Catholic Church Gives Blessing to iPhone App

The Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app that helps guide worshippers through confession. The Confession program has gone on sale through iTunes for £1.19 ($1.99).

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 both the UK and US have given it their seal of approval, in what is thought to be a first. The app takes users through the sacrament – in which Catholics admit their wrongdoings – and allows them to keep track of their sins. It also allows them to examine their conscience based on personalised factors such as age, sex and marital status – but it is not intended to replace traditional confession entirely. Instead, it encourages users to understand their actions and then visit their priest for absolution.

Here is how it works: First you select the commandment you broke, then you check off the individual ways you did so. If your evil is more outlandish than the creators of the app expected when they wrote up the list of possible transgressions, that’s OK. You can enter your own custom iniquities as needed.

You can read the rest of the article here:

(Humorously) Hopefully, in the next version, they’ll add a submit button you can press once a week rather than actually going to talk to a priest.

(HT: AP)



2 Responses to “Catholic Church Gives Blessing to iPhone App”

  1. Wow! Baptist really need to get on the ball. Where is the “Potluck” app?

  2. kevinwilkening Says:

    Oh man. There are so many apps we could have … LOL!

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