Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Will this please Blob Blogging Wingnut? (revised)

Blob Blogging Wingnut aka RoseBlue on Twitter, spends hundreds of hours on the internet. It's safe to state SHE's taken to digital technology like a fish to water and SHE uses incessantly it to flog HER abortion-criminalizing screeds about The Fetus©™.

So, how will SHE respond to this?
The Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app that helps guide worshippers through confession. [...]

Described as "the perfect aid for every penitent", it offers users tips and guidelines to help them with the sacrament.

Now senior church officials in both the UK and US have given it their seal of approval, in what is thought to be a first.

The app takes users through the sacrament - in which Catholics admit their wrongdoings - and allows them to keep track of their sins.

It also allows them to examine their conscience based on personalised factors such as age, sex and marital status - but it is not intended to replace traditional confession entirely.

Instead, it encourages users to understand their actions and then visit their priest for absolution.
Pope Maledict has reportedly urged catholic faithful "to embrace digital communication and make their presence felt online." Does that mean ALLCAPS is banking indulgences by the 1000s with HER furious blogging and tweeting?

Update: It appears that the Catholic confession app has only been approved by US bisphops as a guide. The Vatican Taliban is not amused and has issued a statement that this is not a substitution for the sacrament, here.


double nickel said...

Sintracker 1.0!! Wish I'd had one years ago :)

Beijing York said...

Hmmm, aren't there privacy issues with confessing in the virtual world? I'm surprised they're not listing absolutions through i-Tunes for .99 cents a pop :-)

(I know I'm dating myself but remember when there was a cent key on typewriters?)

deBeauxOs said...

Typewriter? What's that?


Zorpheous said...


Anonymous said...

Ooooh. Remote control religion? On open space.

Ah, to get back into blackmailing again.

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