A Philippine priest serving in the United States has invented a device to make it easier for the deaf to go to confession, the Philippine bishops’ news service reported.
The device, according CBCP News, “consists of two laptop computers
running on special software and connected exclusively for penitent and
priest to type on and send their messages to each other … Priests who
are not skilled in sign language will be able to communicate with deaf
people using the chat function through a secured setup of two connected
computers with American Sign Language (ASL) instructions and videos.”
Father Romuald Zantua’s device is awaiting the approval of the Holy See.