Being Good Friday and all, a lot of Catholic mom bloggers are taking the Tridium off from blogging, so you’re not going to see a lot of 7QTs today. But, lo and behold, here I am, bringing you the latest and freshest (mmm hmmm…).
Let me reuse that participle phrase again:
Being Good Friday and all, I wanted to tell you all about my experience with one of my favorite iPhone apps: Confession: A Roman Catholic App ($1.99).
Mike and I went to a reconciliation service on Monday to start Holy Week. We heard the story of the Prodigal Son, said a community Act of Contrition, and then got in line to get all squeaky Catholic clean.
I got into the confessional, pulled out my app, and it was the easiest Confession ever. Tell me you don’t get in there and forget everything you were going to say, and then you leave thinking, “Oh my gosh! Do I need to go back? I forgot all of that stuff. Now am I really forgiven? I don’t feel better at all!” Because, um, that’s what happens to me.
So, I downloaded Confession, and I’m totally in love. I felt a little weird swiping around on my iPhone while I was in line, but maybe I was just giving my fellow line-waiters more to add to their lists…not judging the potential judging.
Anyway, it went a little something like this:
I opened the app and put in my password (you can have multiple, secure accounts on one app), and then I read through the examination of conscience and clicked on the ones I needed to confess (you can add custom ones too).
Once I got in there, I told the priest how long it had been since my last confession – because the app keeps track of that – oh yeah! Then, I read my sins from the list it made for me (it was a very short list, of course…), checked them off as I read them, and then hit next. The app takes you through the dialogue of confession and tells you what the priest is going to say and what your response is.
Easy sin free peasy.
What? That was too boring for you? Add it to your list.
UPDATE: While I was writing this post, I got an update for the app. I know. My life is crazy unpredictable like that. Anyway, the new app allows you to set reminders to go to confession, track the count of your sins, and add your vocation for a more specific examen (I think).