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A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spanish bill that would criminalize prayer near abortion clinics called a 'danger to democracy'

Nov 11, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

An international 40 Days for Life director has said a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party that... Read more

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain, speaks at a press conference in Madrid, April 13, 2021.

Spanish prime minister pledges to outlaw prostitution

Oct 19, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Spain’s prime minister has vowed to end the practice of prostitution in the country, saying it enslaves women.  Read more

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Toledo archbishop asks forgiveness for 'negligence' after filming of music video in cathedral

Oct 18, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo carried out a penitential act Sunday at the city’s cathedral, after the filming of... Read more

The Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Dean resigns after filming of questionable music video in Toledo Cathedral

Oct 12, 2021

By David Ramos

Fr. Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche, dean of the Toledo Cathedral, has submitted his resignation following the improper use of the... Read more

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Toledo archbishop apologizes for "misuse of a sacred place" after questionable music video filmed in cathedral

Oct 8, 2021

By David Ramos

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo apologized Friday for the improper use of the city’s cathedral in a music video,... Read more

Blessed Emilia Fernandez

This pregnant woman who died in a prison in Spain, became a Martyr of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison during the Civil War (1936-1939) refused to give up... Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spain's lower house advances bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Sep 22, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The lower house of Spain's legislature voted Tuesday to take up consideration of a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish... Read more

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

Sep 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

Prolifers before the Constitional Court of Spain in Madrid, Aug. 20, 2021. Credit: Right to Live.

Spanish prolifers urge publication of 2010 Constitional Court ruling on abortion law

Aug 23, 2021

By David Ramos

Pro-lifers in Spain demand "no more silence" from Constitutional Court on their unpublished 2010 ruling on abortion law. Read more

Spanish bishop urges support for those tempted to suicide 

Aug 7, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

As Spain records a high rate of suicide, a Bishop in the Basque Country on Wednesday urged that no effort... Read more

Spanish Supreme Court rules divorced-and-remarried religion teacher must be reinstated 

Aug 2, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a religion teacher whose declaration of suitability to teach religion was withdrawn by the... Read more

Santiago de Compostela cathedral

Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela calls Holy Year ‘a time of grace and encounter’

Jul 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela emphasized the graces of the current Jubilee Year at the shrine of St. James... Read more

Sister Evelyn makes perpetual vows at the Monastery of Santo Domingo el Real in Segovia. Credit: Youtube Capture.

Former Protestant takes final vows as cloistered nun in Spain

Jul 8, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Sister Evelyn of the Child Jesus took her final vows as a cloistered Dominican nun at the Santo Domingo el... Read more

Bishop Luis Argüello, spokesman for the Spanish bishops’ conference and auxiliary bishop of Valladolid

Spokesperson for Spanish bishops laments approval of trans law

Jun 30, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Following the approval of the so-called “Trans Law” by Spain’s Council of Ministers, Luis Argüello, the spokesman for the Spanish... Read more

Massive pro-life demonstrations to be organized in Spain

Jun 29, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The Assembly of Associations for Life, Freedom and Dignity, consisting of more than 140 civil society organizations in Spain, met... Read more

Priestly ordination

Priest ordained in Spanish diocese after almost 11 years without vocations

Jun 23, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

On June 20, Bishop César Franco of the Diocese of Segovia, Spain, ordained Álvaro Marín Molinera to the priesthood -... Read more

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Spanish youth launch prayer campaign ahead of euthanasia law taking effect

Jun 16, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

A group of young Catholics have launched "1 Week for Life", a campaign of prayer and fasting for the end... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Spanish bishop cricitizes bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Jun 9, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The secretary general of the Spanish bishops’ conference on Saturday questioned on Twitter a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish... Read more

Campaign posters depicting PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias.

Bishop describes 'troubling disagreement' between Spanish episcopate, government

Apr 23, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s bishops have a “troubling disagreement” with the country’s coalition government, led by socialists, which aims at restricting freedom of... Read more