iPhone app helps Catholics confess

Two tech savvy Catholics from South Bend, Indiana in the USA have developed an app to help people make their confession.

The developers of “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, brothers Patrick and Chip Leinen and their friend Ryan Kreager say feedback has been positive, CNS reports.

The app, reportedly the only one with an imprimatur, is designed to help people make a better confession.

Given in this case by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, an imprimatur is an official declaration by a church authority that a book or other printed work may be published. It declares the published work contains nothing offensive to Catholic teaching on faith and morals.

“The app is really built for two kinds of people,” Kreager explained. “For Catholics who go to confession regularly, it gives the user information. They enter their name, age, their sex, their vocation and their last confession date, and it generates an examination of conscience based on that information.”

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