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Laudate combines a large number of Catholic religious resources into a single app, giving you instant access to everything you could need, from a copy of multiple versions of the Bible, to prayers, confession prompts, and more. While it won't replace the company and guidance of a Priest in your parish, it will provide a range of tools for praying at home, suggestions for daily readings, and more.
When you open Laudate for the first time, you'll find a list of numerous options including prayers, stations of the cross, rosary and chaplet prompts, order of the mass, and much more. You can scroll through these and find anything you need with the tap of a finger, set bookmarks in any of the files (accessible from a separate bookmark menu), or read through the different versions of the Bible and Vatican documents. The major issue with this app is that it doesn't provide much guidance for finding any one specific resource. Everything is there, but there is no master navigation beyond that menu and even then, finding some things can be complicated.
Despite a bare-bones interface that makes finding certain things harder than you'd expect, Laudate is a solid app that allows you access to a huge range of information and resources. Whether you want to remain devout at home and don't have what you need to do so or cannot attend Mass for some reason and would like to read in the interim, this app is a great tool to help you do so.
The most popular and most comprehensive free Catholic App . Daily Mass Readings (with Saint of the Day and Reflections). Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, interactive Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Seven Sorrows Rosary, Chaplet of St. Michael, Franciscan Crown Rosary, Latin Rosary, Stations of the Cross, searchable prayers and latin prayers with English translation. Douay-Rheims Bible for offline use. Multiple podcasts for daily meditations and Rosary. Catechism of Catholic Church with ability to bookmark and share. My Prayers lets you store your own prayers and move them between iPad and iPhone. Confession guides through sacrament of reconciliation. Vatican documents: 2nd Vatican Council, Code of Canon Law and more.
What's new in this version:
* Pinch zoom scaling* Hide verse numbers in DR Bible* Confession section contains now: Confession App, Daily Examination of Conscience and Examen podcasts from pray-as-you-go.org - THANK YOU FOR SHARING* added Catholic Glossary in Catechism section* added ability to bookmark any prayer from MyPrayers section* added interactive Franciscan Crown Rosary* added Laudate Podcast player. Podcasts can be configured in Laudate > Settings > Podcast to user either build-in device player or Laudate Podcast ... See all new features »