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New app to help you confess

UNDATED (KTRE) – Need to make a confession?  There's a new app for that.  The iPhone and iPad can now help Catholics prepare for confession, that sacred ritual of seeking penance for sins big and small.

"Confession: A Roman Catholic App" does not purport to take the place of an actual confession.  Not even the Catholic Church, tech-savvy as it is with the Vatican tweeting in six languages, would approve that.  Rather, it guides you through the Ten Commandments with a slew of questions attached to each. 

Check boxes for the sins you've committed-and there are many-as any lapsed Catholic knows. 

The $1.99 app then guides you through contrition and an exchange with a real-life priest, who can then absolve you of your sins.

Tonight on the East Texas News, see how this new app works and hear what one local priest had to say about mobile confessions.  Reporter Whitney Grunder will have a special report tonight at 10.

What do you think about the iPhone app for confessions?  Take our web poll.

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