Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Church gives blessing to confessional app

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

Image credit: Declan TM

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."

  View: Full article |  Source: BBC News

  Discuss: View comments (14)


Recent comments on this story
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?

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


Solar Impulse completes historic global trip
The aircraft, which is powered entirely by the sun, has succeeded in flying around the entire world.
NASA to digitize data from Viking landers
The data recorded during the historic Viking Mars missions is set to be archived in digital form.
New Megaraptor dinosaur found in Argentina
A new species of meat-eating dinosaur dating back to the Late Cretaceous has been unearthed in Patagonia.
Has 'Beast of Bodmin' mystery been solved ?
A zoo owner has come forward with information that could help to explain the alien big cat phenomenon.
Other news in this category
'Wife of Jesus' papyrus 'very likely' a fake
Posted 6-19-2016 | 19 comments
It is now almost certain that the 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' is nothing more than a modern-day forgery....
Real-life Noah's Ark to visit Rio Olympics
Posted 4-29-2016 | 16 comments
A full-size replica of the biblical vessel will be paying a visit to the Olympic Games later this year....
What did Jesus eat during the Last Supper ?
Posted 3-26-2016 | 43 comments
Two Italian archaeologists have been piecing together what Jesus and his Apostles would have eaten....
Secret notes found inside 16th century Bible
Posted 3-18-2016 | 6 comments
A British historian has found hidden annotations within the pages of a Bible published back in 1535....
Atheism 'as natural to humans as religion'
Posted 2-19-2016 | 366 comments
Far from being an invention of the modern world, atheism has actually been around for thousands of years....
Child's tumor shrinks after kiss from Pope
Posted 11-24-2015 | 163 comments
A baby's unexpected recovery has been attributed to divine intervention after a meeting with the Pope....
Is it possible to weigh the human soul ?
Posted 11-6-2015 | 110 comments
At the beginning of the 20th century a doctor in Massachusetts attempted to weigh patients as they died....
Turin Shroud DNA analysis results surprising
Posted 10-20-2015 | 54 comments
An analysis of dust particles retrieved from the shroud has uncovered plant DNA from all over the world....
3-year-old recalls past life as a snake
Posted 8-9-2015 | 27 comments
A young boy in Thailand can allegedly recall specific details of his previous life as a serpent....
Vatican investigates Medjugorje apparitions
Posted 6-14-2015 | 12 comments
The Vatican is set to rule on the validity of a long history of Virgin Mary sightings in Bosnia....
Children recall past lives as Buddhist monks
Posted 6-1-2015 | 16 comments
Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson has been investigating cases in which children have recalled past life memories....

 View: More news in this category
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ