Why build a social network for Catholics?
Why not accept that Catholicism leaves a ‘bad taste‘ in millions of mouths? Why not just uninstall the apps and switch off and focus on daily life?Why not sigh and agree that everyone is hopelessly out of touch?
We’ve all asked ourselves these questions. And we’re working to do more than talk about the answer. We’re building it. We’re living it.
The SmartCatholics Answer
In 2020, SmartCatholics started as a vision to connect ordinary Catholics all around the world. And we very quickly realized that Pope Francis was a source of unity to some, and concern for others.
It quickly became a default that a ‘smart Catholic’ was smarter than the Pope. Perhaps even more Catholic than him.
So we decided to change that. And to build a destination online for Catholics to regroup, learn, and encourage each other.
Within less than a year, our ministry blossomed. Catholics of all ages joined, excited that they weren’t alone. Excited that Pope Francis’ vision of mercy, awareness, discernment, and radical love for humanity was more than practical. More than smart. It’s the heart of Christ.
The modern world is moving faster than we can adapt to it. Faster than any time in human history. Calm, level-headed, discerning minds and hearts are needed to keep the story alive.
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and take a stand. We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up.
Our Catholic faith is more than a bad memory for some. For many, it is a divine and human story of freedom, failure, and excitement that must be shared with humility, and confidence.
Social networking is a new normal, and bricking your phone isn’t the answer. We can’t allow a well-meaning, misguided minority to be the face of our faith. Your network needs you.
And while many people are out of touch with how fast things have changed, maybe you aren’t. Maybe you don’t have all the answers, but you have a ton of heart. And that counts for something.
Christ is making an impact on the world, in every culture – right now.
SmartCatholics is one of the fastest-growing communities to support Pope Francis, help Catholics regroup, and create resources to renew our hope. We’re smart, magnetic first-responders, and having a good time!
About the Logo
The triskelion is an ancient symbol for the Trinity, its looping lines flowing into each other. The three distinct points speak to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
For SmartCatholics, the 3 points speak to how we solve problems. We fuse events with community and ondemand video. We love to talk about history, science, and faith. We are happy servants to the Church, the Scriptures, and the Magisterium.
In the spirit of evangelizing with new media, the logo centers on a play button. That’s how many Catholics today need to access the faith – ondemand, and as accessible as possible.
Learning to be a faithful, intelligent Catholic shouldn’t be a ‘rich man’s game’, but open and available to all who hunger for truth.