Historically, Catholics have been at the forefront of scientific, educational, medical, and technological innovation. Ironically however, the Catholic Church is sometimes one of the slower adopters of this same innovation. This has proven true of the adoption and effective use of both websites and social media by most parishes.
Why have our Catholic parishes been so slow to embrace the evangelical, catechetical, and discipleship opportunities that lie at the heart of the internet? I believe it is for the same reason that any of us fail to do something well – a lack of vision and thus motivation. In other words, without understanding the potential and importance of an idea, it is unlikely that we will be empowered to implement that same idea.
Below are what I believe to be the top 7 reasons that our Catholic parishes desperately need a dynamic website. Feel free to leave comments to add your own reasons or feedback!
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