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When a bishop, not only his subjects, is subject to law.

Like it or not, he has a point.

Some years ago Pope Francis said to dissenters agitating to ordain women, that he is “a son of the Church”, and that he cannot change her doctrines to suit himself or others.
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Is it because praying the sacred Liturgy is an intrinsic good?

Christ is risen!

There are such things as intrinsic evils. Directly killing the innocent — like the pre-born, the elderly, the infirm; or suicide; also, blasphemy, sodomy, and the like.

Are there intrinsic goods? Is the sacred Liturgy one of them? (more…)

A burning question. Sanity wholely for the Masses.

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
Khrystos voskres! Vo’instinu voskres!
Christus resurrexit! Vere surrexit!
Xristos anesti! Alethios anesti!

Until we can complete a short treatise in questions & answers about the nearly universal cancellation of the sacred Liturgy (foremost holy Mass) by the world’s bishops during the panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Directors of the NCCL apostolate present the following points of argument for consideration.

Except in cases of excommunication, interdict or similar censure, does a bishop possess the authority to forbid – as many throughout the world of late have – lay faithful from actual participation (viz., to be really present) in a liturgical act of latria, regardless whether the Liturgy prayed is scheduled or not by the bishop, or whether it is declared sine populo, “without the people”, or “private”, “not public” or “publicly cancelled”?

Directors of the NCCL apostolate believe that they (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…)

Request traditional Masses from missionaries

elevation_sacred_host_at_dawn_2nd_mass_9-20-2013Ever wished you could ask missionaries to offer traditional Masses for your loved ones – living & deceased – and for all your intentions?

You can. And it’s easy.

Operation Mission Stipends is an ongoing project of NCCL’s “Looking East”.
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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…)

Returning to the future.

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