Appeared in Winter 1990, Vol. XVI, No. 4

Spain has traditionally been a beacon light for Europe whose soul has always been Catholic even though her body be torn and bleeding. The glory of Spain still beckons to the imagination and fires the blood with recollections of Pelayo and Covadonga, El Cid and Valencia, Don Juan and Lepanto, Philip II and El Escorial. Looking at spain is like looking into the soul of Christendom. Today it is a vision of pain and confusion which causes great concern, for it is a spiritual malady which can “cast both body and soul into hell.”

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