Feed My Lambs

By Charlie Johnston During the Q & A session of a presentation I was giving in the spring of 2016, someone in the southwestern crowd rose to say that she thought Donald Trump was God’s plan for America. I was not a Never Trumper, but at the time I was decidedly skeptical about the Donald. […]

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Corona Madness

(I have posted less these last few weeks than normal. When confronted with major new phenomena, I like to examine and ponder minutely. It is perhaps a bit of vanity that I want what I write to hold up over time, so knowing that I will get some things wrong, I try hard to get […]

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Just a Couple of Things…

By Charlie Johnston Over a decade ago I was running two Congressional campaigns at opposite ends of the state. I would bounce back and forth. On a Monday morning when I was opening a weekly meeting at the western one, I was furious at some things that had been bobbled over the weekend – several […]

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The Devil Went Down to Texas

Below, in its entirety, is an interview of Texas Right to Life (TRTL) President Jim Graham conducted by Church Militant. The article, by Christine Niles, contains additional material concerning Ft. Worth Bishop Michael Olson, who has been the leader in getting the Texas Bishops to support the state’s forced euthanasia law (Texas Advance Directives Act […]

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After God’s Own Heart

By Charlie Johnston Dennis Prager observed a few years back that leftists destroy everything they touch, adding that they are not liberals; they are totalitarians. After destroying their target, they offer nothing to replace the function it had. The fiasco with the Iowa caucuses is yet more evidence of that observation. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz […]

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An Encrustation of Barnacles

By Charlie Johnston I believe that Pope Francis is the legitimately elected Pope. In fact, I will go further than that and say I HOPE he is the legitimately elected Pope. The great controversies in the history of the Church have been the fertile ground in which authentic doctrinal development and refinement has been accomplished. […]

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The Season Begins

By Charlie Johnston “Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this son of York” -Richard III, William Shakespeare This Advent Season is pregnant both with expectation of the birth of Christ and with the fearful expectation of great dysfunctions to come. In almost every major area, we have had greater and […]

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Les Jeux Sont Faits

By Charlie Johnston The title to this piece is a shout-out to our French readers. It means the same thing as the English idiom, “The die is cast,” though I think the literal translation of the French provides a more vivid and clear picture than the English idiom. Literally, the French idiom says “The bets […]

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L’Chaim, To Life!

By Charlie Johnston Orangevale, California – When I was in my 20’s, while visiting family in Alabama, I spent an afternoon with a distant cousin (almost every time I am there, I discover relatives I have never previously heard of). He had one of the weirdest things I have ever seen: a glass gallon jar […]

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