Friday, January 28, 2011

New Confession App for iPhone

This sounds pretty cool, and it comes with a Nihil Obstat and an Imprimatur (see here for a quick explanation of what those are).
Confession: A Roman Catholic App
Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every penitent. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance. Individuals who have been away from the sacrament for some time will find Confession: A Roman Catholic App to be a useful and inviting tool.

The text of this app was developed in collaboration with Rev. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Rev. Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, IN. The app received an imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend. It is the first known imprimatur to be given for an iPhone/iPad app.

- 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

Nihil Obstat: Reverend Monsignor Michael Heintz, PhD
Censor Liborum

Imprimatur: + Kevin C. Rhoades
Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend

December 17, 2010
Taylor Marshall has 10 other cool Catholic iPhone apps.


Balanced Families Ministries said...

How cool! This has to be the first app with a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. We have such a hip faith!

Ricky said...

That's an awesome idea, I'll have to check this app out. Thanks for the post!

LynnMaria said...

as a lapsed Catholic, I find this app interesting, a recorded blog of your sins and any sins you may have forgotten while going about your busy life. I reserve my opinion on this app, I am waiting to hear from my old school Catholic aunts who are of an older generation