I need help

Last week my wife, who is 8 months pregnant with twins, had to go to the hospital. Seems the little ones (we don’t know if they are girls, boys or one of each, although we have an idea) were getting ready to come early. That is often the case with twins, but 4.5 weeks early…

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What are you doing to preserve your data?

Churches and other non-profits have important, critical data that should be backed up on a scheduled basis, stored at a reliable source off-site. I suspect, tho that most churches backup process is like this: Backups happen sporadically Not all important files are backed up Backup files are stored on the same computer as the original,…

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Hope when you need it

Ever feel the grind of daily life wearing you down? Truth is, we all feel that from time to time. That’s how I’m feeling these days, between a hectic life at home getting ready for twins coming in December (new house needing lots of work, need bigger vehicle, etc) and challenging moments in the workplace.…

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Grab your credit card for the big show

On Friday of last week, I got Fr. Tony’s podcast up on iTunes. The process is fairly straightforward. There is a large icon on the main podcast page in iTunes for adding your own podcast. You then have to type in the url of the podcast feed. The url is then grabbed and all the…

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Faith nourished

Just came across a Catholic Register article on how Catholics are using the internet in creative ways. Of note is how the Internet breaks down barriers and enables dioceses and parishes to utilize programs offered in other diocese, including marriage prep and RCIA. I remember how valuable going to an Engaged Encounter weekend was for…

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SooToday classifieds the way it should be

SooToday is a very popular online community site where I live. They have a classifieds section that gets lots of traffic. I once posted looking for a cheap pre-paid cell phone, and got 8 emails within a day or so. Trying to find deals on SooToday is an effort in aggravation. Think Myspace design (or…

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Breaking new ground

Fr. Tony Man-son-hing is one of the people pushing the boundaries of DeoWeb and online communication in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. He was very active while working as the Chancellor, publishing content on a steady basis. This includes a weekly “In the Loop” news item for priests sent out via the message centre…

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Let Google manage your email + other goodies

Google is now packaging together 4 of their services in a connected bundle for organizations: Gmail for email Gtalk for instant messaging Google Calendar for managing schedules and events Google Page creator for web pages My first thoughts after reading this is that churches and dioceses can benefit well just by switching to Gmail, and…

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Church for Men

Why is it that churches are filled more with women than men? This is true of all denominations. Here are some sobering stats from the U.S.: On any typical Sunday, 6,000,000 married women will worship without their husbands. That’s one out of five. About 90% of the boys who were raised in church abandon it…

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