Vatican Says No to iPhone Confessions
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.
Little iApps’ “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” has evoked disapproval of the Vatican. 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 iPhone confessions 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.”
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