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Audio bug on 15 September

Posted by universalis on 14 September 2022

Two audio bugs have appeared.

  1. On 15 September only, and in the Office of Readings only (this includes the “enlarged version” of Morning Prayer), pressing the Play button makes the Universalis application close. Other Hours and other dates are not affected.
  2. On Android 12 only, and only with an update installed by Google Play in the last day or so, pressing the Play button makes the application close irrespective of what you are playing. Other versions of Android are not affected.

iPhone/iPad: The latest version of the Universalis and Catholic Calendar apps (version 3.93) is now in the App Store. Apple will update you automatically in due course; but the problem will not happen after the 15th in any case.

Android: The latest version of the Universalis and Catholic Calendar apps (version 2.153) is now available through Google Play. Google Play will update you automatically in due course; but if you want to update at once to avoid the Android 12 bug, here are Google Play’s instructions.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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The Liturgy of the Dead

Posted by universalis on 8 September 2022

Here is how to find the Hours for the Dead and the Mass for the Dead in the Universalis apps and programs.

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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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Creed in Slow Motion in Lent

Posted by universalis on 1 March 2022

Hodder and Stoughton, the publishers of The Creed in Slow Motion, are sending out daily tweets throughout Lent, giving quotations from the book. If you live any part of your life on Twitter then you may enjoy following them.

Hodder and Stoughton tweet as @HodderFaith, and the daily tweets have the hashtag #creedinslowmotion.

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“The Creed in Slow Motion”

Posted by universalis on 5 December 2021

“The Creed in Slow Motion”, by Martin Kochanski, will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on 30 June 2022.

Read all about it here.

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“Journey into Light”

Posted by universalis on 2 December 2021

We are delighted to be able to announce that the recently published book Journey into Light, by Roderick Strange, is now available as a Daily Book in the Universalis apps.

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Malagasy on iPhone/iPad

Posted by universalis on 3 September 2020

Here are instructions for getting Universalis on the iPhone and iPad and reading it in Malagasy.

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Clever uses of QR codes

Posted by universalis on 22 June 2020

In the latest newsletter we announced the appearance of QR codes which would take one straight to the relevant page on the Universalis web site. We suggested a few uses, and you can read about how to create them here.

Since then, our readers have suggested splendid uses for the codes: uses we had never thought of. So here they are.

  • In a YouTube video – a priest streaming a live Mass is putting the QR code on the screen at the time the readings started, so that anyone listening to the readings can use the code to see the Mass Readings page in Universalis.
  • At the welcome desk – a church in Slovenia which regularly has tourists coming to Mass is going to put a QR code at the desk, so that any visitor can point his phone camera at the code, and be able to follow the readings during Mass.

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Praying the Rosary

Posted by universalis on 22 March 2020

The Rosary is part of all the Universalis apps, both for Android and for iOS. You will find it among the other pages in the “Hours” menu.

If you are blind, then here are some instructions for getting into Universalis using VoiceOver on the iPhone or iPad, and for getting to the Rosary page. We are very grateful to a Universalis and VoiceOver user, Adrienne Chalmers, who recorded them for us!

There is also a Play button at the bottom left of the screen of the Rosary page, which will play you the audio of the Rosary being said by the pupils and community at Downside Abbey and School. We are asking Adrienne to see how accessible that audio is for blind users.

 

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Buying Universalis in Nigeria

Posted by universalis on 2 March 2020

Quite a few people in Nigeria have difficulty buying Universalis, whether from one of the app vendors (Apple, Amazon, or Google Play) or directly from us in the form of a registration code. This is down to the policies of the vendors, or, in the case of the registration code, the policies of our credit card processor, WorldPay. We cannot do anything about it directly.

However, if you are in Nigeria and you are having a problem, there is another way round.

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