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iPhone App Mocks the Church
National Catholic Register ^ | 1/13/11 | Tim Drake

Posted on 01/14/2011 10:40:08 AM PST by markomalley

When will the mockery of the Catholic Church cease? Not anytime soon it seems.

Penance – the new free iPhone application that allows users to anonymously “confess” their sins to other users, and to give “absolution,” makes a mockery not only of the Church and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, but also of the Church’s structure.

By “confessing” and “absolving,” users are able to accrue “horns” or “halos.” The more notable “confessors” are ranked with titles such as “Saints” to “Bishops,” “Cardinals,” and “Holy Father/Mother of the Church.” The highest ranking users are allowed to issue week-long edicts to those below them.

The application, created by Birmingham, England-based Hasham Abbas and developed by Entropy Limited, is being made available directly through Apple’s iPhone app store.

What’s fascinating is that the very same folks who like to rail against the authority and the hierarchy of the Church seem to have no problem submitting to a false hierarchy.

By creating a virtual hierarchy and a virtual “sacrament,” they’ve made a mockery of the real one – a real Sacrament with the power to transmit Christ’s grace and forgiveness through the Church’s priests.

(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: apple; christianity; church; ipple; jobs; stevejobs; tech; technology

1 posted on 01/14/2011 10:40:09 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I confess to the one and only God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) I don’t need and intermediary.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 10:45:35 AM PST by Core_Conservative (No longer a Republican - A Proud Constitutional Conservative)
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To: Core_Conservative
I confess to the one and only God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) I don’t need and intermediary.

So I take it that you are happy with this app and you are glad it was developed.

3 posted on 01/14/2011 10:47:18 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

Core_Conservative claimed he/she confesses only to God, therefore he/she has no use for the iPhone app.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 10:50:07 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: markomalley

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

one only has to look at their rules about the church, schools and the media to know that they have been fighting since 63 .

shame much of this agenda will not get out due to them having completed most of their rules and the rule 20, 21


5 posted on 01/14/2011 10:52:24 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: goodwithagun
... claimed he/she confesses only to God, therefore he/she has no use for the iPhone app.

Sounds to me like he/she approved of it.

6 posted on 01/14/2011 10:52:40 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: manc

Punching your ticket to Hell, yeah there’s an app for that.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 10:53:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Seems like a double standard.

Apple iTunes passed an application that mocks Christianity; but they are too cowardly to mock an App that mocks Islam.

Wonder if there is any money in that? Make a Call to prayer that runs 30 minutes late, and has a woman singing something quite rude in Arabic.

Hmmmmm


8 posted on 01/14/2011 10:58:35 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: markomalley

The app is ridiculous and harmless in my opinion, but since Apple is doing the censorship bit, they look like hypocrites for approving this one. Didn’t they bar some others that had religious content?


9 posted on 01/14/2011 11:00:23 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: markomalley

Strange I find myself defending someone I’ve never even met. Where in his/her statement did he/she write of approval? Please cite specific examples.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 11:01:55 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Core_Conservative

Better brush up on your knowledge of Scripture.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 11:11:02 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: markomalley

Not surprising that a person of Jobs character would let this fly.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 11:12:00 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Core_Conservative
I confess to the one and only God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) I don’t need and intermediary.

Ah, the surefire method for rationalizing one's sins away.

13 posted on 01/14/2011 11:12:22 AM PST by wideawake
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To: markomalley

Actually no - I was suggesting that I don’t need an app to ask God for forgiveness of my sins. BTW - for you Catholics - I was raised Lutheran


14 posted on 01/14/2011 1:54:34 PM PST by Core_Conservative (No longer a Republican - A Proud Constitutional Conservative)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I think I do all right in my scripture knowledge


15 posted on 01/14/2011 1:57:21 PM PST by Core_Conservative (No longer a Republican - A Proud Constitutional Conservative)
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To: wideawake

I’m sorry - do I really need to talk to a Priest or anyone else for that matter for forgiveness of sins? I think not (unless you include the person or persons I sinned against)


16 posted on 01/14/2011 1:58:55 PM PST by Core_Conservative (No longer a Republican - A Proud Constitutional Conservative)
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To: Core_Conservative

James 5:16. It’s not a suggestion.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 2:41:14 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Core_Conservative
Sounds like you're a graduate of the Costanza School of Relativism.

Based on what they said and wrote, St. Paul, St. Matthew, St. John, St. James and the Almighty Himself would disagree with your self evaluation.

Since you were raised Lutheran, do you have any idea what Luther thought about auricular confession?

18 posted on 01/14/2011 3:06:55 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Hodar
Apple Rejects Christian App as Promoting “Hate and Homophobia”

Some are more equal than others.

19 posted on 01/14/2011 3:18:57 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

The Luther quote “When I ask you to go to Confession, I am simply asking you to be a Christian.”


20 posted on 01/14/2011 3:49:03 PM PST by Core_Conservative (No longer a Republican - A Proud Constitutional Conservative)
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To: markomalley
The application, created by Birmingham, England-based Hasham Abbas and developed by Entropy Limited, is being made available directly through Apple’s iPhone app store.

Hasham Abbas? Hmmm.

21 posted on 01/14/2011 5:41:20 PM PST by cothrige
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