Project of the Week: Mass Intentions for Nicaragua

Mass Offerings for the sustenance of five contemplative Albertine priests The monks of Saint Albert are a young, home-grown contemplative order of priests and religious in Nicaragua. Until recently there were no male contemplative religious orders in this Central American country. And the five men who have embraced this religious life in Estelí, in the […]

ACN Interview: Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa, Nicaragua

NICARAGUA “The unity of the Church is the greatest strength that we bishops have” Nicaragua is still shaken by the crisis that began 14 months ago. The country continues to make headlines as it did in mid-June with the pardoning of almost one hundred people who were still imprisoned for protesting against the government the […]

ACN Feature Story: Nicaragua – A Church supporting its people 

Nicaragua: A Church supporting its people “We are carrying a small corner of the cross of Christ. We cannot carry it all. It is He who is helping us.” by Ines San Martin , ACN International Revised by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Posted April 16, 2019 Nicaragua today is a country trapped between […]

ACN Info – Nicaragua, Cardinal Brenes: “The tears of the people are the tears of God”

Nicaragua Cardinal Brenes: “The tears of the people are the tears of God” “Dialogue is the only solution” A few days before the national feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes, Archbishop of Managua, called on people to “pray for Nicaragua; for peace and unity among the […]

ACN News – Lies which “create a psychosis of war”

Nicaragua Lies which “create a psychosis of war” (2018-08-03) Sources close to the Catholic Church in Nicaragua are accusing the media in the country of a lack of neutrality. News reports about the grave crisis the country has been going through in recent months should be treated with caution. This applies especially with regard to […]

ACN News – Crisis in Nicaragua

CRISIS IN NICARAGUA “Masaya is under a hail of bullets” – A Cardinal asks for “pressure on the government” urging it to show respect for the Church and the people of Nicaragua. (2018-07-20) “Please put pressure on the government, urging it to show respect for the bishops, the priests and the population.” This was the […]


Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by ACN Canada Montreal, April 14, 2014 –  Just a few days after the murder of the Jesuit priest, Father Frans van Lugt in Syria, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has noted with sadness the violent killing of one of its project partners […]


JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.  This weekly newsletter will an opportunity for us to acquaint you with the needs of the Church and the projects we have realized together in countries around the world. Today:  Nicaragua ___________________________________________________ Nicaragua  A church for the new parish of La […]