10,000 Islands of Faith

By Charlie Johnston I am saddened by the trajectory of the world. Throughout my life, I have struggled to find ways of mitigating the consequences of the ever-growing disorder and malice that engulfs us. In some ways, I feel like the patriarch, Abraham, who kept pleading and bargaining with God to spare Sodom (Genesis 18:16-33). […]

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The Prayer of Doing

  By Charlie Johnston The Texas woman, Carolyn Jones, who had basic care denied her by Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital in Houston has been rescued. Texas Right-to-Life (TRTL) worked frantically to raise $50,000 to facilitate a transfer yesterday, actually raising a little over $33,000. Even as they were raising the money, they were working to […]

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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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The End of The Beginning, Part I

By Charlie Johnston As this decade began, every leftist leader in America – and most of the world – was pointing to Venezuela under the guidance of strongman Hugo Chavez, as the icon of what we should all aspire to become. They were downright fawning over how Chavez had shown how a “just” society could […]

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Pro-Life Update

    By Charlie Johnston Some very good things are going on in the pro-life movement just behind the scenes. Readers here are probably interested in how things went for Texas Right-to-Life (TRTL)endorsed candidates in last Tuesday’s primary. It was a very good night for them and their allies in what they call the Freedom […]

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Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops Launches Political Attack Against Texas Right-to-Life

By Charlie Johnston (There are a lot of links in this article that cover some technical issues in detail. The article stands on its own, but to develop a sure feel for the serious issues involved here, the links will help enormously.-CJ) I was shocked Friday to hear that the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops […]

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