I predict a iCatholics will be using smartphones more

Photo credit: Time Magazine

I had never, ever imagined smartphones to be used by Catholics for confession. Let me repeat, confessions via smartphone…naaaaaah. According to a Time Magazine article, it is now so.

The Catholic Church in America has approved Confession: A Roman Catholic App, for use among churchgoers and lapsed Catholics alike.

It won’t be as easy as logging into Facebook on your smartphone and sharing what you did at this past weekend in the parking lot, behind the dumpster, with… nevermind.

Protected by a password, the app invites users to examine their consciences and confess to their sins. But it won’t replace the old-school booth. The app, which costs $1.99, just goes through the motions of confession, but churchgoers must see a priest for absolution.

Laredo being heavily Catholic, bars will be full of people on their smartphones, teens at the mall will be on their smartphones, workplaces will have smartphone confession rooms… oh the possibilities for confessing anywhere, anytime…

Your fregada conscience will love it!


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4 Responses to I predict a iCatholics will be using smartphones more

  1. rick78 says:

    Also swipe your credit or debit card through I tech for the absolution fee. What will the Vatican think of next ?

  2. Poncho1950 says:

    A fatal flaw: What is entered electronically can be hacked. What can be hacked, can be shared at the speed of light … with millions upon millions of people.

    Remember that little bit of wisdom about e-mails: Never put anything in an e-mail that you would not want to see on the front page of the newspaper.

    It applies here, too.

  3. rick78 says:

    Drive through confession with a Starbucks outlet . Holy water dispensers at stores.

  4. rick78 says:

    A very wealthy man wished to baptize his donkey at a local Catholic church. Upon relaying his request to the church priest the priest resounded with a big “NO”! The priest explained ,that the church does not baptize animals. The wealthy man said ” but father I am going to donate a sizable money donation for your baptism services”! The priest then replied ” My son why didn’t you tell me your donkey is a Catholic of course I will baptize your donkey ” !

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