Bear Fruit That Will Last

By Charlie Johnston A friend who is a very effective activist said to me the other day that he was worried that we were going to go around kicking every barking dog so much that we miss the central point and come unprepared to the critical moment. I was delighted, for that concern has been […]

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The American Spirit Bubbles Up

By Charlie Johnston A colleague reported this delightful story to me: A small town. The Mayor (who is a medical professional) decides that continued lockdown orders are unconstitutional, given what we now know about the Coronavirus and its actual dangers. The Mayor decides the citizens of the town are responsible and smart enough to take […]

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Daleiden Targets Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris, Xavier Becerra in Civil Rights Conspiracy Lawsuit

By Charlie Johnston In the wee morning hours of this Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, David Daleiden and his lawyers filed suit in the Federal Court in Los Angeles, charging Planned Parenthood (PP), Kamala Harris, and California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra with conspiring to deprive Daleiden of his 1st and 14th Amendment rights […]

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Thinking of Mom

By Charlie Johnston I have been working on a delicate and complex piece the last week. Complex, of course, is easy; boiling it down to where it is easily communicated is hard, indeed. In his dotage, a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his old rival, John Adams, began with an apology. “I am sorry for […]

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Cry the Beloved Country

By Charlie Johnston One of the things that this Corona Virus business has illuminated, but is rarely commented on, is that there are reasonable precautions we could have and should have been taking all along to defend vulnerable populations from the ravages of ordinary flu seasons. In the aftermath of all of this, I seriously […]

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A Great Battle

By Charlie Johnston Our announcement Wednesday on the site concerning Fr. Michel Rodrigue prompted Mark Mallett to contact me with a cry of foul. Beckita had talked with me several days before publishing the announcement and I concurred with her judgment. Mark copied me on a note he sent to a reader who was concerned […]

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An Announcement

By Beckita Since late in 2018, people have been sending me personal emails suggesting that I listen to Fr. Michel Rodrigue whose talks were being uploaded on You Tube. A few suggestions were sent to me via our TNRSAnswers email service. Since last fall, some commenters have, intermittently, pointed readers to new You Tube offerings […]

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Corona Madness

(I have posted less these last few weeks than normal. When confronted with major new phenomena, I like to examine and ponder minutely. It is perhaps a bit of vanity that I want what I write to hold up over time, so knowing that I will get some things wrong, I try hard to get […]

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The Never-Ending Story

By Charlie Johnston As things get crazier, living prudent and calm discernment becomes more, not less important. As Abraham Lincoln said in his House Divided Speech in 1858, just over two years before the American Civil War broke out, “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then […]

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