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Lord, teach us to pray. (Lk. xi.1) St. Gregory of Sinai does his part.

And it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11:1

Perhaps you have learned your prayers. But have you been taught to pray? (more…)

“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. 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 (more…)


Second reply of Bishop Michael Hrynchyshyn, C.S.s.R.

In this reply, the Exarch gives his opinion of the duration of the faculties. (more…)

English translations of ‘secret’ faculties given to Archbishop Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky by Pope Pius X

The following translations of Pope Pius X’s provide documented recognition of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky’s universal patriarchal jurisdiction in the Catholic Church of Kievan-Rus (commonly called the Ukrainian Catholic Church). (more…)

Texts of faculties granted in February 1908 by Pope St. Pius X to the Servant of God, Metropolitan Archbishop Andrij Sheptytsky

The following are verbatim transcriptions of the photocopied documents received from His Excellency, Bishop Michael Hrynchyshyn, C.S.s.R., (Kievan Catholic) Exarch of France. The photocopied documents accompanied his letter dated May 6, 2004, a scan of which can be seen by clicking here. (more…)

Scanned copy of sealed and autographed document no. VIII, among the faculties granted by Pope St. Pius X to Metropolitan Andrij Sheptytsky

Here below appears a thum-nail image of the scanned copy of document no. VIII, bearing the seal and autograph of Metropolitan Andrij Sheptytsky, authenticating the document as corresponding to the original. (more…)

Bishop Michael Hrynchyshyn, C.S.s.R., Ukrainian Catholic Exarch of France & Postulator of Archbishop Andrij Sheptytsky’s cause of canonization writes

In response to an inquiry from NCCL’s Executive Director, Bishop Michael explains the faculties granted to Archbishop Andrij Sheptytsky by Pope Pius X in February, 1908. (more…)