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Cardinal Antonio Canizares.

'Hate crime' case against Valencia archbishop thrown out

A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that... Read more

Caritas Spain is helping more than 2,000 women leave prostitution

According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to... Read more

Down syndrome research is coming to Spain

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is opening its doors in Spain to support research and further study of Down syndrome and... Read more

A demonstration against the blasphemous exhibit in Pamplona, Nov. 26, 2015. Photo courtesy of Carlos Beltramo.

Spain's Catholics protest blasphemous art exhibit, but city council won't act

Despite protests from thousands of Spaniards opposed to the desecration of the Eucharist, the Pamplona city council has failed to... Read more

Father Francisco Acevedo.

This 100-year-old priest still has a very important task: fighting Satan

On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of... Read more

Spanish court recognizes pharmacists' conscience rights

Spain's Constitional Court has issued a ruling protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists who decline to sell the morning after... Read more

Interior of the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.

Beauty will save the world – Gaudi's basilica inspires conversions

Though the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi died nearly 90 years ago and his best-known work remains under construction, the... Read more

Screenshot from Three Rebel Monks trailer.

Spanish film brings story of 'Three Rebel Monks' to life

A group of young adults in Spain are bringing to the big screen a novel about the renewal of the... Read more

Survivors and family members of African migrants who perished in a 2013 shipwreck near Lampedusa in the Mediterranean sea leave an audience with the Pope, Oct. 1, 2014.

For refugees, Spanish bishops propose 'a Church without borders'

The Spanish bishops have released a message for their nation's Day of the Immigrant and Refugee, which will be held... Read more

Abuse allegations were addressed immediately, Spanish archbishop says

The Archdiocese of Granada, Spain, has defended its response to the case of three priests accused of abusing an underage... Read more

Spanish youth call on government to keep pro-life promises

A pro-life youth organization in Spain is asking the government to move forward with its reform of the country’s abortion... Read more

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, then-Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, celebrates Mass in the extraordinary form Nov 3 in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Spanish cardinal: My 'agenda' will be bringing others to Christ

The Spanish newspaper La Razon has published an interview with recently-named archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, who says... Read more

Archbishop Carlos Osoro was appointed August 28, 2014 as Archbishop of Madrid, Spain.

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.

Opus Dei prelate beatification expected to draw 100,000 attendees

The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept.... Read more

Mother and Baby by Anna Langova (CC0 1.0).

Spanish bishop affirms Church's commitment to women, unborn

As controversy surrounds reform of Spain's abortion law, the newly-elected president of the local bishops' conference says Catholics must both... Read more

Spanish bishop issues letter on abortion

Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain has released a new pastoral letter on abortion that answers questions... Read more

Copyright European Union 2013 / European Parliament (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Spain's pro-life bill hailed as growing European trend

A new bill in Spain to re-establish limits on abortion and assert the state's right to protect unborn children is... Read more

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo with John Paul II.

Opus Dei bishop's beatification set for Madrid

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, will be beatified in his birthplace of Madrid on Sept.... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013

Pope leaves voicemail for Carmelite nuns on New Years

On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis called a community of Carmelite sisters in Lucena, Spain to wish them a happy... Read more

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Spanish martyrs show victory of love over hate, says bishop

The recent beatification of 522 Spanish martyrs of the 20th century is a testimony to the victory of God’s love,... Read more