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Wednesday February 9, 2011

Confession?  There’s an App for That- and It’s Got The Church’s Blessing

Confession?  There’s an App for That- and It’s Got The Church’s Blessing

Photo: The first Church-Approved app

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The Catholic Church has approved its first app, a guide for the act of confession.  Confession: A Roman Catholic app describes their product 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.  He is one-third of the company Little iApps.  Oddly enough, their desire to reengage Catholics in their faith comes with a price tag of $1.99 per person. 

The app was created with the assistance of Reverend Thomas Weinandy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as Reverend Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawka, Indiana.

The app does not actually absolve the user of their sins but rather is a step-by-step guide for the act of confession.  All one needs to do is find a priest, use the guide, confess, and personal salvation is in one’s sights! 

“We hope many more will take advantage of this new confession resource,” said Leinen.