Happy New Year!

By Charlie Johnston

Happy New Year! 

I have a meaty post coming tonight, but for now I thought you would be happy to know that we have come within $60 of our goal, as you can see from the thermometer above. 

With a bunch more calls this weekend, I think we are going to reach somewhere around $30,000, maybe higher in our Epiphany campaign. I will have the thermometer amended to keep you apprised. Thank you all so much for your help in getting us geared up for a year of activism and hope through CORAC. Because of your donations, I was able to offer assistance for coordinators who have enough people coming that they are thinking of renting a van. 

If you have not donated yet and have a little cash you can spare, please help us out as we head towards Epiphany in Washington, D.C.

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For many of us, our trip to Washington will be our first exercise in open activism – though it most assuredly will not be our last. If you are going, please contact Mary Lapchak at lapchakma@gmail.com. She is keeping track of everyone in what could be a real huge crowd. If we have your name, number and email address, we can keep you notified of rally points. I intend to get the people I know are there from our group together for a late lunch or early dinner on Tuesday. I’ll be staying in Maryland so the dinner will be east of the Capitol. I hope to see you there, but I can’t tell you where unless you have let Mary know you are there.

Only one link today, but if you are coming to Washington, I ask you to click on this one. It is an article from Michael Yon on things you should do for basic protection if you are going to participate in a rally, given that the left tries to disrupt these things every way they can. 

 

66 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. That’s just great news Charlie!!! So nice to see how if we all work together in our little ways we can achieve great things!!!! Sure do wish I could go with y’all but me n mike both have to work!!! Drats!!! Will be praying for you all and sending our guardian angels!

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  2. Yay, Charlie and yay for all who go and all who stay~
    New month & new money, so will donate again.
    Ongoing prayers for all on the journey 🙏🏼 Do keep us informed as we keep the home fires burning 🔥 and prayers rising.
    Blessings on all who are traveling🙏🏽
    St. Michael the Archangel and all Guardian angels, surround our travelers, katey🙏🏽✝️💙🐿

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  3. Unable to physically make it to DC, but will be there in spirit and prayer. Will be praying, every day in reparation for the sins of America, especially abortion

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  4. Good advice from Michael Young. I will leave my back pack back at the ranch. Got new boots. So I’m good there. Will carry extra water and some energy food in zippered pockets in my coat. I need to get an attachment so my glasses don’t fall off or keep a spare set in my zipper pocket. Maybe I will take my glasses off and store them. I’m looking forward to meeting other corac folks there! That will be one of the best parts!

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  5. May the angels go with you and may our Blessed Lady keep you protected and the Holy Spirit guide all your actions. May all our prayers and good works for the good of this great Nation reach the very heights of heaven and may our Heavenly Father bless you, Charlie, as you stand firm against the enemy’s assault against the children of light.

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    1. Amen, Judith. Our Angelic Friends are all around us. We need only say but the word and they spring into action for us and with us. Adding to your beautiful prayer by sending an honor guard of Angels to protect all representing CORAC as well as all people of Good Will who will gather on Wednesday!

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  6. Sorry I can’t be there but some thoughts on the spiritual protection side of things. Be prayed up and do some fasting in advance but not immediately before the march as you will likely need the energy, in fact extra energy due to the cold, physical activity, stress of the time, etc. . Remember that those counter protesters, many of them are likely “Useful idiots” of the satan so be ready to surround yourself with prayers for the blood of Jesus the Name of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the St. Michael’s prayer but if things get hot only a quick “call out” Jesus or Michael , or to Mary for help may be possible. Hopefully it won’t come to that but be prepared. And remember the instruments of the satan will try in every way possible to agitate, create confusion, disruption as well as attempt to stoke up you all to an angry and poorly thought out response. Ask for the grace to hold your silence in the face of attack and of slander. Perhaps treat it like you are in the middle of an exorcism and don’t speak to evil but only to God, unless given a special grace and urging to speak of God’s truth, or love, etc. Remember that Jesus said “You will know them by their frutis”. And I and, I am sure many others will be holding you all in prayer ourselves and offering some sacrifices for this work. God Bless All.

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    1. “ Ask for the grace to hold your silence in the face of attack and of slander.” Reminds me of Nick Sandmann.
      I will pray for the safety of our CORAC members heading to DC. That they are able to stand strong by the grace of God as they will surely face insults and scrutiny from others including the MSM. Remember you were born for this particular time. God be with you!

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    2. BoBG: I was thinking of Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic teen who stood his ground, stood as a wall against the trap being laid for him. He was silent but did not budge. He did not even let his fellow students betray his calm. Slings and arrows here hurled at him and yet he stood in control. Antifa will be in DC. If one is attacked, hundreds should surround them in quiet control. Will be in prayer on Wednesday.

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  7. This is an encouraging message from the Monks of Clear Creek. It acknowledges the mess we’re in but reminds us that “We Christians are a stubborn people…” God bless!

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  8. Impossible to go b/c of distance and other reasons, but I’ll be praying for all of you! May this endeavor produce wonderful results and graces be magnified! God bless and keep you safe!

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  9. There was a bit of an “announcement ” today…… apparently the mayor (?) of DC has ordered all gas stations, hotels, restaurants, “tourism supporting businesses” etc, etc, closed for the duration, hoping to limit the amount of protestors. (Do they really not understand? Its more of a march in support, lol).

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    1. I thought he meant the old hefty work boots with steel toes that laced halfway up the calf. I’m reminded of some survival advice I read as a kid for a potential stampede situation. Surrounded by a mob of panicky people pressing up against you (e.g., someone shouts ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre), just lift up your feet.
      Will be praying a rosary for all CoRaCers who attend. Stop the Steal but Thy will be done.

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  10. Jan. 6 weather forecast for the District of Corruption [3 sample sources avg]:

    Mostly sunny.
    Daytime high: 46
    Overnight low: 34

    Much the same for Thursday.

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    1. Christopher, when I cleared your comment last night, my eyes somehow skipped over “District of Corruption.” But when I read the comment in my e-mail this morning, I caught it. Now I’m laughing myself silly. 🙂

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      1. Ha! Mick, I’ve been calling D.C. what I did for so long now, after I made the post I had to think for several seconds what the ‘C’ really stands for.
        True story. 🙄

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    1. Linda; I would love to think Pence actually believes what’s in the statement but he didn’t write it. It’s third person right out of the gate. “Vice President Pence shares the concerns…”. His Chief of Staff released it and maybe even wrote it (?).

      I’m taking it with several grains of salt.

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      1. Hi Christopher J! Happy Epiphany!!! Yes I know it’s a long long shot and even if the wrong was righted it won’t solve our problems but it sure is fun to think about esp with Charlie and many going to dc on Wednesday!!! Woo woot!

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  11. Anyone in Dallas area, I would like to have a place where we all can get together to make a statement about supporting the legal votes and President Trump as the winner on 1/6/21; I will ask my Repub. friends to join. anyone respond and I will give my phone #. Others may want to do the same.

    Lin Wood and Sidney Powell ask all to go to church on Sunday to pray for America and and I add to that all the people who have done so much to uncover all the fraud!

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  12. Lesson on boots
    I have a longer story which is great ‘tell’ on Policing. The short is I responded to call for help, ran into an abandoned building lot and planted my right foot on a nail protruding from a 1×4. Needless to say, I was thankful I wore boots rather business shoes.

    I felt the impact, skip/jumped, ripped the 1×4 off my foot and
    responded to my fellow cop in need.

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  13. Praying for all of you dear people heading to Washington DC. May God be with you and keep you in His tender care. My health won’t allow me to join you, but please know I will be with you in spirit and prayers. God Bless You All.

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  14. I really enjoyed the commentary by Bishop Barron for today’s readings (sun, 1/3/21)
    It made me think of all that will be going to DC in the next few days!!! It makes me want to go even more!!!

    MATTHEW 2:1-12
    Friends, the story of the Magi told in today’s Gospel is a summary of the principal dynamics of the spiritual life. Watching the night sky with scrupulous attention for signs of God’s purpose, the Magi evoke the importance of alertness in the spiritual order. We must keep our eyes open to see what God is up to.

    Once they saw the star, they moved, despite the length of the journey. Sometimes people know what God wants them to do, but they don’t act, either out of fear, laziness, or the influence of bad habits. The Magi teach us to move.

    When they spoke to Herod of the birth of a new King, he tried to use them to destroy the baby. When you walk the path that God has laid out for you, expect opposition.

    The wise men came to Bethlehem and gave the child their precious gifts. When you come to Christ, break open the very best of yourself and make it a gift for him.

    Finally, they returned to their home country by another route. As Fulton Sheen commented so magnificently: of course they did; for no one comes to Christ and goes back the same way he came!

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    1. Ha!!! Our Monsignor today had little bags with directions and blessed chalk for home epiphany blessing for today with directions to write on brick the epiphany numbers, say an our father and sing a song 🎵 we three kings…and we got into a laughing gig because we could just imagine all our neighbors watching us and gossiping that we were probably all juiced up b4 the Cleveland browns game this morning! Hahahahaha (which we weren’t btw)😂😂😂

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      1. Linda, please tell Mike that I watched the last few minutes of the Browns game at my dad’s; and I was cheering them on all the way (and so were my kids, although we had to explain to my dad why we were cheering for the Browns and not the Steelers). 🙂

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  15. President Trump and Dan Scavino confirmed the specific location in DC with a video from TrumpMarch.Com – The January 6th rally in Washington DC is shaping up to be the largest ever assembly in Washington DC history. Millions are inbound. From what can be ascertained from social media and grassroots communication, the scale is growing exponentially now.

    The video confirms what we anticipated before. The primary venue for assembly and speaker content will be focused on The Elipse, a 52-acre park south of the White House fence and north of Constitution Avenue and the National Mall; however the recommendation is now to arrive before 9am on the date of the event.

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  16. WOW, Bishop Barron also releases a video version of his Sunday homilies/commentaries each week.
    For those who prefer to listen/watch, here it is. I think his video version is even better than the written!

    Ok, ok… I still can’t drive myself to DC, but if someone else driving from WA State (w/economy car?) needs another person to share gasoline expenses with, PLEASE twist my arm, and get me to join you!!!
    I walked the Camino, I am willing (need) to travel frugally, and especially to drive the “other shifts” while you sleep to avoid motel expenses, etc.
    Blessings, -kevin-

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  17. I prayed this preceding Amy Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. I think it is very appropriate now for all squirrels and people of good will going to DC for the 6th. USGrace force https://usgraceforce.com/saint-patricks-lorica-for-protection-for-amy-coney-barrett/ had posted it. Amy’s name will have to be switched out for all CoRaC-ian’s and people of good will.

    SAINT PATRICK’S LORICA FOR PROTECTION FOR AMY CONEY BARRETT

    Amy arises today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through belief in the Threeness,
    Through confession of the Oneness
    of the Creator of creation.

    Amy arises today
    Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
    Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
    Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
    Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

    Amy arises today
    Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
    In the obedience of angels,
    In the service of archangels,
    In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    In the prayers of patriarchs,
    In the predictions of prophets,
    In the preaching of apostles,
    In the faith of confessors,
    In the innocence of holy virgins,
    In the deeds of righteous men.

    Amy arises today, through
    The strength of heaven,
    The light of the sun,
    The radiance of the moon,
    The splendor of fire,
    The speed of lightning,
    The swiftness of wind,
    The depth of the sea,
    The stability of the earth,
    The firmness of rock.

    Amy arises today, through
    God’s strength to pilot her,
    God’s might to uphold her,
    God’s wisdom to guide her,
    God’s eye to look before her,
    God’s ear to hear her,
    God’s word to speak for her,
    God’s hand to guard her,
    God’s shield to protect her,
    God’s host to save her
    From snares of devils,
    From temptation of vices,
    From everyone who shall wish her ill,
    afar and near.

    Amy summons today
    All these powers between her and those evils,
    Against every cruel and merciless power
    that may oppose her body and soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of pagandom,
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
    Christ to shield her today
    Against poison, against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that there may come to her an abundance of reward.

    Christ with her,
    Christ before her,
    Christ behind her,
    Christ in her,
    Christ beneath her,
    Christ above her,
    Christ on her right,
    Christ on her left,
    Christ when she lies down,
    Christ when she sits down,
    Christ when she arises,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of her,
    Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of her,
    Christ in every eye that sees her,
    Christ in every ear that hears her.

    St. Patrick blind the eyes of any evil doers so as to protect and shield people of good will with safety. Lord have mercy on us all.

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  18. Sources say there will be NO cell phone service at the event.
    Portable radios (walkie-talkies) are then an option, you just need to decide on which channel for all to set their radios on BEFORE you go there so everyone can be on the same frequency. They work a fair distance and you can use ear buds for privacy and better clarity. They will not work if someone is behind a building from you.

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  19. From a Facebook acquaintance’s post who works in higher level gov. Offices in DC. Please pardon the French. Acquaintance’s words, not mine.

    What the email we got from security said today:

    “A variety of First Amendment activities are planned on January 5th and 6th within the National Capital Region.”

    What the email meant:

    “A shitload of armed wackos are descending on DC, so stay inside.”

    It is sad to think that people who are looking for truthful answers and making their voices heard are seen as wackos carrying guns. It’s hard to have a conversation. 🤷‍♀️

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