By Charlie Johnston With all of the dust and smoke being stirred up by Texas Right to Life’s (TRTL) involvement in getting the state’s heartbeat bill passed and then helping enforce it, I have never been prouder of my affiliation with this magnificent group; the biggest, best and most effective pro-life group in the world! […]Read More A Coalition of the Willing
By Charlie Johnston Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, As though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, That you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12, 13 For the first […]Read More The Fiery Trial Commences
By Charlie Johnston I have been working on a meaty piece. It’s not quite soup yet, though, so I figured I would review a few basic issues before getting it out. I have always figured that before walking into obvious decisive moments, it is good to review fundamentals. And we are heading straight into an […]Read More Infallibility, The Magnificat, Revelation 12, and Mysticism
By Charlie Johnston The pressure is mounting anew to force people to get the Covid jab to keep their jobs, get surgical procedures, or do normal communal things. This is un-American, of course, but the left hates America, anyway, so to them, that is a feature, not a flaw. I have said since last November […]Read More Rocking the Boogie-Woogie Flu (Updated)
By Charlie Johnston Today, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pope Francis has dramatically restricted celebration of the Latin Mass. So, now it is right and proper to have an offering to a pagan goddess on the altar of Christ (Pachamama) but the celebration of the venerable form of Mass promulgated […]Read More Inviting Fire From Heaven
By Charlie Johnston After all the hubbub from my last column, I was delighted to see a marvelous meditation by Fr. James Altman posted on the U.S. Grace Force website yesterday. It is insightful, it is bold, it is courageous, and it is charitable. This is the Fr. Altman who gave me heart for the […]Read More A Gentle Ray of Grace
By Charlie Johnston All three of my key Priests who guided me are Priests of Opus Dei. Such Priests, since its inception, have taken great pride in their fidelity to the Magisterium and their loyalty to the Holy Father. In the late 90’s and just after the turn of the millennium, I told my Priests […]Read More Can the Center Hold?
By Charlie Johnston As regular readers know, I am adamant that this is NOT the end. Rather, it is a renewal that feels in some ways like the end. Thus, I maintain that there is no Antichrist just around the corner – and also that we should not hunker down so much as we should […]Read More The Source of Authority
By Charlie Johnston In the weeks before Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow, the aristocratic and military grandees of Russia both shined and stank like the proverbial rotten mackerel in the moonlight. Ambitious young grandees and lieutenants schemed against their superiors (and betters) hoping to usurp their authority by sliming them. Self-absorbed, arrogant little snots either did […]Read More Lazarus, Come Forth!
By Charlie Johnston I drove from west central Illinois today up to the Chicago area. It was pleasantly nostalgic to be driving roads I had driven hundreds of times before. I passed by places where we had had picnics and gatherings in my political days – and a memorable debate site. Passed through Galesburg, where […]Read More Letter to a Friend