Downtown Anchorage bookshop an oasis of Catholic treasures

Anchorage, Alaska, Nov 17, 2012 / 01:02 pm (CNA).- St. Paul’s Corner is a little-known oasis of Catholic thought and culture on Anchorage’s 5th Avenue.The bookshop makes a point to be more than an average retail store. Operated by volunteers who do everything from dusting shelves to managing inventory, the store serves primarily to evangelize the diverse customers who walk through the doors — people not always sure of what they are seeking.Since its founding in 2009, the … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput: being a saint is the only thing that matters

Philadelphia, Pa., Nov 17, 2012 / 06:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a conference on faith and evangelization, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told participants that sanctity is the single necessity in a person's life. “The only thing that matters is to be a saint. That’s what we need to be. That’s what we need to become,” he said at the Nov. 16 Catholic Life Congress in Philadelphia. Archbishop Chaput began his talk, titled “Renewing the Church … [Read more...]

Bono thanks Vatican for helping with debt forgiveness

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2012 / 06:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The famous U2 vocalist Bono traveled to the Vatican Nov. 16 to thank the Church for its work to free the world's least developed countries from their foreign debt, enabling them to invest in education.On Friday, Bono spent nearly an hour speaking with Cardinal Peter K. Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, according to Vatican Radio.In 2000, the Church was an important backer of the “Drop the … [Read more...]