discussion_icon.gifI’d love to have your comments on my articles. Here are some tips regarding constructive dialog when commenting. As Fr. Hopko cited in his article entitled “What Can We Do?“:

We can make our views known, and offer our suggestions about proper action, forcefully and firmly, without demonizing or ridiculing those who disagree with us, while cooperating courageously with those who do.

We can always remember that those who disagree with us are as strongly committed to their understanding of things as we are. source

We try to moderate the comments as best we can to prevent harsh language, graphic descriptions, and venomous content from tainting what we hope to be a helpful dialog. It is difficult, as this is a very emotional topic.

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Thank you for your patience. We do want to hear your comments, but let us “speak the truth in love” (Eph 4:15).