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Italian Priest Develops iPad Mass App for Catholic Services

ipad mass appNeed to conduct Mass? Starting in July, there's an app for that. According to the AP, an Italian priest has created an iPad application that contains the entire missal -- the text used to conduct Mass throughout the liturgical year. The Reverend Paolo Padrini's unnamed free app will launch next month in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin. Two years ago, Padrini developed the iPhone app, iBreviary, a digital book of daily prayers for Catholics. Padrini, who consults with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, told the AP that the iPad Mass app will be similar to his previous innovation.

Pope Benedict XVI has had no issue with using new media to bring the Church into the 21st century. Last month, the Pope even allowed his congregation to text him their concerns about recent scandals within the Church. But while a younger congregation could be willing to embrace new technology, we wonder if older priests will be receptive to replacing the missal with an iPad? We'll say a prayer, just in case. [From: AP/Huffington Post]

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