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Diocese

Our Policies

Note: This page does not represent ALL the policies of the Diocese of Fort Worth. It is simply a reference point for some of the most commonly requested policies by the general public.

Acceptable Behavior Standards Policy

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth ("Diocese") has established Acceptable Behavior Standards that apply to individuals who serve within the diocese but are not employees of the diocese. These standards also apply for employees of Companies and other individuals who may have contact with children and/or young people in connection with the providing of goods or services to the Diocese.

Acceptable Behavior Standards Policy

Code of Conduct / Behavior Standards

The Code of Conduct is signed once, at the beginning of an individual’s assignment to, employment by, or volunteer service for the diocese and remain in effect for the duration of the person’s service to the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Code of Conduct & Behavior Standards
Código de Conducta y Normas de Comportamiento
Qui Luật về Tư Cách và Tiêu Chuẩn Cư Xử
Teen Code of Conduct & Behavior Standards

Facilities Policy (Catholic Center)

The Catholic Center has several meeting rooms that are available for use by parishes and other diocesan entities free of charge. The facilities may be reserved by diocesan entities and their organizations only and are not available for rental to outside parties.

The rooms available for use include a multi-purpose room that seats up to 70 persons with tables or 100 persons using chairs only and can also be divided into two rooms. There is also a conference room that seats up to 12 people and a small kitchen. For more information about reserving the space please contact the Catholic Center at 817-560-3300.

Firearm & Weapon Policy

Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (Trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun) a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (Handgun Licensing Law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (Trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (Handgun Licensing Law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.

Firearms-Weapons Policy (English / Español)

Safe Environment Policy

All Clergy, Religious Men and Women, Employees and Volunteers of the Diocese of Fort Worth are required to fulfill all mandatory steps PRIOR TO THE START OF SERVICE. For the list of these mandatory steps, please view the PDF document below. Note: Employment or Volunteer Service in the Diocese of Fort Worth will not begin until ALL steps have been completed.

Safe Environment Policy

Social Media Policy

Social media represents a broad group of digital technologies whose content is driven entirely by its members. Individuals are allowed flexibility in privacy settings, in posting text , texting, photos, video, links and other information, and in level of interaction with other members. Examples include Blogging, Wikis, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, Linkedin, Myspace, YouTube, etc.

Social Media Policy
La politica de los medios sociales

Volunteer Social Media Policy
El uso de los medios sociales para los voluntarios