Bummer. Divine Office app temporarily removed from app stores

Divine Office is no longer available on app stores. An award-winning web site and app developer providing text and audio for Liturgy of the Hours, Divine Office is apparently experiencing some issues with licensing. For this reason, the app is temporarily not available to new buyers and the web site notes that very soon Divine Office will not be able to accept new users via internet until the necessary licensing is acquired.

Bottom line… RUSH over to DivineOffice.org to sign up on their web site so you can at least maintain access to their text and audio through your devices’ browser if you don’t have the app. 

This is dreadful news considering Divine Office is an essential Catholic app for so many around the English-speaking world. If you have the app, it works. It is temporarily no longer available for purchase on app stores for the foreseeable future. The app store messages reads:

 [Divine Office app] will continue to function for as long as we [sic] permitted, but until we receive all appropriate permissions it won’t be available again for sale.

Keep DivineOffice.org in your prayers. This is a world-class ministry literally serving the Church universal in offering dazzling text and professional audio of the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours (something the communications arm of the USCCB should have done years ago!) This noble presentation of the prayer of the Church has single-handedly brought thousands of people into the practice of praying the Liturgy of the Hours (who otherwise would never in a million years purchase the prayer books), forming a virtual community of prayers world wide.

Here is the message on the home page of DivineOffice.org:

Dear Community,

We have been a ministry dedicated to bringing the Liturgy of the Hours to everyone everywhere for many years. We grew out of an RCIA Committee to become facilitators of thousands of people who pray together. I have dedicated more than 10 years in God’s service to this work. In that zeal to serve and naivety we acquired some licenses and permissions for DivineOffice.org, but we are missing some key ones. We have been asked, understandably so, to close off our ministry to new people while we go through the lengthy process of acquiring all permissions. For this reason, if you have been using the website regularly, please make sure you are registered as a user to this site.

In a few days we will allow only our existing community and friends access, and new registrations will be closed.

Dane Falkner
God servant and producer of Divine Office

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Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother and avid Catholic app user who works in the field of corporate communications --BA Journalism; MA English--and is communications director at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY. What began as an e-mail service to priests and seminarians looking for quality Catholic apps for mobile devices has grown into a world-wide community of Catholic app enthusiasts looking for and recommending great Catholic apps.

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