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Until we can complete a short treatise in questions & answers about the nearly universal cancellation of the sacred Liturgy (foremost holy Mass) by the world’s bishops during the panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Directors of the NCCL apostolate present the following points of argument for consideration.
Except in cases of excommunication, interdict or similar censure, does a bishop possess the authority to forbid – as many throughout the world of late have – lay faithful from actual participation (viz., to be really present) in a liturgical act of latria, regardless whether the Liturgy prayed is scheduled or not by the bishop, or whether it is declared sine populo, “without the people”, or “private”, “not public” or “publicly cancelled”?
Directors of the NCCL apostolate believe that they (more…)
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…)
Patrick J. Shaules had been a Jesuit for nearly fifty years when by the grace of God (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
For years, thanks to your generous support, the NCCL apostolate has assisted clerics who have been in trouble, most often running afoul of their superiors for reasons explained in the following letter. (more…)
Dear Friends in Christ,
Bro. Andre Marie, MICM writes from the St. Benedict Center in Richmond, NH to inform that Fr. Jarecki, bedridden, in their care and very ill now for some time, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
From the brief description, Father is approaching his last days.
The following post, written in July of 2005, might have been written yesterday. (more…)
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.