Archive | September, 2014

St. Therese and St. Francis–two spiritual giants celebrated in the same week

We celebrate two of the world’s most beloved saints this week–St. Thérèse of Lisieux (October 1) and St. Francis of Assisi (October 4). Time to break open some mobile apps that can help us get better acquainted with these two spiritual giants popular with Catholics and non-Catholics alike.   Saint of the Day ($2.99) iOS  St. Anthony Messenger’s most popular Web feature since 1997 […]

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Lighting up Creation and Last Judgment: Sistine Chapel gets new illumination next month

The Sistine Chapel is getting a 21st-century lighting upgrade with a new LED system. Starting next month, the illumination package will make the 500-year-old masterpiece frescos more visible to Vatican Museum visitors. But you don’t need to travel to Rome to get a good look at the Chapel’s art because a couple of apps out there offer a virtual tour […]

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Two major Catholic news outlets recently launch apps

Are you are a Catholic news junkie? Do you prefer to have timely, up-to-the-minute original source material for your news? We look at two important Catholic news outlets utilized by both Catholic and secular news agencies worldwide in their coverage of the Catholic Church. News outlets collect and distribute news with their own reporters, photographers and videographers. The two English-language […]

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Just Released: Fr. Barron’s NEW series Priest, Prophet, King

It’s here! From the creators of the wildly popular series, Catholicism, a NEW six-part study program from Father Robert Barron, Priest, Prophet, King. From the producers: “Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.” Like the Catholicism series, it […]

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Passion app ideal for today’s Exaltation of Holy Cross feast

Meditation on the Passion of our Lord is not something just for the season of Lent. Today, on this Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we venerate the instrument of our salvation. This is a great day to look at the Passion of Jesus app ($1.99) iOS, designed to help you develop a tender daily devotion to […]

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Royals, a BABY and an app to help with Natural Family Planning

With the announcement confirming the Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy (that’s Kate Middleton, for we Americans), LifeSiteNews is reporting that worldwide media is acknowledging a baby is a baby. #RoyalBaby was a hot trending topic on Twitter. That’s a nice win for the cause of human dignity. And while we’re on the topic of human reproduction, let’s […]

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New Apple Watch introduces micro-mini format for Catholic App developers to ponder

Catholic App developers are taking note of the new (and yummy-looking!) Apple Watch announced today. Using Apple WatchKit, third-party developers can create apps for this wildly miniaturized format. Watch app partners introduced today include Twitter, American Airlines (check in using your watch), City Mapper, BMW (find where you parked your car), Pinterest, Starwood Hotels (unlock your room with a […]

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Catholic Apptitude’s Bishop Malone joins Tweeting world

Today we welcome my bishop, Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo (NY), to the Tweeting world! @BishopRJMalone We encourage our bishops to jump into digital evangelization like Bishop Malone. His first tweet was real simple. And folks, that’s all it needs to be. “My first #tweet. A really happy day at SS. Peter & […]

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