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Pope Francis addresses the faithful at his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 28, 2024.

Archdiocese demands priests apologize for ‘scandalous’ words about Pope Francis

Mar 1, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, has demanded that two priests apologize for comments they made “that harm the communion of... Read more

A monastic community prays the Lord’s Prayer.

100 cloistered convents in Spain to open their doors to promote prayer during Lent

Feb 14, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The DeClausura Foundation in Spain has launched a campaign to promote prayer during the liturgical season of Lent with the... Read more

José María Méndez of Seville, Spain, will go from painter to Trappist monk, at 53 years old, thanks to the movie “Libres.”

Spanish painter to become Trappist monk after seeing film on cloistered life

Feb 3, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

After lying dormant for decades, the seed of a calling to monastic life has sprung to life in the soul... Read more

Archbishop José María Gil Tamayo presides over the Archdiocese of Granada, Spain.

Spanish archbishop: ‘I am not going to bless even one homosexual union’

Jan 26, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a meeting with journalists held on the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, Archbishop José María Gil stated... Read more

Chief Puttany of the Yawanawa tribe performed a shamanic ritual at the World Economic Forum 2024 in Davos, Switzerland.

Shamanic ritual at World Economic Forum: ‘What spirit rules in Davos?’ priest asks

Jan 18, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

As part of a WEF plenary session on Wednesday, Chieftess Putanny Yawanawá of the Amazonian Yawanawá tribe performed a shamanic... Read more

Project devised by Father Marko Rupnik for the chapel of the Francisco de Vitoria University outside Madrid, Spain.

Spanish university cancels Rupnik chapel project

Jan 17, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Francisco de Vitoria University in Spain has canceled its planned chapel project with former Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

His Excellency José Ignacio Munilla is bishop of the Orihuela-Alicante Diocese in Spain.

Bishop Munilla: Fiducia Supplicans not ‘heretical’ but application will be ‘chaotic’ 

Dec 21, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Spanish prelate warned about how the declaration will be put into practice and shared suggested blessing language. Read more

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain.

Same-sex blessings: Sinners can be blessed but not their sin, Spanish bishop says

Dec 20, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

For Bishop Munilla, it’s important to “stick to what is clear and ask the Lord to clarify what is not... Read more

A crowd prays the rosary in Madrid, Spain, on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, patron saint of Spain, Dec. 8, 2023.

PHOTOS: Rosary for Spain prayed in more than 100 cities on feast of Immaculate Conception

Dec 12, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

People joined in praying the rosary for Spain on Dec. 8, asking for Mary’s intercession in the nation and in... Read more

Polonia Castellanos, founder of the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers.

Spanish lawyer, mom of 4, challenges country’s rosary ban

Dec 8, 2023

By Martin Barillas

“There are plenty of times when the Virgin Mary has come to Spain’s aid,” Polonia Castellanos said, “and we are... Read more

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

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

Dec 8, 2023

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

Spanish protesters show their rosaries in Spain in protest against the action of the police on Nov. 28, 2023.

Why protesters in 50 Spanish cities are praying the rosary this Friday

Dec 7, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Dec. 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception — the patroness of Spain — hundreds of Spaniards will gather... Read more

Queen Isabella I of Castile, Spain.

More than 130 Masses celebrated in 5 countries to promote Queen Isabella’s canonization

Nov 29, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

This year, 133 Masses were celebrated with this intention, most of them in Spain but also in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Spanish bishops at the Vatican on Nov. 28, 2023.

The pope didn’t summon Spain’s bishops to ‘chew them out,’ Cardinal Omella says

Nov 28, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis met with Spanish bishops at the Vatican today to inform them of the conclusions of the apostolic visit... Read more

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‘No fear’ among Spanish bishops over upcoming meeting with Pope Francis about seminaries

Nov 27, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The spokesman for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference said that “there is no fear” among the bishops regarding their upcoming meeting... Read more

Image of the campaign for the canonization of the Spanish sacristan Diego Valencia.

Catholics call for opening of canonization cause for sacristan slain by jihadist in Spain

Nov 21, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Diocese of Cádiz and Ceuta in southern Spain has begun to receive requests to promote the canonization process of... Read more

Pope Francis at the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, Angelus and martyrs beatified in Seville on Nov. 18, 2023.

Pope Francis calls for applause for 20 martyrs of Spanish Civil War beatified in Seville

Nov 20, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

At Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis called for applause for the 20 martyrs beatified in the Seville cathedral on Nov. 18. Read more

Sister Belén de la Cruz.

Is a cloistered nun still ‘useful’ today? The life of Sister Belén de la Cruz

Nov 15, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

A conference in Spain focused on the life of Sister Belén de la Cruz, a Spanish Carmelite nun who, in... Read more

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

Bishops in Spain call political deal to grant amnesty to Catalan secessionists immoral

Nov 15, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Several Spanish bishops have spoken out against the deals reached by President Pedro Sánchez with the leaders behind the 2017... Read more

San Rafael Arnáiz at different times of his life

Meet the Spanish saint who helps those who suffer from diabetes

Nov 14, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

St. Rafael Arnáiz, who desired to be a Trappist monk but had diabetes, is considered one of the great mystics... Read more