By Charlie Johnston

Huntsville, Alabama – If you have been paying attention to the news the last week you know that Atlanta has blown, Memphis is getting ready to blow, and another mass public shooting happened at a dance studio in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles. While describing all Antifa and BLM-led burning, looting, rape and murder sessions as “mostly peaceful,” the media continues in its forlorn quest for its great white whale – a MAGA perpetrator of such an atrocity. Pity for them: it is always a leftist loon or an ignored mental patient (they are rapidly becoming the same thing – only the leftists are mouthier and, occasionally, twitchier).

Every time the left offers the same prescription: ban guns. Let’s see, the left’s plan for addressing the rising tide of violence in America is, A) release violent criminals on to the streets almost immediately after they are arrested to commit more mayhem, B) ignore all actual signs and overt warnings of potentially violent or terroristic behavior so as not to offend anyone, C) disarm potential victims so they have no chance of fighting back, D) defund the police so there is little or no help to be had there – and on the rare occasion when there is make sure it is too late. Yeah, it is as thoughtfully and carefully constructed as the rest of the left’s “plans.”

Alas, we will have many more mass shootings before the year is out. It is not because of the availability of guns. Shoot, almost everyone in Switzerland is armed and it is a very polite society. Rather, it is a symptom of the terrible spiritual battle we are in. For several generations we have taught that life is cheap. Why, then, should we be surprised that people on the margins treat it so cheaply? Can the surviving children of pro-abortion parents believe that they are loved for their very selves? They know that they are merely random survivors of the brutal gauntlet the womb has become. What room is there for individuality when the government-media complex tells you precisely what you can and cannot do and believe? When you need not care for yourself; just leave it to the government – but it comes at the price of any sense of transcendent meaning. The multitude of woke minions among us are shrouded by deep despair; the quiet desperation that once marked the aborted generations has erupted into screaming desperation. They are so frantically miserable and so frantically determined to blame anyone who is not miserable for the anguish that rips and claws them like a famished wolf. We have spent several generations making our culture into the paradigm of a dystopian novel – and now the piper comes to collect his due.

The left will probably get their dream of a right-wing shooter before the year is out. They desperately need it as justification to crack down on everyone and take full authoritarian control of society. Though mental instability is common among the left, I know that it chews at some in our own ranks at the margins. They will get their man. Their shock will come when, if that mentally unstable person confines himself to shooting at our tormenters – government toadies, the media, public health authorities and such – few people will much care. They will not rise in righteous anger to crown our aspiring leftist overseers into absolute power. Why would we reward those who have brought us to this pass with consummate power? We, a once proud and free people, have been badgered, bullied, harassed and coerced too long and too hard to react with anything but relief when our tormenters are tormented and the beatings are paused for even just a short time.

We don’t say it too loudly, but we have noticed that England disarmed their populace for safety – and now British police cannot be bothered with hundreds and thousands of young girls being sex-trafficked by mostly Muslim grooming gangs – because they are too busy arresting people for dissenting posts on social media and praying silently in the vicinity of an abortion clinic. We have noticed that the formerly free countries of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, after being disarmed, are now authoritarian states where no one is safe – and the government, itself, is the predominant violent criminal enterprise.

Leftists have always been overly enamored of titles and credentials. They figure that if they manage to land one or both (MUCH easier than taking the time and effort to develop actual competence or skill) everyone must do what they say, even when their commands bring disaster at every turn. It is unfortunate for all of us that they have so little actual knowledge of history and what sustained bullying incompetence brings (though that ignorance is what sustains their malevolent dream of imperious rule). What bullying incompetence brings is not absolute authority, but the breakdown of authority altogether when the backlash from the bullied begins in earnest.

Winston Churchill once cheekily observed that Americans always do the right thing – but only after trying everything else first. We have tried just about everything else – and the ruling class has interpreted Americans’ restraint as timidity. Everywhere I go in the country, people tell me about the preparations they have made for when things fall apart. Yes, it happens at meetings, but it is also happening to people I just bump into in stores and coffee shops. People are not preparing to knuckle under: they are preparing to go into siege. The flashy things that happen now; the shootings, the lawlessness, the revelations of vast corruption, are the tremors preceding a great convulsion in the body politic. That could take the form of an ugly and brutal civil war. From the beginning, I conceived CORAC as a primary means for a better, gentler way of renewal.

First, a look at how I think the year is likely to play out. The chaos will ramp up as federal impotence does the same. Oh the feds will posture and strut, trying to make themselves seem big and bad, but every dying institution tries to make itself look biggest in its death throes, replacing calm competence with shrieking commands as it perishes. The chaos will be widespread and growing, but I do not think this is the year when it all comes apart. That, I think, is reserved for early 2024 as a consequence of this year’s chaos (but keep in mind that timing is the weakest link in my history of following social trends to their logical end). As the feds continue offensive overreach to try to cement their power, there will be more than a few violent skirmishes.

Before the summer is out, everyone will be shocked when Ukraine is so utterly gutted that it may cease to exist on the map for a time. (For my Ukranian friends, be not dismayed: it will only be for a time. The truth is that Russia does not want the problems that would come from ruling Ukraine, other than those parts, such as Crimea and the Donbass, that have been historically Russian in the first place). The shock will come as everyone realizes that the confident assurances that Ukraine is winning have been a pack of lies, borne of wishful establishment thinking rather than hard analysis. The world will erupt into wars almost everywhere. Europe has castrated itself. It is no longer capable of sustained self-defense against threats from without or from within. China will likely invade Taiwan in a desperate effort to forestall the growing discontent within its existing borders and the likely collapse of its economy. Russia will devote itself to breaking up NATO, which resolutely refused to build a new paradigm based on the substantially changed circumstances from the end of the cold war – and insisted on menacing Russia and surrounding it. In the end, Russia will not need to expend much effort as NATO is busily immolating itself from within. Sub-Saharan Africa and South America will not get safer but will, by comparison to the rest of the world aflame, become some of the safest spots on the globe.

Naturally, with this global bedlam, combined with national chaos, many will fear invasion of the United States. There is little to be concerned about there. The aspiring tyrants around the globe do not want to contend with an America that is heavily armed in every rural outpost: they just want America out of the fight. Our leftist overlords have already degraded our military might enough that it is doubtful America’s intervention anywhere would be decisive. Thanks to Obama, Biden and company, hostile powers can already say, “mission accomplished,” on that score.

Meantime, states around the country are already conducting dress rehearsals for either implicit or explicit independence from the federal government – and in some cases, their own ruling cliques. In deep blue Illinois, 80 of the 102 county sheriffs in the state have vowed they will NOT enforce the state’s recently adopted gun ban – and that vow was before a state judge issued a restraining order against its enforcement. Florida routinely refuses to enforce crackpot federal initiatives. The founders original federalism may prove a bulwark against the worst sort of violence that afflicts a society as it unravels. This will not prevent deep blue states from collapsing from their own internal contradictions along with the federal government, but it will give safe haven for many Americans.

CORAC was designed not to treat the federal government as the enemy, but as the irrelevancy it is making of itself. The primary idea was to give people the means and tools to work with each other and thrive in good times and in bad. The feds think people must do what they say. They don’t realize people will find other organizing principles when the necessity arises and the need is clear. The feds think they can force everyone into a government digital currency so they can more minutely control them. They don’t realize that people, under duress, will find methods to exchange value that do not involve the government. Shoot, for the last decade of the old Soviet Union, the black market was the second biggest sector of its economy. If you give good, competent counsel you gain a lot of influence. If you try to control everyone’s lives, you end by losing any influence at all.

We have been trying to fix a system that is irrevocably broken for a very long time. We have terrible challenges ahead but, paradoxically, as more and more people opt out of the existing system they are going to find, even amidst the convulsions, that things can actually work for the good of all. There will be joy. The reality is that, even as the government-media complex constantly spews hate and division, most people in America are decent folks who want to get along with each other.

The mounting dysfunctions that are upon us are mere tremors before the great quake. Most tremble before the destruction involved. Yes, there is destruction – but it is of an old order that has ceased to work for its citizens because it is too busy trying to rule them. Godless people need to find some meaning in their lives, I suppose. But they are looking for love in all the wrong places. What I see before me are the birthing pangs of a newly invigorated healthy and glorious culture under God. And oh, what a joy to be alive and active as God renews the face and faith of the world! And you are invited to help by doing the little you can right in front of you.


We just finished taping a podcast with Tom Brejcha, the founder of the Thomas More Society, perhaps the premier legal civil rights foundation in the country. They are the volunteer lawyers for David Daleiden’s civil suits and for Mark Houck, the father who was arrested in an armed raid by the feds for sidewalk counseling outside an abortion clinic. We will routinely be doing two podcasts a month this year, one with an intriguing guest and another responding to questions submitted by readers. To get your question in for consideration for the next podcast, email


I will speak this Saturday, January 28, at 2 pm Eastern Time in Charleston, South Carolina. This one will be a lot of fun because it will also include a demonstration of ham radio equipment by Larry Westcott and a presentation on self-defense and sustainability by Kirby Bowling. It will be at 620C Windermere Blvd., Charleston, SC. Hope to see you there!

If communication goes out for any length of time, meet outside your local Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Tell friends at Church now in case you can’t then. CORAC teams will be out looking for people to gather in and work with.

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100 thoughts on “Tremors

    1. Beckita, yes! Yes to your assessment of this excellent piece by Charlie.
      And yes! To the little we can do ~ a smile, a supporting word… a friendly greeting to a neighbor.
      God bless our every effort ~ God bless all here ~ katey in OR✝️🙏🏽

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    2. While reading this, I thought of an image of all of us flying in a plane with Charlie as pilot announcing over the loudspeaker, “major turbulence ahead”; with Beckita as main flight attendant telling us to ‘set our face like flint and gird our loins’, as she tries to calm us by handing out peanuts to all the semi-peaceful squirrels on board. 🥜🐿️😉

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  1. In 1951, Eric Hoffer, self-educated dock worker, published a brilliant analysis of mass movements (Right or Left) which he reasoned were powered by individual’s frustrated with their lives, and seeking to shield their self-hatred by joining a mass movement of pretended great importance. The wiki provides a good summary of his analysis:

    ” Hoffer argues that fanatical and extremist cultural movements, whether religious, social, or national, arise when large numbers of frustrated people, believing their own individual lives to be worthless or spoiled, join a movement demanding radical change. But the real attraction for this population is an escape from the self, not a realization of individual hopes: “A mass movement attracts and holds a following not because it can satisfy the desire for self-advancement, but because it can satisfy the passion for self-renunciation.” ”

    Charlie, your assessment here describes a new cause for joining in at the opposite end of the spectrum from what Hoffer had seen– a mass of dulled, dispirited souls:

    ” What room is there for individuality when the government-media complex tells you precisely what you can and cannot do and believe? When you need not care for yourself; just leave it to the government – but it comes at the price of any sense of transcendent meaning. The multitude of woke minions among us are shrouded by deep despair; the quiet desperation that once marked the aborted generations has erupted into screaming desperation. They are so frantically miserable and so frantically determined to blame anyone who is not miserable for the anguish that rips and claws them like a famished wolf. We have spent several generations making our culture into the paradigm of a dystopian novel – and now the piper comes to collect his due. ”

    Yet, there remains an American spirit, perhaps best demonstrated by new immigrants who came here to pursue their “American Dream,” of a better life than possible in places such as Cuba, Venezuela, the PRC, Iran…

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  2. Wow, Charlie! Just when I think there isn’t much more to do or say, you task is with a whole lot more to do and, sometimes, say!! I’m so grateful for your insight and guidance!!

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  3. I’m glad you said we would not have to worry about war on our shores. I do hope you are right. You said differently before. My memory says we will be in a war here, with China and that we will not prevail – maybe until we ally ourselves with Russia. I have told many folks this. I hope this has changed because of our prayers – but looking around, I can’t see it.

    Meanwhile, after that barn has burned, Texas is trying, just now, finally, to prevent China nationals, (or the CCP, or nationals as a cover for CCP,) from buying MUCH land in Texas.

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    1. Nance, Charlie has said that we would face a “confrontation between the Judeo-Christian world and the current government of China” over which we would not prevail. However, to my memory, he has never said we would have Chinese troops on American soil. I do know that the mindset of the Chinese, revealed throughout the ages of her existence, in such that she is not a country which invades foreign countries with military weapons. (Keep in mind that China believes Taiwan is, in fact, Chinese soil.) That said, the Chinese have metaphorically invaded our country, and many countries, by means other than the use of military weapons, such as the Confucius Institutes in American universities and – as you note – by purchasing property in the US. Charlie surely HAS named the alliance between Russia and the U.S. which will lead the Judeo-Christian world to confront China.

      I’ve noticed South Dakota has also declared that the Chinese are not allowed to purchase land in their state.

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      1. In speaking of these things with Fr. Wang today, he noted that Chinese troops HAVE gone into foreign lands in Asia (the Korean War, the Vietnam War). But there have been no long overseas campaigns which she has undertaken.

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    2. Nance, you must have misunderstood for I have NEVER said China would invade, even when all I wrote was entirely private with my Priests. People worry about that all the time. I have not changed my tune on that, but people’s understanding of what I have said on it has matured.

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      1. Nance’s thought to what you said before is similar to and may be construed with what Our Lady of Fatima said that: “Russia will spread her errors”. Gorbachev said we would be “taken over from within”, which is a covert “war” and we see this absorption actively playing out right before our eyes, but now on a world-wide scale! Now that China and others live by these “errors” and the globalist desire to implement them on everyone, that prophecy seems to be coming true.
        But it is the follow-up prophecy that we should now be looking too:
        “In the end, my immaculate heart will triumph and a period of peace will be given to the world”.
        And Charlie feels this period is very near.
        “What I see before me are the birthing pangs of a newly invigorated healthy and glorious culture under God. And oh, what a joy to be alive and active as God renews the face and faith of the world!”

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      2. There is another ‘seer’ who have said they have been shown the possiblity of Chinese troops on American soil. I read one years ago. Charlie has never said this.

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  4. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-) PM
    ……………………. PRAY!!

    Well! …. There we are then! If beloved by Liberal Prelates, Media and Democrats Fr Martin sez so, who are we to judge .. as Pope Francis might say … ;-(
    ……. Here is a True Priest 😉 ….. God Protect him!!
    ……. & then VP KamalBreath … In-Action ;-(
    ….. and Pastor of Death!?! ;-(

    RightWing Disinformation ….. MOVE ALONG!!!!


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      1. Isn’t it beautiful how God works? I sent this out to friends and family and heard back from three of them that it was exactly what they needed to hear as they were overcome with difficulties in their lives! 💖

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    1. St. Francis de Sales is so wise! I read his books years ago as a young bride, but this quote is an excellent reason to revisit his work. Maybe a good criteria to deciding if THIS is the next right step, would be to twist these six words just a bit. IS this the way to Heaven?

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  5. A friend sent me this and I thought, “This is what Charlie might say…” Except for the squirrel part. 😂😂

    “Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.”

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      1. Good Morning, Charlie,
        I sent you the blog as evidence of what is being done & paid for by our government to further divide people and foment chaos. I have found that those who were unmoved by the manipulation were by and large faith-filled people. Revealing the unethical and evil manipulation of the public should be broadcast far and wide.
        Take care & God Bless,

        Sent from my iPhone

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        1. Thanks for sharing your own thoughts with the link, Lisa. To your point about faith-filled people, I have pondered – in these days of lies and manipulation – how the ways of sin darken the intellect and I wonder not only about moral decision-making per se, but also how a life immersed in sin may cause darkness in additional areas of decision-making. One of my favorite contemporary writers about spirituality is Msgr. Charles Pope. Here’s one of his pieces addressing this topic:

          One excerpt: To the degree that we indulge the dark error of sin, we accustom ourselves to moral darkness. Our thinking becomes distorted, and the light of truth seems obnoxious, even painful and hateful. To those who hate the truth, the truth seems hateful. And unless one rouses themselves to become reacclimated to the light of truth, they retreat even further into the darkness as a preference.

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          1. That is in the Bible also, isn’t it. Something about if you choose darkness, then you will be allowed to stay in the darkness, and will not know the truth or see the light. Umm, where? I don’t know. Somebody help. I seem to be in the dark here!


          2. Dear Charlie,
            Thank you! I appreciate your response and will read the provided link.
            Take care & God Bless,

            Sent from my iPhone


        2. Thanks, Lisa, and thanks for the very good work you do in so many ways. This is good information and I know you vet carefully. Fortunately for me, I only get health care from homeopaths or a doctor I completely trust privately. There is no longer an obvious medical paper trail on me. If the medical profession had not so cavalierly betrayed our trust, such things would not be necessary, but here we are.

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        3. Gosh Lisa . . . I usually refrain from sharing a comment because I always have too many thoughts about a topic and no ability to be concise (except for an occasional “Thank you Charlie”). However, I feel compelled to reply here.

          Firstly, a question: Is your finding in regard to faith-filled people based on your personal, anecdotal experience? I am asking because I agreed with your statement immediately upon reading it, but then became skeptical after pondering on it a few minutes. The reasons for my skepticism are too many to mention (trying to be concise). I am sure my faith and trust in God contributed to MY reluctance in accepting the narratives that were promulgated, and definitely fortified the mindset I had about the scamdemic (and everything covid related). I believe I recognized the scam for what it is very early on (January or February of 2020) because it just seemed so obvious to me and not so much to do with my faith in God.

          Secondly, the “evidence” revealed in this blog is real and just another item in the seemingly endless list of evil deeds perpetrated by various entities within and without the U.S. government and paid for with our tax revenue.

          I read a book, “Pawns in the Game”, by a retired admiral (Poindexter, I believe) when I was about 15. It was a quick education on world politics, the federal reserve, illuminati, etc. That was in 1970. I have seen so much during the ensuing 50+ years that has followed with all I read in that book. We have all witnessed the acceleration of evil deeds and the blatancy of it all in the last several years.

          It has become increasingly obvious to me that no amount of this evil “broadcast far and wide” will alter the inevitable failure and total collapse of society as we know it. Without intervention brought on by the mechanisms of “devolution” (if it is real), I am sure we are facing everything Charlie has been helping to prepare us for. The best part will be the renewal Charlie speaks of.

          I hope I will be ready.

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          1. “P”, (referring to your “old” name 😁) I agree with you and Dr. Lisa’s premise. I do so much reading and research and have seen overwhelmingly that doctors, and other “truth tellers” of this period, are believers in God, and often Christian. They will refer to this belief in what they say in print or video.


  6. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    To paraphrase Henry II: Will no one rid US of this meddlesome ass?


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    1. Thank you, CD, for one of my few LOLs today, the last item and your re-wording of Henry! I agree totally.
      The Spiritdaily story, from today, about the butterfly was awesome! It brought tears to my eyes, cause I love butterflies (AND the lizards in my yard!).

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  7. “As we celebrate the Conversion of St Paul let us recover the idea of “a firm purpose of amendment” which is essential if we wish to grow in holiness. Conversion & repentance both speak of a change of direction, a new path. Conversion to Jesus is meaningless if we don’t follow Him.”-Bishop Strickland

    St.Paul, please intercede for our loved ones to revert/convert.

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  8. It didn’t take pope Francis long after pope Benedict XVI’s death…

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.

    So God changed His mind after burning down Sodoma and Gomorrah?

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    1. Meanwhile Pope Benedict replies…

      ‘Gay clubs’ run in seminaries, says Pope Benedict in posthumous attack on Francis

      And Archbishop Georg Gänswein, who for 19 years was personal secretary to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said in an interview with a German newspaper, that Francis’s decision to crack down on the use of the traditional Latin mass had “broken the heart” of Pope Benedict.

      “It hit him pretty hard,” he told Die Tagespost, describing the Latin mass as “a spiritual treasure”.

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      1. Been watching these developments, too, Pawel. Obviously, as new revelations emerge, we see that people are continuing to reveal their hearts to God. I also find myself guarding my own heart that the seeds of bitterness not find a place within. To that end, I’m paying even more attention to news which engenders hope because so many more people have been choosing to be a sign of great hope. One such person is Dr. Stella Immanuel, from the group of Frontline Doctors, who has fought the good fight in tending to literally thousands of patients, ensuring that they recover from covid via effective medications such as ivermection and hydroxychloroquine. Here’s a fiery, inspirational presentation which she recently gave. Her joy is infectious and her talk was filled with so many spiritual gems of wisdom. In addition, Dr. Stella shares some great news about some new initiatives rising from the Frontline Doctors’ work, such as their goal to be available for acute care and not just covid care and their goal to set up a prescription refill service where people can order a year’s supply of maintenance drugs.

        Dr. Stella’s presentation entitled, The Great Reset versus The Great ReAwakening | Doctor Stella Immanuel | Why We Cannot Win a Spiritual Battle with Strictly Political Actions :

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        1. Of course Beckita, bitterness is not a way to go, especially when we have our goal set there up high. Yet neither is Joel Osteen’s all good, all happy, nothing wrong will happen attitude. As for the current pope, I am wondering whether there was any pope in the history of papacy doctrinally so bad for the Catholic Church/deposit of faith as Pope Francis unfortunately seems to be.

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          1. So true, Pawel, about finding a balance in these times of such unsettling and disturbing news. We can’t stick our heads in the ground; being a Pollyanna won’t work, but neither will awfulizing the atmosphere of dialogue. It’s simply a mighty temptation to be angry and bitter in these days, so I acknowledge this for me as much as for any one of us. For me, this brings to mind Charlie’s observation, in his writing and speaking, that we can find beau coup people and events about which to be outraged, yet, we are here at ASOH and CORAC to dwell on ways we can build each other up as well as encourage one another in the face of the messes which make up the chaos around us, both in the world and the Church.

            I do know we have had mighty rough spots in the Church with Popes who were disastrous and caused great harm, but it would take a widely read historian to more accurately answer your specific question. And even then, it would likely be more of an opinion based on facts. I’ll bet those who were living in the days of rotten Popes in the past thought it was nearly unbearable so it had to be the worst ever for them. I agree with those who have posited that PF’s presence has drawn out those bad actors in the hierarchy who had been operating underground to the great detriment of the Church. I pity them and, like those of us who love the Church and embrace Christ’s teachings – even though imperfectly, for we all need this purification, I pray for the conversion of these enemies of the Church.

            Perhaps, one measure to use in considering if PF has been the worst in protecting doctrine would be the famous words of, then, Cardinal Wojtyla who addressed an Eucharistic Conference being held in Philadelphia: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-Gospel, between Christ and the Antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously.” The description, “the greatest historical conference humanity has ever experienced,” bespeaks the magnitude of what we are living.

            God bless, Pawel.

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              1. Ha, Pawel!! That’s a loaded statement in these days of several kinds of priests. 🙂 But I know your heart is golden and we share – as do so many here – a deep love for our Church which is our Mother. And we can both give thanks that I’m not a priest. 🙂

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            1. The magnitude of what we are living can be paralyzing if we take on too many issues. Three steps to coping and effective problem solving, because we’re either going to be a part of the problem or a part of the solution:

              1. Acknowledge God. (Can’t do a thing without Him.)
              2. Take the Next Right Step. (Confront that one issue right in front of your face whether you’re passionate about it or not.)
              3. Be a sign of hope to those around you. (No qualifying statement needed.)

              I think about Jesus summing up the Law in a couple of lines and the imperative to keep it simple in these times.

              Happy NRS’n!

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              1. Thank you, MP, for that simple reminder! It’s so true that we can get caught up in and worry about all the evil happening in the world. We need to just simplify our tasks and Charlie’s list makes that easy.

                I think I need to put it on a sticky note and place it on my bathroom mirror! Then I will be reminded often and my day will be much more focused and peaceful!!


        2. Watched this video, Beckita, and it’s awesome! She reminds me of seeing the great Babsie Bleasdale (sp?) years ago at conferences! Part medical and part evangelist, is Dr. Stella! Wowie!

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    2. If I may be so bold, in the interview that I read, Pope Francis stated that homosexuality should not be a crime, but that it is a sin. Since it is his duty to speak on faith and morals and not necessarily on the civil law, it seems stating that “it is a sin” would be within his jurisdiction.
      Please correct me if I have misunderstood.
      Thank-you, katey in OR ✝️🙏🏽✝️

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      1. Katey, the author of the article did not quote Pope Francis as saying homosexual acts are a sin. The “issue” about which PF is objecting is laws which make homosexual acts a crime. Here’s that passage: “Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against LGBTQ people, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.” But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and said bishops in particular need to undergo a process of change to recognize the dignity of everyone.” Of course, the constant teaching is that we need to treat each person with dignity, but PF makes a much bigger deal out of changing the Bishops than he does out of reaching out to LGBTQ people to help them live chastity.

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        1. My error, Katey. It’s later on that the article states: Bantering with himself, Francis articulated the position: “It’s not a crime. Yes, but it’s a sin. Fine, but first let’s distinguish between a sin and a crime.” I do, however, maintain that Pope Francis’ words and his actual deeds are often incongruous. And how about his expression: “It’s not a crime. Yes, but it’s a sin. Fine…” Fine? Where is the truth in charity message for those who are struggling with disordered sexual sin? Where is the papal support for effective programs and/or processes which bring hope and healing to these people in the Church?

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          1. I’m so glad you found that, Bekita. I was going to force myself to take umbrage with you – and I KNEW I would not win!!! So glad you are here to help us along!

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        1. Schoooter, please check in with your regional coordinator to see who your regional lead is in communications. You could then call and talk with that individual and get some guidance in helping you decide about how to proceed preparing in this area.

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  9. I have read that the recently deceased Pope Benedict has had someone release a book meant to come out after his death. What he describes is not a pretty picture of many of the clergy of the R.C. Church.

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  10. Great piece Charlie!!! I spread it to everyone I know would listen! This young man I’ve befriended Michael is his name…really likes your pieces. He’s a very young man who feels totally outcast because all his pets are going on the wrong direction and he said he knows God doesn’t want things that way. Please pray for him charlie 🙏🙏🙏

    Newest Medjugorje message!!! Yikes 😳

    January 25, 2023 – Monthly Message to Marija
    “Dear children! Pray with me for peace, because Satan wants war and hatred in hearts and peoples. Therefore, pray and sacrifice your days by fasting and penance, that God may give you peace. The future is at a crossroads, because modern man does not want God. That is why mankind is heading to perdition. You, little children, are my hope. Pray with me, that what I began in Fatima and here may be realized. Be prayer and witness peace in your surroundings, and be people of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

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        1. He’s blessed to be under your praying wing, Linda. While we contend with the enemy’s ugly messiness, we can focus on God and how we’re going through it to rebirth/rebuild a Civilization of Love with Him as our Lead and Guide.

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  11. Thank you, Linda, I had not seen the new message today. Our Lady minces no words and seems to be much more specific these days. I found some of her previous messages to be much more generalized. Oh boy, I just keep praying for direction.
    In my prayer time this morning, I was again reflecting on how different my life is, being consecrated to the BVM. The Lord has shown me loads of times what Mama has done in my life, beginning in my childhood. My belief, having read De Montfort and Kolbe, is that the Holy Spirit, “spouse” of Mother Mary, is so powerfully present when He and She work together in our lives. Their guidance is miraculous. I tell Mama that I wish the whole world loved her and knew how wonderful She is!

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  12. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-) PM

    Glenn Beck had this Guy on this morn for a long visit …. ;-( … and just confirms what I have suspected since the Vatican Wolves “removed” PBXVI and installed the Guy from South America ;-( …. LORD, Protect Abps.Vigano, Gänswein & Good Guys. Amen!!

    HullyGee! When are we gonna see the US/EU “Officials” who colluded with these corrupt Ukrainian “Officials” brought to Justice? …..!?!

    Doc Shredders are overheating, Hard Drives have mysteriously self immolating and Cell Phones have been lost in “Boating Accidents”

    Of Course! THEY claim the cause is everything BUT ClotShot Vaxx!

    OVERLOAD! ,,, RightWing Disinformation Below Alert! … Move Along!!


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  13. I hope you have a great time in Charleston, Charlie. I grew up right down the road from where the meeting is. Dublin’s a long way from home, so enjoy it for me.

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      1. Yes, I was surprised to see it. Miss home, may be there in March for my nephew’s wedding, God willing. Please pray for good discernment regarding that trip, Beckita.

        The church near there, Blessed Sacrament, is where I made all my sacraments and also where I attended grade school. That would be interesting if Charlie goes to Mass there. The churches in town are prettier though.

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  14. Wow, Charlie, nobody tells it like it is as you do. Everything you said is exactly what I see and believe, but you have your own special gift of unraveling the truth for all to see in your writings. Thank you so much for giving us a ray of hope. I also believe this year will be difficult but many people are seeing the truth unfolding before their eyes as the chaos and corruption continue in our government and around the world. God is in control, relief is coming in God’s way and God’s timing. Pope St. John Paul II said “the Rosary is the weapon of our time.” I say the Rosary every day now. I’m 83 years old and I finally get it. We grow too soon old and too late smart. God bless you, Charlie. Keep trusting Jesus.

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  15. I also sent the article as a response to what you wrote in your previous essay “Shedding Spiritual Ballast” as an explanation on how and why people may have made the “choices” they did for themselves and with regard to others.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  16. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    Confusion? NO! It’s Ops Normal @ PF’s Vatican ;-(

    Sister Mary Johnice peacefully stops burglary: I told him ‘get out’

    It’s ALL part (Public “Education”) of the 100 year Plan to Destroy The Republic ;-(

    FringeLeft Democrat Party/Global-Reset mouth organ “POLITICO” is touting the latest Covid Clot-Shot that CDC claims is …… Anybody here “Buying It”?
    …… It IS Gain of Function “research”. THEY are calling it “Mutating” ;-(

    The Same THEY that demand adherence to THEIR Abortion, LGBTQ?, Open Border Invasion that turn a Blind Eye to Drug, Human Traffickers and destruction of once beautiful/productive Cities. The very same THEY that push ChinaPlague Hysteria, LockDowns, Old Folk Home Genocide plus a generation of Children “Damaged” by two years of Masking/School Closures ….. are the THEY that are Hell Bent on Europe WWIII …… while China, Iran,……….. Watch!
    Can anyone here assure me that the above is not a Worldwide Satanic Op!?

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  17. “…it comes at the price of any sense of transcendent meaning. The multitude of woke minions among us are shrouded by deep despair; the quiet desperation that once marked the aborted generations has erupted into screaming desperation. They are so frantically miserable and so frantically determined to blame anyone who is not miserable for the anguish that rips and claws them like a famished wolf. We have spent several generations making our culture into the paradigm of a dystopian novel – and now the piper comes to collect his due.”

    I just finished reading The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. This quote dovetails perfectly with the vision of hell that Lewis paints. Wow! The book is like a mini-retreat for self-reflection–i.e. what bad habits, faults, vices do I need to work on RIGHT NOW (TNRS), before I am confronted with them after death?
    It’s a quick read, and so worthwhile. Read online here in a couple of hours or less:

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    1. It’s a great book, AEH – more a long essay, really. I’ve got it on my Kindle, and I must go back to it. Also, “Selected essays of C.S. Lewis. Would that he eere alive still. Belfast people tend to tell it like it is – they’re the famous “Scots-Irish”, seminal in the foundation of your great country.

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  18. One of our CORAC leaders, Sheryl C., recently had an excellent article published in Crisis Magazine:

    She closes the article by describing the CORAC approach (without saying “CORAC”):

    “Our spiritual and mental strength will be tried in the coming year, more than ever. If the institutions we rely on crumble, it may become easy to give up, and we can’t. We must cleave to Christ in the Eucharist, and to Confession, and Mother Church.

    “We must bear wrongs patiently in order to preserve and build up our communities. We must feed the hungry, shelter the traveler, and bury the dead. When the world looks bleakest, we must resolve to keep laying brick after brick in the civilization of love.”

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  19. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉
    …… Yep! Engineered Economic/Societal Collapse and Alien Invasions …. It ain’t a coincidence!

    The Saga of the Biden Docudrama Continues


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  20. That’s fascinating, Jack. Thanks, I must look up Eric Hoffer.

    And what Charlie says about Switzerland is true (“almost everyone in Switzerland is armed and it is a very polite society”) and I can attest that, as I’ve walked there. Secondly, of course, the leftists wouldn’t want to upset it too much, as it’s where they have their filthy lucre (or a substantial part of it) stored. One needs stability for these essential things, after all, and a retreat from all those tiresome little people – whom one just loves in socialist hugginess, of course, but whom one wouldn’t want at one’s party where all the nice people go. I mean, really, darling…

    On a more serious note, Switzerland is probably the oldest example of an actually functioning federal government, and they take that very seriously. Their international recognition symbol for cars etc. is “C.H.” – “Confederatio Helvetica”, the Swiss Confederation. That actually still means something.

    I must go back – the pilgrimage route over the Alps via the St. Bernard Pass (they still breed the dogs there, you can visit) is actually easy enough, and so beautiful.

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  21. PS:

    Something Simply Smells about this Memphis (Atlanta) Deal.
    I have no doubt that the Cops are in the wrong and the only “good” news is that no White cops were involved in a mostly Black MPD. Sooo… it’s a mostly a We Hate Cops Event.
    I listen to a Memphis AM Station…. had to get a Long Range Radio.
    Anyway!! It is the Run-Up that bothers me.
    They have been stirring up The Usual Suspects all week with Cops are Bad & “Video Soon to Be Released”.
    It will be released this PM (Friday). Why Friday?
    The “Media” is touting this like a run-up to a Grand Broadway Opening… Why?
    Why Friday PM just in time for “PrimeTime” Urban Rioting/Looting Weekend?
    Why the week long run-up?
    As a cynical Ol’ history major and news watcher, I believe we are seeing a Planned Op to create Urban Chaos with plenty of time for The National Democrat Militia (BLM/ANTIFA) to position themselves and organize/incite the Local Chapters for mayhem and Usual Suspects for an early Christmas “Shopping” Spree!

    If Ya live in/near an Urban Area ….stay outta the Hot Zones …. and close in Suburb dwellers …Stay Alert and keep the Kids home!!

    PRAY for Cold & Wet Weekend!!


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  22. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-) PM

    Evil Personified!

    No doubt with the blessings of DC Swamp ;-(
    ….. Speaking of DC UniParty Swamp ;-(:
    ………. We simply don’t know how many Illegal Aliens are among US but 30 MILLION is probably a very conservative number!….. and Our Homeland “Security” is releasing KNOWN CRIMINALS. These are the stupid criminals …. so how many smart Criminals, Spies & Terrorists have “Slipped-In”?
    Five % of 30 MILLION is 1,500,000 BAD GUYS!


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  23. Indeed, Beckita. And serious views on the true meaning of subsidiarity. Which they are prepared to defend. It’s is what the founding fathers of European unity meant (and they were Catholics). Not the shambolic quasi-autocracy we currently have. Believe me – we don’t realise the depth of what we’ve willingly surrendered ourselves to. These people are truly dangerous.

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  24. More wisdom from Jesus to Luisa January 5, 1907 – Vol. 7

    …”while true and solid sanctity consists of receiving

    anything which may happen to her

    or which she may be doing,

    be iteven the most indifferent thing,

    as a specialty of divine love,

    just as it would be if

    she found a food enjoyable or disgusting.

    A specialty of love in the enjoyment,

    thinking that it is Jesus that produces

    that enjoyment in the food,

    and that He loves her to

    the point of giving her pleasure even in material things.

    A specialty of love in the disgust, thinking that

    He loves her so much as to produce that disgust

    for her in order to make her similar to Himself

    in mortification, giving her, Himself,

    a little coin that she can offer to Him.

    A specialty of divine love if she is humiliated,

    if she is exalted, if she is healthy,

    if she is infirm, if she is poor or rich.

    A specialty of love

    her breathing, her sight, her speech –

    everything, everything; and just as

    she must receive everything – everything

    as a specialty of divine love,

    she must give everything back to God

    as a special love of hers. . “

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  25. A heartening story…

    It brings to mind a Peter Kreeft quote:
    “I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers to God make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those effects down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.”

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  26. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    THEY can’t debate THEIR beliefs so THEY Scream & Slander…. & WORSE!

    Yup!! ….. Gretch de Wretch be runnin’ for Antichristette ;-(

    Ya think things are bad now? Just wait till the $$ loses it’s Reserve Currency Status!

    Yep ;-(

    ….. USA Democrats think same thing!
    Since when do Democrats care about the USA Military, it’s readiness or the health/well-being of The Troops!? … Ya got to be Old, like me, to remember those days! ;-(


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  27. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    RIP Comrades in Faith. Pray for US!

    THEY are using “Loopholes” in any # of other “situations” to destroy USA!



  28. Thanks Charlie. Well done as usual.

    Was wondering about a few things…

    1. Is menses on the world stage?
    2. How close are we to the shore so we don’t panic and drown.
    3. When is the comet going to hit?

    Haha on #3


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