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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 ...

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 ...


Divine Mercy app

Divine Mercy app can help you prepare for this Sunday’s feast AND Jubilee Year of Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday will be dressed with a little more splendor this ...
confession apps

Confession apps help walk you through the doors of mercy

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

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Catholic Words

For Mothers Day: A new Catholic children’s app worthy of Mom’s or Grandma’s phone

Annoyed by those banal apps designed to occupy children at a restaurant or in the car? Check out the joyfully intelligent, visually engaging Catholic Words and Games ($4.99) iOS and Android. What better gift for mom or grandma on Mothers Day than an app for her phone or tablet that’s designed to engage those special children in her life […]

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Pope Catholic App

Pope App delivers Francis’ declaration of Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis’ declaration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy occasions the opportunity to remind us of the value of the free Pope App on our Apple (iOS) or Android device. Vatican Radio’s report of the historic proclamation detailing the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy appeared in English on the opening screen of the Pope App the afternoon of the announcement (11 April 2015). Yes, […]

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Passion of Jesus app

Passion of Jesus app offered FREE on Good Friday only

“In honor of Our Lord’s amazing love,” developers of the Passion of Jesus are offering their devotional app for FREE on Good Friday. Normally $1.99, for iOS and Android devices, it is offered as a FREE download for 24 hours FOR APPLE DECICES ONLY. Obviously, this app is an ideal treasure of a devotional aid for this particular holy day. Through this generosity, it […]

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Boost your Easter Triduum experience with 3 exceptional apps

Looking for POWERFUL apps to help squeeze more out of your Easter Triduum experience? Here are three recommendations: I have enjoyed this heart-melting personal Lenten retreat offered by Pray as You Go titled, Women of the Passion. (Free) iOS and Android.  Produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives out of Britain, this app invites you to spend about about 11 minutes per day in a systematic […]

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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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Therese Parents Martins

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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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 “live this Lent as an opportunity for engaging in … a formation of the heart.” Several Catholic apps are exclusively devoted to Lenten devotions designed to assist you in doing just that–opening your heart to transformative graces so you can go out there and […]

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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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