Did you ever wonder how Catholics in the military receive spiritual services? How their children receive information or education on the faith? The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) provides the Catholic Church's full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces. This includes 220 installations in 29 countries, patients in 153 V.A. Medical Centers, and federal employees serving outside the boundaries of the USA in 134 countries.
There are challenges in serving such a globally dispersed flock. One such challenge? The need for a website to showcase and distribute videos, audio files, documents, and other types of media to 1.8 million men, women and children around the world. My Catholic Faith Deliver created the solution to this challenge in the form of a Digital Media Center (DMC).
The DMC is designed with ease in mind. Content is organized and managed in a library so it can be easily recalled and reused as needed. Powerful search and filtering tools are built into this user-friendly library allowing people to immediately find what they are looking for. When users search for a video or category, they will also see related resources (grouping constructed). For example, one offering in the library is a video series of 12 Catholic Spiritual topics. When pulling up the first video, the user will also see a drop down with a related leader guide and the additional 11 videos.
It is important to AMS that this content is available as easily as possible. Since the content is free, not sold, the system requires no log-in and there is no tracking of content use. It is also important that content can be downloaded for offline use; essential for users leaving a base for deployment on a carrier or to a facility without online access.
MCFD is proud to partner with AMS and many of the leading Catholic content providers feel they same way. That's why they've agreed to share their content, for free, through the AMS Digital Media Center.
If you would like to take a look at the media center, please visit resources.milarch.org.
If you have questions on how your diocese could benefit from a branded front-end Digital Media Center, please contact Jeremy Foster, at email@example.com