“Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful.

“But when we yield to our own pride and selfishness, we can also distort the way we use our ability to communicate.”

Such were the words of Pope Francis in his 2018 message for World Communications Day, a lesson the Church continues to share with its faithful, calling upon all to reject the destructive use of media – and instead, utilize it to share God’s love.

Whether print, broadcast, digital or social media, faithful are called to utilize news and images in responsible and appropriate ways. But how do you know if the information you are reading or hearing – and sharing – is coming from legitimate sources?

Check out these “Rules of the Road” to learn how you can stay on course to be a positive influence on social media and an informed faithful citizen.