New Messenger site offers more features


By Barb Arland-Fye

The Catholic Messenger has a new website ( that offers more opportunity for interaction with our readers and advertisers and allows us to respond effectively to ever-evolving social media.
“For many people, social media is the way they interact with others. We have social networking presence through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Our website can also share articles with popular networks,” said Tony Forlini, webmaster for The Catholic Messenger and the Diocese of Davenport. “The site’s capabilities include accessing The Catholic Messenger via your mobile device or tablet. We also offer a print friendly button that allows for printing of articles and creation of PDF versions of them.”
The new website has a cleaner look, is easy to navigate and offers classified advertising opportunities. In addition, the website allows readers to send videos to The Catholic Messenger via “Dropbox.” Dropbox provides a common Internet storage area that can be shared among users and The Catholic Messenger. Send videos of events and activities related to your parish, the Davenport Diocese and the universal Church and we’ll share them with our wider audience.
“I would love for people to visit our website and to let others know about it by sharing our articles, photos and videos on their social network. It’s another way to spread our Catholic faith,” Forlini said, “carrying out the ‘new evangelization’ that Blessed John Paul II called for.”
Please visit our new website at and let us know what you think by posting a comment or emailing a letter to
We have a FAQ page that answers commonly asked questions. You may direct specific website questions to Forlini at Social media questions should go to Celine Klosterman at Questions about advertising may be directed to Kathy Weiss at

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  1. Thanks for posting this article. At last I FOUND IT! I want to be sure to pass it on to other members of the Stewardship Committee etc here at SS. Mary and Mathias parish in Muscatine in case they hadn’t seen (or simply glossed over) it. I hope top get more and more people actually reading (as in really reading and thinking about) aticles in the Messenger..

    And thanks for replying to my e-mail —and even better posting the article…..
    Thanks and God Bless, Dave Metz

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