• Confession: A Roman Catholic App

    So I don't know how many of you have ever gone to confession, but I have. As an ex-catholic school boy I was marched off to confession every few weeks to tell the priest my sins. That was then, this is now. I have not been to confession for over 20 years and there is now an app to make my life easier (who has time to see a priest?)

    When you launch the app you get to put in multiple users, but it does allow you to put in a password. This can be good, because as you see later your sins get saved for later reference. Then you find out for how long since your last confession and can choose which version of The Act of Contrition is best for you. You can choose the short one or if you are really hard core then go the latin version. (If you have no idea what an Act of Contrition then you are getting too deep).

    Now the fun part. You get to choose your sins. It is based around the 12 commandments and the examinations of these. So under the 6th commandment you can confess your masturbation, indecent dressing and thoughts (only tick the box once, not one for each time). If you have sinned outside the standard realm of the 12 commandments, then you can add your own sins. I wish there was a way to share these sins amongst users. This could make a great read.

    Then you begin confession and it gives you what to say. I would love to see someone walk into confession with their notes they had made beforehand, just to make sure they have them all. It steps you through the list and allows you to skip some if you want.

    As an added bonus you also get a listing of all the Acts of Contrition and Traditional Prayers in case you want to catch up on them. What would have been good is a rosary counter would have been included, you can loose track so easily. Or even a copy of the bible thrown in for good measure.

    This app was released by an American priest with an imprimatur from the local bishop. You must note though that this does not give you absolution of your sins. That must be done in person by a priest. It is by no way the most amazing looking app, but it is simple and allows you to tell your own story if you wish.

    Price: $2.49

    Link: Confession: A Roman Catholic App - Little i Apps, LLC

    Developer: Little i Apps, LLC

    Version: 1.0.2

    Available for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch

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