Gearing Up

Journey of the Magi
The Wise Men Journeying to Bethlehem – James Tissot

By Charlie Johnston

Thank you.

Last week I announced the embryonic formation of a national group which will stand together, under God, for liberty, the basic actual human rights as enunciated in both the American Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights and, above all, the primacy of the family as the first church and the cradle of democracy.

I have said many times that the primary division in Christianity is no longer between Catholic and Protestant or Orthodox, or any of the denominations therein: the primary division is between those who believe that God IS and that His word is decisive and binding (even when we have some honest disagreements over the interpretation of His word) and those who do not, those who treat their religion as a cultural construct and another of the many outlets for achieving status and social standing. I have said since I first began writing about these things that we are to treat all faithful Christians and Jews, whatever their denomination, as full and equal partners in the work before us and all people of good will, whatever their faith, as true neighbors and potential allies in the work before us. There will be no junior partners in the central work. If we do that with fortitude and resolve, God, Himself, will see to unity after we have weathered the Storm, under Him. That means mutual tolerance (the real thing – not the subtle supremacy the world calls tolerance these days) and sensitivity. Any Catholics who insist on treating Protestants as second-class heathens are not a good fit for this group. Any Protestants who insist on treating Catholics as idol-worshippers are not a good fit for this group.

I have had an incredible outpouring of people emailing me at chrljhnstn@gmail.com eagerly offering to help and be a part. Some very humbly said they did not know what they could really do, but wanted to stand. The ethos here has always been to focus on the little you can do that is right before you, living your hierarchy of duties well – putting family first, for that is what God calls you to. You may not be able to organize an event or lead a region, but you can surely participate in a prayer and planning meeting and, maybe, babysit for those who are running an event.

We do not seek to subvert the Constitutional order; we seek to defend and preserve it. The political system has gone completely haywire. A movement has arisen seeking to crush traditional American liberty – particularly freedom of religion and freedom of speech. The vanguard of this movement includes Antifa and Black Lives Matter, both of which use nice-sounding sentiments to support a tyrannical Marxist takeover of our institutions and government. The Democratic Party has become an active ally of this movement and eager oppressor of citizens they are supposed to defend. The Republican Party, while not actively participating in the attacks, has largely surrendered to the mob. Instead of a protective suit of armor, they have become a suit of styrofoam, far more worried about their prestige and place in the assaulted system than defending the citizens they are pledged to stand for. Donald Trump and those elements of the Executive Branch he actually controls are the only pillars of our society that show any vigor in defending the liberty of ordinary citizens. Those governors and mayors who refuse to defend the citizens under their governance are actively engaged in subverting the Constitutional order – and I pray the president and Justice Dept. have the wherewithal to charge them with the violation of the rights of the citizens in their jurisdiction they have intentionally left to the mercies of the mob. But as Americans decided in 1776, if our leaders will not defend us, we will defend ourselves – while supporting any of the few institutions left which defend our liberty.

Some of my friends in the rest of the world have plaintively asked me what they are supposed to do. I say watch and imitate us. The active defense of liberty must begin somewhere. For me, organizing it in America is manageable – and I will not do nothing simply because I can’t do everything. I pray that the active defense of liberty in America will be the spark that goes round the globe and not only revives, but extends, Western Civilization.

Over the next two weeks, I will be in direct contact with each of you who have offered to help, establishing contacts throughout the country. I will give you more detailed information on the things we will do together to renew our culture and preserve our liberty, while fighting back against the internal enemies who seek to rule.

In the next couple of weeks, some of the key things I am working on are to divide the American nation into regions in which we can act independently and in an organized fashion. I am setting up a database of those who want to actively work together. My assistant, Mary Lapchak (lapchakma@gmail.com) will supervise that database (it was her formal training) and will work with programmers to see that it works well. We have had over a dozen programmers, alone, volunteer to help put that together. Volunteers will be identified according to their state, region and specific skills they have that can be helpful to others in their state and region. It will be set up interactively, so that Regional Coordinators get new names as they come in on a regular basis. Those coordinators will then be responsible for contacting and integrating new volunteers into the regional and local organizations.

I am working on a national meeting in August for any members who wish to participate. I will give details to folks after they have signed up. There will be presentations given on various subjects, including the things necessary to be largely self-sustaining and defending in small groups, the challenges we face, ideas for projects that reveal the absurdity and undermine the effectiveness of authoritarian orders and malignant neglect of basic rights. There will be no charge for attending the meeting, though people will have to make their own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations. Some have worried that I make little preparation for security. Honestly, the only security I am much concerned about is having trained law enforcement and ex-military prepared and ready to defend folks from actual violent assaults in their homes and communities. Since we seek to preserve rather than overthrow, it is important to me that we do everything right in front of God and everybody. That, in itself, will help people to choose. As for spies (and I have no doubt we will have some as soon as we are taken even a little seriously) my attitude has been the same since I was 20 years old and a youth coordinator for a Republican Congressman and surrogate speaker for President Gerald Ford: if you are fearful of spies, send me. I will convert half of them and terrify the other half. I love spies – for they have been a fertile ground for recruiting for me over the years.

Obviously, we will need money to operate this group (though not a whole lot, I don’t think). By the end of the summer, we will be fully operational, though in the early stages. I will exercise primary leadership on political, operational and religious matters. But we will have a small board that will have complete control of financial and any other money matters. I will have no operational control of that.

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Over the last couple of months, several people close to me have published important articles on different sites. I will link to them here with a few comments.

First up is Nick Healy, the founding president of Ave Maria University in Florida and now founding president of Newman College in Ireland. He wrote a piece in The New Oxford Review in April positing that socialism is a religion for people who have no God, a strange and toxic sort of Christian heresy. Healy is one of the finest, most accomplished religious thinkers of our time.

Next up is Kay Clarity, the young Canadian songwriter and singer currently in Los Angeles. She has become a bold defender of the faith and freedom. She published a blunt piece warning of the deadly dangers of socialism to her millennial peers in American Greatness in April.

Finally, Fr. Regis Scanlon did a marvelous piece earlier this month concerning what has happened to the foundational belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Some here will remember that Fr. Regis did Eucharistic formation for St. Mother Teresa’s nuns in North Africa for a time (he’s got some great stories about Mother Teresa) and did a series on the Eucharist for EWTN back in the ‘90s.

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As you probably already know, the Supreme Court this morning struck down a Louisiana law making modest restrictions on abortion. If there is a basic attack on this most fundamental right – life – or on the family, cultural vandals can count on either Chief Justice John Roberts or Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (or both) to join with those vandals in the assault, regardless of Constitutional principles and law. Babies and the family are martyrs to the cultural vandals who beset our society – and there will be no peace while these are sacrificed on the modern altar to Molech.

Late last month, David Daleiden released a video showing that, despite Planned Parenthood’s public denials of trafficking in baby body parts for profit, when forced, under oath, to tell the truth under penalty of law, they admitted to doing what they publicly deny and which the idiot media relentlessly parrots. The video embedded in the linked article is merely the first in a series that Daleiden will release this summer. Expect an even more horrifying one before the week is out.

The Justice Dept. has been investigating Planned Parenthood for well over a year now. But no matter what the level of atrocity revealed, public officials seem united in protecting the baby-killing giant. Sources in Washington have been telling me for a good eight months that “action is imminent,” but that action never comes. One told me once that the situation is very complicated. No, it really isn’t. Babies are being butchered for profit – and they need someone in officialdom to come effectively to their defense.

Sadly, I do believe that every drop of blood drawn by the abortionists knife will ultimately be repaid with one drawn by the depredations of the cultural vandals. If we can’t right this wrong, we well deserve to be consigned to the ash heap of history. I fear that this evil will probably not end until the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, but woe to those by which it is sustained, including those supposed “conservatives” who want nothing so much as a positive editorial from the New York Times. This is an evil that goes up like a stench to God’s nostrils. But worthy activism on behalf of the babies is a sweet incense going up to Him, calling forth His mercy for those who will turn back to Him.

Now we have entered the time of reckoning, the separation of the sheep from the goats. May God have mercy on our poor, bleeding world and renew the faith of the earth – and may we be His vanguard.

230 thoughts on “Gearing Up

    1. Mary, I routinely prepare for at least a dozen potential scenarios, most of which I am never called to do. Had there been a full coup overthrowing the existing order, the walk would have been the beginning. I am not trying to overthrow an existing usurpation, but to support and supplant efforts to stop that usurpation. In every situation, I will seek to do what is most efficacious – but I am never pigeon-holed by an approach to a situation that did not quite develop. Most of my potential plans are expressions of obedience to act. As I think has been demonstrated here before, my approach to the over-arching issue is rock-solid, but my assessment of the details on how it will unfold are always subject to amendment. To mule-headedly stick to a particular plan even in the face of new circumstances would just be a vanity. I did not do that in ordinary politics and will not do it now.

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      1. Thanks Charley for this reply to Mary. I know I was waiting for the walk, but circumstances certainly have changed.. I just wonder about this Pandemic. It seems the more things are looked into, this was man made concocted in laboratories and made more deadly than anything seen before. It seems to contain the HIV virus as it is being studied.. Does anyone have any thoughts on this..

        VIVA CHRISTA REY

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  1. Charlie great great piece per usual! I just can’t wrap my head around what will come about of this endeavor but I do know it will be wonderful! Why? Because I believe in you and I believe God has given you a great plan!!!

    This quote:

    “Now we have entered the time of reckoning, the separation of the sheep from the goats. May God have mercy on our poor, bleeding world and renew the faith of the earth – and may we be His vanguard.”

    I do hope there ends up being much more sheep 🐑 than 🐐 goats!!! Baasaaaa

    I saw a lot of sheep today at our local big box 📦 mart! This dear elderly man started having really bad “seizure like” movements! The workers, the nurses, the nurses hubby who came to help were all just amazing! It was quite a beautiful moment of a bunch of fellows going to the dear gents aide! I pray he is healed of his condition! Pmt time to st Raphael 😇

    Ave Maria Stella Maris!🤗❤️🙏😇🐑

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  2. Interesting… It’s been my experience, that most of the time it’s open minded non-Catholics that I have discussions of faith with, as most Catholics tend to shy away from those kinds of discussions (except for here).

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    1. HTTP, this article by Gen. Flynn is excellent! He sounds like Charlie and they’d make a great team! Oh how I hope he can also gather many around him to respond in a powerful way.

      I’m still mulling over the post, Charlie, thinking again what on earth can I do? One drawback is when wife and husband are on a different page. Dear hubby doesn’t read here although I sure enuf’ tell him a lot about what is said here 🙂 I have been involved in spiritual ministries and that is not his bag. I told him the other day that he’d have to be like St. Joseph who was told in a dream what to do. Not sure he knew what I meant, but he is very perceptive about everything, and has tremendous talents and skills (not to mention being able to fly huge airplanes). 🙂

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  3. Charlie, if we donate online, should we earmark one of those 3 categories following the amt. box that reads: ‘please use my gift to support..(edu./public policy/political) or none of the above so it goes to your enterprise? (also just curious and hope its ok to ask: does 100% of our donations transfer to you, or is a certain % retained for administrative costs, which would be understandable).

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    1. Maggie, I think it is the Educational box. The other two choices are not tax deductible, and Charlie states above “to make a tax deductible gift…”

      Also, Charlie, what do you want us to put in the subject email box to you and Jim? I’m sure you will be getting many responses to this request.

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        1. Glad I could help Maggie. Captain Obvious has been my sidekick for years!

          Sorry about your eyes. Do they give you a lot of trouble? I’ll say a prayer asking St. Lucy to intercede for your eye health. God Bless. ~juls

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    1. I would be careful with Parler as well. I read the other day that there are a few serious problems with that platform. I cannot remember where I saw it….but it may be wise to wait a bit more before jumping into another online bucket of worms.

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      1. I started up on Parler last week. There are a ton of conservative Catholics who I’ve found there. It is a little glitchy, probably as a result of so many people joining in such a short time. I have read posts from people who are pretty “out there” in terms of outlandish conspiracy stuff (but who knows what is outlandish anymore?) As with anything, filter the good from the bad.

        I read that there was some trolling going on with obscene material inserted in comments. I haven’t seen any of it. The worst thing I’ve seen first-hand is one account who was an obvious lefty impersonating a conservative aggressively posting insulting comments as a way to discredit actual conservatives. People sniffed it out pretty easily and alerted others as to his/her agenda.

        Those who wish to overthrow this country are using community organization tactics ala Saul Alinsky. In Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, the 13th rule is “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions. People hurt faster than institutions.”

        It was heartening for me to see so many concerned Christian/Catholic citizens (how’s that for alliteration?) on Parler. It’s important for us to know we are not “isolated” as the Alinsky-ites would say and there are millions of us out there of like mind and morality. Parler (much the way this site is) could be an effective tool for heartening the faithful. Time will tell. God is in charge. His will be done.

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        1. That’s good to know, Jayman. I’ve never used FB and never will; don’t use any other “social media” either. Just good old email and texting for me, mainly with family. I’ll take a look at Parler and hope the trolls don’t ruin it.

          By the way everyone, liberal Yahoo (of all sites) yesterday had a reprint of a National Review article by V. Davis Hanson on Biden and dementia, “The Strategies of Dementia Politics”, fantastic, pulling no punches! You can search that title and find it on N.R. I think there are plenty of fans here of VDH, he’s awesome! (Even those who commented were surprised to see the article at Yahoo. Hope it did some good.)

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      2. Thanks for the warning Kati. I don’t comment there but I do follow and read certain people. Some of the lefties have already have their hooks in them and don’t follow the terms and conditions of the site as they are supposed to.

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  4. Here is an update on the covid tracing via cell phone, that will help assure some. I tried to find the original conversation we all had, but couldn’t remember exactly where it was.

    I spoke with a couple of programmers who understand exactly how the technology works. Something about it using API. They said that at this point the updates that were automatically installed (that everyone noticed) can only be enabled if you search out a specific app for track/tracing and actively download it on your phone. So at this point, you have to enable a specific app yourself, actively. They said if you want to be really safe just turn off bluetooth on your phone. You can also put your phone in airplane mode. They thought the faraday bag was overkill at this point in time.

    Hope I remembered that all correctly, Ha! I found this to be helpful.

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    1. 2013 article on cellular ‘pinging’.

      https://www.belleslink.com/cell-phone-pinging-what-is-the-law-and-whats-the-lie/

      Telecommunication cellular phone companies track their products (cell phone) time to time in order to provide the best service. Have low reception oran outage? Guarenteed cell companies are ‘pinging’ their clients (you) to determine areas to remedy for better service.

      Police agencies may subpoena these ‘pings’ in a specific location. It has to be for a crime, such as rioting, arson, murder etc. A solicitation via court order when Probable Cause is developed. Case in point: Attorney General Barr disclosed five hundred investigations… that is a lot of subpoenas with cell phone data.

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  5. I’d like to be included in some manner. I don’t have any particular skills but have participated in west coast walk for life and march for life in DC. Worked with Protestant pro-life folks in Bristol, TN for several years. I guess mainly I’ve been a prayer warrior, but been out of action for awhile. It is time to get back in for sure.

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      1. Beckita,
        I don’t know if you could somehow attach a Google Form to wordpress to collect emails, names and addresses from all the people in this forum. It sure would make it a how lot easier to get all of this information on a spreadsheet.

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        1. VVordpress doesn’t give us that information, Hand – and I agree with them on that. It would discourage people from commenting if that sort of personal information was revealed – and I always want to respect people’s privacy. So we will just have to do it the old-fashioned way: Ask.

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            1. MP, I am assuming you have used Google Forms before but for those of you who have not the information would not be seen on these pages. A person fills in the questions and submits the form. The one who designs/sends the form receives. I don’t know how it would work through WordPress. Maybe some other techs could answer that question. I have only used Google Forms/Sheets etc. through a closed school based system.
              (Would something like Survey Monkey work better?) Charlie’s 380 emails are an awful lot to deal with. I only know that using G. forms/sheets makes life so easy with organizing, mailing labels, etc.

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          1. Good morning,
            I’m thinking outside of the box and attempting to make it easier for you to collect/organize that kind of information. Do the moderators have access to participant’s email address? A Google Form could be sent to everyone and only the people who want to participate need fill it out. I could produce a form for you. I am assuming you are keeping the names and addresses on some database, yes?

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            1. HttP, what you suggest would certainly cut the laborious element out of gathering the data, but, then, it would remain a matter of simply gathering data, of seeing the name and additional information on a spreadsheet. With the personal emails sent to Charlie, he has a more intimate feel for each person who is coming forward in this great work. I think, too, it is a blessing for the person who’s emailing Charlie as s/he makes the commitment and has that opportunity for personal contact. And, yes indeed, people have come forth offering their skills connected to database creation.

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              1. There are some simple solutions for a WP site (not Gforms) that are easily implemented. It would take about 15 minutes and would provide any form you want on the site with data exported (downloaded) in .csv, with a click of a button. Have SBC or someone contact me at this gmail: mp.sweetwaterhaven@gmail.com.

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            2. Not really directed at you Http but…Word to the wise, Google is NOT your friend. Providing google an opportunity at gaining names, addresses, phone numbers, eamils causes me to shudder. Yes, I know each person with a gmail account i send has my info but a prayer campaign of which Charlie speaks is like giving food, shelter and ammunition to the enemy.

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    1. So a newspaper that hates Trump (NYT and WAPO) “reports” a story that Russians offered money to Taliban to kill American servicemen, and (as a liberal FoxNews online reporter writes about) says Joe Biden “pulled no punches” accusing “the current occupant of the White House” with of dereliction of duty.

      Umm, der….this is a real story? A newspaper that lies and doesn’t do real investigative work, report about a country known to sow disinformation to mess with US elections, a country whose name is imbedded in the minds of all Americans cuz of a bogus Mueller witch hunt. Even if true, not sure what was done wrong by us or how it is the responsibility of a Trump to address it, etc, etc. Likely just another non-story and most likely a fake story. And there’s Joe playing his role for the cameras with teleprompters, condemning something or other.

      I know, there are more important things going on than this fake story. Americans are too smart to bite except for those that believe that Trump is an evil autocrat colluding with the Russians for reasons that make no sense anyway. Sigh.

      Actually, has Donald truly done ANYTHING wrong yet?

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  6. Charlie, I’m always struck when you or others talk about separating the sheep from the goats. That parable of our Lord’s didn’t make sense to me until my family got sheep and goats. (If I’ve told this story before, I apologize; the old memory isn’t what it used to be pre-kids.) We’ve had both for about 15 years. And they couldn’t be more different. Goats are smart and very agile. They are also stubborn, kind of mean, and really destructive. We have never discovered a kind of fence or gate or door that they won’t eventually go over, around, or through… or they’ll just destroy it. I do not like goats.

    Sheep, on the other hand, are pretty dumb. They’re not terribly agile. But they are generally, for lack of a better term, fairly meek. And unlike goats (at least our goats), they can be led. And, as Jesus said, they really do recognize the voice of the shepherd and will come running as soon as they hear it. I’ve witnessed this over and over again: They come when my husband or daughter call, but they completely ignore me (I do gardens, not animals; and the sheep know that I am not their shepherd).

    Please, Lord, let all of us here be sheep. We don’t have to be smart or agile talented or whatever. Please just help us to always hear Your voice and to follow You wherever You may lead us.

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  7. Thank you Charlie! (Saint) Founding Fathers, Saint John Paul II, Saint Joan D’Arc and All Saints and all heavenly powers in heaven led by Holy Mary bless, lead and protect Charlie and all other soldiers on the battlefront.Amen.

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  8. “Life’s most painful choices are not always between good and evil. If that were so, there would be a lot fewer quitters. No, the most painful choices are often between the good and the best. In other words, the things that tempt us to abandon our goals are not always bad. More often than not they are good, and that is what makes it so hard to resist them. We forget what was once precious to us and exchange it for something else that is less good but more immediate. If we wish then to remain faithful, we must be prepared to meet difficulties, especially from inside ourselves. We have to go forward at such times in bare faith, simple hope, and love without sentiment.
    (Sr Colette – Ireland)

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          1. I’ve been contemplating this thought!!! Can’t even imagine! I cleaned Tappan’s house today…anyone remember tappan appliances? His great great grandfather started it! Really lovely people from Alabama Charlie!!! Told him about you🤗❤️🙏 they live in Fairhope Alabama!!! Nicest most humble people!

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              1. Me too, Bill. It was hard to hear the whole thing, but I wondered if it’s the song from the Christian movie with Dennis Quaid. That movie is awesome and a true story, well worth finding the video.

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              2. Billbad, the first time I ever heard the song “I Can Only Imagine” was when I saw this video several years ago. I cry so hard every time I see it! The love shared by this father and son is just beyond words:

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                  1. Hi Kimsevier! No mr tappan is whom I helped him and his wife clean their summer house here in Ohio as they are elderly. I mentioned Charlie to them as Charlie lived in Alabama during his childhood I think?

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    1. I remember when I was a little girl I always looked forward to watching the movie Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima. It would always be on when we decorated our Christmas tree, and my grandmother and parents had a beautiful devotion to Our Lady. Great memory. I didn’t know this was going to be coming out. I look forward to it.

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      1. I forget not everybody listens to relavant radio all day long like me. Lol!!! So glad I mentioned it singingjuls!!! It was supposed to be out awhile back but theaters were still closed. When I want a good cry of Our beautiful Blessed Mother, I watch this trailer and just cry at her beauty and ❤️ love🤗

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  9. Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, Save us.

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    1. 2017, I visited Our Lady of Tepeyac with Fr. Lew, a remarkable pilgrimage. We renewed our Baptismal vows at the font where St. Juan Diego was baptised. We visited Our Lady with Fr. Lew and another Franciscan Brother ( now Priest) walking on their hands and knees to visit Our Lady. We were all singing Marian songs, I in the rear holding an image of Divine Mercy.

      It was a poignant pilgrimage… January 6th, Feast of the Epihany, a First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart and my Irish immigrant Grandmothers Birthday.

      Under our Lady’s mantal, looking up at Our Lady of Guadalupe, I asked, on behalf of the USA, her forgivness for our sins. Unknowingly now as the coup to overthrow a sitting president was rearing its ugly head…

      The following day, we celebrated the First Saturday at church of the Holy Family, Parish of Blessed Miguel Pro “Viva Christo Rey”. F.r Pro never publically celebrated mass there due to governmental intervention closing all churches.

      Sound familiar?

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  10. I really like this quote, Phillip, “If we wish then to remain faithful, we must be prepared to meet difficulties, especially from inside ourselves. We have to go forward at such times in bare faith, simple hope, and love without sentiment.”

    I often wonder if I were living during the time when Christ walked the earth, which disciple would I more closely resemble in their early stages and would like to become? John the judgmental but loving, Peter the impulsive and denier but a great preacher, James the short tempered one, deeply devoted to Christ, Paul the convert who was patient yet persistent and humble, Thomas the doubter but courageous, Andrew the quiet one, always devoted and eager to bring others to Christ, Simon the Zealot for his fierce patriotism or even dare I say Judas Iscariot, the greedy traitor. I know which ones I would most like to become. I guess, like them, we have all started somewhere…

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    1. I suspect Juls, that we have a little bit of each apostle in us.
      Or at least, the actions of them sometime during our lives.
      Since our nature is fallen- but for the grace of God, there go I. These men gave in to grace despite their deep seated vices. I would think, even Judas did, for a time. But unlike Peter, when the chips were down, he remained stiff-necked while Peter repented. It’s the story we will all face through our lives, probably multiple times. The “crooked lines” we draw God will influence to head towards the straight and narrow for our eternal salvation.
      In the end, we all have that final choice to make if we haven’t remained so crook’d up that we cannot repent even when face to face with Mercy itself.

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      1. Good point Phillip, you’re probably right. I pray we can give into grace and if we stray are wise enough to see our sin for what it is and repent like Peter did.

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  11. For the last 25+ years I felt like I was spinning my wheels, waiting for traction. I had a bring-it-on attitude. Now that the time is here, I approach it with trepidation. My prayers today are especially for those on the front line of this battle.

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    1. Praying with you Kris, for this intention. I have three, among many, sayings which keep me from sinking into fear. 1. Where sin abounds, grace abounds the more. 2. The graces we need for tomorrow will not be here until tomorrow. His grace is abundant to live this day. 3. While I’m about the business of the prayer of doing, I pray: O Jesus, I surrender myself to you,
      take care of everything!

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      1. I’m thinking of making up a business size card with such quotes, that I can hand out during these times. Might have to add Acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to others.

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        1. Kris, I love it! I thought similarly and would instead keep certain linked URLs to fun facts on several cards tucked into a name tag pouch around my neck on a lanyard. The button on my chest would say: Ask me why I am not wearing a mask. 🙂
          1. Avoid an angry confrontation and 2. educate. I Iove two-fors! ❤

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    1. well, can’t help myself here…..they ARE maggots and parasites! We who garden or farm or grow any kind of anything on this earth experience maggots and parasites .We have to get rid of them or they will overcome us. Such a sad time in our world but I look forward to what I believe is coming to us. Mother Mary, please hold us all in your arms under your Divine mantle………………..and forgive me and help me as I am a current sinner too!….

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    2. Did the good Fr. need to use words like “parasites and maggots” which would further inflame things? Could he have described their behaviors, Ie, they reject, God and begin to turn in on themselves, create divisions between people, look for offenses with every other racial group, etc?” Our ideas would still likely be opposed but perhaps with less venom coming back. As Charlie said in an earlier post to try to get as much support from our oppenents, perhaps in the future, if not now, as we can.

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      1. I too thought he could have chosen less inflammatory language in this culture of sound bites and out of context headlines. Wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Though not sure the backlash would be much less with better wording.

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    3. Prayers going up! I listened to a video interview with one of the organizers protesting Father Rothrock.
      She was young and totally unaware of the diabolical nature of this organization(BLM). Also saw a video of an enraged Harvard senior screaming that she would stab the next person who said that all lives matter.we really need to pray for these people.

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    1. You know, wpsahm and Charlie, I like this idea. And if it’s not the usual Zoom interaction, surely we have people who could beam the presentation to us via another platform using internet. You Tube Live? FB Live? Another way?

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      1. Okay I understand Charlie’s rationale for having the in-person meeting. Perhaps the online meetings would better facilitate regional meetings moving forward.

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        1. I have had a few people ask me to join their local group on ZOOM – and have done so on a few occasions. In fact, I had one request come in in the last few days that I intend to respond to positively, but it is mingled in with the whiteout level blizzard of emails I have gotten these last few days, so it will take me a little bit to get through it all.

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    2. I know that many people will not be able to come to a national conference. It is an expense and requires sacrifice. Yet I am committed to that course as a part of what we are starting. when people physically get together at something like this, particularly people who are under siege, incredibly wonderful things happen. They see truly that they are not alone – that there are fully committed people like them across this great land. They make friends with other people who are there – exchange phone numbers, bounce ideas off each other, and come to collaborate with each other easily. we respond most readily and eagerly to our friends. There were two primary reasons I spent several years going around making presentations across the country. The first and most immediate was that I knew the culture was marginalizing Christians – who more and more felt all alone, which is deeply disheartening. I knew that if I could get as few as 30 people in a room on average, they would look around at some point and realize they were NOT alone – that there were many people right in their own area who were committed to faith and family. Our average for those first few years was about 150 people. That first year, particularly, I could literally see the moment when people looking around, knew they really were not alone – and the renewed joy and confidence it gave them. I can’t tell you what a joy it has been for me and how eagerly I came to watch for that moment. The second reason was long-term. I knew that if things continued on the dysfunctional course they were on, the time would come when we really needed to organize a committed opposition across the country that would make our stand. I wanted, when that time came, not to be working with my readers, but with my friends who I had gathered across this land. And so that time has come – and I am working with people who are my friends – and we will make our stand. There was not any sort of concept or idea people got in the presentations that they could not have gotten from the website – but the website could never have created the intense personal friendships and confidence that this very labor-intensive effort did. People respond to people – and march with their friends.

      This will, by no means, be the only (or even main) means we use to interact and get started together – but it will supercharge the morale and commitment of everyone there. And I know very well that one of my main jobs after getting started will be traveling the country, working with all these groups, exhorting them and heartening them even as they hearten me. I try to imitate the methods Christ used to the best of my ability – and one of the most important (but overlooked) methods He used was table fellowship. we will truly rise together, arm in arm as friends before our God – and break bread together in celebration and anticipation for the renewal of the faith of the world.

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      1. I must admit… since the zoom thing took off and mike n I had met a bunch of great folk in Jackson with you, Charlie, it is like we are a family now…Mick is my new best friend/little sister and billbad42 is with us now and I could go down the list of these beautiful souls but I don’t know if they want their real names out there but it is JUST BEAUTIFUL and I can’t wait to see zoom them again!!!

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    3. wpsahm I like the idea too but also understand Charlie’s point. I am looking forward to outreach either through video chat or through this site when the regions in each state are set and those who are leading them are ready to gather all the locals and lead us in “committed opposition”. To who it may concern I live in Southern CA.

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    1. In other St. Louis news, here’s an interview by a local St. Louis TV station of the man who, along with his wife, defended their home against the rioters who had broken through a gate to enter the private property:

      This lawyer does a lot of civil rights cases ~ an indication that the rioters are indiscriminate in their desire to terrorize citizens.

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        1. That female A.G., Beckita, is one of those attorneys around the country elected in recent years with the support of Soros’ backing. I don’t know why he is getting prosecutors rather than defenders into office, unless it’s to get bad guys off the hook by downplaying their crimes.

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          1. The A. G. should be charged with Inciting to riot and obstruction of justice through her malfeasance. Clearly ahe proves she has a biased opinion against the rule of law. She proves she is incapable of administering impartiality toward citizens of a different viewpoint and as a sworn Officer of the Court she should be removed immediately. Disbarrment soon after.

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      1. His wife was AMAZING!!! She even went down in the lawn to defend her rights! What courage! I think he was on tucker last night too!!! Can’t believe these times Sr Bear where you get in trouble for defending your own property! Boy oh boy, what crazy times we are in!😩 I can see why Charlie’s been guiding us to just acknowledge God take the next right step and try to be a sign of hope to those whom God puts in our path!!!😬

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  12. This virus is not just another virus, it is not a psychological disorder: this virus causes people’s deaths in greater numbers than you are being told about, as this has become one more means by which the devil can derform and misinform humanity.

    Large hospitals have been constructed within a few days with a purpose different from that which was apparent at the time; soon they will be used. The virus spreads across the Earth, taking the world by surprise; humanity will suffer from hunger, impoverished nations will descend into strife.

    THE FATHER’S HOUSE HAS FOREWARNED YOU ABOUT ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE WORLD ORDER (1): TO REDUCE THE GLOBAL POPULATION, YET YOU ARE LETTING THIS GO UNNOTICED.

    Another virus is coming and it will devastate people blindly, therefore do not forget that you must stay prepared without dismissing that which leads you to Our King and Lord Jesus Christ: USE THE SACRAMENTALS!

    Trust in Our Queen and Mother, pray with your actions so that you would testify to her Maternal Love; pray the Holy Rosary and pray with your work and acts.
    from: MESSAGE OF SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
    TO LUZ DE MARIA
    JUNE 20, 2020

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    1. While prophecy plays a role, I think it important to hold firm to the knowledge that God Who is the Author of all authentic prophecy is not bound by it. Time will tell with the very events themselves how God is unfolding His Plan. We do know for certain that a time of sorrows is the seed of conversion and welcoming back souls is God’s ultimate goal. No matter what prophecy is on our minds, we remain focused here on the little we can do right in front of us.

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    1. July 1st is the commemoration of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. When the wine is consecrated at Mass, I pray for the Precious Blood to cover the Holy Souls in Purgatory and release them into heaven. Today I received a “little reminder” that we should especially pray for the Holy Souls on this feast day.

      Here is the Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great for the Souls in Purgatory:

      +Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory*, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.+

      God bless you all!

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    2. Ive found the answeer provided by SteveBC. Icant share it if its a file from my computer. will have to find a way to embed it on a website, Ican be such a dunce sometimes, or was more like a senior moment.

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          1. I think there was an incident this morning or yesterday (saw it on news this am now I can’t find it) in canton where mob was surrounding this guy and he pointed his gun at encircling mob and “he” got arrested 😫

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                    1. Ha, Linda! I learned to shoot on a Smith and Wesson revolver. It belonged to a guy that I dated 30 years ago. He was from… Ohio. 🙂

                      Have you guys purchased any ammo? A lot of that is backordered now, too; so if you don’t have any, you may want to get on a list somewhere.

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                    2. Goood thinking about the ammo!!! Mick how cool is that that you learned on a Smith & Wesson and in Ohio!!! Ha!!! That’s just too coincidental!!!

                      Sort of a funny story…sometimes Michael sees things b4 they happen! Even when we were in CCD long long ago (we were both like 12) he said to himself, “I wonder if someday she’ll (me) be my wife….long long story so I won’t bore everyone with it …but when we bought the Smith and Wesson’s , he roared with laughter saying he can just see me at the grocery store checkout and me fumbling through my purse looking for just 11 cents and setting everything on the checkout counter with stiff determination to find the dime and a penny forgetting about the Smith & Wesson and placing that too on the checkout counter with all the other things in my purse and then hearing the gasps of fear from the cashier and those within the vicinity!!! Ha!!! You all know how forgetful I am!!! So if we get our conceal and carry, I’ll be sure not to go get groceries with it in my purse!!!😂😂😂

                      Incidentally, the nice man who sold us these guns said they are really great guns because the are small and won’t get hung up and shoot off accidentally! Yay.

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                    3. Linda and all, Please take these following words of advice to heart. Knowing when to shoot and most importantly, when not to shoot is crucial. It is a responsibility to carry. It is also a burden.

                      Just because you own a firarm and know how to shoot doesn’t mean you are good to go. Proper handling, which gun holster should you posses and your comfort level all comes into play. Do you have a concealed carry permit? If so, carry the firearm concealed, do not display it.

                      When you are confronted, do you know the law? Are you willing to use it? People openly carrying the firearm have been robbed of their firearm. Are you willing to get shot defending yourself while you unholster your firearm to gain the upper hand.

                      Here in nYs, unfortunately the NYS Penal Law is changing. It would be advisable to look up your State law and aquaint yourself with relevant stautues. Here is a website for several nYs laws http://ypdcrime.com

                      Look up Burglary: You have a right to defend youself from a burglar entering & leaving your home (dwelling) with deadly physical force. Meaning in nYs you are allowed to shoot the burglar going back out the window. The Deadly Physical force stops outside, usually on the curtilage.

                      I don’t intend on inhibiting your search to defend yourself, but prison sucks… leading to my advice of a pump action shotgun, could be a lower guage for home defense. Out in the real world, everyday items are abundant for use. A potted plant works wonders, so does a pencil or pen used correctly. Ever seen the movie “casino”? No one would like to a pencil in their chest, broken off worse…

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                    4. Seansullivan17 that is truly something to think about!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain all this to me and all here! Very good and sound advise…I highly doubt I will conceal and carry but will take the class anyways. These are crazy times in which we live. I’ll check up on our state laws for sure!!! Great advise on the ✏️ pencils and pots and other things…lets just pray to God we all don’t have to go through any revolutionary tides 😫

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  13. PS:
    I believe the below video is worth watching and I can’t help but believe that The Holy Spirit is getting The Word Out to any number of Faithful … World-wide … Denomination- wide ….. for those willing to listen …. Just as in Olden Times.

    Pastor Dana Coverstone of Living Word Ministries Assemblies of God in Burkesville, KY shares three prophetic dreams he has had and their relationship to current as well as near future world events.

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    1. Crewdog,

      I just started watching it and I must say that the plainspoken integrity of the man shines through. This plainspoken integrity is common in the South and maybe other parts of North America; Tucker Carlson being an example.

      This man’s virtue is, I believe, an attribute in our side, Christ’s side, in the emerging global civil war fought along cultural lines.

      God bless

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    2. PPS:
      Pastor Coverstone put out another Message today that Rings True … & sobering!
      As some of you may recall? Pope B XVI expressed “Fear of the Wolves” when he replaced St JP.
      The NYT is now talking about destroying Mt. Rushmore! What next!?
      When Ya “Let The Mob (Wolves) Loose” evil runs amok! ;-(

      GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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      1. Thank you, CD, thank you.
        Haven’t we been taught this all our lives? For so long we’ve been told “times are coming when…” that it seemed those times would never come. Yet here we are. +Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, have mercy on us all, sinners+ +Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, I Trust in You! I surrender every detail of all of our lives to You!+

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    3. Thank you Crewdog! Awesome because I do believe him or at least what he believes he saw/dreamed. God is working here and thanks to Charlie, Beckta and everyone else that we have this site to talk about things like this! I have a daughter who is getting similar messages of ‘fire will be coming to your land’. Thanks a million for posting this. I am trying to spread this video to my 7 children, with the prompting of the Holy Spirit to do so or not at this time. I keep hearing Wait, Wait Until the Right Time. So i will wait. Altho today I felt prompted to send the video to a daughter in-law who is much more interested/worried about the state of our world then my son is. So I asked her, after a short explanation about the video, if she’d mind if I sent it to her. She agreed wholeheartedly for me to send to her. Yaaay! Slowly but surely I will work through my whole immediate family about these things. And, hopefully it will spread through family word of mouth and their eyes and ears on the world that it all is not as ridiculous as they’d like to believe. After all, we all hate to leave our comfort zone. I better be quiet now, I have been known to go off and speak more than ears are willing to hear. Hahaha! God is good, let’s be good to God!

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  14. This is a most beautiful message from Jesus from Anne the lay apostle! It made me weep! Jesus is Our King and is in charge! Oh how happy the day when all this is behind us, and we don’t need faith anymore, for we shall see, nor hope, for we will shall all, God willing be with Him in the Kingdom and only LOVE shall remain! God save all here and God please save the whole world! TNRS ASOH!!!

    July Monthly Message
    Jesus
    “My dear apostles, it is time for me to announce myself as King. I am truly the King of Heaven and I am the King of all God’s children on Earth. I am the King of all that is good and I am the King of love. Most of all, and most importantly for you, I am your King. Yes, it is to me that you owe allegiance as a follower and servant. I ask that you speak of me in relation to your contribution to the good of humanity and also in relation to your contribution to the good of our Church. Why do you serve? Is it not because you believe in the power and the goodness of your King? Do you serve me because you trust me to care for you and to care for that which is important to you? I believe this is true. I believe that you understand something about both my power and my goodness and I believe that you rely on me to care for your loved ones even in their sufferings and rebellions. Dearest apostles, to make way for your King you will have to fall back from drawing attention to yourself. One falls back, in this instance, by giving constant credit to God, who is fighting the battles and winning the souls. And the war is for souls, dear apostles. I am craving allegiance from all of God’s children because I am craving what is good for them. Those who are away from me must see the goodness in you. You are truly offering the best possible message for everyone you encounter. Your message is one of love and welcome. You give the message as the messenger of the King. Be at peace. I am all powerful and you are on the side of Heaven.”

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  15. Thanks CD! Pretty amazing what you said. Yepyep. This is valuable to share with a few who may hear.

    No matter what, all of us sense Nov will be a pivot point. Whoever wins, the other side won’t take it. So there’s that. It seems obvious. But, gulp, eyes on +Jesus+ and +Our Lady+ I feel compelled to beg God to hasten time. Surrendering every detail of everything, asking for Mercy, Thanking Him for all His care and goodness in the midst of everything that’s happening, Stopping to admire all His Beauty in the world, and now begging Him to Hasten time—this is pretty much my day 🙂

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  16. Charlie,

    A little more than a year ago, my beloved son died in an auto/pedestrian accident. at age 33, he was the third son of the six children that my wife and I had been blessed with. His passing from this life was a great loss to my family. BUT, the Lord gives and the Lord takes, blessed be the name of the Lord! And the past year of mourning is now over and I know and believe that my son, my darling Sunshine Sean Boy, is now in a place where earthly sorrow gives way to Eternal Peace and Happiness. Yes, I no longer look in the past of what his life was for us, but now see his beautiful face, radiant with God’s Sunshine, and how in the future I will once again enjoy this special soul in my life.

    And now it’s time to begin to face the battle.

    Since your June 23rd announcement, which was essentially a call to men (and women, but I here speak using a little Old Testament jargon) to “gird your loins”, I have been pondering your invitation. It is not without coincidence that I, too, have sensed that at some point that Godly men/women of good will are going to have to rise up and be counted. Now is the time. Yes, with great admiration i have for the many fellow souls that have said to you, “count me in” so, too, do I now offer my desire to be in solidarity with such humble souls in Christ. So, yes, my dear brother, Charlie, COUNT ME IN!

    Kindly,
    Charlie R

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    1. Yes, Charlie, we have both the people of the kingdom here on earth and the people heaven above rising together to renew the face and faith of the earth. It is both a sorroww and a privilege that your family is represented in both. we are now writing the ballad of the ordinary man.

      Please send me an email, Charlie. I am absolutely overwhelmed and if I don’t get an email, I may miss getting you down. In that, please include your mailing address and phone number.

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        1. Yikes – it sure is so far. I’ve gotten it down to 380 today – but with all the people needing to send me their mailing address and phone number, it seems like every time I knock out two, I end up with three new ones. And when I take a break…yeesh! Great problem to have, though. A friend once told me that something like this is like a big train. It is hard as the dickens to get it moving – but once you get up a head of steam, it is hard as the dickens to stop it. Just started adding wood into the firebox.

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  17. OK! I stand with you and good people of the Lord. Body and mobility is very limited, but, yes, prayer warrior, especially with Battle Beads, Also, phone use and letter writing and donations. And daily Mass when it becomes available. Lord, use me as You will, just let me know how.

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    1. Linda,
      He was briefly our pastor years ago before we switched parishes when we lived in GA. I didn’t like him at the time, back when we thought being a “good enough”Catholic was enough. He made me uncomfortable with his “fire and brimstone” homilies. He hosted the traveling relic exhibition at his new parish several times which was amazing. I was able to tell him how much I now appreciated his orthodoxy.

      TBTG for His leading us gently and not so gently in this spiritual life.

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      1. Missy, that is soooo cute a story you have there!!! Ha!!! I LOVE those fire and brimstone homilies!!! We used to follow around Fr Sylvester Catallo (RIP) when my boys were young esp at the basilica in Carey, Ohio!!!! Fr Sylvester was a Marian movement of priests priest!!! Talk about thunderous homilies!!! Whoa his voice would thunder and it always amazed me because one on one he was so soft spoken!!! He even sent us a big pic of he and St Pope John Paul 2!!! I cherish it very much!

        Your priest sounds very much the same!!!🤗

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    1. If so, then I must be a really terrible person because I watched it a dozen times and then read through all of the comments. My favorite comment: “Horse lives matter!”

      Heck, even a five-year-old knows that if you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.

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      1. If you’re terrible, then I’m rotten because I want to leave it onscreen looping tonight to rock me to sleep. Two things I really love: horses and swift justice.

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