cyberCatholics.com is the venture of two people, Fr. Christopher Decker and Joshua LeBlanc. Fr. Chris and Josh began cyberCatholics.com as a way to combine their talents of multimedia and evangelization. The cyberCatholics.com project was officially launched on December 8, 2000, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. cyberCatholics.com was initally launched to be a meeting place for Catholic seminarians and clergy to gather and exchange ideas. As it turns out, the Lord had very different plans for the project. After moving from server to server because of the site constantly being blocked by various groups due to sharing servers with other site that had morally objectionable content, cyberCatholics purchased its own server in October of 2007. This purchasing has enabled cyberCatholics.com to offer 100% Catholic webhosting that is both free of donations to planned parenthood, as we use completely open-source software, and completely free of pornography.
The people behind cyberCatholics.com
Joshua LeBlanc is the co-founder and president of cyberCatholics.com. He is also the mind behind the annual Catholic Blog Awards. Joshua is married and currently works in the Information Technology field in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and the liberal arts from St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA and is currently a candidate for the Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Joshua also freelances as a speaker and writer on various Catholic issues and subjects and co-hosts a weekly live television show, Champions of the Truth, which airs in the Lafayette, LA area. Joshua is a regular contributor and panelist on the catholicunderground.com podcast.
Father Chris Decker, co-founder of cyberCatholics.com, is a priest for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was ordained in May of 2007 and is currently a parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Denham Springs, LA. Fr. Chris likes to draw and dabble in graphic design when his time at the parish permits. He blogs almost regularly and is a co-presenter of the catholicunderground.com podcast. Fr. Chris is mastermind behind the cyberCatholics.com logo and serves as the cyberCatholics.com spiritual advisor.
The mission of cyberCatholics.com is simply to put into practice the call of Pope John Paul II to use the Internet as an effective tool for evangelization. Many secular web-hosting companies also offer their services to adult sites as well as other sites that Catholics should find morally objectionable. With cyberCatholics.com webhosting, you can sleep easily knowing that you are not supporting any of these causes.