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Pope encourages reading Bible ‘by any means’ including mobile phones and tablets!

At last Sunday’s Angelus (6 April 2014), Pope Francis gave away books of Gospels to thousands in St. Peter’s Square. Among his points about the importance of reading the Gospel: “During the ...

Missal apps offer the Roman Missal (Ordinary and Extraordinary Form) in a variety of user-friendly, east-to-read formats for your digital mobile devices.

Beyond “silent” mode: Etiquette for using your cell phone in church

  Let’s be blunt. Most fellow pew-sitters will downright question your sense of decency if you pull out your smart phone during Mass and gaze at the screen. Etiquette is ...


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Confession apps help walk you through the doors of mercy

Are you apprehensive about going to confession? Don’t be. Confession apps are ...
Catholic Lent apps

Lent Apps assist your 40-day journey to Easter

Pope Francis describes Lent as a “time of grace” and invites everyone to ...

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Celebrate 500th anniversary of birth of St. Teresa of Ávila with her calendar app

The 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Ávila is on March 28, 2015. The 16th century spiritual master and Doctor of the Church is famous for her witty words of wisdom and practical advice on prayer and Christian living. Now, you can get her inspirational messages delivered to you daily on a free smartphone calendar app […]

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Find harmony between liturgy and daily life, Pope instructs on 50th anniversary of liturgy in language of the people

The most popular app category accessed by users here at Catholic Apptitude is Roman Catholic Missal apps. Over the weekend, Pope Francis marked the 50th anniversary of the first papal Mass using a missal which included a new language– the language of the people in the pews. Formerly, Roman Catholic liturgy was celebrated almost exclusively in Latin. […]

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Historic canonization announced: Married couple, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Saints are not just priests and nuns. They are laypeople too, and this October we should see, for the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, a married couple canonized as saints. We hope all those apps which include Saint of the Day and liturgical calendars will be updated to include this special […]

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Ashtag Ash Wednesday

#Ashtag selfie of your forehead wanted today

Don’t wipe off that black smudge from your forehead today without first taking a selfie shot and posting it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #Ashtag. Welcome to #Ashtag Wednesday, a social media trend that started last year, and now the US bishops are joining the event by sponsoring a contest. The marketing arm of […]

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March For Life 2015

With 1/3 of their generation missing, young people express #WhyWeMarch

One-third of this generation is missing. That’s one reason so many young people attended the annual #MarchForLife, as we read in the tweets from this year’s March (January 22) in Washington, DC. Although it’s been 42 years since the Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion in the US, the crowds are not aging. In fact, they’re […]

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US Bishops offer app for Nine Days for Life Novena: Begins January 17

9 Days for Life (Free) iOS and Android – With this app, you can join the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops‘ annual Novena For Life which begins January 17! You and thousands of Catholics across the country will gather (digitally) in prayer to end abortion. The novena–nine consecutive days of special prayers for a particular cause–begins Saturday, […]

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Start the new year with a Marian app

Feast days honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary are celebrated in some form each month of the year in the Roman Catholic calendar. We begin January 1 with the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. So, let’s look at a couple great Marian apps out there that can help you to foster a deeper devotion to […]

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Looking for a Catholic church for Christmas Mass? One Parish can help!

You want to go to Christmas Mass this week but don’t know which Catholic church to attend? You’re not alone. Research shows that as many as half of all Catholics in the United States aren’t actively involved in a parish. The app, One Parish, is designed to help connect Catholics with a parish, even if […]

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Time for Pius IX, Feast of Immaculate Conception, iPieta and a nifty clock

What time is it? Seven past Pius X. What does this clock featuring all 12 Popes Pius have to do with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Dig through your iPieta app (one of our “must have” apps for your mobile device). Look under the “Veritas” tab. There you’ll find significant documents (in […]

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Something to ponder for Advent: Mary, did you know?

Use this music video as your Lectio Divina today to kick-start the season of Advent. Mindblowing.

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