The Ballad of the Ordinary Man Begins

Mountain Climb

By Charlie Johnston

In tumultuous times of great instability, the unexpected happens routinely. Old predictive models become quickly dated. That said, I struggle to see how so many in the media and on the left can be so confident of coming triumph. I am not bothering with many of the old methods I traditionally use to analyze these things. That is not to say I am not using any evidence at all. Here are some things I look at that make me think the left’s confidence is all smoke and mirrors:

-Typically, when an incumbent president is on the ballot, his party’s primary has significantly lower turnout than the opposition party – for the obvious reason that he has no serious contest for the nomination. Yet this year, that pattern has been turned on its ear. Republicans have had greater turnout for the primaries than Democrats – and not by a little. Over 20% more Republicans have turned out to vote in primaries than Democrats. Yes, in some jurisdictions, Democrat votes have been double what they were just four years ago. The media tells you this. But what they don’t tell you is that even in most of those jurisdictions, the Republican surge has been even greater than the Democrat surge. This being the case, most of the polls showing Joe Biden thumping Trump assume about 12 points more Democrats than Republicans will show up on election day. That makes no sense at all. Now, many polls have quit releasing info on the distribution of who they are sampling at all – probably because more than a few people noticed that their assumptions give about a 35-point net advantage to Democrats that is directly contrary to what is actually happening in actual elections. Strange things may, indeed, happen on election day. But the polls are just a propaganda tool right now. I suspect this is why Democrats are pushing so hard for mail-in voting: the actual numbers look so bad for them that they are going to need more fraud than a third-world potentate to pull this off.

– It is common for the national party of an incumbent president to raise more money than that of a challenger. That advantage does NOT extend down to the level of state legislative races. Nationwide, in the last quarter, contributions to Democrat state legislative candidates have collapsed, while Republican candidates have taken in twice as much.

There are other indicators, but these are the most easily accessed, obvious and powerful. The upshot is that actual evidence does not show Democrats cruising to an easy victory: It shows them on their way to a defeat of such epic proportions that it poses an existential threat to the future of their party. This is, of course, barring vote fraud on a scale never before even imagined in this country.  I don’t trust Republicans to effectively defend against vote fraud, but I do think Democrats vastly underestimate how much they are going to need to even be competitive this cycle.

The bottom line is that the fascist left is not going to go away, whatever happens. The election will reveal to us whether we continue to have a last line of defense in the executive branch or whether we will have to fight a retrograde action against an atheist, fascist, left-wing dictatorship that controls all the levers of institutional power. Ronald Reagan used to say that America is always only a generation away from the extinction of liberty. VVe are that generation.

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The last week and a half I have dealt with a flood of emails. Thank you for your enthusiastic response and willingness to volunteer to make a real stand for faith, family and freedom. There has been an outpouring of people who are planning to come in from out-of-state for my talk in Limon, Colorado on Sunday, July 26th. In order to make sure that there is room for everyone, particularly those traveling from afar, please send a note to rsvplimon@gmail.com to confirm your attendance and how many there will be coming with you. I repeat the details of the event below.

The organizational push is in a glorious whirlwind right now – separating people by region, skills, and interests. I have already gotten four acting regional coordinators in place – but have to finish the work to get them a workable database that they can use to identify, contact and deploy people in their region. The skeletal structure of the organization is being raised and the formal papers are being prepared.

Some dear folks who are older and infirm have expressed a deep desire to help. I think we will get a corps of such folks to form an ongoing prayer team in each region – and given contact information of each other so that they can do it collaboratively – particularly when a major initiative is being mounted. The old saying, Ora et Labora, (prayer and work) is our watchword as we go forward.

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Sunday July 26, 2020 (12 Noon)

  • Lincoln Theatre245 E Ave., Limon, CO
  • 12:00pmDivine Mercy Chaplet
  • 12:30pm: Talk by Charlie Johnston
  • 1:30pm: Lunch & Q&A Session (Lunch will be provided)

Limon is 1 hour east of Denver and 1 hour east of Colorado Springs.

Interesting history of Lincoln Theatre: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7595

Seats are free, but limited, so make your reservation to rsvplimon@gmail.com.

If anyone coming is a videographer and could film this, please let me know at chrljhnstn@gmail.com.

 

202 thoughts on “The Ballad of the Ordinary Man Begins

      1. Katey, I believe we will see BOTH signs and wonders (“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” And how that will look is fully God’s domain. We simply bless what He is doing.) AND we will live the Ballad of the Ordinary Man as we continue to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope.

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          1. Indeed, Linda… as did St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII and more than a few mystics of the 20th Century. Really, though, praying for God’s healing upon people is part of the ordinary life, for it’s one of the commissions Jesus gave His disciples, us, throughout time.

            One of my favorite friends who promoted the calling down of the Holy Spirit is Blessed Elena Guerra, founder of the Oblate Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Lucca, Italy at the end of the nineteenth century. She had the spirit of St. Catherine of Sienna within her and urged Pope Leo XIII to lead the Church back to the Cenacle/Upper Room. From 1895 to 1903, Sr. Elena was led by the Holy Spirit to write twelve confidential letters to the Pope, requesting a renewed preaching on the Holy Spirit. And this great Pope listened to her. He issued several important documents concerning the Holy Spirit and invoked Holy Spirit upon the Church in a special way on January 1, 1901. It’s a story rich with great outpourings.

            Invoking the intercession of Blessed Elena for us all because in her heart throbbed the idea of a permanent Pentecost. She said, “Pentecost is not over. In fact it is continually going on in every time and in every place, because the Holy Spirit desired to give himself to all men and all who want him can always receive him, so we do not have to envy the apostles and the first believers; we only have to dispose ourselves like them to receive him well, and He will come to us as he did to them.”

            Come Holy Spirit in a Permanent Pentecost!

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            1. Beckita I had never heard of Blessed Elena before!!! Thanks for sharing this holy nun with us all!!!

              Sr Elena, please pray for us!!!

              All the heavenly court must be soooooo busy up there helping us all along!!! “Keep going,” they must be saying, “endure until Our Great Lady of Mount Carmel rescues the whole world!!!”

              🎼 …and the people of the Kingdom and the people of heaven, shall rise together, shall rise forever AND GOD SHALL RULE!!! 🎶 🎵

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            2. Beckita, is there a good website or book you would recommend that tells the story of Blessed Elena? Also…wherever did you find that beautiful picture?

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              1. Juls this link gives more history on Sr. Elena. I’d love to find something more, like a full biography, but have never been able to find one.
                Oh Blessed Elena, pray for us and with us for Holy Spirit to overshadow us in these days and beyond, the Permanent Pentecost of which you dreamed and for which yu gave your life.

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                    1. Oh my goodness, she looks so at peace. This is beautiful! I love her story and how she was dedicated to devotion and renewal of the Holy Spirit. Our church needs this renewal again now more than ever.

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                1. I have never heard of Blessed Elena until I read the information here. It was thrilling to find out what her mission was about The Holy Spirit and the new Pentacost. Interesting aside, since about 18 months ago I was led to pray hard for the “fire of The Holy Spirit in all our lives”. Thrilling because I just know this is tied to Our Lady’s triumph, the Holy Spirit being her spouse and all.

                  In 2014/15 I was led to add the flame of love addition to the Ave, and the “by these beads I bind my babies and my husband to your Immaculate Heart” (second half of that is that Mary answers that prayer with: “And I will care for them as my own”) How grateful I am for this. It’s taken some time but now I see it as another sign of God’s providence in my family’s life.

                  With the eyes of faith, none of this is a coincidence. God is revealing to all people who seek Him how and what to pray for and anyone who cares to seek/listen can hear. He’s giving us all tasks. Putting different things to intercede for on our hearts. He’s responsible for the results, and He chooses to let His heart melt for parents who entrust their children and families to Him. It’s such a heartening thought.

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                  1. This really is an epoch of the Holy Spirit, the New Springtime or Second Pentecost, as Pope St. JPII foretold.
                    Come Holy Spirit! Melt any icy hardness or bitterness in our hearts as you set them on fire!

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        1. Thank-you for this, Beckita! I think one of the greatest causes of my frustration is that God keeps telling me over and over again: “Sit! Stay!” 😑 Heard it again today in the homily by our wonderful parish priest, “You are exactly where God wants you to be.” Not that I’m up to marching, and as for heartening my neighbors, well yes, I do that! they see me walking with my rosary in my hand and praying either the chaplet or rosary. So perhaps I am doing what I can and should be doing.
          I must share something that happened this week: folks in our town, obviously with permits and their own American flags, stood on one of the main streets through town waving their flags. Down the way two police cars were parked, but there was no disturbance. I was heartened by them! I waved to them as we drove by-hope they were heartened also!
          That is the news from here. Would have been back to thank you sooner but have been wonderfully busy with grandkids.💕
          I have remembered to pray for all here.
          God bless our endeavors,
          Katey in Oregon 🙏🏼
          PS: Do we have a “word” on how to understand Mark Mallett’s prophecies? They seem very dire.

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          1. A beautiful witness to hope you have been, Katey! Thanks for sharing and bless you as you do the little you can right before you… it’s inspirational for us in doing our little as well. On your PS question, can you be more specific as to what it is that is dire for which you seek understanding?

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      1. At the Encounter Conference at the beginning of this year, we sang it at the end of the Mass… all 2000+ folks gathered and the 90 priests, nuns and laity sang with equal fervor. The Holy Spirit manifested His Presence in powerful ways, ways that filled all anew with the desire to serve, to fight for Truth and witness to God as we went forth a rebuild/rebirth a New Beginning in the Church and culture.

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  1. Peace of Jesus and Mary, Charlie! Sr. Charista Maria and I would love to help in any way that we can. We have permission to post on Social Media and of course, we pray a lot. Please let us know if there are any specifics you would like for us to do. We love you and support your loving efforts to take the next right step and to seek God’s Will in the present moment. Sr. Mary Clare and Sr. Charista Maria, Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist

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  2. Great piece, Charlie, and a sure sign of hope!!! Let’s hope & pray the anti god left don’t get there chance to ruin this movement towards a culture of life!!! Boy…they sure are an angry mob😩

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  3. “This is, of course, barring vote fraud on a scale never before even imagined in this country. I don’t trust Republicans to effectively defend against vote fraud, but I do think Democrats vastly underestimate how much they are going to need to even be competitive this cycle.”

    The democrats have overplayed their hand. Even though I live in lala land you can see it. I listen to what the sound bites are coming out of the left side of the isle – now they are saying that “voter suppression” aka – Republicans will keep people who are dead, nearly dead, underage or not citizens from voting. They don’t mention fraud, vote harvesting and mailing ballots to everyone in the state, because of course, everyone is honest when it comes to the ballot box.

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  4. Interesting about the plummeting fundraising numbers for the Democrats in the last quarter.

    Here’s something notable. If you go to the BlackLivesMatter dot com website and click “Donate,” you’re taken to a page on the website of ActBlue dot com. Go to the home page of ActBlue dot com (which you can get to by deleting the BlackLivesMatter info in the URL. If you scroll a little more than halfway down that ActBlue home page, you will find these words:

    “Powering Democratic candidates, committees, parties,
    organizations, and c4s around the country.”

    Kinda makes you wonder what BLM (the organization) is really about . . . .

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    1. Sister Bear, our local conservative TV channel had a video/interview with Bernard Kerik, a former police commissioner of NY, where he spoke about BLM. It was very informative for those who have not heard the background. The 3 black women, lesbians, who founded BLM, are, in their words, “trained Marxists”! I don’t know if I can get the link, but Kerik is a refreshing change from the usual drivel that comes out of NY.

      https://www.kusi.com/retired-nypd-commissioner-bernard-kerik-warns-public-black-lives-matter-fundraising-is-ran-by-a-terrorist/

      If someone doesn’t wish to watch the video, there is a written summary below it.
      God strengthen us all!

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  5. Sister Mary Clare! I’ve read Charlie’s blog for years but haven’t commented much except in earlier days. Just realized who you are and had to tell you what a blessing your videos are! Your teachings on the Gospel of John, months ago, has stayed with me… It has helped me in prayer & my heart is”finally”grasping Jesus’ love for me (instead of just my head – if that makes any sense.) Also love your & Sr. Charista’s rosary prayer with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Brought so much peace especially during our long lockdown in NY. Your sweet, soothing, & sincere voices made me feel like I was praying with angels (that I could see & hear😉)… Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate God’s gifts being shared through both of you. May He always be praised!

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  6. We would love to be in CO on the 26th, but I know all is as God wills. This is so thrilling.

    “In tumultuous times of great instability, the unexpected happens routinely. Old predictive models become quickly dated. That said, I struggle to see how so many in the media and on the left can be so confident of coming triumph.”

    This is so spot-on! Just today I read in a local news website a Yale Dr is giving advice to parents on “whether or not sending your child to school in the fall is correct for you” I’m mean—whaaaaat??! Who is swallowing this poison? Everyone knows education is the key to any kind of life, liberty and happiness!

    Charlie, you’ve told us time and again this was coming and things are only getting kookier, but I’m still pinching myself many times daily. It really is something something we are all living in these times. I pray I may be a worthy foot soilder.

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    1. Education can be acquired and achieved in many ways, with respect, and so much of it is not happening in actual school these days. In school, it is too often indoctrination as evidenced by the video my daughter just told me today about a grade school teacher bragging about not teaching the curriculum but only social justice warrior issues. To 8 year olds!!!
      Also, today, I rejoiced to see an article that nearly 40 % of parents are considering not sending their children back but continuing to homeschool/online school. The strict protocol the CDC is recommending for children in school is terrible and may add greatly to the psychological stress these poor children are already facing with isolation and all its fallout.
      Homeschooling/unschooling has been one of the most beautiful gifts in our lives. We have been able to keep Christ at the center of our lives, as well as a deep family bond, and our children are amazing examples of how children can mature into the people God created them to be. Pleased be assured that parents and children can achieve truth, beauty and goodness outside of school.
      In Christ’s peace.

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      1. Hi Missy—I think you misunderstand me. I am a 20 year homeschool Mom veteran w/Kolbe Academy and have 2 college engineering grads, one in The Lord’s care, and one a rising University Sophmore, four more at home. I fully appreciate the opportunities and challenges homeschooling provides 🙂

        I think the Yale doctor, but have not vetted it, as I didn’t read the article, was not making the case for homeschooling or home education-but rather no education at all. I could be very wrong here. I did make an assumption. I am skeptical that st of ct task force doctor is pro-home education, LOL.

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    2. Oops, I completely misunderstood then, Littlelight. So sorry!! (I have friends who love Kolbe.) Many blessings from Ireland on your continued home education journey. I technically have one year left. Our young adults have a hard road ahead I believe and very different from what it seemed when we started out.
      In Christ’s peace.

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      1. Missy, I had forgotten that you live in Ireland. What’s it like there right now? Is your region on lockdown? Do you have Mass available? Are masks mandatory?

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        1. We are able to travel countrywide now, but non essential travel is not recommended. Masks on public transport for the last couple weeks and coming to indoor places as of Monday coming. We are back (since late June maybe) at Mass with 50 person limit. Things were planning to go to 100 person limit on Monday, but they think we’re going in the wrong direction. Cases are increasing to 20ish a day. One or 2 deaths a day. We have a new government in the last week or so. For some reason they think it’s possible to have a Zero Covid island. They’ve never shut the airport, so not really following their reasoning. I think people are over it but Ireland will do whatever the EU says, tbh.
          (We’ve only been here 3 years. We were in Georgia for 25 before this. )
          God bless

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    1. CrewDog, I love that story about the officer sharing his meal with the homeless man. And why doesn’t it surprise me that the food he bought was from Chik-fil-A?

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  7. Wish I could be in Denver. Will be looking forward to reviewing the video. Excited to start helping on a database if Mary can use my skills. Thanks for the political realignment of media speak. I always use your insight to calm down people in my family.

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      1. Beckita, thanks for the encouragement to contribute. I have sent everything on to Charlie and Mary. I hope I can contribute to this holy undertaking. As long as I can contribute that would be an honor. If not, I will certainly pray for the success and I am sure to help in some other way.

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  8. Charlie, thank you for the optimistic stats. I came across an interesting quote by George Patton yesterday…

    “Give me an Army of West Point graduates and I’ll win a battle… Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I’ll win a war.” ~ George S. Patton.

    You can be our General Patton. I can be one of the Texas Aggies. I’m ready to help win the war. This is all getting so ridiculous what is happening in our nation, our constitution, and our families.

    On a different note, tonight Senator Bob Hall hosted a forum of 6 Texas doctors who talked about how they are successfully treating Covid patients early on with various protocols. They stressed that treating the virus early is the key. They also stressed that we don’t have to be afraid of the virus because these protocols that they are using on patients WORK. That there is no need to keep the nation shut down or keep schools from opening.

    These doctors are living saints in their tenacity and diligence in trying to find successful treatments for their suffering patients without the help of the government regulatory agencies (FDA, CDC, NIH, TMA, with politicians and media) that have blocked these already-proven, safe medications from being allowed to be the standard of care for their off-label use for treatment of this virus. Some of these doctors have been slandered by these same agencies for their life-saving treatments. They are fighting the virus and the government! It’s horrific what lengths these entities will go to advance their deadly narrative and agenda. It’s literally killing people as the doctors say in the video.

    I understand your policy of not posting videos that are over 30 minutes, so I will not post the video here. I can tell ASOH readers if they are interested in viewing this video that it is on Facebook and search for “Senator Bob Hall.” The Facebook Live event, 7-15-2020, should be listed on his timeline.

    I also want to remind readers to pray for our Bishop Emeritus Rene Gracida who is having hip surgery on July 27th. And my daughter, Jackie, who is undergoing medical treatment still in Mexico.

    Thanks so much for your prayers!

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    1. Prayers for Bishop Gracida and your daughter, for full restoration of health and healing. Also that they and those who advocate and care for them may have all the gifts of the Holy Spirit—be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, etc,—as they deal with a system set up for overt medical tyranny.

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    2. Thank You Texas for calling out attention to this.
      I certainly hope Steve will see it.
      All the rosaries and prayers being said will finally enable either the ignorance or the
      lies of the media to be defeated and the truth get out there.
      Good people are speaking out.
      Speaking of good people Raymond Arroyo on EWTN The World Over July 16 interviews Dion Dimucci. It can be found on You Tube.

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      1. ForTheSake, I’ve now seen the video. Dr Bartlett’s comments about taking Budesonide or other steroid along with zinc and an antibiotic are very helpful. The virus actually *itself* triggers large-scale inflammation, so a steroid is a good idea – or you can take Thiamine, Curcumin, and other things like white willow bark and astaxanthin to tamp down the inflammation and short-circuit the sepsis.

        Remember, though, that that is a *treatment*, and it’s better not to get the illness in the first place. Hydroxychloroquine can be taken as a preventive (1-2 tablets a week is apparently the dose for prevention), but I shifted over to taking Quercetin Phytosome instead of HCQ. It’s non-toxic and available over the counter, and I view it as much the same as HCQ when used with zinc. That plus Vitamin C and Vitamin D may very well completely prevent getting the illness, and we can get back to our lives.

        Dr. Bartlett and the other doctors are right – there is no reason for *anyone* to die of Covid-19. Further, given what we now know about treating Covid-19, we should also be able to prevent or successfully treat flus and other viral illnesses as well, greatly reducing deaths from most viruses. This is why I took such a positive stance in my little book. Get your Vitamin D level above 40 at all times (60-80 better) to strengthen and regulate your immune system. Take Quercetin Phytosome and zinc regularly, as well as N-Acetyl-Cysteine and selenium, because both combinations slow or stop viral replication. Take B vitamins (particularly 100mg Thiamine a day) and Curcumin and other anti-inflammatories to reduce inflammation and tamp down any possibility of a runaway sepsis. This should give you *years/decades* of virus-free life, no matter what your age or condition. That’s the silver lining in the Covid-19 problem.

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  9. Hey Charlie

    Here in the blue state of PA (Philly in particular) they’ve got the fear factor ginned up to 11. With the economy reopening, they’re discovering “new cases”, people who test positive, and using this data to resume the shut down.

    Even most young people, walking around outside completely alone, are masked. Reading the Philadelphia Inquirer, which has been completely unreadable for years, is like reading Pravda. Our dem gov, who has a medical expert who’s a man but pretends to be a woman, yesterday issued new diktats about shutting down certain activities just recently opened, because “new cases”

    At this point I don’t believe any of it. I’m amazed at the number of people who do.

    They are determined to use the excuse of a “pandemic” to keep us in a state of hyper fear and anxiety at least thru Election Day, denying DJT the advantage of even a recovering economy. Too bad certain people and business owners are unable to earn a livelihood for months on end. It’s for the greater good, you know

    Also, it’s important to keep the fear factor sky high for when they make their final bid for mail in voting, and the corruption they intend with that. DJT and William Barr won’t come off well, when they’re depicted as forcing grandma to go to the polls, having to risk her life to exercise her right to vote

    These pols know exactly what they’re doing. It’s unbelievably cruel. The media (Pravda) rides shotgun. And if the final result Is not in their favor, they’ll release the wolves again to protest (i.e., riot) the failed result

    We’re in for a rough few months

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    1. Paul R, you might be interested in this post that mentions the criminality of the CDC in fudging the Covid case numbers…

      https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/07/16/mr-trump-deliver-knockout-blow-to-traitorous-cdc/

      I quote from the article…

      “Several states—including Pennsylvania, the site of one of the country’s largest outbreaks, as well as Texas, Georgia, and Vermont—are blending the data in the same way. Virginia likewise mixed viral and antibody test results until last week, but it reversed course and the governor apologized for the practice after it was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Atlantic. Maine similarly separated its data on Wednesday; Vermont authorities claimed they didn’t even know they were doing this.”

      The article goes on to mention other points of criminality of the CDC over the span of several years. There is also a connection to Dr. Fauci.

      NOBODY can depend on the numbers. And these numbers are what the governors of the states are using for their reasons for locking us down again. It is a crime.

      Hope you find it interesting.

      Charlie really does have the only solution for us…to Acknowledge God, take the Next Right Step, and be a Sign of Hope to those around you!

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    2. Paul, here is another article of interest that addresses the inflated, fudged numbers. It mentions Florida in particular. But, it also repeats the reason why this Covid scam is essential to the Democrats. I have copied this article off myself in order to keep reminding myself of why this is all happening…

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/07/14/florida-media-discover-widespread-false-reports-of-positive-covid-tests-massive-data-disparities-video-and-report/#more-196731

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    3. Paul, ditto on all of what you said. Here in “Conservative” Georgia the 2 largest school districts announced today they will not be reopening schools but keeping the kids at home and do remote virtual learning. The others surely will fall into lockstep (goose step?) and there will be no sports this fall, no businesses getting their legs back under them…gird the loins and keep your head raised confident in God who has our back as we stand firm

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  10. Good Morning fellow tnrs’s. I just discovered this compendium of devotions to Our Lady. The artwork alone is breathtaking. It can be overwhelming because there are so many beautiful devotions one can’t possibly take them all on. However just scrolling through it provides such steadiness and is so uplifting as a tribute to Our Lady and how God loves Her and us all!

    http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/mary-index.htm

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  11. Holy God-incidence Batman!!! You all are gonna love this! It is too sweet not to share, haha!

    Charlie wrote:
    “The old saying, Ora et Labora, (prayer and work) is our watchword as we go forward.”

    Today’s email from EWTN is entitled “Ora et Labora” and has the following gem from Mother Angelica:
    “In your soul, there must be a deep serenity that everything is in His Hands, that He is the Master of it all, and that He will take care of you.”
    – Mother Angelica

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    1. Giggling at your opening line, Littlelight! It brings back memories of a calmer, simpler time when the biggest stressor was whether to have PB&J or bologna for lunch. Thanks. 🙂

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                1. In one of his pieces (can’t remember which one. Beckita?), Charlie said he was considering someplace in Kansas, although not the venue that he had originally planned on (was that one in Kansas City?). I think he also said he was considering places in a couple other states.

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                  1. Not necessarily Kansas, Guys. Here’s the passage from Heroes Rising: I am moving the national meeting back to September from August. I am planning for the weekend of September 12 and 13. The venue we had in Kansas changed the rules and we could only accommodate 45 people. I want room for 100-200, so I decided to look for places that were solely and privately owned, to prevent anyone pulling the rug out at the last minute. I have three places I am currently looking at. The owner of a Minor League Baseball Team generously offered the use of their stadium, but it is on a far coast so would be too far and hard to get to for many people for this initial meeting. It will be used at sometime, though, I can guarantee! So, we know it’s not the original venue and that Charlie’s looking for a central location as this meeting will include people from all over the country. So, it’s stayed tuned time as Charlie works this out.

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        1. Speaking of cream cheese, around this same time my Mom also made me cream cheese mixed with crushed pineapple sandwiches. I also did not appreciate this traditional ladies tea time treat, haha. My poor Mom!

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          1. I know, right? I don’t know how my mother survived my childhood. I was a trying child, to say the least. And I know for a fact that I’m the kid who convinced my parents that they were done having children (I’m #4). 🙂

            And you know that maternal “curse” (not really), “I hope you get a kid just like you!”? Well, I got 5 just like me. Ha! my dear, sweet mother got her paybacks; and I know she’s on the other side just laughing her head off. 🙂

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            1. Haha, gotta love the “maternal curse” 🙂 So I have a few who are dedicated to the single life, aah. It kinda back-fired on me, oh Ratness. I was truly looking forward to that!

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              1. Laughing like a mad fool, Kim! When I read your comment, I thought it said “never STOP you.” I kept reading it over and over, trying to figure out what you were trying to get at. I was like, “Well, yeah, I was really busy and always into things and had lots of sporting events that they ended up attending… so, yeah, maybe.” (It would really help matters if I knew how to read.) 🙂

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                1. You’re hilarious, Mick! But I must say, I wouldn’t be surprised if many people scratch their head at what I say! It will be so fun if we can all get to the meeting in September!

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          2. Ha!!! I remember something like that too!!!😂😂😂 oh back in the day littlelight when things “seemed “ so simple, eh? They really weren’t…evil was brewing but we were unawares. Not all were unaware…but most!

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      1. Oh, how that brings back memories, Mick!

        I remember watching the old Batman at a neighbor girl friend’s house. The Batman with the cartoon bubbles and “Shazam!” “Wam” etc. when they were in fisticuffs. Around that time, my Mom used to pack my school lunches with chopped bologna mixed with sweet relish and mayo (green-face emoji here) Ugh, that still gives me the shudders, LOL. I went to a catholic parochial school and the nuns made us eat every bite. I think I gagged getting it down. I was naughty, heh.

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        1. Ha! Now you REALLY have me laughing, Littlelight!

          The cartoon bubbles with “Wam” etc. was probably my favorite thing about Batman. I recently found some old episodes and YouTube and watched them with my youngest son (age 10). He thought they were hysterical. I know they were so cheesy, but I love the show anyway.

          My mom used to make a similar sandwich filling, except she used hot dogs that she put through a meat grinder. Then add mayo, sweet relish, maybe some diced onion and a dash of salt. That was one of my very favorite meals in the whole world. Maybe you were naughty; I was just weird (and yeah, naughty). 🙂

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          1. All of you have me laughing! I remember bologna sandwiches with mayo and sliced sweet pickles; similar to your ground hot dog sandwich, Mick! 🙂 That, of course, was in the old days before we knew that the processed meat was bad for us.

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            1. Yep, Annie. Processed meat… and Velveeta “cheese.” Who ever thought THAT was a good idea? Cheese Whiz was just as bad, or maybe worse. Ugh. I still shudder every time I remember that broccoli and Cheese Whiz casserole that my mom used to make. It doesn’t inspire nightmares, but close. 🙂

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    1. On the plus side, when he’s a young adult and takes part in speed dating, it’ll be a great ice breaker: “Oh, this scar, it was nothing, but when I was 6 yrs old to save my little sis from a charging dog I jumped in between them, only took 90 stitches, no big deal.” The gals will be impressed 🙂

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      1. No kidding, Maggie!

        That little boy is the kind of brother who will be defensive toward any guy who even thinks of looking at his little sister when she’s dating age. And she, as she grows up, will probably whine and complain about how overprotective he is; but secretly she’ll love him for it. I know; I have older brothers. 🙂

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  12. A Texas coder who codes for ER Doctors said the hospital is changing the codes to get more Covid cases and thus money from we taxpayers.as medical insurance rates will most likely increase as well as hospital charges.

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    1. Mary Ann, I suspected this to be the case. Texas hospitals control their own data, I read. Plus the media always talk about running out of ICU beds in Texas, never stating that there are other people besides Covid patients in those ICU beds. The reporting is misleading. Only to generate fear and to make people believe the hype of Covid19.

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  13. Sort of cool!!! I’ve been thinking today how wonderful the Mass will be in heaven because I simply LOVE the Mass and love hearing it said in real time then again later on air.,, first off…is there Mass in heaven? (If so…I hope to be there someday…I can only hope!)

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    1. Linda, you can look for Scott Hahn’s You Tube videos on The Lamb’s Supper and listen to him describe how Heaven is united to earth at the Mass. There’s a book as well if you prefer reading. Heaven comes to earth in a manner of speaking when we’re at Mass.

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      1. This is one of my favorite books. It really made me look at the mass very differently, and really brought an even deeper devotion of it to me.

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  14. Charlie, do you have any idea when the meeting in September will be?
    Our oldest son’s wedding is the weekend of September 18-20. Yeah, last kid, to get married.
    We want to be able to get to one of the two events. If the September one conflicts with the event then will we go to this July’s.
    Thank you.

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  15. That’s some pretty good points. At this stage of the game I’d guess all bets are off. If events proceed in “the normal”, I’d expect Trump to win again. Overconfidence will be the fall of the one to loose. Now, what’s going to happen outside “the normal” from here to the end of the end of the year & beyond…

    It’s a no-brainer to say that reguardless what happens, events are only going to intensify.

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    1. We just got to look at the recent moves the Globalist – worldwide left (and China), and we know there’s desperation & urgency to play catchup to their endgame goal. If the left wins, they’re likely going to put an end to all rights & freedoms that matter, and go after individuals & groups in avcommunist fashion. If Trump wins, the worldwide left wont tollerate another 4 years of Trump after failing to take him down, there’s probably going to be social disruptions like rioting, more viruses, and economic problems.

      The worldwide left is playing for keeps this time, at least under Trump there’s some unity under a common threat.

      That’s my take on things.

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        1. Lately, I’ve been just saying my prayers, enjoying the beautiful weather outside, do some home maintenance, and speakup in matters of faith when appropriate, there’s not much else that can be done on my part.

          We can’t change the flow of the world, we can only choose not go along with the flow, and try to encourage others to do the same as true Christians.

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          1. That was beautiful Al!!! Even though it’s very hard to concentrate I’ve been relying heavily on prayers and reading the Bible in my few spare moments of the day….I tried to tell this nice Protestant lady today how comforting the Bible is right now but I’m not sure she will open hers up…it’s a hard time to tell anyone anything right now everyone is so stressed out! Lol. But I must admit Al…God’s majesty on earth is truly beautiful!!!🤗❤️🙏🐿🌾

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            1. We’re all stressed out, and we don’t know how long events will last. When seer at Medjugorje said “Convert now, as it will be too late for some if you wait for the sign.” How many were born & died since that was said?

              Try to appreciate God goodnesses that he rains on the just & unjust alike, and appreciate the gifts of today, good weather, nature, and the company of good people. Find what peace you can in today, as there’s still lots of good does for everyone if we open our eyes & ears.

              Maybe something will happen this year or may something will happen in 2038 as some have predicted, but if you’re hoping for everything to return to the “old normal” you will loose hope. Live a prayer of thankfulness for all we still have and build your treasure in Heaven (as it says in the Gospels), we have it better than other people.

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              1. Ha! 2038!!! I’d probably be dead by then and (hopefully) with God!!!😂😂😂

                But what you say is true Al and so full of wisdom!!!

                I told this story about 3 weeks back after going to confession to Fr Uri! For some reason I had been feeling really stressed out and full of anxiety this I confessed that and my worries of upcoming events! He said, “ So what!!! You die? You die! What does it matter if you love God? What am I doing here? So what!”

                Hahahahaha!!! I laughed so hard and then he started to wryly smile as well!!!

                He got his point across! What a beautiful priest of God he is!!!

                But it’s true…if we love God as we say we do than nothing should disturb us and we should all just simply Acknowledge God, take the next right step and try to be a sign of hope to those whom God puts in our path!!!

                Simple.

                And you’re right, Al, there are sooooo many wonderful people all around us!!! My favs are the ones at daily Mass!

                God is good!!!

                Pax! Linda 🤗❤️🙏🐿🛠🏎📖

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                1. 🙂 None of us know how long we’re going to live. In unstable times life expectancy is shorter, 2 of the Fatima children died as children, God sent Moses to rescue the Hebrews, and they spent 40 years in the desert. How many adults survived the 40 year trip from Egypt to Israel? Seize the day in trust to God. Many people make the mistake of thinking of God as wishing well or a genie, God does mostly needs not wants. Often wants are the exact opposite of needs. We each face our own personal Garden of Gethsename in these times where we often tell God to take away our cup that he’s prepared for us, it’s hard to move forward knowing the evil that’s out there, but forward is the only way to go even through we don’t want to go there…

                  Prayer helps us change ourselves to grow in faith & to proceed in a hostile world that wants to do it’s own thing.

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              2. Al one more thing…I pray to God we do not go back to old normal…I can see God is beginning to wake us all up from our slumber. I want the world to change and for our kids and grandchildren (not yet) have the opportunity to experience a life full of peace, joy and goodness! Some of the ancients in our day still remember a time such as that! Our only hope is to move forward to the past…Mayberry days!!!🤗

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  16. Hey folks! A sign of Hope

    Interview with the priest who came upon an accident and administered last rites:

    “I think it was Providential that I was able to be there, and I think other priests would have done the exact same thing. That’s what we are here for, to bring Our Lord to people in all moments of their lives but especially in difficult moments and when they are preparing to meet God at death,” Father Killackey said.

    The full article:
    https://www.hbgdiocese.org/priest-photographed-at-accident-scene-shares-message-of-prayer-hope-and-priestly-ministry/

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  17. Marieursula in response to your question about blm .. they are a Marxist organization started by 3 radical black lesbians..Ihave read many articles about this organization ,one even had pictures of one of the founders at an event with Madura from Venezuela.The conservative site “ American Thinker” has published many articles about this radical evil organization. They could care less about black lives as in all the beautiful black children being murdered by blm caught up in their violence..It is all about the takeover of America working with the Demons of Antifa . What we are witnessing is an all out war to destroy America..Look up the goals of blm.. horrific

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    1. Robin, I had heard some of these things, too, without digging deeply. However, many good-hearted people who believe (as I do) that “Black lives matter” are not ready for a deep dive into the BLM organization and its founders.

      The information that’s easier, perhaps, for good-hearted people to consider is that BLM is directly but not obviously connected to a Democratic Party fundraising mechanism during a crucial election year. If people want to, they can donate directly to the DNC or to individual Democratic Party candidates. Why the indirect appeal?

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      1. The DEMOCRATIC platform is not a viable choice for any Christian of good faith. It is a diabolical platform for abortion, death and against families and marriage btw one man and one woman.

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    2. I remember saying BLM was just another racial hate group a while back, but people didn’t want to believe it. Most things leftist these days have become pretty hateful and …. evil like communism or the mafia. I remember, there was a article on spiritdaily.com last week of a mother who was killed for say that “all lives matter.”

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  18. Well, I’m praying for Holy Spirit to fill and be amongst you all at this event. When we are walking in the works that have been prepared for us by God, we can expect to experience the Holy Spirit’s comforting presence within us. Ephesians 2:10 states the following;

    “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

    My wife, Maureen, sent me this encouraging hymn. Runs for 4 lovely minutes, titled;
    Well Done – The Afters ft. Vision Children’s Choir

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  19. We are planning on going to both. Anyone else bringing their campers? We will be. It would be nice to be in the same campgrounds. It appears there is a KOA in Limon. We have a 32 ft 5th wheel and the campgrounds need to be dog friendly as we have our 2 basset hounds with us.

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    1. We love KOA’s! We have many wonderful memories of cabin camping in NH and also camp with Doggos. Last year we got a tent and got brave enough to try tent camping. I devised a tarp cover over a pvc pipe frame that kept us dry during a deluge 🙂 We’re going back in late Aug in celebration of what would have been our son’s 21st birthday. It is always a difficult time and shaking it up by climbing some mountains helps. Aaah, makin’ lemonade out of lemons….

      I wish we could join you but CO is a plane ride away for us, eek.

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  20. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! PM 😉

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/mayor-calls-on-mary

    https://www.rightjournalism.com/video-black-portland-cop-tells-you-all-you-need-to-know-about-protests/

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/07/16/what-the-media-wont-tell-you-about-the-united-states-coronavirus-case-fatality-rate-n610264

    Lots of good articles in the below …Am I the only one feeling that there is an acceleration of News/Out-There now? I don’t fully read most of the articles as I can gather most of what I need from the Headlines …. What, who & the vector of the Bad Guys and their Agendas ….. Good Guys and what they are doing to counter same.
    It’s real easy to get bogged down and distracted by it all …… by design I expect ;-(
    I’m betting that it’s best to be most concerned about What’s – What within 50 miles of Home & the wellfare of yourself and those close to you!

    https://stream.org/category/us/
    https://townhall.com/
    https://justthenews.com/
    https://www.oann.com/
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
    https://newsbusters.org/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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      1. Amen!!! Funny I never even heard of the book of Baruch before!!! I really do need to just sit down 🪑 someday and just read the Bible!!! 📖 I guess we are starting up adoration here soon again…might be a good time to just take the time to read it!!! I thought a lot of Charlie when I was reading the book of Baruch as it sounded a lot like what he conveys to us often…ya know…Gods mercy on us stiff necked people and such. Boy oh boy do we all need M E R C Y!!!

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        1. God never leaves us bereft. He’s known since forever that we would, once again, wander far from Him in these times. Jesus came as Divine Mercy because He knew how sorely we need His Mercy.

          Oh Mother of The Eucharistic Jesus, Divine Mercy Himself, pray for us!

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  21. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! PM 😉

    YUP! ……but how many “Bishops” & their minders are with The BLM/ANTIFA & Global Left Agenda??… Eh? .. Time to ASK! … It’s where we are then ;-(
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/catholic-bishops-need-a-reality-check-on-communist-black-lives-matter-movement
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/report-shows-us-bishops-supporting-multiple-orgs-that-demand-police-defunding

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/democrats_are_forcing_a_civil_war.html#ixzz6SXK4CKKI
    & .. if Ya don’t believe it’s not “Civil War Bad” yet … a bunch of headlines for ya:
    “DHS Report: City of Portland ‘Under Siege for 47 Straight Days’ by Anarchists, ‘Violent Mob”
    “Nancy Pelosi Calls Federal Agents Nazi “Stormtroopers” after They Are Sent to Portland Following 49 Days of Leftist Rioting and Mass Destruction”
    “BREAKING: Portland Antifa and BLM Launch Explosives at Federal Building While Barricading Agents Inside”
    WATCH: Four Arrested for Splattering Blue Paint on Black Lives Matter Mural in NYC, Shouting ‘All Lives Matter’ and ‘Blue Lives Matter’
    “Meet the Youth Liberation Front behind a militant marathon of Portland protests”
    “Nick Cannon posts troubling Tweets following backlash over anti-Semitic comments”
    “Detroit Police Release Video of Justified Shooting which lead to Protests”
    “Chicago police, protesters clash near Columbus statue in Grant Park”
    “INSANE VIDEO: Leftist Antifa Terrorists and BLM Mob Hurl Frozen Bottles, Sticks, Cans, Fireworks at Chicago Police –18 Officers Injured”
    “Legally armed driver shoots, kills gunman to stop fatal shooting spree in Indiana”
    “Nolte: Three Sexual Assaults After Minnesota Neighborhood Rejects Cops”
    “NYC suspect in cane attack on NYPD cops celebrates after making bail”
    “EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Fundraising Machine ‘ActBlue Texas’ Caught Paying Out Small Sums to Hundreds of Individuals for Unknown Purposes”
    “New Russia probe memos expose massive errors in NYT anti-Trump story, Steele dossier”

    Nantes: Arson suspected in fire at Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53455142

    https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/born-again-obergefell-and-birth-certificates/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    Transhumanism….Nano technology…..fetal cell lines……DNA……RNA = Covid 19 Vaccine

    this is a wonderful doctor and human, trying to save mankind. The video is on “warp speed” because there is so much she wanted to get out there in the shortest amt of time. It’s chilling to hear, but not surprising (at least not to me)

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    1. Believable, SanSan, considering all we know about Gates, etc. and their vaccines! I will avoid any vaccine until they drag me away, but I had already decided that. Mother Mary, hide us all under your mantle!

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  23. https://www.motherofallpeoples.com/post/prayer-of-the-lady-of-all-nations-clarification
    In 2018, Bishop Punt approved a revised form of the prayer, which uses the clause “Mary Co-redemptrix and Mediatrix” when the prayer is used in particular association with the international movement for the proclamation of the fifth Marian Dogma.

    Therefore, presently along with the standard prayer form of the Prayer of the Lady of All Nations which uses the clause “the Blessed Virgin Mary,” it is also acceptable to use the form which uses “Mary Co-redemptrix and Mediatrix” when prayed particularly in union with the international movement in support for the dogma of Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.

    Standard Form
    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
    send now your Spirit over the earth.
    Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all Nations,
    that they may be preserved from degeneration,
    disasters, and war.
    May the Lady of all Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our Advocate. Amen.
    Newly Approved Form
    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
    send now your Spirit over the earth.
    Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations,
    that they may be preserved from degeneration,
    disasters, and war.
    May the Lady of all Nations, Mary, Co-redemptrix and Mediatrix, be our Advocate. Amen

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  24. Reading the comments at Dr. Taylor Marshall’s #BeTheMaccabee twitter feef I see that Christendom is ready to kick some heathen ass. (Sorry, Beck’s feek free to edit that last word)

    https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/BeTheMaccabee?src=hashtag_click

    I am in

    This will include rebellion against “our own” secular governments; so be it.

    On another note…a church to church Christian post office, free of course, to deliver mail across Christendom with the laity as volunteer mail carriers strikes me as a prudent idea.

    Laity close to a church they do not attennd, deliver mail from the one the do attend to that church they do not attend.

    A Holy mark (signet?)on the envelope, a blessing, and trusting in our Lord to direct the mail should work miraculously. . Many stamps, each unique, signifying the church that forwarded the mail shoyld be on the envelope. The trail of Holy Marks on the envelopes will be absolutely fascinating.
    Care ti bet that the Lord woukd route the live letters through a trail of signets such that it told a story to both the sender ab recipient?

    Also, Holy Order (?) for the beloved laity who deluver from church to church.

    To get our mail, we go to worship and after worship, we check our mail.

    I am willinfmg to deliver within a 50 mile radius of the Basillica of St. Lawrence .

    Anyhoo, just a thought, If anybody has time and interest in setting up a simple test network, I will do what I can.

    Grace and peace

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    1. Timothy, I live within 30 miles of maybe 16 or 18 churches. I’d be willing to help out as long as I have access to gasoline (and as long as somebody else works out the logistics and just tells me where to go!). 🙂

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      1. Hi Mick,

        I threw that idea out as a brainstorm in the hopes the Holy Spirit will let it take root if it is a good idea.

        Right now, the secular post still functions, so it makes sense to use it. When, if, that collapses, pergaps my brainstorm will become feasible.

        Fwiw, the Basillica is 50 miles away. At the top of my valkey, there is a FWB church. In Appalachia, the geography pretty much defines where churches are, so walking up to my FWB (I dont attend there, all my belived neighbors and more do) to drop off a letter is easy. For me to carry a bag of letters to the Basillica would be part of my normal route.

        From the local FWB to another protestant church is usually < 3 or 4 miles. So you cab see how the locak version would realky take root here.

        Hth

        Grace and peace

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      1. Yes it’s sooo sad! On Fr Z’s blog… this could be one of the things Charlie might have in mind for us to do to witness to demonic culture…if you watch it again, notice the priest behind the horn blower showering blessings of the priestly father, son & Holy Spirit Hand blessing…at just that moment, the horn blower calmed down if only for a little bit! Oh the power of Christ in our priests.

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  25. Ok, sometimes it takes a while but it finally dawned on me this morning. My husband and I have been getting broadsided with various physical ouchies recently. Ones that will cause the trip to arduous. We are headed to the meeting in Limon. Anyone else going to Limon experiencing similar situations/activities/ailments?
    We need some prayer warriors praying us/everyone there and back. Please Momma Mary hide us in your mantle. Come Lord Jesus.

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    1. Sometimes, HTTP, this is simply part and parcel of our lives as believers so my prayer for you is that you and your husband just get on the road – as long as the physical problems do not put you in danger – and press forward in what you feel called to do: be there in Limon as preparation to do what you can in the days ahead. Surely you can skip the trip and watch the video and gain great benefit from this. I’m just saying, for all of us, no matter what our challenges may be, the enemy pushes back, tries to distract, dissuade and pull us off course and, ultimately, make life miserable for us. He always has been up to such tricks. I sense he’s in hyperdrive with such antics in these days. Everyone in the great Cloud of Witnesses battled in their day and time with the circumstances around them with Our Lady’s adversary. We’re in the “gird your loins” zone right now and I can see we must set our faces like flint to do what the Lord is calling each one of us to do. (And this reality is not going away. It will only continue to be a very important habit of the mind.) And then live with JOY. We CAN trust so completely that our humor becomes a fine spiritual warfare weapon.

      St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle…. In Jesus’ Name we pray that all who are preparing for and traveling to and from Limon are overshadowed by You, Holy Spirit, with Your Spouse wrapping each one in Her glorious, protective Mantle. Fill us with unending Peace and Joy!

      Redux time:

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      1. Amen, Amen, Amen, Alleluia!

        +St. Dymphna, Courage, Please!+ (she’s the only one I can remember from Anne, Lay Apostle. I need to re-read, write all down and commit it to memory. This task is on my to-do list.)

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