Catholic Church in Spain

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New accusations of sexual abuse against Jesuits in Bolivia

May 17, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Following a report that documented the serial sexual abuse committed in Bolivia by a Jesuit priest, new accusations have been... Read more

Plenary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference.

Spanish bishops: Abortion as a right makes the unborn child ‘a true undocumented person’

May 11, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Spanish Bishops’ Conference criticized the May 9 ruling by the country’s constitutional court that upheld abortion as a right. Read more

Church of Our Lady of La Palma in Algeciras, Spain.

Islamic terrorist in Jan. 25 attacks in Spain said Christian faith ‘must be eliminated’

Apr 28, 2023

By ACI Prensa

Yassine Kanjaa carried out jihadist attacks in Algeciras, Spain, killing a sacristan and seriously wounding a priest in two different... Read more

As Holy Week 2023 processions began in Spain, three wooden carvings of the Virgin Mary were damaged by fire in three separate incidents.

Fire damages three statues of the Virgin Mary in Spain at start of Holy Week

Apr 3, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

As Holy Week processions began in Spain, three wooden carvings of the Virgin Mary were damaged by fire in three... Read more


Spanish bishop criticizes Constitutional Court for upholding euthanasia law

Mar 24, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla charged that the court’s decision was one “in which ideology supersedes reason and law.” Read more


Church in Spain has fewer than 1,000 diocesan seminarians for first time in 21 years

Mar 16, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spanish seminaries continue to suffer a downward trend in enrollment. Read more


Pontifical university in Spain asks alumni in survey if they are male, female, or ‘other’

Mar 2, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Pontifical University of Comillas in Spain has sent a survey to its former students asking them to specify their... Read more

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain.

Spanish bishop proclaims the right to life doesn’t come from the ballot box or a court

Feb 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

“There are human beings who do not have human rights. It’s the obvious conclusion,” said Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of... Read more

Logos of WYD Lisbon 2023 and the 2030 Agenda.

Spanish bishop: Reference to UN’s Agenda 2030 on World Youth Day website was ‘a mistake’

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

The bishop of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, José Ignacio Munilla, called the reference to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 on the... Read more

Materials from the Synodal Final Assembly in Spain.

Spanish bishops lament low participation in Synod on Synodality, especially by young people

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Spanish Bishops’ Conference has presented the Synthesis for the European Continental Stage of the Synod on Synodality. Read more


Sacristan killed, priest wounded in terrorist attacks in Spain; bishops condemn violence

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

The National Court in Spain has initiated the investigation in Wednesday’s incidents as a suspected jihadist terror attack. Read more

Father James Martin, SJ.

Spanish priest calls out Father James Martin for his ‘poisoned doctrine’ on homosexuality

Jan 24, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Francisco José Delgado said that “Martin, an American Jesuit, has the habit of speaking out on social media in... Read more

The faces of 140 Spanish priests and laity killed during the religious persecution in Spain in the 20th century.

Another 140 Spanish laymen, priests martyred for their faith considered for beatification

Dec 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The diocesan phase of the beatification processes of 140 priests and laymen murdered in Spain during the religious persecution of... Read more


Spanish bishops lament there are families who oppose religious vocations of their children

Dec 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops published an annual message in anticipation of Holy Family Day under the theme “The family, cradle of the... Read more

'Immaculate Conception' by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628.

The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in... Read more

The Risen Christ

German Synodal Way: The devil will not defeat the Resurrection, Spanish cardinal says

Nov 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Spanish Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela criticized the controversial Synodal Way of the German Catholic Church in a university course... Read more

The cross in the Valley of the Fallen, November 2022

New Spanish law threatens future of world’s largest cross and its employees

Nov 29, 2022

By Estefanía Aguirre

One employee says she fears losing her lifelong job at the world’s largest cross locality after the government of Spain... Read more

San Rafael Arnáiz at different times of his life

Meet the Spanish Trappist mystic saint who helps those who suffer from diabetes

Nov 15, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

St. Rafael Arnáiz, who had diabetes, is considered one of the great mystics of the 20th century. Read more

Image of the Virgin of Almudena in the streets of Madrid, Spain

How the image of the Virgin of Almudena survived the eighth-century Muslim invasion

Nov 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Every Nov. 9, the Church in Spain celebrates the Virgin of Almudena, whose image “hides” a peculiar story that might... Read more

Father Javier Siegrist

Priest laments state of apparition site of Our Lady of Fatima in Spain

Nov 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

While progress has been made on the restoration of the shrie, Spanish Father Javier Siegrist noted that “it’s still insufficient... Read more