Update and Status, Especially for Kindle Subscribers

I have not updated this blog in a while and have been rather intermittent for the past year. I began this blog when I had more free time, and my current pastoral responsibilities must always trump blogging, but I do hope to get back on track now. While this may be disappointing for those who use the website, it is of greatest concern to those who subscribe on their Amazon Kindle. So to clarify a few points:

This blog is always available for free at readings.dailyhomilies.org. I have no interest in charging for the Word of God. Amazon charges a fee to deliver the blog to the Kindle. This fee is mostly kept by Amazon, and I have no control over it. It would be free on Amazon if I could make it so. I also cannot help anyone cancel a subscription, but it is easy to do and Amazon can help if you wish.

Even when I am not able to keep up daily posts, the archives are an important part of the website. My long term goal is to finish all the readings in the various cycles. When this is completed, I will release a complete lectionary as a free Kindle book. In the meantime, most readings are available by looking in the current archives.

The point of this blog has always been strictly literal translations of the readings. This is probably most helpful to those who will preach on them or who want to go deeper into the readings than the official translation allows. For people looking for the readings as they will be read at Mass, perhaps a better option would be "Reading God's Word 2013-2014 - Daily Mass Readings for Year A" by Kathleen Furman. I have not really looked at this myself, but it is well reviewed and only $4.99 for the whole year of readings. Or if you have a smartphone, the Laudate app is free and truly excellent.

The reason why I inconsistently post is because a post is not a simple matter of copying and pasting, but requires significant time spent translating from the Greek originals. When the archives are completely done, the blog will run completely on its own, but I have not had the time to finish, which means I frequently run across a passage I have not translated yet.

I hope that this clarifies the status and purpose of this blog. I apologize to anyone who was expecting or depending on something else. If you would like to email me, my address is fatheradam@rejoice.cc

In Christ,
Father Adam McMillan.

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