Feb 7 (Reuters Life!) - 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.
Confession: A Roman Catholic app, thought to be the first to be approved by
a church authority, walks Catholics through the sacrament and contains what
the company behind the program describes as a "personalized examination of
conscience for each user".
"Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital
technology," said Patrick Leinen of the three-man company Little iApps,
based in South Bend, Indiana.
"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."