New iPhone app for Catholic voters to access US Congress

I received a press release about a new Catholic app for the iPhone.  The app is FREE.

New App Empowers Catholic Voters
New Tool Allows Users to Access Congress From Anywhere

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Little i Apps, LLC, makers of Confession: A Roman Catholic App, is proud to announce their collaboration with in the development of CatholicVote Mobile, an app that helps mobilize and unify the Catholic voting community. Features include mobile access to the blogs and videos, and a unique method for contacting federal representatives and senators.

Little i Apps developed a one-touch method that will, for the first time, allow Catholic voters to more easily participate in political activism. Based on a user’s GPS location or zip code, the app generates the contact information for a person’s congressional representatives and senator, including name, state and party, phone, fax, website, e-mail, office address, Facebook ID, Twitter ID, and YouTube channel. Users can select to automatically add this information to their contact lists or simply tap to connect.

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  1. transparent2one says:

    Installed it earlier today. Very nice app!

  2. acroat says:

    Mr Thomas posted info on FB so I downloaded. Haven’t checked it out yet.

  3. frjim4321 says:

    I checked out the website and was happy to learn that the (external) link to one’s representative is non-partisan and based solely on state and zip code information.

    That being said, the very existence of a ‘catholic vote’ website presumes that there is a monolithic Catholic way of voting. The site uses the tag ‘catholic’ although it has no canonical relationship to the church. It seems to be a site that endorses ultra-right-edge opinions on various social issues and ascribes the term ‘catholic’ to them.

    Case in point, there is an article about the Tea Party debate audience from last night booing a gay soldier, and the website’s blogger minimized and excused the behavior. While a Catholic person might have such an opinion, many other Catholic persons may not; hence they are presenting the association of one opinion as “Catholic” when one’s take on the issue is clearly a matter of prudential judgement.

    It seems that once again, as we saw four years ago at this time, various interests co-opting the term “catholic” for their own partisan motives.

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