You can go to the iTunes App Store and, for $1.99, purchase the “Confession” program, designed to assist Catholics with the sacrament of reconciliation.
Pope Benedict XVI has told Catholics to embrace the digital world and make their presence felt, and now he has given his stamp of approval to an application for the iPhone that allows people to keep track of the sins they’ve committed. While not designed for the purpose of replacing a visit to the priest, the app is is supposed to help Catholics have a better grasp on what they do so they can take action.
When I read about this I thought about the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve sinned they realized they were naked and they were ashamed, so they sowed fig leaves together, made loin coverings for themselves, and they hid from God (Gen 3:7-8). But their attempt to cover their own shame was not sufficient. After the curses were announced by God, He had mercy on Adam and Eve by slaying an animal and making clothing for them out of the skins (Gen 3:21). Only the covering provided by God is sufficient to appease His wrath. Continue reading