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. Read more

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, Read more

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

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

A word to the wise is sufficient. Read more

The Empire Strikes Back

July 30, 2013 | Comments Off

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. Read more

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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. Read more

V4Victory Young Men’s Program (V4V) is a 30 day program-retreat offered July 16th to August 15th at Read more

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing surely of one of the greatest Romans of our times. Read more

For those paying attention, it is reported in a few reliable places that the 300-page report prepared by three Cardinals to investigate the “Vatileaks” scandals has to do with the need Read more

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

With the express permission of The Lepanto Foundation, we post the following unabridged essay by the eminent historian, Prof. Roberto de Mattei, PhD.

Among the many questions the essay provokes is whether the Roman Curia has ever Read more

A word of caution

March 21, 2013 | Comments Off

The election of Pope Francis represents many firsts. Read more

Beware the ides of March!

March 15, 2013 | Comments Off

Some time ago, long before the election of Pope Francis, someone asked whether Read more

Long live Pope Francis!

March 13, 2013 | Comments Off

Please join the Directorate of the NCCL apostolate along with its friends and collaborators in praying the Te Deum in thanksgiving for the election of Pope Francis.

Deo gratias!

Tu es Petrus!

Long live Pope Francesco!

It’s 11pm in Rome, and the first ballot shows Read more

Pray for the cardinals entering the conclave.

March 12, 2013 | Comments Off

As of this writing (0200 hrs Eastern time, U.S.) the cardinals have, if on schedule, completed their move Read more

It is difficult even for a pope to change the priorities of a previous papacy after the death of a pope. One expects it will be that much harder when the previous pope Read more

‘Til death do (its) part’.

March 10, 2013 | Comments Off

It used to be that Peter was Peter until death did its part, just like the other kind of catholic marriage.

Since February 11 it’s not so clear.

“But this is far from the logic of the Church.
Peter must do only one thing: Read more

Returning to the future.

March 5, 2013 | Comments Off

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

The plot thickens. The place not for chickens.

March 4, 2013 | Comments Off

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

Here follows an astounding report Read more

Quo vadis, Petre?

March 2, 2013 | Comments Off

Giuseppe Cardinal Siri once gave a sermon Read more

We are all sede vacantists now. Read more

One may always take a German at his word. For, like “Vulcans” (yes, of the kind depicted on Star Trek) they, too, “never bluff”.

That’s because like Vulcans, Germans are Read more

Good John Blewett, requiescat in pace

February 15, 2013 | Comments Off

It is with deep sadness that the Directors and Founders of NCCL have received word and now convey with profound respect the news of Read more

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“What does NCCL do, anyway?”

It’s a question on the mind of many a caller. Frankly, the apostolate handles issues and problems that no other group will even touch.

We’re small. We’re humble. We get results. The NCCL statement of purpose brochure lists the broad scope of the apostolate’s no-compromise action.

A concrete example?

In pamphlet no. 5 (links below) you’ll read correspondence — conducted by NCCL at the request of collaborators — with the Bishop of Read more

Two more letters have been recently declassified.  Both are written to an Anglo-Catholic bishop, some time before his reception into communion with the See of Rome.  Find the first one Read more

“What does NCCL do, anyway?”

December 28, 2012 | Comments Off

It’s a question on the mind of many a caller. Frankly, the apostolate handles issues and problems that no other group will even touch.

We’re small. We’re humble. We get results. The NCCL statement of purpose brochure lists the broad scope of the apostolate’s no-compromise action.

A concrete example? In pamphlet no. 2 (links below) you’ll read correspondence — conducted by NCCL at the request of collaborators — with a chancery and the Commission Ecclesia Dei in Rome.

(Yes, all the requests were finally Read more

One laptop down, one scanner to go

December 22, 2012 | Comments Off

Thanks to the charity of NCCL supporters, the struggling ex-con we wrote about (see post dated December 22) has received an used laptop computer in good condition.

Now all he needs to get his business off the cyber-ground is Read more