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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

Carlota Valenzuela.

This Catholic is trekking 4,000 miles across Europe to Jerusalem

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Carlota Valenzuela began the epic foot pilgrimage in January. Read more

Opening Mass for Archdiocese of Madrid’s Holy Year of St. Isidore on May 15, 2022.

PHOTOS: Madrid launches holy year in honor of St Isidore the Farmer

May 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The jubilee year will last until May 2023. Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2022

By Marta Gómez de Castro

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent... Read more

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo (1934-2022).

Spanish Cardinal Carlos Amigo dies at age 87 after lung surgery

Apr 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He was an advocate for dialogue between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Read more

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Spain's judiciary council questions details of proposed trans law

Apr 22, 2022

By ACI Prensa

The Plenary of Spain’s national council of the judiciary has questioned the draft law on “the real and effective equality... Read more

A pro-life ad at a bus stop in Spain.

Thousands march for life in Madrid

Mar 28, 2022

By Blanca Ruiz

Thousands of people participated in the March for Life held Sunday in Madrid. The march terminated at the Plaza de... Read more

Bishop Eusebio Ignacio Hernández Sola of Tarazona welcomes a group of Ukrainian refugees to the diocesan seminary, March 13, 2022.

Spanish seminary takes in 60 refugees from Ukraine

Mar 14, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The seminary of the Diocese of Tarazona welcomed Sunday 60 refugees from Ukraine who arrived accompanied by dozens of volunteers... Read more

Cardinal Juan José Omella and lawyer Javier Cremades at a press conference in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 22, 2022.

Spanish cardinal: Clerical abuse audit is a ‘step forward’ in transparency

Feb 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The investigation is expected to take a year to complete. Read more