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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

Sep 4, 2014

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

Aug 29, 2014

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

Jun 7, 2014

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

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Spanish bishop affirms Church's commitment to women, unborn

Mar 12, 2014

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

Mar 6, 2014

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

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

Feb 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

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

Jan 24, 2014

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

Jan 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Oct 16, 2013

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

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 13.

Pope praises ‘total love’ of Spanish martyrs

Oct 13, 2013

During his Sunday Angelus remarks in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis thanked God for the 522 priest, religious and lay... Read more

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Conference calls for spiritual preservation of Way of St. James

Aug 5, 2013

The spiritual meaning of the Way of St. James pilgrimage must not be reduced to a mere touristic and ecological... Read more

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After train crash, archbishop points to Christ for comfort

Jul 31, 2013

Celebrating Mass for the 79 victims of the July 24 train crash near Santiago de Compostela, Spanish Archbishop Julia Barrio... Read more

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Police disarm explosive device found in Madrid cathedral

Feb 8, 2013

Police officers in Madrid successfully disarmed an explosive device that was discovered in a confessional at the Cathedral of La... Read more

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Our Lady of Czestochowa icon touring Spain

Jan 30, 2013

A replica image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is currently traveling throughout Spain on a pro-life and pro-family pilgrimage that... Read more

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Charity reports increase in poverty, inequality in Spain

Sep 21, 2012

Catholic charity Caritas' chapter in Spain has issued a new report showing that poverty, inequality and social injustice are on... Read more

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Spanish Catholic justice fends off calls to recuse himself in abortion case

Aug 20, 2012

Justice Andres Ollero of Spain's Constitutional Court, who will write the ruling on a case challenging the country's 2010 abortion... Read more

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Spanish swimmer dedicates Olympic medals to Virgin Mary

Aug 17, 2012

Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte offered her two silver medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Our Lady of Monserrat... Read more

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Spanish politicians implore Virgin Mary's help amid economic crisis

Aug 16, 2012

Various Spanish political leaders looked to the Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 to ask for... Read more

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Spanish bishop voices support for fishermen amid economic crisis

Jul 18, 2012

On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of fishermen, a Spanish bishop expressed solidarity with fishermen... Read more

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Spanish priest retracts opposition to Church teaching

Jul 17, 2012

In response to questions by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Spanish priest Father Manuel Pousa I Engronat has retracted positions in... Read more