Want to keep track of your sins? There’s an app for that.
Apple iPhone users who want to bring their smartphones into the confession booth now have the backing of church officials.
It’s a go for the iPhone confession application. The Catholic church has approved the app to help worshipers through the confessional process.
The application has been described as “the perfect aid for every penitent,” offering tips and guidelines on the Sacrament of Penance. The app also allows Parishioners to examine their conscience, understand their actions and then use that information when they visit their priest for absolution.
In a World Communications Address in January, Pope Benedict XVI said social networking was not a sin. He encouraged the younger generation of Catholics to communicate with each other and share information online.
However, he warned that digital technology should be used responsibly and that it was not a substitute for ‘direct human contact with people at every level of our lives.”
Confession’s developers are based in Indiana. Several priests helped the firm develop the app.
There are more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide. Many of them don’t even have an iPhone. this a potential market for Apple to tap as it faces fierce competition from other smartphones with the Android operating system. “The devil finds work for idle hands” So, don’t expect Android to idly sit by and let the iPhone do all of the Lord’s work. I see an Android Absolution App in the future to help save our mortal souls.