New App Created to Help Priests Preach

By Mei Manuel, January 06, 2018 03:01 AM


A new Catholic app was introduced recently and it offers help to priests who want to create the perfect homily that is short, simple and 'not boring'.

The app is called Clerus-App or Clergy-app.

According to the report from Crux, the app is supported by the Vatican communication department and the Congregation for the Clergy, designed to help Catholic priests to create their homilies with all the things they would need to make it. At least 1,000 downloads have already been recorded since it was released.

The app offers homily ideas, meditations, Gospel studies and others to help priests anywhere. The app can be downloaded via the Apple Store and Google Play, enabling priests to access the app through their mobile phones. The app also allows priests to make notes, see other homilies and share their own homilies in Italian.

So far, the app is in Italian, but plans are now being done for the English version of the app.

According to the undersecretary of the Congregation for the Clergy Father Andrea Ripa, the app doesn't tell the priests on how they should preach or what they should preach, but 'more humbly we want them to offer homily ideas by referring to priests who are experts in preaching.'

The app was inspired to follow Pope Francis' style of homilies which are provocative and yet pastoral in nature. He also spoke to priests in several occassions, advising them to simplify their speaches in such a way it would not be boring to people and it is easily understood.

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