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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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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…)

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…)

More ‘declassified’ projects – with the now “Pope Emeritus”, then-Cardinal Ratzinger

Read more about recently declassified projects by clicking on the respective hyperlink. (more…)

Three newly ‘declassified’ projects from NCCL’s ‘TOP SECRET’ archives

Read about three recently declassified projects by clicking on the respective hyperlink. (more…)

The Empire Strikes Back

empire_strikes_back_at_summorum pontificumIt’s all over … the news, that is.

Those opposing Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum, have taken a first, practical step to reverse the motu proprio.

And the sum of it is sheer hypocrisy at its Roman worst. One only wonders what took them so long. (more…)

Letters to Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos: concelebration is hardly the only sign of communion with one’s bishop

Some people simply cannot read. No matter that they know how to read. Even when they are intelligent, they’ve got to want to read, if they are going to begin to understand what someone else, who has written something, means by it.

That applies even to some bishops and certain cardinals. (more…)