Diocese goes online but urges personal contacts
A DIOCESE may have embraced the internet age, but it still wants parishioners to "connect offline" with their neighbours.
The Limerick diocese last night launched its new website, with diocesan administrator Fr Tony Mullins describing it as a shop window for all.
However, he said it is also time for the faithful to "connect offline" and in person.
"The virtual world is a vital tool for sharing of information in our broad community, but true community will not be found within the confines of the virtual world itself.
"We all benefit from prudent use of the internet, but it will never do for us what a friendly smile, an offer of support, a simple visit will do for a person in need.
"So, as we celebrate the new website, let's reconnect with one of the oldest values of our church and, indeed, Irishness -- the value of community," he said.
The new website is www.limerickdiocese.org.