Jason Lisle and Jake Hebert have a short article up, as promised: Have Scientists Found the ‘God’ Particle?
Although it has been nicknamed the “God particle,” it is widely agreed that the name is more for publicity than accuracy, and many physicists do not like it. … the Higgs mechanism does not account for the origin of mass in the ultimate sense. … If God chooses to use a Higgs field to set the masses of all particles, He can certainly do so. The fact that such physics is possible or even meaningful would only make sense in a created universe that is controlled by the mind of God anyway. The study of how God upholds the universe today is the very essence of science. So the possible discovery of the Higgs boson falls under operational science, not origins science. … Stay tuned for more information!
I can’t vouch for the accuracy of their description of how the particle does things, obvously. There’s nothing much there of interest that we didn’t just see a moment ago, and nothing beyond reassuring the masses, and the titular question is not actually answered.