Clericalism and Anticlericalism in Spain

Edd Doerr

The reign in Spain, it’s plain, will strain and pain your brain. (Apologies to Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and Bernard Shaw.) Spain’s perennial church-state problems are heating up again. The country’s Catholic bishops are trying to impede further liberalization of the country’s twenty-five-year-old law that legalizes abortion in certain circumstances. They oppose sexuality education in …

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