Skip to comments.EWTN adds Lenten scripture challenge to app
Posted on 03/05/2014 5:30:43 AM PST by NYer
.- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has launched a new feature to the EWTN application that challenges its users to read the four Gospels during Lent.
Reading all four gospels is “easier than you think!” the network said in a March 3 statement.
EWTN’s free app now includes the Daily Lenten Scripture Reading Challenge feature. The app is presently available for iPhone and iPad, Android operating systems and the Amazon Kindle Fire. Those who have already installed the EWTN app will receive the feature in an update.
The app includes a free full-text Bible in the Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition. The app’s new Lenten Challenge feature is available in the app’s Bible subsection, where users can select from the menu a playlist that will guide them through the four Gospels during Lent.
Also included is a free audio version of the Gospel of Mark, provided by the Truth & Life Audio Bible. The full audio New Testament, available through an in-app purchase of $19.99, is voiced by actors such as Neal McDonough, Stacy Keach, Kristen Bell, Sean Astin, Michael York, Blair Underwood, Malcolm McDowell, Julia Ormond and John Rhys-Davies. It includes realistic sound effects.
The EWTN app also allows users to view EWTN from anywhere in the world, look up program schedules, access video or audio on demand, and read EWTN News.
The app is available directly from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon apps for Kindle Fire. More information is available at the website http://www.ewtnapps.com/challenge.
EWTN said that it will soon release a new app of one-minute Lenten reflections from Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
ROTFL that must be a real challenge for their audience!
I just downloaded it. It looks nice and works well. I was a bit disappointed it didn’t have the Rosary on audio in demand. I was hoping to be able to play that on demand as I drive in my car (as I have an hour and a half commute, one way each day. It would be a great use of the time).
I’ll have to look for other audio if the Rosary. It’s great when it plays on EWTN radio at 5:30 AM. It really makes the drive to faster and the day to well.
Thanks for posting!
WOW that post is FULL of autocorrect typos! I think I set a record there. Haha
Ill have to look for other audio OF the Rosary.
It really makes the drive GO faster and the day GO well.
I suppose I could add too I could of course pray the Rosary myself but it helps to hear it because it lets me focus more on the Mysteries.
For Android the Pocket Rosary is pretty good.
Thanks that’s awesome. I was looking for a recording of someone (or a group) reciting the Rosary however. But that app is helpful; it’s definitely better than the iPieta Rosary.
Last thing Rome really wants is Roman Catholics reading Scripture. Could undermine the whole scheme!
Just downloaded this. It’s really nice. Thanks
For Lent the only mysteries are the Sorrowful mysteries.
I call snark!
Does everything that Catholics post here need to be labeled “Caucus”?
I think you’re right there I do remember that teaching from long ago, I think when I was a child. But it’s strange because this morning EWTN had the Luminous Mysteries with the Rosary with Mother Angelica.
Is this a trick question?
I think they are just re-run based on day of the week and they haven’t taken Lent into consideration.
Mother Angelica has not done any live programs for a number of years now. She is 90 (I believe) and had a very bad stroke a few years ago.
I have a CD of Pope John Paul ll, saying the Rosary. The only draw back is that it is in Latin. :)
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