Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hello! I’m Dcn. Frederick Bartels. The shop at Joy In Truth ( was created to fulfill a need for Catholics to make statements about their faith. Let’s face it, the world is filled with secular images and sound bites. All of which say something and often influence people … but isn’t there a more important message?

As Catholics, we know that an artificial separation between faith and life should never be imposed nor practiced. We believe in engaging the public square and wearing our faith on our “shirt-sleeves.” Why? Because that’s the thing that matters above all the rest: faith in Jesus Christ and belief in his Church.

When we bring a Catholic message to others, we communicate a message that reaches into eternity.

What we’re about

Our purpose here is to give you ways to make statements about what you believe. About life. About what’s really important. Be bold. Make a statement.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We do not save data you enter in contact forms, other than is required to respond to your request via email. Once the correspondence is completed, the data is deleted.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with how long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not share your data, email address or personal information with anyone. Not ever. Period.

Your contact information

We do not share contact information with anyone, other than is necessary to ship products to you from our supplier, such as your physical address.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do our best to keep this site secure. Again, we never share your personal information other than is necessary to ship products to you, such as your physical address.

This site may contain affiliate links

Some products on this site may contain affiliate links for which we receive a small compensation, should you purchase that product.