I know iOS apps are all the rage right now, but I never expected to see something like this on the App Store. The Catholic Church has sanctioned a new iPhone app called Confession: A Roman Catholic App that will help people plan out their confessions before they enter the booth to be absolved of their sins. The app is not intended as a replacement for priests, but rather one that will make confessions more accessible.
The features of the app include:
- Custom examination of Conscience based upon age, sex and vocation (single, married, priest or religious)
- Multiple user support with password protected accounts
- Ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience
- Confession walkthrough including time of last confession in days, weeks, months and years
- Choose from 7 different acts of contrition
- Custom interface for iPad
- Full Retina Display Support
The app is compatible with iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads running iOS 3.1.3 or later, and is available on the App Store for $1.99. Just be careful the priest doesn’t think you’re playing around with your device while making a confession!