Diocese Social Media Policies

As you start to delve further into Social Media, the question on policies often surface.  There was a recent discussion on the Linkedin Group, Association of Catholics Exploring Social Media, around diocese Social Media policies.  I had only been aware of one diocese who had a comprehensive policy published, but it looks like the list is growing.  Below are a few excellent resources for diocese or churches looking to develop their own Social Media policy:


At the church level, here’s a nice simple policy that covers quite a few of the basics courtesy of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC.

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Author:Joe Luedtke

Joe Luedtke is LPi and is currently leading LPi’s efforts to move into the on-line world. Joe works for the world's largest and oldest social network, religion, and believes that this social network could benefit tremendously from the the proper use of Internet technologies.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colleen-Tauke/100001358273513 Colleen Tauke

    Question – over the past couple of months I linked posts about adoration, Couple to Couple League, NFP, and the HHS Mandate on my parish’s Facebook page……I was repeatedly edited and finally told not to post such controversial topics……only to post things directly related to events in the parish.  Have you found this approach used in other places?  How do we start dialogue with fellow parishioners when we are told that it’s not appropriate and all posts (polite and sound theology – all reputable sources) are removed?  Just curious….. 

  • Andrea Mayer-Edoloeyi

    Thank you for the links! I added this to this international collection of Guideslines of Churches on Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al22PXeKeHg7dHpoLV9hYmtLWlYzQWkzNlM1cEZXY3c#gid=0

    • Joe

       Andrea, very cool spreadsheet.  Thank you for sharing!