Internet Goals of Ministry Leaders 2014-2015

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on November 18, 2014

in Online Presence, social media, website

Results from the Catholic Web Solutions online survey, “What is Your Ministry’s Next Online Challenge?” which took place from October 28-November 14, revealed that CWS readers are engaged on multiple platforms and looking to improve service on them all. A number of respondents took time to answer the open ended question: In the next six […]

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One in Five Americans Share Their Faith Online

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on November 11, 2014

in Catholic, Online Presence, technology

One in five Americans share their faith online according to a PEW Research Center survey on “Religion and Electronic Media” that was conducted during May and June 2014. Forty-six percent of U.S. adults see someone share their faith online in a typical week. Those who see faith shared online are believers and non-believers.

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Last week’s readers’ survey on desired next steps to improve Internet presence and use of social media for ministry reveal a readership that is aware of the importance of an effective online presence. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. The survey has not been closed if you still want to respond.

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One of the most exciting and also frustrating things about the Internet and social media is that it is constantly changing. New platforms keep emerging, new devices are challenging our intelligence, and there seems to be some new application to learn everyday. If we want to be or become effective ministers on the “digital continent,” […]

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Mobile App, Mobile Web, and Responsive Design

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on October 21, 2014

in technology, website

The data is clear. More and more people are accessing the Internet via mobile devices. Total mobile access of the Internet exceeds that on desktops. Therefore, it is important for all Church communicators to be sure that when mobile users access their website, it is a user-friendly experience.

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Does the Sunday Bulletin Have a Future?

by Thomas Miner on October 14, 2014

in parish

As the publisher of Catholic Church bulletins the question that I am most often asked by pastors is…Where do you see the Sunday bulletin going in the future? My first reaction is don’t you mean to ask. What do you see in the future for parish communication?

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