Catholic Church Likes Digital Confessions - The UpStream

Catholic Church Likes Digital Confessions

posted Sunday Feb 13, 2011 by Scott Ertz

Catholic Church Likes Digital Confessions

Everyone likes being pardoned for their sins, but who has the time to go to a church and sit down with a priest to do it? Well, the Catholic church has, assumedly in an attempt to get back some of those kids they scared off, approved a new iPhone app that helps Catholics through the process of absolution.

The app, Confession: A Roman Catholic app, is the first ever to be officially sanctioned by a church authority. The creators, Little iApps, said,

Taking to heart Pope Benedict XVI's message from last years' World Communications Address, our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly 'new media at the service of the word... Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology.

Of course, an app designed to bring people to the faith will be an outreach ministry, right? Wrong. It sells for $1.99 in the iTunes App Store. At least paying for salvation here is cheaper than a Papal Blessing.

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