Thursday, September 14, 2006

Catholic Blogger fired for reading Catholic Blogs at Work

Just when I thought it was getting safe to read some good Catholic content on my lunch hour. Many companies permit limited personal access to the internet on company computers, provided it is not something like porn, or other offensive material.

Curt Jester brings us a sad story of a Catholic blogger fired not for writing to his blog, but for reading Catholic blogs. It seems that religion - specifically the Catholic religion - may be a bit offensive to some.

Well, I was wondering how I would find more time for just non-internet reading. Now I know. I'll pack St. Augustine's Confessions, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Catholic World Report, and the new Compendium.

Wait.....if someone sees those things on my desk, they may get offended.

Quick - hide!


Chris from St. Mary's said...


At my old job, I would find book covers, or be very careful about how I would lay a book on my desk.

I didn't want to take any risks. The company policy was your email couldn't have anything offensive, including "any reference to religion."

Chris from St. Mary's said...

You couldn't say the g-d word. One girl did, on her last day of work. She went a little overkill.

I was a lot more sneaky. I ended up giving all my co-workers roses at some point. They thought it was so lovely and got a little chagrined when I was very vague about where I got them.

A local parish (St. A's) would offer roses on the day of the week they offered Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, so their roses were ultimately from God ...

Diane said...

Good point about the book covers. I do try to be discrete with my reading material anyway because I don't feel it is anyone's business what I am reading.

It's all to true now that we are now fighting for freedom of religion while a few in power attempt to impose freedom from religion.