Month: March 2011

iPad Bible Apps

Patti asks:

I believe I heard Greg mention on your program that he has an app for his iPad for the bible.  My son-in-law who is not Catholic but whom we pray may someday join the Catholic Church, is looking for a Bible app for the iPad and wants to use a Catholic bible app if possible.

Love our program on The Catholic Channel — I listen frequently when I am driving in my car!

I’ve used YouVersion since it came out, but honestly, I don’t use it very often at all.  To my knowledge, I haven’t seen an actual NAB Bible that seems like it would be worth buying.

Anyone else have a recommendation for Patti?

Praying Too Fast

Listener Mike writes:

Thank you for a great radio program!

I’d like to ‘vent’ just a bit, if you can bear with me.

Our local parish, like many others, “recites” the Rosary before daily and Sunday Mass.  Someone will start, and the rest of us gathered finish the prayer.

Please don’t get me wrong, these are loving and dedicated Catholics and I cherish their attendance at Church…………but

It seems that they are in a speech-race to finish the prayers:  “HailMary fullagrace theLordbewityou.  Bless-aareyou amonwomen, and Blessisthefruit ofThywombJesus”

I would rather they say the prayer in the spirit of Saint Gabriel:  “Hail Mary!  Full of Grace!  The LORD is with thee!  Blessed art thou amongst women!  And Blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb, JESUS!”

What a wonderful exclamation to the mother of our Lord.

If we wish to pray the Rosary at all (and I believe it a beautiful prayer), why not take the time to pray it reverently?

We have audio Rosaries available at our Rosary Army website and we’ve been accused of praying too fast on those.  Other (most) people say the cadence is just right.

While I get frustrated when people say the Rosary TOO fast, I’m just glad when people pray it.  Is it the speed or intention that matters?

Things to Do While in Rome

After our cruise in May, Jennifer and I will be staying a few extra days in Rome. Since this will be our first time there, and we honestly have no clue which of the thousands of things we should do in Rome, on today’s program I asked for suggestions. Below are a few of the answers from callers. What would you add to the list? We’re particularly interested in the best restaurants we should be sure to go to, as well.

  • Old Bridge Gellato (where JP2 used to get his Gellato!)
  • 8:30 Mass at St. Peter’s in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
  • St. John Lateran/San Giovanni – See the table from the last supper
  • Church of the Stairs
  • Go to Rome Termini and get a pair of glasses (supposedly great deals!)
  • Church of San Clemente
  • Scavi Tour (already have our reservations)
  • St. Maria de Andeas – Where St. Maximilian Kolbe celebrated his first Mass
  • Fransican Monastery/Bone Church
  • Paul’s Imprisonment site (Mamentine Prison)
  • Parthenon
  • Climb the stairs at the Basilica
  • Vatican Garden tour and train station
  • St. Peter in Chains
  • When approached by gypsies and their children, yell, “Lottro!”

What else?

Radio Archive #85: The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

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