This is the first new posting in my “Blog” ( “Web Log”) on our new parish website. I will “blog” here in this space periodically with thoughts, ideas, ruminations that I might put in the bulletin. Sometimes they will be fairly unremarkable, other times perhaps, more controversial of challenging.
I believe that a good, active, and interactive Parish website is an important means of communication in our increasingly electronic age.
I remember back in the 90’s resisting the suggestions of others that I get a computer. Finally, some very generous friends bought me one. It arrived in components; all wires, cables, boxes etc. To make a long story short, it was a case of interest meeting opportunity. There were much trial and error but years later I can’t imagine life without a computer any more than without a telephone.
As with the TV, the computer can be an awful ( in many senses of the word) time-waster or a fantastic means of communication and world-wide information and sharing. It can also serve a means of teaching, evangelizing, and the sharing of the Faith.
For me, this blog will be a place to air my thoughts and to communicate on issues affecting the Church, the Diocese, the Parish, and indeed our culture and the world today.
Feb. 19, 2011