About Parish World
ParishWorld.net Evangelization Ministry
~ STATEMENT OF CORPORATE PURPOSE
STATEMENT OF CORPORATE PURPOSE
ParishWorld.net builds and implements dynamic websites for Catholic parishes in the United States. 95% of most parish websites today go unread because they mostly contain only parish administration information that do not change. ParishWorld.net delivers a new kind of website for today's Catholic parishes. It is one that contains Catholic articles and stories that change everyday. We provide these articles daily.
We have thus transformed the traditional concept of the Catholic parish website - from one that was once just a static portal of basic parish information into one that is now a dynamic tool for community evangelization and Catechism. Add the local articles that parish administrators can put on their own ParishWorld site - with no programming knowledge required - and parishes are then able to offer their members a 24/7 online community and evangelization center.
The website that we deliver is one that everyone in the parish - and even those beyond its boundaries - will visit frequently. Catholics and non-Catholics alike will see the richness and truth of our Catholic faith in our many stories and articles. Their lives will be touched spiritually. ParishWorld.net is true evangelization in action. It is the realization of Pope Paul II's dream - it is the New Evangelization.
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Bishop Rutilio del Riego of the Diocese of San Bernardino in California sums it best, "The internet offers immense possibilities for our missionary work. ParishWorld offers our parishes real opportunities for true faith formation using this rapidly growing medium.” Click here to read more testimonials about our ministry.
We strive to remind everyone that the ultimate test of your religion is really the test of love or hate. If love, then it is of God. If hatred, then it isn't of God. Orthodoxy means nothing without orthopraxy — the practice of love. Both are essential. Are we more forgiving of the faults of others? Have we become less judgmental, more patient? Have we become more generous?
We seek to create a place where people can meet God and talk about their faith in Him according to their own conscience. It is our intent that this dialogue take place in mutual respect and in a prayerful willingness to seek understanding of one another in a Catholic space.
It is a blessing that we - Catholics and non-Catholics alike - can all get together around Christ's campfire and exchange faith convictions. It is a blessing that we do this in a respectful and religious tone. We do this because we are convinced that the agglomeration of these sincere acts of faith adds to the strength of the loving relationship between the readers and God.
This is a kind of ecumenism that is within the reach of all Christians. It does not reach out to question or impugn anyone's denominational identity. We look at it as simple spiritual communion which is born out of our common belief in The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator, Savior and Sanctifier. CLICK HERE to read more about this.
We will publish articles covering the widest possible range of topics that are of interest to Catholics everywhere. Our articles will provide information and views that will foster a better understanding of the Roman Catholic Faith and the lifestyle its faithful are expected to live by.
All articles published in ParishWorld will be true to the Scripture, true to Traditions and true to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We encourage discussion of the current issues that affect Catholics with the end goal of providing our readers with a better understanding of our doctrinal faith as well as encouraging Discipleship among them at the parish level.
ParishWorld.net is committed to making itself a resource for Whole Community Catechesis. In some parts of the world this is also known as Lectionary Based Catechesis. ParishWorld.net assures its readers - pastors and pastoral communities - that it will present substantial reflections flowing from the Sunday Lectionary for total community study during the ensuing week. It is the goal of ParishWorld.net to contribute to the evangelization of entire families and communities based on the Word of God as delivered through Scripture and its illustrations related to Christian life as clarified from the Sunday pulpit.
Articles and discussions published in ParishWorld.net are constantly perused by our Theology editors. ParishWorld.net is not "conservative." ParishWorld.net is not "liberal." ParishWorld.net is orthodox Roman Catholic.
We are not a polemic (argumentative) site. Ours is a site where pastors of parishes can comfortably refer their parishioners for food for thought on the many topics that affect the daily practice of their Catholic faith. It is a site where open and honest exchange of faith understanding is encouraged among all, Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We expect all expressions of understanding to be respectful and well presented. We have answers to all the BURNING QUESTIONS that we present and we have theologically sound positions for all the statements that we publish.
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