The Magma is Among Us

By Charlie Johnston I am working on a rather meaty column. On the road, it is hard to get the uninterrupted time for contemplation I need to get this done. It is consequential. My thoughts turned to a column I wrote on December 27, 2014. That column was prompted by a vision I had a […]

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Be Not Afraid

By Charlie Johnston I had a fantastic presentation and a wonderful group of faithful patriots in Wadena, Iowa last Sunday. One fellow who is a small plane pilot flew down from Minnesota. He enthusiastically said it was worth the trip, after the talk. My next talk will be Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at […]

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To Magnify the Lord

By Charlie Johnston Thursday was the Feast Day of the Visitation. It was on this occasion that Mary spoke the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) to her cousin, Elizabeth. It is my favorite prayer. It resonates in the depths of my heart. In most translations, it begins, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…” In a […]

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Running With the Storm

By Charlie Johnston I hit the road on Monday to begin the visits in the East. I left Colorado by a parallel route to that with which I entered it on my pilgrimage seven years ago. It is always strange to me when I drive a long stretch of what I walked at the beginning […]

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Lead Us In a Plain Path

By Charlie Johnston Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path. Psalm 27:11 The last four verses of my favorite Psalm, the 27th, are among the most compelling prayers I have ever read. They are a rebuke and a consolation, a weary plea and a profound statement of faith: Teach […]

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Texas Bishops Yawn as Hospitals Forcibly Euthanize Another Patient Who Wants to Live

“And Saul was consenting to his death” (Acts 8:1) (Once again, a woman who wants to live is being forcibly euthanized by Texas hospitals, contrary to her family’s wishes. Carolyn Jones’ family has found three facilities which would continue to give her care, but Texas has a hideous rule: if a hospital gives a patient […]

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