Here's where I get to share my VERY favorite Catholic websites, blogs, podcasts, apps and more with you. Today's the day when Catholic bloggers, facebookers and tweeters are telling the world about their favorite Catholic New Media resources. These are my own personal "go-to" resources. Your mileage may vary, but I'm a big fan of the ones listed below. These are in no particular order.
Divine Office. Learn to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, and take it on the go with their app! At this writing, it's $14.99, but well worth it for the portability and completeness of this app. Web version of daily prayer is free, but with the app you can download a few days' worth and take it with you even if you don't have Wi-Fi access.
iPieta. $2.99 and SO worth it! This is a big app, full of complete versions of Catholic documents, teachings, spiritual writings, prayers and calendars.
Stations of the Cross. For Lent or anytime! This version is based on the meditation book by Michael Dubriel and Amy Welborn, published by Ave Maria Press. FREE.
Quantum Theology, hosted by Michelle--a chemistry professor and columnist for the Philadelphia Archdiocese's Catholic Standard & Times.
Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering, hosted by Sarah Reinhard. Her reflections are mature beyond her years, and her devotion to the Blessed Mother is inspiring.
Praying for Grace, hosted by Barbara. She's got spinoff blogs as well, related to her rosary-making business and her love of cooking. This one, her main site, shows a day in the life of a homeschooling, cooking, knitting, rosary-making, reading, praying mom with a generous heart and gentle spirit.
Catholic Mom, hosted by Lisa Hendey.
Grace Before Meals, hosted by Father Leo Patalinghug. Great recipes and a huge helping of encouragement for Catholic families.
Among Women Podcast, hosted by Pat Gohn.
Faith & Family Live Podcast, hosted by the Faith & Family bloggers. Great support for Catholic moms.
WORTH A FOLLOW ON TWITTER:
Fr. Charles, also of A Minor Friar blog. His description: "Tweeting the sublime hilarity and the hilarious sublimity of life and learning as a Capuchin Franciscan friar."
American Papist for all kinds of Catholic news, views and humor.
Danielle Bean, whose work I've been following (in some form or other) since 2005. Her tweets lead you to great articles, both her own and those by other writers.
STUFF I LIKE ON FACEBOOK:
Ave Maria Press: info about their latest titles and more. During Lent: 40 Days of Soup feature!
Our Sunday Visitor: links to articles about current events from their website and print edition.
The Rosary Workout: author's page by Peggy Bowes.
Family-Centered Press, home of excellent cottage-industry Catholic planners.
National Catholic Register, online edition. Articles, blogs and more. Subscribe to the online edition for access to all print-edition content. Many features are FREE but the subscription is worth it!
Catholic News Agency. All the latest current events in the church and in the world.
RADIO SHOW (OK, that's not exactly "new" media, but it is satellite radio. So I say it counts):
The Catholics Next Door, hosted by Greg & Jennifer Willits, on The Catholic Channel (Sirius 159, XM 117). I bought an "all access pass" for Sirius/XM so I can listen to this show at home OR in my car. They have great guests, fun games, and a huge touch of reality--they are a real family, kids, pets and all, just trying to live out their vocation as Catholics in the real world. There's even a weekly podcast!
Be sure to check the Catholic New Media Promotion Day page on facebook to see everyone else's favorites! My guess is that it will be a gold mine of great resources.