doxaweb.com is a site designed to provide hyperlinks for the new evangelization envisioned by Pope John Paul II.
The name of the site is rooted in the word doxa, which is Latin for praise, glory, honor. An essay by C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, was the inspiration for this site. The intention of the site is to glorify the Creator by producing content at the service of the human person and his call to beatitude.
Launched in 2001, the site began as a simple web page featuring recent documents of the Catholic Church in an attractive, printable format for study purposes. It then began to serve up streaming audio for half-hour television shows produced by Catholic Parents Online. In 2003, a blog was added. In the summer of 2005, the site expanded to include doxapod audio, a series of audio podcasts on topics related to the family and the new evangelization. In 2008, a twitter feed was added.
Clayton Emmer, the founder and webmaster, now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A native of Excelsior, he graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1993 with a B.A. in English Literature and Great Books, attended a month-long graduate-level program at the Shakespeare Institute in 1993, and spent two years in formation for diocesan priesthood at the Saint Paul Seminary. He has worked as a computer software trainer and webmaster since 1997. He was also a freelance writer for The Catholic Servant from 1998 until 2002, and attended the Act One: Writing for Hollywood program in Chicago in 2002.
From 2003 through 2008, he lived in Los Angeles, California, working in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, while serving in various apostolates to the entertainment community. More details about the Hollywood years may be found here.
Currently, Clayton works as a web administrator for a
restaurant chain. Since 2009, he has been serving as webmaster for The
Christopher Inn International, a non-profit that aspires to serve Catholic
bishops and priests by offering them a place for refreshment, ongoing personal
formation, and fraternity.