It is commonly heard that “there’s an app for anything”, which is not a total lie since Catholics can access confession from the palm of their hand through iPhone. From now on the faithful can make use of technology to optimize the sacrament of confession thanks to an iPhone application that has recently been realeased on the Apple Store ($ 1.99).
It is iConfess, an app that offers tips to help users to perform their confessions and also allows to keep track of their sins and to examine their conscience on the basis of personalized factors such as age, sex and civil, however, the application is not intended to replace traditional confession. Church authorities in the U.S. and UK have given their approval since the app was developed with the help of several priests.
“We invite Catholics to connect with their faith through digital technology,” said Patrick Leinen, developer of Little iApps.
The launch of iConfess was shortly after Pope Benedict XVI said it was not a sin to use social networks and adviced young people to make good use of their presence in the digital world. “It’s important to always remember that the virtual contact can not and should not replace direct human contact with people at all levels of our lives,” he said.
“Our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly a new media in the service of humanity,” said Leinen.
However, neither the Vatican nor Pope Benedict XVI approved this application.
Source: BBC News