Confession App: Catholic Sacrament
By Web4u Corporation
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The Confession App prepares you in a gentle and comforting way for the Catholic sacrament of Confession (Reconciliation). Place a check mark next to items you'd like to confess and they appear in the Confession Guide section for use during Confession.
You can feel secure because no data is stored to the phone hard drive or to the internet. After Confession, you press "Erase My Sins" and your check marked sins are removed from the temporary cache in the phone or tablet. The sin check boxes are very large and easy to press. The overall tone is very welcoming and inviting. More sensitive topics are addressed with big words to help protect younger readers. Because no data is ever saved to the phone, no username or password is required.
The app also features an "Introduction" section with information on the history of the sacrament and general information about the grace and forgiveness offered by Christ. Catechism and scripture references are included in this section. In "About This App" drop down, you can contact us with ideas.
This App is designed for the Catholic sacrament of Confession (also called Reconciliation or Penance) as celebrated in most of the western world. However, it may be used as a general examination of conscience by anyone or any group. This app is approachable, beautiful, complete, and prayerfully reflective. Enjoy!
Big large check boxes make checking off sins very easy. In fact, you can click the text as well as the check box. The grey box turns into a shiny blue check mark. At the end of the examination questions, a text box allows you to type in any additional offenses that might be on your mind. Pushing the "Go to the Confession Guide" button transfers your check boxes and written sins to the Guide to Confession page where you are guided step by step through the sacrament of confession.
The app was especially designed to be easy to use in the confessional. The font is large and prayers you need to say are in big bold letters. Your sins from the examination page also appear in the first person so you can simply read them. At the very end, you are awarded the enjoyment of pushing the "Erase My Sins" button and are notified that "Your sins have been erased". Of course, technologically we are referring to the cache on the phone. But if you did receive the sacrament, you can rejoice in your sins sacramental removal as well.
The app can also easily be used for a nightly examination of conscience apart from the sacrament of confession.
It is a great app to recommend to friends, to use on retreats, and to recommend to bible study and faith sharing groups. The app itself can be the topic of a discussion group.
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What's New in Version 1.2.0
Checked boxes remain checked on app resume. In the previous version, checked boxes were erased when app resumed. Visual Improvements have also been made.
I just used this app for the first time. I went through the examination, prayed, and wrote in a couple extra sins on the write in box. I found the wording and the phrasing of the app to be very powerful and prayerful. Something about using the app helped me pray well. I then went to confession a couple hours later and used the guide to confession page to make my final preparations. I really like this app. It really guided me in a prayerful way. I heard a woman in church asking another woman for advice about going to confession. I really wanted to go over and tell her to just get this app.
A Wonderful Tool
It is too bad the App Store deletes reviews when the application is updated. This app is a great way to organize thoughts before going to confession as well as a complete how to guide. The interface and design are beautiful. The big update is to allow users to save their inputs until you hit the erase sins button. I really like this feature because my examination usually happens over several short sessions. This is a must have for all Catholics.
I really like this app because it is so beautiful and easy to use. The introduction section is very helpful for those who may like learning more about the sacrament and its history. The app works quickly and the "Erase my sins" button is fun. The checked off sins are moved to the Guide to Confessio page, wich can really help you go through the actual sacramen of confession. I like this app and really recommend it.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Feb 20, 2014
- Version: 1.2.0
- Size: 11.1 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: Web4u Corporation
- © 2013 Michael Tigue
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.