To address the changing way the Catholic community communicates using social media online. Educators, departments, and ministries of the Diocese of Charlotte may consider using social media tools as an additional way to evangelize the public and educate students. The diocese encourages the use of social media to further the mission of the Church, where appropriate and “in a manner that is safe, responsible, and civil.”
The Diocese of Charlotte has an overriding interest and expectation in deciding what is communicated on behalf of the Church on social media sites where Diocesan employees have administrative access. This policy establishes procedures for the use of social media.