I admit to being the worst marketer in the world. By nature I am an introvert which is interesting considering the work I do. Through it all I recently launched a new podcast where I read the daily Mass reading from the traditional Douay-Rheims translation of the holy scriptures. It launched on July 1 and you can listen here.
Why The Douay-Rheims?
One of the questions I have been asked is why use the Douay-Rheims instead of the RSV, NAB, or any other translation. To be honest, it all comes down to who owns the copyright. The modern translations are copywritten by various publishing houses, and the USCCB holds the copyright for the NAB.
However, there is a timelessness to the Douay-Rheims. It is an English translation that predates the King James Version. It was the main English translation in the Catholic Church until the middle of the 20th century. Though some of the language may be archaic with the “thee’s” and “thou’s”, it really is a good translation to read from.
Saint Of The Day
In addition to the daily Mass readings, I am also reading the profile of the saint of the day. The podcast is a great devotional tool as you will listen to scripture on a daily basis and learn about the heroes of the faith. It is a win win!
Where To Listen To The Daily Douay-Rheims
You can listen on Anchor, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. I also am doing a daily livestream with the same content on my Youtube channel. Speaking of Youtube, please go over and subscribe. The video below is the reading from this morning. God bless you all.