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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Good News: Macedonian Orthodox Church bans clergy from Facebook

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. 

2 comments:

Suzanne F. said...

I disagree. If facebook is the problem, why allow them to go on the internet at all? You can always stop people from posting on your timeline if spam is a problem.

Barona said...

Facebook has its own unique problems
that other aspects of the internet do not have.