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Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the... Read more

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Preoccupation with money distances us from God, Spanish bishop warns

Sep 17, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In his weekly pastoral letter on Sept. 15, Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba said that the desire for money... Read more

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla with volunteers from 40 Days for Life in Spain

40 Days for Life in Spain: ‘The more they persecute us, the more we will embrace the Cross!’

Sep 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Volunteers 40 Days for Life in Spain face for the first time the threat of jail time for praying near... Read more

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Pope Francis orders new canonical process in abuse case at Opus Dei school in Spain

Sep 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for an abuse... Read more

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Spanish court confirms former priest’s 30-year sentence for sexual abuse

Sep 14, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spain’s Supreme Court has confirmed an appeal court’s sentence for a man convicted of sexually abusing minors and who was... Read more

Father Sebastián Gaya, initiator of the Cursillo (short course) in Christianity, together with St. John Paul II.

Archdiocese begins process of canonization for main developer of Cursillo

Sep 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Madrid has begun the canonization process for Father Sebastián Gayá, one of the main developers of the... Read more

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Three bishops on the Camino to Santiago: An exclusive interview with Bishop James Conley

Sep 11, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The three walked 15 to 24 miles a day along the Camino, just as pilgrims have been doing for more... Read more

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Archbishop criticizes Spanish government’s approval of abortion bill

Sep 1, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Archbishop Luis Javier Argüello Garcia of Valladolid criticized Spain’s Council of Ministers Tuesday for approving an abortion bill, stressing that... Read more

Sister Lucia, seer of Fatima (left); detail of the sanctuary of Pontevedra (right)

Spanish shrine where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucía is falling into ruin

Aug 11, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The place where Our Lady called for the first Saturday devotion needs urgent reconstruction work. Read more

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Is Latin more effective in driving out demons? An exorcist responds

Aug 10, 2022

By David Ramos

Father Francisco Torres Ruiz of the Diocese of Plasencia, Spain, said many wonder if an exorcism ritual from 1614 is... Read more

The community of Trappist monks of the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos, Spain.

Why did the floor of a Spanish monastery turn blood red once a year for almost 500 years?

Aug 9, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Aug. 6 in the year 953, 200 monks living at the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos,... Read more

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Spanish bishop: We’re creating ‘monsters’ if youth don’t grow up to be loving and generous

Aug 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Juan Carlos Elizalde of Vitoria, Spain, warned that some young people are “at risk” for self-centeredness because of the... Read more

Altarpiece of St. Euphemia Church in Terradillos de Sedano (Burgos, Spain)

How a village of 7 residents mobilized hundreds to restore altarpiece of its small church

Aug 5, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

A crowdfunding campaign has raised the necessary funds to restore a 16th-century altarpiece at a church in the small village... Read more

A monk from the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain.

Wildfires force monks out of Santo Domingo de Silos Monastery in Spain

Jul 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The monks, who are known for their Gregorian chant, have been taken in by the nuns at a nearby Benedictine... Read more

Spanish Ombudsman Ángel Gabilondo “warned” that in Madrid abortions are not performed in public hospitals, a situation that “should be subject to analysis.”

Spain ombudsman 'concerned' that most doctors refuse to perform abortions

Jul 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a letter leaked to a Spanish newspaper July 12, Ángel Gabilondo said the situation “should be subject to assessment... Read more

The Valley of the Fallen.

Vox party files complaint against journalist for inciting destruction of abbey in Spain

Jul 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The journalist was cited for a hate crime for encouraging on air that the basilica and abbey at of the... Read more

More than 100,000 people attended a march for life in Madrid, Spain, on June 26, 2022.

More than 100,000 march for life in Spain

Jun 27, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pro-lifers also protested proposed changes to the country’s abortion law. Read more

Priestly ordination with Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba, Spain

The Church ‘can neither live nor survive without priests,’ Spanish bishop says

Jun 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba, Spain, made the remarks before the ordination of five new priests for his diocese. Read more

Flowers are placed alongside a photograph of Ignacio Echeverría and others killed in the London Bridge terror attack prior to a commemoration service on June 3, 2018, the first anniversary of the attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more.

Family of ‘skateboard hero’ of 2017 London attack campaigns for sainthood

Jun 18, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Native Spaniard Ignacio Echeverría was fatally stabbed on June 3, 2017, after trying to fend off attackers with his skateboard. Read more

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more