Archive | June, 2014

Catholic News Live: great source today for news/commentary on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling

We are recommending Catholic News Live‘s mobile app ($.99 iOS and Android) for you to keep up with the flurry of news and commentary surrounding today’s important Supreme Court decision (5-4) in the Hobby Lobby case. It is a significant win in support of religious freedom in the United States. Catholic News Live is doing a tremendous job […]

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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 for Catholic apps. They join a number of Catholic web sites and blogs (some listed below) who have linked Catholic Apptitude on their sites. Have […]

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Audio help for lectors today

Hit Play… Lectors, please take note. Do you find yourself tripping over all the four-syllable Biblical names sprinkled throughout today’s First Reading? Not to worry. There’s an app for that dilemma. iMissal has an audio feature that you can play to help you with pronunciation. A couple run-throughs with this recording prepared me to be […]

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RIP Fr. Walker, to whom God gave joy in youth

This morning, my sister in Arizona called to alert me to the tragic news of the murder of one of the priests at a Catholic church she and her family frequent. His pastor, also involved in the attack last night, survived, but is in critical condition. I had a nice conversation last summer with this murdered priest, Fr. Kenneth […]

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Taking photos in church: Cheapening the moment?

This is the only photo of my sister on the day of her First Holy Communion. I’m the one with the rosary around my neck because, hey, I wanted to wear something religious too. I appreciated my parents’ indulgence in letting me do so for this photo. What they did NOT do is take a […]

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A little holy water on your cell phone goes a long way

My husband was pleased that I had my 1963 Volkswagen Beetle blessed by a Catholic priest. That’s because it’s not the safest car, especially when I’m behind the wheel. We looked at it as a measure of protection. Catholics can have a variety of things blessed—motorcycles, animals, houses, monuments, rosaries, religious medals, even radio stations. A little […]

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