Be Not Afraid

St. Michael

St. Michael

By Charlie Johnston

I have been very busy, visiting many ministries and groups that are doing wonderful things. I am, of course, well behind in posting and have several important articles in the hopper. I don’t want to finish or post them while I am so busy, lest I don’t say quite what I mean in the rush. (Sometimes I say something clunky even when I have time to think about it). Come Saturday, I will post vigorously for at least a week and catch up with the emails – and finalize details of the New England trip for next month. Many thanks to Sophia Maria who has been coordinating many things from Denver while I make my visits.

All three cities I have visited so far have been wonderful. I am currently in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami and am amazed at the many thriving ministries going on here. I can’t wait to tell you about some of them.

Meantime, just a couple of quick things…seen more than a few notes already about the Supreme Court decision on health care. Be not afraid or concerned. Yes, the court is now making it up as it goes along, just as the executive branch does, while the legislative branch screams impotently. We are no longer under the rule of law, but the rule of the howling mob…with some officials howling the loudest. In truth, this is the way democracies have always fallen. Historically, before the US, they rarely lasted more than a couple of decades before the war of “all against all” commenced in earnest and brought them to rubble, to be followed by a dictatorship, at least for a time. The American founders leavened their democracy with substantial republican elements designed to stabilize the system. They hoped they had solved the problems of inherent volatility that had always afflicted such efforts. Though they did not solve those problems, to delay the onset of the symptoms for over 200 years is a towering achievement. This would all be deep cause for concern if things weren’t all going to crash soon enough anyway…but they are and you already know the formula for getting through the initial chaos: acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you.

Some people have sent me links to the Website Publisher that the feds tried to force to reveal the actual names and contact info of his commenters – and issued a gag order to silence him so he could not speak of it. Not to worry. When I was a newspaper editor, a prosecutor threatened to jail me unless I revealed a source. I refused and prepared for jail, but the official backed off. Ha! It would have made a much better story if he had stuck to his guns. Anyway, if ordered to disclose names, I will gladly go to jail. If ordered not to say anything about it, I will shout it from the rooftops. I am told they would fine me. Blood…meet turnip. I have nothing much material…certainly not enough to worry about losing. I don’t know that prison would be much more comfortable than sleeping in the woods, but it probably wouldn’t be that much more uncomfortable – and I did that for a year and a half during my pilgrimage. My kids are grown, I am unmarried, and I am an American citizen endowed by God with certain inalienable rights – which I will exercise to the full regardless of what the howling mob says, even when they come cloaked in petty authority. I will fear no evil and know that no man has any power over me whatsoever save that which God allows – so whatever happens to me will forward God’s plan so long as I acknowledge Him. You are all safe with me.

Next month, I will try to bank a few articles so I can post meatier stuff regularly while I am touring the various cities and meeting the wonderful people who have already committed to acknowledging God, taking the next right step, and being a sign of hope to their brothers and sisters all around them.

I feel like closing today with the St. Michael prayer, for I think we really need it in these times:

St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, oh prince of the heavenly host, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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227 Responses to Be Not Afraid

  1. jobrower says:

    So good to hear from you Charlie! I am so happy your visits are a success. Wish there were more people in my area. Oh well, God’s Will be done! If we are meant to meet you, something will work out. Thank you.

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  2. Mary Anne says:

    Charlie…I wrote a letter yesterday to His Holiness, Pope Francis yesterday. (Still need to mail it, but have the address). I introduced myself and humbly requested he put the St. Michael the Archangel prayer, distributed to the world in 1886 at the request of Pope Leo XIII, back in the Mass. It may seem to some naive of me to think that one small person could ask something so big, but that’s how God works, and I know it.

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    • MaryE says:

      I miss it terribly. We were saying it at our parish for several years but the bishop put a stop to it a few months ago. He said all parishes in this diocese have to be uniform.

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    • vkmir3 says:

      The Bishop of our Peoria, IL Diocese has requested that the St. Michael prayer be prayed at every Mass for religious freedom. We have been doing this for about a year now, I believe.

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    • Fran says:

      We do say it at our parish Mary Anne and have for years. Perhaps you can ask your pastor as well.

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      • Mary Anne says:

        Great news! I will ask Archbishop Carlson and my pastor! I hope Pope Francis will address it on the grand scale. We need this NOW in a bigger way than 1886.

        Charlie, I read where Mexico did an exorcism of the entire country on May 30. Are the demons that were cast out thrown down to hell or can they be here in the United States now, considering the moral deprivation of our country?

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        • charliej373 says:

          I don’t know Mary Anne – and I am dubious about the possibility of exorcising an entire country. Each soul has free will…and can welcome or reject demons. I do not know the fine theology on that, but I do not think any exorcism can blanket remove the free will of individual souls to give themselves over to evil. A great battle has commenced – and each soul is the battle ground. Would that it were as simple as each country merely exorcising the entire country in a single blow…but while some things might mitigate the intensity, I just don’t think you can banish demons from an entire country without an affirmative act of the will by each person in that country.

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          • Matthew says:

            Charlie:
            I had the same thoughts. On the other hand Scripture does teach that nation/peoples have guardian angels – e.g. St. Michael is the guardian angel of Israel. It would then seem possible that nations/peoples could also have besetting spirits/demons. If this is true then these could be exorcised. Just a thought.
            Matthew

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          • charliej373 says:

            No doubt, Matthew, and that would mitigate some things – but it would not be a banishment of all demonic activity – activity which is headed towards its peak throughout the world right now.

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  3. Bonnie C says:

    Keeping your post. Being a sign of hope. Thank you.

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  4. Tom says:

    I hope people are prepared for next week when they legalize gay marriage. It will happen but as you rightly say, these things must come.

    Did you get the video I sent you of your Atlanta talk? I uploaded to You Tube as well and made that link public if you want to quickly post that link as you’re still catching up. Safe travels. Charlie. My family says hi and we are praying for you 🙂

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hey Tom, It was great staying with you and the family at your summer home. I got the video, but could not see it the first time because it wanted some sort of code from me. I will look for it again tonight and then put it up if you have made it public. The Atlanta crowd was great!

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      • Tom says:

        Here’s the link, at first I make it private just for you to watch and link to but now it’s public:

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      • jeanO says:

        It was good to meet you Charlie. We were a small crowd from Atlanta. I was sorely disappointed that we had so little time for questions. I will be bold and state that tightly restricted, formal meeting spaces may be well avoided on future visits. You are in my prayers. Thank you, Charlie.

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    • marie says:

      Tom, thank you for making this video available. For those of us who have no chance to attend any of Charlie’s talks, it’s a great way to stay connected 🙂

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  5. Rob Crossland says:

    Can Satan (and his evil spirits roaming the earth) read our minds?

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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    • charliej373 says:

      No, they cannot. But they are masters at deducing your feelings from your expressions. But they absolutely cannot read you mind. It is why the protocols I use for considering a vision to be potentially authentic have NEVER been spoken aloud or written down, even for my priests.

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      • johnmcfarm says:

        I didn’t know that! That is so good to know, I have wondered that very question often and am capable of not showing fear while being afraid and wondered if my mind could be read and my fear exposed. I have had some trouble with what I think is demonic harassment at times in the past few years. Can they contribute to injuries or illness?

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      • SteveBC says:

        Pardon me for my ignorance, Charlie, but how do you know that the satan can’t read minds? It seems an assertion, not proved or provable, unless you have personal experience that this is so. I have had an experience (years ago) where being sure of this would be helpful in evaluating the experience now.

        I’m delighted that your trip is going so well!

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        • charliej373 says:

          Steve, it is settled doctrine. I covered that decades ago with my priests. My theologian showed me at the time, but I didn’t write it down. Reasonable for you to call me on it, but that is formal Church teaching.

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          • Mack says:

            St Thomas explains it in his Summa, part I, q. 57, article 4. He asks, “Can angels know our secret thoughts?” Briefly, he says that secret thoughts can be known in two ways: 1) by their effects, as when we betray our thoughts by the look on our faces, etc. and the angels can read those. 2) by our willing to tell our thoughts to another. He says that only God can know what is in our minds and wills: “all that is in the will, and all things that depend only on the will, are known to God alone.” The devils can’t force our wills.

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          • mmbev says:

            I think that he tries to interfere as much as is possible. Sometimes God allows us to realize this to help us become more aware.

            In the last few weeks, it has seemed to me that God has reminded me of this fact. Kyle does usually assist me to locate those items I need very quickly. At times, in spite pif my best efforts to keep things in their proper place, I will knock over a glass of water, or something I MUST clean up before I leave in order to not endanger my cat (broken glass), I set down my keys or wallet in another place. Well, both are essential to leaving and driving. Twice last week, in just utter frustration, I decided that there was no logical reason for me to start yelling about it. Then, because it popped into my mind, I said a small deliverance prayer and immediately the next thing I saw was what I needed.

            Many years ago I saw very clearly something that had the distorted form of an animal, with a huge head, long fangs and bloodshot fiery eyes. It was hovering in the air, very angry and lashing, and I “knew” in my mind that it was one of his minions and it wanted into Richard’s bedroom (he was very, very sick). I “knew” it couldn’t get in, which made it angrier. I stopped looking at it, and lay back down on the floor beside his bed, and said the Prayer to Saint Michael. I wasn’t the least bit afraid.

            Last week a childhood friend of Richard’s was at my home. I don’t think that he and his wife have really determined what Protestant denomination they are part of but they attend a small congregation that meets on Sunday in a gym. They have arrived at the same conclusion about the Storm. Since we met in January, we have kept in relatively close touch.

            In our conversations he has mentioned different experiences that he, and his brothers that I know, have gone through. He related an experience that one adult brother had, in which he saw what I saw but much later in time. I had told him of my experience because he was led to believer’s baptism through his deceased, wonderful parents, and I am leading our conversations towards baptism. His six children are not baptized. I am trying to make him think beyond his point of reference without shoving him into a defensive position.

            More and more I have become convinced that you, Charlie, are a prime, juicy target, and those who know about the Storm and are trying to live their lives following T-D-L are smaller targets who need to realize the position we are in and take suitable defences. (Many have already indicated this with the sacramentals they are using.)

            That can be as God leads, but should include daily prayers for you and for each other, as well as our families. I believe that what is happening is not just for the sake of experiencing trials to help us learn to weather the Storm, but to teach us how to handle what we will also encounter. It could even be that God is using the attacks we experience to shove us off balance, to train us to pray for our needs clearly, and to see the dangers around us. Through the Blog and the Prayer Requests He is leading us. Although I haven’t commented on the latter site which is part of this one, I read, weep and pray. For quite a few, although I would not state it on the forum, I pray a small deliverance prayer for all those in the situation.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Charlie, thank you for letting me know the source of that information. I do appreciate the help. Please note that I was not intending to “call” you on this, a term which to me at least has an element of challenge in it. I just wanted to know where the information comes from.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Ha, Steve, I was not cranky or worried about being called. I did answer the original question directly without saying how I was certain of it. That’s fair game for any of you. I was just rushed…that’s all.

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          • SteveBC says:

            MMBev, this morning I had a lucid dream where at first one large fly and then a swarm of flies were flying around me. They made a disturbing sound, and I felt they were evil, a manifestation of the satan. It was quite real. In the lucidity of my dream, I recognized this and its threat. Fairly calmly, I remembered prayer as a defense. In fact, I prayed a Hail Mary in complete awareness inside this dream. By the time I finished the Hail Mary, the flies, and the threat, were entirely gone. I was impressed with the accuracy of the advice to pray that prayer when under threat from evil, and I was also impressed at how well it worked. I was so comforted I just went back to unconscious sleep.

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          • In St. Faustina’s diary she tells of a time when she was under attack and wanted to make the sign of the cross but couldn’t. So she just made it mentally and it chased away the demon. Praise God! We have less to fear than we imagine. Our main fear should be our own sinfulness. Humility! Humility! Humility! Penance! Penance! Penance!

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          • SteveBC says:

            Charlie, that’s good. But now I’m wondering why you feel rushed. I can’t imagine you are very busy these days, after all, just driving around and talking and having good meals with friends. Doesn’t seem like much goin’ on to me. 😀

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        • barb129 says:

          I was always taught that neither the angels nor the fallen angels can read our minds. However, I was also taught that if you direct a thought to your guardian angel, that your angel can understand that. I’ll have to search to see if I can find where I read that.

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          • I believe our guardian angels can know our thoughts as God allows it for our good

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          • SteveBC says:

            Thank you, Barb and Janet. That is helpful.

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          • Dave says:

            I don’t know from where I know this, bit I believe it IS possible for angels both guardian and fallen to project thoughts into our minds. Sort of like whispering into our ears, like the older characterizations we used to see with an good angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. It certainly has brought clarity to things I did when younger and look back at and think “what was I thinking?”.

            Years ago I had an experience where I was laying in bed barely awake before the alarm was to go off. My mind was basically blank. Suddenly I began to get a directive to go down to the basement and look at the water heater. At first I thought it was strange that I would get that notion. Again it repeated with even more urgency. It came to be as intense as if someone were standing next to my bed and actually saying it aloud.

            I was influenced enough to do just that. I went directly to the basement and looked at my water heater. It is a propane gas model, and the vent pipe bends at a 45 to go out through the wall to a vertical vent. The junction leading to the vertical vent was separated and almost fallen apart. It surely was venting gas into our house and would have possibly killed us if it fell apart, even being a great danger as it was.

            I believe this was surely my guardian angel, and the notion was quite forcefully projected into my thoughts to go look at it.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Wow, Dave, that’s quite a story. I’m very glad that you listened!

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    • Barbara Dore says:

      It is believed that they cannot read our minds, but can read our body language. They were there before Adam and Eve were created. I am not sure if they can read our aura or light around us. I am no expert on this issue.

      I am dead sure They can see a protective dome around each of us if we say the Holy Rosary every day. they can know we are rosary beaders because they can see the light around us. Our Lady promises to protect us from evil forces if we say the rosary every day. The Holy Rosary was bought by the Precious blood of Jesus and it is a nuclear to them…

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  6. Another Karen says:

    Feel free to give the Feds my name. I’m getting sick of cooking and cleaning anyway in my old (er) age, and the solitude of a cell will give me time to contemplate and sleep!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hee hee…I like your attitude.

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    • mmbev says:

      Listen Karen. You already KNOW what would happen! Yup! A cell. With forty nine other people squeezed inside with you. How long before we are all screaming to get out. And then they take us ….. off to the detention centre for those who refuse reeducation, which may lead us to our ultimate HOME. Guess that would work out well anyway, all things considered. Count me in.

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  7. Diane says:

    Hi Charlie, I was there Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, I did not get a chance to say “hey” because the opportunity did not afford itself (I am the gal who asked you about Little North Korea) . The acoustics were rather troubling, we really had to strain our hears to hear what you were saying. I had my friend Flo with me, and this was her first introduction to you. She was so happy that someone was talking to Catholics about the coming storm. But all in all the trip from Miami to St. Mark’s was worth it. Thank you for taking the time to gather us together and calm our spirits. I will say that when I first felt the rumblings of this storm I was anxious and began gathering certain items, but there is a limited amount of funds so I had to back off and the more I prayed, watched and listened, the more I was able to calm my spirits and know that our God is in the midst of all the intimate part of our lives and we all are bound together to get through what is coming. I am at peace with that. I have a fear of God and a Confidence in God all at the same time. Not a trembling fear but and Awesome and Wonderful Fear, a Fear that brings me peace because I am so small – how could He not watch over me – He is love and He will watch over me because He is Love – a Love that I cannot even begin to describe, but i know it exists in Him, and it penetrates my soul with a great and awesome fear and that is what gives me the confidence to Trust, Do, Love.
    Another thing that occured after your talk on Tuesday, when I go back home, my husband and I had a very good chat regarding what you spoke about – so that was very good. He is on board most of the time, but really doesn’t want to be here for the storm, so he kind of poo-poo’s it, although he does see me gathering stuff and doesn’t say yay or nay. Love. I do.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thanks for coming Diane…I wish you would have told me afterward. I remember the little Korea question. The problem was the crowd was too big to effectively go without a microphone (about 120) but with the reverb in the room it wasn’t big enough to absorb all the sound. But I think, other than some acoustical glitches early on, everyone wasw pretty happy.

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    • lrfitz3399 says:

      Diane – you remind me of St. Faustina – wonderful faith!

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    • Barbara R says:

      …”i am so small-how could He not watch over me…” thats just beautiful. What wonderful trust!

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  8. johnmcfarm says:

    Good posting Charlie, we cannot collapse without a fall and this Supreme Court decision is actually good news in that it heralds a sooner than later collapse of this government. At this point in time it is best to assume that there is zero privacy online anywhere. I was at a disaster relief training exercise run by Illinois Emergency Management Agency and there were several police officers, detectives, firemen, etc. who were there for training. During one break I listened in as the detective told another police officer of some internet sites accessible to law enforcement that allows them to follow private conversations on social sites, look at members of groups, etc. They can even hack into email addresses evidently. I think if they go to prosecute (at the present anyway) they need to find “legal” ways to document the info they probably already have for prosecution. But, by the looks of things that is a temporary situation.

    We need to be either bold and unafraid in God’s care or hide and continue on as comfortably as we can. I am leaning towards the former, but am praying and keeping my heart open to being led by the Holy Spirit, that is whom I will follow.

    Just yesterday I was on the Backyard Rabbit for Meat (or something like that) site on Facebook, I had become a member a couple months ago as I have interest in raising rabbits for meat and fur. Yesterday a man boasted that at age 54 he was still a “buck” (male rabbit) and had gotten on of a pair of lesbians pregnant and was showing off pictures of his daughter…whom presumably would not be a part of that “family”. I was shocked and said I was sorry that he felt it would be okay to have his daughter raised in a perverse relationship and that in my opinion it was abusive. You would be shocked at how many vitriolic responses I got. I literally left the group…I bet I had at least a 100 mostly hateful responses against me and Christianity. Then I went to my own page and there was an ad that Facebook put on my page of an American Express commercial that pushed the normalcy of homosexual couples. I was gratified to see that about 80% of the comments there were pro Christian. But, the fact is…these are the beginnings of the more rapid decline and where it will soon become difficult to do commerce and keep to the faith. Just as is foretold in Revelations regarding the “mark of the beast”. It is upon us and quickly engulfing all across the nation and indeed the world.

    I hope that we all prepare emotionally for the probable decision by the Supreme Court this month to legalize homosexual “marriages” and the real persecution against us takes a large leap. It is time to join with those of like minds and to become as independent for food, shelter, medical care, worship and defense as much as possible now.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Funny you mention it, John. I used to be horrified at all the offenses…now with every big new one, I really do quietly smile and think, “Bring it on. Let’s get the crash done so we can get through the chaos and begin the rebuilding. At this point, the sooner the better in my book.

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      • Jean says:

        Charlie forgive me if you’ve already said it a hundred times, but after reading the posts above, I’m wondering if I am supposed to be preparing materially or should expect to have to leave my home? I thought somewhere you had said (to paraphrase) no one can prepare for what is coming; or that is when they start thinking they can rely on themselves when in fact all our preparations will be inadequate or useless. Also I wonder will there be a breakdown of law enforcement (anarchy) or will the state become totalitarian. I know you probably can’t answer those specifics but I have been going on the Trust God plan, which is to say…live my daily life today as best I can with what I have at my disposal, and trust the future to God.

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        • charliej373 says:

          You’re on the right plan, Jean. You might want to use the search feature for articles that are tagged with preparation to go into more depth on it. But I don’t know the specifics of how the final crash will come; only that it will and is getting very close. I encourage people to follow what God calls them to. Many cannot reasonably do much in the way of preparation. I do nothing. But I do visit many of those who do and encourage them in the generosity of spirit they are capable of and have already started to live. In the end, we can only trust God to help illuminate what, for each of us, is the next right step. For each person, that is unique. Do what you are called to and trust God for all.

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      • CrewDog says:

        Considering what many of us believe is coming soon, I can’t say what I often think about Michael Voris and that is: “He seems a bit “Over the Top” on this.” The below rings true to me … sadly ;-(
        http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/american-rome

        GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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      • Mark Gaylord says:

        With all the gender confusion being pushed out it won’t much matter on the legal front. If they uphold it or not someone will declare themselves a different gender and just go for it anyway. I bet certain obscenity laws will fall the same way.

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      • Mary W. says:

        Janet, I just finished reading your blog message linked above. It has definitely confirmed me and the above discussion. I am eternally grateful to you, Charlie, the many great comments here and not the least to God and Our Loving Mother Mary for revealing what needs revealing in order to stop the gaps in our armor. Poker face here I come!

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    • Bob says:

      Dan O Connor thinks the homosexual ruling will be on June 30 and interestingly enough the readings for that day are on the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah!

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  9. gettimothy says:

    Today I prayed for a new music.

    I read once that Plato(?) noted that a change in musical modes (?) preceded political/cultural changes.

    Today, while listening to the ‘soft rock’ or ‘popular music’ (think mall music) that is broadcasted at my day job, I prayed that prayer, wondering what the new sounds will be.

    I tried to imagine them, but could not. I just prayed to God that He would provide.

    Charlie, your work is a blessing. Thank you.

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    • Judith says:

      Timothy, “change in musical modes preceded political/ cultural changes.”
      Plato seems to have been right.

      Thinking about the evolution of music from the 1950 thru to the present day. Beat became louder and harder, words became harsher and more violent. Now screeching , offensive noise, vile words and discordance. Poisons the mind and heart. The devil is in the detail. and he can not create beauty and peace.

      I escape to sacred music or the authentic classics. Often awake with the ‘Song of Thanksgiving’ in my heart. Read somewhere in Holy Scripture [paraphrased] that God comes to us wrapped in our praise and thanksgiving.

      Be at peace and God bless all who come to this blog and other such sites seeking insight and comfort. What a great God we have who helps us through each other.

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  10. Jean says:

    It’s a sad state of affairs when I find myself anticipating the storm as though it is going to be better than what we have now. I know it won’t be. But once it arrives, I know the outcome will be stupendously better, and that is my tiny ray of hope these days. Otherwise, I think I’d be driven to despair over the state of this nation, especially of Congress. Who is buying all those people?

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  11. Mary-Louise says:

    Another piece of news that may impact how people deal with the Storm is the report in the Italian press that the Vatican may come out with a highly restrictive decision on Medjugorje. One secular site said it was a negative decision that was being prepared. Of course, we will know nothing certain until Pope Francis speaks.

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  12. Mack says:

    When I heard the news today about the Supreme Court decision, my first thought was “it doesn’t much matter, since the whole thing is going to collapse soon anyway.” Same for the gay “marriage” decision next week. I have the sense that the satan is going wild, knowing his time is short. My only concern is the souls that are in danger due to the promotion of sinful lifestyles.
    The other crazy thing is all that’s going on about the Confederate flag. What irony–when a deranged man influenced by racist ideology shoots innocent people, the left demands that this flag be taken down. But when a deranged man influenced by radical Islamic ideology shoots, bombs, or otherwise kills innocent people, we are told that Islam has absolutely nothing to do with it. (like the Fort Hood shooter–it was termed “workplace violence”!!)

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  13. Katherine Bailey says:

    Hi Charlie; I have to agree with your smile and bring it on comment. I have studiously been avoiding the television news for months, partly because I have a small grandchild living here and Mickey Mouse club rules, but mostly because the media is totally corrupt and presents whatever is sure to have the greatest shock and awe values. I treasure the gift of peace the Holy Spirit has given to me and see no reason to make waves. That said, I did happen to catch the announcement regarding the “supremes” decision on healthcare today and had the same reaction you did. My local news quickly followed with a factoid stating our PA. insurer will be raising my rates by 49% next year. My response…WHO CARES ! All of these things are surely irrelevant and the house of cards is surely going to collapse before most of this begins. So, I guess the best response is to keep as healthy as possible , take the next right step, etc. I have never felt so calm in my life! It seems fairly inevitable the next big ruling will be more of the same.. How terribly sad our Creator must be feeling as this travesty keeps churning along ! Looking forward to meeting you during the Northeast leg of the “Traveling Charlie Show”. God Bless all here .

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    • charliej373 says:

      “Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies and everyone goes….my brother loves shows…” I’m living a Neal Diamond song. But glory, what wonderful people I am meeting.

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    • donna says:

      EWTN has a wonderful news program on every night here on the east coast at 6pm….Catholic news at its finest…the only news my husband and I will watch….as a matter of fact…almost the only channel…

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  14. dciavarella says:

    Charlie made me laugh at the “. Blood meet turnip “. ; ). Reminds me of the scripture “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

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  15. mmbev says:

    If one types in ‘Charlie Johnston in Atlanta” in YouTube Video Search” one can hear Charlie’s talk there without having any problem. I guess they want Charlie to sign in somehow before they will let him listen. (Since he’s the speaker, they know he’s heard it already..)

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  16. Amy says:

    I guess you can put me in the “needs prayers for a miracle” catagory. I do care. I have a kid with insulin dependent diabetes who will die without insulin. I wish I could be one who says I dont care, just bring it, but I love my son. For obvious reasons I dont want to watch my child die of diabetic ketoacidosis which is very painful. I am as ready as I will ever be and I’ve been praying for healing for a long time. How can I be prepared for that? I am not ready for that. Prayers…..

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    • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

      How could anyone be ready for that Amy? Prayers for you and your precious son!

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      • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

        Such a compassionate reply, Kim. And Amy, my husband will die a painful death without his medicine, so I feel with you. Prayers for your family. And, I am sure no one here meant harm, but now with the hubris on display by the Supreme Court, people with vulnerable family members (and I think that actually includes many here) are facing grim prospects on the natural plane.

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        • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

          Prayers for your husband and you Monica Joseph!

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        • barb129 says:

          Praying for you Monica, and for your husband. My parents are both dependent on medication, and except for a miracle (which is always possible) will die without their medications also.

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          • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

            Thank you, barn. He doesn’t have a thyroid due to advanced cancer, do without the synthetic replacement hormone, it is a six to seven week death sentence.

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          • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

            Of course, that reply was to “barb” not “barn.” Autocorrect strikes again. :/
            Carmelite and Kim, prayers for you, too.

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          • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

            Thank you, Monica Joseph.

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        • Carmelite says:

          Monica Joseph and Amy and others out there…my husband will also die a miserable death without his meds, and I will be literally a basket case without mine. So all we can do is TDL. As hard as it is to remember in daily life, this life is only a passing journey to the real life. May God give us His strength to endure and live with Him for eternity!

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          • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

            Carmelite, you and your husband are also in my prayers! I have to take a LOT of meds, I have MS a progressive disease, without my meds I get dreadfully sick, even to the point that I can’t walk, but I cannot imagine having a loved one that would suffer or die painfully, my heart and my prayers go out to all of you!!!

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        • barb129 says:

          Thank you Monica. I didn’t think about the thyroid medication problem. I actually have several relatives and friends dependent on thryoid medication also. Several were born without thyroids and several had thyroid cancer too. I didn’t realize that death could happen that quickly without it. How terrible…

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          • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

            Barb, well, that is my rough estimation time-wise, based on when my husband had to not take the thyroid replacement before receiving radiation treatment. He was doing ok for I think about six weeks, and the doctor was a bit surprised he had done that well, when suddenly one evening he was on the phone and literally he did not have the strength to even hold the phone any longer, at which point he laid down and even breathing began to be an effort. 😦 It was a scary time.

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          • barb129 says:

            That is scary! Jesus, have mercy.

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          • Mick says:

            Barb and Monica Joseph, I just remembered a story about Padre Pio. A little girl was once brought to him for prayers. She was blind because she had been born without pupils in her eyes. Padre Pio prayed for her, and she gained her sight, without gaining any pupils! Perhaps you could pray the Prayer of Miraculous Trust, through the intercession of Padre Pio, for your loved ones. If God can give sight to someone without pupils, He can certainly give thyroid function to someone without a thyroid, if He so wills.

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          • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

            Thank you, Mick. I do pray for the miracle of his thyroid being restored through the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen. However the thyroid function would come, I would welcome it! 🙂 My husband has been able to store up a little medicine, I think, and has done all that is humanly possible. Our loving God can certainly do anything, though, and thanks for the encouragement.

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    • barb129 says:

      Praying for you and your son Amy. I have a friend who is in a similar position.

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    • mmbev says:

      Like you Amy and Monica below, I will have to be with my son as he dies should God not provide a direct miracle. I pray for all those who are facing this kind of tragedy

      I was so filled with hope when Charlie brought the Prayer of Miraculous Hope to our attention. God has all our needs in hand. What ever happens will be His will and He will sustain us. With this prayer He has shown us how much He cares about those who face this situation. Understanding our frail, limited ability to trust, He has given us awareness ahead of time, showing His Mercy and Love for us.

      The most beautiful aspect of this knowledge, is that He has made this provision for us through His Mother.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I have asked the Lord to send St. Luke to protect and guide you and to heal your son, mind and body, spirit and soul, Amy. Oh, that we would have turned from the madness before it got to this point.

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    • Mick says:

      Amy, Kim, Barb, Monica, Carmelite, and everybody else with loved ones who are dependent upon medications for their survival: do not forget the Prayer of Miraculous Trust! Charlie said that the Prayer of Miraculous Trust was given to us for these very times, and that miracles will be worked through that prayer after the collapse comes. May I suggest that we all (me included) get several of the prayer cards, or at least hand-write several copies of the prayer on 3×5 index cards. We could all keep a copy, say, in our bibles; another copy in a favorite prayer book; another copy taped to the bathroom mirror; another copy in our purse; another copy in the glove compartment… you get the idea. God bless all of you and your loved ones; may they all be protected–body and soul.

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      • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

        Thanks, Mick. That is a good idea.

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      • Lin says:

        Great idea, Mick! Thank you!

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      • connie says:

        Mick, Amy, Barb, and all- just a little story that I hope brings you all consolation, peace, and hope: my pastor recently just told our parish as we were doing a parish enthronement, that the 12 Great Promises that Jesus gave to Margaret Mary in that He promises to those who have made the First Friday devotions many things and Father said that he has experienced many times how the Lord has provided for dying people that a priest be present. Father said that on many occasions he has ended up somewhere that he himself had not planned to be but circumstances worked out in such a way that he was at the right place and right time for someone needing the sacraments as they lay dying. Our Lord wanted people to begin loving Him tenderly and knowing/trusting how tenderly He loves each one of us. I figure that if our Lord provides for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart, then He also will provide for those who honor His Mother, abandoning ourselves in Trust. The Lord Will Provide, one way or another. I truly believe we will experience many miracles or just the right person being at the right place at the right time because God can arrange the Universe – why not our circumstances?

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  17. Susan, MI says:

    And so it comes to pass…

    Supreme Court: Same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states

    First Day of Divine Mercy Novena
    “Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.”

    Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

    Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.

    Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.

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  18. Mack says:

    Just heard about the gay “marriage” decision. “We are no longer under the rule of law, but the rule of the howling mob….” a very “gay” mob. But we knew this was coming. I hope Justice Kennedy repents; between this and his abortion decisions he has much to answer for. I pray for the salvation of his soul.
    Final collapse: one step closer.

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    • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

      And, I am for some reason am particularly annoyed at a movement appropriating the symbol of God’s promise to never again destroy the earth by water as a cover for actions that flaunt His law.

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      • Kathy says:

        That has also always bothered me as well.

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      • SteveBC says:

        I agree, Monica Joseph, that is weird and bothersome. I also get a strange kick out of the “Coexist” bumper sticker, because it starts with the crescent moon of Islam which wants of course to eat up all those other religions like a crescent Pac-Man.

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        • Mick says:

          SteveBC, how is it that you can discuss the most serious topics in a way that so often ends up making me burst into giggles? Crescent Pac-Man? Hahahahaha!

          Seriously, though, remember how when the Boston Marathon Bombers (Islamic terrorists) carjacked the guy in the black SUV? That SUV had a “Coexist” bumper sticker on it. Yeah, the Bombers were SOOOO interested in co-existing.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Mick, thank you so much for letting me know this. I don’t know, that just came out as I was typing the first sentence and getting into the second. Early on, I suggested that Charlie add a fourth step, you know, Trust God, take the next right step, be a beacon of hope for all around you, and laugh (a lot!). I think humor is so healing, and we face such a crazy, scary future here that I try to lighten up my world and maybe lighten up yours whenever I can.

            Now that you mention it, I do remember that event you cite. I recall thinking it was deeply ironic and (sorry) darkly humorous. If/when the Collapse actually occurs, a lot of people are going to be very upset and scared. I figure that seeing the humor in a dark place helps break the darkness and let hope back in. So I’m honing my craft here whenever I can! 😀

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          • Mick says:

            Hone away, SteveBC, hone away! 🙂

            I am in complete agreement with you: humor (even dark humor) can really lighten up tense situations, clear the air, and help people to focus on the task at hand. As an extroverted optimist, I’m pretty good at it; but my introverted, pessimistic, glass-half-empty husband is the king of the one-liner that slaps you upside the head and sends you careening across the room amidst gales of laughter. I really don’t understand how someone with his melancholic temperament can be so gifted in the humor department, but when he lets loose with one of those rare gems, ahhh…. All is right with the world.

            On an entirely unrelated topic, I want to thank you again for recommending Primal Panacea and Nutribiotic’s sodium ascorbate. My whole family is taking it, and it has helped us a lot. I even give it to the baby when she is starting to come down with something, and it seems to nip things in the bud. And she really likes the taste (!) when I mix it with some water, so it’s easy to give it to her. It has the added benefit of helping to keep her “regular,” because she has some issues with constipation. So, thanks again!

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          • SteveBC says:

            Wow, MIck, I’m delighted to hear that the Vitamin C and the book have helped you and your family. Thank you so much for telling me. 🙂 🙂 🙂

            I don’t know how old you and your husband are, and there are many reasons someone can have a melancholic temperament. Years ago when I was a melancholic in my thirties, a man in his 60s who was also a melancholic gave a talk on temperaments. He said that melancholics very often become very happy relaxed people after they turn 60. At the time he was definitely a great example of this, being obviously happy. I’m 64, and my experience has proved him right, because I truly began to relax right around age 60. Before that, I also showed flashes of humor, but over the past few years, that has become more my normal state.

            If your husband is temperamentally melancholic and less than 60 years old, he has some very nice years to look forward to. 🙂

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          • Mick says:

            SteveBC, thanks for the info on melancholics and age. My husband is 46, so he’s got a little ways to go before he’s 60. But it’s nice to know that someday he may “snap out of it.” Thanks for being a sign of hope to those around you! 🙂

            (And I never would have pegged you for a melancholic; I had you down as a sanguine for sure!)

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    • Erin says:

      I keep asking God like a little child on a seemlessly long trip, “Are we there yet.” I think today with this decision we are almost there. Let’s persevere together. May God’s mercy be upon us.

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    • CrewDog says:

      You can “bet your bottom dollar” that the radical/militant gay lobby has already got their trial lawyers and lawsuits already “written-up” with everything except the date. They will sue, picket and harass all Christian Churches and Jewish Synagogues to perform Gay “Marriages” …… I’m guessing few, if any, Islamic Mosques will be so targeted. Military Chaplains and small business folks of Faith have already been targeted. People that use the “Law” to shove the unacceptable down the throats of others tend to be a cowardly lot unwilling to confront those willing to be “nasty” about it all!!
      Since the Catholic Church, USA/Europe, has already been severely damaged, financial & credibility, by criminal Homosexual predators and their “protectors”, I am not expecting a happy outcome to this in the short term.
      The Storm is here ……….. Guidance, Protection, Healing and Salvation comes for those that Keep The Faith. RESIST! NEVER SUBMIT!!

      GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

      PS: If Charlie’s “Timeline” is accurate, this week’s SCOTUS “Decrees” won’t amount to Diddly-Squat in the scheme of “Things”!!

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  19. Woody says:

    I have been reading this blog for a long time and this is my first comment. I greatly appreciate the wisdom of the readers and commenters as I have learned a great deal from reading your discussions. I live in the Denver area and was fortunate to have dinner with Charlie about 20 months ago, before he started this blog. I may have missed it in previous posts, but I have been wondering if there is a group of readers of this blog in the Denver area that gets together, or would like to get together and meet. As the storm and crash near it would be good for us to know each other better.

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    • Mick says:

      Hi, Woody! Have you checked out the private forum that Tom, one of the readers here, set up so that “Steppers” could find others in their area? Here’s the link:

      http://nextrightstep.forumotion.com/

      If you go to the forum, there’s a section called “Midwest Steppers” which is a subset of the “United States Steppers.” The “Midwest Steppers” section currently has 6 pages worth of posts. There is somebody from Arvada who has a post on page 3, and somebody from the Denver area who has a post on page 5. Maybe if you posted over there, one of them might get back with you?

      By the way, my brother and his family are moving to Denver in a couple of weeks. They’re really excited because it’s such a great area.

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  20. Donette says:

    After the announcement, I heard the howling mob singing the National Anthem. Maybe someone should tell them that America is going down just like Rome did. There won’t be anymore National Anthem because America’s leaders ignored the handwriting on the wall.

    Does that sound too strong to say, Charlie?

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    • charliej373 says:

      No. I am traveling through Florida today and getting extremely slow Internet. My phone has been going off like crazy from all of this. I have had several people tell me “it is finished now.” Well, no…not yet. We have a few more big shocks coming before all is ready…but it is very close now. I will have a piece up late tonight or early tomorrow after I have gotten to my son’s. We are almost there – so God is almost ready to take the wheel from us…thanks be to God!

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      • Erin says:

        “Are we there yet?”

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        • SteveBC says:

          Erin, when I was a small child on long car trips with my parents and younger sibs, we would say, “Are we there yet?” My parents would always say, “It’s just another half-hour.” And we would go back to playing – or arguing – for about 25 minutes, ask again, get the same response, and go right back to playing – or arguing – for another 25 minutes.

          Obviously, when it came to Time, I was a very slow learner. 😀

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      • June1 says:

        Does anyone else feel twinges of simultaneous fear/excitement/terror/anticipation when Charlie says things like “it is very close now?” 😛
        I feel so pushed to hurry up and get myself together before the final piece of the puzzle falls into place but I feel like a chicken with my head cut off… it’s like, where do I begin?? I’m thinking confession is a good start. So much to do!

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        • A Quiet Person says:

          Yes June, I feel all of those things too. I am trying to do things that need to be done, even if these were normal times like looking for a new job. However, I don’t want to presume I know specific details such as dates and then make decisions based on that. For example, I am tempted to think that I don’t need to worry about getting a new job since it will all come crashing down before too long anyway. Actually I think I don’t need to worry (about anything) if I am being true to the guidance Charlie is providing for us. But it occurs to me that there might be something (lessons, sacrifices, forgiveness, people I need to meet . . . ) in the process of looking for a job that the Lord may want me to experience.

          It is the same with planting things in my little yard. I saw these nice little apple trees for sale at Whole Foods that I can’t stop thinking about. If we were in normal times, I would buy it without too much more thought. Now though, with the future so uncertain, I am thinking about it much more than I should . . . we probably won’t be here . . . maybe I should use the money it cost for something I can eat right away . . . if I plant it, does that mean the Lord wants us to stay here or to come back here? . . . That is way too much thinking. I am just going to plant it and enjoy it now.

          I am also cleaning up my messy house. Again, it is the process that for me anyway, is useful for these times. I am pitching out old papers, projects, books, and junk and in the process I am forced to make some decisions and take a hard look at my past. Thoughts like, “Well, that sure didn’t work out,” or “What a mess you made of that!” or “What were you thinking?” or the worst one, “Well, it’s too late for that anymore,” are overwhelming me now. I figure it might be some sort of grace though insofar as I have relative peace at the moment to sort through many difficult things and avail myself of the Sacraments while we have easy access to them.

          Having stuff organized is helping me focus on obtaining and storing with easy access the few emergency items I have been able to accumulate. We don’t have much but to be without mountains of clutter helps.

          I too feel pushed “to hurry up and get myself together before the final piece of the puzzle falls into place . . . ” as you said. For me though, the reality is that, being relatively old I have not gotten myself together yet which can easily turn me in the direction of despair because I have tried so hard. Or else I think that now, maybe finally I can get myself together because all of the impending drama will force the issue, which turns me in the direction of pride. Like somehow, all of a sudden I will be perfectly together because I think it is time for that to be so.

          I am just trying to find that place between being calm yet alert and and being hopeful as I strive for perfection rather than despair because I am so far from it.

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          • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

            My advice to you would be to go by your user name “A Quiet Person”, just quiet down listen to your heart, “Be still and know that I AM GOD, you will know what to do, He won’t let you down. We are all scrambling around, but we don’t have to, remember take the next right step, be a light to those around you, quiet your your mind and listen for he Holy Spirit to let you know what to do, and give you peace, God bless!!!

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          • Petra says:

            Quiet Person: Charlie has said one of his purposes is to reassure people when we are in the very worst of times that God is still in command and we will be rescued and restored. It is a message of hope and to not to give in to despair despite how things look. It’s a call to have Faith in God.

            I have made the choice to go on with all the things I was doing and planning as if I knew nothing of any impending disaster. The only changes I have made are increased prayer. I’ve done this because I cannot change what will happen around me due to the decisions of the government or my fellow citizens of the earth, except through prayer. So, I am living my life with my eyes looking toward Heaven, being mindful to take care of practical things, and making decisions as I would at any other time, because I don’t know the future. I am trusting in God to work it out for me. I am mindful of the adage that has served me well in the past: “Work as if everything depended on you, pray as if everything depended on God.”

            I planted a garden as I normally do, and if I had seen a tree I wanted I would have planted that too. I am living my daily life as if all will continue on in the same way I expected, and if I thought I needed to look for a new job, I would. I am doing this because until I get a strong sense or inspiration from God to do something different – to go away from where I am, to store up lots of food, or do some other extraordinary thing,- then I will live the life He is putting in front of me as I would have anyway.

            I am convinced the warnings we have heard are for us to get our internal houses (our souls) in order, to prepare our inner selves for whatever may come, to not worry as much about our physical selves and situation as our inner selves, so we are ready for whatever comes, because we cannot and will not know what we will face. The warnings for me are not a call to fret about our country as a war zone, or riots and chaos or disaster, but to realize things are dire, and only God can save me. But then, that has always been true.

            Inner detachment from material things is very challenging to us in this day and age, since we have lived in a hyper-materialistic world for the last 50 years or so. I think some of the anxiety some people are experiencing here is the thought of losing their material things and lifestyle, and concern as to how to maintain those things in the face of disaster. We as Christians have lost the virtue of evangelical poverty. We are not Christlike in how we possess and use material things. Isn’t this one of the things God may wish to correct in how man is living in the world? So many of us actually depend on money and possessions and the ways of the world for our security, not on the providence of God. We don’t see the providence of God actually gave us what we already have, and if He takes it away, like He did to Job, He has a greater purpose.

            I recently read Immaculee Ilibagiza’s book, “Left To Tell.” In it she says Jesus said something on the order of this to her, ‘Immaculee, Faith moves mountains. If Faith were easy there would be no mountains.’ That has stuck with me, and helped me to continue on. I hope it will help you too.

            Sorry this is so long. 🙂

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          • Speaking of gardening, Petra, I learned a practical lesson, and one in humility this year. For some time now I have been buying extra seeds and putting them in a shoe box. Knowing that seeds do get old and may not germinate, I had the brilliant idea to store them in the freezer. Should have googled it! I planted my garden and almost NOTHING came up! Relied on my own ingenuity–and learned a lesson in humility–also one I can pass on to all of you! Keep your seeds from freezing!

            I will be replacing my seed collection. Note to self: Let God preserve them if it be his holy Will. 🙂

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          • Mary W. says:

            Again, Quiet Person, your post resonates with me. You express exactly what I am going through. Kim’s response to your post was very apt and consoling as well. God woke me one morning after many tumultuous thoughts with a loud: Be Still and Know that I Am GOD. Just as Kim said. It was amazing, because I heard the voice, loud and clear. HE is there for us: always was, always will be. Our CONFIDENCE in HIM will be rewarded. Confidence equals Trust, doesn’t it?

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          • audiemarie2014 says:

            Our priest is out of town for a week and the “retired” (do they actually ever retire?) priest did not show up for daily Mass. He has missed before or been late, so wasn’t concerned, but as I was sitting there, I was thinking how it would be to have no priest or Mass available. It was so strange, but those of us there did have the Blessed Sacrament exposed, which was a blessing. I felt it was God giving me a glimpse of things to come.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Petra, thank you for a beautiful comment that was precisely long enough! 🙂

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          • torilen says:

            Very helpful, Petra. Thanks you.

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          • A Quiet Person says:

            Thank you Petra for your thoughtful response. It was really what I was trying to say myself but you did it so beautifully.

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        • Mick says:

          June1 and Quiet Person, I know exactly what the two of you are saying and feeling, because that’s what I’m going through, also. “Chicken with my head cut off” pretty much sums it up. 🙂 And, Quiet, I’ve been trying to get my house cleaned up and organized for a while. That project, though, is always two-steps-forward-and-one-step-back.

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          • A Quiet Person says:

            Getting my house organized and cleaned was no small feat. I have been in grid-lock about it for years. I took the guidance of Luisa Piccarreta who would include Jesus in her activities. Sort of like, “Jesus, let’s clean the house together.” It really, really helped me. Besides, if I had asked anyone else it would have been like, “No thanks. Sorry. Busy. Good luck.”

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  21. Amy says:

    Kim, Monica: Thank you. I agree that we just want to get the hard stuff over and get to the healing. Anyone who is already actively suffering with vulnerable loved ones can understand. I know none of us relish the thought of more suffering. I always believed they would be healed. (I have more than one disabled child and they have multiple health problems).Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone. Maybe none of us will get that far. Moments of fear like that get to me. I prayed the Rosary and felt better. Lord have mercy on all of us.

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    • Mary W. says:

      My heart and prayers go out to you Amy.

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    • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

      Amy, my heart goes out to you, I have a terrible disease, I cannot imagine my children having any kind of illness like that, you are so strong and brave!! you and your children will be in my daily prayers, moments, days, even weeks of fear do mot make you weak, you seem to have so much faith and strength, I don’t know that I could be like that! God bless you and your family!!

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  22. mmbev says:

    It seems to be getting really contorted in the decisions themselves unless I’m not understanding correctly. Yesterday with ObamaCare, Justice Roberts used one rational for his decision. Then today the very next day, it seems that he used the exact opposite rational in regard to his decision. One thing anyway, there would appear to be a big heavy hanging over his head.

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  23. Lin says:

    After hearing the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage, my children and I decided to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 pm EST with EWTN. I am more disturbed in my spirit by this than I expected to be.

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    • lrfitz3399 says:

      me, too, Lin – I’m heartsick…

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    • Paul says:

      Hi Lin…been thinking for some time that the whole gay thing commanding center stage these days is the natural progression of what the heterosexual community has been practicing for the last 50+ years…contraception has proven to be a grave evil, leading to many, many (most?) people having serious problems with impurity, massive numbers of abortions, Catholics not faithfully practicing the faith and living for years, while receiving communion, in very serious states of sin. Priests describe pornography as a full-on plague.

      Our sexual mores have been a train wreck for decades. Why should the gays be the only ones required to live virtuously?

      I know these laws will open new doors from a legal standpoint to attack Christians and the Church…but I believe it was Pope Paul VI who predicted all of this. It seems to me that this is simply the next logical step in the breakdown of our culture, stemming from the original embrace of contraception. The time to get upset about this stuff has long since passed.

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    • torilen says:

      Lin, I did the same thing after hearing the decision – prayed the Chaplet. Honestly, it seemed like the only thing I really could do. I have felt so sad since I learned of the ruling. Almost as though I’ve lost something or someone very important to me. I knew we were heading in this direction, but was very surprised by my reaction to it all.

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  24. Carmelite says:

    Lin, me too. It almost seems like Pearl Harbor or 9/11. Sort of not real. But it is. Divine Mercy really is so needed!!!

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  25. A Quiet Person says:

    Charlie, I too am looking forward to things unfolding quickly so we can just be done with it already. I wonder though what kind of emotional shape those of us who survive will be in, once the rescue has taken place. I feel as if most people will be experiencing some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder syndrome, if events prove to be as traumatic as it seems they will be. Am I over-reacting? Will the rescue heal us emotionally as well as get us out from the situations that will be causing us to lose hope? I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder several years ago so I have to work very hard to look at things, even a very hopeful future, through a different lens.

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    • charliej373 says:

      You are going to be amazed to find that the Storm, itself, will have healing qualities. I will expand sometime.

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      • Fran says:

        That is so hopeful, Charlie.I am so looking forward to healing. Suffering is much easier to endure when you see healing and peace come of it.

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      • Anne says:

        Good …… Please do expand!

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      • Mary W. says:

        Thank you Charlie for this encouraging statement. Gives me/us great hope.

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      • SteveBC says:

        I’m with the others here and would love to hear more on this.

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      • Carmelite says:

        Charlie, please do expand on the healing. What is bothering me is the fact that we are facing total collapse SOON. But the rescue does not happen until late 2017. That is a long time to be in a scary place.
        Thank you for your fiat!!

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        • Mack says:

          Yes I feel that way too, but we’re already halfway through 2015. So 2.5 years to rescue. Every day is one day closer. I’m actually surprised we’ve gotten this far through the year without major collapse yet. I thought it would come sooner. thanks be to God. Main thing is to get spiritual house in order and take full advantage of sacraments while we still have easy access to them.

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      • A Quiet Person says:

        Thank you Charlie. Your response is very heartening.

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      • Mick says:

        Great question, Quiet Person; and, Charlie, I was so heartened by your answer. I look forward to your expanding on it sometime, when you have a free moment.. .Bwahahaha! 🙂

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  26. gary says:

    Charlie,
    This decision on the Obama care subsidy is one of the final financial nails in the coffin of the US. The decision today on marriage, in my opinion is likely to be the final nail. They won’t stop there with the marriage thing, they will keep after until they force the church to marry abominables. As a side note, we are not a Democracy but a Constitutional Republic…..at least we used to be. Now we are, in my humble opinion, an Oligarchy. None of our elected officials does anything about anything anymore so frankly we are doomed. Keep up the great work Charlie. We look for signs of hope in your writings. Thanks for all you do. Hope to see you on your journey!

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  27. Judy says:

    Gary: Those are the exact words that I and others used today, “the final nail in the coffin”. …… Tomorrow is the feast day of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I think we should all find some time to honor her with prayers. We surely need some of this help.

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  28. CrewDog says:

    Louisiana Bishop Counsels Civil Disobedience
    Bishop Michael Jarrell tells Catholics not to comply with the Supreme Court ruling on gay “marriage”
    http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/louisiana-bishop-counsels-civil-disobedience

    GOD SAVE US!!

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    • CrewDog says:

      PS: …. and Obama, to show his petty arrogance and contempt for the people of Faith in the USA …. and everywhere ….. we get this:
      http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern…w-white-house-after-same-sex-marriage-ruling/
      GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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        • Patricia says:

          Crew Dog,
          The Obama care ruling this week did not phase me. The expected gay marriage decision did not phase me. The sell out of the country by the Republican’s via the trade treaty did not phase me. But bathing the White House in the Gay Pride spotlight flag did.

          Also, I am taken back by the apparent inability of the President to be self-reflective. Aside from the obvious spiritual missteps of the action, I can not believe that a man who made it to the top can be so lacking in understanding of what the country and other world leaders think of him for such a trite action.

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        • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

          Crew Dog,
          That whole light display was a slap in the face, but what some pointed out is it takes awhile to get those lights in place. There were several courthouses, including where I live, that were also lit up, as well as the WTC. I guess they were just reading the tea leaves, but still — to have them all in place? Also, in the case of the White House and courthouses, I, as a taxpayer, am pretty annoyed to have had my tax dollars wasted on such nonsense. Of course, that is one of the least disturbing parts of this whole affair, but it is disturbing nonetheless — acting like children on a playground going “na-na-na-na-na.” And they want to be taken seriously? It is to weep.

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  29. Mary says:

    I can’t wait until you begin writing again, by the time I got around to reading the news today I had already had it up to here and then the SCOTUS decision. The next right step will be on my knees in tears. I steeled myself but still….. in tears and disbelief.

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  30. Jean says:

    I know this community doesn’t need to know this, but perhaps it would be good to spread the word in circles where people still view our problems as liberal vs. conservative or left vs right. In reality, this is an alignment of souls for God or against God: I will serve vs. I will not serve. We’re dealing with powers and principalities well beyond our power to contend with, where only prayer, fasting, alms, obedience and the like will have any impact for the better. Moreover, those on the wrong side of this issue are instruments and slaves of the evil one who need our prayers desperately even while they would throw our prayers back in our faces. We must focus our efforts toward holy living and intercessory and sacrificial offerings to the Lord on their behalf as well as that of the next generation (who will be the targets of intense indoctrination in coming years).

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  31. aj says:

    Cardinal Carlo Caffara (Archbishop of Bologna), said Sr. Lucia (Fatima visionary) wrote him saying that…the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid, she added, because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. And then she concluded: however, Our Lady has already crushed its head.

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  32. CrewDog says:

    I’m not a daily follower of Alex Jones and The Left ridicules him … which makes him more believable to me 😉 …. Anyway! Padriag @ MOG posted this today and, considering what has gone on in the week since Alex recorded it, this sounds more believable than anything being “vomited” out of DC …… vomited is the “nice” word I decided to use…………!!!!

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • NancyA says:

      every time I try to open his website, it freezes on me and has all sorts of bugs. They are really serious about keeping him from being seen and heard!

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    • Petra says:

      Crew Dog: I watched this. Basically, if you haven’t watched it, Jones tells his listeners some important people have called him asking why he hasn’t left the country yet (apparently due to the coming destruction.)

      This is one of my brother’s favorite fables. Maybe you’ve heard it:
      There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back white and trembling, and said, Master, just now when I was in the marketplace I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture. Now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go to Samara and there Death will not find me. The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop he went. Then the merchant went down to the marketplace and saw Death standing in the crowd and he went to her and said, Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning? That was not a threatening gesture, Death said, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I have an appointment with him tonight in Samara.

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    • Mick says:

      CrewDog, I saw that clip when Michael Snyder (theeconomiccollapseblog.com) linked to it. I’ve watched it 2 or 3 times,trying to take it all in.

      Have you seen this?

      http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-economic-collapse-blog-has-issued-a-red-alert-for-the-last-six-months-of-2015

      The dominoes are all falling, and everything points to September/October….

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  33. Amy says:

    You are all precious to me. Your prayers are the hands of Our Lord reaching out to me. I always know when I have been prayed for because the Lord does not let my fear last too long. Thank you for your prayers. I keep you all in my prayers. I wonder if the prayer for the flour and oil not to run dry from Pelianitos blog works on insulin. I will pray it like it does! Thank y ou all!!!

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    • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

      Oh, Amy, may God make it so for your son’s insulin!

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    • Julee says:

      I’m going to try that prayer out, too, Amy! Hoping it works for formula. I know we shouldn’t spend time worrying about the future, but wondering how I would feed my son during any kind of disaster is worrisome for this mama. His only means of getting food is formula via a g-tube. The thought of him possibly being hungry and looking at me and wondering why I’m not feeding him is more than I can bear and I pray it never gets to that point. My husband and I try to make sure he doesn’t have even the tiniest bit of discomfort, leaping up if he makes the slightest sound of something bothering him, so I can’t imagine what we will do except, of course, to trust and pray to not lose hope. It hurts so much if he’s hurting, especially if it’s something I’m helpless to change because even though he is nonverbal his eyes look to me and plead for help. Prayers going up for you and your children and all the disabled and most vulnerable!

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    • Mick says:

      Amy and Julee, I’m going to join you in praying Peli’s prayer for the multiplication of all that we need for survival. I have to believe that “Give us this day our daily bread” must also apply to everything that we need. May God bless you and your children.

      Julee, how is Justin doing? Are the seizures abating?

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  34. Mona says:

    Hei Charlie
    I have today harvesteded HAWTHORNE blades. I want the readers of this site to go out in nauture and harvest some HAWTHORNE blades. It can be used If you get ebola, ore somebody you know.
    Charlie. Will you explain.
    Mona from Denmark

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    • Mick says:

      Mona, thank you for the reminder about hawthorne. I have a very small hawthorne tree in my yard. I was going to wait until next year before harvesting any leaves, just so that the tree could get a little bit bigger. But maybe I should harvest a few leaves from it this year instead.

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  35. Amy says:

    You know I had a realization that brought me perspective. If the worst should come to pass for me and my family, I know deep down that it is just. I wrought it on myself. My prayer is going to be for God’s mercy and that He not consider what I truly deserve. May God have mercy on me by having mercy on my child(ren). I have seen drawings of the two hearts. One is the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Sword entered her heart first and then His. I’ve been trying to reflect on the meaning of this for the Blessed Mother and all mothers, including me.
    PS: Charlie, I just read After the Warning 2016. Re-reading it now. Its a lot of information. Better late than never.

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    • Jean says:

      I understand the meaning. My grandson stopped by and poured out his emotions about the social media uproar over the Supreme Court ruling. He’s been thoroughly indoctrinated with the world’s mind, going even so far to call those opposed to it ‘haters’ that should keep quiet and mind their own businesses. Then when I tried to speak, he abruptly shut me down and refused to let me speak in defense of the truth. Normally he would stay for a long visit, but went home immediately after this transpired. The only consolation I get from this, which otherwise destroyed me, was to realize that he was deeply disturbed by the debate. It tells me that somewhere deep inside him, his conscience is speaking to him. That is my hope anyway.

      I know the Blessed Mother was not confronted with a Son who was in rebellion with the Father’s will. But, She is the Mother of all and the rebellion of the human race against God Himself had to have been horrendous to watch. That is how I feel about America. It is horrendous to watch so many millions in complete and utter rebellion with God, and an entire generation about to be lost to hell. It boggles my mind, when I see same-sex couples embracing and kissing, and I wonder how someone can stray so far from what is natural and instinctive. It is shocking to see. Prepare to see a lot of it. Now it will be right out there in our faces.

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      • Jean says:

        I meant to say, also that the sword will pierce my grandson too, after having already been driven in my heart. His will be when he sees what they intend to do with us.

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    • LL says:

      I tried reading that book Amy. But, I had to stop, I made it 2/3s through. I find him very misled. He is so sure that he is correct about everything. He strikes me more as someone who is just obsessed. Also, I found his interpretations of history to be somewhat suspect and his conclusions not necessarily supportable. I am just as conservative as the next person, but his accusations and leaps are just too much. It is his manner and cockiness that is really a warning. Just something to think about.

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      • charliej373 says:

        I have not read the book, LL, so I don’t know – but I get so frustrated at so many “religious” books that completely fracture history or make it up as they go along to support their ideological agenda. These do no service to the faith, but merely discredit us – and drive some otherwise serious people who are not yet formed in their faith away.

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  36. gettimothy says:

    Charlie,

    Thank you for providing context for what we see happening. I told God how much I appreciated Him using you for this. It is a great comfort.

    I am also grateful that the mask is being ripped off the evil that has infected this land so that it now stands in open defiance of God instead of couching its evil in the language of good and God.

    I expect the events to quicken and intensify, but now I can watch calmly and trust, love,do.

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  37. mll says:

    I too, would like to ask for prayers for my young adult daughters. The oldest has intellectual and physical disabilities and the youngest has Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes. I pray continuously for their healing and am trying to grow in trust of our Lord. Thanks to all for sharing their comments and wisdom.

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  38. Mick says:

    Charlie, I gotta tell ya: Some time ago, you said something like the Mark of the Beast was not a microchip or a tattoo or some such, but was rather the acceptance of the homosexual agenda; and that the mark on the forehead and hand meant the acceptance of that ideology, the rejection of which would make your thoughts (“forehead”) a crime and your ability to do buy/sell/transact business (“hand”) nigh on impossible. When I read what you wrote back then, I thought, “Hmmm… interesting perspective and definitely one to consider, but I’m not sure I’m buying it.” Well, now I’m definitely buying it.

    I must admit that the Obamatrade fiasco didn’t much phase me, and neither did the Obamacare and “marriage” “equality” rulings by the Supreme Court. I certainly don’t like any of these things, but they haven’t thrown me into a funk or a tizzy like I would have expected them to. I’ve just kept telling myself, as you have so often told us, that “these things must come.”

    Same thing with health insurance coverage. I used to freak out about what would happen if our insurance company were to cancel our “grandfathered” health insurance policy. Well, the letter arrived in the mail on Thursday, informing us that our family of 7 would have no coverage after December 31, 2015. My husband, wonderful man and excellent provider that he is, was beside himself. But as I was reading the letter, I found myself saying, “Well, it doesn’t really matter because this whole house of cards will have collapsed by then anyway.” It was one big “meh” to me.

    I hate the idea of anyone suffering–especially children, the disabled, or the elderly. But more and more I find myself praying, “Lord, bring it already!” Radical, painful surgery is the only way to eliminate this disease that the whole world has, and to bring about the healing that will come with and after the Rescue. So, fiat!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Funny, Mick, imagine my priests over 20 years, thinking that something I said sounded pretty whacked – until it happened. Way back when I was doing radio, the fellow who was then the Majority Leader in the Illinois House paid a lot of attention to what I said. “If you make some normal prediction, Charlie, you are pretty good, but nothing special. But if you say something completely wild that nobody else has even thought of is going to happen, you can take it to the bank.”

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    • barb129 says:

      In agreement Mick! Our pastor’s homily this morning was about how important it is to maintain our faith so we don’t fall into despair. I was thinking about how when I went through my cancer treatment four years ago, how much I dreaded the surgery but at the same time I knew I had to have it to cure my disease and I wanted it over with as quickly as possible. Waiting those few weeks for it to happen were nerve-wracking. I also had the thought in my brain of wondering what stage my cancer was and not being able to know until after the surgery.
      Now I think the dear Lord was using all I went through then to help me cope with what is coming. I look back and think, “How did I get through all of that so calmly?’ Some people were totally amazed at how well I handled it and I know that it was His grace and taking one day at a time. What a blessing! And how helpful it is for me to think of that in terms of what is coming.

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    • SteveBC says:

      But, Mick, you still need to find health insurance in order to be prudent, right?

      I’ve been working on my mother’s tax return for 2014 (extended, as usual). It has to be filed no later than October 15 of this year. I’m thinking I could wait until the last minute in the hopes that the IRS will have disappeared by then, but I realize I must act prudentially.

      So I’m slogging away on the stuff anyway and will probably will turn out to file the day *before* the Collapse, more’s the pity! I will have done all the work, and the Big EMP will wipe it all out before she gets credited with filing. 😀

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      • Mick says:

        You’re killing me, SteveBC! Here comes an EMP or a CME right on schedule to scrub the IRS’s hard drives, crash Obamacare AND the insurance companies, and “bomb” us back to the Stone Age… Awesome! 🙂

        OK, I’ll try to be serious for a second (but only one): You’re right; prudence is paramount. And yes, we’ll look for something else–perhaps one of those medical cost-sharing organizations like Samaritan. But I’ll be a monkey’s uncle (OK, aunt) before my family signs up for Obamacare. I refuse to cooperate with this government; and I see no point in paying $1,500+ per month for the “privilege” of having a $15,000 family deductible which would have to be met before we could get pathetic coverage which can’t hold a candle to the better (and hugely less expensive) coverage that we have now. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Rrrriiiiiiight.

        But when it comes right down to it, I think it’s going to be a mute point because I believe the whole thing is going to go to heck-in-a-handbasket before December 31. That’s why our insurance cancellation didn’t really phase me.

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        • SteveBC says:

          I’m so stunned that you thought me a sanguine in another comment that I am scrambling to resurrect my melancholic reputation as I say darkly that the darn crash better not decide it shouldn’t come at all. Grouse, grouse. December 31st?!? If it waits much longer than that, then pretty soon it might as well not come until the day before the Rescue, and I’m going to be irritated. I signed up for a Big Crash and Burn, not some piddling little half-baked one-day kinda-rough few hours. Grouse, grouse.

          Well, heck, OK. Might as well wait, then. 😀

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        • CrewDog says:

          “I refuse to cooperate with this government; and I see no point in paying $1,500+ per month for the “privilege” of having a $15,000 family deductible …………”
          This, Mick & Gang, is a perfect example of why ObamaCare and our whole USA (EU -Too)
          System is about to collapse. It’s simply un-affordable! Most USA Families don’t have the Ca$h to put poor Old GranPap in the ground ;-( I’m “blessed” ’cause I’m on Medicare and (Military Retired) Tricare picks up most of the “rest” but that only works for me and other oldsters if there are plenty of youngsters paying taxes … there simply ain’t ’cause .. among other “Things” … we done murdered 55 MILLION of them!! God, like it or no, is going to force US to rely on Him and, with His inspiration, other people of Faith. Back to Family taking care of Family and Faith Communities taking care of those in need!
          Lord, Please dissipate The Storm and just come and rescue US! Amen!!!

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        • Marita says:

          I love all your comments Steve and Mick! You both write things I think to write and then don’t have to because you covered it! Unfortunately, I still have to decide if I am going to keep paying for my insurance. In order to keep my payment under $400 a month, I had to choose the $10,000 deductible.
          Steve, I was like you Friday and Saturday, I kept telling the Lord, “You can let us have it now, I’m fed up with this and I want your justice to fall.” I kept thinking about the Sons of Thunder while saying this and asking James and John to help me out here. Ha Ha! Then I went to Mass Saturday afternoon, and the song they were singing during Communion was “The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, rich in kindness, the Lord is kind and merciful.” I was asking Him, does this mean we still have to wait? I just want the wicked to get knocked on the butts, not hurt, so they will WAKE UP!!! Then get up and call on the Lord and be SAVED!! I just want everyone saved!

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          • Mick says:

            Ha, Marita! I guess that the Communion hymn shows that God likes a good laugh, too.

            I hope I get to meet you when Charlie passes through in September. 🙂

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          • SteveBC says:

            Marita, yes, it is tempting sometimes to want the wrath of God to fall. I see so many people going so far off-track that I wonder just how much longer the time of mercy should go. I suspect God goes for the most souls saved overall, and I trust Him to judge the transition from mercy to justice to the last possible soul.

            What I see is not what He sees. I see trouble for more and more people, but He may see how these events help souls wake up. That is certainly true for me, and I deeply appreciate that God woke me up several years ago, well within his mercy. How can I not want the same for everyone else? Yet I believe it cannot be so. I feel us shifting moment by moment to justice, yet it is not obvious enough yet for me to see it for certain sure.

            The anticipation of the suffering and the glory of the Storm as it unfolds before us in true earnest is hard for me to take. However, better to be in a state of anticipation and believe God still finds reason to awaken people through mercy than to wish disaster to come. It will be desperately hard when it does, and spectacularly interesting as well.

            As you can see, I have very mixed feelings about this. I try hard to let God set the time of transition and not make demands that He shift at my command! Yet I will find my faith strengthened that a new and better world truly is coming when the Collapse occurs and all becomes clearly begun.

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    • A Quiet Person says:

      Well Mick, I am “buying it” now too. When the discussion came up here about the mark of the beast being a microchip, I was very invested in that idea because it was the only one I had heard of before. Within the past few months though, this other thing has grow so enormously that it reminds me of some big blob in a horror movie, growing without restraint or control. It’s like there isn’t room for anything else on the screen anymore. It is much clearer to me now. The world is so ready for healing. Lord, please just do it soon.

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  39. Lin says:

    Someone shared this music video with me recently and I wanted to pass it along. It dramatizes God’s ability to help us and to rescue us in time of need. May it bring encouragement to all of us in our various needs and circumstances. J+M+J

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  40. Jane Scurto says:

    Blood meet turnip. Love it! Classic Charlie.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ha! thanks Jane…and you have been hearing it from me for over 40 years. By the way, John and Denise Bailey (old high school friends) were the coordinators for my Miami-Ft. Lauderdale visit.

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  41. This word “haters” is very troubling indeed. Diabolical! We need to guard against any vitriol that would prove their point. We need to be “lovers” as Jesus taught us, not excusing sin, but showing mercy to sinners. Let us pray for the souls of all who are being led astray. It is our time to shine. And if we are made to suffer, let the words on our lips echo those of St. Steven, “Father, do not hold this sin against them.” Perhaps in the mirror of hate, they will see their own reflection and be converted.

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  42. xasecretx says:

    “A great deception: America has abandoned the love for our creator for the love of oneself. The father of lies has deceived our nation. Convinced us that ‘love is love’ while slowly destroying the fabric of our existence. Our family has slowly been eliminated and has been replaced by selfish men and women who have sought a FALSE freedom, by removing Him from our society. It is not too late to turn back, but we are almost at a tipping point. The point of no return. This may be a happy time for many people, but their happiness will soon turn to sorrow. The realization that their love for themselves is just an illusion put on by the great deceiver. We will soon see our errors and realize what has happened. The light will destroy the darkness man has created. We must open our hearts to Him and His mother. This is the only way. His mother will bring the light to pierce the darkness taking over our nation and our world. Be prepared.”

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  43. Judith says:

    Ha, devil’s got it wrong, as always. He can only mimic but never has total truth. The “gay arrogance” flag shows six colors. God”s rainbow has seven. Indigo – deep violet blue – one of the seven prismatic or primary colors , so said Isaac Newton

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  44. malachi99 says:

    Thought I would offer my two cents on the recent Encyclical from Pope Francis. In light of the 2000 year Tradition of the Church and given our particular historical situation there is perhaps not many encyclicals more untimely and irrelevant. Any of the salient points made in this document have been stated and restated for decades now especially by Pope Benedict. The Church, and Catholic culture in general, finds Herself in grave peril and our highest Church men think that the issue of final moment is the misuse of “mother earth’s” resources. I don’t know about you but I can think of a few other pressing issues in this dark hour. Letter’s such as this do nothing to defend or comfort the faithful but serve only to confirm in the minds of the Church’s enemies Her utter irrelevancy and reduction to just one more useless NGO.

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  45. Carmelite says:

    SteveBC, you said “The anticipation of the suffering and the glory of the Storm as it unfolds before us in true earnest is hard for me to take. However, better to be in a state of anticipation and believe God still finds reason to awaken people through mercy than to wish disaster to come. It will be desperately hard when it does, and spectacularly interesting as well.

    As you can see, I have very mixed feelings about this.”

    You know, I could quote your entire post as my feelings, too. You are a very down to earth kinda person, and that’s a good quality in my book 🙂

    That being said, I still cannot totally doubt what Charlie has been saying, so the ‘afraid’ does indeed well up at times.

    As I read the problems so many people are experiencing, my heart goes out to all. Please know, dear friends, that I remember you in my prayers = ALL of you. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers for me and mine. But I do believe that our Father has us in His hand, and all will be as He wills if we allow Him to work in and through us. Yesterday’s responsorial psalm “The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him.” resonated in my heart.

    Pax

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  46. kensme says:

    Charlie..curiosity brought me to your site via Mark Mallet’s site. After perusing your postings I am puzzled by how your revelations differ from biblical descriptions of the apocalypse. In particular, the very prophecies from the mouth of Jesus. Are you saying that the prophecies of Jesus in the Olivet discourse, the Book of Daniel, and the Apocalypse already occurred? And, the Mother of God is not mentioned in any of these? What about the sign of Christ in the sky and the resurrection of the dead and the harpazo and the new Jerusalem, and his glorious return when all the world will see? You really need to explain why you avoid the words spoken by God incarnate ?

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    • charliej373 says:

      With respect, Ken, your question is loaded with assumptions that do not hold up under examination. Speaking of end times events, modern conventional wisdom functionally ignores the era of peace if it notices it at all. No one speculates on how long it will be. I speak specifically of one small part of that era…the Storm and the Rescue, or Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. I have spoken frequently of the very things you discuss and in great depth. In addition, I have had everything I say vetted by serious priests and theologians over 20 years (in fact, when I was silent, they saw all first. Now, I speak first and they correct me if I have erred or if clarification is needed). Your assertion that I avoid the words spoken by God incarnate is utter balderdash refuted by anyone who spends a serious afternoon perusing this site. At this point, I am guessing you have only skimmed a few things here, perhaps with goodwill, perhaps not. But at this point, if what I say does not make sense to you, it may be that it is your expectations which are garbled, rather than what I say. I hope that you are sincere. If not, we will not get bogged down in efforts to debate such things. I have serious theologians, canon lawyers, and priests telling me that nothing I have ever said publicly is inconsistent with the Bible and the mainstream of end times theology. I will take their word for it rather than yours at this point,

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      • kensme says:

        Likewise, with respect and I hope you are sincere. I’ll get back to you in 2017, if your prophetic visions become reality. Just as Jesus said ..to test “prophets”. Jesus said that every word he spoke came from God, his Father. He is the way the Truth and the life and no one gets to the Father but through him. He never spoke of these things you speak of, and your writings do not center around him, so I question your veracity. One of your postings states the tool of deceit was taken away from Satan, and now he uses terror. Jesus said Satan is a murderer from the beginning, the liar, and the father of lies. This means Satan was the creator of the lie. Just as it is impossible for God to lie, it is impossible for Satan to speak the truth. He wants to be worshipped equally as a creator, and his creation is the Lie. He is the abomination that makes desolate and the reason Jesus Christ had to become man and die as the suffering servant. Deceit cannot be taken away from Satan until God destroys him. I only see allusions to any scriptural facts in your Storm writings. One final comment, every prophet in the Bible said the words they spoke came directly from God. Or as in Daniel, from and Angel under strict obedience to deliver the exact words of God. Are you saying that all of your writings are the exact words of Almighty God given to you? If so, then they should be determined as absolute Truth and delivered to the entire world immediately, in these days of global instantaneous communication it’s possible. Not floating in cyber space. I will pray for you and your priests, bishops, theologians, and canon lawyers. By the way, mainstream end times theology is not credible. I hope my skepticism is found to be unwarranted.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Okay, Ken. I suspect – and correct me if I am wrong – that you approach these things from a Protestant Evangelical perspective. It is a legitimate effort, but I think too narrow both in its exegis and interpretation. I have said frequently that I am not primarily a seer, though that plays a role in what I am called to do. A great Catholic saint, St. Joan of Arc, was sent to defend a people through a particular crisis, not primarily to deliver them messages. Even if you are not Catholic, many Old Testament figures were given unique jobs that did not primarily involve giving messages, even though sometimes messages were involved – Moses, Abraham and David quickly come to mind. What has been laid out for me is much more along those lines than that of authentic full prophets, either ancient or modern.

          Right now, I am inclined to believe you to be sincere. Even so, do not put words in my mouth such as “are you saying all of your writings are the exact words of Almighty God…” when I have put great emphasis on the fact that they are NOT. It is not what I am to say that is the heart of what I am called to do, but what I am to do. In fact, I have said repeatedly that God wants us all to stretch out our hand to Him, taking the next right step and taking full responsibility for it rather than blaming Him for whatever pops into our heads. People are looking for a guru. There is no guru to be found that will, like a GPS system, tell you each turn you have to take, relieving you of any moral accountability for your decisions. On occasion, I am given a specific message and ordered to deliver it, such as on this piece.

          Another thing I have said frequently is that it is not my job to convince, only to inform – and I do so that as things disintegrate, rather than panicking, you will remember you were told and see the hand of God behind unfolding events. If you are sincere (as I rather think you are) it won’t hurt a thing that you don’t believe me…so long as you acknowledge God in all things, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you.

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          • kensme says:

            Been Catholic all of my life. Met Jesus on a beautiful August afternoon while playing alone in a meadow about 8 years old. Never saw him, heard him in a breeze.. Not sure about Popes, priests and bishops….seem too business like. The only reason I remain Catholic….is the Mass. The Gloria, the Creed, Communion, Redemption, the Lord’s prayer, the promise of eternity with God, forgiveness of sins, the last supper, and nearly all of scripture every four years in the readings, a great celebration of God’s plan. Everything contained in the Mass, is about Jesus and his Words. I am a Lector because I can give honor and respect to the Word of God. Each time I read the scripture I ask that I can reach one soul and help save it. The Orthodox church is closest. But the Mass sets Catholicism apart from all of the other supposedly christian churches. The Mass is a gift from the Holy Spirit to humanity. When you were converted, I’m sure you found the Mass to be a blessing. The Mass takes the place of the worship services in the Hebrew Temple of the Old Testament. As I said I will be in contact in 2017, if your visions arrive. In the meantime, attend Mass as often as you can.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Well, God bless you, Ken. Yes, at the time it seemed to me that going to Mass from where I was from was like in the old movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” when it changes from black and white to Technicolor. It was not that there wasn’t something authentic in where I had been, but there was an incomparable richness and fullness in the Mass. Christ is truly present there. How could it be otherwise? Yet with my sister, who clears comments here, it was almost immediate. The first Mass she ever attended was at an Easter Vigil where a brother was converting. I looked back to mention something to her, but her eyes were fixed in fascinated awe. Internally I chuckled to myself that she would be talking to me in the next few days about converting (my literal first thought was, “She’s toast”). I was wrong…she talked to me later that same night.

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          • Kim Johnston Hocutt says:

            Yep and thanks be to God, I have been toast ever since!!! 🙂

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