In case you haven’t heard (since it was announced a week ago), there’s a new app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch called “Confession: A Roman Catholic app.”
I’ll be brief:
- I’m glad to see the foundation of Little iApps, LLC. I bet we’ll soon be able to add it to the small list of successful Catholic new media businesses.
- Considering previous conversation about imprimaturs on Catholic new media, it’s interesting to note that this app has an imprimatur. Does the combination of 1) Catholic company committed to orthodoxy + 2) bishop’s trust & approval = Catholic new media’s secret to imprimaturs?
- CatholicTV’s Bonnie Rodgers recently added this gem to the conversation: “In my opinion, the Confession app is a great as a resource for an examination of conscience and identifying the essentials of the sacrament of healing. It is effective catechesis about a misunderstood sacrament.”
- Despite that, Satan’s smiling right now. The misinformation makes me want to cry. He must have immediately recognized what Bonnie did – this app’s potential for great catechesis and ability to help bring more people to the sacrament. Cue: confusion & misinformation. (He’s good at that.)
- It’s time for well-catechized Catholics to come to the rescue and make some corrections.
Personally, I enjoy the old-fashioned pen & paper examination of conscience. After absolution, burning or ripping up and throwing away my tear-stained list of sins makes Confession feel ‘doubly sacramental.’ I guess this app will add to the plethora of legitimately diverse methods of prayer.
Don’t you love being Catholic? 🙂