(I first stumbled upon this piece on Our Lady of Guadalupe three years ago. It was written by Dr. Peter Howard and first appeared at Spiritualdirection.com. Dr. Howard is an authority on Bishop Fulton Sheen. He currently is based in Peoria and is a popular speaker on Bishop Sheen, Mariology, and the renewal of the […]Read More Renew the Face of the Earth
(We had a little technical glitch this afternoon. The site was redirecting improperly. Steve BC is constantly quietly refining things here – and every once in a while you get a glitch. I made Steve aware of it and he quickly had it fixed. Sorry if any of you were briefly inconvenienced. What a godsend […]Read More Proclaim the Kingdom Boldly
By Charlie Johnston I have been struggling for months on what to do going forward. Every instinct in me cries out to adopt a “defend and repair” stance towards our culture. When you reach a tipping point, though, where the majority of the people of a culture – or a preponderance of the leadership thereof […]Read More A Sign of Our Lord’s Presence in the World
(I published this piece a little over three years ago. It seemed such a perfect companion piece to Deon Mangan’s “Paradise on Fire” that Beckita quoted it in the comments section. Alas, though, many who read the articles here miss the rich food to be found in our comments section. So I add it here […]Read More Live It!
(Mike and Deon Mangan are part of the team that facilitated my visits to the Sacramento area – and are great friends of this site. Several times, they acted as my primary drivers in the area. Mike looks almost exactly like my high school band director. The Mangans were among the families evacuated […]Read More Paradise on Fire
By Charlie Johnston It was with deep sorrow I learned of the passing last night of Madison Bishop Robert Morlino. Bishop Morlino had written the clearest clarion call for reform in the Church after the scandals started breaking of any Bishop in the country. He was truly a sign of hope – and I had […]Read More We Lost a Good One Last Night
I have just switched us over to our new primary domain, and it is working this time. EVERYONE should now bookmark this new URL, asignofhope379.com, and use it from now on. Please bookmark this new site address right now! We are switching to this new address to give ourselves some additional flexibility should that be […]Read More New Web Address is Working!
Nov 19 approx 8:30 pm ET: I apologize to everyone. I have attempted a change in the site address and have created a problem. Please read as you wish, but accounts on WordPress.com may not work, comments may not register. I am seeking answers as fast as I can. SteveBC Edit #1 later in this […]Read More Issues with web addresses
By Charlie Johnston I am in Alabama right now, to spend Thanksgiving with family. I’ve been quiet for the last week – mainly out of sheer exhaustion from several month’s intensive work. At this time last week I arrived in Baltimore for the annual Bishop’s Conference. I attended Michael Voris’ protest rally. It was on […]Read More How Much Further Until We Hit Bottom?
(I am in Baltimore right now. Regular readers know I have a somewhat ambivalent take on Michael Voris’ Church Militant. Voris is a brilliantly talented man who delves into troubling things in the Church better than anyone else out there – but I get annoyed at times because I think he sometimes lets his narrative […]Read More The Ballad of the Ordinary Man, Part II Revisited