Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church in Spain’

Catholic chapel where two men celebrated ‘marriage’ now subject to deconsecration

Monday, March 4th, 2024

The private Catholic chapel where two Spanish men celebrated their civil “marriage” last weekend is subject to “canonical effects” and deconsecration, according to the Archdiocese of Madrid and a Catholic priest with jurisdiction in the area. The Holy Trinity Chapel, located on the grounds of the Finca El Campillo, a property used as a wedding Read more

Spanish ombudsman’s report on abuse is faulty, expert says

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Spanish bishops met on Oct 30 to discuss Spanish ombudsman Ángel Gabilondo’s report on abuse in the Catholic Church. The report was delivered on Oct 27 to government officials and seen by church experts as populist as it focuses only on the Catholic church and, in their opinion, “is not accurate.” “If you are a Read more

Spanish Church sexual abuse affected 200,000 children

Monday, October 30th, 2023

More than 200,000 children are estimated to have suffered sexual abuse from Spain’s Catholic clergy, an independent commission has found. The details emerged from an unprecedented public investigation by Spain’s ombudsman, who spoke of the “devastating impact” on victims. Angel Gabilondo also criticised the Church for its inaction and attempts to cover up or deny Read more

Larger pastoral communities replace traditional parishes

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

The Barcelona diocese in Spain is refocusing overstretched parish resources into larger pastoral communities. In one instance a priest is running 40 parishes single-handedly, Fr Antoni Matabosch Soler told NCR. Soler, a theologian helping plan Barcelona’s reorganization, says some priests are now “pushed to the limit.” Parish restructuring will be the future for many Spanish Read more

Catholic Church in Spain sees funds reach record highs

Monday, March 8th, 2021

The Spanish Episcopal Conference (SEC) on March 2 announced that more Catholics donated part of their state taxes to their Church in 2020 than ever before. Spaniards have the option of allocating 0.7% of their taxes to certain causes, including the Church. And in 2020 some 8.5 million people — about a third of all Read more