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Hundreds of thousands of Spanish laity show support for Catholic teaching on family

December 28, 2009

At a huge outdoor Mass in Madrid for the Feast of the Holy Family, Cardinal Antonio María Cardinal Rouco Varela offered a strong defense of Catholic teaching on marriage and family life against contemporary threats, including abortion, same-sex marriage, and divorce. The Madrid archbishop, who concelebrated the Mass with 300 other bishops, warned that Europe has no demographic future apart from Christian families open to life. The Madrid newspaper La Razón estimated the crowd in the “hundreds of thousands.”

 


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