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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…)

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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

photo_jean_buschle_rip_1-8-2011Gone 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

rjl_at_home_dining_room_table_summer_1994Read a short obituary of Dick Lloyd, here.

The origins of NCCL trace back to the mid 1970s when (more…)

Shocking news calls for the charity of your prayers

photo_fr_kenneth-walker_fssp_rip_6-12-2014Authorities 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…)