Diocese, ET Catholic unveil website changes

Diocese of Knoxville parishioners and others who turn to the diocese’s website for information about the Catholic Church in East Tennessee will notice a fresh look and a new website.

The East Tennessee Catholic newspaper now has a site—www.ETCatholic.org—dedicated to the latest local, national and international news about the Church and its members.

ETCatholic.org features stories photos and videos on parishes, their priests and members, diocesan schools, calendar items, news from the Chancery, and social media.

ETCatholic.org is linked to www.dioknox.org, the official diocesan website that has received a makeover and will be featuring more videos from activities across the diocese as well as information about the Church—locally and universal—parishes, priests, and the various ministries serving Catholics in East Tennessee.

Dioknox.org also is a key resource for Catholics to learn more about their faith and for those looking to reconnect with the Church. The website upgrades are part of the diocese’s commitment to the New Evangelization, a global effort that Pope Benedict XVI wants all Catholics to embrace as a way to spread the Gospel in bold, new ways.

“My prime goal is to make these websites user-friendly and interesting as part of the New Evangelization. By providing links to daily Mass and readings, we provide a link to the universal Church,” Bishop Richard F. Stika said.

Scott Maentz, a parishioner at St. Mary Church in Athens who is in the diocese’s permanent diaconate formation program, performed the website work and has done similar projects for other parishes in the diocese as part of a ministry.

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