Because sharing is good for everyone.
It has been several months since we launched the initial version of Saintstir, a 21st century taxonomy and social site centered around the saints of the Catholic Church. It comes with an API for application developers as well (check out our developers page).
This month we’re pleased to announce our first version of Saint Timelines. Its an interactive timeline that displays all of the saints on saintstir by feast day, centuries, as well as european historic periods. Its a great resource that combines a chronological view of the...Continue reading
After looking (for too many years) for ways to scrape readings for a given celebration in some usable and predictable way, I decided to undertake creating a web service that returns liturgical reading citations (in JSON) given a date.
As of right now, it works for Sundays for the current remaining Liturgical year. God willing, by the time Advent rolls around, it will include all Sundays for the entire 3-year cycle. After that, we’ll begin to tackle daily liturgies. This isn’t hardcoded with dates and their readings, we have written...Continue reading
Here is another video from Father Dan O’Reilly. We’ve produced several dozen videos for Father Dan. Some videos are made specifically for students at Columbia University, but most (like this video) have found an audience beyond Columbia University. This is one of my favorites:Continue reading
Brandon Vogt has posted a petition on his website titled Free the Word: Why the Church Needs to Release Her Teachings to the World. I’ve posted on Open Source Catholic about the same topic in the past (see the links at the bottom of this post), and I’m glad to see this getting more attention.
The problem: Right now, many of the faithful are being restricted from fully sharing Scripture and other teachings of the Church in the most effective ways. We need to be flooding the world...Continue reading
Just a quick note: I’ve disabled anonymous commenting, since it seems the site’s finally been targeted by a more dedicated breed of spammers. Even the 1-2 punch of Mollom and Honeypot haven’t been deterring these ‘generic drugs for cheap’ spammers lately.
Basically, though, you need an account on OSC to comment from this point forward—most of the real comments came from logged-in users anyways, and I may consider allowing Facebook/Google/OpenID logins in the future anyways, so this shouldn’t be a burden on anyone, hopefully.Continue reading
Developing a Drupal solution for a Diocese (+ e-learning, crm, event management, integrated parish sites)
Dear faith filled friends of Drupal,
I work with new technologies for the Diocese of Plymouth, UK. We are contemplating an exciting project to move our Diocesan website onto a Drupal platform. We would like to not just use the website to present some content to the world, but to really model who and what makes up our Diocese and to use the website for e-learning, crm, event management & booking, and with the ability to have a parish website sub-site network that has an integrated user database and events...Continue reading