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“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…)

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Three newly ‘declassified’ projects from NCCL’s ‘TOP SECRET’ archives

Read about three recently declassified projects by clicking on the respective hyperlink. (more…)

The Empire Strikes Back

empire_strikes_back_at_summorum pontificumIt’s all over … the news, that is.

Those opposing Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum, have taken a first, practical step to reverse the motu proprio.

And the sum of it is sheer hypocrisy at its Roman worst. One only wonders what took them so long. (more…)

How seriously does the Roman Curia need ‘cleansing’?

For those paying attention, it is reported in a few reliable places that the 300-page report prepared by three Cardinals to investigate the “Vatileaks” scandals has to do with the need (more…)

An history lesson about the Roman Papacy, and reform of the Roman Curia

With the express permission of The Lepanto Foundation, we post the following unabridged essay by the eminent historian, Prof. Roberto de Mattei, PhD.

Among the many questions the essay provokes is whether the Roman Curia has ever (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…)

Roman Cardinal hurls a bombshell with an almost magical power to restore whatever its blasts touch

Though even 2009 may seem long ago to some afflicted with an equivalent of an ‘ecclesial alzheimers’ disease, Mons. Domenico Bartolucci, now a Cardinal Prince of the Roman Church, back then gave an interview on the liturgical reforms and the so-called ‘reform of the reform’ which is hardly an everyday kind, (more…)