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Confession: There's an iPhone App For That

Roblimo posted more than 3 years ago | from the Does-Apple-get-30%-of-each-confession? dept.

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slshwtw writes "Pope Benedict XVI has recently encouraged priests to blog and promoted Christian Netiquette. Now apparently the Roman Catholic church has sanctioned a 'Confession App,' available through iTunes for $1.99. Apparently it doesn't replace 'traditional,' in-person confession, but walks one through the process, even suggesting sins you may wish to confess."'

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I want to see it.. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35144998)

but walks one through the process, even suggesting sins you may wish to confess.

Like a checklist?

Have you sodomized a child? (Y/n)
Have you coveted your neighbour's wife? (Y/n)
Have you murdered an infidel? (Y/n)

Re:I want to see it.. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145084)

Like a pricelist?

Sodomized a child: $100
Coveted your neighbour's wife? $30
Murdered an infidel? $400 credit

Re:I want to see it.. (1, Funny)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145206)

Sodomized a child: $100
Coveted your neighbour's wife? $30
Murdered an infidel? $400

Taking the Lord's name in vain: Priceless.

Re:I want to see it.. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145246)

Sodomized a child: $100
Coveted your neighbour's wife? $30
Murdered an infidel? $400

Taking the Lord's name in vain: Priceless.

You are right. Fuck you.

Re:I want to see it.. (0)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145730)

You are right. Fuck you.

Take it easy, Francis. There are kids here.

I almost said "There are ladies present" but quickly realized that wasn't true.

Re:I want to see it.. (1)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145940)

I almost said "There are ladies present" but quickly realized that wasn't true.

You are right.. lady Ada [wikipedia.org] is long dead and it's not likely the (British) nobility would mix into things so vulgar as software development.

Re:I want to see it.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145094)

You shouldn't have responded as anonymous coward, that was 5+ funny right there.

Re:I want to see it.. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145446)

Funny mods don't give karma.

Old joke.... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145152)

Have you coveted your neighbour's wife?

Jesus says love thy neighbor, but my wife wont let me!

Heh (2)

Moraelin (679338) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145720)

As I keep saying, if God didn't want me to covet my neighbour's ass, He wouldn't have given her such a magnificent ass ;)

Re:Heh (2)

alvinrod (889928) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145792)

What the hell do you need a donkey for anyhow?

Re:Heh (3, Insightful)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145980)

As I keep saying, if God didn't want me to covet my neighbour's ass, He wouldn't have given her such a magnificent ass ;)

You sure ? After all this is the guy who put a fruit tree in the middle of a garden and put a "do not eat" sign on it. He's a bit of dick like that.

Re:I want to see it.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35146034)

Whoever develops a gay porn app for the iPhone will become rich overnight, what with Apple's entire userbase being homosexuals and all.

Re:I want to see it.. (2)

Ice Station Zebra (18124) | more than 3 years ago | (#35146074)

I was so ugly when I was a kid, even the priest ignored me.

Does it include pedophilia on the confession list? (-1, Troll)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145022)

Oh wait, its for church-goers - not priests - who can't make it to confession in person.

Re:Does it include pedophilia on the confession li (-1, Troll)

UnknownSoldier (67820) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145182)

That's easy to fix ...

const char *aQuestions[] = { 0
#if PRIEST_CONFESSIONS
,"Have you sodomized a child?"
,"And tried to cover it up?"
,"Have you fantasized about a nun?"
,"Have you had sex with a nun?"
,"Before or After the sermon?"
,"Sucked ^H^H^H^H^HPreached new converts with Heaven Insurance?"
#else
,"Have you murdered an infidel?"
,"Have you coveted your neighbour's wife?"
,"Or your wife's sister?"
,"Have you had relations with someone of the same gender?"
,"And enjoyed it?"
,"Have you taken the Lord's Name in vain?"
#endif

Apologies to the first post of the AC ;-)

Re:Does it include pedophilia on the confession li (0)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145356)

I rather suspect that the catholic church is not fond of open source methodologies, so your patch probably will prove difficult (regardless of how badly needed).

And based on the way we have both been moderated so far, I would also suspect that someone who favors the church is running around with moderator points today!

Re:Does it include pedophilia on the confession li (2)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145550)

this particular quarrel is not with the catholic church, but the apple church.

So... (2, Insightful)

headkase (533448) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145030)

How much different is this from the dystopia in THX-1138 where they have Automated Confession Booths [youtube.com] ?

Re:So... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145358)

It's louder, for one.

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145644)

Note the spelling should be "Catholick"

Geoarge Carlin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145032)

...but hey he loves you ... and he needs money.

Specialist sections (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145046)

Does it have a special section on child abuse for the clergy, and another for covering it up?
Preparing to be modded out of existence with this comment!

I wonder.. (1)

romanval (556418) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145048)

would it actually send your confession anywhere? Since your confessions are supposed to be anonymous and strictly confidential, you might as well pipe it to /dev/nulll...

swimming in the clouds? (3, Insightful)

bugi (8479) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145086)

Is it a cloud app?

Re:I wonder.. (1)

DudeTheMath (522264) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145124)

Why bother to RTFA? "If you are worried about all your personal sins being viewed in cyberspace, fear not -- the app customizes each user's list and is password protected for privacy. Once you go to confession, your nefarious revelations are wiped away."

Re:I wonder.. (2, Informative)

sznupi (719324) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145284)

So it's just a digital version of those little books with portions of catechism, prayers, checklists for sacraments (for example - confession), etc.? Plus a notepad? (even safer, actually!) Not much of news...

Re:I wonder.. (1)

DudeTheMath (522264) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145414)

More of an expert system, as best I could tell from the article, rather than a simple checklist.

Re:I wonder.. (1)

sznupi (719324) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145242)

Anonymity isn't particularly inherent - you might as well be in quite intimate relation (I'm going to hell for this pun ;) ) with your confessor. And similarly, nothing forces you to maintain strict confidentiality; that is of concern only to your confessor (well, I believe there is also some rule about maintaining the confidentiality of accidentally heard, etc., confession of someone else's)

Re:I wonder.. (0)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145676)

would it actually send your confession anywhere?

Yes, it sends your confession to Church Headquarters, where your personal information is gleaned and added to the fundraising mailing list.

How long before the database that is collected via the Church's new "Confession App" is subpoenaed and used in a divorce proceeding or criminal prosecution?

Maybe a priest takes a vow of silence over information collected in the confessional, and I am told the criminal justice system will respect such a vow, but my suspicion is that no such "vow of silence" applies to the sins database on the server farm back in Rome.

You know, as a former altar boy and product of a fine Jesuit education, can I go on record as saying "Fuck the Church"? Oh, and Apple? You're next in line. ("Confessional App" indeed). I just realized that I'm not sure which is the greater sacrilege.

[In a certain formerly-Socialist country in Eastern Europe, where the people are known for their creative and rather expressive ability to formulate colorful curses, one of the most common curses heard from people of a certain age is "I fuck your God". The first time I visited that country and a local girl I was dating (and later, I married) translated that curse for me, I immediately felt a kinship. I am happy to report that twenty years later, with capitalism and freedom on the march in that country after the recession of the Soviet Bloc, and the Church (though Orthodox) on the ascent, the people have not lost their skill at the flavorful curse, or their eye for the absurdity of religious observance.]

Re:I wonder.. (1)

zaft (597194) | more than 3 years ago | (#35146114)

Good grief, is it really that hard to actually READ the FA?

Re:I wonder.. (1)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145972)

would it actually send your confession anywhere? Since your confessions are supposed to be anonymous and strictly confidential, you might as well pipe it to /dev/nulll...

No need for it... the modern gadgets have enough computation power to support Eliza and her descendants.

It costs $1.99 to confess? (3, Funny)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145052)

Martin Luther is spinning in his grave.

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145162)

Martin Luther is spinning in his grave.

good observation:DDDD

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145472)

You beat me to it. Steve Jobs is Gutenberg? Is the app called "Indulgence"?

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (2)

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145504)

I'd have thought all the creationism would have done that. :p

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (4, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145646)

You do realize that the Catholic Church probably doesn't care too much about what Martin Luther thinks, right?

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145874)

Yeah Martin Luther's actions had no effect on the catholic Church whatsoever.... Oh wait, you are a fucking moron.

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (2)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145854)

1) It's published by a private company, not the church
2) It got an imprimatur from the Vatican : "In the Catholic Church an imprimatur is an official declaration by a Church authority that a book or other printed work may be published." Basically just a label "this is OK."
3) The church teaches that absolution can only be given by God through a priest.

Let's not make this into something it's not.

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (1)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145992)

Mod parent +Informative

Let's not make this into something it's not.

Agreed. Can't figure out how a call center the other side of the world would be able to absolve one for the sins of outsourcing (kidding, but only half-of).

Re:It costs $1.99 to confess? (1)

zaft (597194) | more than 3 years ago | (#35146124)

>Let's not make this into something it's not.

Too late!

Confessions are good for the Police State (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145060)

No doubt the police would want warrantless access to this application. Warrant's would be redundant, since it's already assumed that the confessor did something wrong.

Enough with the bashing (5, Informative)

DudeTheMath (522264) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145108)

Please, people. Ha, ha, funny. RTFA.

"[T]he new app doesn't replace traditional confession. You still have to go to a priest for absolution. ... It leads you through an 'Examination of Conscience' to help you figure out what your real sins are -- and not just by retreading your run of the mill 10 Commandments."

In sacramental preparation, Roman Catholics are taught to privately undertake an examination of conscience before entering the confessional. This is just, shall we say, an expert system for the process.

Re:Enough with the bashing (0)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145132)

It's my 59 seconds, so yes.

G

Re:Enough with the bashing (2)

matrixskp (629075) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145230)

It's my 59 seconds, so yes.

G

It's my 59 seconds, so yes~

Fixed that for you.

Re:Enough with the bashing (1)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145364)

Not just by retreading the Ten Commandments? What, does it sift through your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare data to figure out who, what, and where you've been up to?

Re:Enough with the bashing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145634)

Here's an example App, ala Mac's new App store.

http://www.stjoesrichmond.org/confession.pdf

And no, you don't just follow the 10 commandments. Violations of those are typically going to be mortal sins. But there are others, as well, that are equally bad. Consider witchcraft (for which the penalty was being put to death), for example.

In general, when one is trying to get right with God, it's a good idea to spend a little time and effort on it.

Re:Enough with the bashing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145966)

Of course it doesn't replace traditional confession... that will be v2.0. At a mere $9.99, it's totally worth the convenience!

Now we just need the Church of Satan app (1)

purplemecha (1823386) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145118)

Any guesses on how long before we see an Church of Satan app. I look forward to confessing the sins of the Slashdot editors.

Re:Now we just need the Church of Satan app (2)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145214)

Any guesses on how long before we see an Church of Satan app. I look forward to confessing the sins of the Slashdot editors.

It's for iPhones. To listern to the detractors, the OS itself is a Church of Satan app.

Re:Now we just need the Church of Satan app (3, Funny)

shutdown -p now (807394) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145456)

The CoS app for iPhone was "I'm rich".

Re:Now we just need the Church of Satan app (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145924)

That was the Church of Scientology app.

Re:Now we just need the Church of Satan app (0)

dissy (172727) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145856)

Any guesses on how long before we see an Church of Satan app

There are a few, but only if you jailbreak the device.

Then you get access to the whole file system and can echo "all your sins" > /dev/hell

If you're Catholic (2, Insightful)

rsilvergun (571051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145120)

isn't an iPhone kinda incompatible with your religion? It's a large, unnecessary expenditure of money and resources when there are millions of poor. Plus it's a status symbol, and I'm pretty sure pride is a sin (correct me if I'm wrong, not a Catholic)...

It's like the guy in the $80,000 SUV with Jesus on his license plate. I think he's missing the point...

Re:If you're Catholic (2)

torstenvl (769732) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145190)

My iPhone cost me $25 after trading in a used hand-me-down during a sale at RadioShack. Hardly a "large ... expenditure of money," unnecessary or not. And I don't see how it's a status symbol at all.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

mind.the.oranges (1988090) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145290)

And I don't see how it's a status symbol at all.

Rationalization much? Children.. are starving, or alternatively working in factories making mobiles devices like your shiny iPhone for mere pennies a day.

Re:If you're Catholic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145462)

[citation needed]

Re:If you're Catholic (2)

rsilvergun (571051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145336)

Yeah, but that's just the cost to you. There's a much larger societal cost to getting an iPhone to you. You're just not seeing that cost because it's heavily subsidized by your monthly bill from AT&T, plus reduced by cheap Chinese labor with no environmental regulations. There was just a story about Chinese business men not bringing factories to the US because, although they'd save a bundle on shipping, the cost of meeting our environmental regulations was too high. Plus there are stories of the Chinese not having enough water to cook & clean because so much is used in manufacturing electronics. Hell, Alaska is sending fresh water to China in oil tankers, kind of a scary thought since I like drinking water and I don't want to compete with 3 billion Chinese for it...

Anyway, sorry to ramble, but there are a lot of costs and consequences to an iPhone that we don't take into account.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

torstenvl (769732) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145536)

What does that have to do with either my spending too much on luxury goods or pride? And in any case, you have presented no evidence to substantiate your claims.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145826)

Alaska is sending fresh water to China in oil tankers, kind of a scary thought since I like drinking water and I don't want to compete with 3 billion Chinese for it...

What? No we're not. A few insane people are thinking about it (we've got plenty, just bring your own jar) but the catch has been the tanker. You can't just clean out anything floating and put potable water in it and the costs of making a new purpose built water tanker seem to be too high. Everything from freezing the water to shipping it in giant plastic bags has been proposed, but nothing yet has come of it.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145954)

Yeah, but that's just the cost to you. There's a much larger societal cost to getting an iPhone to you. You're just not seeing that cost because it's heavily subsidized by your monthly bill from AT&T, plus reduced by cheap Chinese labor with no environmental regulations.

And while you were typing this reply - did you think about where your computer's parts were made?

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145216)

Forget the cost, what about the required Steve worship? Maybe the Pope was waiting until he stepped down.

Re:If you're Catholic (3, Interesting)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145228)

Clever way of calling iPhone users idiots who couldn't possibly find utility in a particular device. Kudos on the subtle troll. Much better than comparing Jobs to the Pope. Or to Job.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

The Archon V2.0 (782634) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145236)

Obsession with status would be closer to envy than pride. And the whole charity thing... well, it says to give to the poor and be willing to sacrifice what one has for the common good but most people don't interpret that as meaning "to be poor". Kinda hard to keep a large faith going if you don't let the faithful have nice toys.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

rsilvergun (571051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145300)

Yeah, but, is the purpose of Christianity to keep a large faith going? After all, I'm talking principle here rather than practicality. And wanting the iPhone would be envy, but I was talking about the feeling of superiority one gets by having the latest and greatest phone...

Re:If you're Catholic (4, Informative)

DragonWriter (970822) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145326)

[If you're Catholic] isn't an iPhone kinda incompatible with your religion?

No. A particular persons decision to purchase an iPhone given other uses of the money may or may not be prudent, and certainly might be influenced by any number of sins, but the iPhone isn't inherently incompatible with Catholicism.

It's a large, unnecessary expenditure of money and resources when there are millions of poor.

Catholic teaching does not prohibit purchasing expensive items which are not essential to survival.

Plus it's a status symbol

Purchasing an iPhone out of vanity would certainly be sinful, but the fact that society treats it as a status symbol does not make the device itself inherently sinful.

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145566)

have you seen the vatican?

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

supersloshy (1273442) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145638)

I don't know what world you're from where Catholics think it's a sin to buy anything expensive, but it sure isn't a sin to buy a freaking iPod. This app helps you figure out what to confess about when you go to confession. Yes, it's a sin to buy too many expensive things, but an iPod of all things isn't even close to that limit. Troll harder next time.

Re:If you're Catholic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145700)

Well, pride is a sin, and worse, since it's a spiritual sin. It's lucifer's sin, if you will. Also, considering that we really have nothing to be proud about, it's a mental illness.

And yes, it is good to take care of the poor. Drunken behavior of any kind is pretty bad. I don't mean just beer... I mean pride, and arrogance, and abusing your co-workers to get ahead.

But I think that you were batting at straw men in this. So... I think that a better answer might be given by "The Song of the Minster" by William Canton. It is, I might say, more to the point. Please take the time to read it. It was a very good read when I was a child, and still is.

http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=canton&book=saints&story=song

Re:If you're Catholic (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145934)

isn't an iPhone kinda incompatible with your religion? It's a large, unnecessary expenditure of money and resources when there are millions of poor.

God helps those that help themselves ... to an iphone. The catholic church, while having its ascetics like the franciscan monks, has never been anti materialistic.

Plus it's a status symbol, and I'm pretty sure pride is a sin (correct me if I'm wrong, not a Catholic).

Pride is a sin. Buy an iphone + buy this app and confess pride-fullness, problem solved.

Repention? (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145142)

Is this a repentance on the part of the iPhone?

After all, it was Apple that brought us into this mess of sin in the first place.

You have achieved ... (3, Funny)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145164)

... a new high score!!!

Who cares? (-1, Offtopic)

defaria (741527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145252)

Screw that! http://godisimaginary.com./ [godisimaginary.com.]

iConfess (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145258)

Every conversation should include "Father, I Confess I'm addicted to my iPhone."

Where is the application to replace the confessor? (0)

porky_pig_jr (129948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145272)

So you don't have to deal with all those child-molesting priests.

Re:Where is the application to replace the confess (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145560)

It's called "Rational Thought" but I think you have to jailbreak to use it...

Re:Where is the application to replace the confess (1)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 3 years ago | (#35146014)

It's called "Rational Thought" but I think you have to jailbreak to use it...

Jailbreak who or what?
Also, is it sufficient?

Security? (1)

bwayne314 (1854406) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145280)

How long until confessions with keywords like "kill" and "rob" or the ever-popular "molested" are sent directly to the FBI via apple?

Re:Security? (1)

bugs2squash (1132591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145408)

I dare say that this app is designed to make that close to impossible. I gather from reading the comments that TFA may mention that aspect though of course I haven't read it. The real security threat is the FBI application that looks similar and is spelled only slightly differently in the APP store, it's a link to "angry stool pigeons".

Profit? (2, Interesting)

samos69 (977266) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145302)

1. Write confession app
2. collect confessions + phone number / email address
3. ????
4. Profit!

Gives religion a bad name (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145328)

Things like this give religion a bad name. Simply pay $1.99 and hit a few buttons to have your sins washed away.
Why do good things any more when I could go to heaven for only $1.99.

Re:Gives religion a bad name (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145872)

Simply pay $1.99 and hit a few buttons to have your sins washed away.

I didn't even read the article, but I can tell that it obviously isn't saying that it is the same as an actual confession, just that it helps you organize for the real confession.

Does a shopping list app substitute for actual shopping? Of course not.

Sanctioned how? (2)

l00sr (266426) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145444)

I see nothing in the article to support the claim that this app has been sanctioned by the Catholic Church, besides the fact the author seems to be a priest, and seems to like it. This is an app developed by a private company [littleiapps.com] with no official connection to the Church (and a horribly broken website, to boot).

The Penance Project (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145470)

I created a similar free application for Android devices called PenanceProject. It helps users do an examination of conscience before the Sacrament and to pray afterwards. The application is not meant to be used during Confession. It also doesn't save information about the user.

People can get the application here: https://market.android.com/details?id=appinventor.ai_jamorrow.PenanceProject

To learn more about The Penance Project please visit: http://www.thepenanceproject.org

Feature request (2, Funny)

TekJannsen (1001150) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145654)

Seeing that it can help you find out how you've sinned, I'd like to see a penance calculator in the next version. For example: you could enter that you watched a naughty movie, and it would respond with 10 Hail Mary's per girl with a 5x multiplier per cup.

Recommendation system (2)

makubesu (1910402) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145682)

"Customers who confessed this sin also confessed..."

Forgive me Confession App (1)

djdavetrouble (442175) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145718)

For I have sinned. I jailbroke my iphone, carrier unlocked it to use on TMobile, then I downloaded a cracked version of Confession App through installous. Also Angry Birds.

wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145726)

As a practicing catholic I have to ask if the church didn't learn its lesson from the fallout from attempting to sell indulgences...

Privacy on a whole new level (1)

somejeff (825047) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145754)

Twitter/Facebook: We all agree there's no privacy
Online Banking: Mostly private. If people find out where I gas up, big deal.
My confessions on wikileaks?: Priceless.

If You're Not Catholic (1, Funny)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145842)

Does it still suggest sins you might be interested in committing? I don't need a confession app, but a checklist might actually come in handy...

iConfession Process (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145846)

1. Type all mortal sins since last confession into iPhone. (Check email for last confession date)
2. Submit confession to Apple Inc. for content approval.
3. Receive edited, non-pornographic version via SMS.
4. Post confession to Vatican web servers (http://facebook.com/vatican)
5. Wait for absolution email.
6. Give thanks to Steve Jobs for He is good and His mercy endures forever.

Linked to Facebook (2)

CaptainMoron (1798168) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145882)

I hope it posts your sins on your Facebook page, otherwise it's not interesting.

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Doesn't replace traditional confession... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35145902)

Because it's kind of hard for a phone to molest a kid.

Would it pull an Amazon? (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145964)

Will the app borrow the Amazon or Netflix technology and come up with, "People who confessed to this venal transgression also confessed to ...."

Spam Submissions.... (1)

shri (17709) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145974)

Can someone atleast google the nickname / login of the person submitting the story. http://www.google.com/search?q=slshwtw [google.com]

iConfession Process (1)

CodeInspired (896780) | more than 3 years ago | (#35145984)

1. Enter all sins since last iConfession into iPhone. (Check email for date of last confession)
2. Submit confession to Apple Inc. for content approval.
3. Receive edited, non-pornographic version via SMS.
4. Post confession to Vatican web servers (http://www.facebook.com/vatican)
5. Wait for absolution email.
6. Give thanks to Steve Jobs for He is good and His mercy endures forever.

They also review movies (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35146022)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also have pretty good movie reviews [usccb.org] where they cut directly to the chase as it were. Like their review of Black Swan :

"Darren Aronofsky's nightmarish, morally muddled drama plays on the extremes of sexual repression and debauched license and, whether read as insisting on the necessity of indiscriminate experience or as a cautionary tale, presents its heroine's experimentation with voyeuristic excess. Strong sexual content, including graphic lesbian and nonmarital heterosexual activity, as well as masturbation, drug use, a few instances of profanity, much rough and some crude language and numerous sexual references. O -- morally offensive.."

Makes me actually want to watch it.

But... (1)

jensend (71114) | more than 3 years ago | (#35146058)

I thought everyone who owned an iPhone prayed to Jobs (thrice daily, while facing Cupertino), has WWDC and Macworld Expo instead of communion, confessed their dalliances with non-Apple products to Geniuses at the Apple Store, and did penance by lashing out at those who criticize Apple products online.

Wouldn't being involved in Catholicism violate their First Commandment or something?

Already exists (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35146094)

http://www.confessionboothapp.com/ [confessionboothapp.com]

If even a quarter of the confessions on there are true humanity is in strife...not that we didn't know that already.

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