There are more than 720 Catholic iPhone apps and over 370 Catholic iPad apps on the iTunes Store, but you probably don't want to carry that many around on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. No worries—the readers of the About.com Catholicism GuideSite are here to help! Read a brief description of each of the five finalists that they have chosen for Best Catholic iOS App, then scroll down to vote for your favorite!
Best Catholic iOS App Finalists:
- Divine Office - Audio Prayer - Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (iTunes Store)
The Divine Office app "is an audio and text version of the official set of daily prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary). It wirelessly downloads several days of prayers at a time, without the need for iTunes synchronization or access to a computer."
- iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary) (iTunes Store)
iMissal offers a full liturgical calendar, daily Mass readings, the Order of the Mass, Mass videos from CatholicTV.com, unique Bible verses for every day of the year (in three different Bible translations), and over 80 of the most popular Catholic prayers.
- iPieta (Catholic Teaching, Calendar, and Prayer) (iTunes Store)
iPieta is "for all those who want to gain access to a vast library of Catholic documents, teachings, writings, prayers, and calendars. With the iPieta App, these Catholic Treasures are readily available, at home or on the go, for teaching, on the spot apologetics, and for the benefit of your own soul and those around you."
- Laudate (iTunes Store)
Billing itself as the "#1 Free Catholic App," Laudate provides daily Mass readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, the New American Bible, the rosary in both English and Latin, and many other prayers, podcasts, and documents, including the Catechism of the Catholic Church. One unique feature allows you to add your own favorite prayers to the app.
- Breviarium Meum (iTunes Store)
"Breviarium Meum allows you to pray the traditional (1962) Latin breviary of the Catholic Church wherever you go . . . You can download the texts up to a week in advance, so you can pray even when you don't have a network connection. A parallel English translation of the breviary and an collection of Latin prayers and blessings are also included."
From the wireless world of iOS apps, we move to the original wireless medium. It's time to check out the finalists for Best Catholic Radio Show.