Confession? There's an app for that

The app is designed to aid confession, not replace it.

Developer Patrick Leinen, in a press release, said that he was inspired to create the program after hearing Pope Benedict XVI’s World Communications Address. In that speech, the pope said that he hoped young people would “use modern means of social communication for their personal growth and to better prepare themselves to serve society.” The release said that the app already “aided in returning one man to the sacrament after 20 years.”