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In Mark 4, we read how Jesus used the technology of his day to reach a wider audience.


Engage in the Life of the Church with a Liturgical Calendar app

The start of a new liturgical year in the Roman Catholic calendar is always the first Sunday of Advent. If you’d like a liturgical calendar to help you engage in the life of the Church a little bit more, take a look at what the digital Catholic world offers! We will look at two formats of Liturgical Roman Catholic Calendars regular Digital to […]

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Novena App from US bishops gathers thousands to pray for life

9 Days for Life Apple | Android With this free app, you can join the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops‘ annual Novena For Life which begins January 21! You and thousands of Catholics across the country will gather (digitally) in prayer to end abortion. The novena–nine consecutive days of special prayers for a particular cause–begins Saturday, January 21 and ends January 29, […]

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Best Liturgy of the Hours apps for your phone or tablet

No more page flipping, ribbon setting, book hauling or calendar watching for you! Whether you pray this regularly already or are just starting out, the benefit to having Liturgy of the Hours on your mobile device over reading from the traditional printed breviary book is substantial. It’s at your fingertips wherever you are. The backlight and ability […]

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Essential Catholic apps for your phone or tablet (or watch)

Received a new smart phone or tablet for Christmas? You have by now set up and mastered it. Now it’s time to load it up with essential Catholic apps.  “Essential” ones are Swiss Army-type apps that come loaded with many useful resources and special features all in one package. Based on your type of device and platform, you have a […]

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In the New Year, expect to see more tablets and other electronic devices in church

Check out the digital tablet the choir master used at St. Peter’s Basilica during the Vespers and Te Deum on New Year’s Eve with Pope Francis. We should not be amazed to see such devices used more and more in our churches. Practical. Backlit. Easy to read with resizable text. Portable. And now we can […]

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Begin the New Year with a Marian App on your mobile device

Feast days honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary are celebrated in some form each month of the year in the Roman Catholic calendar. We begin January 1 with the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. So, let’s look at three great Marian apps out there that can help you to foster a deeper devotion to Our Lady who […]

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To celebrate 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions, New 365 Days of Mary app launched

We hope to see more apps like this introduced into the Catholic app world as we prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima in 2017 (May through October). Our Sunday Visitor followed up their popular 365 days of Mercy app (designed for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy) with 365 Days With […]

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Victory over pornography-Victory app can help

Okay. Pornography doesn’t seem to be a subject that pairs up well with the joys of the Advent season. But when you think about it, a big part of the preparation for Christmas  includes a desire for substantial change in a particular area of our life. Pornography is a pernicious arena of battle that CAN be won. And […]

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Liturgical colors for smart people (not dummies)

For many weeks, your priests have been in green vestments, but that all changes this weekend. With the Season of Advent, we notice our church sanctuary (and our Advent Apps!) awash in purple. MyParish App even offers a dressed-up background screen in Advent purple.  That is because the colors change for the new Liturgical Season which begins the first […]

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Top Advent Apps to help in your journey towards Christmas

No Santas or snowmen here. These apps are about the serious business of preparing for the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Are you ready to take this on? Here are some of the best apps out there for Advent 2016. Xt3 Advent Calendar 2016 (Free) For Apple iPhone;  Apple iPad and Android phone, Android tablet. Brought to you by the […]

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