Saturday, November 5, 2005
A Catholic Wikipedia
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November 2006 Update: The Catholic Wikipedia mentioned below, for a reason unknown to me, no longer exists. All work on there has been deleted. There is, however, a new Catholic Wikipedia project going on that is connected with the real Wikipedia. Help out if you can!


Update: I've added a few posts and see there is still a lot of work left to do. So much of our faith needs to be covered there for the encyclopedia to become close to ready to help others. I encourage everyone to add some pages. Just click on a link for a page and if you think it should be edited then edit it. Don't be afraid about not understanding the software there. After a few posts I understand completely how to edit posts and put in links.

Original Post: I'm the kind of person that loves using Wikipedia.com because it is the editable, online encyclopedia. Anyone can edit and create pages so it constantly is updated with the latest information. I especially like going to the Catholic articles and others to spread the faith. For example, I added information to the In vitro fertilization article to point out that the Catholic faith is opposed to it.

But now there is another encyclopedia online that can be edited by anyone and this is an entirely Catholic Wikipedia. Anyone can edit and I know many of my readers here could really help out the editing. Some of you are great on saint and others on pro-life issues. I know Paul from In Veritate Ambulare knows a lot about sacred vessels. So, I wanted to let everyone know that this project is now open in English because so many of you could help so much.

5 comment(s):

del_button November 6, 2005 at 1:22 AM
Jean Heimann said...

This looks great! It will sure come in handy. I use the wikipedia quite a bit, too, but had no idea there was a Catholic wikipedia. Thanks for sharing this!

Jean

del_button November 6, 2005 at 6:44 AM
Matthew said...

Your Welcome. Thanks for commenting :)

del_button November 6, 2005 at 11:09 AM
klod said...

In fact, the project has been launched by a French guy and counts more than 1600 articles in French. The new english part is just beginning, but you're welcomed... (and the italian part will come...) Klod from France

del_button November 6, 2005 at 9:20 PM
Hector said...

Thanks Moneybags. The only thing I wonder is wouldn't it be better to have a really strong section in Wikipedia than to start another? More people would see the original...

Regarding in vitro fertilization, that's good information. I thought it was OK...

del_button November 7, 2005 at 6:15 AM
Matthew said...

I understand that many more people would see it, but since Wikipedia is secular and contains all religions it is probably better to start anew. There are actually many, many different projects based off of Wikipedia. This is just one of them and happens to be Catholic.

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