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Beware the ideas 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.

			

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…)

“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…)

“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…)

An avoidable tragedy – still avoidable.

The following article, written 26 years ago this spring, is still as fresh as a daisy in its valuable lessons.

An Avoidable Tragedy by Eric de Saventhem

Or, “Object lessons to avert artificial estrangements that can last a millennium”.

The essay appeared originally in the April (more…)

“Je suis Charlie … Martel!”

Hammer away!

Christ Crucified: Scandal to the Muslims, Foolishness to the Secularists

by Roberto de Mattei – Rorate Caeli (January 14, 2015)

NCCL takes the liberty (more…)

Still too late to learn?

vatican.va_photo_pope_pius_xiiRead the admittedly stern words of an holy Father & Prophet to the Bishops of America only 75 years ago (tomorrow), and see if his prophetic warnings have not come to pass practically verbatim.

[ … ] 18. Not with the conquest of material space does one approach to God, (more…)

Christopher Columbus, saint?

Columbus (left) chapel altar - Alcazar, Seville

Yes, if Pope Leo XIII will have anything to say about it yet.

[image is of Columbus (left) in the chapel, at the altar – Alcazar, Seville]

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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…)