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An iPhone owner uses Confession: Roman Catholic App to prepare for the sacrament (Photo: CNS)

How your mobile phone can help you pray

Some think that smartphones are a threat to spiritual life. Nonsense, says Angelo Stagnaro

Vatican spokesman says reports of ‘Confession via iPhone’ have been misleading

Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Archbishop James Harvey, left, and by Mgr Georg Gänswein, is pictured during today's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A plainclothes Swiss Guard looks on as the Pope greets a child who sneaked past security during today's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a white dove that was freed at the end of the Angelus prayer yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church