Friday, 11 February 2011
By Matthew at Jesus Needs New PR
You’ve probably heard: The Holy Catholic Church has blessed an iPhone App called “Confession”. If not, here’s the news link from the BBC.
Some of its features include:
-Custom examination of Conscience based upon age, sex, and vocation (single, married, priest, or religious)
-Multiple user support with password protected accounts
-Ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience
-Confession walkthrough including time of last confession in days, weeks, months, and years
-Choose from 7 different acts of contrition
-Custom interface for iPad
-Full retina display support
So I was curious about this app, and since it was only $1.99 (which seems to be a much cheaper option for the forgiveness of sins), I decided to buy it despite not being Catholic. Because I was curious…1) You have to sign up for an account
Passwords aren't necessary when the Holy Spirit is involved--the Holy Spirit is a really good secret keeper.
Unlike the real Ten Commandments, Confession's Big 10 come check lists. See images below for detail...
For instance, if you select Commandment 6--You shall not commit adultery--you receive a checklist of sub-sins that the Catholic church categorizes under commandment #6 (see below)...
If you've committed one of these sins since your last confession, you simply touch the little box next to the sin and Confession will remember it for you!
5) Now, it’s time to confess! You begin this process by selecting the “confession” option…
And you’re done…
And the words of Tweeter Mike…
A confession app for Catholics. Now Midwestern Protestants need a “let’s not talk about it” app….