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Confession: A Roman Catholic App

By Little i Apps, LLC

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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, OFM, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Rev. Daniel 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

New in 2.0!
- Three new languages! Spanish, Portugese, and Italian
- Three new vocations! Deacon (Married), Deacon (Single), and Seminarian
- Swipe to move between commandments
- MANY new sins in every examination
- Several bug fixes

Please let us know what you think. If you experience any issues, please let us know so that we can work on fixing the issues.

Nihil Obstat: Reverend Monsignor Michael Heintz, PhD
Censor Liborum

Imprimatur: + Kevin C. Rhoades
Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend

What's New in Version 2.0.6

- Fix for issues with iOS 7


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Customer Reviews

Very handy

A real help for both examination of conscience and confession. The number feature is a nice addition; seeing commissions of a particular sin reach double digits is a good wake-up call, both that I seriously need to work on that and that it's been a while since confession.

When I get close to the front of the confession line, I set my iPod to stay awake for a few minutes and log in to the app; that removes the awkwardness of not being ready and frantically trying to log in and say "bless me Father..." at the same time.

The walk-through is nice. I like that the app erases my sin list and records the date when I complete the process, and the inspirational texts at the end are nice.

Makes you want to confess

The most stressful part of going to confession for me was always the format, let alone the examination of conscience part. In my search for an app for the rosary, I came across this one. And I have used it in confession on more than one occasion. I now feel confident that I am not only making a good confession, from a thorough examination of the commandments, but that I have got the format and prayers right too. My iPhone is always with me. Having this app in my pocket makes it easy to record my sins as soon as they may happen; eliminating the chances they may be forgotten. The sins recorded are then listed for quick access during confession.

It would be helpful if it was possible to edit the order of your sins into a customizable list so that they could be told in an organized fashion.

But, if you're looking to embrace the Sacrament of Reconciliation more closely, get this app.

You're on your own penance wise. Hmm, there's got to be an app for that.

Great App

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is more meaningful when I use this app. I know my Examination of Conscience has been thorough if done prayerfully and humbly. For the rite, it gives me a list with the number (how many times) that I can just read. This means I won't forget or skip any. It tells me exactly how long it's been too.

Confession: A Roman Catholic App
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2013
  • Version: 2.0.6
  • Size: 3.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller: Little i Apps, LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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