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

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.

The Holy Land may turn into a museum or an architectural remembrance, archbishop warns

Mar 29, 2024 / 06:00 am

The archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain, Francisco Cerro Chávez, stressed in a recent letter the need to support the Christians in the Holy Land.

How the early Christians lived their lives: 5 ways to be a witness today

Mar 12, 2024 / 07:00 am

The example set by the early followers of Jesus of Nazareth has inspired and resonated with Catholics of all times, including today.

March for Life in Spain takes the mask off culture of death

Mar 11, 2024 / 17:00 pm

“It’s time to unmask the lies, horrors, businesses, and ideologies that sustain the culture of death,” said the organizers of Spain’s 2024 March for Life.

Archdiocese demands priests apologize for ‘scandalous’ words about Pope Francis

Mar 1, 2024 / 18:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, has demanded that two priests apologize for comments they made “that harm the communion of the Church.” 

Bishop who participated in Freemasonry event affirms its incompatibility with Catholicism

Feb 27, 2024 / 18:00 pm

Bishop Antonio Staglianò told Vatican News that “Freemasonry is a heresy that is fundamentally aligned with the Arian heresy.”

Large families association launches ‘Save the planet, have more children’ campaign

Feb 23, 2024 / 07:00 am

The Large Families Association of Madrid has launched an advertising campaign featuring the message “Save the planet, have more children.” 

100 cloistered convents in Spain to open their doors to promote prayer during Lent

Feb 14, 2024 / 18:00 pm

The DeClausura Foundation in Spain has launched a campaign to promote prayer during the liturgical season of Lent with the theme “Slow Down. Stop. Pray.”

Panama’s Cardinal Lacunza apologizes for his disappearance: ‘It was a stupid prank’

Feb 5, 2024 / 14:10 pm

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza, the bishop of the Diocese of David in Panama, apologized Feb. 4 after having been missing for two days earlier in the week.

Spanish painter to become Trappist monk after seeing film on cloistered life

Feb 3, 2024 / 09:00 am

After lying dormant for decades, the seed of a calling to monastic life has sprung to life in the soul of Sevillian painter José María Méndez.

Spanish archbishop: ‘I am not going to bless even one homosexual union’

Jan 26, 2024 / 05:30 am

In a meeting with journalists held on the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, Archbishop José María Gil stated that his intention is to “bless the person.”

Shamanic ritual at World Economic Forum: ‘What spirit rules in Davos?’ priest asks

Jan 18, 2024 / 18:00 pm

As part of a WEF plenary session on Wednesday, Chieftess Putanny Yawanawá of the Amazonian Yawanawá tribe performed a shamanic rite.

Spanish university cancels Rupnik chapel project

Jan 17, 2024 / 19:45 pm

Francisco de Vitoria University in Spain has canceled its planned chapel project with former Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik.

Interview with EWTN Spain president about his book on scientific evidence for God goes viral

Jan 12, 2024 / 18:15 pm

José Carlos González-Hurtado discussed his book “Nuevas Evidencias Científicas de la Existencia de Dios” (“New Scientific Evidence of the Existence of God”).

French bishops delineate support for Fiducia Supplicans

Jan 11, 2024 / 18:30 pm

The Permanent Council of the French Bishops’ Conference offered carefully delineated support for the Fiducia Supplicans declaration on pastoral blessings.