The Macedonian Orthodox Church has ordered priests and nuns off Facebook. We, at Toronto Catholic Witness applaud this righteous move. I call upon Cardinal Collins to issue a similar ban for clergy within the Archdiocese. Given the ease of, shall I say, unsavory links via Facebook, it will only be a matter of time before some major scandal breaks forth involving a Catholic priest. A priest without the greatest care is a mere click away from filth, vulgarity, and gross immorality of a so-called friend.
Exemptions should be made on a case-by-case basis for clergy who may have an Apostolate that could use Facebook as an outreach; much like a priest walking a red-light district to rescue prostitutes from further depravity. Priests on Facebook should only be by express permission of the local bishop.