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I guess the Vatican flip-flopped on this one!  Smile The whole way that th media has reported this is completely ridiculous.

Agence France-Presse  February 10, 2011 – 9:14 am

ROME – The Vatican put its foot down Wednesday over the idea of “confessing” by iPhone, after news that U.S. users can now download an application for the Apple gadget that helps the faithful gain absolution.

“It is essential to understand that the rites of penance require a personal dialogue between penitents and their confessor… It cannot be replaced by a computer application,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told journalists.

“I must stress to avoid all ambiguity, under no circumstance is it possible to ‘confess by iPhone’,” he said.

“Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” is the first program for the Apple devices created by a South Bend, Indiana-based company called “Little iApps” and sells for 1.99 dollars (1.45 euros) on iTunes.

The app guides the faithful on their path to confession by checking whether their behaviour conforms to the rules of the Scriptures with questions such as “have I been involved in occult practices?”

Its developer, Patrick Leinen, said the app was designed to be used in the confessional and was intended “for those who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return.”

“Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology,” Leinen said in a press release on his littleapps.com website.

Read more: http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/02/10/...z1Dg9KbyZp
Rolling eyes
(02-11-2011, 03:07 PM)Bakuryokuso Wrote: [ -> ]I guess the Vatican flip-flopped on this one!  Smile The whole way that th media has reported this is completely ridiculous.

Agence France-Presse  February 10, 2011 – 9:14 am

ROME – The Vatican put its foot down Wednesday over the idea of “confessing” by iPhone, after news that U.S. users can now download an application for the Apple gadget that helps the faithful gain absolution.

“It is essential to understand that the rites of penance require a personal dialogue between penitents and their confessor… It cannot be replaced by a computer application,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told journalists.

“I must stress to avoid all ambiguity, under no circumstance is it possible to ‘confess by iPhone’,” he said.

“Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” is the first program for the Apple devices created by a South Bend, Indiana-based company called “Little iApps” and sells for 1.99 dollars (1.45 euros) on iTunes.

The app guides the faithful on their path to confession by checking whether their behaviour conforms to the rules of the Scriptures with questions such as “have I been involved in occult practices?”

Its developer, Patrick Leinen, said the app was designed to be used in the confessional and was intended “for those who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return.”

“Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology,” Leinen said in a press release on his littleapps.com website.

Read more: http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/02/10/...z1Dg9KbyZp
1. Did the Vatican really ban the APP? No
2. The App is not for confessing via phone, but provides and examination of conscience to help prepare for confession.
(02-11-2011, 03:09 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]1. Did the Vatican really ban the APP? No
2. The App is not for confessing via phone, but provides and examination of conscience to help prepare for confession.

I know - I can't think of any other subject matter that is mangled as badly by the media.
(02-11-2011, 03:10 PM)Bakuryokuso Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2011, 03:09 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]1. Did the Vatican really ban the APP? No
2. The App is not for confessing via phone, but provides and examination of conscience to help prepare for confession.

I know - I can't think of any other subject matter that is mangled as badly by the media.
There was the condem fiasco with Pope Benedict a few months ago.
(02-11-2011, 03:10 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2011, 03:10 PM)Bakuryokuso Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2011, 03:09 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]1. Did the Vatican really ban the APP? No
2. The App is not for confessing via phone, but provides and examination of conscience to help prepare for confession.

I know - I can't think of any other subject matter that is mangled as badly by the media.
There was the condem fiasco with Pope Benedict a few months ago.

That's what I meant: it's as if they're incapable of reporting religious matters correctly. As if you'd ask a fashion reporting to cover science or vice-versa!
The secular media should stop reporting on religious matters...especially matters of the Catholic Faith.

(02-11-2011, 03:11 PM)Bakuryokuso Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2011, 03:10 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2011, 03:10 PM)Bakuryokuso Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2011, 03:09 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]1. Did the Vatican really ban the APP? No
2. The App is not for confessing via phone, but provides and examination of conscience to help prepare for confession.

I know - I can't think of any other subject matter that is mangled as badly by the media.
There was the condem fiasco with Pope Benedict a few months ago.

That's what I meant: it's as if they're incapable of reporting religious matters correctly. As if you'd ask a fashion reporting to cover science or vice-versa!
Very well stated on your part. They really should get some people who actually know something about Catholicism to report on Catholic matters.
(02-11-2011, 03:14 PM)Papist Wrote: [ -> ]Very well stated on your part. They really should get some people who actually know something about Catholicism to report on Catholic matters.

Yep, both editors and writers.
(02-11-2011, 03:13 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]The secular media should stop reporting on religious matters...especially matters of the Catholic Faith.

Not sure that's gonna happen though.
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