For those of the Catholic faith, the confessional is an important rite to be forgiven of the sins of daily life. It seems like it was only a matter of time before a mobile app was created to do just that. Confession was developed by Little iApps in conjuction with two Catholic priests, and was given an imprimatur — essentially the blessing of the Church that it is not damaging to the faith — the first time an mobile app has been given such an honor.
Pope Benedict made embracing the Internet and technology a priority as a means to connect to other faithful. Indeed, Benedict has been very technology-forward — the Vatican has its own official Twitter and YouTube accounts — and has made other efforts to spread the word of God online.
No word if Benedict’s seen Confession though, which costs $1.99 on th App Store. What the app will do is track the user’s last date of confession, as well as give the confessor a guide through the pennance process. In case you forgot how you sinned, Confession will keep track of that too. Don’t know how you may be sinning? The app will even attempt to give you an “examination of conscience” to see how you can live a more sin-free life.
Don’t worry about revealing your sins by some nosy onlooker: the app is password-protected, and once you confess, it’s wiped away forever. It’s not intended to absolve you of those sins though, you’ll still have to pay a visit to your local Father.