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Project Mater โ€“ an oasis of help for pregnant mothers

Aug 2, 2016 - 12:37 am .- Maria* has not had an easy life. Several years ago, while pregnant with her second child, she checked into a detox center for those with drug addictions. Social services had already taken temporary custody of her first child, as she was in no condition to take care of her.

This priest encourages drivers to 'be merciful on the road'

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:02 am .- As more drivers hit the roads in the U.S. and Europe for summer road trips, a priest in Spain is ramping up his 'highway ministry' to promote safety and to care for those who spend much of their lives on four wheels.

'Hate crime' case against Valencia archbishop thrown out

Jun 25, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that the cardinal’s homily warning of a “gay empire” is protected by freedom of speech.

Caritas Spain is helping more than 2,000 women leave prostitution

Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 am .- According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group’s concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.

Down syndrome research is coming to Spain

Dec 10, 2015 - 02:50 pm .- The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is opening its doors in Spain to support research and further study of Down syndrome and bioethics to promote better care for those who are living with the condition as well as their families.

This 100-year-old priest still has a very important task: fighting Satan

Aug 5, 2015 - 02:01 pm .- On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of life, Father Francisco Acevedo says he still has important work to do.

Spanish court recognizes pharmacists' conscience rights

Jul 8, 2015 - 03:44 pm .- Spain's Constitional Court has issued a ruling protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists who decline to sell the morning after pill on the basis of religious belief or other conscientious objection.

Spanish film brings story of 'Three Rebel Monks' to life

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A group of young adults in Spain are bringing to the big screen a novel about the renewal of the Cistercian Order by three saints who strove to recover the poverty, simplicity and austerity of the early monastic era.

For refugees, Spanish bishops propose 'a Church without borders'

Jan 13, 2015 - 02:03 pm .- The Spanish bishops have released a message for their nation's Day of the Immigrant and Refugee, which will be held Jan. 18, entitled "A Church without borders, a Mother for all."

Abuse allegations were addressed immediately, Spanish archbishop says

Nov 19, 2014 - 04:11 pm .- The Archdiocese of Granada, Spain, has defended its response to the case of three priests accused of abusing an underage boy over a decade ago, offering solidarity to the alleged victim.    

Spanish youth call on government to keep pro-life promises

Sep 18, 2014 - 09:29 pm .- A pro-life youth organization in Spain is asking the government to move forward with its reform of the country’s abortion laws, saying young people will oppose the party if it does not keep it’s pro-life pledges.  

Spanish cardinal: My 'agenda' will be bringing others to Christ

Sep 4, 2014 - 01:16 pm .- The Spanish newspaper La Razon has published an interview with recently-named archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, who says he is thankful to God and to the Pope for his transfer to the Spanish archdiocese.  

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

Aug 29, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of the ranks of the Spanish bishops that at the same time raises expectations for Curia reform.  

Opus Dei prelate beatification expected to draw 100,000 attendees

Jun 7, 2014 - 05:11 pm .- The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid at a ceremony that is expected to bring together nearly 100,000 faithful.

Spanish bishop affirms Church's commitment to women, unborn

Mar 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- As controversy surrounds reform of Spain's abortion law, the newly-elected president of the local bishops' conference says Catholics must both oppose the procedure and support pregnant women.

Spanish bishop issues letter on abortion

Mar 6, 2014 - 07:53 pm .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain has released a new pastoral letter on abortion that answers questions and encourages open discussion on the issue.

Spain's pro-life bill hailed as growing European trend

Feb 17, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- A new bill in Spain to re-establish limits on abortion and assert the state's right to protect unborn children is a step forward in the larger pro-life movement growing across the continent, a European legal expert says.

Opus Dei bishop's beatification set for Madrid

Jan 24, 2014 - 12:27 am .- Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, will be beatified in his birthplace of Madrid on Sept. 27, the Vatican has announced.

Pope leaves voicemail for Carmelite nuns on New Years

Jan 7, 2014 - 05:38 am .- On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis called a community of Carmelite sisters in Lucena, Spain to wish them a happy new year, and when they didn’t answer, he left a message saying that he would call back.

Spanish martyrs show victory of love over hate, says bishop

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- The recent beatification of 522 Spanish martyrs of the 20th century is a testimony to the victory of God’s love, said a local bishop.

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