I saw this clarification piece on Zenit, but it seemed pretty clear to me that “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” wasn’t like those nutty pretenders.
Patrick Leinen, developer:
This app is intended to help a person prepare for the sacrament of confession. It is not intended to function as a replacement for confession!
Anyone downloading the app would know that. I would hope.
Here is a brief abc news clip. They knew it was just assistance for going to a priest. Apologies that you have to wait through a 30-second commercial to hear a 42-second piece. Too bad the off-screen dudes were laughing themselves off over this. The woman news anchor chides them, though. Good for her.