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Conference calls for spiritual preservation of Way of St. James

Aug 5, 2013 - 05:17 pm .- The spiritual meaning of the Way of St. James pilgrimage must not be reduced to a mere touristic and ecological route, said a Spanish agency charged with promoting the Church's cultural heritage.

After train crash, archbishop points to Christ for comfort

Jul 31, 2013 - 01:31 pm .- Celebrating Mass for the 79 victims of the July 24 train crash near Santiago de Compostela, Spanish Archbishop Julia Barrio invited the mourning families to seek hope and comfort in Christ.

Police disarm explosive device found in Madrid cathedral

Feb 8, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Police officers in Madrid successfully disarmed an explosive device that was discovered in a confessional at the Cathedral of La Almudena on Feb. 7, Europa Press reported.

Our Lady of Czestochowa icon touring Spain

Jan 30, 2013 - 04:18 pm .- A replica image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is currently traveling throughout Spain on a pro-life and pro-family pilgrimage that will span 12,000 miles and 23 countries.

Charity reports increase in poverty, inequality in Spain

Sep 21, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Catholic charity Caritas' chapter in Spain has issued a new report showing that poverty, inequality and social injustice are on the rise in the European country.

Spanish Catholic justice fends off calls to recuse himself in abortion case

Aug 20, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Justice Andres Ollero of Spain's Constitutional Court, who will write the ruling on a case challenging the country's 2010 abortion law, has warded off calls to recuse himself because he is Catholic.

Spanish swimmer dedicates Olympic medals to Virgin Mary

Aug 17, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte offered her two silver medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Our Lady of Monserrat in Barcelona.

Spanish politicians implore Virgin Mary's help amid economic crisis

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Various Spanish political leaders looked to the Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 to ask for help in bringing the country out of its worsening economic crisis.

Spanish bishop voices support for fishermen amid economic crisis

Jul 18, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of fishermen, a Spanish bishop expressed solidarity with fishermen and their families amid the economic crisis affecting their industry.

Spanish priest retracts opposition to Church teaching

Jul 17, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- In response to questions by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Spanish priest Father Manuel Pousa I Engronat has retracted positions in his book that are contrary to Church teaching.

Poverty in Spain comparable to post-war Europe, charity reports

Jun 6, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Julio Beamonte, the director of Catholic charity Caritas in Madrid, warned that current poverty levels in Spain are rivaling those experienced in post-World War II Europe.

Sainthood cause for young Spanish catechist moves forward

May 31, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The diocesan phase has concluded for the sainthood cause of Rebeca Rocamora, a Spanish catechist who died in 1996 at the age of 20 after a long illness and was known for her tireless service to others.

Priests condemn city's move banning bishop from events

May 18, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Priests in Spain voiced support for a local bishop after a city council adopted a motion banning him from official city events over his remarks criticizing dangerous behaviors within the gay community.

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