I operate an open comment box on this blog. New commenters will need to be approved and then they are welcome to say what they want. I don’t mind if they use the blog as their own soapbox. I don’t mind if they question or criticize the Catholic church. I don’t mind if they question or criticize me. The only comments I delete are those that descend into repeated name calling, personal attacks, blasphemy, profanity and sheer ugliness. The simple rule applies: behave here as you would if you visited my home.