Saturday, December 27, 2008

Catholic News-Saturday Afternoon (12-27-2008 A.D.)

CVSTOS FIDEI SATURDAY EDITION Afternoon Update As an Atheist, I Truly Believe Africa Needs God - Matthew Parris, Times of London Christmas In Venice - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement Three Kings - Donald R. McClarey, American Catholic Patron Saint of Jerks - Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report Minnesota Priest Publicly Opposes Archbishop Nienstedt - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS? Caroline Kennedy: Pampered Wannabe Plays Victim Card - Howie Carr, Bstn Herald Inherit the What? Kennedy Legacy Isn't What It Used To Be. - Noemie Emery, WS Bonus Commentary: Tiny Parish Wins Big Against Abortion Clinic - Joseph Pronechen, NCRegister The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Michael Novak, First Things Catholic Agencies Aid U.S. Unemployed - Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service Religious Shelters Feel Squeezed by Rules - Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times Restoring a Catholic Culture: Where Do We Start? - Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture Anglican Defends Pope’s Homosexual Comments - Jennifer Gold, Christianity Today The Birth Of Christ And The Birth Of America Are Linked - Chuck Baldwin, AFTAH Iran and Hamas do Christmas - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch Secular Commentary: "Clash of Civilizations" Author Samuel Huntington Dies - Reuters George W. Bush: Winning the War on Terror - Nile Gardiner, Daily Telegraph Free Speech and Europeans - Editorial, Washington Times (Biretta Tips: PewSitter.com and Real Clear Religion)

1 comments:

I'd like to offer this story on my application that brings the prayer on iPhone.
I believe that prayer is Christian and Catholic from spreading. You wonder why you can publish the news and if you can spread it to your friends on the blog.

thanks

fr. Paolo Padrini

Sacred texts: Vatican embraces iTunes prayer book
5 days ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is endorsing new technology that brings the book of daily prayers used by priests straight onto iPhones.
The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications is embracing the iBreviary, an iTunes application created by a technologically savvy Italian priest, the Rev. Paolo Padrini, and an Italian Web designer.
The application includes the Breviary prayer book — in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Latin and, in the near future, Portuguese and German. Another section includes the prayers of the daily Mass, and a third contains various other prayers.
After a free trial period in which the iBreviary was downloaded approximately 10,000 times in Italy, an official version was released earlier this month, Padrini said.
The application costs euro0.79 ($1.10), while upgrades will be free. Padrini's proceeds are going to charity.
Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, praised the new application Monday, saying the Church "is learning to use the new technologies primarily as a tool or as a mean of evangelizing, as a way of being able to share its own message with the world."
Pope Benedict XVI, a classical music lover who was reportedly given an iPod in 2006, has sought to reach out to young people through new media. During last summer's World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, he sent out mobile phone text messages citing scripture to thousands of registered pilgrims — signed with the tagline "BXVI."

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