Nicolás de Cárdenas

Nicolás de Cárdenas

Nicolás de Cárdenas has been the correspondent for ACI Prensa in Spain since July 2022. In his journalism career he has specialized in socio-religious topics, and he has also worked for local and international civil associations.

Articles by Nicolás de Cárdenas

Euro 2024: Bishops highlight the faith of the coach of Spain’s victorious soccer team

Jul 15, 2024 / 17:20 pm

Several Spanish bishops have congratulated the country's national soccer team and highlighted the Catholic faith of their coach, Luis de la Fuente.

Pope Francis meets with Opus Dei prelate Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz

Jun 24, 2024 / 17:30 pm

“The audience, which lasted about half an hour, took place in an atmosphere of warmth and affection on the part of the Holy Father,” the prelature reported.

Culture of death advances in Spain with two new developments

Jun 19, 2024 / 17:30 pm

The culture of life suffered two setbacks recently as the culture of death advanced again in Spain.

Priest says schismatic Spanish nuns are in state of ‘paranoia’ according to own thesis

Jun 15, 2024 / 08:00 am

Father Jesús Silva of the Archdiocese of Madrid discusses why the schismatic Poor Clares of the Belorado Monastery are experiencing what he calls “paranoia.”

Pontifical Missions: Sons and daughters of Spain still leaders in global mission field

Jun 14, 2024 / 08:00 am

The report reveals that in 2023 Spain fielded more than 6,000 active missionaries in 1,123 mission territories spread across 139 countries.

Excommunication looms for renegade group of Poor Clares in Spain 

Jun 10, 2024 / 17:30 pm

The Ecclesiastical Court of the Archbishopric of Burgos, Spain, has formally accused the Poor Clare nuns of the Monastery of Belorado with schism. 

Opus Dei updates outreach to young people with new website: ‘Youth’

Jun 7, 2024 / 06:40 am

The new website offers testimonies on social initiatives, podcasts with prayer resources, and infographics on Catholic doctrine.

Possible miracle at Lourdes: Almost-blind woman recovers her sight

May 21, 2024 / 16:30 pm

The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes of Madrid concluded its 101st pilgrimage on May 19, serving 800 participants, one of whom apparently was cured.

Spanish archbishop slams government’s obsession with the Catholic Church

May 2, 2024 / 18:50 pm

Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes of Oviedo, Spain, delivered a fiery response to the government’s plan to address abuses committed within the Catholic Church.

Spanish bishop to Biden: Invoking Jesus Christ in support of abortion is a sacrilege

Apr 29, 2024 / 16:52 pm

U.S. president Joe Biden has come under fire for making the sign of the cross during a rally criticizing measures that restrict abortion.

Regnum Christi: ‘It would have been easy to run and hide,’ but the Church is ‘purifiying’ us

Apr 27, 2024 / 09:00 am

The ecclesial movement was shaken to the core by the revelation of numerous cases of sexual abuse and the abuse of power that primarily involved its founder.

Priests’ talk show that sparked controversy over Pope Francis remarks now back on YouTube

Apr 25, 2024 / 06:00 am

Nearly two months ago, the priests featured on the Spanish-language talk show voluntarily suspended the program after a firestorm over one priest’s remarks.

Bishops: Catholic Church in Spain unjustly singled out in plan to address sexual abuse

Apr 23, 2024 / 15:00 pm

The Spanish bishops noted that “reparation measures cannot be proposed that, following the ombudsman’s report, would leave out nine out of 10 victims.”

Redeemed from sexual libertinism, prostitution, and occult, Fran Orvich tells his story

Apr 23, 2024 / 07:00 am

For the last five years Fran Orvich, 30, has been living chastely following a conversion process that began after a traumatic childhood and years of sexual libertinism.

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church supports 725 seminaries in mission lands

Apr 21, 2024 / 07:00 am

“Native Vocations Day” in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life in other countries.

Rite of peace is not just a greeting or friendly gesture, nun explains

Apr 18, 2024 / 07:00 am

The sign of peace is meant to express “the sincere desire to be reconciled among ourselves, to overcome all divisions between us, to be instruments of peace.”

Spanish archbishop raises thorny topics in country’s immigration debate

Apr 8, 2024 / 16:25 pm

Among the issues raised by Archbishop Luis Argüello is “the role of organized crime in facilitating illegal immigration.”

‘Rocker’ Spanish priest dies from burns suffered during lighting of Easter fire

Apr 4, 2024 / 14:55 pm

According to the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Aragón, sources from the archdiocese said Father Javier Sánchez “tried to protect the nuns of the convent."

Priest says ‘trans’ people he has ministered to have deep wounds

Apr 4, 2024 / 14:00 pm

Father Francisco “Patxi” Bronchalo said among the wounded he sees “children broken by very hard life experiences in the most intimate of environments.”

Laicized Spanish bishop emeritus marries in the Church

Apr 3, 2024 / 07:00 am

After obtaining a dispensation from Pope Francis, the bishop emeritus of Solsona in Spain, Xavier Novell, has entered into a canonical marriage.