Archive | April, 2014

Missal misses with today’s suppressed feast day

I have written previously about the need to check your digital missal before Mass starts Just. To. Be. Sure. Like any program containing lots of data that has variable content, missal apps can be error prone. Don’t get me wrong. I love the iMissal app. It has been a staple on my iPhone for two years. I use it […]

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Vatican issues official canonization apps for two Popes

Better late than never… Vatican Radio issued the news release on the Friday before the canonization–get your official apps covering the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Despite the late release, you still have time to explore the life and significant works of these two great popes and saints as you await the canonization celebration on […]

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Arabic version of iBreviary launched to help Christians bypass censorship

iBreviary, one of the world’s leading apps providing the texts for the Liturgy of the Hours (or Divine Office), added a new language to its offerings this week: Arabic. That may seem to be a benign gesture. It isn’t. Consider that parts of the Islamic world have banned the printed versions of this form of prayer. […]

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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 last few Sundays I have suggested to all of you to obtain a small copy of the Gospel, to carry with you during the day, […]

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