I'm not a very tech-y person, but when I was recently given a second-hand iPhone and discovered there is an app that will allow me to pray the Divine Office with none of that pesky page flipping, I suddenly got a vision of the beauty of technology. Better yet, there is a free version that lets me download 7 days at a time so I can take care of a week's worth each Saturday. (And for a very reasonable price, the full year is available.) In addition, the Mass readings are also part of the package so it's all right there in front of me with virtually no effort and no expense.
My questions is this: What would you think of someone praying along on their iPad or iPhone in church?
- Just fine (after all, this is the 21st century!)?
I have no idea how to set up a survey, so just put your opinions in the comment box.
Just so you know, I am firmly suspicious that e-readers (in most cases) are going to contribute to the downfall of civilization. (When my mother told me of a relative who bought one for her child this Christmas, it was hard to be charitable.) On the other hand, I've tried to decode the Liturgy of the Hours for several years now and find it to be ... confusing.
I'd love to know what you think.