Monday, May 20, 2013


Thought this was pretty interesting...

Pope Francis answers a new calling: Catholic Church's iPad app
The Catholic Church unveiled a new iPad application this week, intended to keep the faithful abreast of Vatican comings-and-goings, as well as other news from the church’s missions throughout the world.

Called the MISSIO App, the new software debuted during a ceremony hosted this week by newly-minted Pope Francis in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, according to the Catholic News Agency, or CNA.
I downloaded it to see what it was all about; looks like it's mainly videos and news releases. Pretty standard fair, didn't see much that would distinguish it from other news-related sites except for content, of course. It will be interesting to see how it develops, of course; personally, I think it would be really cool if they could get weekly update and coordinate it with one's local parish. Imagine getting your weekly bulletin directly to your iPhone!

Then again, attendance is tough enough now without folks being able to watch mass on their iPads...

That is all.


Dave H said...

With that and a decent reloaing app we really will be able to "praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!"

TinCan Assassin said...

Folks can watch the Mass on their iPad. EWTN has that app. Funny thing though, the people who tend to use the EWTN and Papal apps tend to be good Catholics who still go to Mass in person as often as they can. Funny how that works.