Archive | August, 2014

Digital Lectio Divina: encounter the Word on a mobile device

Lectio Divina is a particular form of prayer/meditation in which you read, reflect and pray over Scripture. It literally means, “Divine Reading.” Practiced by Christians for centuries, Lectio Divina isn’t just reading words. It is an encounter with the Word of God–an encounter with Christ through the words of Scripture. You can choose any Scripture […]

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Pope to wed 20 couples in September– Marriage apps anyone?

Pope Francis announced Aug. 29 that he will preside at a wedding Mass of 20 couples on September 14. Of course, that date is the Feast of Triumph of the Holy Cross. Irony? A little papal humor? Perhaps those planning for marriage could use a little assistance in their preparation with the aid of an […]

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Virtual Choir of Carmelites digitally gathered from around the world

Have you ever seen/heard a VIRTUAL choir entirely created on the internet? Check out this video released TODAY after its world premiere last night in San Jose, California. In this you will hear members of the Discalced Carmelite Order from all over the world–nuns, friars and seculars– singing together to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth […]

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Word on Fire web site gets a makeover

In case you missed it this past week, Word on Fire Ministries has been upgraded, improved and enhanced. That means one of the top web presences for Catholic evangelization and catechetics is easier to navigate, easier to search and easier to read (automatically formats to your device). Check out their video overview explaining the eye candy […]

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Archdiocese calls for redirecting ice bucket proceeds to research institutes compatible with Catholic teaching on life

Funds raised from this ice-bucket dump yesterday go to the JPII Medical Research Institute, not ALS Association. Superintendent of Catholic Schools Jim Rigg, right, and Elder Principal Tom Otten take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 21. Their donations will go to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa. (CT Photo/John Stegeman) […]

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For Feast of Assumption, check out Mary App

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a joyous feast in which to alert you to Mary App (Free) iOS [Android should follow] The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception who brought you the Divine Mercy app have produced a full-resource Marian app that is one of the best in the marketplace. Our Blessed Mother is a big topic, so developers broke the […]

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Saint Name App helps to choose a great name for your great kid

Do children have to be baptized with saints names in the Catholic Church? The answer is in the Code of Canon Law which you can readily find on the free Laudate app under “Vatican Documents.”  But The Deacon’s Bench answer includes the citation and explanation in lay terms: Can.  855 Parents, sponsors, and the pastor are to […]

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