Catholic Church Gives Blessing To iPhone Confessions – The Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app that helps guide worshippers through confession. The program is called “Confession”. Last week, it went on sale through iTunes for $1.99.
The app is described as the perfect aid for every penitent. It offers users tips and guidelines to help them with the sacrament. Now senior church officials in America have given it their seal of approval. The app takes users through the sacrament wherein Catholics admit their wrongdoings and allows them to keep track of their sins.
In addition, it also allows to examine their conscience based on personalized factors such as age, sex and marital status, but it does not mean that it will replace traditional confession entirely. Instead, it encourages users to understand their actions and then visit their priest for absolution.
According to Patrick Leinen of developer Little iApps, their desire to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology.”
The launch of the said app comes shortly after Pope Benedict XVI gave urging to Christians to embrace digital communication and make their presence felt online. However, he warned them to keep in mind that digital communication was part of a bigger picture.
The Confession’s developers, who are based in India, said they took the Pope’s words to heart when they were preparing the application for public consumption.