A Shift in the Tide?

By Charlie Johnston Despite efforts to get the Vatican to shut it down – and then efforts to allow unlimited discussion to filibuster the idea, the American Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly last week to go forward preparing a document on Eucharistic coherence. The issue now goes to committee to be drafted for full consideration by […]

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Pre-Game Tailgate Party

By Charlie Johnston There’s an old saying that the man who keeps the coolest head in the midst of crisis will ultimately prevail. The waggish modern corollary argues that the man who keeps the coolest head in the midst of crisis doesn’t really understand how big the problem is. I suspect that both aphorisms are […]

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Tools of the Trade

By Charlie Johnston When I first took over as managing editor of a group of suburban newspapers, I had utter contempt for the way most newspapers make their mistakes loud and long – but banish their corrections to small print on page 32. I vowed that, when we made mistakes, our corrections would be at […]

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The Source of Authority

By Charlie Johnston As regular readers know, I am adamant that this is NOT the end. Rather, it is a renewal that feels in some ways like the end. Thus, I maintain that there is no Antichrist just around the corner – and also that we should not hunker down so much as we should […]

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Waiting for the Other Shoe…

By Charlie Johnston It was a busy Memorial Day Weekend. May 30 is the Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc, but since it fell on a Sunday, was superceded by the Feast Day of the Holy Trinity. So, in America, we had a trinity of special celebrations this last weekend – Memorial Day, honoring […]

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A Mighty Wind Gathers Force

By Charlie Johnston As I promised earlier in the week, we have announced our line-up of speakers at the CORAC Conference to be held in the Black Hills from June 25-27. On the dais will be: David Daleiden: Founder of the Center for Medical Progress – and the single most driven, successful pro-life activist of […]

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Mad Scientists and Petty Tyrants

By Charlie Johnston On Monday of this week it occurred to me that even though the pharmaceutical companies got blanket immunity for their experimental gene therapy shots they call vaccines, companies and governmental entities that mandate the experimental shots could be sued for any adverse reactions – and as adverse reactions mount, suits for wrongful […]

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PRESSURE from Above and Below

Commentary from Desmond A. Birch: Brothers and Sisters, I received an article which centers on something I’ve been very concerned about for decades. It is this: WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO USED TO PUBLICLY CONFRONT THOSE WHO USE THE “PRESSURE FROM ABOVE – PRESSURE FROM BELOW” TACTIC TO DESPOIL OUR WESTERN CIVILIZATION? The absence of […]

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