Confession: A Roman Catholic App approved by the Church, only $1.99
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 08, 2011, 7:19 AM
The iOS app only walks you through the sacrament, in what the developers describe as a "personalized examination of conscience for each user", but you still have to see a priest in the end to receive absolution. What's more, it has actually been officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the US, giving you even more reasons to skip human contact when you are divulging the most secret pieces of your life story. One of the developers claims that the app has already returned a stray sheep to the act of sacrament, after a 20-year pause.
Too bad The Sopranos saga is over, this app could have been used in a great scene there. Having your information "in the cloud" now receives a whole new meaning.
source: NYDailyNews via Gawker
It hasn't been "approved by the Catholic Church." If you look at their website you'll see that they don't make that claim anywhere. It has, however, received an imprimatur. That means it's free of moral and doctrinal error. Also, it doesn't take the place of the sacrament. As the developers themselves clearly state, it's designed to be used inside the confessional. I'm confused about why everyone else is so confused. It's laid out pretty plainly here:http://www.littleiapps.com/pre
ss_release.php and in the description on the iTunes store. There's nothing about this app that suggests skipping human contact during the Sacrament of reconciliation is OK or good...in fact, it suggests the opposite: go to confession. Anyway, for what it's worth, I think this is awesome! I'm glad to see this kind of work for our Church.
posted on Feb 08, 2011, 12:10 PM 1
Do they have a subscription version for $666/month that guarantees I go to Heaven as long as I stay subscribed up to my death? I keep falling asleep at Mass so I need something a little easier. Oh, here's a little Easter Egg (sorry the pun) for you guys: If you type in "Show me da money!!!" in that Confession app you will get to see a picture of a naked little boy.
posted on Feb 08, 2011, 2:56 PM 0
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