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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-works, 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…)
The lioness & the ewe lamb resided in her: remembering Jean Buschle, NCCL Director
Gone but never forgotten, the founders and former Directors of NCCL continue, even long after death, to influence all the action of this humble apostolate.
That is a sometimes forgotten mark of how democratic tradition really is: (more…)
Richard J. Lloyd, requiescat in pace – A brief tribute to a long-suffering servant of God
Shocking news calls for the charity of your prayers
Authorities in Phoenix, Arizona and the Fraternity of St. Peter report that a Priest of the Fraternity died this morning in hospital and another was being treated of serious injuries after police were called to investigate a burglary at Mater Misericordiae parish, only blocks from the State Capitol. (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…)
Universality, romanity and Giulio Andreotti: the passing of a bona fide Roman
It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing surely of one of the greatest Romans of our times. (more…)
Mottos to live by — by a Jesuit of blessed memory who lived by them
Patrick J. Shaules had been a Jesuit for nearly fifty years when by the grace of God (more…)
Good John Blewett, requiescat in pace
It is with deep sadness that the Directors and Founders of NCCL have received word and now convey with profound respect the news of (more…)
In memory of Veronica C. Aronne, née Derewlanka
Upon learning of the death of this faithful matriarch & generous supporter of the NCCL apostolate for many years, the Executive Director signed the Aronne Family guestbook online with these words: (more…)