The Catholic community has created its own Catholic Match, Bible apps and even Confession preparation apps. Now, it has a Catholic Venmo, reports Elizabeth Bachmann of the Catholic News Service.
Cathio, a free payment processor application for iPhone and Android, will “transform the way the Catholic community moves money”, founders said in a news release.
The app, which CEO Matthew Marcolini projects will be available this autumn in the App Store and Google Play, is an easy-to-use donation platform that allows users to select their specific parish, even a specific cause within that parish, and send a donation in seconds.
The advent of this app removes the classic millennial tithing excuse, “I don’t have any cash on me,” whispered while awkwardly averting eye contact with Offertory collectors.
When you live on the Shetland island of Yell (population: 966), it’s not easy to pop into a church to pray. So resident Anne Dobson decided to convert the site of an old chicken shed into a chapel.
Her husband Peter built the structure, while a priest donated four icons. And it has the Church’s approval: a local priest has blessed the chapel. Visitors should know that it only has room for a maximum of two people.
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