The United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) went live with a new website today. Fr. John R. Nuelle, MS, USCMA Executive Director, said, “in preparing for the annual conference in 2013, USCMA staff recognized that, like so many other organizations, an audit of our own use of the Internet was imperative. The gradual introduction of new platforms, materials, and links over the years caused a proliferation of pages, duplications, and broken links, while outdated information remained available. As a result, the website had become unruly and less than user-friendly. A re-design was in order.” Encouraged by the success of the 2013 Mission Conference, Social Media: A New Language For Mission, the USCMA staff began working on the new website in collaboration with eCatholic Websites. A complete comprehensive review was performed, and the new website is now operative.
The USCMA staff spent several hours rewriting information on the USCMA website and has created a more user-friendly interface. Fr. Nuelle commented on the process, saying, “we rolled up our sleeves and got to work, a collaborative work that rested solidly on Stephen’s shoulders.” The new website is streamlined and includes several updated features: an improved calendar with events from USCMA and member organizations; an enlarged Member’s section (Member Resources Portal); social media widgets; a new section on Mission Education; and a mobile friendly version for the missioner-on-the-go. USCMA will gradually release additional resources, especially in the Member Resources Portal, both for and from USCMA members.