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

Oct 6, 2017

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

Oct 2, 2017

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

Aug 17, 2017

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

May 18, 2017

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

Apr 7, 2017

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

Elderly Spanish priest beaten during rectory robbery

Feb 24, 2017

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

Jan 2, 2017

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

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says.

Nov 16, 2016

Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit... Read more

Father José Aumenté presents Pope Francis with a reflective vest of the Spanish bishops' highway ministry. Photo courtesy of Fr. José Aumenté.

This priest encourages drivers to 'be merciful on the road'

Jul 21, 2016

As more drivers hit the roads in the U.S. and Europe for summer road trips, a priest in Spain is... Read more

Cardinal Antonio Canizares.

'Hate crime' case against Valencia archbishop thrown out

Jun 25, 2016

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

Mar 16, 2016

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

Dec 10, 2015

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

Dec 3, 2015

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

Aug 5, 2015

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

Jul 8, 2015

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

Apr 30, 2015

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

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

Apr 22, 2015

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'

Jan 13, 2015

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

Nov 19, 2014

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

Sep 18, 2014

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