Please read the Chat Room Rules before chatting. Our chat room ' CatholiChat ' is the main room and is for socializing, faith sharing as well as religious discussion. Our text chat software is the latest available and features avatars, small images to represent you emoticons and sounds, to name a few.
Please be thoughtful and use the status menu to indicate whenever you are away from your pc and unavailable to chat so that others will know that you are not available to respond. Select either "Online" or "Away" to announce your availability status. Please read the help s. A link for connecting help and chat tips and hints is located on the chat log in.
Also there is an extensive help file explaining the many features and how to use them located within the chat program itself.
Once you are in logged into the chat room, simply click on the question mark? Please avoid asking others in the room "how do I? Our staff and the guests are more than willing to be helpful to answer any questions you may have after you first try to find the answers yourself on the help.
We have seen in the news lately several stories about online predators.
We here at E-Catholic have rarely experienced any problems with these types of persons. However, there are some simple rules to follow that can prevent you from being bothered by inappropriate behavior: Don't give out personal information about yourself, your family situation, your school, your telephoneor your address.
~ joyful, feminine, catholic
When in chat rooms remember that not everyone may be who they say they are. For example a person who says "she" is a year-old girl from New York may really be a year-old man from California. If someone harasses you in the chat room, says anything inappropriate, or does anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, contact the monitor on duty or us if no monitor is present in the room.
The rooms may be monitored both visible and invisible for your security and to help maintain a pleasant chat environment for everyone.
Chat Monitors cannot see private whispers, however all conversations can be retrieved if there is a problem. Sincere and courteousinquiry about the Catholic Church is invited by our Christian Brethren and people of all Faiths.
Our chat rooms exist primarily for members of the Catholic Church. Other members of the Mystical Body of Christ who are not members of the Roman Catholic Church and individuals who are not Christians but who are friendly to the Catholic Church are most welcome to chat in a Christ-like and respectful manner.
Our Staff Members are highly dedicated and conscientious individuals and are people of Faith. They bend over backwards trying to serve everyone and be as fair as possible while doing the best they can to enforce the rules for the benefit of the majority of our guests. They unselfishly spend countless hours of their lives devoted to this internet ministry. So please be kind, considerate and respectful to them.
Please do not counsel any one in chat.
You can do more harm than good. Our job as Christians is to listen and pray for others needs.
Please see rule 20 below. While this chat service is created and maintained by faithful Roman Catholics and is Catholic oriented in nature, please be advised that anyone can say anything in any chat room. Please take what you read here with a "grain of salt" What is said in chat may or may not accurately reflect authentic Catholic Teaching and Practice.
And that some personal views expressed by some of our guests in chat may not be fully in line with the Catholic Church. Always verify any questionable statements with a reliable Catholic source a priest, official print media etc. Chat Room Rules.
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