And it only costs $1.99. We notice from the icons on the screenshot below that the confessional being used has excellent WiFi as well as a power outlet or USB port for charging the iPhone. Note, too, the ability to add customized sins and the ability to share one iPhone among many sinners. This is powerful stuff.
Next, an app to help us figure out if the Shroud of Turin is the real deal.
Here is the scoop from iTunes. And here is a BBC Story about the app:
Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every penitent With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance. Individuals who have been away from the sacrament for some time will find Confession: A Roman Catholic App to be a useful and inviting tool.
The text of this app was developed in collaboration with Rev. Thomas G. Weinandy, QFM, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Rev. Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, IN. The app received an imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. It is the first known imprimatur to be given for an iPhone/iPad app.
– Custom examination of Conscience based upon age, sex, and vocation (single, married, priest or religious)
– Multiple user support with password protected accounts
– Ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience
– Confession walkthrough including time of last confession in days, weeks, months, and years
– Choose from 7 different acts of contrition
– Custom interface for iPad
– Full retina display support