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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.
The lost lecture of the pastor of pastors.
The New Pagans and the Church, a lecture delivered in 1958 by then-Father Joseph (more…)
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…)
Read in this post “Part 2” — the happy conclusion — of a ten-year history & project of NCCL action to help restore parish life for a Roman community.
(Part 1, the first ten years, 2005-2015, will (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
“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…)
America the beautiful, besmirched by violence & lies
Now that the U.S. government’s Supreme Court has issued a decree coercing (more…)
“Freedom for everything and for all except for evil and evil-doers.”
The above political motto of the great martyr and regenerator of Ecuador, President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, rings today truer & needier than ever.
It is a motto also that encapsulates Moreno’s personal rule, that men who aspire to be saints can make their own, editing it in order to rule their own state in life and spiritual temperament.
(Click here to edit this document for oneself.)
It is practically unthinkable that Pope Francis (more…)