Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Confession App: Wow

posted by Donna Freitas

The other day my inbox was flooded with people sharing the news about the supposed, officially-approved, Catholic Confessions App for the iPhone. I kind you not–that is the word on the street. And I quote from one of the many articles floating around about it, this one from the New York Daily News:
“An iPhone app aimed at helping Catholics through confession and encouraging lapsed followers back to the faith has been sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the United States. . . “Taking to heart Pope Benedict XVI’s message from last years’ World Communications Address, our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly ‘new media at the service of the word.” . . . The firm said the content of the app was developed with the help of Reverend Thomas Weinandy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Reverend Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.”
Kind of awesome, right? In an over-the-top way. But then this morning I went searching for news about the new App, and saw that the Vatican has come out criticizing it:
“The Vatican has criticized a new iPhone app for Catholics that lists sins and is designed to be taken to confessional, the Holy See Press Office said on Thursday.
The iPhone application, described as the ”perfect aid for every penitent”, was unveiled on February 2 and triggered discussions about its validity. The $1.99 app allows users to make a list of their sins according to age, gender and vocation (single, married, priest, or religious). . . On February 9, a bishop from the U.S. Diocese of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kevin Rhodes, granted the app an imprimatur, an official approval from the Catholic Church.”
So an American bishop says yes, but the Vatican says no? What do you think of the latest App for the iPhone? Want to give it a spin?



Previous Posts

D'oh for ALS
Yay! Even Homer Simpson joined the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” to support the ALS Associations research efforts. The marketing has more than worked it created a phenomenon. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS affects the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles through the bod

posted 11:19:33am Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Horror Flick Details Biblical End Times
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3pyDaNoY6s[/youtube] Faith based films have become a buzzword in Hollywood lately said writer and director Casey La Scala of “Donnie Darko,” and “A Walk to Remember.” La Scala new film is a horror flick based on biblical accounts of end times c

posted 4:26:27pm Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Identity Series: Embrace Your Place
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyst6VUv2iY [/youtube] Director of Equip and Empower Ministries, Christine Caine, pushes believers to embrace the place that God designed especially for them in this episode of the IDENTITY series sponsored by the upcoming film THE IDENTICAL. "There's a div

posted 9:42:59am Aug. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Rocking New Exclusive Clip from "The Identical"
Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd star in The Identical as the adoptive parents of a young man who dreams of a singing career -- not a life as a pastor like his father. What young Ryan Wade doesn't know, though, is that he has a twin brother who is the biggest rock-and-roll star in the world -- a fact his

posted 3:54:42pm Aug. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Political Documentary ‘The Green Prince’ Thrills, Offers Hope
Political thriller, "The Green Prince" tells the story Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a key Hamas leader, who betrays his father and country to work for Israeli security forces. The narrative is framed around his life as a double agent, and loosely based off his memoir, “Son of Hamas: A Gripping A

posted 1:14:44pm Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.