Follow usTwitterFacebook


28 Aug 2016 Articles Comments (5)


“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” -Saint Dominic CATHOLIC DOG TAG “Dog tags” is an informal term for the identific…

Read more

11 Sep 2015 News USA Comments (1)

Welcome Syrian refugees, USCCB president urges

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called upon Americans to welcome Syrian refugees. “I urge all Catholics in the United S…

Read more

03 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (3)

What can I do about my invalid marriage?

Full Question I am a Catholic who was married outside the Church without a dispensation, so my marriage is invalid before God--a fact I very much want to c…

Read more

22 Sep 2015 Americas News No comments

Cuban dissidents blocked from meetings with Pontiff

Cuban police have prevented political dissidents from attending public events, even after some dissidents were invited by Vatican diplomats. Leaders of the p…

Read more

26 Apr 2016 Europe No comments

French cardinal admits mistakes in handling of abuse cases

Cardinal Barbarin has spoked of the need for victims 'to see their right to truth and justice recognised' A French cardinal said his diocese has made “some mis…

Read more

23 May 2016 Americas Europe News USA Vatican Comments (1)

Pope asks Catholics to pray for Turkey humanitarian summit

Pope Francis has asked for prayers so that participants at a humanitarian summit in Turkey fully commit to achieve what he defines as their main aim: saving the…

Read more

12 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Letters from the Synod: special edition, October 10, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops As Synod-2015 ends its first week of work, a cruc…

Read more

19 Jan 2016 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis asks his audience to pray for victims of Indonesia and Burkina Faso attack victims

Pope Francis on Sunday during his Angelus prayer addressed the audience at the St. Peter's Square. "Dear migrants and refugees", he said, "each of you carries …

Read more

16 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (13)

Should Catholics have or make Native American dreamcatchers?

Full Question Should Catholics have or make Native American dreamcatchers? Should we accept this type of craft for a silent auction for the expansion of ou…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

New American Catholic Church app offers exclusive coverage of papal visit

The USA Catholic Church app is available as a free download

US Catholic Church leaders have launched the USA Catholic Church mobile app offering exclusive coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the US between September 22-27.

Bishop Christopher J Coyne, chairman-elect of the Committee on Communications of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which created the app, said: “This is the most comprehensive virtual connection to the Catholic faith available.

Bishop Coyne, who heads the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont, said: “We understand many people are looking for more ways to connect with the church and incorporate Catholic living into their busy lives – that’s exactly what this app is designed to do.”

He made the comments in a statement yesterday announcing the launch of the US church’s first mobile app.

The USA Catholic Church app, available for use in the US, is free to download at Google Play and Apple iTunes in English and Spanish. It also can be downloaded for free via the site using a smartphone or tablet device.

The announcement said the app is “designed to draw millions of Catholics closer to their faith by providing access to church information on all screens and devices.

“This is the only app that brings together information from all Catholic sources: parishes, dioceses, the US bishops and even the Vatican,” it said. “Not only will the app include religious news, daily Scripture readings and local parish content, it will feature exclusive, in-depth coverage of Pope Francis’ September visit to the United States.”

Content is available in both English and Spanish and lets users:

— Follow Pope Francis with the latest news and communications, including videos and photos.

— Access unique mobile features to view daily readings, make mobile donations, receive news alerts, get Vatican and Catholic News Service updates, including videos and photos.

The app also will offer up-to-the minute coverage of Pope Francis as he addresses a joint meeting of Congress in Washington on September 24, the United Nations in New York on September 25 and the Festival of Families during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on September 26.

New parish and diocese functionality will be released for the app in October. Users can stay in contact with local dioceses and parishes through individual pages that will have Mass and confession times, homilies, events, blog posts, videos and bulletins. Users also will be able to locate local parishes at home or when traveling with a “Church Finder” tool that works by location, city, state or ZIP code.

“This is the first Pope to address (both) Congress and the United Nations,” Bishop Coyne said. “It’s truly a historic moment for the Pope, and the USA Catholic Church app will provide news and coverage that people simply can’t get anywhere else.”



Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories