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Purpose / Benefits / Goals of User-Submitted Articles

* To provide a valuable resource for visitors

* To provide "more permanent" user-submitted content

* To allow "experts" or others with experience / good ideas / good insight / etc. a Catholic forum to share their thoughts & expertise

* To cover a larger variety of topics

* To accommodate user submissions longer than 750 characters

* To potentially provide a starting ground for posting topics on this site (e.g. as readers may comment re: articles in their posts)

Do views expressed in articles reflect your views?

No. Views of others do not necessarily reflect our views, whether or not those views appear on our site.

If an article appears on this site, does that mean you approve of it or recommend its contents or author?

No.

What guarantees do you make regarding user submitted articles, authors of articles, etc.?

We make absolutely no guarantee whatsoever regarding any user submitted article, author, website, publication, business, organization, topic, content, suggestion / tip, etc.

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Where can I find user-submitted articles?

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What article topics may be available?

See below or click here for more some suggested topics.

Note: If you want to suggest an article topic, please click here to request an article on your desired topic.

Submitting Your Article(s)

When can I submit my article?

Why not submit it now?

How do I submit my article?

Click here to submit your article.

Do I have to be an "expert" to submit an article?

No.

Author Requirements

Catholic authors only, please. In matters of faith, authors must be orthodox & well-catechized. Authors should use proper English/grammar. No other author requirements specified (however, see below for additional guidelines).

What should the purpose of my article be?

Articles should inform / inspire / assist / interest others in some way. Articles should not be disguised advertisements for products / services / websites / books / organizations / companies / etc. or disguised solicitations for donations.

What topics are acceptable for my article?

Many topics may be acceptable. Scroll down or click here for a list of suggested topics. Note, however, that this list is NOT comprehensive. Articles on many other topics may be submitted. Also note that we may call for articles on particular topics as we receive requests / suggestions from other visitors.

What formats are acceptable for my article?

A variety of formats is acceptable - e.g. traditional article format, Q & A format, bullet points, essay, etc.

May my article cover a current event?

Yes, as long as the article has lasting value and will continue to be understandable long into the future.

Minimum Article Size

Articles should contain 750 characters minimum. (Note: If your article is under this amount, consider submitting the article as a post in the applicable section)

Maximum Article Size

Not specified at this time (Note: Article should not be excessively long and must not exceed maximum allowable submission size of submission form)

Maximum Number of Submissions Per Author

Limit 50 article submissions per person per year.

How might authorship be indicated?

Byline may be included at beginning (e.g. "By Bob Smith"). Signature line may be included at end [e.g. your printed name, title (if applicable), short biographical information (if desired), e-mail address (if desired), web site address (if desired).]

May authorship of article appear as 'anonymous'

Yes.

Is contact information required to appear?

No.

Are images allowed with articles?

Not at this time.

What are the article submission terms?

Submission terms for articles are the same as for all user submissions (see terms of use for more information and also see items herein and on submission form for terms). Note that by submitting your article, you give us irrevocable permission to use your contribution on our sites / newsletters / promotional materials / advertisements / etc. at no charge.

Are changes allowed to articles?

No changes are allowed to articles after submission. (Note: This applies even to contact information.)

Note, however, that we may edit your article at our sole discretion.

Can articles be deleted?

Sorry, we cannot honor author requests to delete articles. We may, however, delete articles at our sole option.

How long might articles appear on this site?

Articles may appear on this site indefinitely.

Are links to other websites allowed in my article?

If the link is necessary to your article, a link(s) may be allowed as a footnote. Also, your signature line may include a link.

Should I contact you about my article?

Please do not contact us about your article.

What items are prohibited in articles?

Items prohibited in posts are also prohibited in articles. Click here for list of prohibited items in user posts.

Must articles be original?

Articles should be original.* NO COPYRIGHT PROTECTED MATERIAL WHATSOEVER**

* Note: Some articles may not be original (e.g. very old items which are not copyrighted.)

** Unless, of course, you are the author

What are some potential benefits enjoyed by article authors?

* The knowledge that you may be helping your brothers & sisters

* The "prestige of being published"

* The opportunity to be regarded as an "expert"

* Potentially the opportunity to have a link to your site, traffic to your site, inquires concerning your area(s) of expertise, etc.

* Potentially the ability to interact with other Catholics who are interested in your article

* The ability to support this site at "no cost"

Can I pay to have my article included here?

No.

Will all articles submitted appear on this site?

No. Just like posts, not all articles will appear.

When will my article appear on this site?

If your article appears, it will appear at our sole discretion. Please note that it is our intention to publish them as soon as possible.

What are some topics to avoid?

Topics to avoid include...

* Any topic covering prohibited items (see above or click here)

* No book reviews (instead, use the Catholic Book Review & Exchange Section for book reviews)

* Sports / athletics articles (however some male athletics articles may be appropriate to submit)

* 'Divorce' / childcare / 'single-parent' related topics

* Articles on cooking (some exceptions may be allowed)

* Overly secular articles [except as indicated in the suggested article topics list (see below or click here)]

Other Guidelines / Information

* Articles should have a Catholic focus whenever applicable.

* Be sure to use proper punctuation and grammar

* English language only (Latin may be allowable if each and every word contains a proper English definition)

* Do NOT use all caps

* Be sure to check spelling & facts before submission

* No promoting unapproved apparitions

* Only submit articles in full communion with the perennial Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church

* No modernist / liberal articles

* No feminist articles

* No sedevacantist or schismatic submissions

* No "modern spiritualities"

* No "charismatic" articles

* No anti-tradition articles

* No false ecumenism

* No religiously indifferent articles

* Items that are religious must be Catholic - NOT generically 'Christian'

* Do not disclose personal information that should not be disclosed. Do not name anyone without their permission. As applicable, you may use first names only or initials only.

* Treat all creatures of God respectfully

* No inappropriate humor

* Use sufficient gravity

* All submissions must follow our code of conduct

* Avoid articles with regional interest only

* Do not name political candidates or political measures

* Sorry, but we cannot guarantee to consider all submissions

* Sorry, but we cannot provide feedback about submissions. Note also that we cannot respond individually regarding our decision whether or not to include an article on our site. Please do NOT send inquiries or follow-ups regarding your submission.

* Traditional topics may be given preference

* Latin rite only, please

* Signature line may be limited. We may limit contact information to one e-mail address / one web address (or less) per article.

* Be sure to follow all instructions on submission form.

* We cannot remove your e-mail address once it has been included. If you do not want your e-mail address included on the site, do not include it with your signature line text.

* You can feel free to to indicate formatting requests with your submission, but we reserve the right to format articles in any way of our choosing.

* Refer to user posts submission tips for additional guidelines (click here) [Note: All applicable guidelines for user posts also apply to user submitted articles]

* All applicable terms apply regardless of submission method

* All items subject to change at any time without notice

Suggested Article Topics May Include (but are NOT limited to)...

Abortion (against)

Adoption

Advancing in Virtue

Advent / Christmas

Anecdotes

Angels

Answered Prayer Stories

Apologetics

Apparitions (approved apparitions only)

Babies / Infants

Bearing the Cross

Blessed Virgin Mary

Bringing Back Fallen Away Catholics

Building Strength / Endurance (spiritual focus)

Catechesis (orthodox only!)

'Catholic Action'

Catholic Activities

Catholic Business Owners / Entrepreneurs

Catholic Culture

Catholic Customs & Practices

Catholic Dating

Catholic Education

Catholic Employment

Catholic Entertainment / Recreation

Catholic Ethics & Values

Catholic Families

Catholic Fiction (if specifically noted as fiction)

Catholic Fun & Activities

Catholic Health Care

Catholic Heroes

Catholic Historical Figures

Catholic Hobbies / Crafts

Catholic Home

Catholic Leaders (please be charitable)

Catholic Life Issues

Catholic Morality

Catholic Nostalgia

Catholic Parenting

Catholic Poetry

Catholic Prophecy (e.g. of scripture / the saints / popes)

Catholic Religious Orders

Catholic Seniors' Issues

Catholic Tips

Catholic Tradition

Catholic Travel / Pilgrimages

Catholic Wedding Planning

Catholic Wisdom

Catholics in the USA

Charitable Works

Childbirth

Childlessness / Infertility

Children With Special Needs

Children's Issues

Christ's Passion

Church Architecture

Church History

Civic Duties

Civic Life

Communion of the Saints

Complaints

Contemplation / Meditation

Contraception (against)

Conversion

Crime / Punishment

Crisis Assistance

Current Events (only if article has lasting historical value)

Current Issues

Dealing With Irreverence

Dealing With Loss

Deathbed Conversions

Defeating the World's Values

Depression

The Disadvantaged / Poor

Discernment

Dissent (exposés on)

Divine Providence

Early Church Fathers

The Elderly

Emergency Preparedness

Employment / Unemployment (men)

Encouragement

Entertaining / Heartwarming Stories

Eucharistic Adoration

Euthanasia (against)

Evolution (against)

Expectant Mothers

Exposing Myths / Falsehoods / Deception

Facts & Figures

Faith, Hope & Love

Fallen Away Catholics

Family Devotions & Practices

Family Life

Fatherhood

Fathering

Favorite Saints

Feminism (against)

Financial / Economic Matters (appropriate financial / economic matters only)

First Communion

First Confession

Food For Thought

For the Clergy

Forgiveness

Fostering Vocations

Friends & Neighbors

Friendship

Fruits of Vatican II

Gardening

Generosity

Good / Bad Habits

Good Works

Guardian Angel

Handicapped / Developmentally Disabled

Handyman Tips

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Heaven

Heresy / Heretics

Holidays / Seasonal

Holiness

Holy Communion

The Holy Eucharist

The Holy Family

The Holy Rosary

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

The Holy Trinity

Home Remedies (appropriate, proven, time-tested remedies only)

Homemaking

Homeschooling

Homosexuality (against)

Housekeeping

Humility / Pride

Husband / Wife

Illness

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Indulgences

Influential Catholics

Inspirational Stories

It's for the Best

It's Never Too Late

Jesus Christ

Joy / Sorrow

Judgment

Justice / Mercy

Keeping the Faith

Kingship of Christ

Large Families

The Last Things

Latin ('Tridentine') Mass

Latin Language (each Latin word must have English definition)

Learning From Mistakes

Lent / Easter

Life Changing Experiences

Life Issues

Life Lessons

Lifestyle Changes

Living Out Gospel Teachings

Living Out the Faith

Living Virtuously

The Lonely / Forgotten

Love of God

Making a Difference

Marian Devotion

Marriage & Family

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Marvels & Miracles (substantiated)

Medical Triumphs

Memory Impaired Persons

Men's Issues

Mental Illness

Modernism / Liberalism (against)

Modesty / Chastity

Moral Issues

Motherhood

Mothering

Myths / Fads

Natural Disasters

News Stories (only if lasting value/interest)

Obedience / Disobedience

Observations

Occasions of Sin

Occupational (men)

Offensive / Immoral Practices & Organizations

Old Age

Opinions

Organ Donation Issues

Overcoming Challenges

Overcoming Misfortune

Overcoming Sin

Pain / Suffering / Health (appropriate topics only)

The Papacy

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Penance / Confession

Persecution

Perseverance

Personal Triumphs

Planting Seeds of Faith

Pope / Vatican

Practical Advice

Praying

Pregnancy / Childbirth (avoid being too graphic, please)

Preparing for Confession

Preventing Misfortune

The Priesthood

Prodigal Son Return Stories

Pro-Life

Promoting Catholic Tradition

Proper Roles For Men & Women

Purgatory

Q & A

Reference

Relics / Images

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Religious Life

Reparation

Rest Home Alternatives

Retirement

Sacramentals

The Sacraments

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Safety / Security / Protection

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Saints

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Satan / Hell

Seasonal / Holidays

Self-Improvement

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Setting a Good Example

Sewing / Knitting / Crocheting

Shut-Ins

Sin / Evil

Social Outreach

Special Achievements

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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Triumphs

St. Joseph

Strengthening Faith

Students' Issues

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Suffering / Death

Teachers' Issues

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The Terminally Ill

Tips & Suggestions

Traditional Devotions

Traditional Prayers (if not copyrighted)

Tragedies

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True Stories

Trusting in God

Veterans' Issues

Virtues

Vocations

Volunteering

Walking By Faith

What I Would Do...

Widows' Issues

Women's Issues (NO feminist articles)

Words of Encouragement

Young Adults' Issues

Youths

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