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Look who recommends Catholic Apptitude as a resource for finding Catholic apps

Catholic Apptitude is proud to have been referenced in Vatican Insider [in La Stampa magazine], the US Bishops’ Conference web site, the Archdiocese of Chicago’s web site as a resource ...

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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 ...

I use iMissal app during Mass. It's held up for the photo (taken before Mass, of course) but normally it's in my lap. The screen isn't as bright as this photo shows.

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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Apps Católica en Español

Looking for Spanish Catholic apps? We’ve got them! Buscando aplicaciones católicos españoles? ...
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#1 source listing top Catholic apps

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A look at Rosary apps for the Rosary month

October is Rosary month! To help you kick-start your devotion to the ...
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Virtual Choir of Carmelites digitally gathered from around the world

Have you ever seen/heard a VIRTUAL choir entirely created on the internet? ...
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Behold: The greatest Catholic app invented by man (we are serious)

No hyperbole… This unassuming icon looks like a Scout merit badge. Don’t ...
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Read great Catholic eBooks on your cell phone: A guide to get you started

“The purpose of our lives as Catholics is to become saints. By ...

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Pope John Paul II Catholic apps

Are your liturgy apps updated for today’s feast?

St. Pope John Paul II feast day is today! The liturgical texts for the optional memorial are included in iBreviary app but not iMissal app. If you need the texts, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops posted them in English, Latin and Spanish. Collect O God, who are rich in mercy and who willed […]

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FIRST feast day celebrating St. John Paul II comes with apps

October 22 is the first 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 […]

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#Synod14 Relatio: Find all things Synod on the Pope App

Looking for Synod updates? The Pope App isn’t just about all things Francis. As a product of the Vatican news-gathering machine, the free app also contains links to all the many Vatican news outlets. So, if you’re looking for the Synod’s relatio text, the mid-term report that was released yesterday, you’ll find it on your Pope App […]

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FIRST feast day for St. Pope John XXIII

October 11 is the first feast day (optional memorial) celebrating St. Pope John XXIII who was canonized in April 2014 along with St. Pope John Paul II. The Vatican produced an app at the time of his canonization to help us get to know this “Good Pope” of the Second Vatican Council. John XXIII: the Official […]

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St. Therese and St. Francis–two spiritual giants celebrated in the same week

We celebrate two of the world’s most beloved saints this week–St. Thérèse of Lisieux (October 1) and St. Francis of Assisi (October 4). Time to break open some mobile apps that can help us get better acquainted with these two spiritual giants popular with Catholics and non-Catholics alike.   Saint of the Day ($2.99) iOS  St. Anthony Messenger’s most popular Web feature since 1997 […]

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Lighting up Creation and Last Judgment: Sistine Chapel gets new illumination next month

The Sistine Chapel is getting a 21st-century lighting upgrade with a new LED system. Starting next month, the illumination package will make the 500-year-old masterpiece frescos more visible to Vatican Museum visitors. But you don’t need to travel to Rome to get a good look at the Chapel’s art because a couple of apps out there offer a virtual tour […]

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Two major Catholic news outlets recently launch apps

Are you are a Catholic news junkie? Do you prefer to have timely, up-to-the-minute original source material for your news? We look at two important Catholic news outlets utilized by both Catholic and secular news agencies worldwide in their coverage of the Catholic Church. News outlets collect and distribute news with their own reporters, photographers and videographers. The two English-language […]

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Just Released: Fr. Barron’s NEW series Priest, Prophet, King

It’s here! From the creators of the wildly popular series, Catholicism, a NEW six-part study program from Father Robert Barron, Priest, Prophet, King. From the producers: “Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.” Like the Catholicism series, it […]

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Passion app ideal for today’s Exaltation of Holy Cross feast

Meditation on the Passion of our Lord is not something just for the season of Lent. Today, on this Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we venerate the instrument of our salvation. This is a great day to look at the Passion of Jesus app ($1.99) iOS, designed to help you develop a tender daily devotion to […]

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Royals, a BABY and an app to help with Natural Family Planning

With the announcement confirming the Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy (that’s Kate Middleton, for we Americans), LifeSiteNews is reporting that worldwide media is acknowledging a baby is a baby. #RoyalBaby was a hot trending topic on Twitter. That’s a nice win for the cause of human dignity. And while we’re on the topic of human reproduction, let’s […]

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