Circles is an online discussion forum on matters to do with reforming some aspects of the Catholic Church. We know those are issues that often excite spirits, but we ask all contributors to abide by the following rules:
Failure to abide by those rules may result in your posts being deleted, and your username or internet IP banned from Circles. A few additional recommendations which you may find useful:
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post edited by lucabad - 2014/11/20 09:31:41