Moments ago, at 3:40pm EDT, Father Eyassu Kahsay phoned with an update of his sister’s worsening condition. Read more

Cri de coeur from one suffering in Ethiopia

June 18, 2014 | Comments Off

The communique copied below comes only moments ago from a missionary Priest in the United States, Read more

Wish to work with people who love their jobs?

June 5, 2014 | Comments Off

WANTED: fund-raiser/development
LOCATION: work from home/remotely

The NCCL apostolate seeks Read more

Reply of the Bishop

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

The positive and informative reply of His Excellency, Bishop Tesfassilassie of Adigrat (Ethiopia) has Read more

Read below NCCL’s e-mail & letter to the Eparch of Adigrat, Ethiopia, asking him to bless and guide NCCL forward in the project to dig wells in the Irob region of his eparchy — the Eastern Catholic name for a “diocese”. Read more

A report … to make you weep in pity.

March 17, 2014 | Comments Off

ethiopians_line_up_for_water_3-2014For the love of Christ-God and the least of his brethren, dying of thirst, will you help the poor, suffering natives of Irob county by helping to dig a well or two for them? Read more

Update: rounding up the needed partners

March 4, 2014 | Comments Off

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Pending a report to help assess the situation in the Irob region of Tigray, Ethiopia stricken with severe drought, NCCL Directors have conferred and now intend to partner with other charities and local authorities in order to drill at least Read more

ethiopian_villagers_queue_to_take_water_from_well_in_draught_3-2014The words captioned above were uttered today in a prayer full of tears for the poor villagers of Awo in the Irob county of northwestern Ethiopia, suffering from prolonged, severe drought. Read more

A call to heaven for a sip of water

February 19, 2014 | Comments Off

ethiopian_girl_takes_water_from_puddle_3-2014Luckily there was someone listening on a ‘party-line’ when the call was made.

The following heart-wrenching, urgent appeal was e-mailed today by a Priest-friend from the mountainous Irob region of Read more

The economy of grace, and mercy

January 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Once again NCCL’s missionary friend, Father Abraha Baraki sends his thanks and his prayers from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, together with a report Read more

Your intentions remembered, even in far away Ethiopia

September 15, 2013 | Comments Off

Fr. Baraki lets you know, in the following email, that he is grateful for your charity, and remembers all of his – and NCCL’s – benefactors at Read more

perseid_meteor_and_milky_way_in_2009Looking east after midnight this month will reveal natural marvels to those who, wisely, still follow the Orientale Lumen, The Light of the East – Christ-God.

One need only see a shooting star to recall the greatness of The Lord of Creation. Read more

Could you imitate this charity?

June 17, 2013 | Comments Off

Be forewarned. The personal letter copied below will likely bring tears to your eyes. Read more

Time to help this Priest?

June 14, 2013 | Comments Off

A priest who has suffered terribly for years in a war-torn region in the ‘Horn of Africa’ is in need of charity to preserve his sacred Ministry. Read more

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

In order more faithfully to convey the meaning His Beatitude gave to his testament when citing from sacred Scripture, we hereby republish Patriarch Josyf’s Spiritual Testament, this time Read more

Christ is risen!

The Rev. Abba (Father) Abraha Baraki of the Apostolic Prefecture of Robe-Bale in southeastern Ethiopia sends a report Read more

receipt_envelope_Bro_Cesare_3-8-2013 Brother Cesare Bullo, the bursar for the Salesians of St. John Bosco in Addis Ababa, has provided NCCL with Read more

Healthy, wealthy and wise-guys!

February 18, 2013 | Comments Off

They are alive because of your charity.

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God grant her many blessed years to come!

February 8, 2013 | Comments Off

With great joy on the occasion of her 100th birthday, we thank God for, and offer our most cordial greetings in Him to, Mama Hagosa Baraki of Irob, Ethopia.

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We ask also the charity of your prayers to God in thanksgiving for Mama Hagosa Baraki, the mother of two Priest-sons, Abbas Abraha & Tesfamariam, of ten other children (including multiple Religious daughters), and numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

Those priests are among the missionaries who offer the holy Mass for the benefactors and friends of the NCCL apostolate in Operation Mission Stipends.

Mama Hagosa is also the grandmother of the young Baraki Brothers whom your charity has brought to the United States for the successful kidney transplant that spared the life of Assefa Hailu Baraki. (See other posts on this blog.) Read more

In an exchange between NCCL’s Executive Director and Abba Abraha Baraki, of the Apostolic Prefecture of Robe-Bale, Father Abraha gives a detailed account of the most Read more

In multiple conversations by Skype since the surgery, patient Assefa & his courageous brother Robel have asked that the Executive Director please to greet in Christ and thank all the many benefactors of the NCCL apostolate for Read more

Because of you

November 7, 2012 | Comments Off

Actually, because of Christ in you, and working through your charity, Assefa Hailu Baraki has received a second chance at life. Thanks also to the skill & compassion of the chief surgeon, Dr. Matthew Cooper, Read more

For the record: what your charity has accomplished

October 15, 2012 | Comments Off


Brother Cesare Bullo, the bursar for the Salesians of St. John Bosco in Addis Ababa, has provided NCCL with Read more

What can one person do?

October 12, 2012 | Comments Off

A lot, by charity. Read more

NCCL owes them for their charity

October 5, 2012 | Comments Off

In the good name of the Salesians of Addis Ababa, Brother Cesare Bullo, S.D.B. has advanced NCCL the equivalent Read more

Unexpected visit to hospital

September 17, 2012 | Comments Off

Assefa Baraki has developed an infection, and had to be admitted to Inova Hospital in Northern Virginia for emergency care.

Read about the incident on the Baraki Family blog.

The costs of the stay are anticipated to be great. We beg your charity to help defray them. Please give at NCCL’s homepage, http://national-coalition.org#gift.

Mark your gift, “Assefa’s care”, or “Looking East”.

Keeping abreast of developments

September 10, 2012 | Comments Off

Benefactors, friends & those interested are encouraged to follow developments for Assefa & Robel, as family, friends & Georgetown University Hospital prepare the Baraki-Brothers for kidney transplant surgery sometime next month.

See the Baraki Family blog for updates.

They’re here

September 6, 2012 | Comments Off

The Brothers-Baraki, Assefa & Robel, have landed this morning at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, and were whisked Read more

They’re in the air

September 5, 2012 | Comments Off

The Baraki Brothers departed Addis Ababa via Ethiopian Airlines flight no. 500 this evening at 22:15 hrs, local time (theirs).

Assefa & Robel [pictured here] are scheduled to transfer in Rome, arriving at 03:25, Central European time.
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  • Links to doctrines of the Roman Magisterium ‘looking East’

    Orientale Lumen, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (Light of the East) - May 2, 1995

    Paterna Caritas, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On Reunion with Rome of the Church in Armenia) - July 25, 1888

    Orientalium Dignitas, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On the Dignity of the Eastern Churches) - November 30, 1894

    Christi Nomen, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On the Propagation of the Faith & the Eastern Churches) - December 24, 1894

    Ecclesiam Dei [in Latin], Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (On the 300th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Josaphat) [in English] - November 12, 1923

    Rerum Orientalium, Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (On the Study of the Things of the East) - September 8, 1928

    Orientalis Ecclesiae, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On the 1500th Anniversary of the Transitus of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria) - April 9, 1944

    Orientales Omnes Ecclesias, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On the 350th Anniversary of the Reunion of the Ruthenian Church with the Apostolic See) - December 23, 1945

    Meminisse Iuvat, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On prayers and other helps for the Church persecuted in Eastern & Oriental lands) - July 14, 1958

    Orientalum Ecclesiarum, Decree of Pope Paul VI (On the Catholic Churches of the East) - November 21, 1964

    First Rendering Thanks to God, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (On the 350th Anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod) - April 18, 1996

    Check back for links yet to come.

  • Other links

    The Baraki Family blog general appeal for Assefa

    The Baraki Family blog kidney transplant fund