Cherishing the Light of Rescue

Passages from the piece “I Proclaim the Rescue” – first published on April 1, 2016 By Charlie Johnston (Here’s the third in the triad of pieces which I find heartening as well as helpful for refocusing amidst chaos. Charlie’s writing amazes me in how it penetrates the heart and mind even more today than when […]

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Let Freedom Ring

A True Story shared by Beckita (As we’re revving up to take a stand for our freedoms while providing Godly stability on the streets and in public places in America, I was absolutely delighted to hear, from a dear friend, about a real life account of just such action, although, I’ve used fictitious names for […]

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Praying in Solidarity

Yesterday evening I received an email from one of my spiritual mothers: Stella Davis. She asked for prayer support as tomorrow morning, Wednesday June 3rd, she, accompanied by some of the women from her apostolate, Christian Women in Action, will be on a mission of deliverance while Stella leads the prayers for cleansing our Nation’s […]

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The American Spirit Bubbles Up

By Charlie Johnston A colleague reported this delightful story to me: A small town. The Mayor (who is a medical professional) decides that continued lockdown orders are unconstitutional, given what we now know about the Coronavirus and its actual dangers. The Mayor decides the citizens of the town are responsible and smart enough to take […]

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Lockdown Ruminations

By Charlie Johnston Sometimes I am glad people know so little about history. Quite frankly, it is horrifying – mostly an unending tale of brutality, cruelty and strife. Thomas Hobbes was just being frank when he said, in his Leviathan, that life is “nasty, brutish and short.” At other times, it pains me, for if people knew […]

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With Charity for All…

By Charlie Johnston Decades ago, when I was managing editor of a group of suburban weekly newspapers, I got into a ferocious argument with the advertising manager (who was also the owner’s son) in the production manager’s office just about an hour before deadline. It just kept getting more and more intense until, finally, the […]

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We Hardly Knew Ye

By Charlie Johnston Out in Los Angeles, I visited the grave of the late Monsignor William Stetson at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. He was always Fr. Bill to me – and to countless others. He was my original spiritual director, the first person I ever told fully about my peculiar situation. He was a premier […]

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Our Light and Our Salvation

By Charlie Johnston In 2 Timothy 3:5, St Paul warns that a time will come when there are people who have a “form of godliness, but deny the power thereof.” He urges that we all turn away and avoid such men. I am well aware that there are many who wear clerical robes who do […]

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Wisdom is its Own Justification

By Charlie Johnston Over the last few weeks several people whose counsel I value deeply have pointed out to me that these last few months I have often revisited old prophecies – and all too often with an unsavory tone of self-justification. They are right. When I made a couple of significant errors, I said […]

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