All the King’s Men…

By Charlie Johnston With the firehose of dysfunction spouting faster and harder every day, the theme in my travels this trip has been, “Waiting for the other shoe to fall.” People have a sense that we are very near the flash point that can set things off seriously. Small wonder. The tide seems to be […]

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The Rules are Changing

By Charlie Johnston In his influential Revolutionary War pamphlet, “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine argued that it is dangerously stupid to conflate society and government – that they are two very different concepts:  “Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness;” he said, “the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections. […]

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Good News, Bad News, Best News

By Charlie Johnston The Good News The backlash to anti-God left-wing authoritarianism has begun in earnest. -A leaked first draft indicates that the Supreme Court has decided to overturn Roe v Wade. -Elon Musk has bought Twitter – and free speech once again has a chance. -Dinesh D’Souza has put together proof of MASSIVE vote […]

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Walking the Jordan River Trail

By Charlie Johnston Most folks here are familiar with the story of Naaman, the commander of the Syrian King’s armies (2 Kings 5:1-27). Naaman was stricken with leprosy and came to the prophet Elisha to find how he might be healed. Elisha told him to go and wash himself in the Jordan River seven times […]

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A Worthy Consecration

By Charlie Johnston I am in Lake Charles, Louisiana today, the day of the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The last time I was here was for the Revelation 12 sign in the sky. It was also here, while walking on my pilgrimage, that a disturbed young man followed […]

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CORAC Gears Up For a Big Year

By Charlie Johnston Today begins our CORAC fundraising drive that will carry through February 11 – both the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes and the beginning of my walking pilgrimage some 11 years ago now. I spent some of last week going through the archives from this site over the last year and […]

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The Shape of Things to Come

By Charlie Johnston I was planning to launch an end-of-year fundraising drive this week but I’m holding off until the second week of January. My convalescence is over but I am not fully right yet. In normal times, I can work eight to 10 hours a day four days a week just fine. Right now, […]

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Weak but Willing

By Charlie Johnston My dear friend, Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFM, passed on Saturday night in Denver. He worked with St. Mr. Teresa, doing Eucharistic Formation for her nuns. What a glorious man with a lively sense of humor. Thank God we got to visit just before I hit the road – but it had to […]

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Things Are Coming to a Head

By Charlie Johnston This is Joe Biden’s America: In Chicago, State’s Atty. Kim Foxx declines to press charges against five men arrested in a fatal gang shootout; In Washington, D.C. some 500 people continue into their ninth month of solitary confinement for “parading” in the Capitol. In Arlington, Texas, a school shooter is released the […]

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