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Confession: There's an App for That! Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Confession: There's an App for That!

The Ten Commandments is the original confession app.

At a Glance

The Catholic Church recently announced a new app for your iPad or iPhone. It's for confession. You download the app, register and log in with a secure password, and then you choose your "Vocation" (Single, Married, Religious or Priest) and your preferred "Act of Contrition" (the type of prayer of confession you'll be making). The next screen gives you a customized "Examination of Conscience" based on the Ten Commandments. And so on. We use this technological innovation, by a church yet (!), to reexamine the Ten Commandments and God's claim upon our lives

Editors' Pick

For material based on this same text, see "Tremendous Trifles," October 6, 1996, at

quot;If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?" (Psalm 130:3, NIV). The psalmist is glad that God doesn't keep a database of iniquity on God's people, because "with [God] there is forgiveness" (v. 4).

That's the good news, of course, especially since we sinners tend to be repeat...

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