Jul 16, 2011 - 08:52 pm .- The Vatican congratulated South Sudan, the world's newest country, for its admission to the United Nations on July 14.
Jul 16, 2011 - 05:59 pm .- The Russian government has enacted a law requiring abortion ads to carry health warnings about the procedure. Lawmakers say that the ads presently mislead the public by creating the impression that abortion is a simple surgery with no health risks.
Jul 16, 2011 - 01:12 pm .- Every year, teams of young adults from around the country hit the road, armed with suitcases, sleeping bags, and hearts burning for Christ. Each team leads retreats six days a week, and when not on retreat, they share their faith whenever and wherever possible.
Jul 16, 2011 - 11:47 am .- The Vatican has issued a statement noting that Father Joseph Huang Bingzhang, the latest bishop to be illicitly ordained in China, will face excommunication.
Jul 16, 2011 - 07:39 am .- The California governor has signed into law a bill that will not simply require a “gay history” curriculum. It requires a form of “indoctrination” that will label Christianity as being intolerant and bigoted, one critic says.