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“To be Catholic is to have a faith that marks our hours, counts our days, and measures our months and seasons.” In his book, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics, Cardinal Donald Wuerl (Washington, DC) writes of the significance of the many seasons and celebrations in course of a year which Catholics […]
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established National Bible Week from November 15–21, 2015 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum. This is a great time to load a Bible app onto your mobile device. The Word of God is ALWAYS with you when you have a […]
Immerse yourself in prayer amidst the flickering candles and a beautiful rendition of the Our Father in this short video featuring images from Lisieux, home of the co-patroness of France, St. Therese of Lisieux. I created this a while back as a prayer meditation. This is a good time to resurrect it for France. St. Therese, shower […]
365 Days to Mercy (Free) Apple and Android. Our Sunday Visitor is offering its free Year of Mercy app to help you in your journey through this special jubilee year designated by Pope Francis. The official Year of Mercy is December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, but daily inspiration, stories, and news will be in the […]
The month of November is traditionally a time to honor and pray for the departed souls, especially those who may have no one to pray for them. So let us take a look at an app designed to help us do just that. Catholic Meditations on Purgatory App (Free) iOS only. Ideal for the month of All Souls and […]
Need to get grounded psychologically and spiritually and emotionally? Dive into the Psalms in all their glory in fine English chant. This is a sublime collection of audio recordings (via YouTube) of enchanting renditions of the Psalms chanted by various choirs from the United Kingdom. Some days you just need to swim in GLOR-I-OUS. Happy Sunday […]
Halloween message from Bishop: Dress up the kids and have fun but take them to church the next day too!
Here’s a great message about the origins of Halloween from our Bishop Richard Malone (Buffalo, NY). Part of parents’ participation in the celebration of the holiday is taking their children to church on All Saints Day too. Great point. Bishop Malone (our bishop where Catholic APPtitude is based) uses the video medium to broadcast weekly reflections via […]
Ok. No app here, but an audio (via video) you can play on any mobile device to hear the Latin version of the Holy Rosary. We’ve had some request for this, and why not take the occasion of the month dedicated to the Rosary to include the Latin Rosary. Enjoy. Want a Rosary app in […]
October 22 is the feast day (optional memorial) celebrating St. John Paul II who was canonized in April 2014 along with St. John XXIII. Here are a couple free apps that can help you get to know this great pope of our age who impacted the Church and world history. John Paul II: the Official […]
With the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, we kick off October, traditionally the Rosary month–a great time to try out some of the better rosary apps (and audio) out there for your mobile device. If you are used to beads, don’t be hesitant to give “virtual” beads a try. With rosary apps, you can get text, audio, visual […]