U.S. Catholic Church blesses iPhone app for confession
The U.S. Catholic Church has apparently given its blessing to an iPhone app aimed at helping Catholics through confession, Reuters reports.
The $1.99 “Confession: A Roman Catholic” app guides Catholics through the sacrament and contains what the developer describes as a “personalized examination of conscience for each user.”
It is not designed to replace going to confession but to help Catholics through the act, which generally involves admitting sins to a priest in a confessional booth. Catholics still must go to a priest for absolution.
Among the features:
-Custom examination of Conscience based upon age, sex, and vocation (single, married, priest, or religious)
-Multiple user support with password protected accounts
– Ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience
– Confession walkthrough including time of last confession in days, weeks, months, and years
– Choose from 7 different acts of contrition
– Custom interface for iPad
– Full retina display support
“Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology,” says Patrick Leinen of the Indiana-based Little iApps.
Click here and you can see a gallery of screenshots from the app