The U.S. Church Gets an App

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has introduced its first mobile app, USA Catholic Church. This is a screen grab from the app. (CNS)

The leadership of the Catholic Church in the United States has introduced its first mobile application, called “USA Catholic Church.” Designed to draw 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 U.S. bishops and even the Vatican. Not only will the app include religious news, daily Scripture readings and local parish content; it will also feature exclusive, in-depth coverage of events like Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September. “This is the most comprehensive virtual connection to the Catholic faith available,” said Bishop Christopher Coyne, chair-elect of the Committee on Communications of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which created the app. “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.” The “USA Catholic Church” app is free to download from Google Play and Apple iTunes in English and Spanish or visit www.USACatholic.church from a smartphone or tablet device.

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