We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $17,794 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Roman basilica uses quiet iPods to replace noisy tour guides

Catholic World News - June 21, 2011

Officials at St. John Lateran are loaning iPods to pilgrims, in an effort to cut down on the noise in the Roman basilica.

The iPods, which are loaded with information about the history and artistic treasures of the basilica, are supplied free to visitors. The hope is that tourists using these iPods will not feel the need for tour guides, whose steady stream of talk has raised the ambient noise level.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($17,794 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,205.70
51% 49%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' 3 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23
A rare “win” in the Venerable League: Laity 4, Priests and Religious 3 January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12