South Bend, Indiana – Patrick Leinen, developer and co-founder of Little iApps, announces a new iphone application “Confession: A Roman Catholic App.” It is the first application developed from Little iApps and was inspired solely from Pope Benedict XVI’s call for young people to use social media to benefit personal development and the world, according to the Little iApps’ press release.
It is uniquely designed to be used in the confessional to aid the penitent. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance.
The text of this app was developed in collaboration with Rev. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Rev. Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, IN. The app received an imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend. It was the first known imprimatur to be given for an iPhone™, iPad, or iPod touch® application.
The app is available through the iTunes store or through the http://littleiapps.com at a price of $1.99.