Meat is considered to be the flesh and organs of mammals and fowl.
Also forbidden are soups or gravies made from them. bishops conference obtained the permission of the Holy See for Catholics in the US to substitute a penitential, or even a charitable, practice of their own choosing.
The following rules apply to all the chat rooms of our Catholic Chat Network including our affiliate chat network: 1. Please use your real name or a variation of it, such as Rick or Rich for Richard etc. Baiting/flame bait/mind games used against any of the guests are not tolerated. Threats of any type will not be tolerated and will be dealt with severely. Verbal attacks/insults/harassment against any of the other guests or any staff member will not be tolerated. Repeated messages in rapid succession (also called 'flooding') with the intent to disrupt the room or conversation is not permitted. However the person posting is responsible to make sure that the website(s) he/she is recommending is completely faithful to the Pope, Magisterium and Teachings and Doctrines of the Catholic Church.
along with your state or country two letter code Example: Rose NH for someone in the state of New Hamphire. You will be asked to change it if another form of login identity is attempted. derogatory statements, statements against, or those which put any of the following in a bad light: Any member of the Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, any of the Saints, Angels, Pope Francis, any past pope, the papacy, the Catholic Church both Eastern and Western, any member(s) of the Clergy including Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, any member of a Religious Congregation 4. Postings for websites that are secular in nature must be tasteful and adhere to Christian values.
So please be kind, considerate and respectful to them. Always verify any questionable statements with a reliable Catholic source (a priest, official print media etc.) The rules listed below are not intended to be burdensome on anyone. Please understand that what you witnessed or consider unfair may not be the "Big Picture".
But are intended to: promote a pleasant and friendly chat environment, promote common courtesy, maintain a good level of security and safety for the guests, to show respect and consideration for one another, and lastly to maintain the respect and dignity that our Faith and its leaders deserve. Several things usually go on behind the scenes which you may not be aware of. Posting of urls, commonly known as web site addresses in the chat rooms is permitted.
Our chat room 'Catholi Chat' is the main room and is for socializing, faith sharing as well as religious discussion.
While we celebrate and have the greatest respect for the many different nationalities and cultures of God's Children, the vast majority of our guests speak english. The Room Hosts (also called Moderators, Room Monitors, etc.) and the Management of e-Catholic2000reserve the right to create new rules at will, and without prior notice. Your conversation and demeanor are expected to reflect this atmosphere. Counseling others is not permitted under any circumstance. I certify that I have read the chat room rules above which pertain to all the chat rooms of e Catholic2000.com, and I agree to be bound by them and I further state, that I am at least 14 years old.
Select either "Online" or "Away" to announce your availability status. Also there is an extensive help file explaining the many features and how to use them located within the chat program itself.
'The Upper Room' exists primarily for religious discussion and prayer. 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. A link for connecting help and chat tips and hints is located on the chat log in page.
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. Our job as Christians is to listen and pray for others needs. 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. If you have had what you consider an unpleasant experience with another guest or a member of our Staff, refrain from discussing it in the room for everyone to see.
They unselfishly spend countless hours of their lives devoted to this internet ministry. And that some personal views expressed by some of our guests in chat may not be fully in line with the Catholic Church. Instead you are invited to email and discuss it with the the Chat Manager.