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

Meet the Spanish Trappist mystic saint who helps those who suffer from diabetes

Nov 15, 2022 / 07:00 am

St. Rafael Arnáiz, who had diabetes, is considered one of the great mystics of the 20th century.

Spanish bishop appoints controversial former communist leader as head of campus ministry

Nov 9, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Vox party has charged that the newly appointed head addressed voters in insulting terms and has asked the bishop to dismiss him.

Spanish bishop makes statement on alleged apparitions at Garabandal

Oct 20, 2022 / 17:20 pm

Bishop Manuel Sánchez Monge stated that “my position, like that of my predecessors, is that Rome’s assessment remains valid: ‘There are no signs of supernaturality.’”

The first hyper-realistic body of Christ based on the Holy Shroud is on exhibit in Spain

Oct 14, 2022 / 16:10 pm

Salamanca Cathedral is hosting the exhibition of the first hyper-realistic recreation of the body of Christ based on data obtained from the Shroud of Turin.

Opus Dei announces an extraordinary general congress to change its statutes

Oct 5, 2022 / 22:00 pm

The prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, announced in a letter Oct. 5 that he will convene the congress to adapt the prelature’s statutes to the instructions in the motu proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”

Preoccupation with money distances us from God, Spanish bishop warns

Sep 17, 2022 / 07:00 am

In his weekly pastoral letter on Sept. 15, Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba said that the desire for money “takes us away from God, dulls our soul.”

Spanish court confirms former priest’s 30-year sentence for sexual abuse

Sep 14, 2022 / 15:05 pm

Spain’s Supreme Court has confirmed an appeal court’s sentence for a man convicted of sexually abusing minors and who was expelled from the clerical state in 2019.

Spanish bishop encourages prayer in face of drought

Sep 2, 2022 / 12:48 pm

Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba is encouraging the faithful to "lift up prayers to God asking for rain" in the face of Spain’s drought.

Archbishop criticizes Spanish government’s approval of abortion bill

Sep 1, 2022 / 14:35 pm

Archbishop Luis Javier Argüello Garcia of Valladolid criticized Spain’s Council of Ministers Tuesday for approving an abortion bill, stressing that abortion “is never a right” and that the bill’s content is “totally symptomatic of a way of governing.”

Spanish bishops stand in solidarity with Church in Nicaragua, persecuted by Ortega government

Aug 18, 2022 / 11:29 am

At least two Spanish archdioceses have expressed their support for the Church in Nicaragua, which is being persecuted by prsident Daniel Ortega, with messages of solidarity on social media.

Spanish shrine where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucía is falling into ruin

Aug 11, 2022 / 04:00 am

The place where Our Lady called for the first Saturday devotion needs urgent reconstruction work.

Why did the floor of a Spanish monastery turn blood red once a year for almost 500 years?

Aug 9, 2022 / 04:00 am

On Aug. 6 in the year 953, 200 monks living at the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos, Spain, were put to death, martyred by Muslim troops.

How a village of 7 residents mobilized hundreds to restore altarpiece of its small church

Aug 5, 2022 / 04:00 am

A crowdfunding campaign has raised the necessary funds to restore a 16th-century altarpiece at a church in the small village of Terradillos de Sedano, Spain.

Spanish bishop warns that the Synod on Synodality can’t re-invent the mission of the Church

Jul 29, 2022 / 05:00 am

Bishop Demetrio Fernández says “there is no lack of people who confuse the Holy Spirit with their own strange ideas.”

Pontifical Academy for Life board member: Church teaching on contraception has not changed

Jul 21, 2022 / 13:31 pm

Dr. Mónica López Barahona, a member of the Board of Directors of the Pontifical Academy for Life and president of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation in Spain, has clarified that the recent publication of a book by the academy hasn’t changed the bioethical magisterium of Church.