First Topic – Catholic IPhone App Aids Catholics in Confession
Developed for those who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return, Little iApps is pleased to announce the release of “Confession: A Roman Catholic App.” This confession helper follows directly on the heels of Pope Benedict’s message for the 45th World Communications Day address in which he emphasized that new media, “if used wisely, can contribute to the satisfaction of the desire for meaning, truth and unity which remain the most profound aspirations of each human being.” Is has a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance. Developer Patrick Leinen joins us.
Second Topic – John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the New Evangelization
In September, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI established a new Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. He issued a "motu proprio" entitled “Always and everywhere it is the duty of the Church to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Here we find embodied and perpetuated the legacy of Pope John Paul II and the “Church in the Modern World.” Fr. Patrick Collins, a popular teacher and retreat master, joins us in studio to discuss effective evangelization in the world.