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New app helps Catholics confess on the go

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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(CNN) -- Bless me father for I have sinned. It has been 300 tweets since my last confession.

Whether you've been "borrowing" free Wi-Fi or coveting your neighbor's avatar -- or, heaven forbid, something worse -- a new mobile app is designed to help you atone for it.

Lame tech jokes aside, the makers of "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" say their software is seriously designed to help believers with the sacrament, and to help those who have left the church take a digital step back home.

Worry not, faithful Catholics: The $1.99 application, for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is not intended to replace the confessional. Instead, it's designed to complement the act of confession, offering a "personal examination of conscience" (password-protected, of course) and a step-by-step guide to sin-confessing.

The app provides suggested acts of contrition and the "ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience."

"Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology," said Patrick Leinen, co-founder of Little iApps, developer of the Confession app.

And this one's got the church's seal of approval.

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tericared
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM

What happened to talking to God?

sineado39
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:40 AM

 I honestly have no idea what to say right now.

kara_thrace
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:46 AM

wow.  yeah.. uhhh..

Im stumped for words.

-LucyInTheSky-
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:47 AM

 

Quoting tericared:

What happened to talking to God?

 

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diandradawn
by Diandra on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:40 AM


Quoting tericared:

What happened to talking to God?

Agreed. I never liked confession anyway. The priests I confessed to either looked at me like I was the spawn of satan, or gave me this weird stare that made me convinced that confession was their way of living vicariously through their congregation.

My sins are between me and God. No technology (or jealous priests) needed.

Kaelansmom
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:36 AM

So, the iphone, Ipad or Ipod is either a priest... or a deity now?

I always felt more comfortable actually praying... hmmmm

Godgaveme4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:46 AM


Quoting tericared:

What happened to talking to God?

I was wondering this same thing.

Mandipants
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:48 AM


Quoting Kaelansmom:

So, the iphone, Ipad or Ipod is either a priest... or a deity now?

I always felt more comfortable actually praying... hmmmm

I think that Apple followers think they are a deity. Hee Hee.

*not an apple fan...

Kaelansmom
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:49 AM


Quoting Mandipants:


Quoting Kaelansmom:

So, the iphone, Ipad or Ipod is either a priest... or a deity now?

I always felt more comfortable actually praying... hmmmm

I think that Apple followers think they are a deity. Hee Hee.

*not an apple fan...

LOL

resamerie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:55 AM

 First of all, just.....weird. Second, I've never been big on confession. My belief is God knows when I've sinned and I apologize to him in prayer. I've never seen the point in bringing a 3rd party into it.

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