The Longest Night

I don’t really want to write anything until after Christmas. Maybe just a few notes to tide you over. In the last month I have spoken to about a dozen people I much respect who have had their faith shaken badly by events of this last year. Some have abandoned faith almost altogether, hanging on […]

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Renew the Face of the Earth

(I first stumbled upon this piece on Our Lady of Guadalupe three years ago. It was written by Dr. Peter Howard and first appeared at Spiritualdirection.com. Dr. Howard is an authority on Bishop Fulton Sheen. He currently is based in Peoria and is a popular speaker on Bishop Sheen, Mariology, and the renewal of the […]

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Proclaim the Kingdom Boldly

(We had a little technical glitch this afternoon. The site was redirecting improperly. Steve BC is constantly quietly refining things here – and every once in a while you get a glitch. I made Steve aware of it and he quickly had it fixed. Sorry if any of you were briefly inconvenienced. What a godsend […]

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A Year of Judgment

By Charlie Johnston The iron rule of economics and of human behavior: What you reward you get more of and what you punish you get less of   Conventional wisdom says that the election was a split decision – with Democrats picking up the House and Republicans adding to their majority in the Senate. Conventional […]

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Enthrone Our Lady of America

(I am an enthusiastic advocate for enshrining the statue of Our Lady of America in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. I think it is key to re-evangelizing the world. The following guest column is from Dan Lynch, who has been the foremost advocate for Our Lady of America in the […]

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Whither We are Tending

  By Charlie Johnston I got the following reply from my US Senator, Cory Gardner, chairman of the foreign relations committee, in response to my advocacy for Kyle McCarter to be confirmed as US Ambassador to Kenya: “Thank you for contacting me regarding presidential appointments. I appreciate you taking the time to write. It is an […]

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