World Gone By

By Charlie Johnston

Amarillo, Texas – Sorry I have been slow at posting. After over six months on the road I have been running on fumes. Between meetings and events I have had to shepherd my strength to be solid for the meetings and events. I get home this weekend for a desperately needed deep rest – and to conceptualize some major projects, both for CORAC and independently. I was intending to put up a repeat post today as something of a placeholder until I got home. But events dictated otherwise. Instead, you get the following…

So newly-elected Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has gone ahead and indicted President Donald Trump. What is really bizarre is the supposed crime Trump is accused of. Trump is being accused of listing a $130,000 payout for a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) as a ‘legal’ rather than ‘campaign’ expense. I am not making this up. That is the accusation from a Soros DA who releases violent criminals at such a rate that violent crime has been spiking ever higher ever since he was elected. But the city will be protected from desperado accountants and their clients, I suppose.

For two weeks it was anyone’s guess whether Bragg would actually do it. Some said this has been such a humiliation that he would try to slink quietly away. But when have you seen a rabid Dem exercise any prudence or restraint this last decade and a half, even when the obvious outcome will be to immolate themselves?

The media and leftist officials were tingling with excitement at the outset, certain that this news would bring massive protests out so they could do J6 all over again. Shoot, they almost certainly had the Antifa and FBI infiltrators all dressed and ready to go to provoke things. Alas for the left, conservatives didn’t take the bait. I was a bit irritated at all the commentators who told people not to protest. After all, if we unilaterally abdicate our right to protest while Antifa and BLM can continue to merrily go committing arson and mayhem, hasn’t the left already won? Then again, the left encourages their paramilitary brownshirts to commit mayhem and releases them almost as quickly as any are arrested. Meantime, we can’t be safe even if we are as polite as attendants at an English tea – because those same malicious leftists who excuse any mayhem coming from their allies also have shills lined up to infiltrate our events and provoke crisis whatever we do. We get arrested, the shills get turned loose to instigate another day. As irritating as it is to me, the commentators’ advice is largely sound.

The left is interpreting the lack of large-scale protests as a sign that we are in retreat. Though I doubt Trump will be convicted of anything from this dumpster fire of an indictment, it HAS changed things dramatically. Activists have convinced the largest new portion of ordinary people yet that the left cannot be bargained or reasoned with; that they will never stop assaulting ordinary people with malignant viciousness until they ARE stopped.

The 17th Century English poet, John Dryden, warned aggressors and tyrants to, “beware the fury of a patient man.” The patient man approaches an offense by seeking to reason, to negotiate, to compromise. When he reaches the moment when he knows none of this will avail, he is filled with a fury that explodes into action – and then the tyrants are felled. The best that aggressors can hope for after this metastatic moment is that the patient man dismisses them as irrelevancies.

The justice system is no longer – folded, spindled and mutilated into a means of targeting dissenters from the regime. The medical system is fallen, doing at least as much damage to people’s health as good. Education is in the tank, providing the means of enabling misery of all sorts – not the least of which is advocating for the sexualization and mutilation of young children. Those the left can’t get with abortion they’ll get with ‘gender-affirming care.’ Public officials, from the lowest village board member up to the chief executive, believe they have a license to rule rather than a duty to serve. Oppose any of this insanity and you are styled as a bigot, racist, or domestic terrorist. Commit actual violence advocating for any of this and you are a ‘social justice warrior.’

In Nashville on Monday, a woman celebrated the much vaunted Transgender Day of Vengeance early by murdering six people, including three children, at a Christian school. The woman was pretending to be a man and, apparently, was enraged that people around her weren’t all willing to pretend along with her. Now trans activists have stormed the capitols of Tennessee and Kentucky, threatening legislators who refused to allow them to continue to groom and mutilate children. And the establishment media trumpets that the trans community is under attack. No, you idiots, they are the attackers. The Nazis, after murdering groups of Jews or Gypsies or whoever the enemy of the day was, often said that the murdered had been attacking them. Like their emotional leftist heirs in America, committed Nazis considered anything other than abject fealty to be an “attack.”

There will be dire consequences to all this. The best chance to avoid civil war now is for the free states to vigorously adopt nullification statutes, declaring themselves “Constitutional Sanctuary States.” They must refuse to accept counter-Constitutional edicts from the federal government and bar federal law enforcement and regulatory bureaucrats from operating in their states. I have heard some suggesting that red states should start criminally indicting Democrats in their states. While delicious, I suspect that enhances, rather than reduces, the threat of open and violent civil war. Truth be told, I don’t think even the reddest of states will produce the resolve to take their power back from a federal beast grown feral. What I expect is a summer of growing violence, greater even than in the 60’s, followed by open civil war. The rest of the world is, of course, watching and will take advantage of it all to mount their own depredations without fear of us. On Dec. 14, 2020, just a few days after the Supreme Court refused to investigate the massive irregularities in the 2020 election, I wrote what I considered to be the obituary for America. I am not happy about it, but I was absolutely right then about what the consequences of this steal and ascendant leftism would be. Please read it again almost two and a half years later.

People often ask me what I think the flash point triggering collapse will be. With the winds of war sweeping across the globe like a hurricane, more division in America than there was in the run-up to the first Civil War, our currency more degraded each day and China making a determined effort to tank it and take over as the world’s default currency, I have always answered that it doesn’t matter. We have become like a football field with mines laid every square foot: once one of them goes up, all of them will. But I am coming to think the latest Oscar-winning movie was prophetic in its title, if nothing else: “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.”

I appeal to you, if you have not yet joined CORAC, do so now. There are many organizations trying futilely to fight back under old rules. We fight, but our focus has been on building the new society right now even as the old society is visibly collapsing around us. We are not looking for people who are just eager to listen to someone turn a pretty phrase (though I have been known to turn one now and again), but people who are ready to work together, to put their shoulders to the plow. We want people who are not just mesmerized by the fall of the city of man, but are committed to working together now to build anew the City of God. There is no fee to join – except for the sweat equity you are willing to provide.

After being very ugly, indeed, for well over a decade, things are about to get a LOT uglier. Some posit that this is the beginning of the end of all things. I have said from the beginning that these are the birthing pangs of God renewing the faith and face of the earth. You can take that to the bank (well, you’ll actually need a safer repository than that during these times). God has work for each and every one of you if you will accept it. You are the crew He wants to rebuild the City of God and become heralds of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. Join us now. Don’t just curse the growing darkness. Carry the light of Christ far and wide throughout the world, so that all who encounter you will find new hope, new joy and new resolve in working together under God. Do it now and your grandchildren, on down to the tenth generation, will call you blessed.

I miss the America I grew up in, a place where liberty and justice for all was a sacred commitment, not just weasel words to justify a power grab. But we must make the world anew. For that America, whatever nostalgic affection we have for it, is part of a world gone by.

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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73 thoughts on “World Gone By

  1. Praying you deeply enter into a well-deserved rest, Charlie, that refreshes and renews your vigor.

    It IS frustrating trying to hit a balance between rising up and holding back. Ready for God to turn the global reset on its head, that what the enemy means for harmful evil, GOD uses for good. Praying anew that we open ourselves to receive what He IS doing, the better to partner with Him and co-create the world gone by… because, knowing Him, He DOES have something better.

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  2. In a life-is-stranger-than-fiction sense, what a comical name that DA has.

    God bless you, Charlie!

    I have a new hobby, when I’m out and about I carefully watch those squirrels who love what they do, are really good at what they do and are immersed and determined in it. I think to myself: “Ah, a possible ally.”

    I doubt many of these are even aware they are squirrels, as we are in deep blue enemy territory. I also see this determination in young adults who are more aware. It is like the hints of Spring. It gives me hope.

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  3. Yes, Beckita, Steve and I were agreeing this morning (before we saw this) that “God writes straight with crooked lines.”
    We are continuing to pray and to listen carefully. Our intrepid little group is praying and discerning our next right step. We will not know what God wants of us until He asks ~ enlightens us!
    Charlie, continuing to pray for your safe travels and for the safety and well-being of us all. Rest!
    Asking the angels and saints to intercede for us.
    God bless us, every one ~ katey in OR ✝️🙏🏽💜

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  4. Praying for a good rest for you, Charlie!

    You have said that God will surprise us, so I take each “next right step” with no expectations except to do what’s in front of me. Trusting God is not always easy, but it is the only way forward in these crazy times. 😔

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  5. Charlie speaks truth to power: … “No, you idiots,”…
    We love you Charlie.
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

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      1. We’re ok, but now praying for those who had damage, and it looks widespread albeit, hit and miss, around the midwest.

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        1. Thank you, Maggie! I’m so glad they’re okay. I continue to pray for all those suffering from weather-related issues. Nature has certainly shown just how far from God our world is. 🥺

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  6. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉 PM

    Yep!! Nobody is above the Law!! … Oh!! … Unless Ye be a member of the Clinton or Biden Crime Families, Blue State Congressional Delegations/Officialdom, BLM, ANTIFA, 30 odd million ILLEGAL Aliens and the 5-10% of those that be Rapists, Murderers, Thieves, Drug/Human Traffickers, Agents of Iran, China, Russia……………

    Not to Worry! … It could NEVER happen in the USA! …. Right!!??? …. Hello!!!!!


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  7. Looks like secession by red states and forming a separate federacy is the best way to go. Let the disordered blue states sink in their social, mental and spiritual disorder if that’s what they embrace.

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    1. PAWEL ~Oh, if only it were so easy, but there is no line…many of us live in so-called blue states with family & friends. Please don’t leave us out, but pray for us, please.
      Prayers for all here ~
      Katey in Oregon ✝️🙏🏽💜

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      1. Yes, please pray for us!
        I live in Massachusetts. There are many faithful people here…..but we desperately need prayers for we live in a challenging state.
        Also, I kindly request prayers for my elderly parents. My Mom is currently recovering from covid. My Dad has some serious health issues. We are praying that he doesn’t get covid. I am their primary caretaker, and hoping that I can remain healthy.
        All prayers are much appreciated!
        Thank you!
        Jesus, I Trust in You!


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    I’m gonna Feast & Binge on Easter …. then back to “asceticism” till I can fit in my Skinny Clothes that haven’t seen the light of day in many Moons 😉 … ;-(


    The Inconvenient Gun Deaths . (THEY don’t care about Crime or The Children)

    The USA, thanks to it’s feckless Domestic, Foreign & Fiscal Policies, is about to see the $$ NO longer a Reserve Currency …… then The Deluge …..!! ;-(


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  9. “Activists have convinced the largest new portion of ordinary people yet that the left cannot be bargained or reasoned with; that they will never stop assaulting ordinary people with malignant viciousness until they ARE stopped.” (CJ).
    Back when gay marriage was about to be put on the books I read an article about the “slippery slope” this break would cause in society. The author described, in similar fashion to what Pope Paul VI prophecied would happen if birth control were enacted, that this would lead to more and more devastating actions down the road.
    We are now there on both accounts.
    The logic was once society caved to immoral acts this would only embolden these people to seek more and more rules to quench their self-induced fire.
    Since man has a moral compass- the Ten Commandments written on our hearts, no one can escape this fire who retreats from its truth. So those that try can only exhaust themselves in an ever seeking desire to rid the world of Truth.
    And since the fullness of this truth is contained in the Catholic church, this is their main target. They can never rid themselves of the guilty feelings they possess but they think if they can remove the source which they believe is physical and not metaphysical they will end this suffering. But no matter how much they succeed in getting their way, it is/never will be enough to satisfy. Thus the mental illness, the suicides, the killings and now on the precipice……the war.

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  10. Charlie, you must be running on premium, hi-octane ‘fumes’ the way you persevere with your health issues. May your rest be rejuvenating.

    An interesting excerpt from a recent WSJ letter to the editor,
    “I spent 12 years as a history teacher in a Catholic high school in northern New Jersey. When, in my curriculum, I got to the Russian Revolution, I would ask my students, “Who is the greatest mass murderer in history?” Twenty-five voices would answer in unison: “Hitler!” Then I would say “Hitler? Haven’t you ever heard of Stalin? He murdered 20 million of his own people. And Mao in China was an even much greater killer.” This came as a shock to the students.

    I would teach them about Joseph Stalin, and invariably one student would ask, “How come we never heard of him?” I would answer that they had heard of Hitler but not Stalin because those who determined their curriculum wished to associate mass murder with Nazis but not with Communists. Why? Many educators were ideologically sympathetic to Marxism, and the history of mass murder by Communists was an embarrassment to them.” (J.K. from NJ)

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  11. I came across one of my favorite passages of St. Louis de Montfert which is mightily heartening, particularly, in light of how our young people have been in the crosshairs of the enemy’s ugliness which emits a rank stench, through and through, in the perversion of the LGBQITA+ mess. It brought to mind the ongoing revival, which began at Asbury University, and continues to be welcomed in places such as Holy Cross Catholic Church in the Bronx. (Take a look at the parish Home page to discover what they have been doing in this Lenten Season.) What St. Louis describes in this passage concerning what he calls these “latter times” surely seems to apply to what we’re going through and makes good sense to me in light of what St. Paul says in Romans: Where sin abound, grace abounds the more.

    God’s Light DOES shine in this darkness. In the current revival, I see Aslan’s own Holy Spirit on the move, reaching out to young people as one front in the process of the Rescue by Our Lady.

    What St. Louis describes is as much for our young people who are answering God’s call as it is for us golden oldies who have been praying, hoping and believing for many years now what Our Lady, THE prophetess of our times, has been conveying… She, in her own words, has highlighted the same message Charlie carried on his pilgrimage across the country and continues to express in his writing and speaking: God has a Plan and we are invited to make our stand with Him by TNRSing and doing the little each of us can wherever we may live.

    Praying for our younger folks to find a home at ASOH and in CORAC.

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  12. I apologize for the length, yet, it’s too good to miss and I cannot find a source where I can link to this as a stand alone excerpt:

    From St. Louis de Montfort’s: True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin:

    55. Finally, God in these times wishes his Blessed Mother to be more known, loved and honoured than she has ever been. This will certainly come about if the elect, by the grace and light of the Holy Spirit, adopt the interior and perfect practice of the devotion which I shall later unfold. Then they will clearly see that beautiful Star of the Sea, as much as faith allows. Under her guidance they will perceive the splendours of this Queen and will consecrate themselves entirely to her service as subjects and slaves of love. They will experience her motherly kindness and affection for her children. They will love her tenderly and will appreciate how full of compassion she is and how much they stand in need of her help. In all circumstances they will have recourse to her as their advocate and mediatrix with Jesus Christ. They will see clearly that she is the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus and will surrender themselves to her, body and soul, without reserve in order to belong entirely to Jesus.

    56. But what will they be like, these servants, these slaves, these children of Mary?

    They will be ministers of the Lord who, like a flaming fire, will enkindle everywhere the fires of divine love. They will become, in Mary’s powerful hands, like sharp arrows, with which she will transfix her enemies.
    They will be as the children of Levi, thoroughly purified by the fire of great tribulations and closely joined to God. They will carry the gold of love in their heart, the frankincense of prayer in their mind and the myrrh of mortification in their body. They will bring to the poor and lowly everywhere the sweet fragrance of Jesus, but they will bring the odour of death to the great, the rich and the proud of this world.

    57. They will be like thunder-clouds flying through the air at the slightest breath of the Holy Spirit. Attached to nothing, surprised at nothing, troubled at nothing, they will shower down the rain of God’s word and of eternal life. They will thunder against sin, they will storm against the world, they will strike down the devil and his followers and for life and for death, they will pierce through and through with the two-edged sword of God’s word all those against whom they are sent by Almighty God.

    58. They will be true apostles of the latter times to whom the Lord of Hosts will give eloquence and strength to work wonders and carry off glorious spoils from his enemies. They will sleep without gold or silver and, more important still, without concern in the midst of other priests, ecclesiastics and clerics. Yet they will have the silver wings of the dove enabling them to go wherever the Holy Spirit calls them, filled as they are with the resolve to seek the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Wherever they preach, they will leave behind them nothing but the gold of love, which is the fulfillment of the whole law.

    59. Lastly, we know they will be true disciples of Jesus Christ, imitating his poverty, his humility, his contempt of the world and his love. They will point out the narrow way to God in pure truth according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world. Their hearts will not be troubled, nor will they show favour to anyone; they will not spare or heed or fear any man, however powerful he may be. They will have the two-edged sword of the word of God in their mouths and the blood-stained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, and the holy names of Jesus and Mary on their heart. The simplicity and self-sacrifice of Jesus will be reflected in their whole behaviour.

    Such are the great men who are to come. By the will of God Mary is to prepare them to extend his rule over the impious and unbelievers. But when and how will this come about? Only God knows. For our part we must yearn and wait for it in silence and in prayer: “I have waited and waited.”

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  13. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! Happy Palm Sunday 🙂


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  14. This caught my eye: “I was a bit irritated at all the commentators who told people not to protest. After all, if we unilaterally abdicate our right to protest while Antifa and BLM can continue to merrily go committing arson and mayhem, hasn’t the left already won?”
    I thought the same thing when I first heard it.

    But, alas: “As irritating as it is to me, the commentators’ advice is largely sound.”
    Also unfortunately true.

    Pray, keep moving forward, and don’t fear. God is on our side.

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  15. Yea Shooter,
    Charlie always warns us of not using the enemies tactics. This is a prime example of falling prey to this especially when they infiltrate and redirect the event just to destroy us.
    But like one blogger said, eventually the simple quiet men have had enough and then it’s game over!
    Hold on until you see the white of their eyes!
    And of course…Jesus, I Trust in You!

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  16. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …. 🙂

    In Your Face!

    I agree with Mak on most things but NOT his take on Ukraine!

    Not Far Fetched …. ;-(

    I DO NOT believe ANYTHING from the likes of ABCNNBCBS-NYT/WashPo/PBS or Stats from ANY Feral Gubermint Agency ’cause THEY are ALL CORRUPT and adore at the altar of godless Global Re-Set and FringeLeft Ideology!


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  17. Hi all, Looking for suggestions here:

    My friends have seen on Facebook that there is a “trans rights” rally being organized in the park across the street from a parish near me on Divine Mercy Sunday to “interact with the parishioners”. Not sure what our response should be.

    The whole “to protest/not protest/counter-protest” dilemma… I am supposed to be at a retreat at another parish. I don’t think being out there will change anyone’s minds. But not sure what the response should be – if any…

    Any thoughts?

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    1. Joe, on my daily news trapline of non-MSM citizen journalists and commenters, some think that “trans rights” protesters are basically Antifa or BLM 2.0 ~ not organic groups but funded, centrally organized groups released to foment unrest and to bait ordinary citizens. It’s hard to know what is true or not in this case. However, I think that your parish’s approach could be to NOT ENGAGE but to pray the Rosary peacefully outside of your church, on your church’s property. Very important: Do not take the bait. Do not engage.

      Blessings, friend ~
      Sister Bear

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      1. Thanks, relatively unscathed, but praying for those killed overnite in MO tornado.

        On a side note, my daughter browses reddit to see different cultural vibes, and she’s surprised at one of the abortion groups that mention their remorse and @2/3 express guilt over their abortions, (one wished she recorded the heartbeat). The kicker is that if anybody tries to post about adoption, they are banned. I was wondering if there’s another group along with Rachael’s Vineyards that she could try posting (if it gets past moderator).

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  18. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …. 🙂

    They didn’t mention the 6th and worst Danger!
    The dangerous godless WOKE, Rainbow, DEI, “Progressive” Culture of Death that has permeated all aspects of USA Society, Church & State! ;-(
    My late friend, Bruno Hess, who I met @ Rotary Club, was a good Protestant Boy from Switzerland who every year before Easter would e-mail me that This Easter was going to be The Big One! I’m praying that Easter 23 will be Bruno’s Big One 😉

    I hope the NYPD gives Prez Trump a Standing Ovation Today!
    “Great” … An Obamamite spreading the Contagion to Italy … SIGNS!
    …… More SIGNS! … ;-(
    …… Have Ya heard about the THEY “Elites” plans for 15 Minute Cities?
    Ya can bet that THEY are more than happy to see the demise of small town banks and hospitals!
    THEY want to force everyone into Urban Nirvanas … like Chicago, DC, NYC,….


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  19. I hope this is not off topic, but I think many folks here might be interested in the following, so I just want to pass the word on to you.

    Dr. Edmund Mazza, a Catholic professor of history, is going to be doing a 4-session online mini-course on “Russia: War & Peace (& Fatima)”:

    Four Sunday evenings, at 6:00 Pacific time, 8:00 Central time. Anyone enrolled has the option of watching the video later if they’re unable to catch the livestream.

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    1. Creative, after reading some of what Dr. Mazza has written and released on the internet, such as his article entitled, The Consecration of Russia was Invalid,” published on 4-5-22, I clear your link along with a powerful passage which Charlie wrote nearly nine years ago. While Dr. Mazza may well be a fine Church historian (I don’t know this for certain as this is the first I’ve heard of him.), I take pause at his interpretation of prophecy, because even a very learned person in his/her particular realm of study and knowledge can misinterpret prophetic words as s/he speculates on the meaning of particular prophetic words.

      Critics of the Consecration of Russia say that, originally, in 1917, Our Lady said to consecrate Russia particularly by name, but that what St. John Paul did was consecrate the world, including Russia, to her Immaculate Heart. They are right. Sr. Lucia said – and St. John Paul – said that the consecration was accepted in heaven. I believe they are right.

      God does not change – but we do. We go running off into ditches, up blind alleys, tripping all over ourselves constantly. Never underestimate the mercy and determination of God to bring us safely home, despite our constant misadventures. Imagine for a moment that your family was going from Chicago to New Orleans in two different cars. Mom and Dad went first and gave your oldest brother firm instructions to take I-55 straight down to New Orleans to meet them there a few days hence. But your oldest brother had a girlfriend he wanted to meet up with in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mom and Dad still want you to get to New Orleans in good time. But because of your brother’s screw-up, the quickest way now is straight down I-59. It would be a bit absurd for you to harp on going back to Chicago to take I-55, because the circumstances have changed since the original instructions were given. It would have been best for your brother to follow those instructions, but to do so now precisely would create more problems than it would solve. And the fundamental issue is that Mom and Dad want you to get to your destination as quickly and safely as possible.

      Had the Church acted in the mid to late 1920s, it could have made a clean consecration of Russia. But then, because of Russia’s persecution of Christians, the Vatican began to make diplomatic agreements to ameliorate the level of that persecution. By the 1980s, when St. John Paul made the consecration, the Church was far along in diplomacy with the Orthodox Churches, hoping to eventually re-unify the two wings. The consecration should have been done as asked early on. But once that window was passed, it would not have pleased God for St. John Paul to do the consecration in a way that would violate a solemn agreement that had defended Christians – or to blow up the diplomacy that was bearing fruit among the Orthodox. God – Dad – knew that we had detoured to Chattanooga. He was not happy about it. But He still wanted us to get to the destination as best and safely as we could.

      God adjusts His demands, to our benefit, when we mess things up – and when we actually do things right. In these times, God is calling us to stand our post…to do our part faithfully and with fortitude, not to carefully diagnose the splinters in each others’ eyes.

      We waited too late for the Consecration of Russia. But God accepted what could be done honorably when we finally got serious about it. Today it looks like a soupy mess – but there have been many benefits and blessings from the 1984 Consecration.

      Now that everyone is being called to their stations, it is not the Church which is being called to account for its failure to act in the first half of the last century. It is those of us who want to play Bishop or Pope rather than stand our position who are unwittingly revealing the vanity of our hearts. Take whatever position you want. But you had best act with fear and trembling as you confidently insist that one of the greatest saints and greatest intellects of the last century got it completely wrong and that the seer who delivered the message in the first place got it completely wrong with him. If, after considering the matter you still insist, you had surely better make sure you are standing your position faithfully. For it is not the Church that stands to be judged on this matter now; it has corrected its mistake. It is you who stands to be judged.

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      1. I appreciate your repost, Beckita. While the Church is suffering under a heavy cross, accosted even by her own Shepherds, it makes no sense to go over the same tortured ground again. Her unity assaulted, the Church is suffocating with the dark smoke of the satan. She needs a strong wind of the Holy Spirit to clear the air of the present darkness. It doesn’t happen if we turn back to lament, “coulda, shoulda, woulda. ”
        In the last two months, two adults have approached me about conversion or baptism in our holy faith. What kind of steward would I be if I told them, “don’t bother.” When we are a sign of hope, sometimes it causes other to acknowledge God and take the next right steps. Let’s ask our good Father to help us to let our light shine bright in the growing darkness. Peace and Holy Week blessings to all.

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      2. Excellent, Beckita! We must constantly be asking the help of our Guardian Angels….and continually be asking for the gift of discernment.

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        1. Amen, Kati!! Sonja Corbitt has been presenting an excellent series on the Angels. May every heavenly choir accompany us, even as we accompany them with our little offerings and prayers as we can.

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  20. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …. 🙂

    HEADLINES- It ain’t gettin’ better soon! ;-(
    “Radical Left-Winger Brandon Johnson Wins Race for Chicago Mayor”
    “Left-Wing Janet Protasiewicz Projected Winner of Wisconsin Supreme Court Race”
    “Americans Continue To Flee Crime-Ridden Blue Cities For The Burbs And Red States”


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  21. Our daughter in KY, far west corner, is also in a tornado watch, for the second time. She knows the family is praying hard! She woke up in the middle of the night during the last storm and prayed; said it was “scary”. Wow, so many needs in all our families.
    That reminds me of the “Purple Scapular” which has amazing promises, and is sent out by the Mary Foundation. I just ordered extras for the kids and their homes. Seems like the ideal time for it!

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  22. Well, we voted for a new justice for our Supreme Court in Wisconsin yesterday. Unfortunately the pro-abortion candidate won. One of our broken-hearted voters commented: “It is being reported as the MOST expensive election in history for the “winning” team. Imagine knowing you spent more than anyone else…ever…for the “right” to rip apart babies. King Herod’s thirst for murdering is far from quenched. It simply has new players with different names.” Looking at the county-by-county votes….most of the counties voted for the pro-life candidate…but not the big cities. Lord have mercy.

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    It is read by Fr. Iannuzzi.
    It is almost 4 mnutes over the limit, but after listening to it, you will agree it is very sacred and holy. A Happy Holy Thursday gift to all.

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  24. Charlie or beckita my son told me today that next year today the eclipse is coming back and it goes right over our house in Norwalk Ohio😂. Can you refresh my memory with the piece Charlie wrote about the last eclipse that went though USA April 8 2017??? If my memory serves me correctly it had a lot to do with Our Lady clothed with the sun?!?!?!

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  25. Here is a profound meditation on the crucifixion.
    To pull it up on youtube, search 24 hours of the passion-19th
    or if this is possible to go beyond the limit, here is the link:

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  26. The “show more” under the youtube video regarding the 24 hours of the Passion says this:
    Luisa Piccarreta
    “The Little Daughter of the Divine Will”
    “…The satisfaction that blessed Jesus receives from the meditation of these Hours is so great, that He would want at least one copy of these meditations to be present and practiced in each city or town. In fact, it would happen, then, as if Jesus heard His own voice and His prayers being reproduced in those reparations, just as the ones He raised to His Father during the 24 hours of His sorrowful Passion. And if this were done in each town or city at least, by as many souls, Jesus seems to make me understand that Divine Justice would be placated in part, and in these sad times of torments and bloodshed, Its scourges would be stopped, in part, and as though dampened. I let you, reverend Father, make appeal to all; may you complete, in this way, the little work that my lovable Jesus had me do…”
    (from a letter of Luisa to her extraordinary Confessor, Saint Annibale M. di Francia)


  27. JESUS = GOOD NEWS & Thank YOU for Good Friday! … 🙂

    Reasons Jesus’ Trial Was Illegal Part 1/2


    I remember when the U of AR would, at Christmas Time, light up the the two tall Dorms overlooking Razorback Stadium in the below fashion … Gone With The Wind ;-(



    1. Re the days of yore , our small public school would not hold classes on Good Friday nor Easter Monday; (and hubby would get G.F. off as paid holiday). Interestingly, a glimmer remains: our local meteorologist still says ‘Good Friday’ in his forecast.


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