Wednesday, February 9, 2011

News of Confession App Reaches the Vatican!

There's something I want all of my readers to know: many of our modern media sources (and of course, the people who run them) are not well-informed on the teachings of the Catholic Church. Sorry to be the one to break the news. (And hey, and while I'm at it...there is NO Easter Bunny!)

So when the news of the confession iPhone app got out, all sorts of silly reports came out about how the app got an imprimatur and now you could just confess through (or to!) your iPhone, ad nauseum. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out yesterday's post:

Even a really solid journalist I follow half-jokingly suggested that the developers should go to confession for misleading people with their product. All I can say to that is puh-LEASE. Do you really think that the same faithful Catholic guys who went to the trouble of having a couple priests aid them in the development of the app and asking their local bishop to grant an imprimatur would then deliberately mislead people into believing that their app was a substitute for actual sacramental confession? Somehow, I think it's more likely that the media misinterpreted, than that the developers deliberately misled people or misrepresented their product.

In any case, word reached the Vatican (fun!), who then issued a statement about the new confession app. So check it out!

Peace and all good,

P.S. The men in their 20s are tied with the women in their 40s in the age poll...the competition is getting pretty intense! ------------------------------------->

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