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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…)

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 Castrillón of the Ecclesia Dei Commission in Rome, (more…)

Do you seriously doubt it is coming to this, here, also?

photo Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Bl. Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943)

Layman and martyr

Franz Jägerstätter was born on 20 May 1907 in St Radegund, Upper Austria, to his unmarried mother, Rosalia Huber, and to Franz Bachmeier, who was killed during World War I. After the death of his natural father, Rosalia married Heinrich Jägerstätter, who adopted Franz and gave the boy his surname of Jägerstätter in 1917. (more…)

Mottos to live by — by a Jesuit of blessed memory who lived by them

Patrick J. Shaules had been a Jesuit for nearly fifty years when by the grace of God (more…)

Returning to the future.

Generally speaking of course, the Orthodox of the ‘old country’ do not care for (more…)

The plot thickens. The place not for chickens.

Before the last conclave, then-Cardinal Ratzinger was the one person in Rome whom (more…)

“Frodo Versus Robespierre” by Joseph Pearce – on a new independent film by Navis Pictures, The War of the Vendée

“If a thing is worth doing at all, it’s worth doing badly”, once said G. K. Chesterton. And now Joseph Pearce, about an astoundingly simple new independent film.

“This paradoxical witticism of Chesterton [continues Pearce] was on my mind as I sat down to watch The War of the Vendée, a new film about the forgotten martyrs of the French Revolution.” (more…)