You may remember Cale Clarke from the very charitable interview that he did for my book The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity.
(Read Cale’s review of the book here: “Does the Pope wear a yarmulke?”).
Well Cale has a pretty snazzy iPhone app that just came out this week. We all know that the English translation of the Holy Mass is changing (for the better). Cale has put together an app that shows you the old English translation (“And also with you”) and the new English translation (“And with your spirit”) and walks you through why certain changes were made. The New English translation of the Mass will likely drop in Advent 2011 – so this iPhone app is a great way to get ready for it! And it’s only $0.99!
Download it here, and begin exploring the new English translation of the Holy Mass.
The new translation is both more faithful to the official Latin text of the Mass, and helps to explain the biblical roots of the liturgy. The New Mass App iPhone App will help you to learn the new responses you’ll have to know for the Mass (we can’t go from memory anymore, folks!), while giving some of the reasons for the each change. Best of all, you can still use it with today’s Mass!
The iPhone app is called “The New Mass” and it is available now, from the Apple App Store. You can find out how to download it here, or simply access the App Store from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
I think you’ll like it too. Happy downloading!