Archdiocese of Washington Launches CapitalCatholic App

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Features Include Parish Locater, Prayers, Upcoming Events

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Archdiocese of Washington today unveiled its new smart phone application, CapitalCatholic, which provides information and resources for local Catholics.

“The CapitalCatholic app is one of many new media tools the archdiocese is employing to support the efforts of the New Evangelization and help people grow in their faith and actively participate in their parishes,” said Sarah Yaklic, director of digital media for the archdiocese. “This technology increases our accessibility, allowing us to enhance our community of faith and help individuals deepen their relationship with Christ.”

Users are able to search for a parish or school utilizing their smart phone’s GPS technology, and results can be viewed by distance, alphabetical name or map. The app also includes daily and seasonal prayers as well as the ability to explore upcoming events and send e-Postcards.

The app allows users to stay connected with Cardinal Wuerl through direct access to his biography, blog, e-Letters, podcast and Twitter feed.

Additionally, users can use the app to learn more about the local Catholic impact in the areas of social service, health care and education as well as listen to Theology on Tap talks for young adults.  CapitalCatholic’s social media features enable users to connect with the archdiocese and share the Good News on their own platforms.  The app contains a centralized location for Spanish resources and is available at no charge for both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets by searching for “CapitolCatholic” in the App Store or Google Play or by visiting http://www.adw.org/capitalcatholic/.

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The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

Contact:
Office of Media & Public Relations
Secretariat for Communications
301-853-4516
[email protected]