Rules of  Engagement.

  1. Respect the dignity of every person. Be polite. Please act as if you are in the same room with me or other commentators. Rudeness will not be tolerated. This is a Christian blog.
  2. Please stay on topic. If you want to discuss something else, please email me.
  3. Argue using reason.  Back up your arguments with citations (especially primary sources) .
  4. Ad hominem attacks will not be tolerated; they will be deleted. Ad hominem means against the person and not against the ideas that the person presents.
  5. Do not bring up the scandals in the Church unless they are related to the post especially if they are used to attack the Church’s teaching.
  6. The use of “four letter words” is forbidden.
  7. Be concise.  Long posts are counterproductive.  Do not paste long passages from books, articles, websites etc.  You may, however, provide links.
  8. Emails may become part of a blog post unless you specify otherwise.
  9. Provide a name even if  it is a pseudonym and stick to it in all of your comments.

10 Responses to Rules

  1. I like your Blog, I’ve been writing as a Catholic Systematic Theologian for years, but only ten days on a blog. Thanks for writing your blog.


  2. Susan Kehoe says:

    Thank you William. I will be visiting your blog often. It looks interesting.


  3. Amy Thompson says:

    Immodesty is a crisis in our culture today. I issued a dress code for Vacation Bible School for adults and children!


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  6. JoAnna says:

    Dear Susan,
    It sure is a small world. I have followed your blog for a few months now. Its been one in my routine of morning internet reading. Sadly, I commented on a Mark Shea article yesterday and come to find out, you replied with attacking me. You broke one of your rules. I have been studying Latin for a couple of years as well as my children do in school. Its a beatiful way of prayer, plus if one can learn Latiin it makes it a lot easier to learn other languages.. You insinuated that I said Mark Shea needed an exorcism. I was shocked to find out that it was you and you made such a sly, off handed comment…and then you have this blog. I do not agree with the attacks between Mark Shea and Michael Voris, but I must say I do side with Mr. Voris since he is more traditional as I and my entire family are…we did not appreciate your thinking Latin is used in excorcisms….only…what??? Sadly, we will not be supporting your blog any longer.


  7. Susan Kehoe says:

    Dear JoAnna,
    Oh dear. I did not mean to offend. I was just giving ONE possible explanation to Mark thinking that you accused him of being influenced by Satan. I was wrong.. And he did qualify what really had him thinking that–and it wasn’t Latin. I love Latin!!
    God Bless you and your family.


    • JoAnna says:

      Thank you for your reply Susan. As I didnt mean to offend anyone either, apparently I absolutely did not get my point across. I certainly did not expect to be attacked the way I was by this man Mark Shea, who has a lot of issues that need to be dealt with. He seems to have a lot of hatred inside of him for well….everything. This is not of God. I do love your blog, but cant support anything to do with this man or anyone that supports him.

      Our Lord is not vengeful and arrogant and certainly does not attack.

      As for Latin, I do hope you continue to study it as well. It has opened up such a
      beautiful world for my family and I. I practice mostly when I walk around my neighborhood for exercise.

      May Our Lord keep you and your family,


  8. JoAnna, who are you. This is the first time that I have read this blog, and I am not quite sure what this is all about, but I am very interested in hearing your perspective on Latin, and Latin Mass, and I am pretty traditional for a Catholic, but I do follow the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, and I do follow Pope Benedict XV1, and believe in the Apostolic Succession, etc. I am a Roman Catholic woman, farm wife, living in rural Indiana with her family. I am also interested in the Deacon’s wife here also. We just had a Deacon ordained from our Parish who sponsored him this weekend in Indianapolis. He is so joyful in the Lord about his new state. I go to St. Joseph.s Parish in Shelbyville, Indiana. I am a new Christian writer. I have a new Christian website about to be published. My personal e-mail address is: Please drop me a line.
    Blessings, Viola Maria


  9. Ness says:

    Can a deacon still be in a relationship with someone else and incorporate God into that relationship?


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