Church Approves “Confession” App For The iPhone
More and More, I think that the statement “There’s an app for that” is true. Developers in South Bend, Indiana made a Confession App. It’s not made to take the place of actually going to confession if you are Catholic, but to help you with examining your conscience with a digital checklist centered around the Ten Commandments.
An iPhone app aimed at helping Catholics through confession and encouraging lapsed followers back to the faith has been sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the United States. “Confession: A Roman Catholic app” is thought to be the first to be approved by a church authority. It walks Catholics through the sacrament and contains what the company behind the program describes as a “personalized examination of conscience for each user.” “Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology,” said Patrick Leinen of the three-man company Little iApps, based in South Bend, Indiana. “Taking to heart Pope Benedict XVI’s message from last years’ World Communications Address, our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly ‘new media at the service of the word.” Pope Benedict XVI’s World Communications Address on January 24 emphasized the importance of a Christian presence in the digital world.