Archive | 2013

Make this promise for Christmas. Please

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Pope App needs a little love and attention

For yesterday’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception (transferred this year to December 9), I thought I’d check out what the Vatican offered for the occasion on its Pope App (Free). Voila, I spot at the top of “From the Pope” link a booklet for the Celebration of the Act of Veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. […]

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’tis the season to shop for your virtual Advent wreath

Get ready for Advent with nifty wreaths for your smart phone. We’ve got you covered for iOS and Android.  Virtual Advent Wreath ($.99) iOS. This is my favorite advent wreath app. It is as realistic as it gets. No prayers, a little background music (which you can turn off). You light the realistic candles in a […]

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Let’s think about souls in Purgatory this month

Catholic Meditations on Purgatory App  (Free)  iOS – Ideal for the month of All Souls and the great feast day that leads it off.  To encourage you to pray for the holy souls in Purgatory, this app offers daily devotions for a period of one month with a  notification (you set the time) to help you to […]

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Largest Catholic news portal– now in app format

It is the largest Catholic news portal in the world. It has been a bookmarked web site on my devices for years. I access it daily.  I was, therefore, ELATED (Yippie!) when Pewsitter (Free) [iOS and Android ] came out with an app version of the popular Catholic news website of the same name.  Now, it is conveniently accessible on my iPhone, […]

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We KNEW this was coming–using phone in church looks scandalous

My husband and I received a gentle but firm reprimand from a dear fellow parishioner. It came in the form of a note in the mail. We KNEW this probably was on people’s minds. We are glad this person was bold enough to offer charitable advice. How would you respond? Should you use your Missal […]

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Error-prone day

Today you might have noticed an error in some mobile apps with content tied to the liturgical calendar in the United States. Like most countries,  we have our anomalies at times. Today is a good example as we celebrate the optional memorial of St. Jane de Chantal, religious. Check out this link to get the complete […]

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Church of the Future?

Someone sent this to me. Couldn’t resist posting it. And if you think this is not on the horizon…check out this link! CHURCH SERVICE OF THE FUTURE? PASTOR: “Praise the Lord!” CONGREGATION: “Hallelujah!” PASTOR: “Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor 13:13. And please switch […]

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Natural Family Planning App–sort of

UPDATE A thorough study of more than 95 fertility awareness tracing apps sets the record straight on what these apps can and cannot do. In short, rely on your teacher and use the apps a tool to help. Clue- Period & Ovulation Tracker (Free) iOS  Some reports bill this as a Natural Family Planning App. But it is very clear in the developer’s […]

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On-line Indulgence for World Youth Day events

Gain an Indulgence on line during World Youth Day events! The Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican court that rules on the forgiveness of sins, has said that indulgences may be given to those who follow the “rites and pious exercises” of the event on television, radio and through social media. The Penitentiary said that Pope […]

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