Jul 6, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- The director of activities for World Youth Day Madrid is expecting more than one million people to attend the event's closing Mass on Aug. 21.
Jul 6, 2011 - 05:45 pm .- The head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and other bishops previously in communion with the Pope are facing excommunication for ordaining a bishop without Vatican approval.
Jul 6, 2011 - 05:01 pm .- The Vatican is using the start of Pope Benedict XVI’s summer vacation to reflect upon the spiritual benefits of holidays for both tourists and the tourism industry.
Jul 6, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- Nearly 80 percent of pregnant teenage girls in Spain choose to continue their pregnancies when they receive the necessary support and counseling, reported the Red Madre Foundation.
Jul 6, 2011 - 12:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio of Tyler, Texas as bishop of the Diocese of Mayaguez on Puerto Rico’s west coast.
Jul 6, 2011 - 05:51 am .- U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun’s cause for beatification is headed to Rome, an event the Diocese of Wichita celebrated with a July 1 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Jul 6, 2011 - 01:56 am .- Otto von Habsburg, a Catholic leader for a unified Europe and heir to the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, died July 4 at the age of 98. Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino remembered him as one of the twentieth century’s “greatest defenders” of the Catholic faith and human dignity.