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Church gives blessing to confessional app

Posted on Thursday, 10 February, 2011 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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By Scáthach, Staff News Writer

A Confession app for the iPhone helps penitents examine their actions and seek spiritual guidance.

As part of an ongoing effort to encourage followers of the Catholic Church to bring their faith in to a technological age the Vatican has approved use of an iPhone app designed to make confessions and keep track of sins.

"The app takes users through the sacrament - in which Catholics admit their wrongdoings - and allows them to keep track of their sins."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Insignia on 9 February, 2011, 23:17
In (Matt.27:51) - It says: Verse- 51- Then, behold, the (veil) of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split. Most people do not know that when the (veil) was torn, it gave us direct communication with God. There is no need for us to have to confess to any man on Earth. We can speak to God for ourselves. In other words we can cut the middle man / (The Priest) off. Joey I agree (for once) Despite not believing in God, i never understood why you have to confess to a priest when you could confess your sins to God. But back on topic, an iphone app... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by lsra on 10 February, 2011, 17:09
This just seems ridiculous
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hasham on 10 February, 2011, 17:37
are churches going on a vacation?
Comment icon #8 Posted by StarChild 83 on 11 February, 2011, 3:03
Not that i agree that this is justifiable. it does remind me of a comic strip that shows god talking to an angel that says "if you want to touch more lives you should really get on twitter and facebook." churches even have podcasts too.
Comment icon #9 Posted by brook0408 on 11 February, 2011, 4:27
Comment icon #10 Posted by _MagixX_ on 11 February, 2011, 6:16
Talk about phoning it in... (da dum ching!) srsly, tho...I'm not religious, but I've felt for a while now that it seems more empowering for people to cut out the middleman and talk to God themselves (if they believe in one), but then you would have to wonder why someone would need an app to talk to God (lol)... to me it mostly seems like a coping tool. It can be very healing to find some kind of expression and/or release of guilty feelings, even if it's through a journal or an app. If I were a religious Catholic, however, this would make me want to puke. I'm glad to see the church attempting t... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by Paracelse on 11 February, 2011, 6:29
How many terabyte of content each app does come with ??
Comment icon #12 Posted by Stuffudontunderstand on 13 February, 2011, 22:10
I am sure it will help the government crack down on illegals and other citizens who commit crimes
Comment icon #13 Posted by brook0408 on 14 February, 2011, 8:07
what is your point?
Comment icon #14 Posted by brook0408 on 14 February, 2011, 8:08
Not that i agree that this is justifiable. it does remind me of a comic strip that shows god talking to an angel that says "if you want to touch more lives you should really get on twitter and facebook." churches even have podcasts too. what is your point?

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