Christ Our King Catholic Church Social Media Policy
The world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more Saint Paul’s exclamation: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:16). – Pope Benedict XVI, 44th World Communications Day message (2010).
Christ Our King Catholic Church is committed to following the Church’s teachings on responsible social media usage, outlined in Social Media Guidelines from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Media Relations. These guidelines state: “Social media are the fastest growing form of communication in the United States, especially among youth and young adults. Our Church cannot ignore it, but at the same time we must engage social media in a manner that is safe, responsible, and civil” (USCCB. (n.d.). Social Media Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/comm/social-media-guidelines.shtml).
Christ Our King Catholic Church is also committed to serving as an example to the greater community for responsible social media use by following best practices recommended by the USCCB and other trusted Catholic resources, and ensuring that all posts and comments are marked by Christian charity and respect for the truth.
Comments left by unauthorized parties on the Christ Our King Catholic Church Facebook page or any other media sponsored or operated by Christ Our King Catholic Church do not reflect the views of Saint Joseph Church.
Christ Our King Catholic Church Facebook Page Policy
The purpose of this Facebook page is to inform members of the community about events, programs, prayer opportunities, and faith-formation opportunities at Christ Our King Catholic Church and to update and inform readers about news and the work & mission of Christ Our King Catholic Church.
Christ Our King Catholic Church requires that only staff members designated as administrators may post information on the page. Administrators are required to sign and follow this Christ Our King Catholic Church Facebook Page Policy as well as specific staff procedures outlined in the staff social media usage manual. Administrators are also required to review two documents:
A signed copy of this usage policy is kept on file for each staff member granted administrative rights. Christ Our King Catholic Church reserves the right to remove administrators who violate this policy.
Comments left by unauthorized parties on this Facebook page do not reflect the views of Christ Our King Catholic Church.