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

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.

Bolivia's bishops lament 'deplorable' human rights situation

Aug 31, 2021 / 16:10 pm

The bishops of Bolivia expressed Monday their concern "over the deplorable human rights situation in the country and the manipulation of the administration of justice."

Costa Rican bishop suspends priest for saying Ordinary Form Mass in Latin and ad orientem

Aug 21, 2021 / 19:04 pm

In a WhatsApp voice message obtained by ACI Prensa, Fr. Sixto Eduardo Varela Santamaría insisted that "since the Bishop's decree I never ever again celebrated the Tridentine Mass, but did continue to celebrate in Latin the Novus Ordo, as a way to accompany some of the faithful." 

Cardinal injured, priest dead after earthquake in Haiti

Aug 14, 2021 / 12:41 pm

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest died early in the morning of Aug. 14 after an 7.2 intensity earthquake shook Haiti.

Mexican archbishop prays that Knights of Columbus will be generous men of action

Jul 21, 2021 / 19:01 pm

Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega of Yucatan prayed Sunday that God would make the Knights of Columbus "to be recognized as men of action, generous with their time and talent for Your greater glory and the well-being of the entire community.”

Costa Rican bishops prohibit celebration of extraordinary form liturgies

Jul 20, 2021 / 14:01 pm

The Costa Rican bishops’ conference on Monday declared that no expression of the liturgy prior to that of 1970 is authorized for use in the country’s eight dioceses.

Cuba protests: Seminarian released by police

Jul 17, 2021 / 06:01 am

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian who was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government, was released Thursday.

Exhibit commemorating Benedict XVI’s 70 years as a priest opens in Rome

Jun 28, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Benedict XVI's personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, inaugurated an exhibition in Rome to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Joseph Ratzinger’s ordination to the priesthood and his first Mass, which took place in Bavaria on June 29, 1951.

Confessed murderer in Spain accused of harassment declares he's a woman and could be sent to a women's prison

Jun 3, 2021 / 13:50 pm

Five days after the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain, passed a law recognizing transgender identity, Jonathan Robayna, who pleaded guilty to killing his cousin in 2018 and has had several complaints of sexual harassment of women lodged against him, claimed he feels like a woman, and could possibly serve his time in a women’s prison.

Xalapa archdiocese gives guidelines for 'responsible discernment' in Mexican legislative election

May 24, 2021 / 15:01 pm

The Archdiocese of Xalapa offered on Sunday four guidelines for  “responsible discernment” when casting a vote in the upcoming legislative election.

Controversial Way of the Cross in Mexico depicts radical feminists beating Christ

Apr 6, 2021 / 14:59 pm

A modern day reenactment of the Way of the Cross held Good Friday in southern Mexico drew criticism in local media for its depiction of militant feminists beating Christ, who had fallen to the ground.

The Easter Vigil: ‘the mother of all vigils’

Apr 3, 2021 / 13:37 pm

The Easter Vigil, which takes place Holy Saturday night, “is the greatest and most noble of all solemnities and it is to be unique in every single Church,” the rubrics of the Missale Romanum proclaim.

Why the date of Holy Week changes every year

Mar 31, 2021 / 00:02 am

Every year the dates of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday vary.

Peruvian bishops ask for loosening of church restrictions

Mar 21, 2021 / 16:39 pm

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference has asked President Francisco Sagasti to correct “excessive limitations” on church attendance put in place by the Ministry of Health to deal with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Colombian bishop responds to cathedral vandalism

Mar 11, 2021 / 18:13 pm

A Colombian archbishop condemned an attack against a local cathedral March 8 by a group of radical pro-abortion feminists.

Teresita: The Spanish 10-year-old who became a missionary

Mar 9, 2021 / 20:54 pm

A 10-year-old girl in Spain fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Catholic missionary from her hospital bed shortly before dying from a brain tumor this week.

The Catholic Church celebrates Easter Monday under the title 'Monday of the Angel'

Mar 4, 2021 / 14:53 pm

On Easter Monday, the Catholic Church celebrates what’s called “Monday of the Angel.” In many countries in Europe and South America, this day, also known as “Little Easter,” is a national holiday.

Lawmakers in Mexican state defeat bill to expand legalization of abortion

Dec 17, 2019 / 16:35 pm

Last week, the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.