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.

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Our staff and the guests are more than willing to be helpful to answer any questions you may have give out your email address, phone number, or the name of the parish where you worship nor the city you live in or any other personal information to anyone.

We have seen in the news lately several stories about online predators.

We here at E-Catholic 2000 have rarely experienced any problems with these types of persons.

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.

Our chat room 'Catholi Chat' is the main room and is for socializing, faith sharing as well as religious discussion.

Once you are in logged into the chat room, simply click on the question mark ? Please avoid asking others in the room "how do I....?

However, there are some simple rules to follow that can prevent you from being bothered by inappropriate behavior: 8.

The rooms may be monitored both visible and invisible for your security and to help maintain a pleasant chat environment for everyone.

Chat Monitors cannot see private whispers, however all conversations can be retrieved if there is a problem. Sincere and courteous, inquiry about the Catholic Church is invited by our Christian Brethren and people of all Faiths. Our chat rooms exist primarily for members of the Catholic Church. Selling of goods or services, or soliciting money or donations in any way is prohibited.

Other members of the Mystical Body of Christ who are not members of the Roman Catholic Church and individuals who are not Christians but to the Catholic Church are most welcome to chat in a Christ-like and respectful manner. Our Staff Members are highly dedicated and conscientious individuals and are people of Faith. While this chat service is created and maintained by faithful Roman Catholics and is Catholic oriented in nature, please be advised that anyone can say anything in any chat room. Also not permitted is posting a website url that sells goods, services or solicits money. "Airing of grievances" in the room is not permitted.