Thursday, November 29, 2012

“Vatican 2? We’ve got an app for that!”

By now, every other "Catholic blog" at a loss for an original idea has gone on and on about the "Year of Faith," apparently on the Holy Father's premise that in order for us to proclaim the True Faith, we need to create a gimmick. That's the good news. The bad news is, he's probably right. (He usually is.) In case you're wondering why we here at man with black hat haven't done that yet, it's because, for over a decade, we haven't needed a gimmick. (It wouldn't help anyway.)

And speaking of decades, for several of them, the Enlightened Ones who hang around rectories looking for activities to keep them in the business of "caring and sharing" instead of just getting a life, have prattled on about "the spirit of Vatican II." (Yes, Mr Voris, we knew that already.) But now, Rome Reports ... uh, reports, that you can get an application for your smartphone that accesses the documents of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (as in, the LETTER of Vatican II), as well as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, among other things.

(You see, they call it an "app" because that's short for "application," and your cellphone is kinda like a tiny computer, so "app" is a tiny way of ... you get it.)

For the time being, a working knowledge of Spanish is helpful, since that's the only language in which it's available right now. In the old days, the first edition would have been in Latin. On the other hand, they didn't have cellphones back then.

Never mind.

1 comment:

Micha Elyi said...

Among the problems with papal declarations of the year of this or that is by the time anything is organized at the diocese level, such as the bishop approving the necessary catechetical materials, the year is over.