My New Confession App
Saturday was "Confession" day for the little Rayman. I would write down all my sins on paper, then cross out the really big ones (like car theft). All I had on my paper was small insignificant things (throwing rocks at my neighbors cat, breaking windows..small stuff).
I noticed that big people would be in the confessional for a long time. I figured I'm a little people, so I'd stay in there only a short time. Thirty seconds sounded good to me, having a short list and all. That worked for awhile until the Padre started calling me by name at Church on Sunday. I added two and two and realized he had the goods on me, and unless I thought of something quick, I could get "sent up" or worse.
My solution? Lie like hell. I lied so much about being a good kid, I expected him to start calling me Saint Raymond when I walked into Church.
Now I don't have to lie anymore in confession. I can confess all my sins to my new Confession App. Does it work? Who cares? It's a lot easier than watching the Padre's ears do a slow burn whenever he sees me. Hold that thought..I just saw a window I'd like to break.
Bless me father for I have sinned. It has been 300 tweets since my last confession.
Whether you've been "borrowing" free Wi-Fi or coveting your neighbor's avatar -- or, heaven forbid, something worse -- a new mobile app is designed to help you atone for it.
The makers of "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" say their software is seriously designed to help believers with the sacrament, and to help those who have left the church take a digital step back home.
The $1.99 application, for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, offers a "personal examination of conscience" (password-protected, of course) and a step-by-step guide to sin-confessing.
"Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology," said Patrick Leinen, co-founder of Little iApps, developer of the Confession app.
And this one's got the church's seal of approval.
Little iApps claims "Confession" was created with the help of two Catholic priests. And it has been given the blessing of Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend, Indiana -- marking the the Catholic church's first known imprimatur for a mobile app.