26 February 2014

The New Evangelization

Suppose someone asked you to suggest a handful of apps and websites to introduce or reintroduce college kids to the Faith and offer them an awareness of what's going on in the Church. What would you point them toward? 

In other words, I spent all of my blogging time working on a freelance project and then helping come up with an introductory list of such things for someone, and now I'm cheating by sticking it here so I don't fail at the 7 posts in 7 days challenge only three days in. But I definitely do want more suggestions! We're hoping to keep switching out this list regularly.


Laudate (iOS/Android, free): Complete Catechism, NAB and Douay-Rhiems Bible, full daily Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass readings, saint of the day, and many Vatican documents and prayers.

Confession: A Roman Catholic App (iOS/Android, $1.99): A very thorough Confession-preparation aid which walks you through a detailed examination of conscience tailored to your state in life, as well as the sacrament itself. Offers the option of scheduling reminders. Password protected. The first app to receive an imprimatur!

Missio (iOS/Android, free): Daily news and updates from the Vatican and the Pontifical Mission Society; a good way to stay abreast of what's going on in the Church throughout the world.

Lenten Magnificat Companion 2014 (iOS, $0.99): All of the prayers, daily readings, and Lenten meditations you'd find in the paper book, but in a convenient mobile format. Also features essays, poetry, and chants to enrich your Lenten experience.

National Catholic Register (iOS/Android, $0.99): Full access to the award-winning American Catholic newspaper, plus commentary, well-known Catholic bloggers, and access to Register Radio.


Catholic Answers (www.catholic.com): A great source of information on any part of Caltholic life and teachings that you have questions about. Also, a searchable archive of their radio program Catholic Answers Live.

Catholic Exchange (www.catholicexchange.com): Daily news articles and columns on a wide range of subjects, along with catechesis, reflections on the daily readings, and much more.

The Patheos Catholic Channel (www.patheos.com/catholic): A diverse collection of some of the best-known names in Catholic blogging, all in one place.

Truth & Charity (www.truthandcharity.com): Commentary on current events and the Catholic life.

EWTN (www.ewtn.com): Catholic news, apologetics, live streaming tv and radio, access to many Church documents, devotionals, readings and more.

So there's my list! There are a lot more I visit or use regularly, but I wanted a pretty diverse sampling for this first iteration. What would you add, omit, or include next time?

I’m writing seven posts in seven days this week. To check out other bloggers who are doing the same, see the list here.

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