Need Confession? There's an App for That

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Practicing Roman Catholics who feel the need to go to confession but can't make it to a church, can now download an application on their iPhone to do just that.

After six months of development, Apple released the application known as Confession: A Roman Catholic Application.

Only out for just 10 days on the market, the app has become a hit. It's among the 100 most popular Apple downloads.

The app isn't the only thing seeing a lot of attention. The Indiana-based, three-man company that created it is also drawing a lot of buzz.

"We thought 'This will be neat. Maybe Apple will approve it.' Well, Apple did approve it. 'That's great, you know, maybe some youth groups will be interested in it.' And here we are a week and a half later. This is not our normal week at all," said Patrick Leinen, one of the the application's developers.

The application doesn't replace the act of confession, but it has been authorized by the Catholic Church. It was created after Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the impact of new media.

The company has already received a request for the app to be translated in different languages and for other smart phone carriers to carry it as well.

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