Catholic Links & Apps
With so many differing points of views and polarizing opinions about every topic imaginable available online, it might be difficult to know where Catholics can find answers to some of the most pressing questions of our day, especially from trustworthy sources.
Here are some websites that will help build your faith and shed light on some of the tough questions you may be struggling with.
The official website of the Vatican that provides access to documents of the Pontifical Magisterium and institutional information of the Apostolic See.Find Out More Here
Vatican News is the news portal of the Holy See. Together with Vatican Radio, L’Osservatore Romano and Vatican Media, it seeks to respond “always better to the demands of the Church’s mission” in contemporary culture. Vatican News’s adventure began on 27 June 2015 with the Motu Proprio of Pope Francis that established the Secretariat for Communication, which today is a Dicastery of the Roman Curia.Find Out More Here
CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
In keeping with the tradition spanning two millennia of synods and councils of the Church in which Bishops have shared their pastoral responsibility for Christ’s faithful (cf. Christus Dominus, n. 36), a Conference of Bishops, or Episcopal Conference as it is also called, is a permanent assembly of the Bishops of the particular Churches or dioceses in a given territory, usually a nation (though sometimes the territory is of greater or lesser scope). Each conference has it own statutes, which the Holy See must approve, and functions as a juridical personality through the same lawfully established statutes. The central purpose of an Episcopal Conference is to facilitate joint pastoral action on the part of the Bishops across the same territory, including some of the following, by way of example:
- the regulation of certain pastoral matters;
- the transmission of the Church’s teachings adapted to the situation of the Catholics living in the territory in which the Conference is located;
- the coordination of apostolic and charitable initiatives across many dioceses.
Diocese of Hamilton
A ready access to the people, services, and organizations that constitute the visible body of the Diocese of Hamilton. We pray that you may also find tools to assist in your faith journey with our Saviour Jesus Christ.Find Out More Here
Salt + Light Media
Salt + Light Media is an agile multimedia platform, accessible to Catholics from all backgrounds who seek truth, beauty, and goodness. Our hope is to participate in the sanctification of the world by helping people to enrich their faith and enter into deeper relations with one another.Find Out More Here
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 40th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 global TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 350 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; one of the largest Catholic websites in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.Find Out More Here
Daily Mass TV
Pope Francis said that the Mass is the very mystery at the centre of our salvation. The National Catholic Broadcasting Council has been connecting the Catholic faithful together through the mystery that is the Daily TV Mass since 1988.
With the assistance of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the leadership of the late Bishop John Sherlock, Michael McManus, our founding Executive Director, worked with a team of people to bring the Mass to TV each day reaching Catholics across Canada.
With the invention of the internet the reach of the Daily TV Mass is now worldwide and our commitment remains to build the community of the faithful by keeping them connected. The Daily TV Mass keeps tens of thousands of faithful Catholics connected with our faith and community.Find Out More Here
Find comfort in the Word of God.Find Out More Here
The most popular and most comprehensive free Catholic App. Daily Mass Readings (with Saint of the Day and Reflections). Liturgy of Hours, Latin Liturgy of Hours, Latin Mass, New American Bible, interactive Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Seven Sorrows Rosary, Chaplet of St. Michael, Franciscan Crown Rosary, Latin Rosary, Latin Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Servite Rosary, Chaplet of Sacred Heart, Chaplet of Holy Spirit, Chaplet of St Joseph, Chaplet of St Mary Magdalene, multiple Stations of the Cross, searchable prayers and latin prayers with English translation. Douay-Rheims Challoner Bible for offline use. Daily Prayer and Daily Bible Verse. 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. 5 Confession apps for different groups, guides through sacrament of reconciliation. Vatican documents: 2nd Vatican Council, Code of Canon Law. Daily Mass live video stream and more!
Living with Christ
Living with Christ, Canada’s daily spiritual companion, now comes in a handy app format. Offering the texts readings of the Catholic liturgy, as well as a range of prayers and information to help guide and inspire your prayer life.
This free tool from Novalis is designed to supplement your monthly missalette, keeping you connected to Living with Christ no matter where you are.
In addition to the daily Mass readings, the app offers seasonal collections of daily prayers, as well as images for meditation, a colour-coded liturgical calendar with feast and saints’ days. Navigation is easy, and the text size can be adjusted for easier reading.
You can use the Living with Christ app to prepare for daily Mass or to assist you throughout the day as you take time to pray.
Android coming soon
Echo exists to help you pray. We believe that prayer is a powerful and effective way for us to connect with God. If you’re anything like us, the biggest obstacles that keep you from praying are difficulty organizing or keeping a list of your prayers, and then actually remembering to pray for those things when life gets busy. Echo was created to solve these problems, and to give you space to engage with your Creator.
We want to help you pray without ceasing.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Your gateway to the latest news and information on Pope Francis. Vatican News gives you the latest news and information on the Pope Francis and the Holy See as produced by the Vatican’s own media services and featured on VaticanNews, the official network hub of Vatican communication.
The Amen app is the free Catholic prayer app that inspires your daily conversation with God through faithful meditations and nourishing Scripture. Please enjoy this latest offering from the Augustine Institute.
FEATURED AUDIO CONTENT:
Daily Mass Readings: Enjoy listening to daily Gospel readings from the RSV-2CE Bible; praying alongside Old and New Testament passages; and meditating through guided lectio divina.
Daily Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray: Listen to insights on the daily Mass readings from scholar Dr. Tim Gray, president of the Augustine Institute.
Bible in a Year: Listen through all Sacred Scripture in just 20 minutes a day with this exclusive audio companion to the Bible in a Year, featuring the ESV® Catholic Edition Bible, available from Catholic Market.
Catholic Meditations: Discover our diverse selection of Catholic meditations. Choose from 2-, 5-, 10-, and 15-minute options. Examples include “Guard your Mind,” “Delivered from Shame,” “Blessed Are the Meek,” and “The Highest Mountain.”
Family Content: Enjoy and share family-favorite audio from the series Brother Francis, Jesus Stories, and popular Catholic podcasts Catholic Sprouts and Saint Stories for Kids.
Opening the Word: Explore reflections from trusted Catholic theologians and speakers about the Sunday Mass readings.
One-Minute Inspirations with Chris Stefanick: Enjoy exclusive content from renowned speaker Chris Stefanick of Real Life Catholic.
Pray the Rosary: Pray the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous Mysteries in standard, meditative, and scriptural formats. Select optional background music to help set a prayerful atmosphere for you and your family.
Lighthouse Talks & Catholic Culture Audiobooks: Explore timeless classics from the saints, including St. Alphonsus Liguori’s “Uniformity with God’s Will” and St. John Henry Newman’s “Ventures of Faith.”
Catholic Prayers: Pray beloved prayers—including the Stations of the Cross, popular litanies, and novenas—or discover new treasures from our Catholic heritage.
Psalms & Stories for Sleep: Fall asleep with peaceful meditations on God’s Word. Choose from 15-, 30-, or 60-minute meditations.
HEROIC MEN is a streaming platform especially designed for men by integrating state-of-the-art technology, and best-in-class Catholic content (English and Spanish) to provide unprecedented access to the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic Faith.
Easily access high quality videos, podcasts, audiobooks, eBooks and more…
HEROIC MEN is committed to helping Catholic men across the world discover or rediscover the Catholic faith, gain an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, and live with integrity, servant leadership and boldness in their marriages, families, parishes, workplaces and local communities.
Strengthen the man, strengthen the family; strengthen the family, strengthen the Church; strengthen the Church, fix society!
See the record-shattering series about Jesus that has a 9.9 on IMDb. Watch full episodes for free, stream on your iPhone or cast to your TV!
The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. No matter where you are in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.
Catholic Answers Live
Catholic Answers explains and defends what the Catholic Church really teaches. In this app, you’ll get the best podcasts in Catholic apologetics and evangelization:
– Catholic Answers Live
– Catholic Answers Focus
– The Counsel of Trent
The Catholic Answers Live app lets you:
– Listen to live and archived shows
– Search for your favorite guests and topics
– Download for offline listening
– See a list of upcoming guests and topics
– Listen in driving mode
– Connect to your Bluetooth speaker
– Adjust playback speed
– Call the show with your question
Catholic Answers Live, hosted by Cy Kellett, is a call-in radio program dedicated to Catholic apologetics and evangelization. You’ll hear discussions on just about everything relating to the Church: doctrinal controversies, family concerns, social issues, evangelization, ethics…you name it!
Catholic Answers Focus, also hosted by Cy Kellett, is a podcast all about the reasons behind Catholic teaching. You will gain clarity about important issues in the Church and the world, and you will learn how to answer objections, common and uncommon, to Catholicism. It’s a confused world—keep your focus.
In the Counsel of Trent podcast, Trent Horn gives you an entertaining, informative, and practical explanation of the Catholic faith. You’ll hear debates and dialogues with people who disagree with Catholic teaching, as well as interviews with the best writers and speakers in the Church today.
Word on Fire Digital
Explore the richness of Catholicism with premium video series from Bishop Robert Barron. Through our dedication to the new media we are offering a new way to view our content with this cutting-edge streaming subscription. You’ll be able to watch any of these programs on any device and at any time.
Travel around the world and explore the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Catholic Faith through the CATHOLICISM or Pivotal Players series, which have aired on public television stations and seen countless times all over the world. Or dive deeper with some of the topical programs; learning how to combat the New Atheists in the ‘Mystery of God’ program, or to explore the books of 1st and 2nd Samuel in ‘David the King’.
With a Word on Fire Digital subscription, you will instantly have access to ALL of Bishop Barron’s video programs. You’ll also be the first to gain access to new releases as well as other content that will be added throughout the year.
If you’ve enjoyed and benefited from Word on Fire programs in the past, you’ll find this app to be a seamless means of accessing the breath of our content.