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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…)

America the beautiful, besmirched by violence & lies

Now that the U.S. government’s Supreme Court has issued a decree coercing (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…)

Still too late to learn?

vatican.va_photo_pope_pius_xiiRead the admittedly stern words of an holy Father & Prophet to the Bishops of America only 75 years ago (tomorrow), and see if his prophetic warnings have not come to pass practically verbatim.

[ … ] 18. Not with the conquest of material space does one approach to God, (more…)