Welcome To The New Catholic Truth Blog!

Welcome To The New Catholic Truth Blog!

We’ve been working on our blog to make it more accessible, not to mention “modern” – we need to be modern to keep Tradition alive! We hope you like it!

Sincere thanks to Chris, Devonto Web Design, for his first class work on our behalf. 

 

Comments (41)

  • gabriel syme Reply

    I love the new look, well done to all involved!

    I had one minor suggestion – why not include a link to CT’s youtube page, on the website “links” page?

    (I see that there is one of the videos on the “about us” page, but maybe a link could be added in case someone doesn’t realise that there are others?)

    I am very impressed by the new set-up: I like the ability to see several topics at once, as well as how the “discussion topics” are split off in a separate zone.

    And the accessible newsletter archive is also excellent.

    Well done again!

    July 20, 2021 at 3:26 pm
    • editor Reply

      Gabriel Syme,

      Many thanks for you wonderfully encouraging praise of the new site. Your suggestion falls into the category of “ask and you shall receive” – check the links! Thanks for that.

      Chris at Devonto set this up in a matter of days – that is, years of content and planning were re-organised into the new site in a matter of a few days. I recommend his services to everyone. His patience with my ridiculous questions and confusions knows no bounds!

      Thanks again Gabriel Syme.

      July 20, 2021 at 3:37 pm
      • Margaret USA

        I was so wonderfully surprised by your new format that I had to double check and see if it was the same website! It’s beautiful.

        However, I noticed that one of my previous replies didn’t show up like it usually does . Are my posts going into moderation? They rarely did before.

        July 21, 2021 at 7:28 am
      • editor

        Margaret USA,

        That’s good that you like the new site – we decided to make it a surprise, rather than broadcast the forthcoming merge in advance, so I’m pleased that worked for you!

        Since there is no post from you in any of the admin files, I think you probably thought that your post had disappeared. Where it used to say “posting comment”, it now says “Submitting Comment” and there is a space of a few seconds before it appears on the page. I hope that explains things. You are definitely not in moderation, nor, as I say, are there any posts from you anywhere in admin, including moderation.

        July 21, 2021 at 9:58 am
      • Margaret USA

        P.S. When I get your emails and click on the links a lot of them pop up as “ERROR 404 PAGE NOT FOUND”. I tried looking at your plea to the UK SSPX priests and it didn’t come up even though I had received an email notification.

        Can your IT person fix it?

        July 21, 2021 at 7:57 am
      • editor

        Margaret USA,

        I suspect you are referring to some posts which went out by mistake when Chris was working on the technical side of things. Those were not new posts, but older posts going out for a second time. It was one of those blips which occur when making changes online in this way. I will send your comment to Chris to make sure that I am not mistaken (as if!) and if it is something that can be fixed, be assured, Chris will fix it!

        July 21, 2021 at 10:01 am
      • Margaret Mary

        Editor,

        I love surprises, so thank you for this one! It’s a beautiful new site – Chris is obviously a very skilled IT expert.

        July 21, 2021 at 10:46 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Thank God your back up and running i actually thought that The Godfather had issued a decree that we mustn’t say anything wrong about His Diabolical Hateful Decision. Still give it time give it time.

    July 20, 2021 at 3:32 pm
    • editor Reply

      FOOF,

      I hear the Decree is in the pipeline! Hope you like the site! A word of praise for Chris would not go astray!

      July 20, 2021 at 3:38 pm
    • Margaret Mary Reply

      Faith of our Fathers,

      LOL! I didn’t think about a possible Decree from Rome, but maybe that will come!

      July 21, 2021 at 10:44 am
  • Andrew Reply

    I like the format. It’s much more readable on my laptop.

    July 20, 2021 at 4:51 pm
    • editor Reply

      That’s great, Andrew. I know lots will be pleased that they can now access it on their phones. That’s been a request for a long time, now, so delighted to oblige.

      July 20, 2021 at 4:53 pm
  • Theresa Rose Reply

    I too like the format. I must offer my thanks to Chris, Devonto Web design for his work. Like Gabriel Syme I am impressed with the new set up.

    July 20, 2021 at 5:42 pm
  • Theresa Rose Reply

    I like the new format too. The new look grabs your (or rather my attention)

    July 20, 2021 at 5:57 pm
    • editor Reply

      Theresa Rose,

      Thank you for your positive feedback. For once we’re getting brilliant sunshine these days, as you know, so I think it’ll be a while before some of the other regulars are back at their screens! Still, they’re bound to nosy along sooner or later.

      Me? Now that I’ve caught up with emails and texts, after days of neglect, I’m off to enjoy some lazing around in the sunshine! myself!

      July 20, 2021 at 6:23 pm
  • Catherine Reply

    Wow! It looks good. I can see this so easily on my mobile phone. Very trendy indeed!

    July 20, 2021 at 10:49 pm
  • Catherine Reply

    I tried out the search facility on this wonderful new blog, and I was looking for cane up right away. This is an impressive new design. Thank you, Chris and thank you to Catholic Truth!

    July 20, 2021 at 11:03 pm
  • Catherine Reply

    One more comment, I’d be interested to know if this new design has an iPhone App that can be downloaded which would mean having the icon on my phone careen making it even easier to access on the phone. Possibly that’s too complicated to do but worth asking anyway.

    July 20, 2021 at 11:27 pm
    • editor Reply

      Catherine,

      I emailed your comment to Chris. Here is his reply…

      On an app, no that wouldn’t be recommended. An app would incur a significant cost and require lots of maintenance.

      There isn’t really a need for an app either though, the user can “add to home screen” to put an icon on their phone, if they wish.

      Some instructions on how to do this are here: https://natomasunified.org/kb/add-website-to-mobile-device-home-screen/

      Hope this helps.

      July 21, 2021 at 10:16 am
  • LeitourgosChristou Reply

    My compliments on the new look and feel to the website, the simplicity of which is undoubtedly belies much technical expertise and many hours of labour. It is much more accessible to mobile devices which are my vantage point most of the time.

    July 21, 2021 at 4:24 am
    • editor Reply

      LeitourgosChristou,

      Glad you like the new site – the mobile devices access is proving to be very popular.

      July 21, 2021 at 9:54 am
  • Josephine Reply

    What a fantastic improvement! I always loved the Catholic Truth site anyway, but this is a vast improvement. What’s not to like?

    I love it all, but it’s especially useful to have the previous topic posts organised under headings. That’s great.

    My warmest congratulations to Chris, and to Catholic Truth for moving with the times, LOL!

    July 21, 2021 at 10:25 am
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    Fantastic new site! Well done to everyone involved. Like Josephine, I loved the previous site but this one is a huge improvement.

    July 21, 2021 at 10:42 am
  • Catherine Reply

    I would be interested to know if anyone else has a problem with this site remembering their login details. I have ask for it to remember mine but each time I go in either on my phone or pc I still have to request the site remembering my details. Does anyone else have this issue?

    July 21, 2021 at 1:19 pm
    • Athanasius Reply

      Catherine

      I don’t have that issue with my PC – it’s a bit odd.

      July 21, 2021 at 5:31 pm
    • editor Reply

      Catherine,

      What happens to me at login is that my email address is there but the password is one I had years and years ago, and I have to scrub it out and type in the new one. It doesn’t remember it at all, even though the old one was a secular word and the new one is a religious word. Tells you all you need to know about my computer, really…

      July 21, 2021 at 7:52 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    Very well done to Chris and Editor! Only one link missing: to a source of high-quality chocolate….

    July 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      See, what I mean? Here we go again… “Very well done to Chris and Editor” – not “Editor and Chris”… I take consolation in the fact that if I weren’t already humble, you lot would make me so 😀

      Yes, I will contact Chris about that missing link – really we ought to have an entire category page dedicated to chocolate… You’d have thought he would know that – these supposed experts… honestly 😀

      July 21, 2021 at 7:10 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    Editor

    I want to add my praise for the new website – Chris has done a great job in just a couple of days. This man obviously knows what he’s doing, unlike our country’s so-called “science experts” It’s a great improvement, easy to read and follow. Many thanks.

    July 21, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    • editor Reply

      Athanasius,

      Thank you for your terrific endorsement. I really didn’t like the idea of visiting you on one of the Scottish islands… 😀

      July 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm
  • Lily Reply

    This is a beautiful new look to the site – I’m very impressed indeed. It’s so straightforward to navigate and everything is so clear. I also love the colour – blue for Our Lady! It’s gorgeous.

    Congratulations. Chris is obviously a great find. I wish him loads of success. This site is a work of art!

    July 21, 2021 at 10:33 pm
    • editor Reply

      Lily,

      Thank you – yes, the new look is impressive. If only I could find a hairdresser who is half as good at her job as Chris is at his – I, too, might be described as “impressive”…

      Signed: Day-dreamer, Glasgow…

      July 21, 2021 at 10:43 pm
  • Catherine Reply

    I would like to give another feedback comment for your lovely new site, although, it may be too late. I often print the blog comments and read them on paper as I prefer not to look at the screen for too long, and i don’t often get time to read the comments as they are posted, so I tend to read them all at once and therefore I prefer to print it off. My feedback to the designer would be having a print option at the top of the screen is usually what I find on other websites, so it came to my mind as I printed from the blog tonight, Ultimately, its not that important, but I thought it would be worth mentioning as it just came into my mind. I’m probably the only one who does this, so it’s not that important.

    July 28, 2021 at 11:02 pm
    • editor Reply

      Catherine,

      I’ll copy your comment to Chris and if it is possible, he will do that.

      I think, though, that we are now at the stage where we need to accept the blog “as is” – I don’t want to take advantage of Chris’s good nature by repeatedly asking for him to do more work on it. We can take it for granted that he has modernised the site as much as can be done at this time. I will ask, though, this one time, and let you know what he says.

      July 29, 2021 at 9:55 am
      • editor

        Catherine,

        Here is the reply from Chris:

        Hi Pat,

        There is no need for a print button on the website as the user can use the print functionality of their browser (or press the CTRL+P keys).

        It is not standard to print a website though, so the resulting output will not be very nicely laid out.

        You can see in the attached what a print out would look like.

        Hope that helps.

        Attachment is pdf so won’t copy here.

        July 29, 2021 at 11:02 am
  • Josephine Reply

    The new blog is brilliant. I love it!

    July 29, 2021 at 11:49 am
  • Michaela Reply

    I totally love the new look! Congratulations to all involved!

    July 29, 2021 at 11:30 pm
  • editor Reply

    Thanks Josephine and Michaela – glad you like it.

    As a matter of interest, our new look blog is even getting praise on at least one “liberal” (i.e. dissident) blog where the announcement was made by one contributor that our website had disappeared. Another replied “fake news” that it was still there, and then this:

    It has not [closed]. They have a brand new web site. Very well presented. A very good read. One of the better blogs around. Better moderation, no personal attacks or filthy language allowed. Have a peek….

    I popped in to see what they were saying about Traditionis Custodes and, needless to say, most were gloating. So, don’t get the idea that I hang around dissident blogs. As if one would… 😀

    July 30, 2021 at 12:02 pm
  • Mike17 Reply

    As is usual these days the photo at the top has only one white male out of five people shown. I expect that in just about any public institution today but disappointed to see it here..

    August 22, 2021 at 9:14 pm
    • Athanasius Reply

      Mike17

      I’ll take it from that comment that you’re both racist and mysoginist. Well, we’re Catholics here and we have no place for such observations as yours. Maybe you’ll reconsider your ill-considered remarks and see souls in the picture above, as does Our Lord. Black, white, male or female, it matters little to the Almighty who Created them and wants their salvation, as He does yours. I’m cutting you a break here because I suspect from that immature comment that you are, as your username suggests, still very young and inexperienced in life.

      August 22, 2021 at 9:40 pm
    • editor Reply

      Mike17,

      What a strange observation, although I can’t think why I am saying that in today’s crackpot culture. Come to think of it, I should have included a “trans” man/woman…

      As it happens, I spent ages looking for a suitable photo of some people round a computer and that was the ONLY one of sufficient high resolution for this site. That’s why it was chosen. Some had all males, others all women. None of them were suitably high resolution.

      Still, feel free to tell us what would have satisfied your wokeness. Here’s a laugh. When I clicked on “wokeness” to see why the red line, I was given the option “wonkiness”. I’m saying nothing.

      Do, please tell us, though. How many white males, precisely, would you have preferred in the photo?

      August 22, 2021 at 11:07 pm

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