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Mar 14, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- Alberto José Gonzalez is a 50-year-old retired police officer, married with two daughters, who recently began his ministry as the first permanent deacon in the Diocese of Gijón, Spain.
Dec 22, 2017 - 03:08 pm .- A prison ministry founded by a Spanish Jesuit in the 1960s is bearing fruit, with inmates overcoming obstacles such as addiction and finding ways to engage in charity toward others.
Dec 1, 2017 - 11:38 am .- A former colonel of the Salvadoran military, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, has been ordered to be imprisoned in Spain, as he awaits trial for his alleged participation in the murder of five Jesuit priests in 1989.
Nov 29, 2017 - 12:00 am .- Spain’s National Court has ruled that the Family Planning Federation, a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood International, can no longer be designated as a “public service organization” in Spain.
Oct 6, 2017 - 11:08 pm .- The Helpers of the Good Shepherd, an order of religious sisters dedicated to helping victims of sexual exploitation, drew praise from Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid for their witness to the dignity of women.
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:46 pm .- Catholic leaders voiced pleas for peace after a Catalonian regional referendum vote on secession from Spain drew a strong police reaction.
Aug 17, 2017 - 11:04 am .- Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens more.
May 18, 2017 - 10:04 pm .- Over the past nine years, Spain has been hit particularly hard by the worldwide economic crisis.
Apr 7, 2017 - 01:27 pm .- The killer of an American woman who had been walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route has been found guilty and could face up to 25 years in prison.
Mar 30, 2017 - 05:40 am .- A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison, refused to give up the name of her Christian catechist to her persecutors, and died for lack of medical care was beatified on Saturday.
Feb 24, 2017 - 02:31 pm .- Fr. Arturo López, 77, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault on Wednesday at the rectory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Coslada, a city in Spain's Community of Madrid.
Jan 2, 2017 - 11:37 am .- Maria* has not had an easy life. Several years ago, while pregnant with her second child, she checked into a detox center for those with drug addictions. Social services had already taken temporary custody of her first child, as she was in no condition to take care of her.
Nov 16, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit that disrespected the Catholic faith.
Jul 22, 2016 - 12:02 am .- As more drivers hit the roads in the U.S. and Europe for summer road trips, a priest in Spain is ramping up his 'highway ministry' to promote safety and to care for those who spend much of their lives on four wheels.
Jun 25, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that the cardinal’s homily warning of a “gay empire” is protected by freedom of speech.
Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 am .- According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group’s concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.
Dec 10, 2015 - 02:50 pm .- The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is opening its doors in Spain to support research and further study of Down syndrome and bioethics to promote better care for those who are living with the condition as well as their families.
Dec 3, 2015 - 06:07 am .- Despite protests from thousands of Spaniards opposed to the desecration of the Eucharist, the Pamplona city council has failed to pass a proposal to remove a sacrilegious art exhibit from a publicly funded exhibition hall.
Aug 5, 2015 - 02:01 pm .- On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of life, Father Francisco Acevedo says he still has important work to do.
Jul 8, 2015 - 03:44 pm .- Spain's Constitional Court has issued a ruling protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists who decline to sell the morning after pill on the basis of religious belief or other conscientious objection.