A Fresh New Look for the CCCB Website

Tuesday, February 25 2003

(CCCB – Ottawa) The official website of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has a fresh new look with a clean design and new content.

The new look offers web surfers faster access to documents, a more intuitive search engine, the ability to switch between English and French versions of the on-screen documents and easier printing capabilities.

A new section by the Episcopal Commission for Theology has been added that makes generous use of the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte, Pope John Paul II’s challenge for the new millennium. The Theology section seeks to encourage round table discussion and dialogue for purposes of study, meditation, reflection, and pastoral planning. In a user-friendly way, it seeks to be significantly in the service of the faith of present-day believers.

There are expanded sections describing the make-up of the CCCB and its committees, commissions and organizations. New documents from the English-sector Liturgy commission are online as well as descriptions of popular listings from CCCB Publications.

The website also continues with its tradition of presenting CCCB media releases, public statements and other important documents. It also has an impressive library of links to the Vatican, dioceses, Episcopal Conferences and other Catholic institutions around the world.

The CCCB website, (http://www.cccb.ca) first went online in August 1995 and has attracted close to two million visitors to date. It was the first Episcopal Conference worldwide to establish a Catholic presence on the World Wide Web.