Book publisher sees evangelization opportunities in e-books, new media

News abounds these days about iPhone apps being created and used by Catholic dioceses, newspapers and other church entities. Take the newly released confession app, not meant to be a substitute for confession but to help Catholics prepare for the sacrament.

Now a publisher of Catholic children’s books based in La Jolla, Calif., has teamed up with a university to create an iPad application. The publisher is Rock House Press and the university is John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego.

A recent story by Our Sunday Visitor that is posted on the book publisher’s website describes the team effort. Ilow Roque, president and founder of the company, says he sees many evangelization opportunities in e-books and new media.