Archive | July, 2014

What are the Pope’s most popular Tweets so far?

It might surprise you what gets re-tweeted around the world. Video report rom Rome Reports. Pope Francis’ tweets can also be accessed through the free Pope App.

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Rosary sticker for your cell phone

This is a Rosary Sticker with indented “beads” which you can affix to your mobile device. $3.50 (US) with free shipping. Great idea from uCatholic Store. Just wondering…can I achieve the same thing (although convex) by daubing dots of nail polish in this configuration on the back-side cover of my cell phone? Hummm…

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Time to grab dot Name? New domain extensions include .Church

We are all familiar with domain extensions like .com and .org and .net. Did you know that 522 NEW domain extensions are out there or will be launched soon? This is a big deal since these extensions are now (or will be) actual words relevant to the organization’s topic. Soon you’ll see these extensions in […]

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Iraqi Muslims using social media to denounce Christian persecution

Nun (ن) We may have a new Christian symbol in the making. Seriously. Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are facing extinction in Iraq and Syria. In Mosul, this ominous Arabic letter (nun) is painted on Christian homes, marking them for takeover. According to reports, it means “Nasrani,” or Nazarene, a word commonly used for Christians, and they […]

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Update your PopeApp to 2.0

Pope App (Free) iOS and Android  has been updated with enhanced navigation. Check out the video below. But the navigation still does not include an organized presentation of the pope’s messages by category (speeches, homilies, writings etc.) because everything is presented chronologically. So you still can’t search accordingly or jump to the category you choose to read. For that […]

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Vatican to revamp clumsy communication outlets (we hope)

It is difficult to be polite in talking about Vatican communications. Consider this: Despite the diminishing number of people around the world who listen to radio, the Vatican’s largest media employer is Vatican Radio.  Meanwhile, digital media outlets need more attention given trends in media consumption–the pope’s popular Twitter account and the PopeApp for mobile devices are good examples. […]

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Catholic citizen journalist not welcome at ‘welcoming’ parish

All are welcome? It depends upon your definition of “all.” Michael Voris, executive producer of ChurchMilitant.tv, exposed a bit of hypocrisy recently at a New York City church. Okay. So Mr. Voris comes with a little baggage having made a career of exposing shenanigans going on in Catholic World though his digital media enterprise. The guy’s […]

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Taking the Baptismal promise seriously: a reflection on Louis Zamperini’s promise to God

“Bring me home alive, and I’ll seek you and serve you.” I’m going to go analog on you and reflect on a hand-written post from 97 years ago. Scratched in ink in one of my parish’s old baptismal records book is this name on line 25: Louis Zamperini. There are other names on the list too, but […]

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#1 source listing top Catholic apps

Catholic Apptitude We’re an online community created to serve the needs of people looking for mobile resources to help add faith and inspiration to their lives. Whether Catholic or not, you’re sure to find something in the Catholic digital media world that will inspire, challenge or refreshen your spiritual journey. Every point of contact whether as […]

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