose soul is according to thy own soul: and who, when thou shalt stumble in the dark, will be sorry for thee." [DR Trans.]

Q. Does the term "online oasis" mean you don't discuss hell or other 'negative' topics?

A. No! This site may be referred to as an "online oasis" precisely because we are willing to discuss all important aspects of truth - including sin, hell, judgment, etc. Also, our goal is for this site to be free of malicious items, dissident/progressive/heretical items, etc. Also, we ask that respect be shown to all God's creatures (born and unborn, young and old, sinners and saints, human creatures and animal creatures, etc.). We try to provide a 'safe' environment for Catholics and avoid the lack of charity that so pervades many newsgroups, blogs, etc. - without sacrificing any truth and without promoting any false/damaging practices / ideologies / etc. (e.g. false ecumenism, religious indifferentism, etc.).

Q. How do I use this site?

A. To use this site, you should first read all terms / FAQs / etc. You should also visit the Reception Desk (click here). When you are ready to visit a section, note that they may be accessed from the side bar (scroll up). Be sure to follow all instructions we have provided. If you ever need help, consider the many help resources that are available (try here for assistance). We hope you will spend some time here and enjoy the site!

Q. What are some things I can do on this site?

A. Click here for a variety of things which may be done on this site. Click here for section information. Click here for Help indexes. Click here for 'Where to Contribute Posts'.

Q. How can I get an introduction to this site?

A. Please stop by the reception desk for an introduction to this site (click here)

Q. How can I visit the reception desk?

A. Click here for the reception desk.

Q. What browser / resolution / etc. do you recommend for viewing this site?

A. Click here for technical information.

Q. What are some benefits of this site over newsgroups, blogs, etc.?

A. Try here for more information.

Q. Is this site free to use?

A. Yes. Click here for more information.

Q. Do you have to register to use this site?

A. No. No registration is required.

Q. Does this site have an imprimatur?

A. Click here for imprimatur information.

Q. Where can I find out some statistics regarding this site?

A. Try here for 'Did You Know?' information.

Q. I've heard this is a "safe" site? What does that mean?

A. While we cannot guarantee that any element of this site is "safe" for any particular person(s), references to this site being "safe" may refer to the fact that content may be somewhat filtered, that users are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct, that our goal is to be free from heterodox / dissident / etc. content, etc. While our goal is certainly for this site to be "safe", we cannot make any promises / guarantees / warranties / etc. whatsoever about this site. And, in fact, we warn that various items may actually be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Q. How can I find out more about this site's 'Code of Conduct'?

A. Click here for 'Code of Conduct' information.

Q. How do I view your 'acknowledgements' page?

A. Click here to view the acknowledgements page.

Q. How may this site be accessed?

A. This site may be addressed via various domain names. Click here for more information.

Q. Where can I get more information on this site's sections?

A. Click here for section information.

Q. How can I visit the Catholic Community Center sections?

A. Click here for section information.

Q. How can I obtain information about a particular section?

A. Click here for section information.

Q. How can I view this site's privacy statement?

A. Click here for our privacy statement.

Q. Where can I find out more about copyright permissions?

A. Click here for more information.

Q. Are there any employment opportunities available on this site?

A. If there are any employment opportunities available, we may list them on the Notices page (click here). Do NOT send any resumes or inquiry letters unless we specifically indicate that employment opportunities are available. Any resumes / inquiries / etc. that we did not specifically request may be automatically discarded.

Q. Is this a non-profit site?

A. No.

Q. Why does this site retain the purple color even after a change in liturgical seasons?

A. While purple is the color of penitential seasons, purple is also the color of royalty and the motto of this site is Christ the King.

Q. What is your desired relationship to other Catholic sites?

A. Our desired relationship to other good Catholics sites is cooperative, not competitive. Note that we also prefer not to "reinvent the wheel" - if another site is doing something exceptionally well, we may prefer to link to it (e.g. in the Catholic Links Section) rather than create our own version of it.

Q. Why doesn't my post appear?

A. Remember that posts don't appear immediately and that long delays (especially in certain sections) are not unexpected. Note that you should check the following links each day for notices of planned outages / posting restrictions / alerts / etc.: Notices | MCS Calendar | Site Update | Daily Digest. Also note that posts may be rejected for a variety of reasons. For more on this topic, click here.

Q. My last post (or posts) did not appear on the site. Why not?

A. Please remember that there are a variety of reasons that posts not appear on the site. Reasons include (but are not limited to): too many similar posts, post has not yet been processed, post does not meet guidelines, technical difficulties, post seems questionable, user has been blocked from posting, space considerations, post was subject to auto rejection, etc. Note that if your post does not appear, it does not necessarily mean that your post was unacceptable. Remember that we do not guarantee that any particular submission will appear on the site. There are a variety of reasons why a valid post may not appear. If your post does not appear, do NOT resubmit. [Note: Please note that long processing delays (especially in certain sections) are not unexpected.] For more on posting problems, try here

Q. Do posts appear on this site immediately?

A. No. Remember that posts may be subject to processing and are not guaranteed to appear. Posts that do appear on the site do not appear immediately (and may not appear for a long time). Note that long processing delays (especially in certain sections) are not unexpected. As indicated, new posts may appear within 72 hours, however, it may take 10 days or more for new submissions to appear, especially during our busiest times. Be assured that we prefer to keep this time period to a minimum, however, it may depend greatly on our resources & support. If you would like to support this site at little or no cost, visit frequently, invite friends, invite businesses and consider other no-cost ways of supporting this site. For more information, click here. Reminder: do not contact us regarding the status of your submission and do not resubmit. 

Q. How long will my post appear on the site?

A. For a general guidelines regarding non-commercial user posts, consider our timetables (click here). For commercial section 'target cycles', click here.

Q. Do you guarantee that any post will appear on this site?

A. We do not guarantee that any post whatsoever will appear on this site. 

Q. How long does it take for submitted posts to appear on this site? / When will my post appear?

A. It may take any amount of time for posts to be appear. Of course, our goal is for all appropriate posts to appear as soon as possible, but this is necessarily limited by our resources / scheduling / volume of posts / etc. Note that posts in certain sections may generally take longer to appear. Also remember that not all posts which are submitted will appear on this site

Q. I am upset that it is taking too long to display my post - what should I do?

A. Sorry, but we cannot guarantee that any post will appear on this site, that it will appear in/at any given time, that it will appear for any length of time, or that it will appear continuously. Remember that by submitting a post, you agree to all our terms.

Q. What should I do if my post doesn't appear?

A. For more on posting problems, try here. Note that if your post does not appear, do not submit it again*. You should first simply wait, as we may be behind in processing. If it still doesn't appear, you may try posting in another section about another topic (assuming you have not been banned from posting). [* If your post does not appear after you have carefully submitted it according to all guidelines, you should not submit it again. Note, however, that in certain (presumably) rare cases - e.g. technical difficulties on our end - it may be acceptable to submit another similar post (waiting at least 90 days from your first submission). When submitting the second time, be sure to take extra steps to ensure that it meets all our guidelines and be certain that you have carefully reviewed all our notices, etc. before submitting your post. If your second submission also does not appear on the site, do not submit the post again.]

Q. Will you tell me why my post does not appear?

A. Sorry, but we cannot answer questions concerning the appearance (or non appearance) of individual posts. For more information, try here.

Q. Is the determination regarding whether or not a post may appear on the site final?

A. Yes.

Q. Are all those who submit posts on this site Catholic?

A. No. Remember non-Catholics may post in certain sections where this is allowed (e.g. Prayer Requests Section, Give & Take Section, etc.) (Why?). However, non-Catholics should not post regarding any religious matters, submit unCatholic/anti-Catholic content, submit content deemed inappropriate for a Catholic site, submit content in areas restricted to Catholics, etc. Also those notoriously engaged in unCatholic / anti-Catholic activities should not submit posts. We may further restrict participation by non-Catholics at our sole option. Note that it is not possible for us to limit posts on this site to Catholics (clearly it would be impossible for us to verify the Catholicity of all users of this site). Besides, there are various benefits of allowing non-Catholics to post (e.g. they may be encouraged to visit other areas of the site and learn more about the Catholic faith). 

Q. Do I have to be Catholic to post or advertise on this site?

A. You do not need to be Catholic to post or advertise on various sections of this site. Certain sections, however, are limited to Catholics.

Q. Do you allow "progressive" Catholics to post?

A. While we do our best to provide an "online oasis" for all Catholics, we may have to limit participation by those who wish to change the Church into something other than the Faith of our fathers. So called "progressives / liberals" are welcome to post useful items on this site, but are not welcome to submit items not in keeping with the perennial Catholic faith. Remember that all submissions may be subject to review by us and those who violate our policies and/or submit unsuitable items may be banned from future posting on this site. Note: We may allow some "progressive" churches (e.g. in the Church Talk Section) if they seem to have some items useful for Catholics (e.g. relic collections, works of art, etc.). We do, however, warn Catholics about attending any liturgical functions at these churches or being otherwise "infected with modernism" as a result of their visit.

Q. Must I be Catholic to post in sections in which add pages are labeled 'Roman Catholics Only'?

A. Yes, you must be Catholic to post in sections in which add pages are labeled 'Roman Catholics Only'. If you submit posts which do not meet our guidelines (or which we otherwise deem inappropriate), your posts may be subject to auto rejection. Further, we may ban you from future posting on this site.

Q. If you limit some posts to Catholics, might I have to prove to you that I am Catholic?

A. At our sole option, we may require that certain submitters provide some additional evidence / attestation regarding their Catholicity, but we are not required to do this. Should we take any such steps, they may or may not be taken on a random basis. Users should never assume any additional step(s) whatsoever have been taken regarding the Catholicity of any submitter. Reminder: We cannot guarantee the Catholicity of any individual, regardless of any stated 'Catholic affiliation'.

Q. Might there be additional processing steps / additional questions / etc. regarding posts for sections / pages / etc. labeled 'Catholic' (or for those who indicate that they are Catholic or have a certain Catholic affiliation)?

A. We may - but are not required to - occasionally request additional information in various sections / pages / etc. labeled Catholic at our sole option (or for those who indicate that they are Catholic or have a certain Catholic affiliation). This may or may not occur on a random basis. Note that we may inquire regarding one's diocese or ask questions about a parish. We may require that the individual / organization / group / etc. indicate their status in relation to the perennial magisterium. We may require that they submit certain materials / information / attestations / etc. (possibly via postal mail). We may compare provided information with various source(s) (including those of any given year, not necessarily the current year). We may require that various questions be answered. If our requests are not responded to on a timely basis, all the submitter's posts may be subject to auto rejection. [Note that if we do contact you, we will not ask for any sensitive personal information.] Users of this site, however, should assume that we have not taken any additional steps / requested any additional information / etc. for any given submitter(s).

Q. Is there a longer processing time for certain submissions in sections labeled Catholic (or for those who indicate that they are Catholic or have a certain Catholic affiliation)?

A. It is possible that certain submissions in sections labeled Catholic (or other applicable submissions) may have a longer processing time, may experience additional delays, etc.

Q. If another use of this site says they are Catholic, can I be sure they are?

A. Unfortunately not. There is no guarantee that what any user of this site says is truthful / accurate. In fact, we warn you that those who say they are Catholic may not be.

Q. Can I be sure a listed Catholic organization / group / school / individual / business / product / service / website / activity / event / etc. is Catholic?

A. Unfortunately not. We cannot guarantee that any organization / group / school / individual / business / product / service / website / activity / event / etc. is truly Catholic regardless of any titles or other descriptive information which may appear on any page(s). We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in user posts / ads. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, advertising, browsing of posts / ads, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. 

Q. How can I tell if an individual / organization / group / etc. is truly Catholic?

A. You should use principles always taught by the Church when evaluating whether an individual / organization / group / etc. is truly Catholic. Note that certain issues in today's climate may be especially helpful when considering the Catholicity of an individual / organization / group / etc. (For example, are they against abortion, homosexual behavior, contraception, and 'women's ordination'? Do they support charismatic or new age activities? Do they promote false ecumenism or religious indifferentism? Do they believe in the Real Presence? Do they attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days? Are they schismatic?). Remember that anyone may lie or misrepresent their true position. And remember that, unfortunately, even episcopal approval doesn't necessarily guarantee that any given organization / group / individual / etc. may be recognized as 'truly Catholic' based on the constant teachings of the Church.

Q. Do the titles and other descriptive information which include the word "Catholic" guarantee that posts / individuals / groups / etc. are Catholic?

A. No. We cannot guarantee that any post / individual / group / submitter / etc. is truly Catholic regardless of any titles or other descriptive information which may appear on any page(s). We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / group / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s). Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. 

Q. Are you able to confirm the Catholicity of any individual?

A. No. Remember also that indicated religious affiliations are provided by users and have not been verified and are not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the submitters and may be inaccurate. The fact that a post appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. Information provided by users is not verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We cannot guarantee that any post / individual / group / item / organization / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / activity / event / message / etc. whatsoever is truly Catholic regardless of any descriptive information which may appear on any page(s).

Q. What does 'Catholic Affiliation' mean?

A. "Catholic affiliation" (or "religious affiliation") refers to the indicated status of one submitting a post / ad (as applicable, it may refer to an organization / individual / etc.). If one selects a Catholic option, he/she should be in full communion with the Roman Pontiff (the Pope). The 'Non-Catholic' option applies to those who do not submit to (or who reject) the Roman Pontiff and also to non-practicing Catholics who have repudiated their Catholic faith or who reject the supreme authority of Roman Pontiff (you are not considered Catholic by the mere fact of being baptized one). Further, if you call yourself Catholic, but attempt to change the doctrinal or moral teachings of the church, you should not choose any "Catholic" options. For assistance with the classifications traditional/conservative/liberal, etc., try here. For reasons why non-Catholics may be allowed to post in some areas, click here. Note that we do not guarantee accuracy of these classifications. Information about religious affiliation is provided by users and has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the users and may be inaccurate. 

Q. What do the classifications mean (e.g. Roman Catholic-progressive, Roman Catholic-traditional, etc.)? Why are there classifications?

A. The classifications are general categories selected by users to describe religious affiliation. For assistance with the meaning of terms such as "traditional", "progressive", etc., click here. In a perfect world, such classifications would not be necessary. However, especially since Vatican II, the Church has seen many of her members fall into disunity, some of whom remain Catholic "in name only". Unfortunately, therefore, we think these classifications may be helpful to users of this site. Note that we do not guarantee accuracy of these classifications. Information about religious affiliation is provided by users and has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the users and may be inaccurate (also see question below). 

Q. Are religious affiliation classifications accurate? What if I don't agree with a classification?

A. We do not guarantee accuracy of these classifications. Information about religious affiliation is provided by users and has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the users and may be inaccurate. Note: Please do not contact us to tell us that you disagree with an indicated religious affiliation.

Q. Are your policies / practices concerning user posts subject to change at any time without notice?

A. Yes, our policies / practices concerning user posts are subject to change at any time without notice.

Q. When might you make changes to sections / pages / etc?

A. We may make changes to section(s) / pages(s) / etc. at any time without prior notice.

Q. Might changes made to this site affect my posts?

A. Yes, changes made to this site may affect your posts.

Q. Might changes made to this site affect the terms of use?

A. Yes, changes made to this site may affect the terms of use.

Q. Are you required to notify me of changes in terms / procedures / etc.?

A. No. We are not required to notify you of changes in terms / procedures / etc. Remember that by using this site you agree to all our terms.

Q. Can I advertise in non-commercial areas?

A. No. You may not advertise in any non-commercial area of the site.

Q. May I buy or sell items in non-commercial sections?

A. No! The buying / selling / promoting of items in non-commercial sections is prohibited. Instead, if you want to buy / sell / promote items, try the commercial sections of this site. Note: Those who violate our policies (e.g. by attempting to buy/sell/promote items in non-commercial sections) may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. Can I pay to place my ad in a non-commercial section?

A. No. Advertising in non-commercial sections is prohibited. No matter how worthy your product / service / message / etc. might be, please do not contact us regarding placing your ad in a non-commercial section. If you wish to pay to include your post, consider an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site.

Q. What is "marketing talk" and why is it prohibited in non-commercial sections?

A. By "marketing talk", we generally mean adjectives used to describe a particular item / activity / event / product / service / organization / individual / group / website / publication / etc., for example: "best ever", "super", "greatest", "most durable", "top organization", etc. Items are not sold in non-commercial sections and therefore 'marketing talk' should not be used. Please stick to the facts. Note: If your post in a non-commercial section contains "marketing talk", that post - and all your future posts to the site (not just that section) - may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. May I send another user unsolicited marking literature?

A. No! Do not send any unsolicited marketing literature to users of this site. Note: Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. When someone responds to my post, may I send them unsolicited marking literature?

A. No! Do not send any unsolicited marketing literature to users of this site. Note: Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. May I solicit to other users of this site?

A. No! Outside of the commercial areas of this site, all solicitation is forbidden. Even privately, you may not attempt to sell anything to / obtain contributions from / etc. any user of this site who did initiate contact with you for this purpose. Note that if you violate our policies, you may be banned from future posting (and advertising) on this site.

Q. What if another user of this site tries to sell me something?

A. You should not purchase anything from any user(s) who attempts to solicit to you if you did not initiate the request. As appropriate, you may notify those violating the terms of this site that such activities are forbidden. Note that those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting (and advertising) on this site.

Q. How can I advertise here? 

A. For more information on advertising on this site, click here.

Q. Where can I find out more about the type of ads that are available on this site?

A. Click here for more information regarding ads. Click here for a guide to advertising on this site. Click here for users' guide to advertisements. Click here for ad summary information.

Q. Is anything sold by you on this site?

A. Primarily, ads are 'sold' on this site (e.g. via a processing fee). We may also sell various other items (e.g. MCS premiums), and we may accept donations. Note that items indicated in third party advertisements are not sold by us.

Q. How much do ads on this site cost?

A. Click here for pricing information.

Q. How can I find out more about your free ad offer?

A. Click here for more information regarding our free ad offer.

Q. If you invite someone to advertise or offer them a free ad(s), does that mean you recommend them?

A. No, even if we invite someone to advertise or offer them a free ad(s), we do not endorse / recommend them. As indicated, we do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc., even if information them is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of products / services / ads / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. or offers to advertise or offers of free ad(s) does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain products / services / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / items / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Do you want us to do business with those who advertise on this site?

A. Although we may encourage users to express their appreciation to those who advertise here for their support of this site, we do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc., nor do we recommend that you do business with any particular advertiser / organization / group / individual / seller / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / website / offerer / seller / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / etc. We further advise users to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). Finally, we warn that certain products / services / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / items / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Where can I view advertisements on this site?

A. Click here to view advertisements on this site.

Q. Where can I view an advertiser's guide?

A. Click here for a guide to advertisements.

Q. Where can I view a users' guide to advertisements?

A. Click here for a users' guide to advertisements.

Q. Where can I find out more about ads?

A. Click here for more information regarding ads.

Q. Where can I find out more about commercial sections?

A. Click here for more information regarding commercial sections.

Q. What are the differences between the different type of ads available on this site?

A. Click here for ad summary information.

Q. Do you guarantee when ads will appear?

A. No. As indicated, ads are processed for possible inclusion on the site and are not guaranteed to appear. Ads that do appear on the site do not appear immediately (and may be not appear for a long time, and may not appear continuously). Note that long processing delays in commercial sections are not unexpected. Remember that by submitting your ad request, you agree to all terms.

Q. How long will my ad appear on the site?

A. Ads that appear on the site may appear for any length of time. As a general guide, consider the applicable 'target cycle' for each type of ad (click here for 'target cycle' information). However, note that ads may appear for a longer or shorter time than the indicated target cycles (e.g. from 0 days to multiples of a target cycle). For more information, try the Commercial Section Q & A (click here).

Q. Do you provide information regarding traffic / hits / visits / etc. and do you guarantee any particular volume of traffic / hits / visits / etc.?

A. No. We generally do not provide information regarding traffic / hits / visits / etc. Even if we should provide this information to a particular advertiser(s), we make no guarantee whatsoever regarding traffic / number of hits / number of visits / etc. Note that nothing oral or written supersedes or circumvents this and nothing oral or written to the contrary can serve as a promise / guarantee / guideline / etc. regarding traffic / hits / visits / etc. Please do not contact us for information on traffic / hits / etc. Such correspondence may be subject to automatic rejection.

Q. Are any ads on this site graphical in nature?

A. While most ads on this site are text-based, there may be some graphical ads (e.g. banner ads)

Q. How can I get answers to my questions regarding Commercial Sections?

A. Click here for more information regarding Commercial Sections.

Q. How can I place my ad?

A. Click here to request your ad.

Q. Does the term "place your ad now" appearing on this site mean that I actually place my ad or that it will appear "now"?

A. The term "place your ad now" as it appears on this site refers to the requesting of an ad. You do not actually "place" the ad on the site (and there is no guarantee that your ad will ever appear on this site). If your ad does appear, there is no guarantee when it will appear, how long it will appear, etc. The term "place your ad now" should be taken to mean "request your ad now" (or "place your ad in the system for consideration now").

Q. May I pay ad processing fees offline?

A. It may be possible to pay ad processing fees offline, however, there may be additional charge(s). Furthermore, even if processing fees may be paid offline, ad content submissions must be submitted online. Also an e-mail address is required. For more information regarding offline payments, click here.

Q. Where can I get more information regarding offline payments for ads?

A. Click here for more information regarding offline payments for ads.

Q. Where can I get more information regarding offline payments for sponsorships?

A. Click here for more information regarding offline payments for sponsorships.

Q. Are there any ads on this site which do not require a processing fee?

A. In the MCS Directory, "free ad offer ads" may not require a processing fee. In the MCS Marketplace, some ads may not utilize processing fees (as applicable). Occasional "free ads" (e.g. courtesy ads, special offers, etc.) may also not require a processing fee.

Q. What are some benefits of paying a processing fee vs. a direct payment for an ad?

A. The payment of a processing fee may encourage the submission of better ads since advertisers have to pay whether or not their ads appear (therefore it may be expected that they will be more likely to ensure that their ads are suitable for inclusion and won't end up as unscheduled). The payment of a processing fee may help to avoid conflicts of interest on our end (e.g. there is no undue influence on our decision whether to schedule an ad simply because we "need the money"). In general, the payment of processing fees helps ensure better advertising content, protects our resources, and keeps our ad prices lower.

Q. What payment methods do you accept for ads?

A. For online payments, click here for payment methods (B.F.S.). For offline payments, when allowed, we may accept checks and money orders. For more information regarding offline payments, refer to the Commercial Sections Q & A

Q. When, exactly, is my credit card charged?

A. Your credit card is authorized, but not charged, when you place an order. Your credit card is charged when we process your order. [Update: This refers to our old shopping cart. If processing via PayPal, charges may be made immediately or shortly thereafter.]

Q. Are there times when my credit card will not be charged?

A. Due to fraud prevention and other considerations, an order may not be processed despite receiving an authorization (or a refund may be issued). We may also not charge your credit card (or issue a refund) if your ad was pre-processed. Note: For more information, see the Commercial Sections Q & A

Q. Why does the screen look differently when I am submitting a payment?

A. When submitting a payment, you may enter our shopping cart which may differ in appearance from this site (or you may enter a third party processor's site). Our shopping cart is maintained by B.F.S. If you have any questions regarding the payment process, refer to the instructions provided.

Q. Do I need to create an account to make an online payment?

A. No. You do not need to create an account to make an online payment.

Q. What information is retained when I create an account?

A. An account stores information such as name, address, and e-mail. A password is also required. Credit card information is not requested for an account. [Update: This refers to our old shopping cart. If processing via PayPal, contact PayPal for information on retained information.]

Q. What do you do with the information if I create an account?

A. Account information may be retained online for your convenience. We do not sell this information to third parties. Note that we may occasionally purge these accounts for added security. [Update: This refers to our old shopping cart. For PayPal, we do not offer the ability to create an account with us. Contact PayPal for their policies regarding information collection / retention / etc.]

Q. The shopping cart has a "bill to" section. Will I be receiving a bill?

A. No. On credit card orders, the bill to information is for reference purposes. Your "bill" will appear on screen and is called a "site invoice". [Update: This refers to our old shopping cart. If processing via PayPal, contact them for information regarding billing / invoices.]

Q. Does the e-mail receipt mean my credit card was charged?

A. No. An e-mail "receipt" is a receipt confirming your order and indicates that we received an authorization to charge your credit card. We do not actually charge your credit card until your order is processed. [Update: This refers to our old shopping cart. If processing via PayPal, charges may be made immediately or shortly thereafter.]

Q. If I place an ad on this site, how might charges from you appear on my credit card statement?

A. Payments made to us may appear as "B.F.S." on your credit card statement.

Q. Where can I find out more about third party incentive programs?

A. Click here for information regarding third party incentive programs.

Q. Where can I find out more about reciprocal links?

A. Click here for more information regarding reciprocal links.

Q. Where can I find out more about the sponsored e-letter?

A. Click here for more information regarding the sponsored e-letter.

Q. Where can I get information regarding banner ads?

A. Click here for more information regarding banner ads.

Q. How are ads ordered?

A. Like non-commercial posts, the order of ads varies and may depend on the section and page. Note that ordering may vary and is subject to change at any time without notice.

Q. How can I view MCS Directory listings?

A. Click link on side bar or click here to view MCS Directory listings.

Q. How can I view 'Sales & Specials' Ads?

A. Click link on side bar or click here to view 'Sales & Specials' ads.

Q. How can I view Classified Ads?

A. Click link on side bar or click here to view Classified Ads.

Q. How can I view the Sponsorship Appreciation Page?

A. Click here to view the Sponsorship Appreciation Page. 

Q. Where can I get more information regarding the MCS Directory?

A. Click here for more information regarding the MCS Directory.

Q. Where can I get information regarding 'Sales & Specials' Ads?

A. Click here for more information regarding 'Sales & Specials' ads.

Q. Where can I get information regarding Classified Ads?

A. Click here for more information regarding Classified Ads.

Q. Where can I get more information regarding Sponsorships?

A. Click here for more information regarding Sponsorships.

Q. Where can I get more information regarding the MCS Marketplace?

A. Click here for more information regarding the MCS Marketplace.

Q. Where can I get more information regarding the MCS Store?

A. Click here for more information regarding the MCS Store.

Q. Are Sponsorships or donations or ads on this site tax deductible?

A. No. Neither sponsorships nor donations nor ads are tax deductible.

Q. Where can I get information regarding ad deletion?

A. Click here for more information regarding ad deletion.

Q. If I am buying (or selling) an item, should I provide my home or work address?

A. Wherever possible, we recommend not providing any address. If you must provide an address, you should independently research the other party before providing them with this (or any other personal) information. To help protect your personal information, we recommend using a P.O. Box rather than a street address. Even so, providing of any address (even a P.O. Box) involves risk and you may receive unwanted communications and/or be subject to other unwanted items (including personal visits, anti-Catholic literature, harassment, encounters with those who have an intent to harm or deceive, etc.), and/or others may use your information in ways unsuitable/harmful to you. If you choose to provide a home or work address, the decision of which one to provide is up to you. Before you do so, you should carefully consider whether any unwanted communications or other items are likely to be more harmful at home or at work. Remember that participation in any transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.) may be dangerous. Proceed at your own risk. If you do not want to - or cannot afford to - take such risks, you should not participate.

Q. When I buy goods, how can I protect my personal information (e.g. bank account number, address, etc.)?

A. To help protect your personal information, it might wise to remit funds via a private money order.

Q. Where can I get more information regarding the commercial sections?

A. Try here for more information regarding commercial sections.

Q. How can I be sure an e-mail came from you?

A. The fact that an e-mail may look as though it came from us (even if it includes links to our site, logos of ours, etc.), does not necessarily guarantee that it really did come from us. Remember that e-mail may be easily forged. Note: For more on this topic, click here.

Q. Is all e-mail that seems to come from you really from you? How do I know if e-mail is really from you?

A. All e-mail that may seem to come from us may not necessarily be from us. The fact that an e-mail may look as though it came from us (even if it includes links to our site, logos of ours, etc.), does not necessarily guarantee that it really did come from us. Remember that e-mail may be easily forged. For more information on determining if an e-mail really came from us, click here.

Q. Do I have to include my e-mail address in my post?

A. Click here for more information on this topic.

Q. Should I include my e-mail address in my post/ad?

A. Click here for assistance in determining whether or not to include your e-mail address with your post/ad.

Q. May any e-mail address(es) I provide appear on the site?

A. Yes, any e-mail address(es) you provide may appear on this site.

Q. What if I don't want to put my e-mail address in the 'e-mail' field?

A. If you do not want to put your e-mail address in the 'e-mail' field, it may be acceptable to put "N/A" (click here for more information).

Q. What are some dangers concerning e-mail? What are my responsibilities regarding e-mail?

A. E-mail is insecure. E-mail may be intercepted, forged, spied on/read by others, etc. You alone are responsible for ensuring that any e-mail that appears to come from us is really from us. Remember that by using this site, you agree that we may use e-mail as the primary (or sole) means of contacting you, that we are not required to encrypt/secure e-mail, that we may assume that all e-mail we send to you is received and viewed by you (and you alone), and that we may assume that any e-mail that might appear to be from you is really from you. Remember also that that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause/circumstances, and regardless of whether you contact us about them.

Q. I know that providing my e-mail address involves risk. What do you suggest to minimize these risks?

A. We recommend that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site (e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise). For additional considerations and tips, click here

Q. Is an e-mail account required to place an ad on this site?

A. Yes, an e-mail account is required to place an ad on this site so that we may contact you regarding your ad. Note that e-mail addresses are not necessarily required to appear in ad(s).

Q. How important is it for advertisers on this site to maintain their original e-mail address?

A. The e-mail address you provided when you placed an ad request is very important and may be required for various actions regarding your ads (e.g. deletion requests, etc.). If your e-mail address will change, you should use another one that will not change. You should also not use an e-mail address that others have access to.

Q. What if someone used my e-mail address with their post?

A. If your e-mail address was fraudulently submitted by another user with their post, we encourage you to report this to appropriate federal, state, and local law enforcement and/or other appropriate authorities/agencies. Note: If you have information about fraudulent site use / abuse of this site, you may also click here to report it to us. 

Q. How can you prevent others from including fraudulent e-mail addresses?

A. Although we can't prevent this from occurring, we may discourage it by encouraging others to report abuses to use to federal, state, and/or local law enforcement. We may also report abuses to law enforcement or other authorities, and/or to the offending party's Internet service provider, and we reserve the right to take legal actions against the offending party and/or take any other steps that we deem appropriate/helpful (including the publication of IP numbers and other information). We may also block IP numbers/IP blocks and perform random e-mail verifications. Reminder: If we verify your e-mail address, we will not ask for personal information. 

Q. Is e-mail secure?

A. No. E-mail is not secure. Note that by using this site, you agree that we may use e-mail as the primary (or sole) means of contacting you, that we are not required to encrypt/secure e-mail, and that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause/circumstances.

Q. Are you required to encrypt e-mail you send to me?

A. No. We are not required to encrypt any e-mail we send to you. Note that by using this site, you agree that we may use e-mail as the primary (or sole) means of contacting you, that we are not required to encrypt/secure e-mail, and that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause/circumstances.

Q. Who is responsible if there are problems related to e-mail?

A. As indicated, e-mail is insecure. E-mail may be intercepted, forged, spied on/read by others, etc. You alone are responsible for ensuring that any e-mail that appears to come from us is really from us. Remember that by using this site, you agree that we may use e-mail as the primary (or sole) means of contacting you, that we are not required to encrypt/secure e-mail, that we may assume that all e-mail we send to you is received and viewed by you (and you alone), and that we may assume that any e-mail that might appear to be from you is really from you. Remember also that that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause/circumstances, and regardless of whether you contact us about them.

Q. How is it fair for me to assume all risk concerning insecure e-mail and forms?

A. It is fair because you have been warned that there is a risk and because you have already agreed to our terms by using this site / submitting post(s) / responding to posts(s) / etc. Further, we warned that those who can't afford to or don't want to take such risks should not participate.

Q. If you receive an e-mail that appears to be from me (e.g. uses my e-mail address as the "from" address), are you required to authenticate it?

A. We are not required to authenticate any e-mail whatsoever. Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

Q. An e-mail address indicated in a post / ad is no longer valid - should I notify you?

A. Unfortunately this may occur, especially for posts / ads which appear on the site for a long time. Remember that all information contained in posts / ads is subject to change at any time without notice. Should you find that a submitter's / advertiser's e-mail address is no longer valid, please do not notify us. For ads, consider contacting the advertiser (e.g. by phone) regarding the problem.

Q. How can I contact you?

A. Click here for contact information.

Q. How can I provide feedback?

A. Click here to provide feedback.

Q. How can I submit a complaint or notify you of a problem?

A. Click here for complaint / problem information.

Q. How may I contact you about my post or ad?

A. Click here for contact information.

Q. I have a suggestion for this site. What should I do?

A. Click here for information / instructions regarding suggestions.

Q. Should I contact you regarding the status of my submission?

A. Do NOT contact us regarding the status of any submission. We are unable to respond to such inquiries and any such correspondence received may be subject to auto rejection. Note that those who contact us regarding the status of submissions may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. Should I contact you to tell you of an inaccuracy / error in a post?

A. We regret that we are unable to consider user feedback regarding posts that do not violate our code of conduct. Remember that we do not guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Please do not contact us regarding inaccuracies / errors in posts. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection. 

Q. Should I contact you regarding problems with users / submitters / advertisers / etc.?

A. Please do not contact us regarding problems with users / submitters / advertisers / etc. Instead, if warranted, consider contacting applicable agencies, law enforcement, etc. Note that if the problem involves fraudulent use of this site, click here

Q. Why do you discourage / reject correspondence regarding users / submitters / advertisers / posts / ads / etc.?

A. We discourage / reject correspondence regarding users / submitters / advertisers / posts / ads / etc. because we lave limited time / resources, and wish to keep our focus on the Catholic content of this site rather than on limited / personal / minor / ancillary / commercial / etc. matters. Furthermore, we are unable to mediate disputes between parties.

Q. If I send you a long feedback message, is it more likely to be read?

A. No. In fact, feedback should be short and to the point.

Q. How can I find what I'm looking for?

A. If you are looking for content that is not user supplied, you should consider the General A-Z Index (click here). If you are looking for 'Reflections', prayers, scripture items, etc. consider the applicable indexes for these items (click here). If you are looking for user supplied content in non-commercial sections, try here. If you are looking for user supplied content in commercial sections, try here. For other databased items, try the applicable search form pertaining to desired item [try here for Baltimore Catechism keyword search, try here for saints / feasts searches, try here for ads]. If you do not know what you are looking for, try here for assistance. If you would like to search the site, try here.

Note Regarding View / Search Posts Pages: For more information, see questions below and also refer to the FAQ question summary page (click here).

Q. How can I find a certain record?

A. If you know the section where the record is contained, try visiting that section and clicking the "search" link. If you do not know the section where the record is contained, try here. Once you are at the search screen, simply enter criteria according to the instructions and click the submit button. If you do not have success searching for the record, consider the "view" link which should display all records in that section.

Q. How can I find a certain ad?

A. Try here to locate a particular ad.

Q. How can I find / navigate to items on this site?

A. To find specific items on this site, consider the General A - Z Index (click here). If you are unsure what you are looking for, consider the 'not sure what you want?' page (click here). To navigate to items, use the links in either page above, or use the links which may be found on the top, side, and bottom borders throughout this site.

Q. Where can I search for an item?

A. Click here for site search page. To search user posts in non-commercial sections, try here. To search ads, try here.

Q. How do I search for a record?

A. To search for a record, enter criteria according to the instructions on the applicable search page and click the submit button. Note: For search tips, click here.

Q. Why do search options change?

A. Search options may change if they are populated by underlying records. As the records change, the options listed may change.

Q. Why does it say "select one" when there are no options to select?

A. Note that various fields may be populated by underlying records. If there are no records, there will be no options to select from.

Q. I was referred to a page / section / etc., but can't find any applicable information there. What should I do?

A. For convenience, you may be referred to sections / pages / etc. which touch upon topics which may be related to what you were viewing. However, there is no guarantee that there will be any applicable information in those sections / pages / etc. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, try reviewing Help (click here).

Q. Do you guarantee that what is stated in a post / ad is accurate?

A. There is no guarantee whatsoever that any information is accurate. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad content / submitter / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of posts / ads does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities at your own risk. 

Q. Can you guarantee that any user of this site is who they say they are?

A. Unfortunately, no. Information about submitters / advertisers / individuals / groups / organizations / etc. which may appear on this site is not verified and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse/recommend any submitter / advertiser / individual / group / organization / etc. and cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of a submitter / advertiser / item / post / ad / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities (including transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. If you can't afford to - or don't want to - take such risks, you should not participate.

Q. Have you screened / evaluated the posts / ads / submitters / content / messages / etc. which may appear on this site and do you endorse them?

A. No. Third party information on this site ads is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate, and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / submitter / content / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / messages / activities / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not mediate disputes. We have not screened / evaluated the posts / ads / submitters / content / messages / etc. and are not responsible for doing so [although we may - but are not required to - subject posts to a brief review process (e.g. to filter certain keywords, etc.), but this is not full proof]. Inclusion of any post / ad / submitter / content / message / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain items / persons / etc. may be harmful in various ways. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Do you endorse/recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. which is referenced / which appears on this site?

A. No. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of posts / ads / individuals / groups / items / organizations / products / services / topics / messages / submitters / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain posts / individuals / groups / items / organizations / institutions / advertisers / products / services / charities / publications / websites / providers / events / activities / messages / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Since a post appears here, does it mean you agree with or endorse the opinions given?

A. No. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / submitter / individual / group / item / topic / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Inclusion of any post / ad / submitter / content / message / etc. does not imply our endorsement. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. 

Q. Do you guarantee that any post / ad / submitter / advertiser / organization / group / publication / website / activity / event / item / etc. is Catholic?

A. We cannot guarantee that any post / ad / submitter / advertiser / organization / group / publication / website / activity / event / item / etc. whatsoever is Catholic, regardless of any information which may appear on this site. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in user posts / ads. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, advertising, browsing of posts / ads, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. 

Q. Do you guarantee that any referenced Catholic organization / group / school / individual / business / product / service / website / activity / event / etc. is really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any posts whatsoever.

Q. Can you guarantee that any submitter / advertiser / organization / group / publication / website / activity / event / post / ad / item / etc. is not anti-Catholic?

A. We cannot guarantee that any submitter / advertiser / organization / group / publication / website / activity / event / post / ad / item / etc. is not anti-Catholic, regardless of any information which may appear on this site. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in user posts / ads. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, advertising, browsing of posts / ads, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. 

Q. Why don't you screen submitters / advertisers?

A. First of all, it would be an impossible task. Secondly, screening submitters / advertisers (if it were possible) would be prohibitively expensive and time consuming. Lastly, we are in the business of bringing you this Catholic site, not policing / screening submitters / advertisers.

Q. Do you make any guarantee that this site or any of the sections / pages / etc. of this site will perform in any certain way?

A. We make no guarantees whatsoever that this site or any of the sections / pages / etc. will perform in any way whatsoever.

Q. Do you guarantee any features / arrangement / etc. of any item in any section / page / etc. of this site?

A. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any features / arrangement / etc. of any item in in any section / page / etc. of this site.

Q. Do you guarantee the order of posts / appearance of posts or make any other guarantee regarding posts?

A. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the order of posts / appearance of posts or make any other guarantee whatsoever regarding any posts whatsoever.

Q. Do you guarantee that any post will appear for any particular length of time or that it will appear continuously?

A. If a post appears, we do not guarantee that it will appear for any particular length of time or that it will appear continuously.

Q. Do you guarantee that any posts are properly classified?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any posts whatsoever.

Q. If an item appears in a seniors / women's / teens / etc. category, do you guarantee that the item is appropriate for seniors / women / teens / etc.?

A. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any item. Despite indicated categories, items may not be appropriate for specified persons / age groups / etc. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Since a post appears on this site, are you considered a party to any transactions / activities? What services or guarantees do you offer?

A. We are not a party to any transactions / activities (including contacts / correspondence). We do not endorse or recommend any item / submitter / advertiser / user / group / organization / individual / product / service / post / ad / etc., even if information about them appears on our site (or other materials of ours). We do not guarantee truthfulness or accuracy of any information. We offer no services and no guarantees. We do not mediate disputes. Use of this site is at your own risk. 

Q. Is the 'Catholic affiliation' appearing in posts / ads guaranteed?

A. No. Information appearing in posts / ads is not guaranteed. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts / ads, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk.

Q. Is any information appearing in posts guaranteed?

A. No. Information appearing in posts is not guaranteed. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts / ads, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk.

Q. What guarantee(s) do you make regarding any charities / products / services / organizations / groups / institutions / businesses / individuals / authors / publications / websites / activities / events / etc. which may be referenced on this site?

A. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any charities / products / services / organizations / groups / institutions / businesses / individuals / authors / publications / websites / activities / events / etc. which may be referenced on this site.

Q. Do you recommend any website that you link to?

A. We do not recommend any website, whether we link to them or not.

Q. What guarantee(s) do you make regarding medical / legal / financial / etc. information which may appear on this site?

A. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any item whatsoever.

Q. Do you guarantee the continuation of any section(s) / page(s) / etc. of this site?

A. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the continuation of any section(s) / pages(s) / etc. of this site.

Q. Do you guarantee to update any page(s) / section(s) / post(s) / quotation(s) / fact(s) / etc.?

A. No. We do not guarantee that any page(s) / section(s) / post(s) / quotation(s) / fact(s) / etc. will be updated.

Q. Can you guarantee that a post subject to auto-rejection will never appear?

A. No, we cannot guarantee that any post(s) will never appear on this site.

Q. Why do some items appear on this site in Latin?

A. Some items on this site may appear in Latin, as Latin is the official language of the Catholic Church. Considering that the Catholic Church is universal, it is fitting that she have a universal language and "pray in one tongue". Click here for more information on Latin. 

Q. Is Latin the same as Spanish?

A. No. However, English, Spanish and other languages may rely heavily on Latin for their words.

Q. May I include any Latin in my post?

A. Very small amounts (e.g. a couple/few words) of Latin (not Spanish!) may be allowed in certain areas, providing that each and every Latin word is accompanied by an English translation [e.g. in brackets ( )]. You may submit Latin only where this is specifically permitted. Note that if you do not provide complete & appropriate English translations for all Latin words, your post may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. Do you make any guarantees regarding any English language translations (e.g. of Latin words) that may appear in posts?

A. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any English language translations that may appear in posts.

Q. Might Latin items appear without special symbols?

A Yes. Latin items may appear with and/or without symbols.

Q. Where can I learn more regarding Latin? 

A. Try here for more regarding Latin.

Q. Can I post on this site if I'm not Catholic?

A. Non-Catholics may be able to post in various sections of this site, subject to certain restrictions. Click here for more information.

Q. Are non-Catholics allowed to post here? Are there any restrictions on non-Catholics?

A. Yes, non-Catholics may post in certain sections where this is allowed (e.g. Prayer Requests Section, Give & Take Section, etc.) (Why?). However, non-Catholics should not post regarding any religious matters, submit unCatholic/anti-Catholic content, submit content deemed inappropriate for a Catholic site, submit content in areas restricted to Catholics, etc. Also those notoriously engaged in unCatholic / anti-Catholic activities should not submit posts. Note: We may further restrict participation by non-Catholics at our sole option.

Q. Why do you allow non-Catholics to post on a Catholic website?

A. As indicated previously, it is not possible for us to limit posts on this site to Catholics (note that it would be impossible for us to verify the Catholicity of all users of this site). Besides, there are various benefits of allowing non-Catholics to post (e.g. they may be encouraged to visit other areas of the site and learn more about the Catholic faith). Finally, note that our main focus is content of this site - "we are not in the business of screening submitters for true and faithful Catholicity - as if this were even possible!" Clearly, we can't control others, and the best we can hope for is to merely control what actually appears on our site. In this regard, we consider that the sections which permit non-Catholics to post are "safest" - e.g. those found to be furthest away from specific doctrinal matters (e.g. Prayer Requests Section, Give & Take Section, etc.)

Q. Doesn't allowing posts of non-Catholics affect the Catholic identity of this site?

A. We do not believe this is the case for a number of reasons. First, we permit non-Catholic posts only in certain sections - e.g. those found to be furthest away from specific doctrinal matters (e.g. Prayer Requests Section, Give & Take Section, etc.). Secondly, we hope to screen out posts which contain "unCatholic"/anti-Catholic content. Thirdly, many non-Catholics would not want to post on a Catholic site to begin with (thus eliminating much of the problem from the start). Remember that while we can't forbid non-Catholics from posting, we believe the best we can hope for is to control what actually appears on this site. 

Q. Why are non-Catholics allowed to post in some places?

A. We cannot expect to gain non-Catholics by flatly rejecting them (their false religions, yes, but not them). They are our brothers and sisters and we want to encourage them to become Catholics, not flatly reject them. If we simply 'sent them away', we would lose the opportunity to help them find Christ's true Church - which is necessary for their salvation. Rather, we want to show our good will towards them and help them come to learn about and love the Catholic faith. However, since we certainly don't want to encourage anything false in matters of religion - and to maintain the Catholicity of this site - restrictions on their participation are clearly necessary. While we welcome Catholics & non-Catholics to visit this site, non-Catholics may only post in certain areas of the site (such limitations are indicated in various locations). Note that these areas which permit non-Catholics to post are "safest" - e.g. those found to be furthest away from specific doctrinal matters (e.g. Prayer Requests Section, Give & Take Section, etc.). For a listing of where non-Catholics may post, try here. Please Note: While participation of non-Catholics is prohibited in various sections (e.g. certain "Add pages" are for Catholics only), we are unfortunately unable to ensure that non-Catholics do not use items designed for Catholics.

Q. Why do some posts / ads have a 'non-Catholic' Affiliation?

A. Since we encourage all our brothers and sisters to visit this site so that they may embrace the True Faith, we may allow non-Catholics to post / advertise in various sections. Although we restrict some sections to Roman Catholics only, we permit non-Catholics to post in certain sections thought to be "safest" - e.g. those found to be furthest away from specific doctrinal matters (e.g. Prayer Requests Section, Give & Take Section, etc.). Since all posts/ads may be subject to review, we hope to weed out posts inappropriate to a Catholic site. Also, at our sole option, we may limit further participation by non-Catholics. Note that by allowing non-Catholics some participation in this site, we encourage them to be honest about their religious affiliation (since anyone could falsely put "Catholic" in order to post if we limited all participation to Catholics only). All in all, we believe this is the best policy to protect Catholics and to show charity towards non-Catholics. Rest assured that we consider it paramount to never compromise or hide Catholic doctrine to serve interests of those outside the only True Church of Christ or engage in false ecumenism.

Q. I am not Catholic, but I don't understand why I can't post in a particular section. Why is that?

A. Although we may allow non-Catholics to participate in certain sections (i.e. Announcements Section & Prayer Requests Section, etc.), we cannot allow non-Catholic participation in all sections. Despite any apparent similarities, Catholics and non-Catholics (even those calling themselves 'Christian') have a very different faith. Those outside the Catholic Church generally reject authority of the papacy, reject books of Scripture, and hold doctrines condemned since the earliest days of the Church. As commanded by St. John the apostle, we are not to receive those into our house who bring strange doctrine (see 2 Jn. 1:10-11), and since we must "say what is consistent with sound doctrine" (Ti. 2:1), we must limit participation of non-Catholics in various sections. In some cases, the reason for prohibitions against non-Catholic participation may seem less clear. For example, it is certain that non-Catholics have "Medical Triumphs", but participation in the section related to such triumphs is limited to Catholics only. This is because the section also encompasses spiritual and personal triumphs, which a Catholic should naturally face in a different way than a non-Catholic would. A faithful Catholic is also very likely to face medical difficulties much differently than a non-Catholic would. Our restricting of such posts is not a reflection of our lack of love for you, but it is to safeguard the Catholicity of this site. In fact, our love for you is so great that there is nothing we wish more than for you to join the only Church founded by our Lord - not by men. The Catholic Church is the only true Church, and the only Church with the keys to the kingdom of heaven (see Mt. 16:19). We always welcome those of good will to this site and we extend our hope that someday they will come to this site as Roman Catholics. To that end, please visit the non-Catholics section for a defense of the Catholic faith.

Q. What happens if someone is caught abusing this site in any way?

A. If we know or suspect that someone is abusing this site [or users of this site, or certain section(s), page(s), etc.] in any way, we may prohibit them from posting in any/all section(s) of this site (but we are not required to). We may also publish / disseminate any information we have obtained regarding this individual(s) / group / organization / etc. as we deem appropriate/helpful and work with law enforcement authorities for prosecution. Should we restrict your use of this site / publish information / etc., you have no recourse (even if you are innocent). All actions taken are at our sole option and we do not need to demonstrate or prove your guilt or provide any cause whatsoever for our actions. We do not need to notify you of our actions or acknowledge your correspondence in any way. If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held responsible/liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages of any party. We are not required to act on or acknowledge any information / complaint / warning / request / notice / etc. regarding any individual / item / post / ad / submitter / organization / group / advertiser / product / service / activity / event / use of this site, etc. (without limitation). Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

Q. What if a submitter includes false data in their post?

A. If a submitter includes false data in their post (or if data is deemed questionable/inaccurate), their ad may be subject to auto rejection. Further, we may ban them from future posting on this site.

Q. What if a submitter misrepresents himself/herself as Catholic?

A. Submitter(s) who misrepresent themselves as Catholic may be banned from posting & advertising on this site. Do not misrepresent yourself as Catholic!

Q. What might you do with fraudulent (or apparently fraudulent) submissions?

A. Fraudulent (or apparently fraudulent) submissions may be turned over to law enforcement, federal/local agency(ies), and/or we may contact other authorities and take any applicable legal and other steps we deem necessary or helpful. Remember that fraudulent submissions wrongly use/abuse the resources of others (and may therefore be considered a form of theft). Those who submit such posts may be prohibited from future posting on this site, and we may take also take steps to prohibit / restrict use of this site by certain persons (or organizations / groups / etc.) - e.g. blocking IP numbers, rejecting ad requests, etc. We may also publish / disseminate any information we have obtained regarding individuals / groups / organizations / etc. as we deem appropriate / helpful and work with law enforcement authorities for prosecution. Should we restrict your use of this site / publish information / etc. you have no recourse (even if you are innocent). All actions taken are at our sole option and we do not need to demonstrate or prove your guilt or provide any cause whatsoever for our actions. We do not need to notify you of our actions or acknowledge your correspondence in any way. If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held responsible/liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages of any party. We are not required to act on or acknowledge any information / complaint / warning / request / notice / etc. regarding any individual / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / website / product / service / ad / advertiser / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / user / use of this site / etc. (without limitation). Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

Q. What if a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits unCatholic / anti-Catholic content?

A. If a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits a post(s) containing unCatholic / anti-Catholic content, their post(s) may be subject to auto rejection. Also, we may ban him/her from future posting on this site.

Q. What happens if another user provides erroneous / fraudulent information?

A. If another user has provided erroneous / fraudulent information (e.g. another's e-mail, contact info, etc.), you may take it up with the other person, contact law enforcement and/or other applicable agency/authority, etc. In cases of fraudulent use of this site, you may also report the problem to us (click here to report fraudulent use / abuse of this site). Note: Do not use this link to report problems with Catholic affiliation, problems with a submitters / advertisers / users / etc. Use this link only to report fraudulent use / abuse of this site.

Q. What if another user of this site is anti-Catholic?

A. It may be wise to limit all contacts / correspondence / dealings / etc. to those who are not anti-Catholic (in accordance with the law).

Q. Are you required to notify us if you suspect (or know of) a problem or risk regarding a particular item, submitter, advertiser, user, group, organization, individual, product, service, post, ad, etc.?

A. No. Even if we have information concerning submitters / advertisers / users / groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / posts / ads / etc. which suggests - or even proves - any type of issue, problem, risk, abuse, violation, etc. you agree that we are not required to reveal such information or take any action (e.g. remove item / submitter / advertiser / user / group / organization / individual / product / service / post / ad / etc. from site, warn others, etc.). You have no recourse to us for any consequence / damage / loss / etc. which may arise in connection with use of this site - even if you could prove that we knew or should have known about a risk / problem / issue / abuse / violation / etc. and took few, inadequate, or no steps to warn of, reduce, prevent, avoid, eliminate, or otherwise mitigate risks or damages. We do not endorse / recommend any item / submitter / advertiser / user / group / organization / individual / product / service / post / ad / etc. - even if information about it/them appears on our site (or other materials of ours). You have no recourse to us for any damages which may occur as a result of use of this site (or other materials). Participation in any transactions / activities (including transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. If you do not want to - or cannot afford to - take such risks, you should not participate.

Q. Why do you allow questionable individuals to post? 

A. Although we would prefer not to allow questionable individuals to post, it is not possible for us to limit this site only to 'worthy' individuals. Not only is it impossible for us to evaluate all persons who post, we must remember that even "worthy" individuals are not perfect and any individual is subject to change over time. And since our main focus is the Catholic content of this site, not evaluating those who post here, we must limit ourselves to being satisfied that the actual content of posts themselves is not objectionable (which is our goal, but not a guarantee). As indicated, we recommend that users research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.). Remember that we cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Finally, note that inclusion of any post / ad / submitter / content / message / etc. does not imply our endorsement.

Q. What does it mean to be "banned from future posting on this site"?

A. This means that your future submissions may be subject to auto rejection. We may delete any of your posts which presently appear on the site. Furthermore, we may also take steps to prohibit/restrict you from using this site (e.g. blocking IP numbers, rejecting ad requests, etc.). As applicable, we may contact law enforcement or other authorities and take any applicable legal and other steps we deem necessary or helpful. Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

Q. Besides banning future posts, might you take any other steps against certain users?

A. As indicated above, we may also take steps to prohibit / restrict use of this site by certain persons (or organizations / groups / etc.) - e.g. blocking IP numbers, rejecting ad requests, etc. We may also publish / disseminate any information we have obtained regarding individuals / groups / organizations / etc. as we deem appropriate/helpful and work with law enforcement authorities for prosecution. As applicable, we may contact other authorities and take any applicable legal and other steps we deem necessary or helpful. Should we restrict your use of this site / publish information / etc., you have no recourse (even if you are innocent). All actions taken are at our sole option and we do not need to demonstrate or prove your guilt or provide any cause whatsoever for our actions. We do not need to notify you of our actions or acknowledge your correspondence in any way. If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held responsible/liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages of any party. We are not required to act on or acknowledge any information / complaint / warning / request / notice / etc. regarding any individual / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / website / product / service / ad / advertiser / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / user / use of this site / etc. (without limitation). Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

Q. Do you promise to ban any particular user?

A. No. We do not promise to ban any particular user(s) whatsoever, regardless of circumstances.

Q. What are some reasons a user may be banned from future posting on this site?

A. A user may be banned from future posting on this site if they attempt to (or actually) circumvent or violate our policies, if they commit fraud (or are suspected of doing so), if they submit posts(s) even though are notoriously anti-Catholic, if they submit posts(s) even though they notoriously violate Church morals, if they request submit posts(s) even though they notoriously attempt to change Church teachings, if they violate our code of conduct, if they have been problematic submitters in the past, if they abuse or attempt to abuse any section(s), if they submit a number of posts which fail to meet our criteria, if they submit inappropriate / excessive correspondence to us, etc. The decision to ban a user is ours alone and we do not guarantee to ban any particular user or what step(s) we may take if we do ban a user. If we do ban a user, we cannot guarantee that no posts will ever appear on our site(s) (or other materials) or that any such ban will be permanent/effective.

Q. Do you give users a warning that they may be banned from future posting?

A. The questions and answers herein (and notices elsewhere) serve as a warning that certain users may be banned from future posting on this site. At our sole option, we may warn particular user(s) that they may be banned from future posting (but we are not required to do so).

Q. Do you notify users that they have been banned from future posting?

A. At our sole option, we may notify particular user(s) of such an action (but we are not required to).

Q. Is your decision to ban a user from future posting final?

A. Yes, unless they can prove to us that our decision was in error. 

Q. Do you make public your list of 'banned submitters'?

A. We may at our sole option disclose some or all information concerning 'banned submitters', but we cannot be required to ever disclose any such information against our will. Note that by using this site, you agree to our terms.

Q. What recourse is available to users if they are wrongly banned from future posting?

A. Users who are wrongly banned have no recourse whatsoever. Their sole remedy is to prove to us that our decision was in error and to cooperate with us in any investigation (even at their expense). Note that by submitting any posts whatsoever, you agree to all these conditions.

Q. What should I do if I suspect that I have been banned from future posting?

A. If nothing has occurred that would cause you to be banned, you may choose to assume that you have not been banned from future posting. If something has occurred that would cause you to be banned, you may choose to assume that you have been banned from future posting. Of course, if you have been banned from future posting, you should not submit any future posts on this site. Note that you alone are responsible for your actions/assumptions. Please do not contact us to answer questions regarding your individual status. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection. Furthermore, should we ever agree to research the status of any particular user, they would be responsible for advance payment of our fees (at our regular research rate).

Q. Even if a post / submitter / user / ad / advertiser / item / activity / event / organization / group / institution / individual / opinion / message / etc. is known to be problematic, might information about them still remain on the site?

A. Unfortunately, yes. While we would prefer that this not be the case, we cannot make any guarantees whatsoever that no problematic items will appear, regardless of whether we have knowledge about them or not. Remember that we cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Also remember that inclusion of any post / ad / submitter / organization / group / content / message / etc. does not imply our endorsement. All use of this site is at your own risk.

Q. I have a complaint about this site. What should I do?

A. Click here for information / instructions regarding complaints.

Q. Where can I report a problem with a link?

A. Click here for more information regarding problems with links.

Q. The server date and time are off. Should I be concerned?

A. If the system date / time are off, it may affect the content on this site. Note that the system date / time is based on the server date / time and is NOT based on your computer or your location. The server time may be on any applicable time zone (e.g. Eastern, Central, Pacific, etc.). Differences between the server's time zone and your actual time zone are to be expected and are not considered technical problems. Please do not report such differences to us. To check the system date / time, click here. If the system date / time is persistently and significantly off - and not as a result of time zone differences - consider reporting this matter to us. Click here to report problems with the system date / time.

Q. Some text in posts is too small for me to read - what can I do?

A. As applicable, you may adjust your browser settings. Also, you may use copy/paste to read small text.

Q. Who is responsible if problems occur as a result of my use of this site? 

A. You are responsible for all problems which may occur. Use of this site is at your own risk. Note that we do not mediate disputes. Also remember that you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related to transactions / activities (including all posting, browsing of posts, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) arising from use of this site (and related materials), without limit, and that you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences / damages / etc. - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site (and related materials), regardless of their nature.

Q. What if I have a problem with a submitter / advertiser / user / etc.?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. To resolve the problem, you may attempt to work it out with the other party. As applicable, you contact the appropriate government agency, legal authority, Better Business Bureau, etc., as appropriate, or seek legal remedies. Remember that participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising / purchasing, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. We are not a party to your transactions / activities and we do not mediate disputes. Pease do not contact us regarding with problems with other users. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities.

Q. What if I have a problem with another user that involves fraudulent use of this site?

A. If someone has used this site fraudulently (e.g. used your e-mail address without your permission, requested that your ad be deleted, etc.), you may take it up with the other person, contact law enforcement, etc. You may also report the problem to us (click here to report fraudulent use / abuse of this site). Note: Do not use this link to report problems with Catholic affiliation, problems with a submitter / advertiser / user, etc. Use this link only to report fraudulent use of this site.

Q. I once submitted a post (or responded to a post) and now I receive many unsolicited contacts (e.g. e-mails, phone calls, etc.). What can I do?

A. Unfortunately, we cannot stop others from misusing your information. That's why we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc. For considerations and tips regarding including your e-mail address with posts, click here. Also, be sure to review all applicable questions regarding e-mail addresses on the FAQs pages. You may also wish to report abuses to law enforcement authorities (as applicable).

Q. I once submitted a post on a particular subject and now I receive ads related to that subject. What can I do? 

A. Unfortunately, we cannot stop others from misusing your information. That's why we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses. For considerations and tips regarding including your e-mail address with posts, click here. Also, be sure to review all applicable questions regarding e-mail addresses on the FAQs pages. You may also wish to report abuses to law enforcement authorities (as applicable).

Q. What if another user keeps engaging in unwanted communications (including e-mail, personal visits, phone calls, etc.)?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all use of this site involves risk and that we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses. Should you experience such problems, you may attempt to work them out with the other party. As applicable, you may contact law enforcement or seek other legal remedies. Remember also that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, contacts / correspondence, etc.), and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences related to your use of this site.

Q. In one of my posts, I mentioned that I was having financial difficulties and now I get all sorts of e-mail offering credit. What should I do? 

A. Remember that you should not include personal details for reasons such as this. Unfortunately, we cannot stop others from misusing your information. That's why we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses. For considerations and tips regarding including your e-mail address with posts, click here. Also, be sure to review all applicable questions regarding e-mail addresses on the FAQs pages. You may also wish to report abuses to law enforcement authorities (as applicable).

Q. After I submitted a post, I received anti-Catholic materials. What should I do?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. As indicated, all use of this site involves risk. Remember that we strongly recommend that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site (e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise). We further recommend applying a filter to your e-mail so that you may avoid viewing offensive e-mail. You may consider reporting incidents as applicable to law enforcement authorities. You should also keep in mind Our Lord's words: "Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven." (See Mt. 5:11-12). And also, "I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father" (See Mt. 5:44-45). Should you experience problems such as this, you may consider notifying law enforcement authorities or seek other legal remedies (as applicable). Remember also that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, contacts / correspondence, etc.), and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences related to your use of this site.

Q. Another user keeps contacting me for help. What should I do?

A. We recommend that you refer the person to a good Catholic charity or other appropriate Catholic agency for assistance.

Q. Another user wants all sorts of personal information. What should I do?

A. This should be considered a 'red flag'. As indicated, we strongly recommend a cautious approach regarding all personal information. You should NEVER provide your social security number, mother's maiden name, driver's license number, identification numbers, children's names, pet's name, passwords, etc. Also, keep in mind that personal information sent via e-mail may be insecure. If you are being asked for unnecessary personal information, you should seriously consider ending contact with that person(s). No matter how nice (or Catholic) the person may seem, you should be aware that they may be attempting to acquire personal information for improper - and possibly harmful - purposes. NEVER provide any personal information beyond what is necessary and proper. By giving any personal information, you may put yourself and your loved ones in danger. Proceed at your own risk. 

Q. Someone asked me for my credit card information in connection with a post I submitted. What should I do?

A. You should NEVER provide any credit card information in connection with user posts in non-commercial sections. You may notify the other party that it is a violation of our terms to ask for such information. Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site. If the request purports to come from us, remember that we do not charge you for posts in non-commercial sections and would never unexpectedly require you to provide credit card information (especially via e-mail!). If you suspect fraud, note that it may be wise to notify law enforcement or other appropriate authorities.

Q. I am concerned that another user is attempting to gather information about me or my family. Is this possible?

A. Unfortunately, this is possible. Unscrupulous individuals may post here (or respond to posts) for the sole purpose of gathering information. They may or may not be who they say, and they may or may not live up to what they promise. They may be attempting to collect information for marketing or other purposes. They may be planning to take advantage of or harm individuals in various ways. In consideration of this, we highly recommend that you use extreme caution with regard to your use of this site. We suggest that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site (e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise) and that you use a P.O. Box (as applicable) to help protect your private information and that you pay any amounts (e.g. to sellers who may appear in commercial sections) by a private money order. We strongly advise you to protect all personal information and warn you not to give out any personal facts/details, etc. Remember that use of this site is at your own risk. You have no recourse to us for any damages which may occur as a result of use of this site. (Refer also to other questions herein and on all other applicable pages for additional considerations and tips.)

Q. I am responding to a post and the other party is being unreasonable. Can you help?

A. No. We are not a party to your transactions / activities. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation is at your own risk. Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party.

Q. The other party did not do what they promised. Can you help?

A. Sorry, no. We regret that such situations may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Should you experience problems, you may attempt to resolve them with the other party. As applicable, you may seek legal remedies. Remember also that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities. Use of this site is at your own risk. Note: Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party as we are unable to personally assist you.

Q. I have responded to post, but the other party is not responsive to my e-mail. What should I do?

A. First of all, remember that individuals may check their e-mail accounts infrequently (especially if they have a special account for use on a single site like this one). Also, e-mails may get lost, accidentally deleted, filtered out, etc. Or, persons may be inundated with e-mail and may not be able to respond to each one, or their e-mail address may have changed, or they simply may not have the inclination to respond. If appropriate, you may send a follow up e-mail. If they do not respond again, you should not continue sending them e-mail.

Q. The other party is not responding to my e-mail. Can you help?

A. No. We are not a party to your transactions / activities. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation is at your own risk. Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party.

Q. I assisted another user, but I feel the person is extremely inconsiderate or ungrateful. What do you recommend?

A. In cases like this, we think it's best to reflect on times where you may have been ungrateful to God or to others. Then, offer the experience up in reparation. Remember that you did a kindness and now have an opportunity to make the good work even more pleasing to the Lord!

Q. What if another use of this site is not who they say they are?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all use of this site involves risk and that information about submitters / advertisers / individuals / groups / organizations / etc. which may appear on this site is not verified and is not endorsed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities. Use of this site is at your own risk. Note: As applicable, you may report problems with other users to law enforcement or other appropriate authorities.

Q. What if a user of this site misrepresents / lies about their Catholicity / knowledge / qualities / age / gender / experience / qualifications / etc.?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities.

Q. What if another user of this site lies, behaves inappropriately, has offensive behavior or qualities, etc.?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the other party or, as appropriate/required by law, you should contact law enforcement and seek any other appropriate legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Q. What if another user of this site talks disparagingly about me or tells others about my personal details?

A. We regret that such incidents may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. As indicated, we recommend extreme caution with person information. Remember that all use of this site involves risk. Should you experience problems, you may attempt to resolve them with the other party. As applicable, you may seek legal remedies. Remember also that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Q. Will you help me with a problem with another user?

A. No. We are not a party to your transactions / activities. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation is at your own risk. Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party as we are unable to personally assist you.

Q. How can I get answers to my questions?

A. Try here for questions / answers.

Q. Where can I view an index to content on this site?

A. Try here for a variety of indexes to content on this site, including the General A - Z Index which may contain over 10,000 entries.

Q. How can I get answers to my questions regarding the 'Give & Take' Section?

A. Click here for more information regarding the 'Give & Take' Section.

Q. How can I get answers to my questions regarding the 'Book Review & Exchange' Section?

A. Click here for more information regarding the 'Book Review & Exchange' Section.

Q. How can I get answers to my questions regarding the Volunteers' Corner?

A. Click here for more information regarding the Volunteers' Corner.

Q. How can I get answers to my questions regarding the Commercial Sections?

A. Click here for more information regarding the commercial sections.

Q. How can I check the system date / time?

A. Click here to check the system date / time.

Q. Where can I access the 'Reflections'?

A. Click link on side bar or click here to view Reflections. Note that main section pages may also contain a link to 'Reflections'.

Q. Where can I access papal documents on this site?

A. Click here for 'Classic Encyclicals & Other Papal Documents'. 

Q. How can I view the MCS Daily Digest?

A. Click link on side bar or click here to view the MCS Daily Digest.

Q. How can I view current information about this site?

A. Click here for 'Notices' page. Click here for Site Update page. Click here for MCS Calendar. Click here for the MCS Daily Digest. Click here for 'What's New' page. 

Q. How can I find out what's new on this site?

A. Click here for 'What's New' page. 

Q. How can I find out what items may be coming soon to this site?

A. Click here for 'coming soon' items.

Q. How can I view featured sections? 

A. Click here for 'Featured Sections'

Q. Where can I access the free resources (e.g. fliers) available on this site?

A. Click here for 'Resources'.

Q. How can I sign your guestbook?

A. Click here for our guestbook.

Q. How can I complete your survey?

A. Click here for our survey.

Q. Where can I view timely notices?

A. Click here for 'Notices'.

Q. Where can I view the MCS Calendar?

A. Click here for the MCS Calendar.

Q. Where can I view Site Update information?

A. Click here for the Site Update page.

Q. Which pages should I check each day for updates / notices / etc.?

A. You should be careful to check the following each day for alerts / planned outages / etc.: Notices | MCS Calendar | Site Update | MCS Daily Digest.

Q. Is there 'live chat' on this site?

A. No. [Update: Chat may now be available. Click here for more information.]

Q. There's so much to do here that I don't know where to start - what should I do?

A. If you have already visited the Reception Desk, try clicking here for a variety of items to consider.

Q. How can I obtain more help using this site?

A. For additional assistance, try here.

Q. For optimal display of this site, what do you recommend?

A. Click here for recommendations / requirements. 

Q. What should I do if I experience a technical problem with this site?

A. Click here for information on technical matters.

Q. Why aren't links underlined? 

A. You may have this turned off. To resolve, try checking your browser settings.

Q. Must my browser be able to display tables to view this site?

A. Yes. This site requires a browser that is able to properly display tables. For more information regarding system requirements, click here.

Q. How can I prevent printed pages from being cut off?

A. For best results, set your print margins to .25" in all directions. If your printer cannot handle these margins, consider printing in 'landscape' mode (try 'page setup' options).

Q. How can I view the most current version of a page?

A. To view the most current version of a page, try your browser's 'Refresh' button.

Q. How can I make the font size larger?

A. You may be able to make the font size larger by adjusting your browser settings. Note however, that this may distort the appearance of the page.

Q. If the content displayed is not current, how may I see the current content?

A. It may be necessary to use the refresh button to see current content.

Q. What does 'perennial Magisterium' mean?

A. The term 'perennial Magisterium' as used on this site refers to the constant teaching of the Roman Catholic Church (i.e. the constant, unchanged teaching of the popes and bishops united with him from the founding of the Church onward). 

Q. What do "MCS" and "CCC" mean?

A. The acronym "MCS" may mean "MyCatholicSource.com" and the acronym "CCC" may mean "CatholicCommunityCenter.com".

Q. Is this an "official" Catholic site? Is it "claiming the name Catholic"?

A. No. This site is not an "official" Catholic site. It is run by lay persons with no special authority or standing in the Church. While we include a great variety of Catholic material (some from officially approved sources), we do not intend to "claim the name Catholic" for purposes of securing hierarchical approval. Rather, the term "Catholic" may be used herein as descriptive of content / persons involved in site operation / etc., but the term "Catholic" is not operative as being an official endeavor / organization of the Catholic Church and we therefore do not intend to 'claim the name Catholic.'

Q. Is "Jesu" a typo?

A. No. "Jesu" is Latin for Jesus.

Q. Why do dates appear here as "#### A.D." instead of "A.D. ####"?

A. Traditionally in the English language, A.D. (for Anno Domini, "the year of Our Lord") is placed before the year, whereas B.C. is placed after the year. However, it is now also common to place A.D. after the year. For convenience, we have generally employed this latter method of dating throughout this site. 

Q. Why do Scripture references on this site sometimes contain the name of their human author?

A. While it is true that Holy Scripture was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, it is also true that human authors were employed as "living instruments" in the writing of Holy Scripture. On this site, we may sometimes wish to highlight the fact that a certain passage is from the New Testament so we may indicate the human author along with a Scripture reference - e.g. "St. Paul, 1 Cor. 1:1". Note that such individuals are often immediately recognized as New Testament authors even by those who may not recognize that a particular book of the Bible is contained in the New Testament (that is, a reader may not realize that "1 Cor. 1:1" is from the New Testament, but the same reader may realize that "St. Paul, 1 Cor. 1:1" is a reference to the New Testament).

Q. How can I add a post? 

A. To add a post, find the applicable add page and follow the instructions. For more information on where to contribute posts, click here.

Q. Where may I contribute posts?

A. You may submit a post in any applicable section (according to the guidelines). For information on non-commercial sections which accept posts, click here. For commercial areas, click here.

Q. Does it cost any money to post in non-commercial sections?

A. No. Posts in all non-commercial sections are free. Those in commercial sections - e.g. advertisements - require a small processing fee (which may start as low as $9.95). For more information regarding sections on this site, click here. For more information regarding commercial sections, click here. Reminder: All advertising in non-commercial sections is forbidden.

Q. How can I decide where to post?

A. For assistance determining where to post, click here.

Q. How many posts may I submit?

A. Click here for information on maximums. Please note that this page is a general guideline. We may occasionally allow increased posting - or we may limit posting even further. For more information, refer to the Notices page, Site Update page, the MCS Calendar, and the Daily Digest.

Q. Why are there limits to the number of posts that may be submitted?

A. We may limit the number of posts allowed for various reasons. For example: (1) to keep this site manageable, (2) to prevent it from being dominated by a few individuals, (3) to enhance processing speed / efficiency, (4) to avoid overwhelming visitors with countless posts, (5) to keep the site running smoothly and not clog it down with large numbers of posts, (6) to discourage trivial posts and encourage persons to submit only the best posts, etc.

Q. What happens if I submit more than the allowed number of posts? 

A. If you submit more than the allowed number of posts, your posts may be subject to auto rejection and you may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. Are there any items that I shouldn't reference in my post?

A. Yes. Try here for a list of prohibited items.

Q. Where can I find more guidelines concerning submissions?

A. For additional guidelines regarding submissions, be sure to review all instructions, terms, tips, FAQs, Q & A's, etc. For general submission tips, click here. For submission tips for sections, click here. For submission information for articles, click here

Q. Is any information I submit subject to publication on the site (or other materials)?

A. Yes any/all information submitted (even that submitted by your computer without your specific direction) may be subject to publication on the site or other materials. Remember that by submitting your post you agree to all terms. Reminder: This applies to all posts / ads / feedback / correspondence / etc.

Q. Will the information I submit be verified?

A. At our sole option, we may - but are not required to - occasionally attempt to verify some information. This may or may not occur on a random basis. If you do not respond to our verification on a timely basis, the post - and all your future posts to this site - may be automatically rejected. [Note that if we do verify details regarding your post, we will not ask for personal information.] Users of this site, however, should assume that no details regarding posts have been verified. You should also keep in mind that we may take various actions based on the results of any attempted verification (e.g. blocking future posts, reporting information to authorities, etc.). Note however that we are not obligated to verify any information or to take any specific action upon the results of any verification. Also note that records suspected of being false may be automatically rejected without any verification.

Q. What is a "form" / "add form" / "add page" / etc.?

A. A "form" / "add form" / "add page" / etc. may refer to any form that may be used to submit data.

Q. On an "add page", the form indicates that a field - which is not supposed to be required - must contain data. What should I do?

A. If a field is not required but the form states that the field must contain data, it may be possible to put "N/A" or a " " (an empty space). Note that you may have deleted some default information from the field in question.

Q. Don't some options on 'Add pages' tend to disclose personal information? Should I ever provide this information?

A. The fields on various 'Add pages' may request input of some personal information (e.g. diocese, city/state, etc.). Wherever applicable, these fields are optional (e.g. you may put "N/A"). When not optional, you still always have the option of not submitting your post. As indicated, we recommend extreme caution regarding the release of any personal information. Use of these pages is at your own risk. Note: You should also be careful not to unintentionally disclose any personal information.

Q. How can I determine my diocese? Is this information required?

A. To determine your diocese, you may contact your parish priest. Note that the name of your diocese may be considered personal information. As indicated, we recommend extreme caution with regard to personal information. Where applicable/allowed, you may put "N/A" instead of stating your actual diocese. Remember that this information is optional unless explicitly required. If required and you do not wish to provide this information, you may not submit a post in that section. Remember that all participation is at your own risk and you have no recourse to us for any consequence / damage / loss / etc. which may arise in connection with use of this site. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. What does the message "Please enter only letter, digit, and ".,-?/()!&*+"':;" characters in the 'Description' field" mean?

A. This type of message may mean that your post contains an invalid character, symbol, carriage return, etc. The error message should direct you to the field which contains the invalid item(s). To resolve the error, review your post and remove invalid item(s). 

Q. What if I can't fit my post within the 250 (or other) character limit?

A. Sorry, but if a field allows only a certain number of characters, you must keep your text within the stated limits. These limits keep posts concise and keep the site more manageable. Special note: In a number of sections, there may be multiple fields which each allow 250 characters. If so, you may be able to break up your post into various fields (as applicable). [Please Note: We now allow article submissions. For more information, click here]

Q. Why are there categories for Roman Catholics in some sections?

A. In a perfect world, such classifications would not be necessary. However, especially since Vatican II, the Church has seen many of her members fall into disunity, some of whom remain Catholic "in name only". Unfortunately, therefore, we think these classifications may be helpful to users of this site. For assistance with the meaning of terms such as "traditional", "progressive", etc., click here. Note that we do not guarantee accuracy of these classifications. Information about religious affiliation is provided by users and has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the users and may be inaccurate. Note that these classifications are not available in all sections of this site. Also note that posts which appear to contain a dishonest classification (e.g. one of a "Traditional Catholic" who argues for 'female priests') may be subject to auto rejection and those who submit them may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. I am not Catholic, but the only options listed are for Catholics. What should I do?

A. If no option exists for non-Catholics on an 'Add page', the section does not allow posts of non-Catholics. If so, do not post there if you are not Catholic. You may try another section, if desired. Note that posts of non-Catholics who pose as Catholics may be subject to auto rejection and those who submit them may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. None of the options apply to me. What should I do?

A. If the options on an 'Add page' don't apply to you, you may be in a restricted section. For example, if you are not Catholic and are posting in a section limited to Catholics only, the options will not be applicable to you. If so, you may not post in that section (also see question above). If you are Catholic, but don't think the options apply to you, try reviewing the question above for assistance in selecting an option. If an option is required and none apply to you, you may be unable to post in that area. 

Q. Besides the 'submit' button, are there other ways to submit a form?

A. Yes. Besides the submit button, forms may be submitted by pressing the Enter key (where applicable). There may also be other means of submitting form data. Note that all terms apply regardless of the method of submission.

Q. What records are you required to keep regarding my posts / correspondence with you / etc.? How must records be kept and for how long?

A. We are not required to keep any records whatsoever regarding your posts / correspondence to or from you / etc. Should we keep any correspondence, we are not required to keep it for any amount of time or by any particular method. We may keep any records in any manner of our choosing, with no liability whatsoever to any party. Remember that by using this site you agree to all our terms.

Q. Is it true that certain words may cause the automatic rejection of posts / feedback / etc.?

A. Yes. Certain words or derivations of those words (e.g. profanities, anti-Catholic remarks, etc.) may cause the automatic rejection of posts / feedback / etc. 

Q. Why might a post be subject to auto rejection?

A. Click here for more information on this topic. 

Q. Why isn't my post the same as when I submitted it?

A. As indicated, we may make any changes whatsoever to posts (including additions / changes / deletions). Remember that by submitting your post you agree to all terms.

Q. Will you notify me if you change / delete my post? Should I contact you?

A. We are not required to notify you if we change / delete your post. Although we may notify you if we make certain changes or delete your post, you should not expect such notification. Further, do not contact us regarding any changes / deletions. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. Might you change the category of my post?

A. We may change the category of your post at any time without notice and without recourse.

Q. Why did you abbreviate certain words or otherwise change my post?

A. We may make changes to posts for any reason of our choosing (including to make the post conform to our policies, to make posts clearer, to correct items deemed to be errors, etc.). Of course, we prefer not to make changes since it takes up more of our time, but we reserve the right to do so. Note that some changes made to posts may prevent them from not appearing on the site. Note also that by submitting a post you agree that we may make any changes whatsoever to submissions at our sole option, without any recourse.

Q. You changed my post category - what should I do?

A. As indicated, we reserve the right make any changes whatsoever to posts at our sole discretion, with no recourse. Note that by submitting a post you agree to all our terms. We regret if any changes made to posts are undesirable. However, if you do not like changes made to your post, please do not contact us. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. I included my e-mail address with my submission, but it doesn't appear with my post. Why not?

A. At our sole option, we may delete provided e-mail addresses. We may do this for any or no reason, occasionally or for certain periods of time or indefinitely, and we may do it selectively or grouped or in total, and may be especially likely to do this if we suspect a problem, or if an address is or seems inappropriate / invalid / questionable / too long / contains advertising or is commercial / includes certain keywords, or even if we deem that the post might generate excessive unwanted e-mail (we do not, however, promise to delete any e-mail addresses for any reason). 

Q. My submission contained my e-mail address (or other information), but it does not appear on the site. What should I do?

A. We do not guarantee that any element of your submission (including your e-mail address) will appear on this site. Remember that we may add/delete/change any element of your submission for any reason (or for no reason) at our sole discretion without any recourse. Further, we are not required to notify you of any changes, provide reason(s) for any changes, correspond with you regarding any changes, answer questions regarding any changes, etc., and you may not appeal our decision(s). Please do not contact us regarding any changes to posts. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. You changed my Catholic affiliation - what should I do?

A. As indicated, we reserve the right make any changes whatsoever to posts at our sole discretion, with no recourse. Note that by submitting a post you agree to all our terms. We regret if any changes made to posts are undesirable. However, if you do not like changes made to your post, please do not contact us. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. You changed / deleted other information in my post - what should I do?

A. As indicated, we reserve the right make any changes whatsoever to posts at our sole discretion, with no recourse. Note that by submitting a post you agree to all our terms. We regret if any changes made to posts are undesirable. However, if you do not like changes made to your post, please do not contact us. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. I don't like a change you made to my post - what can I do?

A. As indicated, we reserve the right make any changes whatsoever to posts at our sole discretion, with no recourse. Note that by submitting a post you agree to all our terms. We regret if any changes made to posts are undesirable. However, if you do not like changes made to your post, please do not contact us. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. How can I change my post?

A. Sorry, but we are unable to honor requests to make changes to any posts. Note: Please do not contact us to request changes to posts. All such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who submit such requests may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. I made a mistake in my post - can I change it?

A. Sorry, no. You should be careful that the content you submit is correct/complete/etc. prior to submission since it cannot be changed once it has been submitted. Note: Please do not contact us regarding such matters. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who send such correspondence may be banned from future posting.

Q. I just submitted a post, but need to change it - is that possible?

A. Sorry, no. You should be careful that the content you submit is correct/complete/etc. prior to submission since it cannot be changed once it has been submitted. Note: Please do not contact us regarding such matters. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who send such correspondence may be banned from future posting.

Q. Can my post ever change once it appears on the site?

A. Not by you, however we may change it for any reason at our sole option, without recourse.

Q. Why can't you change my post which appears on the site at my request?

A. We can't change posts appearing on the site upon request from users for a number of reasons (e.g. because our system is not set up to efficiently change posts, because this would consume too much of our time/resources, because it would tend to discourage users from being careful when they submit posts, etc.). 

Q. What if I want to delete my post?

A. Sorry, but we are unable to honor requests to delete posts. Note: Please do not contact us regarding such matters. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who send such correspondence may be banned from future posting.

Q. Can users request changes to or deletion of others' posts?

A. No. Users may not request changes to or deletions of others' posts. Note: If there is a code of conduct violation regarding the actual content of a post appearing on our site, you may report it to us. Click here for more information.

Q. Does the notation "information is provided by users" intend to exclude the possibility that you may make various corrections, deletions, additions, etc. to such information?

A. No, the notation "information is provided by users" does not intend to exclude the possibility that we may make various corrections, deletions, additions, etc. to such information.

Q. I just submitted a post, but want to delete it - is that possible?

A. Sorry, no. You should be careful that the content you submit is correct/complete/etc. prior to submission since it cannot be changed or deleted once it has been submitted. Note: Please do not contact us regarding such matters. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who send such correspondence may be banned from future posting.

Q. Can I request that my post be cancelled or deleted?

A. No. Once a post is submitted, you may not request its cancellation or deletion. Please do not contact us about such matters. Note that any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who submit such correspondence may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. What if my post appears beyond the length of time indicated on the timetables and I want to make a change to it or otherwise make it current?

A. As indicated, we cannot honor requests to make changes to posts. This is true even if posts appear on the site well beyond the amount of time indicated on the timetables.

Q. What if my post appears beyond the length of time indicated on the timetables and I want it to be deleted?

A. As indicated, we cannot honor requests to delete posts. This is true even if posts appear on the site well beyond the amount of time indicated on the timetables.

Q. How can I replace my old post with a new post?

A. Sorry, but posts cannot be "replaced".

Q. My post disappeared from the site even though the number of days indicated in the timetables has not passed. What happened?

A. Please remember that the timetables are a general guide only. Posts may appear for a much longer or shorter time than indicated on the timetables (and may even disappear / reappear). This may be especially likely to happen if posting volume is high, or due to other causes. As indicated, we do not guarantee that any post will ever appear on this site or that any post(s) will appear for any given length of time.

Q. My post disappeared from the site even though I would still like it to appear. What should I do?

A. To keep content fresh, records may disappear at any time. For general timetable information, click here. If your post no longer appears, do NOT resubmit it. If you still wish your post to appear, you may consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. Classified Ad), as applicable. 

Q. What are some reasons you may remove posts?

A. We may remove posts for any reason [including code of conduct violations, problems with users, heavy post volume, problem with submitter(s), etc.]. Posts may also automatically disappear as time passes.

Q. What is a "post"?

A. The term "post" may refer to any information / advertisement / feedback / etc. submitted by a user(s) via any method (e.g. by form / e-mail / mail / fax / phone / etc.). Note that the term "post" may also include user-submitted articles, wherever applicable.

Q. May all submissions be called "posts"?

A. Yes, all submissions (including advertisements and feedback submissions) may be called "posts".

Q. Are all posts free?

A. All non-commercial posts are free. Those in commercial sections - e.g. advertisements - require a small processing fee (which may start as low as $9.95). For more information regarding sections on this site, click here. For more information regarding commercial sections, click here.

Q. Who may post here?

A. To post here, you must be a legal-aged adult (no minors) who is legally allowed to post, and you must meet all our terms/requirements (click here for more information). Where applicable, you must be Catholic / a practicing Catholic. You must not have been banned from future posting. Other restrictions may apply. All transactions / activities (including posting, responding to posts, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) are subject to any applicable laws. Note: Do not post here if you are a minor or if you otherwise do not meet our guidelines. If you violate our policies, you may be banned from future posting on this site and/or we may take other action(s) at our sole discretion, as applicable, including notification of law enforcement and/or authorities and/or other legal action(s).

Q. Can minors post here?

A. To post here, you must be a legal-aged adult (no minors) who is legally allowed to post, and you must meet all our terms/requirements (click here for more information). Note: Do not post here if you are a minor or if you otherwise do not meet our guidelines. If you violate our policies, you may be banned from future posting on this site and/or we may take other action(s) at our sole discretion, as applicable, including notification of law enforcement and/or authorities and/or other legal action(s).

Q. Are third party posts allowed?

A. Third party posts are prohibited (unless we explicitly state otherwise). Do not submit unauthorized third party posts!

Q. Who will be able to see my submission? 

A. Just about anyone with a connected computer may be able to see your submission. Even if your submission does not presently appear on the site, it is possible that others may still see it. Reminder: By submitting your post, you have given us permission to use it freely wherever we choose (so it may even appear offline, in newsletters, in ads, etc.), so the 'whole world' may potentially see your submission. 

Q. What information should I include with my submission?

A. This is a personal decision, but remember that you should not include anything you do not want the "whole world" to see (including non-Catholics, anti-Catholics, etc.). Remember that we recommend extreme caution with regard to all personal information (including your name, e-mail address, diocese, etc.) If in doubt, do not submit! Remember also that some information may be submitted automatically by your computer (e.g. IP number, browser type, etc.). If this is unacceptable to you, do not submit posts. As indicated, all participation is at your own risk and you have no recourse to us for any consequence / damage / loss / etc. which may arise in connection with use of this site. Proceed at your own risk. Note: For our privacy statement, click here.

Q. Is every part of my submission subject to publication on the site?

A. Yes, every part of your submission may be subject to publication on the site, including information submitted automatically by your computer.

Q. Do you verify posts?

A. We may occasionally verify some details regarding some posts at our sole option (but we are not required to do so). This may or may not occur on a random basis. If you do not respond to our verification on a timely basis, the post - and all your future posts to this site - may be automatically rejected. [Note that if we do verify details regarding your post, we will not ask for personal information.] Users of this site, however, should assume that no details regarding posts have been verified.

Q. If you ever verify any details concerning posts, will you ask for personal information?

A. No. If we verify details regarding posts, we will NOT ask for personal information, require you to 'log in', provide a password, etc. [Receive an e-mail allegedly from us? Click here for assistance in determining whether an e-mail is really from us.]

Q. Do you prohibit posts that you disagree with?

A. We may display or not display posts whether we agree with them or not. However, we reserve the right to prohibit posts for any reason. The fact that a post appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. In fact, we do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / submitter / individual / group / item / topic / activity / event / message / opinion / point of view / etc.

Q. What does it mean that Catholic or traditional items may receive preference?

A. This means that we may give preference to Catholic posts, especially traditional Catholic posts. For example, an announcement regarding Confirmation may receive preference over, say, an announcement for a new business. This may especially occur, for example, if we are restricting the number of records or if we are behind in processing (or for any other reason).

Q. What if I want to respond to a post?

A. Each post on this site is independent. Do not refer to previous submissions (yours or others) with your post. You may consider contacting individuals directly about their post if they have provided their e-mail address. 

Q. How can I respond to a post?

A. You may respond directly to the poster (the "submitter") if their e-mail address was provided. If not, you may not respond to the post. Remember that information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / submitter / individual / group / item / topic / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Note: Please do not submit a response to us regarding any post (e.g. using the feedback pages or any other "Add post" pages). Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who send it may be banned from future posting on this site. Reminder: You may submit your own post on any applicable topic, but all posts on this site are to be independent. Do not reference other post(s) with your post.

Q. Why can't I respond to another post via this site?

A. This site is not designed for back and forth dialogue about posts. Remember that each post here is independent and should stand alone. This way, there are no long threads to follow, no 'endless scrolling', no off-topic posts, no 'flame wars', etc. Also, it allows content to remain 'fresher' (not that records may automatically expire and your response to another's post could be confusing if the original record no longer appeared). Instead, as desired, you may consider contacting individuals directly about their post if they have provided their e-mail address. 

Q. I am uncomfortable about corresponding with strangers. What should I do?

A. You are absolutely right to be uncomfortable about corresponding with strangers. In fact, we recommend that many individuals do not participate (especially in various sections) for just this reason. For those who do participate, we recommend using extreme caution with all personal information. Remember, that all use of this site involves risk. If you can't afford to or don't want to take such risks, you should not participate. Should you experience problems, you may notify law enforcement or seek other legal remedies, as applicable. Remember also that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, responding to posts, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences related to your use of this site (and related materials).

Q. Do all posts on this site meet our guidelines?

A. We cannot guarantee that any post(s) whatsoever meet any/all of our guidelines.

Q. Are all posts appearing on this site truthful?

A. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee the truthfulness of any item. Note that even if a user has 'certified' the truth of a post, there is still no guarantee that the post actually is truthful.

Q. Are posts / ads appearing on the site comprehensive?

A. Generally speaking, no. Posts / ads are limited in scope and may omit important details. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad content / submitter / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section.

Q. Do you monitor posts / ads / submitters / etc.?

A. We do not monitor posts / ads / submitters / etc. on this site* and we cannot guarantee that any posts / ads are accurate or truthful. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / submitter / item / etc. Note that we may - but are not required to - subject posts to a review process to weed out items which appear to be questionable. This process is not full-proof. Use of this site is at your own risk. [* Note, however, that all actions connected with use of this site may be monitored, at our sole option.]

Q. If a post is reviewed and it appears on the site, does that mean it is "approved"?

A. No. We do not "approve" of any post (including ads).

Q. Do you promise to review all posts?

A. No. We do not promise that any/all posts will be subject to a review.

Q. Since a post / ad / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. is referenced here, can I be sure that it is not contrary to the perennial Magisterium?

A. Unfortunately, no. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of posts / ads / individuals / groups / items / organizations / products / services / topics / messages / submitters / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain posts / individuals / groups / items / organizations / institutions / advertisers / products / services / charities / publications / websites / providers / events / activities / messages / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Does the fact that a post appears on this site mean that the content of the post is unobjectionable?

A. No. The fact that a post appears here may only mean that no reason was found not to display the post. This doesn't mean that there IS no reason, only that such a reason may not have been noticed. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that posts appearing on this site are not objectionable. If a post appears here that violates our code of conduct, you may report it to us. Click here for more information. Note: Please report problems with actual post content only. Do not report problems with other users / disagreements with others / etc.

Q. How can I be sure that what is stated in a post / ad is accurate & truthful?

A. There is no guarantee that any information is accurate or truthful. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad content / submitter / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of posts / ads does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities at your own risk. 

Q. Can you guarantee that any post / ad / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / provider / activity / event / message / etc. is "safe"?

A. No. We do not guarantee that any item is "safe". In fact, we caution that items may be dangerous/harmful in various ways. We do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / provider / activity / event / message / etc., even if it appears on or site. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of posts / ads does not imply our endorsement. All use of this site is at your own risk. 

Q. Can you guarantee that any post / ad / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / provider / activity / event / message / etc. is "safe" if it is sponsored by / associated with the Catholic Church / a Catholic parish / etc.?

A. Unfortunately, no. The fact that an item may be sponsored by / associated with the Catholic Church / a Catholic parish / etc. does not necessarily guarantee that it is "safe". Note also that some may give the appearance of being sponsored by / affiliated with the Catholic Church, but are actually opposed to the Church. Remember also that information contained here is not verified and that we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Inclusion of posts / ads / etc. does not imply our endorsement. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.), and we do not mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk Users are cautioned that certain posts / individuals / groups / items / organizations / institutions / advertisers / products / services / charities / publications / websites / providers / events / activities / messages / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc., regardless of their stated Catholicity. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. Can you tell me more about a post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. that is referenced on this site?

A. No. If you want more information about items, consider contacting the submitter / individual / group / organization / institution / advertiser / charity / religious order / publication / website / provider / etc. directly. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not have special knowledge about the above indicated items (or about those who post or advertise regarding them). Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / charity / religious order / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. Please do not contact us for more information regarding any item which appears on this site. 

Q. Do you guarantee the quality of any post(s) / ad(s) / product(s) / service(s) / website(s) / publication(s) / information / etc.?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any post(s) / ad(s) / product(s) / service(s) / website(s) / publication(s) / information / etc. Nothing oral or written to the contrary.

Q. Are images allowed with posts?

A. Images are not allowed with posts unless specifically indicated.

Q. Are symbols allowed in my posts?

A. No. Do not include symbols in your posts. If you include symbols in your post(s), your post(s) may be subject to auto rejection and you may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. Can I include html text in my post?

A. No. Do not submit any html text. If you include html text in your post(s), your post may be subject to auto rejection and you may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. May I solicit contributions from other users in my post?

A. Do not solicit contributions from any other users! Note: This excludes the commercial sections of this site in which such solicitations may be allowed, according to the indicated guidelines.

Q. Why are organization names / company names / product names / brand names / website addresses / event names, etc. prohibited in non-commercial posts?

A. Organization names / company names / product names / brand names / website addresses / event names, etc. are prohibited in non-commercial posts precisely because they are non-commercial. You are, however, free to include this information, where applicable, in personal correspondence (or use the commercial sections of the site where such information is allowed). Remember that you may never include any organization names / company names / product names / brand names / website addresses / event names, etc. in non-commercial sections or your post - and all future posts - may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. Who is responsible for supplying appropriate / correct information?

A. You and you alone are responsible for supplying appropriate / correct information wherever required.

Q. Must the category I select be applicable to what I am posting about?

A. Yes. The category you select must be applicable to what you are posting about. If it is not, we may change it, or your post may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. What category should I select if my post fits into more than one category?

A. You should choose the most applicable category for your post. Do not submit the same post in more than one category.

Q. What if I need more space for my post?

A. Sorry, but field limits are fixed. You may wish to consider various ways to shorten your post. As applicable you may use suitable, limited abbreviations. [Note: We now accept user submitted articles. Please consider submitting your long post as an article. For more information, click here.]

Q. What if I exceed the maximum length in any given field (e.g. number of words / number of characters)?

A. Do not exceed the maximums of any field. If you do, your post may be subject to auto rejection. Or, at our sole option, we may truncate your text, abbreviate your text, delete / change your text, etc. Please do not submit posts which exceed maximum allowed lengths or you may be banned from future posting on this site. 

Q. I want to include more information regarding my Catholic affiliation - is this possible?

A. When indicating your Catholic affiliation, you are limited to the options which are provided. [Note that you may put "traditional Catholic" elsewhere in your post, as appropriate, if you choose.]

Q. May I name well-known heretics / apostates / schismatics in my post?

A. No (although it may be allowable for certain posts to include such names - e.g. if post is clearly contrary to them). Note that if you include any such name(s) in your post which may appear to be the name of a well-known heretic / apostate / schismatic / etc. (including Protestant 'Reformers'), your post may be subject to auto rejection. [Note: If another person's name is the same or sounds similar to a well-known heretic / apostate / schismatic / etc. (including a Protestant 'Reformer'), you should properly distinguish it from the well-known person - e.g. "Martin Luther (not the 'Reformer')". Be sure to use quotes around terms such as 'Reformer' (if you don't we may add them). Also be sure you do not offer any praise whatsoever to heretics / apostates / schismatics.]

Q. Should I avoid abbreviations in my posts?

A. Yes. If you use any abbreviations in your post, they should be spelled out (unless they are abbreviations that 'everyone knows'). Note that if you include unknown abbreviations or excess abbreviations in your submission, your post may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. What if I want to submit images with my posts?

A. You may not submit images with your posts (unless this is specifically allowed). If you submit images where this is not allowed (or attempt to do so), you may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. May I discuss food related items here?

A. We prefer that food related discussions be avoided (as applicable). However, the discussion of some food related items may be allowable. Note that all food items / food references / provider names / described products (food and otherwise) etc. must be "vegetarian friendly" (Why?). If you submit a post which does not meet our guidelines, your post - and all future posts, may be subject to auto rejection. 

Q. Do you prohibit references to items that are not "vegetarian friendly"? If so, why?

A. We prohibit references to items that are not "vegetarian friendly" - including those concerning food, accessories, etc. [we do allow general references phrased in a "vegetarian friendly" manner (e.g. 'gourmet sandwiches'/'sandwiches', 'accessories', etc.)]. While we understand the great and incomparable dignity of humans being made in the image and likeness of God, we also recognize a 'brotherhood', so to speak with lesser creatures, who - sharing the same Creator - are "reflections of God". As St. Francis of Assisi has said, "Those who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity will deal likewise with their fellow man." We wish that compassion on this site be extended to humans - of any age, born and unborn - as well as to God's lesser creatures, the animals. Further, we wish to be considerate of the sensitivities of animal loving persons who use this site. Remember that originally - before the Fall of Man - all people and all animals were vegetarian as that was the will of God (see Gen. 1:29-30). Therefore, it is good to remember the fact that because something is merely allowed, does not necessarily make it the desired condition. As indicated above, all food items / food references / provider names / described products (food and otherwise) / etc. must be "vegetarian friendly". If you submit a post which does not meet our guidelines, your post - and all future posts, may be subject to auto rejection. 

Q. Are submissions processed immediately?

A. No. Submissions are processed at our discretion.

Q. When does processing of posts occur?

A. Processing of posts may occur at any time upon the submission of a post, but we do not guarantee anything concerning when processing may occur.

Q. Is there any guarantee that you will actually receive my submission?

A. Sorry, but we are unable to guarantee that we will receive any given submission(s). Note that even if a confirmation page is displayed, there is no guarantee that we will actually receive your submission.

Q. In what order are submissions processed?

A. We may process submissions in any order of our choosing. This order may be subject to frequent (even daily/hourly/etc.) variation.

Q. Do certain submissions receive preference?

A. Certain submissions may receive preference. This especially may occur, for example, if we are restricting the number of records or if we are behind in processing (or for any other reason).

Q. Are all submissions subject to identical processing/procedures?

A. No. Processing procedures may vary by session, time, date, section, post type, post topic/category, type of submitter, etc.

Q. Do you promise to review all posts?

A. No. We do not promise that any/all posts will be subject to any review whatsoever.

Q. What might a 'review' of a user post entail? Who performs this 'review'?

A. If posts are 'reviewed' (we do not promise to review posts), this may mean that the item is merely screened electronically based on certain keyword(s) or matched against other criteria. Posts may or may not be seen by a human. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any 'review', nor do we promise that any/all posts will be subject to a review.

Q. What steps are included in "processing"?

A. The term "processing" refers to our internal process(es), which may be many or few step(s), and which may vary depending upon the submission, type of submission, posting category, section, scheduling, subjective decisions, etc. Specifically, any human or machine involvement which occurs upon or after submission - no matter how slight, may constitute "processing".

Q. Does a special permission / oversight / exemption / etc. set a precedent? Are you required to correct it / repeat it / continue it?

A. A special permission / oversight / exception / exemption / etc. does not set a precedent and we are not required to correct it, repeat it, or continue it. [Note that any number of special permissions / oversights / exceptions / exemptions / etc. does not set a precedent and does not require us to correct it, repeat it, or continue it.]

Q. What sources might you use to determine / help determine the disposition / appearance / content / etc. of any post / ad?

A. We may use any source whatsoever (including written / personal / machine generated / etc.) to determine / help determine the disposition / appearance / content / etc. of any post / ad.

Q. Does the term "processed" mean "approved"?

A. No. Processing simply refers to internal processing. Processed submissions may appear on the site or not. Remember also that we do not "approve" posts, per se.

Q. Will you contact me regarding my post?

A. We may contact you regarding your post, however we generally do not. You are somewhat more likely to be contacted by us concerning posts in certain areas (i.e. to verify certain information) or if we suspect fraudulent activity. Remember that if we do contact you, we won't ask for personal information. Note: Please do not contact us regarding your submission, unless we direct you to do so. [Did you receive an e-mail allegedly from us? Click here for assistance in determining whether an e-mail is really from us.]

Q. Do you notify me if my post is approved or not?

A. Posts are not "approved", per se. If your post will appear on the site, it may appear without our notifying you. However, we may notify you regarding the status of your post if we choose to do so (but you should not count on this). [Did you receive an e-mail allegedly from us? Click here for assistance in determining whether an e-mail is really from us.]

Q. Will I receive notification that my post has been processed or that it will appear or not appear?

A. We may notify you that your post has been processed at our sole option, but you should not expect to receive such notification. [Did you receive an e-mail allegedly from us? Click here for assistance in determining whether an e-mail is really from us.]

Q. Will you tell me exactly what is the status of my post?

A. Sorry, but no. Please do not contact us for this information as we do not have the resources to accommodate your request and the source materials may not be (readily or otherwise) available to us. Note that any correspondence concerning the status of posts may be automatically rejected. Please do not contact us for this information!

Q. How will I know if my post will appear on the site or not if I am not notified of it?

A. The best way to know is to see if your post actually appears on the site.

Q. Can you "reject" my submission for any reason whatsoever?

A. Yes. We may "reject" your submission for any reason whatsoever. Remember that by submitting your post, you agree to all our terms.

Q. Is the determination regarding the rejection / auto rejection of a post final?

A. Yes.

Q. Can I submit post(s) but not agree to all your terms?

A. No. You may not submit any post(s) without agreeing to all our terms. By the very act of submitting a post, you indicate agreement to all our terms.

Q. Can I respond to post(s) but not agree to all your terms?

A. No. You may not respond to any post(s) without agreeing to all our terms. By responding to a post, you indicate agreement to all our terms.

Q. Do you guarantee that all the content I submit will appear on the site if my post appears?

A. No. Content you submit is subject to editing / change by us. By submitting your post you agree that we may make any changes whatsoever (including additions / deletions) to requested content at our sole discretion without recourse. 

Q. How are records ordered?

A. The order of records varies and may depend on the section and page. "View" pages (in non-commercial sections) may be in descending order by ID# (assigned automatically). If so, records may appear on screen with the most recent ones first, proceeding down to the oldest records. "Search" pages (in non-commercial sections) may list records alphabetically by one or more fields. Ordering may vary and is subject to change at any time without notice.

Q. Is it acceptable to 'tweak' my post so that it appears higher on the page?

A. You may submit your post in any fitting way according to our guidelines. However, you should note that we do not guarantee the content of your post, the placement of your post, the ordering of your post, etc. The ordering of any post may change at any time without notice. Further, as new records are added or are removed, the order of existing posts may automatically change to accommodate the new recordset. Also, note that certain techniques designed to move posts higher on the page may be unacceptable (if so, your post may be subject to auto rejection). Unacceptable techniques include (but are not limited to): beginning with symbols or punctuation, adding superfluous numbers or letters (e.g. "aaaa great idea"), selecting inappropriate categories/options, etc. Note: If posts are ordered by date, it may not be possible to affect the ordering of posts via content changes.

Q. Do you guarantee that the formatting / layout / ordering of posts will remain the same or consistent?

A. We do not guarantee that the formatting / layout / ordering of posts will remain the same or consistent. Note that formatting / layout / ordering of posts may change at any time without notice. Further, as new records are added or are removed, the order of existing posts may automatically change to accommodate the new recordset. Note that we do not guarantee anything concerning the appearance / ordering of any post.

Q. Last time I made a mistake / didn't follow rules when submitting my post, but it nevertheless still appeared - why did it not appear this time?

A. If you previously made a mistake / didn't follow the rules when submitting your post, and your post nevertheless still appeared, it may have been an oversight on our part. In any event, if you submit posts which do not properly follow all instructions / requirements / etc., your posts - and all future posts - may be subject to auto rejection. Please be sure to carefully follow all instructions!

Q. You let someone else put all caps in their post (or certain words or other prohibited items), why not me?

A. The fact that another post(s) appears which contains all caps, certain words/other prohibited items may be an accident / oversight / etc. In any event, it does not set a precedent! Be sure to follow all guidelines when submitting your post(s) or they may be subject to auto rejection and you may be banned from future posting. Note that this is still true even if another post(s) appears on our site which don't meet our guidelines.

Q. What if I submit the same post more than once?

A. If you submit the same post more than one time, your post may be subject to auto rejection. Please do not submit multiple posts or you may be banned from future posting on this site. Note: Please be patient during the submission process, even if it takes a while. If you press the 'submit' button (or press the Enter key) repeatedly - more than once - multiple copies of your post may be submitted (and therefore all copies of your post may therefore be subject to auto rejection).

Q. How long do listings last?  

A. Listings may last for any number of days (and may even disappear / reappear). For a general guidelines regarding user posts in non-commercial sections, consider our timetables (click here). For commercial section 'target cycles', click here.

Q. Can posts be "renewed"?

A. No. Posts cannot be "renewed".

Q. Might you display posts on this site even though they are past their indicated 'end dates' / no longer applicable / not timely / etc.?

A. We may display posts on the site even though they are past their indicated 'end dates' / no longer applicable / not timely / etc. Remember that we do not guarantee accuracy or timeliness of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. 

Q. Can I get a copy of a post (or ad) that once appeared on this site?

A. We cannot provide you with a copy of any posts (or ads) which may have appeared (or do appear) on this site. Please do not contact us about such matters. Note that any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who submit such correspondence may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. Why does it say 'no records returned' on a view or search page?

A. This message may appear by default on all search pages because you have yet to enter any data for a search. If this message appears after you have entered data, there may be no records matching your criteria. If this message appears in the Daily Digest or otherwise appears unexpectedly, the site may be experiencing technical problems. If this message appears on a 'view all' page, there may be no records in that section. Remember that records may be added / deleted at any time (and may 'expire' automatically). For timetable information, try here. If you encounter this message unexpectedly, be especially sure you have visited the following links for site update information / alerts / planned outages / etc.: Notices | MCS Calendar | Site Update | Daily Digest.

Q. Why are there so few records in a particular section?

A. There are a number of reasons why a section may contain few / no records [e.g. the database may be offline, records may have expired, users may not have submitted posts (or ads in commercial sections), we may be behind in processing, there may be technical difficulties, etc.]. Note that you may feel free to add a record even if a section is presently empty, as applicable (unless, of course, the database is offline or there are technical problems, etc.). If you know of a commercial section with few records, consider inviting a business to advertise (click here). If a section is non-commercial, try inviting friends who you know might want to post in that section.

Q. Why are there no posts / ads on a particular page or in a particular category / section / etc.?

A. If there are no posts / ads on a particular page or in a particular category / section / etc., this may be because no user has submitted an appropriate post / ad for that page / category / section / etc., or records may have expired, the database may be offline, we may be behind in processing, there may be technical difficulties, etc.

Q. Why do options in drop down lists sometimes change?

A. Options in drop down lists may change if they are based on underlying records. As new records are added or are removed, the options in associated drop down fields may change accordingly.

Q. Why are there no options in a drop down list?

A. Note that options in drop down lists may change if they are based on underlying records. As new records are added or are removed, the options in associated drop down fields may change accordingly. If there are no options in a drop down list, there may be no underlying records.

Q. How can I find my post when it appears on the site? 

A. If you know which section(s) you posted in, try clicking link on side bar which corresponds to those section(s) and select the view or search page. If you cannot recall which section(s) you posted in, try here to find your post. Reminder: It may take a while for posts to appear on the site. Also note that not all posts will appear on the site.

Q. Can I submit content offline?

A. No. All content submission must be online unless specifically stated otherwise.

Q. What if I disagree with a post?

A. Please do not notify us that you disagree with a post. Also, do not submit a post simply to state that you disagree with another post. Remember that all posts on this site are independent and that you should not reference other posts with yours. As applicable, you may submit a post on the same topic and provide your opinion (e.g. without referencing the other post). If appropriate and desired, you may also consider contacting the individual who originally posted here to discuss the matter privately. Remember that posts contained on this site may reflect the opinions of their authors and may be disagreed with for any number of reasons (as applicable). The fact that a post appears on this site does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / topic / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Inclusion of any post / ad / submitter / content / message / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Users are cautioned that certain items / persons / etc. may be harmful in various ways. Proceed at your own risk.

Q. What if a post contains an important error of fact?

A. If a post contains an important error of fact, it may be acceptable to add a post in that section which 'corrects' the error. Remember that any such posts may not refer specifically to (or quote) the previous post, but must remain independent. Do not submit any such 'corrective posts' if one has already appeared which addresses the error. Also, do not submit any 'corrective posts' regarding unimportant or minor matters. As indicated previously, information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / topic / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section.

Q. How can I find out more about a post / ad which appears on this site?

A. If you want more information about a post / ad, you may contact the submitter / advertiser. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including posts / ads), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). We do not have special knowledge concerning submitters / advertisers / posts / ads / products / services / etc. Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / topic / provider / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. Please do not contact us for more information regarding any item which appears on this site. 

Q. I have been contacted about my post. How should I respond?

A. We recommend that you respond courteously and quickly, and with due caution. Remember that we are not a party to your transactions / activities (including posting, responding to posts, contacts / correspondence / etc.) and do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Please do not contact us regarding your responses to others (or their responses to you). [Receive an e-mail allegedly from us? Click here for assistance in determining whether an e-mail is really from us.]

Q. I am still contacted about a post I submitted a long time ago. What should I do?

A. Unfortunately, you may continue to receive correspondence even if a post is quite old. That's one reason why we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses. At your option, you may choose to ignore or respond to the correspondence. Note that it may be more courteous to send out a standard message indicating that the post you were contacted about was old and that you are no longer able to offer a personal response in regard to that post.

Q. Some terms regarding user posts seem somewhat harsh - are they not?

A. While our terms regarding user posts may seem somewhat harsh, we have designed them (1) with the hope of discouraging problem posters, and (2) to encourage other users to submit posts appropriately, and (3) to preserve our limited resources / consume as little of our time as possible. Furthermore, since we may employ automation (e.g. filtering), the system may naturally tend to be 'unforgiving'. We certainly do not want to 'scare off' good posters - only encourage them to be careful, responsible, accurate, and require them to assume various risks. This way, we can better focus on good Catholic content. Please also keep in mind that tradition-minded Catholic sites may have be more likely to suffer from enemies and have to deal with much malicious / offensive / argumentative / accusatory / hurtful / etc. correspondence - which may drain time and other resources. It is therefore necessary to implement procedures to designed to limit the waste of our time/resources. While we regret that in some cases such procedures may result in unfortunate outcomes (e.g. the rejection of good posts), they is nevertheless necessary to help ensure our continued operation. We hope that those who correctly submit appropriate posts will be very happy with their experience posting on this site.

Q. A post which is no longer applicable still appears on the site. Why does it still appear?

A. Posts may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if they are no longer applicable. For general timetable information, click here. Remember, however, that the timetables are a general guide only - posts may appear for a significantly longer or shorter time than indicated (and may not appear continuously). As indicated, we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable. Note: In applicable sections, the submitter may have included a "final date"/"end date"/etc. and should not be contacted after that date even if the post still appears on the site.

Q. What happens if I submit my post in the wrong section or select the wrong category?

A. At our sole option, we may - but are not required to - make certain changes to your submission (e.g. change a category), but you should never assume that we will do this. Remember that if you submit posts incorrectly, your posts may be subject to auto rejection. Please do not submit posts in the wrong section or select the wrong categories for posts or you may be banned from future posting on this site. 

Q. I am sure that I selected the correct category for my post, but the confirmation page shows a different category - what happened?

A. If the confirmation page shows a different category than what you believe you selected, you may have changed it by accident (e.g. by using the scroll button on the mouse while the field was still highlighted). Remember that you should carefully check all fields prior to submission as you may not request changes once your post is submitted.

Q. I made a mistake on previous submission. What can I do? 

A. Sorry, but we are unable to honor requests to change submissions. You should be careful that your post is correct/complete/etc. prior to submission since it cannot be changed once it has been submitted.. Note: Please do not contact us regarding submission mistakes. All such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. What if my submission fails to meet your guidelines?

A. If your submission fails to meet our guidelines, we may change it / delete it / etc. Or, it may be subject to auto rejection (click here for more information). Please be sure to follow all guidelines or you may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. What if something appears in a post that contradicts Catholic teaching?

A. If a post (or ad) appearing on this site violates our Code of Conduct, you may report it to us (click here).

Q. What if data submitted for a field / section is not appropriate for or does not match the field's / section's description?

A. If data submitted for a field / section is not appropriate for - or is not deemed appropriate for - or does not (or apparently does not) match the field's / section's description, your post may be subject to auto rejection. Or, at our sole option, we may make certain changes / deletions / etc. Please do not fail to follow instructions when submitting posts or you may be banned from future posting on this site. 

Q. What are some reasons a post might be rejected automatically?

A. Click here for information on 'automatic rejection of posts'.

Q. What happens if a user submits excessive posts (e.g. more than the maximum number allowed / many of the same type / etc.)?

A. Do not submit excessive posts! If you submit more than the maximum allowed / duplicates / etc., your posts may be subject to auto rejection. Please do not submit excess posts or you may be banned from future posting on this site. 

Q. What if a post appearing on this site doesn't meet your guidelines?

A. We regret that this may occur. Remember that we cannot guarantee that any user of this site (or other materials) is in compliance with any/all of our terms/requirements, even if a particular post appears on the site (or other materials of ours). Although our goal is to filter out items which do not meet our guidelines, we cannot make any promises that this will be successful in any/every given case. Note: Please do not notify us that a post does not meet our guidelines unless it specifically violates our Code of Conduct.

Q. What if a post (or ad) appearing on this site violates your code of conduct? 

A. If a post (or ad) appearing on this site violates our Code of Conduct, you may report it to us (click here).

Q. What if I am not happy with (or object to) content you supply / changes you make to my post?

A. As indicated, we reserve the right make any changes whatsoever to posts at our sole discretion, with no recourse. Note that by submitting a post you agree to all our terms. We regret if any changes made to posts are undesirable. However, if you do not like changes made to your post, please do not contact us. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

Q. What if a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) refers to non-Catholic religious item(s) in their submission?

A. If a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits a post(s) containing reference(s) to non-Catholic religious item(s), their post(s) may be subject to auto rejection. Also, we may ban him/her from future posting on this site.

Q. What if a post that appears on this site contains a reference to a non-Catholic 'church' or other non-Catholic religious item?

A. If a post violates our Code of Conduct, you may report it to us (click here).

Q. What if a post contains a reference to a 'Catholic church' that is not diocesan?

A. If a post violates our Code of Conduct, you may report it to us (click here). Note: Be prepared to prove that the 'church' is not diocesan.

Q. What if a known Protestant submits a post as a Catholic?

A. If a known Protestant submits a post(s) as a Catholic, their post(s) may be subject to auto rejection. Also, we may ban him/her from future posting on this site.

Q. What if a known Protestant appears as Catholic on this site?

A. While we cannot limit posting on this site to Catholics, those who are not Catholic should not indicate that they are Catholic. Remember that indicated religious affiliations are provided by users and have not been verified and are not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the submitters and may be inaccurate. The fact that information appears here does not mean that we agree with it / endorse it / guarantee it. Information provided by users is not verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / institution / advertiser / publication / website / topic / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. We cannot guarantee that any post / submitter is truly Catholic regardless of any titles or other descriptive information which may appear on any page(s). Submitters who misrepresent themselves as Catholic may be banned from future posting on this site. Do not misrepresent yourself as Catholic! Note that if an advertiser is misrepresented as a Catholic, you may consider contacting the advertiser to complain. Please do not contact us regarding such matters.

Q. What if a post is anti-Catholic or otherwise offensive?

A. If a post violates our Code of Conduct, you may report it to us (click here).

Q. What if I know that a certain post / ad is untrue (e.g. it contains incorrect information; a known Protestant is listed as a Catholic; etc.)?

A. As indicated, we cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. If an ad contains untrue / incorrect information, you may wish to contact the advertiser. If a user post contains untrue / incorrect information, you may consider contacting the submitter (as appropriate). Note: Please do not contact us regarding untrue / incorrect information appearing in post / ad unless truly appropriate (e.g. if it involves fraudulent use of this site or violates our code of content).

Q. I am unhappy because my post is too far down the page - what can I do?

A. Remember that we cannot guarantee the ordering of any posts or allow you to make changes to posts. Please do not contact us regarding the order of posts.

Q. I don't like the appearance of my post - what can I do?

A. Remember that we do not guarantee anything concerning the formatting / appearance / content / categorization / etc. of any post. Please do not contact us regarding the appearance of your posts.

Q. I don't like the category my post appears in - what can I do?

A. Sorry, we cannot honor requests to make changes to any posts. Please do not contact us regarding this matter. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection and those who submit such correspondence may be banned from future posting on this site.

Q. Why does content in certain field(s) not match the label / description?

A. We cannot guarantee that content appearing in any field(s) will match any label(s)/description(s). Information contained in posts / ads is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, may not be comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / submitter / group / organization / individual / item / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Remember that we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk.

Q. I received too many responses regarding my post, what should I do?

A. Please be courteous to those who contact you. If applicable, you may attempt to respond to some/all appropriate incoming messages. It may be helpful to create a standard message to save time. Remember that posts may appear on the site for any amount of time and we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable. If you receive too many responses, you may wish to reconsider including your e-mail in future posts. Note: In applicable sections, we recommend that you include a "final date"/"end date"/etc. in the applicable field to notify users not to contact you after that date. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee that you will not be contacted after that time.

Q. My post from a long time ago still appears on the site. What should I do?

A. Posts may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if they are no longer applicable. For general timetable information, click here. Remember, however, that the timetables are a general guide only - posts may appear for a significantly longer or shorter time than indicated (and may not appear continuously). As indicated, we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable. Note: In applicable sections, we recommend that you include a "final date"/"end date"/etc. in the applicable field to notify users not to contact you after that date. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee that you will not be contacted after that time.

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A. Our free e-mail list is periodic. Its issuance may increase or decrease at any time at our sole option.

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Q. Do you review / supervise / oversee those who use this site?

A. We do not review / supervise / oversee those who use this site. Note that we may - but are not required to - subject posts / ads to a brief review to weed out certain items. This review is not full-proof or guaranteed. Use of this site is at your own risk. Remember that information provided by users is not verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any post / individual / group / item / organization / advertiser / product / service / publication / website / activity / event / message / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.) is at your own risk. 

Q. Another user / advertiser / organization / group / website / publication / etc. tells me you recommend them / approve of them - is this true?

A. As indicated, we do not endorse / recommend any user / advertiser / organization / group / website / publication / product / service / ad / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. whatsoever, regardless of what you may be told.

Q. Do you notify us of any legal requirements relating to any use of this site (including posts, responses to posts, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.)?

A. No. Users are entirely responsible for ascertaining information on and following all legal requirements (including postal requirements, tax regulations, safety regulations, licensing regulations, etc.) related to any transactions / activities (including all posting, responding to posts, transfers, buying / selling, contacts / correspondence, etc.). Note that requirements may vary depending upon the submitter / user / responder / etc. location, nature of activity / item in question, etc. We do not provide any legal information or advice. Please do not contact us for any legal information or advice.

Q. If I conduct advance research, use a P.O. Box (as applicable) and a special e-mail account, and I don't give away any personal information, am I fully protected from the dangers which may occur with regard to transactions / activities (including posting, browsing of posts, transfers, correspondence / contacts, etc.)?

A. Unfortunately, no. While these are important steps to take to minimize risks, there is no guarantee that all risks will be eliminated. Unfortunately, no steps you take, no matter how diligent, can protect you from all risks related to transactions / activities. Remember that you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related to all transactions / activities arising from the use of this site (or other materials) [including posting, browsing of posts, contacts / correspondence (with and from others), transfers, etc.], without limit, and that you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site (or other materials), regardless of their nature. If you do not want to take such risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Q. You suggest that we independently research items, groups, organizations, individuals, products, services, etc. Can you help me do so?

A. No. We cannot assist in your research. Please do not contact us for any assistance with research. [Note: Also see question below for important information.]

Q. Where can I find guidelines/terms for the Volunteers' Corner?

A. For more information on this topic, click here

Q. Where can I find guidelines/terms for the Give & Take Section?

A. For more information on this topic, click here

Q. Where can I find guidelines/terms for the Book Review & Exchange Section?

A. For more information on this topic, click here

Q. Where can I find guidelines/terms for the Commercial Sections?

A. For more information on this topic, click here

Q. I'm a Catholic. Should I visit the Non-Catholics Section?

A. Yes! This section contains apologetics and is also great for Catholics.

Q. Are there restrictions on use of this site for those outside the U.S.?

A. There are various restrictions on use of this site for those outside the U.S. For example, we prohibit posts in commercial sections / sharing sections / etc. for those outside the U.S.

Q. Are you required to authenticate any post / ad / submitter / advertiser / user / content / individual / organization / group / etc.?

A. No. By using this site, you agree that we are not required to authenticate any post / ad / submitter / advertiser / user / content / individual / organization / group / etc. Should we ever attempt any authentication, we may use any means / procedures of our choice. Such means / procedures are not foolproof and are not guaranteed.

Q. Are you required to notify me regarding technical (or other) problems with this site / problems with e-mail / etc.?

A. No. We are not required to notify you regarding technical (or other) problems with this site / problems with e-mail / etc. Remember that by using this site you agree to all our terms.

Q. Are forms on this site secure?

A. Forms on this site are not (or may not be) secure. Note that by using any forms whatsoever on this site, you agree that we are not required to secure forms and that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause/circumstances.

Q. Do you retain full right of control over content / appearance / order / etc. of all posts / ads?

A. Yes, we retain full right of control over content / appearance / order / etc. of all items (including posts / ads) on this site, without limit.

Q. Is there support - based on tradition - for lay persons taking it upon themselves to pass on what they have received?

A. Yes, there is support based on tradition for lay persons taking it upon themselves to pass on what they have received. In that regard, please note that whenever possible, we prefer not to use our own words, but to directly echo back the words of saints, popes, councils, scripture, etc. As Pope Leo XIII has stated, "Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace. The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. So soon as Catholic truth is apprehended by a simple and unprejudiced soul, reason yields assent. Now, faith, as a virtue, is a great boon of divine grace and goodness; nevertheless, the objects themselves to which faith is to be applied are scarcely known in any other way than through the hearing. 'How shall they believe Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Faith then cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.' Since, then, faith is necessary for salvation, it follows that the word of Christ must be preached. The office, indeed, of preaching, that is, of teaching, lies by divine right in the province of the pastors, namely, of the bishops whom 'the Holy Spirit has placed to rule the Church of God.' It belongs, above all, to the Roman Pontiff, vicar of Jesus Christ, established as head of the universal Church, teacher of all that pertains to morals and faith. No one, however, must entertain the notion that private individuals are prevented from taking some active part in this duty of teaching, especially those on whom God has bestowed gifts of mind with the strong wish of rendering themselves useful. These, so often as circumstances demand, may take upon themselves, not, indeed, the office of the pastor, but the task of communicating to others what they have themselves received, becoming, as it were, living echoes of their masters in the faith." (Pope Leo XIII, "Sapientiae Christianae", 1890 A.D.) Also, consider the words of Pope Pius XI, "Tell your faithful children of the laity that when, united with their pastors and their bishops, they participate in the works of the apostolate, both individual and social, the end purpose of which is to make Jesus Christ better known and better loved, then they are more than ever 'a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people,' of whom St. Peter spoke in such laudatory terms. (I Peter ii, 9) Then, too, they are more than ever united with Us and with Christ, and become great factors in bringing about world peace because they work for the restoration and spread of the Kingdom of Christ." (Pope Pius XI, "Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio", 1922 A.D.)

Q. Should any information which may appear anywhere on this site be taken to give medical / financial / legal / etc. advice?

A. No. No information whatsoever which may appear on this site should be taken to give medical / financial / legal / etc. advice. Instead contact a qualified, competent physician / accountant / attorney / etc. (as applicable) for appropriate advice.

Q. Are you responsible for any medical / legal / financial / etc. information which may appear on this site?

A. We are not responsible for any medical / legal / financial / etc. information which may appear on this site. We do not endorse / recommend any post / message / ad / product / service / advertiser / organization / group / institution / provider / individual / website / publication / information / instruction / opinion / point of view / activity / event / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. Users are advised to research all applicable items (including groups / organizations / individuals / products / services / etc.) independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including posting, browsing of posts/ads, advertising, buying / selling, transfers, contacts / correspondence, etc.). Remember that you have no recourse whatsoever to us for any consequence/damage/loss, etc. which may arise in connection with use of this site. Participation in any transaction / activity is at your own risk. If you do not want to - or cannot afford to - take such risks, you should not participate.

Q. Who is responsible for the content of this site?

A. Submitters/advertisers are solely responsible for any content they submit. We are not responsible for any content which may (or may not) appear on this site.

Q. What is your primary (or sole) means of contacting me?

A. By submitting a post / feedback / response / e-mail / ad / etc., you agree that we may use e-mail as the primary (or sole) means of contacting you. However, you also agree that we may use any other means of contacting you at our sole option.

Q. If you contact me about my post, am I required to respond?

A. It depends on the circumstances. If we require that you do respond, you must respond. Note: You should make sure that any correspondence which purports to come to us is really from us. For more information, try here

Q. What happens if you require me to do something within a given period and I don't do it?

A. This may depend upon what the subject matter is / what the terms are / what was stated by us / etc. If the matter concerns a special offer / opportunity of ours (e.g. an offer for a reduced processing fee sent to a previous advertiser), you may not be entitled to it if you do not properly act within the required time period. If the matter is investigatory and you do not properly act within the required time period, your posts may be subject to auto rejection (and/or we may take other actions - e.g. banning you from future posting on this site). If you are unable to do something within a given time period, please do not contact us for an extension. Instead, please make appropriate arrangements to complete the item as is required. Note: You should make sure that any correspondence which purports to come to us is really from us. For more information, try here

Q. Should I contact you if I am unable to do something required within a given time period?

A. As indicated, please do not contact us if you are unable to do something required within a given time period. Instead, please make appropriate arrangements to complete the item as is required. Note: You should make sure that any correspondence which purports to come to us is really from us. For more information, try here

Q. Should I contact you if I was unable to (or forgot to) do something required within a given time period?

A. Please do not contact us if you did not do something required within a given time period. You are fully responsible for your actions (and non-actions), and you should be careful to make appropriate arrangements to complete all necessary items as required. Note: You should make sure that any correspondence which purports to come to us is really from us. For more information, try here

Q. I lost / deleted some correspondence from you. Can you please re-send it to me?

A. Sorry, we are unable to do this. You should be careful to retain all appropriate correspondence from us (as applicable).

Q. Why is some text on this site so small?

A. We generally use somewhat ample (or even large) text on this site, but sometimes small fonts are necessary for page layout purposes. We regret any inconvenience. Note that if you have trouble reading the text, you may be able to adjust your browser settings or copy/paste the text into another program where you will be able to more easily read it.

Q. Why are some items "grayed out'?

A. Certain items (e.g. ID#'s, long blocks of terms, etc.) may appear in gray text for a nicer overall appearance. The fact that they are gray, however, does not mean they are "grayed out" (e.g. not applicable).

Q. Why are some items (e.g. eparchies) related to Eastern Catholics omitted from this site?

A. This site is geared towards Roman Catholics of the Latin Rite. We may therefore omit items of specific interest to Eastern Rite Catholics (e.g. eparchies). It is not intended as an insult - we simply cannot do justice to both and must therefore narrow our focus. Note also that some Catholics find the additional information confusing.

Q. Why are certain persons such as Tertullian and Origen sometimes quoted on this site?

A. We may quote from any persons on this site. Note that quotes from certain persons such as those of Tertullian and Origen may have important historical value, even if their authors were ultimately regarded as heretics / excommunicated. Remember also that various authors such as these had orthodox periods and served to defend the faith during those times. Although we may make use of some of their writings, we certainly do not endorse any heretical views. Finally, it should be noted that even the popes and saints are wont to make use of quotes from authors such as these.

Q. Why does Scripture on this site differ from what my Bible says? 

A. You may be using a different translation of Scripture. Note that you should make certain that you are using a Catholic bible (click here for bible facts Q &A). Also, note that we may sometimes reference a particular translation (e.g. "DR" for Douay Rheims translation).

Q. Which Bible translation do you use on this site?

A. We may use any bible translation(s) on this site (however, it should be noted that we do avoid non-Catholic translations, even in the non-Catholics section). 

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