A Couple of First Things

By Charlie Johnston The Difference Between a Threshold Issue and a Single Issue When I was a teenager, a very nice old man, Mr. Valentin (pronounced like the saint) lived kitty-corner behind us on the next street up. He was a German ex-patriate who had some great stories to tell about the war and always […]

Read More A Couple of First Things

New Article on Covid-19

Recently, I have found so many people online who are talking about the theory and practice of preventing and treating Covid-19 that I realized I no longer needed to update or maintain the 70-page booklet I wrote on it in May, 2020. For that reason I decided to rewrite the book into a much smaller […]

Read More New Article on Covid-19

How Long, O Lord?

By Charlie Johnston Church Militant’s interview with Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Chairman, Trey Trainor, is not just good; it’s consequential. Those Bishops and other religious leaders who have relied on purported fears of losing their tax exempt status to justify turning a blind eye to depredations on the left and attacking the right with impunity […]

Read More How Long, O Lord?

Deadly Danger Ahead

By Charlie Johnston I don’t think the hierarchy in America understands how deadly dangerous the situation over the potential canonical rebuke of Fr. James Altmann of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is. The controversy began when, in a recent homily, Fr. Altmann said bluntly that, given modern Democrat support for abortion, homosexual marriage, and gender ideology, no […]

Read More Deadly Danger Ahead

Of Carts and Horses

By Charlie Johnston My favorite professor in college was Clarence VerSteeg. He was an expert on the American Revolution and our class was a sort of mini-seminar. It was limited to 15 students and met once a week for four straight hours each week. Professor VerSteeg made two big impressions on me. First, no one […]

Read More Of Carts and Horses

To Everything, A Time

By Charlie Johnston More than a few people have asked me about this story of my Archdiocese considering disciplinary action against a Priest who publicly urged people to openly disobey the Archbishop on the matter of masking at religious services. I am glad, for it gives me an opportunity to reiterate some points that are […]

Read More To Everything, A Time

What I Really Think

By Charlie Johnston Whew! Getting a big organization up and running is like walking through mud underwater. I’m just hoping the mountain of paperwork I’m going through doesn’t grow taller than Mt. Meeker. I’ve been through it before – and look forward to that day when everything starts to flow easier and easier. It does […]

Read More What I Really Think

Pockets of Resistance

By Charlie Johnston An acquaintance of mine recently suggested to me, rather plaintively, that if we vote for Joe Biden, maybe the left will stop the violence. “Oh, like Democrat Mayors and Governors have protected their Democrat voters in the cities and states they control?” I tartly responded. The Democrats have unleashed the ravenous beast […]

Read More Pockets of Resistance