What is CatholicNET?
Q. What is CatholicNET ?
A. CatholicNET is the web community of the Catholic schools, parishes, agencies, organizations and people. Using the Internet as a means of sending and receiving words and images, CatholicNET brings into being an interactive community based on common values and goals. It provides access to hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals. As in a real community, everyone who wishes to participate is included. Every school, parish, agency, organization - Free.
Q. How does my school or parish join CatholicNET?
A. You donít. Every school and every parish is already part of it. Using CatholicNET in Cleveland as an example, you can visit us a www.cleveland.catholicnet.com. Look for your school or parish under the appropriate listing, click on its name and youíre there!
Q. Is CatholicNET just a list of names and addresses?
A. No. CatholicNET allows each school and parish to design, create, publish and change information, features and commentary whenever they want. Twenty-four hours a day. 365 days a year. Free. To do this, CatholicNETís unique publishing capability uses a special interactive tool, accessible on the Internet. If you can type, you can learn how to use it in a few minutes. If you canít type, it might take a little longer.
CatholicNET, from a general technology standpoint, accomplishes this using two main features:
- main webpages put up via the CatholicNET ICs and
- additional webpages for your sites put us via the CSNmail messaging system - everyone is invited to participate and help.
Q. Whatís the catch? How much does this cost?
A. Nothing. Zero. Zip. The listing is free. The website is free. The design tools are free. The changes are free. Okay, thereís one catch. You have to be connected to the Internet, and you have to have a modern Internet browser. If you need an Internet dial-up account, there are many good service providers. Any one of them will do. CatholicServices.NET will provide a dial-up Internet account and browser for $20 a month. We think our service is pretty good.
Q. How does CatholicNET survive if everything is free?
A. CatholicNET is compensated by revenue from banner ads placed on the web pages.
By agreement with the Diocese of Cleveland, Catholicnet provides extensive limited internet services to the CDC parishes, school and agencies (PSA) and by arrangement with the CDC is compensated by revenue from banner ads placed on the web pages. CatholicNET offers support to the CDC and the PSAs by making some banner ads directly available to them.
Q. Who posts the information on the CatholicNET sites?
A. ICs (Internet Correspondents), as representatives of the heads of organizations post information to the various sites. This information is copyrighted by the various organizations, or, in the case of a diocese, is copyrighted by the diocese itself. CatholicNET does not post information on any member site, but rather provides infrastructure to these organizations so they may post their own information.
Content published on the various web pages is content from the parishes, schools and agencies and is copyrighted by the Diocese of Cleveland. The CatholicNET is not responsible for the views or opinions expressed on the Cleveland CatholicNET Community Network by the PSAs"
Q. How do I get more information?
A. E-mail us at email@example.com, or Call 216-229-1214, Send a fax to 216-229-1214. Contact us on the World Wide Web at www.CatholicServices.NET®
Getting Started with CatholicNET
Review the following questions.
Do you presently have access to the Internet?
Do you have an individual who has access to the internet and can act as the Internet Correspondent for your organization?
All you really need is someone who has access to the internet (via any way - at home, at work, at school etc.) and is willing to help.
Send us a note and tell us what help you need: