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CentralCoastCatholic.net Expands Its Reach
Catholic news aggregation website now covers Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties; San Luis Obispo expected to launch later this year, with sites for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to follow in 2022.
By: Central Coast Catholic
Under the spiritual patronage of Our Lady of Refuge, Patroness of California, Saint Junípero Serra, Apostle of California, and Saint Chares Borromeo, the mission of Central Coast Catholic is to inform local Catholics about the good works and special events of local parishes, schools, organizations, apostolates, and ministries. Geoffrey Lopes da Silva, publisher of Central Coast Catholic and its executive editor, says that "parishes and other Catholic organizations submit notices and press releases announcing their news or special events that they would like shared with the wider Catholic community. These are then posted on the appropriate regional site and shared in our weekly e-newsletter"
CentralCoastCatholic.net functions much in the same way as the front page of a traditional newspaper, which is then divided into several regional or local sections. The "front page" consists of local, national, and international headlines from trusted Catholic news sources such as the Catholic News Agency, the Catholic News Service, and California diocesan news outlets, along with the latest in opinion and commentary. There is then a regional or local "section" for each county located on California's central coast.
"We launched MontereyCatholic.net in 2018 and SanBenitoCatholic.net and SantaCruzCatholic.net this year", says Mr. Lopes da Silva. "We hope to launch SLOCatholic.net for Catholics in San Luis Obispo County by the end of 2021, with websites for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties planned for 2022. Central Coast Catholic will then cover the entire central coast of California".
The central coast of California includes the Diocese of Monterey and the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, though Central Coast Catholic is not affiliated with any archdiocese, diocese, or parish. Mr. Lopes da Silva says that "Central Coast Catholic is strictly a private lay initiative. We are completely at the service of the Church".
For more information, please visit: https://centralcoastcatholic.net/
Geoffrey Lopes da Silva