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Beware the ides of March? – extraordinary announcement of the Holy See: Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine
The Director of the Holy See Press Office Matteo Bruni has today announced that, "On Friday 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance at which he will preside at 17.00 in Saint Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The same act, on the same day, will be carried out in Fatima by His Eminence Cardinal Krajewski, Apostolic Almoner, as envoy of the Holy Father.". https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2022/03/15/0177/00384.html#ing The declaration of the Holy See is of great importance. We appeal to all the bishops of the world to join Pope Francis that same day, fulfilling the request of Our Lady of Fatima who on 13 July 1917 asked for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart and on 13 June 1929 communicated to Sister Lucia, in the monastery at Tuy, the request that this consecration be made "in union with all the bishops of the world". We do not know if this consecration will remove the threat of war, famine, and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father that Our Lady foresaw at Fatima if the world had not converted, but certainly the act announced by the Holy See is destined to bring great graces to Russia, Ukraine and the whole world. From this moment we gather in prayer, spreading the extraordinary news. (Roberto de Mattei - Lepanto Foundation, Rome) - trans. G. P. Lloyd, 15 Mar 2022 A.D.
How long would you hold out, waiting – suffering pitilessly – for news like this?
See NCCL’s blog Looking East for the answer.
Лучше поздно, чем никогда. – Better (orthodox) late than never!
Here follows an astounding report (more…)
More correspondences ‘declassified’ from NCCL’s ‘TOP SECRET archives’
Two more letters have been recently declassified. Both are written to an Anglo-Catholic bishop, some time before his reception into communion with the See of Rome. Find the first one (more…)
Request traditional Masses from missionaries
Ever wished you could ask missionaries to offer traditional Masses for your loved ones – living & deceased – and for all your intentions?
You can. And it’s easy.
Operation Mission Stipends is (more…)
Got frequent flyer miles?
NCCL’s Executive Director needs them for international flights to bring him to mission-critical projects around the globe.
Friends of Good St. Nicholas (more…)
The passing of His Excellency, Bishop Roman Danylak – NCCL’s Episcopal Advisor
It is with profound sorrow that the Directors & Friends of the National Coalition apostolate note the passing of His Lordship (Vladiko) Roman Danylak, former Eparch (Bishop) of Toronto for the Kievan (aka “Ukrainian”) Catholics. (more…)
Rome is ‘occupied’
The following post, written in July of 2005, might have been written yesterday. (more…)
Small is beautiful
In continuation of the post of March 26, what does the Pope’s vision of reform in general mean for a traditional reform?
First, it, too, will be small in numbers, composed of members “with the élan of faith”.
Second, it will be joyful and convinced.
Third, it will be about reform, gradually (or quickly as the case may be) transforming the rest of ecclesial life; but definitely not ‘babysitting’ Catholics of any one sort or stripe. Pope Benedict is not concerned with babysitting anyone or marginalizing them by use of labels or prejudices. One could even say, his sole aspiration for the Church is reform of Her ecclesial life. He, perhaps better than anyone, is painfully aware of the need to reform.
Fourth, it will live at peace with the rest of the Church’s members: hierarchy and people. But the intensity of its joy living the faith will irradiate to the rest.
Those above four points pretty much summarize the crux of the response which former Cardinal Ratzinger gave to Raymond Arroyo’s question about renewal or reform in the interview of September 2003, published elsewhere on this blog. (See the post dated March 26, 2012 for the link to the interview.)
Too little too late?
Yes, it’s precisely the opposite of St. Paul’s admonition to (priests and) bishops to “be instant [in teaching] in season and out of season”. (II Tim. iv:2)
Read here what Rev. Fr. Michael Venditti, an Eastern Catholic Priest, writes about “Liberal Catholic bishops [who have] trivialized moral authority over the years”.
Except for a few slips which were probably edited into it by the news staff — for example, using the word “church” instead of “churchmen” to describe the causes of the evils — the story is fair, and courageously told.