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App developer aims for Christian 'edutainment'

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New applications for mobile devices are downloading into the Christian world with the help of a Finnish app developer. Over the past 14 months, Congregational Mobile Technologies has been producing apps for an array of Christian audiences.

"Mobile devices are becoming so integrated in everyday life, especially with younger generations, that churches can't neglect on reacting to this development," project manager Ilkka Jormanainen said in an email to NCR.

'The Decent One': Documentary on Himmler a compelling contribution to Holocaust filmography

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Heinrich Himmler -- the Nazi Gestapo chief, head of the German police in the Third Reich, head of the Reich Main Security Office, and Reich Minister of the Interior -- was born to a Catholic family Oct. 7, 1900, in Munich. His father, Gebhard Himmler, was a tutor to Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, who in turn was young Heinrich's godfather.

Bible for African-American youth to be released

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A new Bible will hit bookshelves in January. But unlike hundreds of others available, illustrations in this Bible will include New Testament images portraying Jesus as an African-American.

This is just one way The African-American Youth Bible, which contains commentaries, footnotes and art created by black Americans, hopes to evangelize and educate young black Catholics.

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