He is a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Granada. After completing his basic training at the San Cecilio Major Seminary of Granada and at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore (USA), he studied at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington DC. At this center he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Theology with the thesis Public reason and the memory of God in the secular culture of modernity, and a Ph.D. in Sacred Theology with the thesis Towards a more humane economic logic: A reading of Wendell Berry in the light of Caritas in veritate. Father Ildefonso is currently a professor of Moral Theology, Theological Anthropology, and Marriage at the Lumen Gentium Institute of the Archdiocese of Granada and a member of the Laudato Si Institute for the Care of Creation. He is also Vice-rector of the Seminario Mayor San Cecilio, chaplain of the Centro de Estudios Superiores La Inmaculada in Granada, and is in charge of campus ministry.