Vatican hopes Apple partnership will spread Pope’s message

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2012 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has teamed up with Apple to develop new hi-tech methods for communicating the works of Pope Benedict XVI to the world.“It represents an enormous step on the international stage because, as you know, internet goes beyond space and time,” said Father Giuseppe Costa, the director of the Vatican’s publishing house Libreria Editrice Vaticana.“The message of the Holy Father will now be received in every … [Read more...]

Alaskan youth travel to convent to seek God’s will

Anchorage, Alaska, Sep 8, 2012 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- In July, kneeling alongside the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia before morning Mass at their Nashville, Tenn. convent, were five young women and teens from Alaska – ages 13 to 21.The youth spent a week with the religious sisters praying and talking together, sharing the sisters’ chores and meals — and searching for God’s will about their own life.Would the summer “internship” inspire these youth toward … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput urges ‘deep changes’ in Philadelphia archdiocese

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 8, 2012 / 08:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Celebrating the first anniversary of his role as head of the Philadelphia archdiocese, Archbishop Charles J. Archbishop Chaput is calling for “deep changes” in how the local Church thinks, behaves, and is organized.“We can no longer allow ourselves the complacency of the past. ‘The way things have always been’ needs to become ‘the way things need to be’ if we have any hope of preaching Jesus … [Read more...]

Jesuit university to buy Philadelphia archbishop’s residence

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 7, 2012 / 06:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Joseph’s University has signed a letter of intent to buy the Archbishop of Philadelphia’s residence from the financially troubled archdiocese at an expected cost of $10 million.“As we look to the future, this opens exciting possibilities for the University community, and it will further enhance our students’ experience for decades to come,” university president C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. said Sept. … [Read more...]