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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

Bishop Sebastian Chico confirms inmates at a prison in Campos del Rio, Spain. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Cartagena-Murcia.

New bishop confirms 62 inmates in Spanish prison

In one his first acts following his ordination as bishop, a prelate in Spain confirmed 62 inmates at the Murcia... Read more

A display of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary is part of Holy Week processions in Seville, Spain.

Holy Week terrorism suspect arrested

Authorities from Spain and Morocco have arrested a 23-year-old man in Rabat, Morocco, who is suspected of planning an attack ... Read more

Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi is ordained July 2 by Bishop José Ignacio Munilla.

Questions from agnostic friend lead Spanish man to the priesthood

Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi became the youngest priest in the diocese of San Sebastian, Spain, when he was ordained last... Read more

Spanish Congress agrees to examine euthanasia bill

Spain’s lower house of parliament has agreed to consider a bill that would legalize euthanasia in the country.  Read more

Arches of the portico outside a Spanish church.

Outrage in Spain over botched restoration of 500-year-old St. George statue

Outrage has been sparked in a town in northern Spain over the botched renovation of a 16th-century wooden sculpture of... Read more

A helper from Doctors Without Borders holds a Nigerian child as the MV Aquarius arrives at the Sicilian port of Messina, on May 14, 2018.

Church in Spain prepares to welcome migrants turned away in Italy

The Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain is preparing resources for more than 600 immigrants on board a rescue boat that was... Read more

Antonio Jose Gonzalez, permanent deacon.

From policeman to permanent deacon – a story of service

Alberto José Gonzalez is a 50-year-old retired police officer, married with two daughters, who recently began his ministry as the... Read more

Spanish prison ministry helps rehabilitate inmates

A prison ministry founded by a Spanish Jesuit in the 1960s is bearing fruit, with inmates overcoming obstacles such as... Read more

Salvadoran charged with killing 5 Jesuits to be imprisoned in Spain

A former colonel of the Salvadoran military, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, has been ordered to be imprisoned in Spain, as... Read more

Spanish Planned Parenthood subsidiary stripped of government benefits

Spain’s National Court has ruled that the Family Planning Federation, a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood International, can no longer be... Read more

Spanish religious who help trafficking victims celebrate order's 75th anniversary

The Helpers of the Good Shepherd, an order of religious sisters dedicated to helping victims of sexual exploitation, drew praise... Read more

A Catalan police officer stands in front protestors against yesterday's referendum vote on October 2, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

After contentious Catalan secession vote, bishops plead for peace

Catholic leaders voiced pleas for peace after a Catalonian regional referendum vote on secession from Spain drew a strong police... Read more

Barcelona, Spain.

Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack

Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist... Read more

Spaniards splurge on First Communion parties despite economic hard times

Over the past nine years, Spain has been hit particularly hard by the worldwide economic crisis.  Read more

Man found guilty in gruesome Camino murder of US pilgrim

The killer of an American woman who had been walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route has been found guilty... Read more

This pregnant woman found her faith in 1930s Spain – and died for it.

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison, refused to give up the name of her Christian... Read more

Elderly Spanish priest beaten during rectory robbery

Fr. Arturo López, 77, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault on Wednesday at the rectory of... Read more

Project Mater – an oasis of help for pregnant mothers

Maria* has not had an easy life. Several years ago, while pregnant with her second child, she checked into a... Read more