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Vatican Says No to iPhone Confessions

Written on February 13, 2011 by Adam Eve

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An iPhone confession application for a Roman Catholic on the go was made and endorsed by the Catholic Church. However, the Vatican City disapproves of it.

’ “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” has evoked disapproval of the . That is after Bishop Kevin Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend have granted the iPhone application an imprimatur — an official endorsement from the Catholic Church.

As pointed out by Vatican’s spokesman, Federico Lombardi:

“It is essential to understand that the rites of penance require a personal dialogue between penitents and their confessor. It cannot be replaced by a computer application.”

The app measures the user’s age, sex, occupation and how long time has passed since their last confession. Then, its “examination of conscience” decides what penance to impose. According to Little iApps, the confession app is “a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, inviting Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance.”

How about you? Would you take this iPhone confessions app or would rather visit a priest for a penance? Drop your opinions at the comment box.

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    Getting someone who knows thing one about Catholicism to write these articles in future might be an idea.

    An app which helps the user prepare for confession no more provides absolution than an app that helped them prepare for a driving test could provide them with a driving licence. It’s not an alternative to confession, it’s not intended to be an alternative to confession.

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