Missal apps: the most popular Catholic apps searched

It was the #1 search term on Catholic APPtitude in 2016: “Catholic missal.” And no wonder. Since a missal contains all the prayers, readings and chants along with some directions (rubrics) to help us ...

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 ...

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 clear: ...

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New Liturgical Year starts with getting a Liturgical Calendar app

The start of a new liturgical year in the Roman Catholic calendar is always the ...

Best Liturgy of the Hours apps for your phone or tablet

No more page flipping, ribbon setting, book hauling or calendar watching for ...

Essential Catholic apps for your phone or tablet (or watch)

We’ve boiled the best Catholic apps down to this essential list. “Essential” ...

Latest posts on Catholic apps and other digital media

Top Catholic Advent Apps for 2017

Prepare for Christmas with a little Advent devotion on-the-go! No Santas or snowmen here. These apps are about the serious business of preparing for the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Are you ready to take this on? Here are some of the best apps out there for Advent 2017. Pray-As-You-Go offers its popular audio […]

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Pope Francis: No photography during Mass, please

We couldn’t agree more, Holy Father. His ire was directed against those taking photos during Mass. He didn’t mention the use of cell phones or tablets for reading the texts of the Mass–a terrific use of your phone when you are attending a Mass in a foreign country.  

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One of our favorite Advent Calendar Apps for 2017

To jumpstart your Advent journey, here’s a sneak peak into one of our favorite Advent Apps–Xt3 Advent Calendar 2017 (Free) For Apple iPhone;  Apple iPad and Android phone, Android tablet.  This is a gentle Advent Calendar for youth and adults designed to get you reflecting, acting and praying as you prepare for the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.  This year’s theme […]

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Breviary tunes at your fingertips!

BreviaryTunes (Free) Apple iOS –This is a rescue app for the one frustrating element in praying the Divine Office which commonly trips us up before we even start–the hymn. In a group setting we exchange inquisitive looks with the prescribed hymn, wasting several page-flipping, memory-searching minutes before we settle on one commonly titled: “one we […]

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Best Rosary Apps for the Rosary Month of October

Our Lady of Fatima wants us to pray a Rosary every day. To make sure you always have one at hand, download a digital rosary for your smartphone or tablet. We list some of the better ones out there on our popular Rosary page maintained and updated regularly. Check out a variety of styles which cover […]

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Watch final Fatima centennial celebrations on Oct 13 on your mobile device

First of all, if you don’t have a clue as to what this post is about, PLEASE check out EWTN’s comprehensive web site devoted to the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima 100 years ago. October 13 marks the centennial anniversary of the final, most dramatic apparition of Our Lady in which thousands of spectators witnessed an […]

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Cardinal says using liturgy apps ‘desacralises’ prayer

He’s not just any ol’ Cardinal but THE cardinal charged with safeguarding liturgy and the discipline of the sacraments, and he doesn’t like mixing cell phones and prayer. In a talk given in Rome last month, Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, said that while he […]

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Beads offers one exceptional digital rosary for iPhone

Our Lady of Fatima asked us to pray a Rosary daily. We don’t always have one with us, but we generally do have our cell phones. So why not get a rosary re-imagined for that screen of yours?  Catholicer Beads (Free) Apple re-thinks the digital rosary experience with its elegant 3-D animated user interface and thumb swipe operation like […]

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Guide to watching LIVE events in Fatima this weekend on your mobile device

To watch this week’s big events in Fatima, Portugal, you should take a little time to set up your smart phone or tablet beforehand. Yes, you can watch LIVE this week’s celebrations of the beginning of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions to three shepherd children–two of whom will be canonized by Pope Francis on May […]

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Fatima-related apps for 100th Anniversary of apparitions

One hundred years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese shepherd  children–Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta– six times in their little village of Fátima (from May 13th to October 13th).  In the midst of World War I and on the precipice of what would become the bloodiest century in the history of the world, Our […]

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