Archdiocese for the Military Services Launches iOS App for Catholics Serving in the Military

  • App designed to extend access to and sharing of Catholic teachings to deployed military members and their families
  • Designed for use on both iPads and iPhones anywhere in the world
  • Project funded and developed in cooperation with UpWord Studios

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) announced its new app, AMS Catholic Faith Deployed, which is now available on iTunes. Designed for use on both iPads and iPhones anywhere in the world, the AMS app is designed to extend access to and sharing of Catholic teachings for Catholics serving in the military.

This new AMS app, developed and funded in cooperation with UpWord Studios, (www.upwordstudios.org), a non-profit organization that supports and funds the creation of Catholic new media, features:

  • Mobile access to the AMS Digital Resource Center for a wide range of video, audio and multimedia digital content
  • Daily and seasonal prayers and mediations for personal inspiration from Liturgy Training Publications and Loyola Press
  • Embedded resources for the Year of Faith from ACTA publications
  • Free monthly updates for Bible studies, meditations, catholic humor, and other content
  • Live stream portal for live webcasts

Dr. Mark Moitoza, AMS Vice-Chancellor for Evangelization, said:

“There are more than 1.8 million Catholics in all branches of the U.S. military, around the world and in the VA System. We’re continually looking for ways to reach Catholics wherever they and their families are deployed, and the AMS app provides us with a new mobile multimedia channel to share Catholic teachings with a wider, globally-dispersed audience.”

The AMS Catholic Faith Deployed app is now available as a free download on iTunes. A tax deductible donation may be made to UpWord Studios, Inc. (http://razmobile.com/uws.html) to support the ongoing projects bringing hope, faith, and Christ to our troops.

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About UpWord Studios

UpWord Studios, Inc. (www.upwordstudios.org), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to create digital New Media using Internet and wireless technologies. With a unique blend of experts in technology, theology, and ministry, UpWord Studios brings Catholic traditions to new life for the millennial Catholic community. In partnership with a broad field of Catholic publishers, ministerial organizations, and Catholic artists, UpWord Studios, Inc. strives to deepen the experience of Catholic conversation among the faithful, invigorate a deeper understanding, and appreciation of the Catholic faith for those inquiring, and provide open doors of hospitality and renewal for those who are seeking to return to the Church of their baptism.

About the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS)

The AMS (www.milarch.org)was created as an independent archdiocese by Pope John Paul II in 1985 as the only Catholic jurisdiction responsible for endorsing and granting faculties for priests to serve as chaplains in the U.S. military and VA Medical Centers. AMS-endorsed priests serve at more than 220 U.S. military installations in 29 countries, making the AMS the nation’s only global archdiocese. AMS-endorsed chaplains also serve at 153 VA Medical Centers throughout the U.S. The AMS service population also includes American Catholic civilians working for the federal government in 134 countries, but currently, due to limited resources, the AMS cannot adequately serve this population. Worldwide, an estimated 1.8 million Catholics depend on the AMS to meet their spiritual and sacramental needs. For more information on the Archdiocese for the Military Services, visit www.milarch.org, the only official Web site for Catholics in the military and for the Cause of Father Vincent Capodanno, M.M.