A Coalition of the Willing

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! […]

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Strength for the Journey

By Charlie Johnston Ten years ago today, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, I took the first step on the 3,200 mile walk that was my great pilgrimage across this land. When I left, I didn’t know much about what I was doing, only that I would do it, figuring I would […]

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First Tragedy, Then Farce

By Charlie Johnston One of the few things that Karl Marx ever got right was when he said that, “history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce.” As dumb as I know they are, I think I may have over-estimated the cultural revolutionaries – in Washington and in the world. At less than […]

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Video of the Limon Talk

After spending yesterday afternoon getting a couple of critical pieces taken care of in the mountain of things I have on my plate right currently, I have hit the wall – just worn out. Not to worry…it is common when you are fantastically pressed (and I think that may be my permanent condition until the […]

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Covid, Priests and Squirrels

By Charlie Johnston The Covid Virus is like a very weak predator which is murderously aggressive, preying ruthlessly on the weak, slow-moving immune systems of the old and vulnerable while barely bothering with the faster-moving systems of the young and healthy. For people 18 and under, the common flu is almost 30 times (30 times!) […]

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Heroes Rising

By Charlie Johnston VVhat vve have going on in this country right now is a giant protection racket. Antifa and BLM are like the Mob coming into a neighborhood and telling you, “Nice little business you have here. VVouldn’t vvant anything to happen to it.” They’ll give “protection” by not torching it if you pay […]

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My Hierarchy of First Things

By Charlie Johnston Everyone knows that we have entered uncharted waters that are very choppy – both in the Church and in the world. My whole life has been a journey through choppy, uncharted waters. The choices I made led me to the Catholic Church, animated by an unshakeable faith in the existence and providence […]

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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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The First Black Swan of the Season

By Charlie Johnston Whenever there is a sudden paradigm shift in electoral patterns – something that goes dramatically contrary to previous patterns – you need to determine whether it is a fluke or a real shift. If it is merely a fluke, you can safely return to traditional analytical models. If it is a genuine […]

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Working Out

By Charlie Johnston Sorry I haven’t checked in for a while. I have three significant projects I hope to finish before I go back out on the road. I only have a few weeks left to get them done, so there you go. I will check in tomorrow with a Musings piece covering a lot […]

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