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 www.aciprensa.com, 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

On this day almost 800 years ago, the practice of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament began

Sep 11, 2022 / 08:00 am

On September 11, 1226, King Louis VII asked to expose the Blessed Sacrament as a way to celebrate victory over the Albigensians, a sect that flourished in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Spain's judiciary council questions details of proposed trans law

Apr 22, 2022 / 12:45 pm

The Plenary of Spain’s national council of the judiciary has questioned the draft law on “the real and effective equality of trans people and for the guarantee of LGTBI rights.”

Masks no longer necessary inside churches in Spain

Apr 20, 2022 / 14:07 pm

Given the improvement in the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, a Royal Decree published Wednesday states that the use of masks indoors is no longer mandatory, but keeps in place the requirement for hospitals and public transportation. 

Spaniards send Sacred Heart badges to Ukraine's soldiers

Apr 12, 2022 / 14:10 pm

The Diocese of Getafe, in collaboration with the Shrine of the Great Promise in Valladolid, has made 10,000 Sacred Heart of Jesus badges that were sent to Ukraine in early April. There they will be picked by Franciscan friars to distribute to Ukrainian soldiers.

Spain criminalizes pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Apr 7, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Spain’s Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a bill amending the country’s penal code to criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics.

Priest staying in Ukraine with his parishioners: 'God gives me the strength'

Mar 29, 2022 / 15:49 pm

Father Pedro Zafra is a 31-year-old priest from Córdoba, Spain, who arrived in Kyiv in 2011 for priestly formation. He was ordained last June and is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way. The priest serves the parish of the Assumption of the Virgin in the Ukrainian capital.

27 Dominican martyrs of Spanish Civil War to be beatified in June

Mar 9, 2022 / 16:19 pm

On June 18 the Seville Cathedral will host the beatification of 27 Dominican martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.

Missionary family returns to Spain from Ukraine: 'We witnessed God's miracles'

Mar 8, 2022 / 14:35 pm

César Campomar and María Auxiliadora Hernando and their ten children have lived in Ukraine since 1997 where they went to evangelize as members of the Neocatechumenal Way.  The family had to flee Ukraine because of the war and arrived in Burgos from Kyiv last Thursday.

Spanish nuns evacuated from Ukraine: Christ was with us in the Blessed Sacrament 

Mar 3, 2022 / 16:19 pm

Before war broke out in Ukraine, Sisters María, María Jesús, and Antonia of the Missionaries of the Congregation of Saint Dominic were running an after-school program in Kyiv. The three were evacuated last week, and they told the Pontifical Mission Societies the story of their last hours before leaving Ukraine.

Across Colombia, half a million march for life after court decriminalizes abortion

Mar 1, 2022 / 15:50 pm

Across Colombia, around half a million people marched on Sunday to defend the lives of the unborn, rejecting the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion up to six months of pregnancy.

Two non-terminally ill Colombians euthanized

Jan 10, 2022 / 14:56 pm

Within the span of 24 hours this weekend, two Colombians became the first people without a terminal illness to be euthanized in the country.

The US archdiocese with a relic of the original Guadalupe image

Dec 9, 2021 / 08:00 am

Millions of pilgrims travel each year to see the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. In one U.S. diocese, however, pilgrims can see a relic of the original image that has been outside Mexico for nearly 80 years.

Bishops of Puerto Rico express their solidarity with Cuban bishops’ 'desire for freedom'

Nov 28, 2021 / 00:00 am

The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace, freedom, sincere dialogue and freedom of speech to address the major problems” confronting the island nation.

Colombian court lifts ban of video by influencer Kika affirming traditional marriage

Nov 25, 2021 / 00:00 am

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has overturned a lower court’s decision that forced Colombian influencer Erika “Kika” Nieto to take down a video in which she expressed her Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Spanish bishop gets civilly married

Nov 23, 2021 / 12:05 pm

Bishop Xavier Novell, who unexpectedly resigned in August as bishop of Solsona, Spain, entered into a civil marriage with Silvia Caballol on Nov. 22.

Relic of Saint John Paul II stolen from historic basilica

Nov 22, 2021 / 13:07 pm

The rector of the Polish Catholic Mission in Argentina, Father Jorge Jacek Twarog, reported Sunday that the relic of Saint John Paul II, which was kept in Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, was stolen.

Reversing Roe could strengthen Hispanic families, pro-life leader believes

Nov 16, 2021 / 09:49 am

Reversing Roe v. Wade could strengthen the Hispanic community in the United States, according to Ramona Treviño, a former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic who is now a prominent Hispanic pro-life advocate.

Spanish bishop critical of Joe Biden’s claim that pope said he can receive Communion

Oct 31, 2021 / 19:49 pm

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastián, Spain, harshly criticized President Joe Biden’ claim that Pope Francis personally encouraged him to continue receiving Communion despite his open support for abortion.

Colombian judge orders that non-terminally ill woman must be permitted euthanasia

Oct 28, 2021 / 14:01 pm

A Colombian judge ordered Wednesday that euthanasia procedures be resumed for Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, after they were suspended earlier this month by an oversight body.

Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation

Oct 19, 2021 / 00:00 am

During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Mayra Rodríguez said she witnessed falsified abortion records, serious complications from abortions, and experienced intimidation based upon false accusations threatening her immigration status after Rodríguez indicated she would report a doctor who botched an abortion on a 19-year-old girl and then falsified the report.