Thursday, December 17, 2009

Comment Moderation

Dear Readers,

Last night, for the first time since I started the blog, I completely deleted a person's comment for being inflammatory and anti-Catholic. I posted a comment mentioning that I would turn on comment moderation if such comments continued. The person decided to post yet again another anti-Catholic comment. I went ahead and deleted it early this morning, but I did so that everyone can see that I will delete inappropriate messages from this blog. Since I wish to avoid further protestant or any kind of spamming, I have turned on the comment moderation feature. I welcome readers and comments from Catholics as well as people of other or no faith, but I will not tolerate anti-Catholic comments. This is not the forum for them. There are plenty other social and theological commentary blogs available where such views may be expressed (always with charity and courtesy, though). I am grateful to all the readers who have been kind and respectful in their comments, whether they're posting personal opinions, asking questions, or encouraging me to continue blogging.

I would like to invite all of you to pray for this zealous - and unfortunately discourteous - human being. 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.


Veni, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium: et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.

Oremus. Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere; et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.



Larry C said...

Please help me understand your statement that you "welcome readers and comments from Catholics as well as people of other or no faith." I am a Christian who practices the Christian Faith in the Protestant tradition. I would consider a Christian that practices the Christian Faith in the Catholic tradition to be my brother in Christ.
I'm sorry anyone would post offensive comments toward any Christian Faith Tradition. As the Body of Christ we are made up of many parts and anyone trying to create discord in the Church Universal is not acting in a Christian manor.

ocd sister said...

Hi, Larry!

What I meant is, precisely that. For example, I won't delete a person's comment simply because they're from a faith different from mine or I don't necessarily agree with what they have to say, but I will if the comment is offensive. Unfortunately, there are some people who consider Catholics to be their de facto enemy or not even Christians. One of the links provided by the person last night contained images simply unsuitable for children, and others that targeted Catholics in ways I won't bother to mention. I respect people's freedom of speech and religion, but I also belive in respect, charity and decency - whether it's a Christian or not speaking.

Thank you for visiting the blog and for your openness. I hope you continue to come. Greetings to you in Memphis!

God bless you!