Denver, Colo., Oct 15, 2012 / 12:45 pm
The beginning of the Catholic Church's Year of Faith comes at a time when several dioceses have released smart phone apps to inform Catholics and help them live out their faith.
The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend released its "My Year of Faith" app for iPhone and Android systems on Oct. 11, the first day of the year called by Pope Benedict XVI. The app's customizable features aim to deepen users' understanding of the Catholic faith, increase their prayer life, and motivate them to share their faith with friends.
It includes reflections and daily updates from Catholic bloggers and writers, including Lisa Hendey of CatholicMom.Com, Dr. Greg Popcack, and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the diocesan paper Today's Catholic News reports.
The app, designed by Little i Apps, has interactive web challenges that focus on a monthly theme.