Feeling penitent? There's an app for that

Feeling penitent? There's an app for that January 30, 2011

And, it’s the first to have the official blessing of the Catholic Church.

From the National Catholic Register:

Readers may recall a recent post about the offensive Penance App that came out in December that makes a mockery of the Church.

Well, iPhone users now have a Church-approved App that could actually be beneficial to their soul – Confession: A Roman Catholic App – for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Developed in South Bend, Ind. by Little I Apps, for those who frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and those who wish to return to it, this App is an aid for the penitent. It provides a personalized, password protected, examination of conscience and a step-by-step guide to the Sacrament.

The text of the app was developed in collaboration with Father Thomas Weinandy, OFM, executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices, and Father Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, Ind. The app received an imprimatur from Diocese of Fort Wayne Bishop Kevin Rhodes. It’s the first known imprimatur to be given for an iPhone application.

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One response to “Feeling penitent? There's an app for that”

  1. There are two Confession Apps, I like. I like iConfess better, than the second app recommended. However, I backed up my smartphone w/o saving the app. There are things about the second app that are nice too. It’s nice that there is “competition” now. Because iConfess, has cut their prices in half, in order to compete, with this new App.

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