Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bless me Father for .... I have sinned


According to its U.S. producers, "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" is
"designed to be used in the confessional, and 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.designed to help iPhone users prepare for confession.
The Indiana-based company, Little iApps LLC, says its app is the first to receive an imprimatur, or official permission for publication, from a Catholic bishop-- in this case, Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The text of the app was developed in collaboration with Father Thomas Weinandy, OFM, executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices, and Father Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, Ind.

The App features a custom examination of conscience based upon age, sex, and vocation (single, married, priest, or religious) and the user has the ability to add sins not listed in the "standard" examination of conscience.

Meanwhile, the penance project has a similar app for Android phones.

As far as I can tell, neither App promises space in the Cloud..... therein lies a great marketing opportunity for Google.

Personally, I believe God uses a Blackberry, because it uses an encrypted military-grade security platform and can be used on almost every carrier in Heaven and on earth (over 475 of them.)


poman said...

Monk, for once I disagree with you strongly. Blackberry? Really?!

The Monk said...

I can handle the disagreement! So, you don't think God would go for a Blackberry? Why not? What would he use and why?

poman said...

OK, maybe I'll backtrack a bit, he may now be open to some of the latest BB, but he certainly would have been an early adopter of the iPhone's as they had touch capabilities (since he is personal and interactive God). And I also believe he would use Windows Phone 7 platform since he is a merciful, forgiving God, open to giving countless chances at redemption ("Father forgive me, for I have created Windows Mobile").

Now that Blackberry has converted (a bit) with some of their touch phones, he may use them as well.