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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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)