Life in Abundance

Pam Tebow gives keynote at Texas Right to Life Dinner

By Charlie Johnston

On September 20, 2000, Special Counsel Robert Ray wrapped up the Whitewater investigation into the Clintons by concluding that there was insufficient evidence to prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the Clintons had knowingly violated the law. The media, of course, touted it as an exoneration of the Clintons.

Everybody knew that Bill Clinton had committed perjury, had sexually harassed and assaulted women while he was governor of Arkansas and president of the United States, and that there was a raft of serious financial wrongdoing and raw pay-for-play schemes surrounding the Clintons. But after an impeachment ordeal that was thoroughly politicized – and the media unanimously touting that the Clinton’s refusing to give over evidence and “losing” evidence that courts ordered them to surrender “proved” that the evidence was not there, it had become a lost cause. The evidence was extensive and documented, although with some holes from what the Clintons simply destroyed.

Yet everyone expected some version of what Ray concluded, because all parties were exhausted from the battle. The truth was that the evidence was there in abundance, but Ray had good reason to doubt that a jury in D.C. would be any more interested in that evidence than the media was. Thus, this case winked out not because there was a lack of evidence of guilt, but because Clinton and the media had more power than a prosecutor could overcome to get anyone to honestly hear and see that evidence. Since the conclusion was what was expected, the decision did not make huge headlines.

Talking with one of my Priests shortly after the decision, I noted that this was the first major case where the prosecutor all but admitted that he had the goods, but that the leftist power structure in government and the media was too strong for him – so he just would not pursue it further. I wrote to my Priest that I both suspected and feared that this would be the first big rock to tumble from the edifice of justice – and would ultimately lead to the replacement of the rule of law with the rule of raw power – that if unimpeded, there would need be no crime for conservatives and Christians to be prosecuted and persecuted and no crime would be so serious that Democrats could not thumb their nose at the law. That solitary rock falling from the justice system has, 20 years later, become a sinkhole. Nobody expects a fair shake from the justice system…from the courts or any other federal agency anymore. If we were candid, when someone was hauled into court, they wouldn’t bother reading the charges. They would simply ask whether the accused was a Christian or a conservative. If so, he was guilty – sentence first, trial later. If he was a Democrat, he was not guilty – and the court would angrily demand to know why anyone had charged him in the first place.

The evidence of massive vote-fraud is overwhelming and growing by the day – and has been systemic and growing since the introduction of vote-tabulating software. (Yeah, I feel pretty good right now that I have long been an advocate of simple paper ballots, same-day voting, purging voter lists at least every four years, and voter ID.)  One of Trump’s top election lawyers, Lin Wood, told Mark Levin last week that he believes Trump won about 70 percent of the popular vote and over 400 electoral votes. That matches up well with my own old-school analysis that tells me Trump won by 12 million votes.

I am now 100 percent certain that Trump and his lawyers will prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Democrats engaged in the most massive vote fraud this side of Venezuela and North Korea. The idiot media has been busy censoring any mention of this evidence while simultaneously demanding where the evidence is. It reminds me of one of Judge William Orrick’s favorite ploys in David Daleiden’s abortion cases: he forbids Daleiden from introducing certain evidence and, later, on ruling, criticizes Daleiden for not introducing the very evidence he forbade. That attitude is the hinge of all doubt in this matter.

While the Trump team has the goods, I no longer have confidence in the fortitude or honor of our legislatures and judges. They could view the massive mounds of evidence and pretend it isn’t there. There is a strong likelihood they will. Our elite classes are filled with knaves and fools. Fox News has gone completely in the tank for the ruling class. Even Tucker Carlson has been busy harassing Trumpers and demanding they kiss his ring rather than searching for honest answers (though I have enjoyed Carlson’s candid boldness in the last year, I have never forgotten that he was a moderate, limp-wristed type when he was with CNN. My fear that he just kisses the ring of whoever signs his paycheck seems to be being confirmed. He is not actually a passionate populist: he does play one on TV pretty well, though.)

Last week I spoke with a couple of the president’s lawyers – one in some detail. I was startled then at how jubilantly confident they were that they had the goods. The events of this last week have shown me that that confidence was entirely justified. Now the question is whether they have a better chance than a snowball in hell of getting a fair shake from the mavens in the elite class. If they can actually get it to the Supreme Court, I think they do. Though they have a slam-dunk case, that is what actual conservatives and Christians have to have to have a ghost of a chance at a fair shake.

Thus, we have a great battle before us. If evidence and honor take the day and Trump is inaugurated for his second term, the pagan left will be like a cemetery full of murderous vampires hissing and snarling as they seek to burn down the country. If Joe Biden is installed as the first fully fraudulent, illegitimate man to usurp the office of president, the true resistance has begun.

The rule of law is dead. May we call on God and cooperate with Him in resurrecting it. The hour of the ordinary man is upon us. May we serve God well and truly on the road to Mordor.

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Like so many of my fellow Catholics, I am shaken by the level of ineptitude and betrayal among our hierarchy. And yet, I see stirrings of real sobriety and seriousness of purpose sprouting among our American Bishops. At the Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Bishops elected new heads for their various projects. The slate of new “department heads” is a very hopeful one for those who value orthodoxy and the Magisterium. Even more hopeful is that these “department heads” were elected by their fellow Bishops. That tells me that a lot of Bishops are thinking that the policy of reflexively genuflecting to secular authorities is not working out well for any of us.

Further, in reflection, I suspect I was a bit too harsh in my assessment of USCCB President Archbishop Jose Gomez in his decision to issue a congratulatory statement to Joe Biden. Yes, it was absurd to congratulate Biden on a “victory” he has not won. I know that Abp. Gomez was under intense pressure to issue the statement from some activist fellow Bishops. That, of course, is no excuse. Yet his formal statement was more carefully parsed than I originally recognized. He did not say Biden would be the second Catholic president in U.S. history, but that Biden would be the second man to “profess” the Catholic faith. In normal times, that would be a notably clever piece of work. In these times, honest boldness with careful diplomacy is the watchword. Our Bishops would be well advised to study closely the history of St. John Paul, when he was the Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow. His diplomacy in confronting the communist rulers there was masterful – and is terribly needed in America now. The first thing to note is that Archbishop Wojtyla (John Paul’s birth name) was clearly NOT the Bishop of the ruling class. He was the Bishop of the Catholic faithful in Krakow, beloved because of his fidelity to them and to the faith he was charged with proclaiming. With the people firmly behind him, though ruling authorities would prefer to kill him, they had to deal carefully with him.

Not a decisive turn just yet, but I sense some genuinely hopeful stirrings in the hierarchy.

For those of us in the pews, a great challenge is to try to differentiate between those who are actual enemies of the faith in the hierarchy and those who just make a lot of blunders. The blunderers are not my enemies; they include some of our most important future allies. Be careful not to drive them into the camp of actual enemies.

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The annual Texas Right to Life (TRTL) Celebration of Life Dinner was held last Saturday. It drew 650 people despite the Covid business stalking the land. Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, was the keynote speaker. Some had urged her to abort the baby that would grow up to become the college football great. Her decision to choose life then led her to become a passionate advocate for life who speaks throughout the country.

I love the people at TRTL. Though an outsider, I work with them sporadically and have gotten to know most of the team. Every week, they begin several meetings with a reading of Scripture, after which everyone discusses what it means to them and how it has affected them. They are a prayerful team – and the youngest group of seasoned veterans I know.

A couple of years ago, I was down doing some work with TRTL and went to a barbecue honoring the young people who serve as volunteer pro-life coordinators on college campuses across the state. At one point, a lovely, demure young oriental girl who was wearing a cowboy hat and cute boots had her turn to speak. “Hey y’all,” she began with a big grin and thick Texas accent before launching into an enthusiastic speech defending life. It was the moment I knew (with Dorothy and Toto) that I was definitely not in Kansas anymore. I saw her at the dinner this year, in her third year of coordinating her college – and she was delighted that her speech when she first came on board made such an impression on me.

It delights me that I spend so much time with people who are fully committed to life – and have saved so many lives, both in the aggregate and in particular. They are passionate, joyful warriors who fully live what they preach. And I get to be with them for the North Texas dinner in Dallas tonight. I love this state and these wonderful people.

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373 thoughts on “Life in Abundance

  1. So well said, Charlie, about where we’ve come from as the rule of law has been chipped, chipped, chipped away over the years. We surely do face major difficulties no matter how the details shake out as we continue to stand and do our best to uphold the Gospel values while we wait upon the Lord to see what He allows moving forward. Of course, like most, I would love to see the victory of Truth to reign concerning the fraud that has been part of our election process for too long and which was ramped to the hilt in this election. Still, I’m confident that if we are prevented from enjoying this victory right now, God has a better way to draw as many souls as possible to Himself through His Plan. I know, I know, I know that God’s grace, which we need to carry whatever He entrusts to us, will be there for the asking and receiving because wherever sin abounds, grace abounds the more. (Romans 5:20)

    I want to be as Joseph who wore the coat of many colors and praise God for everything that happens, knowing that He ever draws good from evil. Too, I hold in my heart Jesus’ words to St. Faustina: I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them to other souls. (Diary #1074).

    Grateful to see the positive stirrings among the Bishops and I love these thoughts: “The blunderers are not my enemies; they include some of our most important future allies. Be careful not to drive them into the camp of actual enemies.” May this be so.

    One of my favorite memes stems from the good God drew from the evil of Joseph’s brothers tossing him into the cistern and leaving him there to die, although, for the call on each of our lives, we need to add: And don’t forget the prayer of doing!

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  2. Sending Evil Back

    (Fr. Chad Ripperger comments that the following prayer may appear harsh, in that it seems to seek evil befall on another, yet it is meant to expose evil and to teach that evil does not win. And, in fact, choosing evil will, eventually, lead to bad repercussions)
    “Jesus and Mary, I ask that if it be Your Holy Will, that any curses or evil sent against the President or the election process be sent back from whence they came.”
    I have started praying this with every Rosary.

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    1. Thank you joyful hope. I need to include this in my rosary. Also was tested for Covid, and the state tracking system in Pennsylvania called me today to give me the message.. My symptoms are not severe. I was expecting my Doctor to give me this info.

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  3. Haven’t read this yet plz pray for young pregnant lady I just now met at aldis she was moving slow and said she had fallen down steps this morning and she looked scared! Also for my michael he has fever 100😩 caught from me I’m sure!

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        1. Thanks Timothy!!! What a sweet person she is…reaching out for help from a perfect stranger…me… not that I’m perfect! Ha!!! Far from but she really was such a sweet girl!🤗

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          1. Hi Linda,

            One thing … if you’ve been trying to text me, you haven’t and won’t get through. If you were to call the phone number I gave you, you’d reach my old-school answering machine which is connected to a vintage phone that I bought in 1989 or 1990. I’ve never texted anyone in my life. Thought I’d already explained this previously in an e-mail, anyways, now you know. *lol* 🙂

            Hope you’re all feeling 100% better quickly!

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            1. Ahhhh!!! Well that explains it! Lol. Thanks Phoenix!!! Gotta go check my emails!!! They get lost in the mass amounts I receive!!! Mike woke up fever less today so far, praise God!🤗

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          1. Thanks dianebelvs!!! Ya know, when I met this dear Angie in aldis I just knew to bring it to my family of Saintly Squirrels 🐿 right here!!! You guys are the stuff of the people of the Kingdom!!!!😇

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  4. I watched the whole 90-minute+ Guiliani press conference Thursday and was stunned at the disconnect between what I saw and how the media presented it. I was doubly disappointed by Drew Mariani’s take on it on Relevant radio – did he even watch the press conference? Everyone is asking for evidence, yet when any low-life (Adam Schiff) looks at the camera and says “I’ve seen evidence that Trump did whatever but I can’t tell you because it’s secret” everyone buys it like it was the Gods honest truth. In the presser they made it abundantly clear that this was their “opening statement” not the trial. They were telling what they have found and the kind of evidence they will present when they get to court. I’ve done many of these kinds of press conferences in the past – you lay out what your case is in general terms, but, unless you are a total idiot, you don’t give the goods until you get into chambers. Up until Thursday I was in a “wait and see” mode. I’m p*s*ed now. I feel like I’m watching the “Stepford news” glassy-eyed reporters just saying “unfounded allegations of fraud” is repeated verbatim in every news story – like they were all reading off the same talking points. I don’t know if What Guiliani et all says is true or not. What I want is the process to play out legally and fairly. While I do think Trump has some really troubling ego-issues, he can’t buy facts. I can’t imagine that Guiliani and the rest would stake their entire careers and reputation on a case if they didn’t actually believe they were right. So I’m praying for our country…and doing something about it through CORAC!

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    1. So true, Meg. Right there with you in solidarity of prayer. Our Lady, who proclaims that nothing is impossible for God, can easily pull us through this IF it’s what God’s Plan entails. Cheers for CORAC!

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      1. I agree with you, Beckita. I would love to think that God wants Trump to lead us for four more years and with God’s help, straighten out some of the mess. If it should turn out that Biden is allowed to be confirmed as president, even with all the horrible evidence of voter fraud and voting software that only a crook could love, then I’ll know that God has other plans for us…..and they won’t be pretty. Hang on to your hats! And keep praying!

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        1. You know, Diane, even if Trump is inaugurated as he deserves to be, we’re in for the height of this Storm, for the powers that be will pitch a royal battle as our Mother’s adversary works through them to destroy as much as he can even as he is forced to accept that the true Victor of this historical battle is Jesus Christ King of the Universe.

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            1. We do have birth pangs for sure. We ARE, day by day, getting more surely into the rapids. We have yet to enter the toughest days. That said, how many times did our Patron, Pope St. John Paul II, remind us: “Be not afraid.” When I was in Medjugorje, I was invited into the apparition room and saw a shaft of mighty light shoot across the room just before Our Lady appeared. Made sense to me that wherever His Spouse is, there the Holy Spirit is. I was also told by a local person that day it is well known that two of Our Lady’s favorite songs are, “Be Not Afraid,” and can you guess the other?

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              1. Wow Beckita….you saw a shaft of light in the apparition room! How blessed you were! I love that Blessed Mother’s favorite song is Be Not Afraid AND???? Ave Maria? Here I Am? How Great Thou Art? Amazing Grace?

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                  1. Now this is getting ridiculous. For decades, when asked my favorite song, I would say “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Now I’m not sure whether Our Lady admires my taste in music – or if she implanted it.

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                    1. Ha!!! I told michael last night if I die b4 him (which I expect to) I want him to play Be not afraid, Ave Maria and battle hymn of the republic!!! We actually looked up the words last night and just WOW!!! How appra po to our times! I can see why Our Mom loves that song!!!

                      Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
                      He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
                      He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
                      His truth is marching on.
                      Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
                      Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
                      Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
                      His truth is marching on.
                      I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
                      They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
                      I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps,
                      His day is marching on.
                      I have read His fiery gospel writ in rows of burnished steel!
                      “As ye deal with my condemners, so with you My grace shall deal!
                      Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, ”
                      Since God is marching on.
                      He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
                      He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
                      Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him; be jubilant, my feet!
                      Our God is marching on.
                      In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
                      With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
                      As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free!
                      While God is marching on.

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                    2. Oh no I didn’t!!! Wow!!! Such an interesting song and timing!!! Interesting how the author of that song knew to include the crushing of the servants head which I’ve always thought to be the Triumph?

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                    3. Linda, when it comes to the crushing of the serpent’s head, I think of a piece which Charlie wrote back at TNRS entitled Each Soul is the Battleground. Our Lady has triumphed in every soul who remains committed to/or makes a return to embracing God’s Will. An excerpt from that piece:

                      The most important is that ALL things serve to accomplish God’s will. ALL things. God never interferes with our free will. But He is omniscient and knows what we will do – and so orders it to accomplish His purpose. If you are Pharaoh, God knows the hardness of your heart – and uses it to demonstrate His power and to free His chosen people. If you are King David, God knows your intense passion and courage, including it slipping frequently into disorder. But He also knows your love. So He uses it to found a kingdom which is a foreshadowing of the Kingdom He will open up to us with the coming of Christ. If you are St. John Paul, He uses your fortitude, courage and brilliance to fortify His Holy Church. If you are Roman persecutors of the early Church, God uses your persecution to spread the Gospel and the faith throughout the world. Whether you are obedient or disobedient, good or evil, scheming or docile, whatever you do ends up serving God’s purposes, even when you intend exactly the opposite. The only thing that is ever at stake is your own salvation.

                      We are constantly revealing ourselves and giving ourselves up to judgment. If you speak of charity, but devise it so as to give yourself advantage, you reveal yourself to God. If you speak of faith, but are ever eager to be on the side that seems to be winning, you reveal yourself to God, even if you actually deceive yourself. It was not just St. Peter who was called to walk on water to Jesus, ignoring the waves of the Storm around him. We are all so called, called by God to ignore the fearful waves of trouble, the howling winds of ambition to keep our eyes on Jesus and use all He gives us to serve Him by serving His people. When you can recognize both temporal triumph and temporal disaster as the same fraud wearing different clothes; when you can recognize that the only reality that lasts is loving and serving God; when you understand that you most fully serve God by loving your neighbors and seeing in them His Divine Image, you are at the beginning of wisdom.

                      The devil already knows all this. He knew it from the moment of his rebellion. He knows he will not win – and that, in fact, every gambit he plays will only serve to accomplish God’s will. He knows he will get no kingdom after this world has passed, but will be as isolated and forsaken as all others who have rejected God. The devil is pure malevolence, his sole purpose to negate what God has created – to mutilate, torture, terrify, seduce, and ultimately destroy as many of the souls God has created as he can. That is the only “victory” he ever gets. The satan works with furious resolve to try to pervert your best qualities into parodies of virtue. He seeks to turn your love into lust, your initiative into greed, your search for righteousness into a shallow self-righteousness preening. With everything we do, we accomplish God’s will while revealing whether we are God’s or the satan’s man. It is only ever our soul that is at stake, not God’s sovereign will.

                      There is a great spiritual war going on right now…and each soul is the battleground.

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                    4. Oh Beckita thanks for re-visiting this piece of Charlie’s!!! Wow such profound insight into the mind of God here!!! I think I could read and re-read this often! I’m going to print it out! Maybe I have already? I dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ But it feels like the first time it sort of sank in a bit!

                      I asked Charlie once (Jackson zoom) how in the world is God going to change everyone’s hearts? He got real serious…took a little breath…moved a little closer to the computer and exclaimed, “You’re watching it!” It was quite a profound moment of realization for me personally that this storm is meant to change the world!…and oh how we need this storm!🤗🙏❤️🐿🦃📿🇺🇸😘🍠🍽🥘🥰

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                    5. Yes we sure do😩 not fun being pruned though 😩😩😩😂😂😂 can’t imagine how horrible purgatory must be except that they know they’re saved! That would be a nice feeling 🤗

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                    6. Linda, have you ever viewed the film, Mist of Mercy? It’s based on the book of the same title. Jesus mystically took Anne a lay apostle purgatory and both the book and film are beautiful.

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                    7. No I’ve never heard of it!!! Wow!!! Thanks for sharing that I’ll go look for it now 🤗❤️🙏 I did have her heaven dvd let sister-in-law in law borrow and can’t seem to get it back! Lol I’m praying that’s a good sign🤗🐿

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                  2. The Battle Hymn of the Republic ?!?!?!?!? 🙂

                    My maternal Grandma requested that song be played at her funeral Mass. I agreed.

                    Some family members protested that such a song wouldn’t be proper for a funeral. One relative told Grandma that people would think she was an old battle axe.

                    Grandma’s reply: “Yes. I’m a battle axe for the Pope!” 🙂

                    She got her wish and the Battle Hymn of the Republic was played at the end of Grandma’s funeral Mass.

                    P.S. My other Grandma, (my paternal Grandma) had a quite different personality … the song at the end of her funeral was “Let Peace Begin with Me” …

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                    1. The “Battle Axe” comment is having me chuckle all day, Aaaargh!!! Love it! TY for the humor. As I finish raking leaves, indoor cleaning, etc, I will be laughing and singing that song. It’s now officially a brain worm 😀

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              2. Ha Beckita! I love “Be Not Afraid” and my favorite rendition of it is Kitty Cleveland’s. I listened to it today as I drove from Dallas to New Orleans. (Well…not the whole time…but it was one of the songs on one of the CDs I listened to.)

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              3. Before LiamXOXO was baptized, I sang this song over and over again to my 3 little kids. What inspired me was St. JPII motto: “Totus Tuus” and the Saint was always preaching this message. We have “Totus Tuus” on our and LiamXOXO’s memorial stone (3 plots together). How interesting.

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          1. Oh yes, I know Beckita. But I’d much rather face the future with Trump at the helm, than Biden. God has a plan, that’s for sure. I keep reminding myself to Trust Him and stop trying to figure it all out on my own. ….such times these are, and God chose us all to be here now!

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            1. Right there with you, Diane, on wanting truth and justice to be upheld with DT inaugurated in January. Just trying to remain open to however it all unfolds and, as you say, trusting God through it all.

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  5. We just can’t go wrong embracing and abiding in God’s Law, even if we have to give up every transitory thing in the process.

    The alternative, from our derelict and deficient government, is increasingly confused by mutability, multiplicity and injustice –– acquiesced to by a populace increasingly weakened by vice.

    Anything is possible, but no one should be surprised or derailed if the mob calls for Barabbas. Any more than the early Church was.

    Thanks for news on TRTL and the dinner celebration. I love hearing about focused and unified souls doing good stuff, in spite of worldly woes.

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      1. I’ll let Bill Bad talk about it, but I just wanted to say that it was great… except for the post-Walk discussion between a couple of Wolverines about our dismal gridiron performance thus far this season.

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        1. Oh. That could have been a short (we stink) or long (what’s the problem with the Blue?) post walk chat, so my time reference was probably off the mark. Or, Wolverines can also be referring to the rebel patriot group of youth in the movie “Red Dawn.” My short answer for the reason any unit is likely struggling, regardless of talent, is a lack of unity in focus and purpose. Cc – Jim Harbaugh

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          1. MP, three things:

            (1) Hahaha! Incidentally, it was NOT a short chat; too many things to complain about.

            (2) “Red Dawn” (the original) is one of the most depressing movies I ever saw. Watched it once in high school; haven’t made the mistake a second time.

            (3) “Cc–Jim Harbaugh”: True that.

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            1. Hm. Interesting that you found that movie depressing. I just thought it was comical. Who really believes that the likes of Swayze, Sheen, Gray, etc. could have pulled that off. They should have cast complete unknowns.

              Enjoy your “W” this week, and try not to dwell on the fact that it required a 3rd OT against a 1-4 Rutgers. A win is a win, though I daresay if I was Rutgers I’d probably feel like we won something too.

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              1. Well, dear Domer, I found the movie depressing because almost all of the characters that one comes to care deeply about end up dead. This is why I watch Hallmark movies. Nobody dies. Yeah, it’s pure escapism. But my time available for entertainment is limited; so I don’t want to spend it watching movies that are going to make me ugly-cry, end up with a raging headache, and be in a funk for hours. That’s what “real life” is for. 😉

                Speaking of which: This is also why I am not watching any Wolverine football this season. Who needs that kind of aggravation? When my husband informed my of the Blue’s triple-OT, war-of-attrition survival of Rutgers (really? Rutgers?!), I muttered, “I didn’t know Rutgers even had a football team.” 🙂

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                1. Ok, so I am finally giving an update on the Jericho walk… We had Dave & Peggy White, Mick, John and me there from CORAC (even sporting some nice CORAC threads!). We were joined by a nice young fellow, William from Detroit (William, if you read this, contact us, you were awesome!). We also teamed up with another group praying their rosary for a time, but our walking rates just didn’t match up for the entire 7 trips around!

                  We prayed a Patriotic Rosary, and for each branch of government along with every State, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and numerous Litanies!

                  We shared the capital with some Proud Boys and a ton of Trump supporters as Mick said…. was loud at times, but great activity and heartening to see so many there to support freedom.

                  We also used exorcised salt and holy water on the 4 corners of the property to hopefully bring God’s graces to that place! We need for Gov. Whitler and AG Dana Nessle to soften their hearts!

                  It was an amazing day and feel so blessed to have been able to do it with awesome like minded squirrels!

                  God bless,
                  Bill

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                2. Find Hallmark movies kinda empty especially the supposed Christmas ones. But have started watching old Perry Mason tv shows and if you can’t sleep you can catch Manning and Cannon in the middle of the night. Great scripts all.

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  6. As Charlie points out here, Fox management has now visibly aligned itself with the deep state to achieve dominating control over the uninformed, ignorant masses in favor of the rich, well positioned elites. The noted performance of Tucker Carlson was as dishonest as it gets as he railed for production of evidence of voting count manipulation saying there was none–completely ignoring that Texas had found that the software permitted count manipulation and in Michigan the flipping of 6000 votes for Trump to Biden was spotted, because the county had been known to have favored Trump, so the fraud was highlighted.

    There is yet hope that cases of voting fraud will be recognized in the SCt, despite Chief Justice Roberts having revealed his disposition to support liberal causes. Republican state legislators may yet get a chance to exercise their authority to select Trump electors.

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  7. Ok so I just read this and am sad to understand it that even though you are:
    “I am now 100 percent certain that Trump and his lawyers will prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Democrats engaged in the most massive vote fraud this side of Venezuela and North Korea. The idiot media has been busy censoring any mention of this evidence while simultaneously demanding where the evidence is. It reminds me of one of Judge William Orrick’s favorite ploys in David Daleiden’s abortion cases: he forbids Daleiden from introducing certain evidence and, later, on ruling, criticizes Daleiden for not introducing the very evidence he forbade. That attitude is the hinge of all doubt in this matter.”… it won’t mean a hill of beans with our corrupt judicial system and anti-God left McCarthism crazies in control!!! 😩

    Well…I guess we deserve it! It’s been long coming! Probably from the beginning when Adam & Eve bit the first apple!!! I love iMacs but have always been concerned why it’s emblem was an apple with a big ole bite out of it!!! 😩
    So…it’s really depressing but I guess at this point we all have to simply surrender to God who knows best, doing the very best we can do every day joyfully and lovingly.

    Charlie I’m so happy to hear you are in Texas!!! Never been there but I know it’s warmer than Colorado and I pray that warm sun helps you to have a little less pain than your used to having in cold temps!!!

    God bless and save us all!!

    Btw Tucker is now off my watch list!!! Drats!!! Lol

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  8. Dominion (according to online Dictionaries): The power or right of governing, controlling sovereign authority. Rule control; domination. A territory, usually of considerable size, in which a dingle rulership holds sway.

    In the Bible : dominion can refer to in charge of or rule over.

    Now, on too Dominion software, isn’t it ironic they chose this name? An eerie implication that software is designed to make Kings. However, The fundamental flaw in all of this is with man and not the machine – the machine (run by software) does what is programmed to do. Because the machine / software is of this world there is evidence that can be found in this world. God willing those who seeking, shall find. The President needs our support more so now than ever. Beyond the presidential there are down ballot implications – John James, MI appears to be very special.

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      1. And from the Chaplet of St. Michael…by the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen.
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        anothr thought-I remember Maria Esperanza said the spark would come from Venezuela. I wonder if the spark is all of this voting machine stuff.

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        1. Interesting insight, HTTP. I spent some extended time with the Servant of God Maria Esperanza and she was a spiritual mother to me. On several occasions, in Venezuela, I heard her say about the changes to come, “It will start here.” As with most mystical language, there can be layers of meaning to prophetic words. Perhaps she was, at one level, speaking to the voting machine problem. Surely, we can see the devastation of socialism in Venezuela as the end game for the globalists to gain power over the worldwide masses by allowing them to dwell in poverty.

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          1. That is truly amazing Maria Esperanza was your spiritual mom!!! Gosh I just LOVED her!!! Her joy and unashamed prayer for people just blew me away!!! Saint on earth!!! I think “joy” is the telltale 😇

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            1. Joy was surely prominent in Maria, Linda. She was selfless and her life was never her own. During my last visit, we held hands and spoke of many thing as mother-daughter. When I left her and spent time at Our Lady’s statue, contemplating what was spoken, I realized my hands had been imprinted with Maria’s odor of sanctity. Through that night and into the next day, the fragrance remained.

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                1. She truly is. And she lived what we’re all called to do: faithful to Christ’s teaching and surrendered to God’s Will. Maria would be the first to tell you, just as Mother Angelica often said that we’re all called to be saints and God forms all kinds of saints from the holy diversity He created in each of us.

                  Maria Esperanza, intercede for Charlie, ASOH and CORAC as Passion of Christ strengthens him.

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                  1. Yes I was thinking about that yesterday that God likes diversity!!! I meet and know soooo many people that just totally blow me away by their uniqueness and holiness just in their own little way!!! What a great Father we have to love us all in our diversity!!! I’m praying he helps those who don’t know Him yet to quit fighting Love and come on board too!!!🤗❤️🇺🇸🙏📿🐿

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        2. Gosh, HTTP, that’s a very interesting, but scary thought. It’s all in God’s hands and I’m just praying (still uniting with the Guardian Angel of the U.S., as advised by some priests), and not worrying. I have always loved Maria Esperanza, and you are so honored to have spent time with her, Beckita.

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    1. It’s a beautiful video, Dave. At the same time, everything Charlie has written in this piece rings true and there are *no* guarantees that the truth of election fraud will be upheld with the criminals brought to justice. The people of CORAC are rising – as are others in the country – to respond to what God allows. To whatever is part of His Plan, as we acknowledge Him and take our next right steps, we will give our all. It *is* important to remember, I think, that God’s ultimate goal is to save as many souls as possible as we weather this Storm. God’s Blessings.

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      1. Oh Beckita I know what ya mean here…ghads I prayed a Hail Mary today for Coumo!!! And his brother! So hard but I get the real gut feeling Our Mother is very very sad these days. I pray God’s amazing grace bursts through!!!🤗🙏❤️📿🐿

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  9. I am not a lawyer but I believe the Supreme Court does not judge the validity or lack of validity of evidence. They evaluate whether the decision rendered by the lower court is constitutional or not.

    Also, I understand that each side is given only 30 minutes to make its arguments to the 9 Supreme Court Justices. Lots of briefs and petitions usually involved. Not normally a quickie process. I’m thinking it depends on the acuteness of the case. Like an impeding execution, for instance.

    I can’t believe that if the sitting President of the United States petitions the Supreme Court to take on this kind of case wherein the fate of the nation hangs in the balance that they would not take it on even if the lower courts were so corrupt that they delayed rendering a decision that could be appealed over a long period of time.

    I also believe that those 9 Justices are not stupid. They read the papers and watch Tucker at 8:00 PM.
    They know full well that the Democrats, in response to the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, have vowed to pack the Supreme Court rendering it impotent and just another captive arm of the Marxist Democrat Party of America. That will have to be in the back of their minds as they review the evidence that Trump’s team will present to lower courts somewhere or directly to the Supreme Court itself as part of the brief review process.

    The question, as Charlie raises, is what can they do or will they be willing to do to rectify this mess?

    The 2000 Gore v Bush case will be on their minds. In that case they ruled that the election in Florida violated the 14th Amendment covering equal protection under the constitution for Florida voters. The rules and procedures for conducting the election in Florida were different from county to county. Thus some voters were more protected than others. Bottom line, Florida ran an unconstitutional election.

    BUT, the Court also ruled that the election re-examination should be halted and the vote certified by the legislature of Florida which gave Bush the win and the electoral votes.

    So, it is going to be complicated.

    Personally, I think they will try to punt this awful burden off their shoulders and onto the House of Representatives. They will enjoin the 5 swing states from certifying the election results and the electors from those states in the Electoral College or toss the election results out altogether. The Electoral College will meet on January 6, 2021 as called for by the Constitution and the Electoral votes of the remaining 45 States will be opened, read and counted by Mike Pence. No candidate will have the required 270 Electoral votes and Mike Pence will commence the vote in the House and the Senate assembled before him and “immediately” hold the vote as required.

    If that happens as described (wished for) above then Trump will win the vote in the House. Depending on the outcome in Georgia, if the GOP can split the two seats, Pence will win in the Senate.

    Just my guess and my prayer. The fallout will be historic either way it concludes.

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    1. We need to start praying for all the judges involved that they follow the rule of law, for the lawyers, and that all the evidence is brought to light and allowed in the trials. Lord Jesus and St. Michael, protect them!

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  10. Hahahahaha I just thought of something to make us all feel a wee bit better!!! Hey it could be worse than what we are going through now…as Charlie says…it’s gonna FEEL like it’s THE end but it ISN’T the end!!! Just imagine our poor fellows who will be here when they actually KNOW the earth is about to be blown up to smitherines!!! Now that is worse than what we are facing!!! Yikes!!!

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  11. Charlie, I’m so happy to read the positive things you have written. I stopped and prayed what felt like a powerful prayer, feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit, and continue to pray with the Guardian Angel of the U.S. as we have been urged to do.

    Those who follow Bud McFarlane and the Mary Foundation will know that Bud is knocking himself out going to every swing state to pray. He needs prayers of support and is a real warrior for Our Lady. May she crush all this evil coming against the election and those who are trying to do good.

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    1. Annie, I know you meant William [Bud] Macfarlane, so I put it here if anyone is trying to find him on internet. Robert [Bud] Mcfarlane was NSA to Pres Reagan.

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  12. Send a Christmas Card to President Trump.

    Send a hundred. Today, I supported the local Knights of Columbus Charity fund raiser by purchasing several boxes of Christmas Cards. I printed Avery self adhesive address stickers with the White House address and placed a USPS Stamp on each.

    I left a little under 100 on my local breakfast/lunch counter inviting others to fill out and send President Trump a Christmas Card.

    Within my card, I requested he AUDIT the voting system. All in all, each card cost about $1.10.

    I recommend everyone do the same and pass this message of Hope on.

    Yesterday, I sent a letter via USPS stating the same with a statement I voted for Trump as President and cc to my NYS Governor; County Supervisor; Town Supervisor. Mailed all four envelopes containing the exact same letter to Trump.

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  13. My pastor published the following today:

    Liberalism, Integralism and Evangelization: A Pastor Reflects Upon Christ the King

    “Nations will be reminded by the annual celebration of this feast that not only private individuals but also rulers and princes are bound to give public honor and obedience to Christ. It will call to their minds the thought of the last judgment, wherein Christ, who has been cast out of public life, despised, neglected and ignored, will most severely avenge these insults; for his kingly dignity demands that the State should take account of the commandments of God and of Christian principles, both in making laws and in administering justice, and also in providing for the young a sound moral education.” –Pope Pius XI establishing the Feast of Christ the King, 1925

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    I am of the opinion that it is the responsibility of prominent laymen, rather than parochial clergymen, to comment publicly upon the significance of electoral politics, especially insofar as such politics impacts the faith and morals of a nation. So, while clergymen should stay out of electoral politics, well-formed laymen should be at the forefront of promoting virtuous candidates for political office.

    DILEMMAS

    However, it is clear to me that many lay Catholics experience spiritual dilemmas resulting from the intensity of those political elections which pose the greatest challenges to the Natural Law and the Apostolic Tradition. These spiritual dilemmas, as described by many parishioners, can even have the effect of leading even the most resolute Catholics to question the omnipotence of God and the efficacy of God’s Church. With this pastoral reality in mind, I offer below my own reflections on politics, doing so more as a pastor of souls than as a normal political commentator. Specifically, let’s take a look at Liberalism, Integralism and evangelization.

    LIBERALISM

    In his 2018 book Why Liberalism Failed, University of Notre Dame professor Patrick Deneen argues that the Liberal state is unable to sustain itself, due to the fact that by being true to itself, it cannot commit to any particular tradition of moral inquiry, and, therefore, such a state eventually sees its citizens collapse into an individualism that is so destructive to the human person that our human nature, as persons in relation, will inevitably drive us to rebel against the very constitutional order we imagine we prefer.

    To be clear, the term “Liberal” is used here in its philosophical sense to refer to a constitutional order which protects the rights of individuals, specifically, the rights to “life, liberty and property”, and is philosophically opposed to Conservatism, which prefers either rule by landed aristocracy, or rule by an imperial bureaucracy. In the USA, both the Republican and Democratic parties are philosophically Liberal, emphasizing competing aspects of Liberalism, although modern electoral polemics have altered the term in the popular imagination.

    INTEGRALISM

    An online journal called “The Josias”, edited by both a Cistercian monk and a layman, claims the most fitting political goal of Christians is the reconstitution of states in conformity not only with the Natural Law, but also with the Apostolic Tradition. Such a state is called a “confessing state”, and its supporting theology is called “Integralism”. Even in modern times, many states have officially, though always imperfectly, exemplified Integralism, including, for a time, the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal, the various Italian kingdoms, and other smaller states (e.g. Malta, Liechtenstein and Monaco). Integralism has received considerable attention recently, especially after Harvard law professor Adrian Vermeule took up the cause.

    Integralism seems like a foreign concept to us in 21st century America, and it certainly is, but not so much as we think. Most American Catholics are “practical Integralists”, as becomes clear when we hear the laments of many parents and grandparents in the USA and throughout the West whose children and grandchildren have largely left the Church. In an Integralist society where Catholicism is the “default” faith, Catholics need only bear children in order to ensure future generations of Catholics, because the Integralist culture, created by the confessing state, prompts every level and lever of society to promote the official Faith. Most American Catholics are the product of immigration or migration from Integralist nations and regions—either Integralist states as such, or dependent nations and regions whose social leaders maintained effectively Integralist societies (e.g. British Ireland, pre-1960’s Quebec and pre-1960’s Catholic “ghettoes” in several US cities). This Integralism has not been part of the American Catholic experience for several decades now, but American Catholics have not yet been conditioned to pass on the Faith in novel but effective ways (to be clear, novelty has been alive and well in US Catholicism since the mid ‘60’s, but its effectiveness at passing on the Faith stands in question).

    So, if Liberalism has failed—and there are plenty of moral indicators to support the claim that moral life in our Liberal republic is indeed failing—then Integralism becomes an attractive solution to stop the moral bleeding. More importantly, the salvation of souls is at stake, so a failed political philosophy, if that’s what Liberalism is, must be replaced as soon as possible, even with Integralism, so the argument goes.

    EVANGELIZATION

    Speaking as an American citizen and as a parish pastor, it seems to me that Liberalism has not failed, nor is Integralism the solution to our political or cultural ills. It is undeniable that Christian influence in the West is in decline, and has been for decades now. But I would argue that the only problem with Liberalism is the reluctance of Catholics to take seriously the mission of evangelization. Christ’s last words on Earth contain the fundamental mission of every Christian: evangelization. “Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”

    If Jesus meant what He said, and if we are serious about doing whatever He commands us, then we should be working to fulfill this mission of evangelization. An evangelized nation will produce an evangelized state, even if the state is not constitutionally founded upon the precepts of the Gospel, that is, even if the state is Liberal.

    Catholic couples who evangelize will quickly discover how little they know about the Faith, a realization which promptly drives them to find out more about the Faith so they can share what they learn with others. I’ve found that I learn more from teaching than I do from being a student. Parents who evangelize will have children who witness the evangelical faith of their parents, and so, over the years, will come to know the friends, neighbors and coworkers of their parents who accept the invitation to convert to Catholicism. This dual witness of their parents and their parents’ converts will greatly strengthen the Catholic Faith of the children, who’ll grow up to continue the evangelical tradition of their parents.

    Couple by couple, parent by parent, neighbor by neighbor, personal evangelization extends the reign of Christ the King into the minds and hearts of citizens, and into the legislative assemblies, the halls of justice and the executive mansions.

    PROSELYTISM

    What about the dangers of proselytism? Pope Francis speaks frequently against “proselytism”, which should not be confused with evangelization, whether in evangelization’s original form, or in its ecumenical form. It’s not clear to me where all of these adults forced against their will to join the Catholic Church are, but the pope is concerned about it, so we must avoid doing it. But what is proselytism, and how does it differ from evangelization?

    I’ll try to explain, using a 2007 Vatican document that treats the subject. “The Christian spirit has always been animated by a passion to lead all humanity to Christ in the Church. The incorporation of new members into the Church is not the expansion of a power-group, but rather entrance into the network of friendship with Christ which connects heaven and earth, different continents and ages.” (“Doctrinal Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization”, 9)

    Also, “the Kingdom of God is not – as some maintain today – a generic reality above all religious experiences and traditions, to which they tend as a universal and indistinct communion of all those who seek God, but it is, before all else, a person with a name and a face: Jesus of Nazareth, the image of the unseen God.” (Doctrinal Note, 9)

    Further, “every free movement of the human heart towards God and towards his kingdom cannot but by its very nature lead to Christ and be oriented towards entrance into his Church, the efficacious sign of that Kingdom. The Church, therefore, is the bearer of the presence of God and thus the instrument of the true humanization of man and the world. The growth of the Church in history, which results from missionary activity, is at the service of the presence of God through his Kingdom: one cannot in fact ‘detach the Kingdom from the Church’.” (Doctrinal Note, 9)

    Practically speaking, this means that “everywhere and always, each Catholic has the right and the duty to give the witness and the full proclamation of his faith. With non-Catholic Christians, Catholics must enter into a respectful dialogue of charity and truth, a dialogue which is not only an exchange of ideas, but also of gifts, in order that the fullness of the means of salvation can be offered to one’s partners in dialogue. In this way, they are led to an ever deeper conversion to Christ.” This dialogue, which we call “ecumenism” in its formal application, “does not remove the right or take away the responsibility of proclaiming in fullness the Catholic faith to other Christians, who freely wish to receive it”. (Doctrinal Note, 12)

    This perspective naturally requires the avoidance of any undue pressure: “in spreading religious faith and introducing religious practices, everyone should refrain at all times from any kind of action which might seem to suggest coercion or dishonest or improper persuasion [proselytism], especially when dealing with poor or uneducated people. The witness to the truth does not seek to impose anything by force, neither by coercive action nor by tactics incompatible with the Gospel.” (Doctrinal Note 12)

    CONCLUSION

    In conclusion, the Liberal political philosophy upon which the United States of America was founded remains the best guarantee of freedom for those Christians who accept Christ’s command to evangelize. And, there’s no need to take the lazy way out by promoting the reconstitution of ours or any other nation as an Integralist state. If we all leave Integralism behind and embrace Liberalism, we can then get to work evangelizing our friends, neighbors and coworkers in the secular sphere, knowing we have the highly influential power of God on our side as we do so. Together, we’ll extend the reign of Christ on Earth.

    Now, go, and proclaim the Catholic truth to everyone you know!

    In Christ,

    Solemnity of Christ the King

    Bd. Miguel Pro, SJ, who shouted “Long live Christ the King!” as he was executed by the Mexican government, after being caught secretly ministering to the Catholics of Mexico. November 23, 1927.

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    1. Odd, that after noting how Liberalism has and is failing that your pastor would continue to advise it as the preferred strategy. If you are interested in an honest treatment of Integralism, might I suggest “Integralism” by Fr Thomas Crean OP. This recently published work outlines the theological basis for this political philosophy.
      Jesus, King Of All Nations, may Your reign he acknowledged over all the earth!
      Matthew

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  14. “Free Ohio Now” rallies were in full swing across the Great State of Ohio today (Saturday). I was happily in attendance at my local rally. It resembled a Trump rally in tone, spirit, and high levels of patriotism, music, and general enthusiasm. (Can you say abundant life?) 🙂 We the People together, although of different colors and creeds, felt like we were like minds and kindred spirits, like an army of moral support for America and President Trump.

    Since I live in one of the more liberal counties, it was amazing the amount of support we got from cars, with the VAST MAJORITY passing by honking their horns. Truly inspirational! 🙂 🇺🇸 ❤️

    Not all passers-by were in agreement, and some showed it in not-so-pleasant ways. The most unusual of our opponents threw a single, forlorn half of a French fry at us from out of their car window. Those who passed by and cursed us, I blessed with the sign of the cross. At one point, a supporter driving by said she supported us and was giving us a blessing … so I made a sign of the cross towards her, and she smiled and did the same … then I saw a Rosary hanging from her rearview mirror. 🙂

    Crowd estimate was roughly 200 people. Pretty good considering there was very little advance notice and if you weren’t active in the organization hosting the event, you had to be lucky enough to stumble on the rally location information on the Internet. It was cold and there was a snow flurry or two in the air. The event was scheduled for two hours … I left a little after that as night was falling, with brand new Trump gear for souvenirs, and the rally was still going strong.

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    1. Cheers from neighboring state Indiana. What amazes me is suburbs of Indianapolis all went to the President by large margins (some by 2:1) where apparently suburbs of Detroit and Philly were opposite. The following Midwest states are more similar than different – Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Leave Illinois out due to overwhelmingly influence of Chicago. What am getting at is if Trump won Iowa, Ohio and Indiana by a 7-16 point spread there is no reason to believe he should have been behind in those other states.

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  15. I have sadly thought for awhile that, whoever truly won the election, the winner is the one the left, the media and the manipulators of the vote count say it is, unless we have God’s help, that is.

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  16. While reading the first part of this posting I couldn’t help but think of Conrad Black and what happened to him during this same time frame. It is a fearful thing to have the power of the Deep State bear down upon you, even if you aren’t among the peasant class. If it isn’t the government, you can be targeted for civil suits. Mark Steyn, a target of such lawsuits, often says the process is the punishment, or something to that affect.

    In other news, Father Chris is not doing well and really needs our prayers. My family is doing well and those who were sick have recovered. Sadly this good priest is in the hospital and is not improving health wise. 🙏

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      1. Charlie;
        Have you given any thought to Biden’s campaign slogan and often-repeated line: We are in a ‘Battle for the Soul of This Nation’?

        I’m wondering (and not rhetorically) what he means by that and which side of the battle he is on.
        This is no joke.

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    1. Good Morning, Mary,
      I believe today’s first reading says it all(from Ez 34)

      Thus says the Lord GOD:
      I myself will look after and tend my sheep.
      As a shepherd tends his flock
      when he finds himself among his scattered sheep,
      so will I tend my sheep.
      I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered
      when it was cloudy and dark.
      I myself will pasture my sheep;
      I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.
      The lost I will seek out,
      the strayed I will bring back,
      the injured I will bind up,
      the sick I will heal,
      but the sleek and the strong I will destroy,
      shepherding them rightly.

      As for you, my sheep, says the Lord GOD,
      I will judge between one sheep and another,
      between rams and goats.

      Win or lose, and I hope President Trump wins, God’s got this. Be at Peace.

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  17. Charlie,

    I totally agree with your assessments. Hopefully If we can get honest and steadfast judges we will be on our way. If it goes to the supreme court, I pray they view the evidence of massive corruption and fraud that enabled for a prearranged president to win illegality and through fraudulent ways, while also pushing out the legally elected president. This is truly an immense battle of the forces of darkness against the forces of light.
    On the other side there are some signs of goodness and truth from our Catholic leaders to hopefully stand tall with the faithful and join the fight. I think we have all been agreeing that we must pray to save the country and beyond to push the enemy back on it’s heels. We also have goodness that we need to joyfully pray for the many people of good will, and from such organizations TRTL and CORAC and many many that we do not even know existed.

    In this regard, I think we need to bring all guns to bear. I believe we should all pray specifically to the saints chosen by our parents at baptism and the saint we choose at confirmation. These Saints and our guardian angels are here to help and to encourage us to keep faith and trust in God. And then there are the Angels that are assigned to countries and cities as well.
    I believe a prayer can be directed at two different issues. For example; a prayer offered to help a person suffering, hurt, depressed, lost etc. for the person to get better, or have an issue resolved, is also tied to you for your compassion and personal suffering to watch them struggle. For example, I am sure we all know that when you see someone you love suffer, you suffer as much or more. I think this second form of the same prayer can be dedicated to God for the benefit of fighting the forces of darkness that are trying to crush and cheat and lie their way into the American way of life and destroy it from within.

    I think our president is in dire need of a frontal assault of prayers trust in God. I am thinking of a few other areas may multiply avenues of prayer that are available to us that may not always come to mind.

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  18. Indeed, God will win, Charlie.

    My reading of the scriptures leads me to believe that the Lord Jesus will return at the end of the 7 year Tribulation, killing His enemies, leading mankind into the Promised 1,0000 year Kingdom on earth.

    Yet, in my opinion, we are still experiencing the birth pangs that were prophesied to precede the beginning of those final 7 years.

    Here’s a video that describes some more startling aspects of the Davos/Bilderberg/WEF/UN conglomerate of evil. It’s title is: “The World Will SOON Realize We Are Ruled By LUCIFERIANS (2020)”

    Beckita, the following video runs for 35 minutes. I would completely understand if that length goes beyond your ability to audit. If it does, please feel free to delete it or disable it.

    If this video in some way depresses you, please remember the words of our Lord Jesus when He was questioned by Pilate about His kingdom;

    “Jesus answered, “𝐌𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝. 𝐈𝐟 𝐌𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝, 𝐌𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐰𝐬; 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐌𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞..””
    John 18:36

    At the end of the quote He says, Now (then) His kingdom was not from there. He doesn’t exclude a time in the future when the Kingdom, here on Earth as well as in Heaven, will be His! Maranatha, Lord Jesus.

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    1. Dave, others from our community have linked to similar reports and interpretations. From a Catholic perspective, the Book of Revelation is a dynamically prophetic book, written with all manner of mystical language. Therefore, you can find multiple writers who offer their interpretation of its meaning. Also for Catholics, Jesus’ Mother, and ours, has come to earth leaving messages about the times in which we live. Particularly, under the title of “Our Lady of Fatima” she has promised a period of peace which is coming. The Catholic Church has spoken against the idea of a literal 1,000 year reign. Many spiritual writers speak to the number “one thousand” as a metaphor representing “fullness.”

      We can agree, Dave, that we’ll be living the Paschal Mystery with the height of this Storm becoming our Good Friday, our Passion time, in an intense way as the Davos/Bilderber/WEF/UN conglomerate move and the evil one has his hour as God allows. We know, as Charlie has conveyed, again and again, that God is looking for us to make our stand, to reveal that we believe He IS our sovereign Lord and we reverence, love and serve Him and His people. What we don’t know is how much leeway God will allow the evil forces which seek to dominate the people of the earth. Rough as it will become, God has ordained that His Mother will Rescue us and all will see how He cherishes and honors her so that we will follow His example as we live and move and have our being in Him. Indeed: Maranatha!

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      1. Thank you for reviewing that video, Beckita. I certainly hope and pray that Charlie’s prophetic word comes true, that the Church is triumphant in repelling this globalist threat to us all. I’m pretty knowledgeable about most of the visitations of Mary.

        I don’t know if it’s just me, but it’s rare that I’ve sensed the force of evil as I do from this Davos Global Reset group. According to one of their now deceased members, David Rockefeller, they’ve all been working on the preparation for this attack for 70 years, since around 1950. As far as I perceive it, the release of this virus was the crossing of the Rubicon for them. Most disturbingly, they’ve quit trying to call folks like us conspiracy theorists since most of their plans are now released and are public knowledge.

        Bits and pieces used to be released in the past, as in the following quote made after a Bilderberg meeting in 1991;

        “𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀, 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝟰𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 …… 𝗜𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗳 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀. 𝗕𝘂𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗴𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.”
        ― David Rockefeller

        And;

        “For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐬 ‘𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬’ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞–𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝, 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥. 𝐈𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞, 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐭.”
        ― David Rockefeller, Memoirs

        Lord Jesus, please save us from this evil enterprise.

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        1. In solidarity of prayer with you for this intention, Dave. That said, I think of those who have gone before us and had their challenges and trials. I think, too, of God’s pattern in salvation history where he allowed the enemies of his unfaithful, unrepentant people to awaken them via the suffering of oppression. Through every age and every time, He has sent grace upon grace upon grace to us when we asked for His assistance. So I see a balance we must strike. We can’t stick our heads in the sand and ignore the looming darkness the enemy has planned. Neither is it wise to dwell on the evil plans and stoke interior fear and trepidation. I’ve decided to focus on Jesus and watch for His Father’s Plan unfolding as He nudges me to my next right steps. Too, it’s a time to ponder the holy ones who have weathered Storms in days past or who write inspirationally to keep us focused on whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy. It won’t be easy but I know we can do all thing in Christ Who strengthens us. God bless you, Dave!

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          1. Amen!

            I just want to say I got today Anne’s volumes. That and Luisa’s book I am thanking God for. I would again heartily rec. them to any/all. Can’t hurt!

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  19. On today’s solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, let’s petition with our only king for the justice to prevail in this crucial US election. Let’s pray for courage and wisdom for judges, justices,legislators and fair politicians, and for safety of those who are defending the truth. Let’s pray for the fall of the fraudulent corruption network that has been built up over many years. Let’s pray for the Light to expose darkness. Jesus we trust in you. Jesus help us. Thy will be done.

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      1. I have that pic of Him right next to my bed! It’s very comforting 🥰

        And this message I happened on yesterday too from Anne a lay apostle!!! I liked it very much and hope it heartens you too!

        “My children, I am with you. You have heard Me say that many times before. Perhaps I have said it so often that you do not really hear it. Today, I want you to both hear these words and understand them. I am with you. Does that mean I watch you from heaven, hoping all goes well with you? Does it mean I gaze out over My whole world, seeing only the large events? No. I am with you. I am with YOU, My child. That means I see the world from your eyes. I walk your walks and I experience what you experience. I am there when you are hurt. I feel the sting of human unkindness when you experience it. I feel the weakness and pain in your body when you are sick. My compassionate gaze, so filled with love and understanding, rests upon you every minute of every day.” – Jesus, Volume Two, August 28, 2003.

        Volume Two is now back in stock: https://gtly.to/isar8nti2

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  20. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! .. 😉

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/21/catholic-league-joe-biden-stokes-divisions-between-catholics-and-catholics-name-only/

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/election-fanklin-graham-god-2020-election/2020/11/20/id/998111/

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/11/21/franklin-graham-hatred-that-we-see-from-many-in-the-public-square-toward-christians-is-incredible/

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/21/hungarian-prime-minister-soros-is-one-of-the-most-corrupt-people-in-the-world/

    The Five Year Coup has expanded into The Greatest Voter Fraud & Criminal Conspiracy in World History. Foreign Criminal Fraudsters (& worse) are implicated as well which makes this even more sinister …. and dangerous!! Very rich/powerful people and entities are involved including Deep State RINOs and Big Tech/Media Globalists …. and “Agents” Over-There!
    We are fixin’ to find out just how Corrupt-n-Rotten our DOJ/other Alphabet Agencies and Fed/State Courts are plus the extent of Foreign involvement …. enemies and “allies”. The above have already demonstrated, these past five years, what they are willing to do to stop Trump from interfering with The Agenda.
    When faced with exposure and Justice, what are The Usual Suspects capable of!!?? …… Coming SOON!
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/11/21/dinesh-dsouza-asks-some-simple-albeit-brutally-obvious-questions/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/miscarriage-justice-mark-levin-goes-off-obama-judge-dismissed-trump-campaign-lawsuit-seeking-block-pennsylvania-certifying-results/

    https://generaldispatch.whatfinger.com/sidney-powell-it-will-be-biblical-trump-won-by-a-landslide-we-can-prove-it-easily-and-this-is-so-massive-it-will-scare-people-details-just-now/

    A buddy sent me a Vid of this guy Prather and I’m thinking he is The Real Deal.
    Ya can check out a PodCast at the bottom of his HomePage:
    https://jeffreyprather.com/

    It’s ALL Trump’s fault … Right!, Comrades!!???
    https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Homicides-skyrocket-across-U-S-during-pandemic-15744626.php

    https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/21/virgil-if-you-liked-the-new-world-order-youll-love-the-great-reset/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  21. Your Kingship is extraordinaire, O King of kings, for what king does such as You have done for each of us?!

    “Above All”

    Above all powers, above all kings
    Above all nature and all created things
    Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
    You were here before the world began

    Above all kingdoms, above all thrones
    Above all wonders the world has ever known
    Above all wealth and treasures of the earth,
    There’s no way to measure what You’re worth

    Crucified laid behind a stone;
    You lived to die rejected and alone
    Like a rose – trampled on the ground
    You took the fall and You thought of me
    Above all

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        1. Hello All! i have been reading Charlie’s blogs sporadically for the last 7 + years. i am always encouraged by the comments from this awesome community!! Thank you. Please be aware that there is quite an invisible part to this awesome community,,:) Hoping to connect with the CORAC peeps that include MD. ….lots of questions about what’s ahead of us. … God’s Will…..Coming late to this party I don’t know if it was pointed out that Dominion, the vote tabulation company is named after the choir of angels responsible for political order. Indeed the satan is not worried about being seen.

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          1. Dear Geri, I notice that this comment has first as well as last name. If you wish me to delete this one so it doesn’t remain posted, I can do that and you could rewrite your comment. Sorry I cannot fix that on my end. God’s Blessings!

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          2. Welcome to commenting, Geri! Have you taken a look-see at the CORAC site yet? If not, it’s corac.co, and it’s pretty cool. 🙂

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  22. Thank you Charlie.

    I am glad to hear the Bishop’s are hopefully changing their ways.

    My husband had the TV on to a local station. It made me nauseous hearing all the propaganda over and over again. Also to hear GOP Toomey, that I voted for, abandon President Trump.

    Feeling worn down. Perhaps it’s time for the Novena of Divine Trust.

    Grateful for all here!

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      1. This is dumb but I didn’t know—–or was too scattered/overwhelmed for a long while to understand the implications of streaming adoration. There is EWTN Polska on youtube and the monstrance is Our Lady–Breathtaking!

        I’m hoping to acquire the habit of having it on our tv during the day. It’s really wonderful to have this availble on our phones, other devices, etc. A great Blessing during this time of increasing storm.

        Does anyone know about the artist that made that monstrance for EWTN Polska? I’d love to learn more about it.

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    1. Little One…. a friend just sent my hubby and I the Surrender Novena in the mail the other day….so we’re working on that one now! I think praying a Novena can be a big help right now.

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  23. “On the feast of Christ the King, now is the time to choose if we haven’t already done so. Are we people who know we need God and God is essential to our lives and we strive to love and follow God and his laws or do we believe we can make ourselves kings of our lives and make it up as we go and find happiness in our own way? In these times there is no longer room for marshmallow Christians. They are too soft and can’t stand up to much. Besides we all know most marshmallows end up stuck and roasted in the fires.” God bless all and happy feast of our True King. I posted this on FB and on our parish FB page. God bless all today. I had a bit of time to pray sitting on the deer stand seeing no deer yesterday. I was praying the Rosary and other prayers and was asking God to intervene in our ddeeply divided nation and world.

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    1. You see marshmallows I see fish. St. Peter would be the first to encourage us to cast the nets. Especially after being a marshmallow himself for a piece after the Garden.

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  24. I was just reminiscing tonight about Charlie’s prophecy that Christmas’s will not be like normal anymore and many will not be around the table!!! Ha!!! Spoke with a few family members today who are NOT coming for Thanksgiving and wonder if maybe we should cancel Christmas this year!!! 🤔

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    1. Since my daughter is having a “weird” covid thanksgiving outdoors with lots of CA rules, we will go instead to our adoptive family and eat around the table indoors with the kiddos. Birds of a feather flock together. Thank God!

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      1. MY heart breaks that we can’t be with our daughter during sacred holidays, but that’s the way it is. We love our daughter and granddaughters, but our belief systems are fully at odds. We have “word”s online, but never in person. Its really sad and sick. But they do not do “dialogue” bc they do not agree and are not “open” to reason. I pray for their illumination of conscience. Only Jesus can break through, not I. Come Holy Spirit come.

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  25. This site is one of the few that has consistently given me hope. Thank you. I have tried to donate a number of times to CORAC but cannot get it to accept my donation. Is there anyway I can make a donation through snail mail? I’m REALLY tired of trying unsuccessfully online. Jan

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        1. MP have you ever watched the British comedy: “The IT Crowd?”

          The entire show is based on the frustrations of the IT dept/end users and is summed up in one catch-phrase: “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

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          1. Never saw it, but I can tell you that you skipped right over step 1: “is it plugged in?”

            I prefer to wear a cowboy hat most days, as I find the IT hat most uncomfortable. Something of a medieval armet:

            We actually have a very talented IT guy who has been really busy with TRTL lately… though I’m starting to suspect he mighta’ hopped a train out of Houston to an undisclosed bunker… whereabouts unknown.

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  26. Trump is a chess player, he’s making moves. Sidney Powell is his pit bull and he would never do anything to hurt her. She’s on a mission to seek and destroy. I’ve heard rumors inside that She will be the next FBI director and if she’s retained then there could be conflicts of interests on appointment to FBI director- Populist Press Admin

    All is well.

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  27. This is pretty amazing talk on election by Fr Chad Ripperger! Charlie he spoke of St Joan of Arc a lot too and the similarities in these times! Plz forgive me if this was already discussed as I’m often Janey come late! Lol

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    1. Linda, the link to FB is not working for some reason. This happened to Bobg yesterday too. No worries if this is the Grace Force talk with Fr. Ripperger, Fr. Rick Heilman and Doug Barry because it’s been posted multiple times here. 🙂

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  28. I have to admit that the past week I feel as if I have been operating in a great fog.

    As a historian and an attorney, the legal and historical significance of what is happening with the election, the government, the suppression of information by so called private entities, the near total disruption of normal life by the ongoing and renewed lockdowns, are all mind boggling to say the least.

    Historically, I keep wondering if I am living in a high-speed fall of the Roman Empire, the last days of the Weimar Republic before Hitler is elected into power, or in 1917 St. Petersburg as Vladimir Lenin disembarks from his train from exile to set off the communist Bolshevik Revolution.
    As an attorney I am appalled as the last shreds of constitutional government and the rule of law appear about to be shredded as we watch.

    Much of my thoughts the past few days have been directed towards learning all I can about the company called Dominion that possibly may have engineered the most incredible election fraud in recorded history.
    My confusion was becoming quite profound. The confusion was giving way to pessimism and despondency. I kept praying for God’s will to be done but my heart was entertaining doubts.

    Then I came upon the following passage in the Office or Readings in yesterday’s Prayer of the Hours. In my translation it was stated as follows:

    “The dominion of the world has passed to the Lord of us all, and to Christ, his anointed: he shall reign for ever and ever.
    All races will worship the Lord to whom all sovereignty belongs; he shall reign for ever and ever.”
    Responsory Pray to Second Reading: Sunday November 22, 2020 Divine Office; Office of Readings

    The word “dominion” jumped out at me. The version of the Divine Office I follow is online and uses rather modern translations. The word dominion does not come up very often. It was as if Jesus was saying to me be calm, have faith, I am in control even here.

    Keep praying. Ask our Lady to storm heaven on our behalf.

    JT

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    1. Prayers for you, JT, as we press on in this transition. I’ve been appealing to Our Lady too. She has such a fantastic track record in coming to our aid in the eleventh hour. I continue to return to the idea that we must become comfortable with the uncomfortable. When I lived in West Africa for more than two years, I constantly bumped into signs which read: “Expect the Unexpected.”

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      1. Maybe it was a sheer coincidence, or maybe I am trying to see a sign or comfort here, but two days ago I was thinking about getting a new credit card, and I came upon an ad which pictured a credit card with last name… BARRETT on it. Maybe she will save the day now. Or perhaps she will have a crucial role in the future… Anyway, speaking of credit cards, President Trump should get a great credit for appointing three pro-life justices. Let’s hope and pray he will add more in his, God willing, second term.

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    2. Tonight it has become abundantly clear that law and order is not at the helm. When you have judges who will not even look at evidence that clearly shows fraud, well then…..and we do not have our legal systems to back up law and order like the FBI, DOJ, Homeland Security or legislative representatives….we are in a dire place. I feel we are in the consequences of our collective sin. The chastisement will come. Man’s inhumanity to man will be at its greatest threat in the history of man. (can that be possible?), yes, it can. Stay close to our Lord and our Blessed Mother. It will be a firestorm of hell on earth before the Power of God is revealed completely. Mea culpa dear Lord. Mea culpa. God save your children.

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      1. The hierarchy of our Holy Mother Church is in the same place as our secular govt.. We are scattered and do not have shepherds protecting nor leading us. Only our dear Lord will lead us to safety. Thank God my dear Lord.

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  29. I too have long awaited signs that some of the episcopacy of the USA, and of the priests, would get to the point of flat out standing up to the secular behemoth here. I AM beginning to see signs of this. Since I don’t wish to expose them to early attack, I will not give any details of particulars I am seeing. But it IS happening – right now.

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  30. Hi, everyone, I don’t know if this appeals or not, but my sixth grader recently expressed interest in reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien. I was doubtful that he was up to the old fashioned writing style, but as he had finished The Hobbit this summer, he wanted to know what happened next. I had read the trilogy in college so it’s been awhile for me so I picked it up as well. We are both finished with the first part (The Fellowship of the Ring) and I CANNOT get over the similarities to our times. And I realize I am stressed out for Frodo and his friends even though I know the ending! Just like I know the Blessed Mother will rescue us, I’m still anxious! If anyone needs a diversion, but a faith affirming one, try out the books. What a gift for our times!

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      1. Thank you, Dave.
        I get such a chuckle out of the look on the kids’ faces when one of us will say a word and the other says, oh yeah. Referring to some conversation where we couldn’t remember some name or something and the other remembers it a week later. It is a wavelength that only the two of us share. The kids think we have lost our minds.

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    1. HTTP, a hearty congratulations to your husband and you on your 37th anniversary!! How wonderful!!! God bless you and keep you and yours forever and ever!

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  31. A fine article by Frank Miele on the sold out US mass media. From one of the last sites that will publish reporting from both sides of the political spectrum – Real Clear Politics. Quite definitely worth the 4 to 5 minute reading time;

    𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚, 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/11/23/propaganda_election_fraud_and_the_death_of_journalism_144705.html

    Dave

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  32. Hurray for some humour at the expense of the Left! John Cleese, of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame, has laid into the “woke” online community in a hilarious fashion. In true 1984 style, he committed the thought crime of signaling his support for J.K. Rowling in her opposition to the whole transgender concept. Boy! Just delightful to hear him lay into his “woke” critics;

    He said, in a quote so memorable that it forever deserves to be carved into the front door of the Houses of Parliament;

    “𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐔𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬.”

    Many more droll comments from Cleese in this coverage of the dispute from The Blaze. A 3 minute read, assuming you can control your laughter;

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/john-cleese-takes-on-woke-mob

    John, you’ve earned my eternal admiration.

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  33. Friends,

    Please tell me where is the best place to obtain a copy of Mark Twain’s book about St. Joan of Arc. I looked on Amazon but they are often photo copied books with small print.

    Thank you!

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    1. So glad you’re commenting, Geri. No one but the commenter can change his/her screen name, so that’s something you must do from your end. Fortunately, we’re just seeing a first name so that provides a strong level of anonymity.

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  34. Please pray for my sister. She is in a rehab facility that just now has Covid cases and they were found on her floor. No results yet after she was tested this morning. The facility is having staffing difficulties and Mary Margaret has had a surgery delayed, minimal wound care, pain meds not given at the proper intervals and more. When I talked to her this evening, she sounded like my husband did when he knew he would die soon–he gave me instructions on things that needed to be done. She was crying and telling me about my nephew and how much he needs to get help with his PTSD. In every way you can imagine, she is in so much pain. Please, if you would, say a PMT and ask for the intercession of all your favorite saints. Thank you for all prayers. God bless you for them.

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    1. I just realized that I should have asked for a miracle–the miracle of complete healing for her and her whole family in every way that God intends. Also thanksgiving for this requested healing.

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        1. Littlelight, thank you for your prayers for Mary Margaret. About a month ago I started asking The Holy Souls for their intercession by joining me in my Rosary. I am so grateful for them. Thank you.

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        1. Thank you, Maggie. Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos is one of my favorites. I am looking forward to the day when he will be a saint. I also go to him when praying for someone suffering from depression–which Mary Margaret is having. Thank you.

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        1. Thank you, Diane. Indeed, the family situation is not good and while I asked for prayers for Mary Margaret, all of them are in desperate need but I can’t go into detail. Thank you for your perception and thank you for your prayers for them all.

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        1. Thank you, Mick. I know I can rely on you and all those here who pray for my situations when I ask for help. You are the ones who “watch and pray,” the watchmen of the morning waiting for the Dawn.
          Thank you so much.

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        1. Wonderful, Joyful. Frances is so dear. I know she would have jumped at the opportunity to join CORAC if this had been her time of living on earth. We’ll be looking forward to any updates on Mary Margaret when you get them.

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      1. Thank you, William. As of yesterday, three more caregivers have tested positive and sent home for quarantine. Positive patients are in a separate unit and it is still spreading. I now ask for prayers for all who staff the facility as well as all the patients. Mary Margaret is one of many and she has told me of some of the more serious situations going on among the staff and their families because of this virus.
        Thank you for your prayers.

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      1. Thank you, Timothy. I am so grateful for your prayers. It is comforting to know that I am not by myself in intercession. (I need to have more faith 🙂 )

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      1. Thank you, Sheralyn. I now know the effects of a PMT. They bring more blessings than I can even imagine. When I get to heaven (and I hope I do), God is going to show me all He did because of this one. There are blessings that have spread out like ripples on a pond–many of which I don’t know about yet. Thank you.

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    2. SanSan, Diane, for the sake…, dolordee, phoenix, st judith, timothy, Beckita and everyone else who prayed for Mary Margaret, thank you with all my heart. You know that I asked for a miracle and I can see it happening (not all at once, of course, but in God’s perfect time). Some things I cannot pass on, but please take my word for it, gifts and blessings are falling like snow flakes. First, Mary Margaret tested negative for Covid, pain med intervals more appropriate and daily wound care started again after 3 days of none. She definitely is better physically and emotionally. She even asked me to have masses said for her son and all the staff members and caregivers of her facility. (I mentioned below that three more caregivers tested positive yesterday.) Bless you all and may the blessings that your prayers brought return to you in abundance.

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    1. Welcome to commenting, Philip. Ah well. the dates and timing are water under the bridge. Our focus now is on right where we are and what we can do to stand for traditional values. I hope you’ve visited the CORAC website and will consider joining us in our efforts there. 😊

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  35. To echo an earlier comment on the “Great Reset”, google World Economic Forum video 2030. It’s a short video that tells us their “predictions” for 2030. It begins with “by 2030, you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.” The WEF doesn’t make predictions. They take action. Part of their action is to eliminate borders and national cultures. It’s not a conspiracy theory it’s a clear interpretation of what they are saying publicly. It’s so transparent now that Biden’s transition team is using the exact same slogan as the globalists: Build Back Better. This is a 2030 goal, and they simply can’t allow Trump to stall for 4 more years. Sure they could assassinate him, but that will show too much of the game. They don’t want to create a martyr, they want to create a buffoon and still maintain the pretense that democracy works. It’s all happening now…

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    1. I really doubt any of the useful globalist idiots ever read Tolkien. If they had, they would remember this line: “There can be only one Lord of the Rings, only one who can bend them to his will. And he does not share power!” If nothing else, maybe some of them saw the movies. How could they miss the part where the whole thing was toppled by a couple of hobbits who stayed the course!?

      The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.” (Exodus 4:2)

      He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he reached out and took it and killed a thousand men with it. (Judges 15:15)

      He took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch, and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine. (1 Samuel 17:40)

      But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.” (1 Kings 17:12)

      It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’” (1 Kings 18:44)

      For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—these are the eyes of the Lord which range to and fro throughout the earth.” (Zechariah 14:10)

      “…and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” (Matthew 13:32)

      “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?” (John 6:9)

      …but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

      Clearly Tolkien read the Bible and understood something of how it pleases God to act.

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      1. Love this. Ty! It’s easy to feel like the heart is cut out of one when reading/seeing the globalist agenda in action. Now, more than ever we need these reminders, and flint-face forward.

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      1. I believe it’s likely they are all useful idiots: Biden, Trump, the tech moguls, even to some extent the Pope. That’s not saying that I believe they are all stupid, but that they are being manipulated by global powers and pushed toward a global government by those who wish to bring an antichrist to power.

        I doubt Biden really knows any better; I’ve always thought he was just an empty suit. Harris would probably sell her own mother if told to by those able to give her power. If the real deal Antichrist shows up I have little doubt he will discard those two like old socks.

        Trump is a conundrum. They may have allowed him into power by mistake. Or, they may have allowed him in power to get the peons to beg for “professionals” to take back over (forgetting that just a few years ago these same professionals were the ones that caused all the problems they are now promising to solve), playing the long game that electing and then discrediting Trump will serve the globalist interests in the longer run. He’s been useful to blame for covid, even though it is very likely that Covid was an invention of the globalists who have also purposely withheld information that HCQ, Vitamin D etc are just as effective as a vaccine. They can blame Christians for the virus and discredit HCQ all in one move.

        Pope Francis unfortunately seems to be very easy to manipulate because he seems to know little to nothing about economics, law, energy, the environment etc but is very anxious to proclaim on all these things. He does at least repeat what the church teaches on most of these things and brings Catholic social teaching in at least sometimes. That won’t prevent the globalists from betraying him when he is no longer useful to them, but hopefully at least some people learned some things about how the Church sees universal brotherhood.

        The tech people and those like Gates I think really do believe that a secular utopia is possible, and is their job to bring about. They too will probably be discarded by the one who does not share power..

        We will need to be vigilant as things speed up..

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        1. Probably you are right, Lake. BLM and Antifa are useful idiots for the Democrat Party, which in turn are useful idiots for global elites which of course are useful idiots for Satan, who in turn is an endless idiot and loser since he rebelled against the Almighty God…
          I wouldn’t think of Trump or Pope as useful idiots though.These two is where we can have some hope, based on the patriotism/Americanism in Trump and still a chance of working of Holy Spirit in Pope. What is surprising so far Trump has been giving Catholics more hope than the Pope himself.

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        2. I wouldn’t know, Lake, and not because I’m stupid. I think it’s critical to keep a mind on God and what we CAN do, and if he sees fit to allow some goof to get in our space and put us face first into the dirt, what of it? That’s just the sort of place a fella ought to think that he has is foe right where God wants them. A little grit and good earthy smell can provide a surprising amount of clarity and fortitude.

          “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is the vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

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        3. I do not think anyone “allowed” Trump to be President. I think that everyone of the New World Order was completely shocked. I am sure they had a lot of fraud in the voting even then, so to STILL lose kept HRC up at night, writing books, and trying to explain things on her tours. Their response to his election was to come up with plans to undermine Trump even in 2016. The false dossier, the illegal FISA warrant, the impeachment against Trump (for moves the Ds actually made). They simply thought that they would “take care of the problem.” They failed and, hopefully, they will again. (They really upped their dark game of fraud.) I am sure there have been several assassination attempts that no one outside of the Secret Service has known about…….. I do not watch the news. I do not believe a single thing they are are told to say. It is manipulation. They are trying to condition the masses to accept the end they want. It started on election night! Amazing that so many of our institutions are infected. It is the Saul Alinsky way. If you have not read it, you should.

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  36. “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest prop of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge in the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle… Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it?”
    -George Washington

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