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The Liturgy of the Hours, the Mass, and other things.

Archive for August, 2022

How the spoken audio works

Posted by universalis on 31 August 2022

The spoken audio of the Readings at Mass and of the Liturgy of the Hours is available on subscription. It is very simple to use. If you haven’t tried it before, do! You can listen to a sample before you subscribe.

How it works is this: you press the Play button, and a real, recorded human voice will speak the whole of the page you are looking at: the readings at Mass or one of the Hours. A yellow highlight follows the spoken lines and sentences, so you always know where you are.

You can read more about it all here for Android and here for iPhone and iPad.

The purpose of this blog post is to go just a little below the surface so that you can understand how it all behaves.

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SSL errors on very old iPads

Posted by universalis on 25 August 2022

If you are using Catholic Calendar on a very old iPad running iOS 9.3.5, you may have difficulty activating it with your registration code. An error message can appear saying “An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be established”.

The same problem will occur with Universalis as well, if you have subscribed to the spoken audio and the app needs to download it. The cause is the same and so is the cure.

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“The Creed in Slow Motion” interviews

Posted by universalis on 7 August 2022

Two interesting interviews have recently been published which will take you deeper into the thought behind the book. If you haven’t already got the book, here is how to get it!

Christian Bergmann of Melbourne Catholic (a publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) interviewed Martin Kochanski about The Creed in Slow Motion.

Here is the published interview. This is an exceptionally revealing interview, based as it is on a thorough reading of the book, and it is well worth taking the time to read it.

The Irish Catholic interviewed Martin Kochanski, and you can read the author’s thoughts and ideas here.

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