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A project closer to home than usual – but about par for the course in duration.


Many of NCCL’s projects are long-in-the-undertaking, directed quietly, before fruit is born — or noticed. And most are conducted in far-off places across (more…)

What’s going on here

It’s a question on the mind of many a caller to NCCL, looking for help in the current crisis.

“What does NCCL do, anyway?”

It reminds of an amusing story one of the apostolate’s co-founders, Dr. William (more…)

Romans rejoice – big-time

It’s what Romans do after they endure, by God’s grace. (See this post for that part of the story.)

Shortly after Bishop John Barres announced in early May, 2016, his decision to (more…)

Romans endure

Read in this post “Part 2” — the happy conclusion — of a ten-year history & project of NCCL action to help restore parish life for a Roman community.

(Part 1, the first ten years, 2005-2015, will (more…)

“Our dedication to Tradition must be total, we cannot settle for anything less.”

The above-named essay, bearing the subtitle, “Mysticism and Human Calculations”, appeared in the June 2015 newsletter of the Catholic community of Vocogno, in the Diocese of Novara, Italy.

We republish the same essay here, below, in English, thanks to (more…)

“Freedom for everything and for all except for evil and evil-doers.”

The above political motto of the great martyr and regenerator of Ecuador, President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, rings today truer & needier than ever.

It is a motto also that encapsulates Moreno’s personal rule, that men who aspire to be saints can make their own, editing it in order to rule their own state in life and spiritual temperament.

(Click here to edit this document for oneself.)

It is practically unthinkable that Pope Francis (more…)

Terri Schiavo – Vatican citizenship: another project ‘declassified’

One day in late-March 2005 a simple telephone call to the Holy See’s Secretariat of State — headquarters of the Vatican’s ‘international diplomatic corps’ — received a terse reply, here paraphrased: if it can be done in accordance with international law, we’ll see what can be done.

It was all we needed to hear. (more…)