Catholic Church in Spain

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"Without God, nothing in life has meaning," says Spanish national soccer team coach Luis de la Fuente Castillo.

Coach says making sign of the cross before game ‘is not superstition, it’s faith’

Jul 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

“I have faith,” said Luis de la Fuente Castillo, coach of the team that will play in the Euro Cup... Read more

Our Lady of Christendom is an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga (Asturias) that takes place around the feast of St. James the Apostle (July 25), patron saint of Spain.

Vatican prohibits customary Traditional Latin Mass for pilgrims in Spain 

Jul 9, 2024

By David Ramos

The organizers of the fourth edition of the pilgrimage announced the prohibition in a July 6 post on X. Read more


Spouse’s OnlyFans account factors into marriage nullification case

Jul 6, 2024

By Diego López Marina

A lawyer said the account was created before the marriage, was not disclosed by the wife to the husband, and... Read more

The decision was announced by Mario Iceta, archbishop of Burgos.

Catholic authorities in Spain excommunicate, expel renegade nuns

Jun 24, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Catholic Church in Spain has decreed the excommunication and expulsion from consecrated life of the Poor Clare nuns of... Read more


Culture of death advances in Spain with two new developments

Jun 19, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The culture of life suffered two setbacks recently as the culture of death advanced again in Spain. Read more


Schismatic Spanish nuns have last chance to avoid formal excommunication

Jun 17, 2024

By David Ramos

Three of the Poor Clares had to appear before the ecclesiastical tribunal at the latest on Sunday, June 16. However,... Read more

Calle de Bailén Almudena Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid.

Priest says schismatic Spanish nuns are in state of ‘paranoia’ according to own thesis

Jun 15, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Father Jesús Silva of the Archdiocese of Madrid discusses why the schismatic Poor Clares of the Belorado Monastery are experiencing... Read more

Father José María Calderón (left) is Spain's national director of the Pontifical Missions Society. Serafín Suárez (right) is a missionary in Zimbabwe.

Pontifical Missions: Sons and daughters of Spain still leaders in global mission field

Jun 14, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The report reveals that in 2023 Spain fielded more than 6,000 active missionaries in 1,123 mission territories spread across 139... Read more

The Archbishop of Burgos, Mario Iceta, was appointed Pontifical Commissioner in the case.

Excommunication looms for renegade group of Poor Clares in Spain 

Jun 10, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Ecclesiastical Court of the Archbishopric of Burgos, Spain, has formally accused the Poor Clare nuns of the Monastery of... Read more

There are 159 sculptures adorning the monstrance used in the annual Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, including biblical scenes from the Old Testament up to the Good Shepherd and the risen Christ. The apostles and doctors of the Church adorn the host and Eucharistic miracles are depicted. Saints particularly devoted to the Eucharist are part of the multitude of adorers, as is Pope Pius X, known as the "pope of the Eucharist" since he encouraged frequent reception of the sacrament and lowered the age for first Communion. June 2, 2024.

World’s biggest monstrance created in reparation for Spanish war leads yearly procession

Jun 4, 2024

By Rachel Thomas

The monstrance used in the annual Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, was created as an act of reparation for... Read more


Possible miracle at Lourdes: Almost-blind woman recovers her sight

May 21, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes of Madrid concluded its 101st pilgrimage on May 19, serving 800 participants, one... Read more

The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta.

Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’

May 21, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Archbishop Mario Iceta of Burgos in Spain noted: “I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences” of their decision. Read more

A view of the crowd and nearby waterfront at the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 1, 2023.

How life has changed for the girl who recovered her sight at 2023 World Youth Day

May 18, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Jimena is the young woman who regained her sight after receiving Communion at a Mass during World Youth Day in... Read more

Oviedo Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes accused the government of focusing "in a biased and manipulative way on the problem of pedophilia as something attributable only to the Catholic Church."

Spanish archbishop slams government’s obsession with the Catholic Church

May 2, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes of Oviedo, Spain, delivered a fiery response to the government’s plan to address abuses committed within... Read more

One of the priests on “The Sacristy of the Vendée”show sparked a firestorm after quipping in February that he prayed that Pope Francis would “go to heaven as soon as possible.”

Priests’ talk show that sparked controversy over Pope Francis remarks now back on YouTube

Apr 25, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Nearly two months ago, the priests featured on the Spanish-language talk show voluntarily suspended the program after a firestorm over... Read more

Archbishop Luis Argüello and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

Bishops: Catholic Church in Spain unjustly singled out in plan to address sexual abuse

Apr 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Spanish bishops noted that “reparation measures cannot be proposed that, following the ombudsman’s report, would leave out nine out... Read more

Orvich said he wanted to share his experience with same sex attraction “so that the Lord might touch hearts and that people repent and try returning to a chaste life."

Redeemed from sexual libertinism, prostitution, and occult, Fran Orvich tells his story

Apr 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

For the last five years Fran Orvich, 30, has been living chastely following a conversion process that began after a... Read more

Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies.

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church supports 725 seminaries in mission lands

Apr 21, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

“Native Vocations Day” in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life... Read more

Luis Argüello, archbishop of Valladolid and general secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference.

Spanish archbishop raises thorny topics in country’s immigration debate

Apr 8, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Among the issues raised by Archbishop Luis Argüello is “the role of organized crime in facilitating illegal immigration.” Read more

Father Javier Sánchez, 60, from the Archdiocese of Zaragoza in Spain died April 4, 2024, a victim of burns suffered when his liturgical vestments caught fire from a candle during the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 30.

‘Rocker’ Spanish priest dies from burns suffered during lighting of Easter fire

Apr 4, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

According to the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Aragón, sources from the archdiocese said Father Javier Sánchez “tried to protect... Read more