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Sacristan killed, priest wounded in terrorist attacks in Spain; bishops condemn violence

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

The National Court in Spain has initiated the investigation in Wednesday’s incidents as a suspected jihadist terror attack. Read more

Pilot Raúl Ruiz.

Meet the Spanish pilot who paid homage to Benedict XVI on a flight to Rome

Jan 16, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Raúl Ruiz, 50, said he felt the need to dedicate something to the late pope “and share it with all... Read more

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Christian Lawyers Foundation in Spain demands TV series promoting pedophilia be pulled

Jan 12, 2023

By CNA Staff

“Scandal, Story of an Obsession” is a Mediaset España production that began being broadcast on Telecinco Jan. 11. Read more

Father Oscar Martin was harassed for his homily on homosexuality.

Priest in Spain who preached on the affective disorder of homosexuality publicly harassed

Dec 29, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Father Oscar Martín has been publicly harassed for preaching the Catholic doctrine on homosexuality. Read more

The faces of 140 Spanish priests and laity killed during the religious persecution in Spain in the 20th century.

Another 140 Spanish laymen, priests martyred for their faith considered for beatification

Dec 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The diocesan phase of the beatification processes of 140 priests and laymen murdered in Spain during the religious persecution of... Read more

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Spanish bishops lament there are families who oppose religious vocations of their children

Dec 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops published an annual message in anticipation of Holy Family Day under the theme “The family, cradle of the... Read more

'Immaculate Conception' by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628.

The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in... Read more

The Risen Christ

German Synodal Way: The devil will not defeat the Resurrection, Spanish cardinal says

Nov 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Spanish Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela criticized the controversial Synodal Way of the German Catholic Church in a university course... Read more

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Spanish government wants to undo the concept of family and redefine it, critics charge

Nov 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pro-family associations in Spain are mobilizing against a new family law. Read more

Image of the Virgin of Almudena in the streets of Madrid, Spain

How the image of the Virgin of Almudena survived the eighth-century Muslim invasion

Nov 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Every Nov. 9, the Church in Spain celebrates the Virgin of Almudena, whose image “hides” a peculiar story that might... Read more

Enrique de Amo (left) and the Bishop of Almería, Antonio Gómez Cantero

Spanish bishop appoints controversial former communist leader as head of campus ministry

Nov 9, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Vox party has charged that the newly appointed head addressed voters in insulting terms and has asked the bishop... Read more

Father Javier Siegrist

Priest laments state of apparition site of Our Lady of Fatima in Spain

Nov 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

While progress has been made on the restoration of the shrie, Spanish Father Javier Siegrist noted that “it’s still insufficient... Read more

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Spanish bishop prays in front of abortion clinic on All Souls’ Day despite oppressive law

Nov 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain, joined the 40 Days for Life campaign Nov. 2 in front of an... Read more

Parish Church of San Sebastián de Garabandal (Spain).

Spanish bishop makes statement on alleged apparitions at Garabandal

Oct 20, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Manuel Sánchez Monge stated that “my position, like that of my predecessors, is that Rome’s assessment remains valid: ‘There... Read more

Luis Argüello, archbishop of Valladolid and general secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference

Spanish archbishop objects to labeling pro-lifers as ‘ultra-Catholics’ or ‘extreme right’

Oct 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

“There are only ad hominem arguments left for those who know they’re going against science, ethics, integral ecology, and the... Read more

Hyper-realistic body of Christ according to the Shroud of Turin

The first hyper-realistic body of Christ based on the Holy Shroud is on exhibit in Spain

Oct 14, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Salamanca Cathedral is hosting the exhibition of the first hyper-realistic recreation of the body of Christ based on data obtained... Read more

Father José María Avendaño Perea, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Getafe / His mother, Jorja Perea

Pope names as bishop a Spanish priest whose mother is in the process of beatification

Oct 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has appointed Father José María Avendaño Perea as auxilary bishop for the Diocese of Getafe. Read more

Father Bladimir Navarro with a Cuban couple aided by Cobijo

Catholics launch initiative in Spain to help fleeing Cubans

Oct 5, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

With the increasing number of Cubans settling in Madrid, a group of Catholics has launched the Cobijo Project to welcome... Read more

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LGBT organizations in Spain are pressuring the government to pass the ‘trans law’

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Three LGBT organizations have met with the main party of the governing coalition in Spain, seeking the passage of the... Read more

Image posted by the Synod of Synodality on its social media networks.

Priests reject controversial synod poster: it’s ‘out of bounds and confusing’

Sep 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

Two Spanish priests recently posted their analyses on social media of a controversial drawing posted to the Synod on Synodality... Read more