Posts Tagged ‘ipad’

Apps for Lent

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Looking for prayer and penance ideas for this year’s Lenten journey? Or a faithful guide and friendly reminder to practice virtue, do good works and read Scripture? Whatever you’re searching for to help you draw closer to Jesus Christ these 40 days of Lent, there’s an app to help you. “It’s a beautiful thing to Read more

School uses library budget for ebooks

Friday, February 21st, 2014

St Paul’s Catholic School in Richmond, New Zealand, is dedicating about half of its library budget to ebooks this year. Principal John Dorman said the electronic books were generally cheaper and the children engaged with them more. He said about half of the $4000 library budget would be used to purchase ebooks this year, which Read more

Pope Francis comic book becomes an App

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The success of a kids’ comic book about Pope Francis has prompted its Italian publisher to turn it into an iPad App for the English-speaking world. Called “Pope Francis Comics,” the app offers a kid-friendly mini-bio of the Argentine pontiff and 13 catchy phrases based on tweets or speeches by the pope. Kids can test Read more

NY county swears in top executive using iPad Bible App

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was sworn in for his second term Thursday, taking the oath of office on an iPad with the Bible displayed on the screen. A printed copy could not be located. During an almost three hour ceremony, Mangano address a standing-room-only audience and recalled his rise to the county’s highest office. Read more

Children’s iPad App: a chocolate cake with vitamins

Friday, June 14th, 2013

iPad App, “Journey of Jesus: His First Miracle,” helps make the Gospel more accessible for kids according to app developer Brent Dusing of Lightside Games. “For children, we really want them to be exposed to the life of Jesus in a way that they can enjoy and connect with,” he told CNA recently. The app hit Read more

iPad takes its place with Buddha statute

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

What is it with Thailand, Apple and Buddhist temples lately? First, an abbott of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya said that Steve Jobs was kickin’ it in the afterlife as a mid-level angel with his own celestial palace. Now, a temple in Thailand’s Chom Phra district has decided that Buddha carries around an iPad with him Read more

Benediction: A free game for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Mike Schramm has just released a game for the iPhone, iPad mini and iPad, to the iTunes app store. It’s free and it’s called Benediction. In his own life lately, Schram says he has been dealing with some heavy stuff, that caused him to wonder what it would be like to have the powers of Read more

Roman Missal and Breviary now available on Kindle

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

A Vatican consultant with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications has now released the iBreviary for the Kindle. Already available for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, and Android, iBreviary contains the complete Roman Missal, all prayers of the Daily Office, Mass readings and all prayers said and sung during Mass throughout the liturgical years. Read more

iPad in the liturgy: not the Missal but the Mass that is celebrated says Pope’s M.C.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

It is true that we often speak of “sacred” vestments, books and objects but sacredness is not contained in the objects themselves. For centuries these were not blessed and churches were not consecrated because what makes objects sacred is what they are used for; the iPad is no exception  says Liturgy professor, Mgr. Giulio Viviani, who was Read more

Liturgical use of iPads not banned universally, but best avoided

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

There have been some local decisions about the liturgical use of iPads and other electronic devices, but so far there have been no pronouncement about their use from Rome which would apply to the church world-wide. Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university note that “at least one cardinal, celebrating in his Read more