Hello fellow members of CatholicAnswers
group is under new, informal management. Details on new informal administrative positions are delineated below.
New structure disclosure
According to log information, our original group founder, John Roetzer ( catholic-deviant
) has been inactive from the group since 2012; yet, is still an active member of deviantART to this date. From 2012 to present, Co-founder K. Danilee Natsumi ( DanileeNatsumi
) has been managing CatholicAnswers
as its only active administrator. Natsumi would like to see CatholicAnswers
become a bustling hub of Catholic information with active administration, and has made has made multiple contacts attempts with Roetzer throughout the years. Contact attempts were unsuccessful, and Natsumi has decided to informally assume the role of group founder.
Only the formal founder has permissions to control administrative roles; thus, all further administrative powers will be informal and limited. Unless Roetzer becomes active in the group again, or formally forfeits his founder position, the group will continue to exist under this new administrative strategy. Roetzer had been informed of Natsumi's decision in late August 2016. Roetzer has yet to reply to Natsumi's message.
At present, CatholicAnswers
does not have a formal list of rules. Natsumi will write a brief rule manual in the new future. The new rules will be subject to group feedback before adoption.
Natsumi would like to revive the group with a new group avatar. Members are highly encouraged to express their interest or disinterest in adopting a new group avatar. If a general consensus reveals that members would like a new avatar, we may hold a context for a new avatar, or select a member to design a new avatar for us.
Prior to this date, all group submissions have been showcased in one folder: the featured gallery. Several new folders have been created today, and all gallery submissions have been sorted into the new folders. Some deviations have been deleted because they lacked substantial educational material. The new folders are:
Catholic social Teaching
Saints and Martyrs
Celebrations and Events
More galleries will be created depending on subject and need. Members with ideas on organising gallery content are highly encouraged to post feedback.
New informal administrators wanted
In order to have a strong group, we will need a strong foundation. At present, informal administrators can only answer questions on the group homepage, journals, or other pages. If you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming an informal administrator, please read the following:CatholicAnswers is looking for administrators who are
Knowledgeable in at least one discipline of Catholic studies (e.g., History, Bible study, Catechism, social teaching, saints & people)
Relatively active members of the deviantART community, and are willing to check the CatholicAnswers
profile comment section with every login.
Willing to answer questions asked on our group pages.
Friendly, patient, and considerate of different perspectives (You’re welcome to disagree with someone, but you must not be rude.)If interested in the position, please send us a private note with your
Name (an internet alias is fine)
Position in church (e.g., priest, lay person)
Catholic studies expertise (you do not need a formal degree, but please let us know how long you have been studying the specified topic(s))
Samples of your work to prove your expertise
Terms for informal administrative positions may change in the future. New informal administrators will be showcased in a group homepage message. The message will replace the formal administrator panel. At present, there are no limitations on how many people may serve as an informal administrator. Informal members will be formally promoted if Roetzer abdicates the founding position. Natsumi looks forward to seeing any applications that are sent!
K. Danilee Natsumi,CatholicAnswers