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Cardinal Osoro baptizes a child Sept. 27 in Madrid.

Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain

Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro.  Read more

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

Spain's government wants to repeal need for parental consent for abortion

The Spanish Equality Minister said Wednesday it is “more than necessary” to repeal a law that requires parental consent for... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 7, 2020.

Pope Francis hopes to visit Spain to mark 500 years since Jesuit founder’s conversion

Pope Francis said he hoped to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of... Read more

Spanish cardinal: Passage of euthanasia bill would be 'historic defeat' for society

The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain’s euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a... Read more

Spanish bishops call for palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide

In response to an assisted suicide bill that could soon be passed in Spain, the Spanish bishops’ conference called Monday... Read more

Hermitage of the Santísimo Cristo de Planes, Alicante (Spain).

Hermitage near small Spanish town desecrated, robbed

A hermitage outside the small town of Planes, Spain was desecrated this month. Vandals robbed the building and damaged parts... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

Spanish bishop defends Junipero Serra’s legacy

A Spanish bishop recently celebrated Mass in the church where St. Junipero Serra was baptized, defending the saint’s legacy against... Read more

Family members carry the coffin of Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, Oct. 24, 2019.

Vatican says Pope Francis did not intervene in Franco exhumation in Spain

The Vatican stated Tuesday that Pope Francis did not intervene in last year’s controversy over the exhumation of the body... Read more

Camino de Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened... Read more

King of Spain thanks Catholic Church for charitable work during pandemic

King Felipe VI of Spain called Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, on June 11 to... Read more

Vatican prefect thanks Spanish priests for dedication during pandemic

Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, sent a letter to all Catholic priests in Spain,... Read more

Benedictine nuns of Oviedo preparing cakes.

Social media message brings big results for Spanish nuns selling pastries

The San Pelayo Monastery, located in the city of Oviedo in the Asturias autonomous region in northwestern Spain, has housed... Read more

Seminarian in Spain returns to roots as doctor amid pandemic

While most of the students at the San Fulgencia Seminary in Cartagena, Spain, returned home when the country declared a... Read more

Spanish business leaders organize to support cloistered communities

A group of businessmen in Spain have joined together to help cloistered religious communities that are unable to support themselves... Read more

With schools closed, Spanish nun serves in COVID-hit nursing home

Sister Isabel García is a Josephine of the Most Holy Trinity religious sister who, until recently, was teaching primary school... Read more

Chaplains stay the course at Madrid hospital, amid coronavirus outbreak

Spain is among the countries hardest hit by the global coronavirus pandemic; as of Thursday afternoon, more than 18,000 Spaniards... Read more

People throw turnips at a man representing the Jarramplas, in Piornal on January 19, 2017 during the annual San Sebastian festivities.

On St. Sebastian’s feast day, this Spanish town pummels men dressed as monsters with turnips 

Every year on the feast of St. Sebastian, a young man from the Spanish village of Piornal dons a suit... Read more

Spanish bishops say that Zen meditation and mindfulness movement are not Christian prayer

The Spanish bishops’ conference said that the “mindfulness” movement and other eastern meditation techniques cannot be considered a “properly Christian”... Read more

Spanish bishops on migrants: 'We don't love God if we don't love our brothers'

The head of the migration commission for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference emphasized that love of neighbor is essential for Christians,... Read more