06 March 2006

New Feedbox

Perhaps you have heard friends or colleagues -- or your kids -- talking about their RSS feeds. And perhaps, like most of us, you smile politely, nod your head and then later you google "RSS feeds" to learn about this new phenomenon.

In August 2005 Sacred Heart Media launched "MyCatholic," a Catholic portal which, once customized, delivers news, local weather, and a host of other helpful resources. For those of us who would style ourselves "technophobes" this is a rather user-friendly site. We have posted a button that says "SUB MY CATHOLIC" in our sidebar which links to the page where you can customize your options. Click on "Add" or "Remove" next to the different options to add or remove the links which you want to appear on your page. Be sure to add your zip code under "preferences" to get local weather and Mass times at Churches in your neighborhood. Since there are no passwords for "MyCatholic," once you select your preferences they will be saved only on the computer where you set them. So, if you share a computer at work or at home, you may want to collaborate with other users.

This is a pretty neat resource because you can access several different news services all in one place. You can peruse the headlines and decide what you would like to read rather than opening several different news sites yourself. Among other perks, you can read -- or have read to you -- the Mass readings for the day.

Once you have set your preferences, you can access your own customized page by selecting the link "My Catholic" under the "Resources" section in the sidebar of our blog. (If you go back to the button that says "Sub" you will get the page where you can change your preferences.)

Please note that Georgetown Visitation monastery receives no remuneration for referring users to "MyCatholic." We just wanted to share a this nifty resource with our readers.

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