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Vatican prefect thanks Spanish priests for dedication during pandemic

May 12, 2020

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

May 11, 2020

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

Apr 28, 2020

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

Apr 16, 2020

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

Apr 15, 2020

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

Mar 19, 2020

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 

Jan 12, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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

Sep 23, 2019

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'

Sep 19, 2019

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

May 30, 2019

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

Apr 18, 2019

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

Dec 27, 2018

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

Jun 28, 2018

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

Jun 28, 2018

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

Jun 13, 2018

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

Mar 14, 2018

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

Dec 22, 2017

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

Dec 1, 2017

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

Nov 29, 2017

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