Monday, April 30, 2007

Website Policies

When material is made available on the internet it immediately becomes open to unscrupulous scrutiny and criticism. To help manage this, it becomes necessary to compose certain "policies", concerning content, contact, and referrals. These are contained below.

Our position regarding Orthodoxy and accuracy:

"As far as we know, all content contained on this site is wholly accurate and orthodox, that is in that the information herein contained is accurate and not containing errors, as also, in accord with the official dogmatic and magisterial teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. In the event that any doctrinal or moral error may be discovered on our part, having been undeniably demonstrated to us, we will humbly submit to the authority of Holy Mother Church."
But, since this is best found by our loyal readers and devotees to Holy Mother Church, we encourage our readers to contact us regarding any such error that may be found in some of our writings via email or Comments, which also prompts us to define the proper procedures regarding such contact, we call it our "Contact Policy":
"Feel free to tell us what you think about our content, we are always looking for ways to improve, and we welcome constructive criticism in our efforts to do this. However, comments should be courteous and insightful, they should be relevant the issues present in posts on this blog to which comments are attached, or to previous comments attached to the particular post. The administrator of this blog reserves the right to decide what will be posted in the manner of comments, touching on relevancy and decency among other things. Also, the submission of a comment does not necessarily mean that it will be posted. Comments are also subject to editing. Commenters should have an identity, please use a name, anonymous comments are no longer the norm."

And since we encourage such contact, it also becomes prudent to inform our readers of the fact that their comments are liable to be posted on this blog, we do this through our "correspondence policy":
"All correspondences between the authors of this blog and viewers/commenter's is subject to publishing, unless otherwise specified by the commenter."

In order to avoid misunderstandings regarding the links which we provide, which are surprisingly common, we have policies concerning external links, since they seem to be an issue of contention for some.
"This site may link you to other sites on the Internet or otherwise include references to information, and documents provided by other parties which the authors of this site have found interesting or useful and believes may be interesting or useful to readers of this website. These externally linked webistes may contain material that the authors of VITW may not necessarily agree with, viewer discretion is advised. These other sites and parties are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the accuracy of information or any aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their material. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and/or for educational purposes and does not, therefore, imply endorsement of, or association with, the site or party by us, either express or implied."

Links Disclaimer:

If links are posted, it means that when they were reviewed, they had a character that was relevent and not objectionable, though this is subject to change because the content belongs to those who own the respective sites, and they may choose to do what they wish with their own property.

They, the links, are provided to advance, as far as possible, a comprehensive understanding of historical Catholicism and the traditionalist movement itself, that is - educational purposes - in so far as they accomplish that goal, but no further [if a link fails to accomplish that goal then please use common sense and leave it alone and think no more of it]. We ask readers to use their own good judgement about what they find on other websites as we can't guarantee their content, and what's more, we don't take responsibility for the actions or words of other authors/bloggers.

Copyright Policy:
This web site may contain copyrighted material the use of which may not always have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political, human, religious, social, and Historical issues. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

We hope you benefit from our poor efforts here and may God bless you and Mary keep you,

Leo, co-editor and administrator of "A Voice Crying in the Wilderness", a website devoted to Traditional Catholicism.


QFG said...

I appreciate your generally good intentions, and much of the content of your site, however, the "Secret of La Salette" by Ven. Melanie Calvat, that you have posted on your blog, was suppressed by the Holy Office and placed on the Index of Forbidden Books during the 19th Century. The Law of the Church does not permit the circulation of this, nor of any other condemned revelation. Incidentally, in the history of Church Law, neither the Holy See, nor any diocesan bishop have ever been known to repeal any decisions condemning any particular alleged private revelation --In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer, Jeff L., Western Missouri, U.S.A.

Leo said...


As always, thank you for your interest and comments, and I apologize for my late response and sluggishness in getting to your comment. I am glad you bring this subject to my attention, and as time permits I will investigate the situation and take any actions deemed appropriate concerning any illicit material contained herein.