(RNS) — It took some getting used to, but sister Maria Minerva Morales is now a faithful user of a cell phone app where she documents her interactions with people she ministers to.
Through the app, Morales — who is part of the Catholic congregation Missionaries of Charity of Mary Immaculate — documents the name, gender and age of the people she interacts with or those who seek her help. She notes whether it’s the first time she’s spoken to the person and whether they met up in person, over the phone or through Zoom. She also documents the nature of their meetings.
The app, which her fellow sisters began using around early March 2020, was developed by Catholic Extension — a nonprofit that invests