Comment Policy

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. – St. Paul (Letter to the Ephesians 4:29)

Transform! is a place where people from all over the world can gather together in community pursuit of a deeper, more authentic relationship with God.

The formation of this community cannot happen without the positive and constructive engagement of everyone involved. So, if you want to post here, these are the ground rules:

1. All first-time comments require approval before they will be published. After that you can post whenever and wherever.

2. While geared toward Catholics, Transform! understands that others may wish to join in who are from other religious traditions — or from none at all. All readers are asked to be mutually respectful of one another, understanding that to display genuine kindness toward those outside their belief system does not mean one must agree to the content of their religious convictions (or lack thereof).

3. Rude, vulgar, profane, obscene, threatening, harassing, blasphemous, abusive, and/or contemptuous language/behavior is not permitted. No name-calling and personal attacks, period. For example, it’s not acceptable to say, “Politician so-and-so is an evil communist,” or, “You are a heretic.” These remarks are grounds for comment deletion and, depending on the gravity of the offense, cause for being blocked permanently from posting on this site.

4. I reserve the right to publish, not publish, or delete comments for any reason, including those not stated above, in order to maintain a community where everyone senses that they are welcome and will be treated with dignity. This policy also applies to the Transform! social media pages.

5. You may always contact me privately to discuss an issue with more discretion, as long as you follow the same lines of civility expected here.

But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment. – Jesus (Matthew 12:36)


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