Comments on: Lourdes-based “Catholic Google” may be rebaptised http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/06/lourdes-based-catholic-google-may-be-rebaptised/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jereme Hancock http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/06/lourdes-based-catholic-google-may-be-rebaptised/comment-page-1/#comment-9513 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 21:12:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3216#comment-9513 I am the owner and creator of TheCatholicSearch.com, which has been around for a few years now. The way our site works is we only give search results from sites that have been submitted by our users and reviewed for Catholic content. The idea came to me during my RCIA classes. I received a list of sites to study and I decided that a “Catholic Search Engine” that only searched these sites would be useful. It kind of grew from there.

I also should mention that the other site that you mentioned will probably get into trouble with Google. Originally TheCatholicSearch.com had a “googlish” logo and other “googlish” features. Google did not like it and shut us down for a bit until we sorted it out and changed our logo design.

Thanks, Jereme

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/06/lourdes-based-catholic-google-may-be-rebaptised/comment-page-1/#comment-9512 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:51:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3216#comment-9512 To Bluepanjeet – It’s hard to find a diplomatic way of saying what I have to say in response to your blog entry about this post. YOU HAVE IT COMPLETELY WRONG! YOU HAVEN’T READ WHAT YOU’RE COMMENTING ON!

Let’s go through this point by point showing what you said and what was actually written:

1. “But according to TechCrunch, its absolutely effective as the bursting fishnets in the Gospel of Luke…” — Sorry, that was FaithWorld saying that, not TechCrunch.

2, “Tom Heneghan, the site’s creator told in an interview that the search engine…” — No, I am not the creator of the site. And it was me conducting the interview with Catholic Google’s creator, not TechCrunch.

3. “In a Phone interview with NCR, Catholic Google webmaster Paul Mulhern admitted …” — no, it was in a phone interview with Reuters (i.e. me and reported on FaithWorld), that Mulhern said this. National Catholic Register only picked this up — and they openly credited me for it by name and with links (many thanks NCR!).

4. “The webmasters have already sent a letter to Google …” — Why do you put this in the plural? This was Mulhern talking and he was the one (rpt ONE) who did it.

5. “Though I think Tom Heneghan’s noble purpose is to aid Catholic Parents in filtering the search engines for their children …” — though I appreciate that readers think I have noble purposes, I cannot be credited with this one as I have not done anything to aid Catholic parents, etc etc etc. It was Paul Mulhern who did that. Give credit where credit is due.

6. “I appreciate and really commend Tom Heneghans (sp!!!) for this noble project, but to actually save the internet from evil is a mere impossibility …” LOL! First, what noble project have I undertaken? (see answer #5). Secondly, I said myself in my post that I thought it was was a fool’s errand to try to filter everything. Thanks for indirectly quoting me against myself!

Wow… I’ve seen lots of comments on my blog posts over the past year or so, and many have been misplaced, but this one takes the cake. Please, please, PUULLEEZZEE!!! read what we post before you comment on it. Only then can we avoid such embarrassments and have an informed discussion about these things.

I hope you correct your post (URL= http://bluepanjeet.net/2009/01/08/2031/c atholic-google-dot-com/) because it gives a very misguided view of what’s happening here.

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By: Joshua of Catholic Tech Tips http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/06/lourdes-based-catholic-google-may-be-rebaptised/comment-page-1/#comment-9488 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:46:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3216#comment-9488 It is great to learn even more about the guy behind “CatholicGoogle.” Very well written article by the way. I wrote a post about the “CatholicGoogle” over at Catholic Tech Tips and it has sparked some good discussion.

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