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School and parish newsletters for Internet distribution

A Catholic organisation formed in 1997 to manage the Catholic Church's telecommunications needs, has teamed up with a local software company to establish a web-based system of producing and distributing school and parish newsletters.

Church Resources announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with FulfilNET, a Sydney-based Internet company, to develop a communications system for Catholic institutions using the world wide web and email technology.

The system is designed for use by parishes, schools and other Catholic organisations under a content collection and management model developed by Church Resources and FulfilNET. It will facilitate the delivery of newsletters, plus a menu of news, daily prayer and contact information.

Fr Michael Kelly, CEO of Church Resources said: "It enables parishes and schools to take the next step in communicating with parents and parishioners by email, just as our news service does for more than 6000 Church professionals each day."

Church Resources (formerly Catholic Telecommunications) is the publisher of the daily Catholic news service now known as CathNews. Church Resources is a charitable trust seeking to combine the buying power of Church institutions and members to achieve savings and improved levels of service. It also aims to facilitate online and digital communication for the purpose of proclaiming the Gospel and building community.

FulfilNET is a private company that has developed Australia's 'first true website factory'. It creates, maintains and hosts entry level to complex Websites on behalf of, and under the brand names of its Enterprise Partners. FulfilNET Enterprise Partners have included IBM Australia, St George Bank, Telecom New Zealand, Yahoo!, Energy Australia and Virgin (UK).

FulfilNET managing director David Mayman said he's pleased to be working with Church Resources, which he regards as an "innovative and visionary technology partner".

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6 Aug 2002