Thursday, February 10, 2011

There's an App for That, Part 2

Back on January 30th in this space, I wrote a post titled There's an App For That, in which I wrote about some of the more unusual applications that have been developed for use on your smart phones. There are clearly people out there without enough to do.

Well, I hesitate to say dumb things like "now I've heard it all," but now I've heard almost all of it ... for all you good Catholics out there who don't have enough guilt to wallow in, there's a new app for you: Confession.

Yes, Dear Readers, if you don't like sitting in that stuffy little confessional waiting for a priest behind a screen to listen to your confession, technology has come to your aid with a smart phone application that offers a password-protected "personal examination of conscience" and a step-by-step guide to the effective confession of your sins. It also provides suggested acts of contrition and the "ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience" (Hmm... I wonder what those might be).

The developers of the Confession application say that two Catholic priests assisted in the design of the app, which has been given the blessing of the bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend, Indiana - the first time the Catholic church has been known to grant an imprimatur for a smart phone application.

Need help with your absolution? - download your Confession app for only $1.99 at iTunes.

It may help offset the effects if you downloaded the Profanity or iSwear apps earlier.

Have a good day. Say five Hail Marys. More thoughts tomorrow.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oye and vey!

Mike said...

I saw that on the news yesterday. When they said it was 'password protected' I laughed out loud.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Now I've heard it all!

Bandit said...

Hail Mary X5. Oh wait, I'm Baptist.

KathyA said...

When I was in the 5th grade, I was taught by a very, very old (she had to have been in her 80s) and very mean nun by the name of Sr. Charlotte who believed that any changes in the Church, any changes in weather were due to Communist conspiracies. Wonder what she'd think of this!!