At the beginning of the month there was a story about Sister Judith who runs the Vatican web site and that she was designing a new site to bring together the faithful that was describe as MySpace.com for Catholics. I was intrigues by this idea and subsequently emailed Sister Judith to get some more information on this new initiative. She was kind enough to send me the following screen shots and information about the new site.
This is a sample of the main login page at myworshipspace.com
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Unlike myspace.com "No way in Hell" and other variances will be rejected in the Children column. I think there coolest new service is the ability for IM.
The Vatican Intercession Messenger. With VIM you will have lots of vigor to pray.
VIM includes an intercessory contact list so you can easily select your favorite saints for intercession. The prayer database lets you keep track of prayer requests from friends and others. Use the enemies list so you can also pray for your enemies.
All the feature of the new site look pretty cool, but I am really looking forward to one of the new features. Many have complained that it is almost impossible to find anything on the Vatican web site since. If you do find the document you want it is almost always be guaranteed to be in a language you don’t speak, even if you speak multiple ones. The Vatican must have been listening sine they have gone ahead and worked out a deal with Google to implement the new search engine. Below is the new logo on the search page.
The holy father’s password is only 5 characters. I wonder what it is?
Haha, that looks awesome, can I sign up? 😛
Brilliant. I love it.
Love the Google logo.
someone already said brilliant…
“Pope out paddy cakes Hugo Chavez”
I… I… I am speechless.
“Praying Chantis”. Heh.
Another classic, Jeff.
“Lost your password… pray to St. Anthony…” that’s awesome man!
If it weren’t after midnight with my family sleeping I’d be ROTFLMAO.
The Pope’s password is “Maria.” Of course.
Is that supposed to be “myworHIPspace” in the top banner? 🙂
Damn that is good. Sorry about the curse. I just feel so much better about my faith because of this. Did your grandfather work for Warner Brothers when they were doing Bugs Bunny?
Unfortunately, VIM is already taken as a program. Vi IMproved. And happens to be my favorite editor, being the geek that I am…. I will forgive you if you actually incorporate the real vim (a modal editor) into the Vatican Intercession Messenger. If , instead you use emacs, you will be playing into satan’s hands! 😉
As a Facebook junkie (like myspace but organized by college and geography and less personalization available- thankfully) this would be the best thing to hit the internet ever!
Hey, I thought a worship space was a church built between 1970 and 1990? That’s what they call them, right?
Awesome, though. We’ll be really disappointed if it’s not this cool, you know. The Holy See ought to tap you for help on this.
I’d like to see the inclusion of the variation I saw: the one where the Google-eyed John Paul II shoots the green lasers out of his eyes–take THAT, Dan Brown!!! I’ve seen this on another site or two; it’s dumb but cute.
Oh this is hilarious!
I love the Google with PJP2. I’m sure he’d approve too. I didn’t always agree with him and I really love Benedict, but I still miss PJP2.
That is hilarious. Good job!
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