It's called "Phoneline to the Lord" and if you call it, you'll hear the following male voice: "For advice on confessing, press one. To confess, press two. To listen to some confessions, press three." The voice goes on to warn: "In case of serious or mortal sins—that is, sins that have cut you off from Christ our Lord—it is essential to confide in a priest." The service costs about 50 cents a minute and the Church ain't happy: "For the Catholic faithful, confession has a sacramental meaning and requires the real presence of a priest, not a machine," said a man in a funny hat.
No word yet on the expiatory legitimacy of a text message, but I sure as hell am going to try.