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A project closer to home than usual – but about par for the course in duration.


Many of NCCL’s projects are long-in-the-undertaking, directed quietly, before fruit is born — or noticed. And most are conducted in far-off places across (more…)

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Romans rejoice – big-time

It’s what Romans do after they endure, by God’s grace. (See this post for that part of the story.)

Shortly after Bishop John Barres announced in early May, 2016, his decision to (more…)

Romans endure

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…)

traditional baptismal rites, East & West, custom-made for your child’s baptism

western_roman_baptism_sample_coverA family keep-sake! A perfect gift for godparents, parents, and children.

Place your order for booklets of the traditional Roman rites of baptism — Eastern-Kievan (“Ukrainian”) or Western-Roman (1952 Rituale Romanum).

Each booklet contains (more…)

Shocking news calls for the charity of your prayers

photo_fr_kenneth-walker_fssp_rip_6-12-2014Authorities in Phoenix, Arizona and the Fraternity of St. Peter report that a Priest of the Fraternity died this morning in hospital and another was being treated of serious injuries after police were called to investigate a burglary at Mater Misericordiae parish, only blocks from the State Capitol. (more…)

Terri Schiavo – Vatican citizenship: another project ‘declassified’

One day in late-March 2005 a simple telephone call to the Holy See’s Secretariat of State — headquarters of the Vatican’s ‘international diplomatic corps’ — received a terse reply, here paraphrased: if it can be done in accordance with international law, we’ll see what can be done.

It was all we needed to hear. (more…)

Newly ‘declassified’: how not to misunderstand a motu proprio – by reading it

NCCL has just ‘declassified’ two hitherto TOP-secret projects.

1. Click here to read letters dated October 27, 2007 to Cardinal Castrill√≥n of the Ecclesia Dei Commission in Rome, (more…)