Jul 14, 2011 - 08:00 pm .- The Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples says that a group of Chinese bishops are “presumed” to be excommunicated for participating in last month's illicit ordination, until they can provide any justification for a lesser penalty.
Jul 14, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- A recent study in Spain showed that nine out of every ten young people who participate in a World Youth Day believe the event “is an experience that changes lives.”
Jul 14, 2011 - 03:54 pm .- A federal judge on July 13 temporarily barred New York City from enforcing a new law that would cripple crisis pregnancy centers with heavy fines and possible closures for failing to cite medical limitations.
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:23 pm .- An advocacy group in Spain strongly criticized the country's Collegial Medical Organization for approving a new ethics code that could restrict doctors from objecting to performing abortions.
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:05 pm .- On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be beatified. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.
Jul 14, 2011 - 11:54 am .- The Vatican has responded with dismay to the news that China has ordained another Catholic bishop without papal approval.
Jul 14, 2011 - 10:11 am .- The Hildebrand Project will introduce students and scholars to the insights and contributions of philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand in its first-ever summer seminar in Alexandria, Va. later this July.
Jul 14, 2011 - 06:12 am .- An expert on Pope Pius XII says new discoveries show that the Jewish community strongly supported the pontiff for his stand against anti-Semitism and support for Jewish rights during World War II.
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:33 am .- The pro-life advocacy group Heroic Media has launched an online site featuring breaking news on life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.