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"With the advent of computer telecommunications and what are known as computer participation systems, the Church is offered further means for fulfilling her mission. Methods of facilitating communication and dialogue among her own members can strengthen the bonds of unity between them. Immediate access to information makes it possible for her to deepen her dialogue with the contemporary world."
-- Pope John Paul II, World Communications Day, May 27, 1989
CATHOLIC ON-LINE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. CATHOLIC CONNECT! Catholic online and news service--news releases, resources, contacts/conferencing. Diocese of Rockford, IL: 1245 n. Court St., Rockford, IL, 61103 (815) 963-3471 Fax (815) 968-2808 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CATHOLIC ELECTRONIC INFORMATION CENTRE: Member Site of the Global Entrepreneurs Network. Links to Catholic Communications and other resources around the globe. Still in development at time of writing. CATHOLIC INFORMATION NETWORK-CIN Free Service, Joined to FIDONET system. 30+ nodes nationwide. Mike and Sharon Mollerus, System Operators (619) 258-0610, Dataline: (619) 449-6030 E-mail: email@example.com SEE BELOW FOR CIN NODELIST CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE (via AMERICA ONLINE) Once logged on to America Online, use keyword: CNS Thomas N. Lorsung, director and editor in chief, Jim Lackey, general news editor Catholic News Service 3211 Fourth St. N.E. Washington, DC 20017 Phone: (202) 541-3250 E-mail: CNSinfo@aol.com JLackeyCNS@aol.com CATHOLIC ONLINE (Compuserve) Web: http://www.catholic.org Compuserve Forum, recently expanded to provide full access to Web users at: http://www.catholic.org (On CompuServe, type "GO CATHOLIC") Mr. Michael Galloway, President: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing Address: Box 40188 Bakersfield, CA 93384 Phone: (805) 833-9061 CHRISTIANITY ONLINE (Hosts Several Large Catholic Forum Libraries) Via AMERICA ONLINE Christianity Online Address: 465 Gunderson Dr. Carol Stream, IL 60188 1-800-413-9747, ext. #114519 For list of other Christian BBS's, contact Christian Computing, Inc. E-mail: email@example.com http://www. website.net/~ccmag ECUNET An Ecumenical Umbrella Network linking together fifteen denominational networks. Hosts 3,700 separate conferences. Voicephone: (404) 682-8888 or 1-800-733-2863 Data line: (502) 569-8501 to connect to service E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ECUNET SUBNETWORKS: ABNET: American Baptist Churches NAESNET: Ecumenical Staff BRSNET: Black Religious Studies NCC LINK: National Council of Churches CIRCUITRIDER NETWORK: United Methodist PRESBYNET: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) COBWEB: Church of the Brethren QUAKERNET: Church of Friends DISCIPLENET: Christian Church (Disciples) QUEST INTERNATIONAL: Anglican/Episcopalian FISHNET: Catholics UCCCHRISTNET: United Church of Christ LUTHERLINK: Evangelical Lutheran Church UCHUG: United Church of Canada MENNOLINK: Mennonites EWTN ONLINE SERVICES, FORMERLY THE CATHOLIC RESOURCE NETWORK (CRNET ) At the time this directory was compiled, CRNET had just been purchased by EWTN. Updated information on EWTN Online Systems is available at: http://www.ewtn.com. For purposes of continuity, the current CRNET information is listed here: CRNET System Operator: Mr. Jeffrey A. Mirus, P.O. Box 3610 Manassas, VA 22110 E-Mail: email@example.com (703) 791-2576 Fax: (703) 791-4250- Data: (703) 791-4336 CRNET International Office Mr. Michael G. Hains 3/41 Sherwood St, Revesby, NSW 2212 AUSTRALIA 02-61-2-792-3507 EWTN ONLINE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS: American Life League Institute on Religious Life Catholic Answers Office of Cults Awareness, New York Archdiocese Christendom College Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Home Study Institute Regina Coeli Academy Catholic World News Sacred Heart Catholic Books Catholics United for the Faith St. Joseph Communications Couple to Couple League St. Joseph Foundation Family Life Center International St. Antoninus Institute Hombre Nuevo Seton Home Study School Inter Mirifica Women for Faith & Family FISHNET: The oldest Catholic Online service, with ties to Vatican Information Service. Rev. H.R. Stockert, Director: Avatar@Ecunet.org Dataline: 1-502-569-8501. CATHOIC/CHRISTIAN BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS (For more advanced users): A Bulletin Board System (BBS) is a small online computer network which enables users to chat with each other, leave E-mail, and exchange files. There are approximately 60,000 individual BBS's active in the United States. Some BBS's have only a hundred or so members. Others count hundreds of thousands of members. The largest, a bulletin board in Wisconisn named "EXEC PC, counts close to a million members! The level of networking does not end here. Many of these BBS's have further organized themselves into super-networks which may contain anywhere from a dozen to several thousand individual BBS's. To join one of these networks (most are free), call the network data line and download (copy to your computer) a short file of instructions for joining the network.The System Operator, known as a Sysop" ,is the person responsible for supervising a BBS or even an entire network of BBS's. The Catholic Information Network is one such Network.
THE CATHOLIC INFORMATION NETWORK: http://www.cin.org http://www.stgabriel.com The Catholic Information Network (CIN) is a Bulletin Board System (BBS) Network developed by Sharon and Mike Mollerus in San Diego, CA, and "echoed" (the messages are copied and posted) by several hundred BBS's worldwide. Thirty of these BBS's are officially registered as nodes (extensions) of the CIN, which means that these local BBS's serve as a local "gateway" for entering the Catholic Information Network. By calling one of these lcoal numbers, you may tap into the majority of CIN files and conference areas, where important church issues are discussed. Note: The CIN is wholly distinct from the Catholic Resource Network (CRNET). The CIN Host (Registered) Nodes are listed on the following page. To dial the listed phone numbers from outside the United States, use the International Dialing Code plus the US country prefix, which is 1. Many of these BBSs offer their own distinct files and services as well as echoing the CIN: TO CONTACT CIN: Send submissions to: Sysop@catinfo.cts.com Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org CIN COMMANDS: INDEX Asks for the host's list of public files GET
Gets anything starting with file name CIN NODE LIST: Each of the following Bulletin Board Systems carries the Catholic Information Network: Phone number BBS Name System Operator Location 203-934-4641 Fr. John's BBS John Brinsmade West Haven CT 207-780-6567 Opus Dei BBS JM Gilhousen Portland ME 214-286-2752 Boardwalk April Strong Dallas TX 216-243-0990 The Data Base Portal John Fisher Cleveland, OH 301-499-4671 Capitol Area Network Raymond Wood Mitchelville MD 313-623-9406 Skyliner Bill Thomas Waterford MI 313-631-6870 Catholic Mail Box Delbert McCord Flint MI 313-886-1007 Spirit of Love Mike Sherry Grosse Pte MI 410-997-5262 Maryland Catholic Mike O'Donnell Columbia MD 412-373-6166 The End of the Road Dave Fennessy Monroeville PA 412-741-5519 Ecclesia Place Lou Pascazi Sewickley PA 415-239-7925 San Francisco Bay BBS Hugh O'Regan San Francisco CA 502-449-2228 Louisville Catholic Paul Kelley Louisville KY 503-267-4859 CIN FidoNet Gate West Richard Welty North Bend OR 503-343-3825 Western Dominican Vincent Benoit Eugene OR 512-331-9453 Austin Retreat Don Kelley Austin TX 602-279-0793 Cheese Whiz BBS Sue Widemark Phoenix, AZ 602-776-4431 Nite Owl/ACTS BBS Scott Windsor Prescott AZ 602-897-9549 Prog Workshop West Paul Meiners Phoenix AZ 602-938-6866 The All Nite Cafe Mike Middleton Phoenix AZ 606-278-9709 The Sprawl Scott Estes Lexington KY 614-283-6409 Steubenville Catholic Jim Coyle Steubenville OH 619-449-6030 Catholic Info Network Mike Mollerus San Diego CA 703-255-9717 Medulink BBS Frank Cuccias Washington VA 713-522-1104 Specific Solutions Richard Walker Houston TX 713-837-8455 Houston Catholic Robert Kirkley Houston TX 812-357-6861 Farpoint Station Jonathan Guidry St. Meinrad IN 919-350-8061 The Backdoor TBBS Thomas Bradford Wilmington NC 919-469-5867 AppleSeeds Paul Lemieux Cary NC
1997 Catholic Internet Directory