ACI Prensa

ACI Prensa

ACI Prensa is the Catholic News Agency's sister agency, which was founded in Lima, Peru, in 1980 by Fr. Adalbert Marie Mohm (†1986). In 1997, ACI Prensa launched the website, which is the largest and most visited online source of Catholic news in Spanish. In 2014, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) acquired Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa. Since the merger, CNA and ACI Prensa have expanded their distribution platform. Now it is a service of EWTN News Inc.

Articles by ACI Prensa

5 reasons to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Apr 7, 2024 / 10:10 am

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a pious practice revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska by Jesus himself that has spread throughout the world.

Why the Catholic Church celebrates Easter Monday under the title ‘Monday of the Angel’

Apr 1, 2024 / 05:00 am

In many countries in Europe and South America, this day, also known as “Little Easter,” is a national holiday.

130,000 oppose leftist government’s attempt to change meaning of Spain civil war monument

Mar 28, 2024 / 10:30 am

A Spanish association has garnered more than 130,000 signatures on a petition calling for the Madrid government to protect the Valley of the Fallen.

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

Feb 28, 2024 / 18:28 pm

The private Catholic chapel where two Spanish men celebrated their civil “marriage” last weekend is subject to “canonical effects” and deconsecration.

St. Peter Damian, the driving force behind the reform of the Church 1,000 years ago

Feb 21, 2024 / 04:00 am

This doctor of the Church was simple, firm, and honest in the face of error.

Francisco and Jacinta: brother and sister saints who were seers at Fatima

Feb 20, 2024 / 04:00 am

On Feb. 20, the Church celebrates the lives of two children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the seers of the Fatima apparitions canonized in 2017.

10 ways to renew your life in Christ this Lent

Feb 11, 2024 / 07:00 am

Consider these tried-and-true ways of entering into Lent this year.

Survivor of human trafficking St. Josephine Bakhita discovered God’s infinite love 

Feb 8, 2024 / 11:15 am

On the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, we honor the Sudanese-Italian saint Josephine Bakhita.

The remarkable life and papacy of Blessed Pope Pius IX

Feb 7, 2024 / 10:30 am

He convened Vatican Council I, proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, and declared St. Joseph “Patron of the Church.”

The first Mexican-born martyr: a castaway friar who was crucified in Japan 

Feb 5, 2024 / 15:40 pm

Only 25 when he was killed, San Felipe de Jesus — St. Philip of Jesus — is celebrated Feb. 5 for the witness he gave as a missionary.

St. Agatha, the early Church martyr who tradition says was visited by St. Peter

Feb 5, 2024 / 04:00 am

Agatha was ruthlessly tortured and martyred under the Roman Emperor Decius in the third century and credited after her death with saving her home town of Catania.

St. Blaise: The bishop who lived in a cave, cured animals, and healed throat ailments

Feb 3, 2024 / 04:00 am

St. Blaise, celebrated on Feb. 3, was a bishop and martyr from Armenia who today is associated with the healing of throats.

The Presentation of the Lord: a symbol of the Messiah’s embrace

Feb 2, 2024 / 04:00 am

On this day we remember when Mary and Joseph carried the infant Jesus to the Temple to fulfill the law.

St. Thomas Aquinas reminds us that faith and reason go together

Jan 28, 2024 / 04:00 am

St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest thinkers of all time, was deeply in love with God.

St. Angela Merici: the ‘little friend’ of St. Ursula

Jan 27, 2024 / 04:00 am

Every Jan. 27, the Church celebrates St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Order of St. Ursula, whose members are known as Ursulines.

From struggles with temper to path of charity, St. Francis de Sales is a model for us all

Jan 24, 2024 / 07:00 am

On Jan. 24, the Church celebrates the patron saint of journalists, writers, and the Catholic press: St. Francis de Sales, doctor of the Church.

St. Anthony of the Desert, a father of monasticism and co-patron of animals

Jan 17, 2024 / 12:15 pm

The feast of St. Anthony of the Desert, also known as St. Anthony Abbot, the father of Christian monks and model of ascetic spirituality, is celebrated Jan. 17.

How St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, first female saint of Canada, discovered her vocation

Jan 12, 2024 / 06:00 am

On Jan. 12, we celebrate the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Montréal.

Today is the feast of Sts. Julian and Basilissa, spouses blessed with love and purity

Jan 9, 2024 / 14:30 pm

Every Jan. 9 the Catholic Church commemorates St. Julian and his wife, St. Basilissa, who died around the year 304.

7 facts about the Wise Men you might not know

Jan 6, 2024 / 04:00 am

On Jan. 6, the Catholic Church celebrates the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.