“Catholic Connect” is the title of a brand new utility that since January 2018 will permit Catholics around the globe to attach with different devoted, connect with a group, strengthen their religion and share numerous experiences.
The applying is developed a 12 months in the past by Ricardo Orozco, a younger Catholic of Mexican origin residing in Texas, United States, together with a crew of 15 different folks.
Orozco defined to ACI Prensa that “Catholic Connect” is “a mixture of Fb, Linkedin, Instagram, and Twitter in a single and for Catholics”.
The objective is that “the Catholic group in a given place can join extra simply” and that ” Catholics assist one another “, particularly in locations like the US the place they’re a minority.
With a purpose to join folks, the appliance makes use of geolocation expertise. “For instance when you reside in Paraguay you may connect with our utility and discover companies, eating places and Catholic attorneys,” mentioned the 23-year-old.
In the US, he mentioned, it occurs with some frequency that “Catholics transfer to different cities, lose all their Catholic buddies and have no idea anybody. Many younger folks additionally go to different states to review within the college and disconnect from the religion as a result of they’re now not with their dad and mom. ”
“What we wish to do is stop that as a result of in our platform you could find buddies,” he informed ACI Prensa.
Membership in “Catholic Join” is free and customers can register in the identical utility or from their Fb account.
On the platform you can find a piece to satisfy different Catholics in your metropolis, one other to contact professionals and Catholic companies, one other to find out about upcoming occasions and one other to discover a associate.
It would additionally provide the potential for having non secular counseling with any of the clergymen who’ve registered within the utility.
Orozco commented that they’ve additionally allied with the MassTimes utility and that customers will be capable of search for close by parishes the place there’s Mass and confessions.
Members also can counsel to Catholic Join the contacts of parishes and clergymen. Source.