I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this. If not, sorry.
I want to buy the iPieta app for my iPod touch. The problem is that I never get any apps other than free ones. I’m 16 and do buy music through my parents’ iTunes account (using my dad’s credit card). I was planning to buy the iPieta app and then just pay my parents the three dollars without saying it’s for an app. However, my brother found out I was going to do this and thinks it’s dishonest. He agrees with me that if I asked my parents if I could buy the app, they would say no, but still thinks it would be wrong for me to buy it without telling them and pay them for it like it’s just some music. (As far as I know, they don’t keep track of how many songs I buy and it’s up to me to pay them back for what I get.)
They’ve already taken away my wifi which has made it extremely difficult for me to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (I had an app for that that was great, but it requires wifi to load the pages) and I’m really frustrated. I don’t want to go against them or do something dishonest, but at the same time, I really feel like the iPieta app would be good for me to have and help me in my faith. It has so much information and there’s so much I want to learn. Often electronics are the only way for me to access this kind of thing about the faith.
What do you guys think? I know God should come first, but is there a way I can do this without dishonoring my parents? Is what I was planning to do really wrong given the circumstances? Thank you!