Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Confession App??

Catholic bishops have given their backing to a new way of confessing for sinners in a hurry - by mobile phone.

The new iPhone and iPad app allows users to make confession with a virtual "priest" over the internet.

It does not replace traditional confession but provides a digital alternative that can be used anywhere, reports The Sun.

Confession: A Roman Catholic App offers "a personalised examination of conscience for each user", according to its makers.

The "confession" button opens a screen that begins: "In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."

A series of sin check-boxes invites the penitent to declare whether they have offended their parents, their family or, if a child, failed to tidy their bedroom.

The "next" button then brings up one of the Acts of Contrition followed by, "Receive Absolution and respond, Amen".

Pressing the "finish" button brings up a spiritual quotation from a Catholic saint such as Frances de Sales or Catherine of Siena.

Senior church officials in Britain and the US have approved the app, which they say can be used by Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

A spokesman for the Catholic bishops of England and Wales said: "The new 'confession' iPhone app is a useful tool to help people prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation."

Apprently though the Vatican are saying "NO! YOU MUST STILL CONFESS AT CHURCH!!!!!!"

Spoil Sports..............

Andrew :)

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