Timeline

2000

  • Programmed by Joshua LeBlanc cyberCatholics.com launches as a web portal for Catholic seminarians. One of the first blogs on the internet for Catholics. (Of course, they didn’t call it a “blog” then.)
  • (Then seminarian) Fr. Chris launches a webcomic “The Road to Emmaus” drawn and written by him.
2001
  • “The Road to Emmaus” is found by a German Catholic website who dubbs Fr. Chris’ comic part of “the Catholic underground”
  • Liking the name, Fr. Chris registers the catholicunderground.com domain.
  • Fr. Ryan Humphries and Fr. Chris Decker (then seminarians) brainstorm possible projects under the “Catholic Underground” banner. Ideas include a priest-portal, an interactive liturgical calendar, and weblog community

2004

  • A meeting takes place at a coffee house between Fr. Chris, Fr. Ryan, Joshua, and Daniel Kedinger, in which a casual conversation about a shared like for technology and its usefulness in learning, defending, and evangelizing the Catholic Faith.

2006

  • Catholic Underground launches as an audio podcast about the intersection between faith and technology.
2008
  • The Catholic Underground incorporates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
2010
  • The Catholic Underground begins a video webcast.

2011

  • The Catholic Underground organizes and hosts CatholiCon 2011 in Houston, Texas.

2012

  • The Catholic Underground begins to broadcast its live weekly webcast from Catholic Community Radio in Baton Rouge, LA. It is available on radio, on the Catholic Underground live stream, and on the Catholic Community Radio webstream.
  • The Catholic Underground announces “The CU Later Show” which is the webcast version of the podcast that continues after the radio show ends.

2013