February 14, 2011

Can modern technology help strengthen our faith?

Some techno-savvy Catholics from South Bend, Ind., think so.

The developers of Confession: A Roman Catholic App for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch say their product is built for two kinds of people.

"For Catholics who go to Confession regularly, it gives the user information," said Ryan Kreager.

"They enter their name, age, their sex, their vocation and their last confession date, and it generates an examination of conscience based on that information."

The examination would be different for a young mother than for a teenage boy, for example.

As well, Kreager said the app will help those who've been away from the Church and want to return to Confession, he said.

"It literally walks you through, step by step, your Confession as you're in the confessional."