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

Catholics call for opening of canonization cause for sacristan slain by jihadist in Spain

Nov 21, 2023 / 19:00 pm

The Diocese of Cádiz and Ceuta in southern Spain has begun to receive requests to promote the canonization process of Diego Valencia.

Bishops in Spain call political deal to grant amnesty to Catalan secessionists immoral

Nov 15, 2023 / 11:30 am

Several Spanish bishops have spoken out against the deals reached by President Pedro Sánchez with the leaders behind the 2017 coup in Catalonia.

Meet the Spanish saint who helps those who suffer from diabetes

Nov 14, 2023 / 07:00 am

St. Rafael Arnáiz, who desired to be a Trappist monk but had diabetes, is considered one of the great mystics of the 20th century.

Thieves repent, sacramentally confess, and return stolen objects to chapel in Spain

Nov 13, 2023 / 18:30 pm

A week after desecrating and robbing a chapel in the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, the thieves have confessed and returned the stolen objects.

Two Carmelite nuns in Spain seek to recover the hermitical origin of their order 

Oct 27, 2023 / 09:31 am

Mother Ana María and Sister Raquel seek a new hermitage to live out their call to holiness “with a marked eremitic character, that is, more time in the cell, in silence, in solitude within the convent.”

20 martyrs of persecution during Spanish Civil War to be beatified

Oct 24, 2023 / 18:00 pm

On Nov. 18, the Archdiocese of Seville will celebrate the beatification of 20 martyrs of religious persecution carried out during the Spanish Civil War.

Pro-abortion demonstrators allegedly tag church in Spain with offensive graffiti

Oct 23, 2023 / 18:30 pm

The Spanish Christian Lawyers Foundation has filed a complaint against a pro-abortion organization whose activists also allegedly harassed Mass-goers.

Cross in public square in Spain smashed to pieces

Oct 23, 2023 / 18:00 pm

A stone cross carved in the 16th century and placed on a pedestal in a public square next to the cathedral in Seville, Spain, was destroyed over the weekend.

Event in Spain headlined by Archbishop Gänswein abruptly canceled

Oct 19, 2023 / 18:20 pm

The Fundación Universitaria Española surprisingly canceled an event announced weeks ago that was going to feature Benedict XVI’s personal secretary.

Cardinal Hollerich: Beginning today the Synod is addressing ‘some of the key points’

Oct 13, 2023 / 15:52 pm

Speaking at the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich shared an introductory reflection on the “co-responsibility of the mission.”

Jesuit Father James Martin says there are many chaste gay priests in the Church

Oct 2, 2023 / 18:30 pm

In an Oct. 1 interview with the Spanish newspaper El Periódico, Martin stressed that “it is crucial to point out that these priests lead a chaste and celibate life.”

40 Days for Life in Spain: Abortion activists label pro-lifers ‘dangerous’

Oct 2, 2023 / 11:30 am

Pro-lifers in the country are praying near abortion clinics in about 20 cities as part of the 40 Days for Life fall campaign.

Dominican nun speaks in favor of homosexuals being able to marry in the Church

Sep 22, 2023 / 18:00 pm

“I would be in favor of gays getting married in the Church because God always blesses love,” Dominican Sister Lucía Caram said recently.

Shrine of Virgin of Flowers whose name traveled to Mars with NASA desecrated

Sep 20, 2023 / 18:30 pm

The incident took place Monday night but was not discovered until early Tuesday, when the person who opened the church noticed the damage and theft.

Spanish priests criticize radio personalities who say Mother Teresa took advantage of poor

Sep 20, 2023 / 18:00 pm

On Monday, a contributor to a Spanish radio station news program claimed that St. Teresa of Calcutta was part of a list of “bad people who did things well.”

Consecrated hosts stolen from hospital chapel tabernacle in Spain

Sep 14, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Sources at the diocese told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, that chaplains witnessed the tabernacle had been profaned on two occasions.

Spanish bishop open to mediation regarding non-Opus Dei priest as rector of Opus Dei shrine

Sep 12, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Bishop Ángel Pérez Pueyo said he has waited for things to calm down before making a statement about the Torreciudad shrine.

The challenges facing South Korea in organizing the next World Youth Day

Aug 12, 2023 / 07:00 am

One priest says that being designated the site of the next WYD is an opportunity “to spread faith in Christ” and confirm Asian Catholics in their faith.

Pope receives posthumous letter from young Carmelite who wanted to attend WYD

Aug 4, 2023 / 07:00 am

In the letter, Pablo María de la Cruz expressed to the pope his desire to have participated in WYD in person, but pledged his prayers and support.

World Youth Day: 96% of pilgrims think gatherings contribute to evangelization

Jul 31, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Among the motivations for attending the international meeting with the pope is “encountering Jesus Christ” followed by “living new experiences.”