Archive of July 6, 2012

Chinese government ignores Vatican warning on bishop ordination

Jul 6, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- The Vatican is considering its response following the illicit ordination of another bishop without Pope Benedict’s approval.

Latin American countries competing for papal visit in 2013

Jul 6, 2012 - 01:11 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI could make a stopover in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country during his visit to the region for World Youth Day Rio 2013.

Thousands visit St. John Vianney's heart in England

Jul 6, 2012 - 11:03 am .- An estimated 6,000 pilgrims have braved heavy rain to venerate the relic of St. John Vianney’s heart since its arrival in England yesterday.

Vatican astronomer says 'God particle' is misnamed, but exciting

Jul 6, 2012 - 04:03 am .- While it has no direct bearing on theology or revelation, the scientific discovery hailed by some as the “God particle” is an important achievement, a Vatican astronomer says.

Illinois community ups efforts to prevent strip club opening

Jul 6, 2012 - 02:03 am .- A prayer vigil and novena are among the steps a small community in Illinois is taking to prevent the opening of a multi-million dollar strip club next door to a convent in a residential area.