Justice Scalia, the Seton Miracles and the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion

(I was gone most of the weekend visiting with leaders of The Holy League and attending the Men of Christ Conference in Milwaukee. I will have a piece up tonight. Now this piece by our friend, Dan Lynch, may prove edifying to you.-CJ)

By Dan Lynch

The recent death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reminded me of the so-called “Seton Miracles”, his belief in them and their relation to the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion.

The Seton Miracles included a priest’s wounds of the stigmata and incidents surrounding him such as weeping statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, changing-color rosaries, miracle colors and lights in the sky, and miraculous healings from 1991 to 1993 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Woodbridge, Virginia.

The priest’s name was Father James Bruse. He was the spiritual director of the mystic who received the revelations of the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion. He was also our apostolate’s first spiritual director.

I personally witnessed Father Bruse’s stigmata wounds and the weeping of a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that he held in my presence. He reported many conversions and healings through his prayers. He told me that some of the phenomena that he experienced were connected to the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion. In His image, Jesus King of All Nations reveals His stigmata wounds.

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On October 21, 2010, Justice Scalia gave an address in which he talked about the Seton Miracles, which he believed. He asked, “Why wasn’t that church absolutely packed with nonbelievers seeking to determine if there might be something to this?”

The answer was obvious, he said with disdain, “The wise do not investigate such silliness.”

Father Bruse’s pastor, Father Daniel Hamilton, saw the stigmata wounds on Father Bruse’s wrists, a statue in Father Bruse’s room producing blood, and other crying and bleeding statues.

“Father Bruse came to the ultimate cynic,” Father Hamilton said. “I don`t believe in these kinds of things. I told him it must be the result of atmospheric conditions.” The two priests then exchanged statues.

“When he gave me the statue, I noticed these marks on his wrists,” Father Hamilton said. “I said to him, ‘Stigmata.’ But, he didn’t know what I was talking about or what those marks meant.” So, I said, “Didn’t they teach you anything in the seminary?”

“Later, I went to Father Bruse`s room at the rectory. I looked at his statue of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the statue was crying blood. I backed out of his room.”

“When I returned to my own room, the statue of Mary that Father Bruse had given me was crying.”

Father Hamilton said, “Of course I doubted it in the beginning. And then I saw some of this stuff he’d been talking about. It’s true. That’s all I can tell you. It’s true. It’s true.”

Author James L. Carney wrote in his book, The Seton Miracles, “In the entire history of the Catholic Church, there may be no greater occurrence of weeping statues and other physical signs of God’s presence through the Blessed Virgin Mary than what took place on the outskirts of our Nation’s Capitol in 1991 – 1993.”

Father Bruse believes in and practices the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion. He wrote to me, “Through the practice of the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion we will grow spiritually and experience the reality of His kingship. He is the Son of the living God and this Devotion is a gift of His love and mercy for us to prepare us and challenge us to the extreme to reject Satan and the ways of the world and to choose Christ and to love His teachings because His reign is coming through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!”

After the 9/11 Attack on America, Fr. Bruse said, “I see that as something getting ready to happen. I think it’s a major wake-up call that’s going on, and I think that all that I see – the weird temperature, the polar caps, the earthquakes — there’s a lot going on and I think we should all be prepared. I really do. I’ve had a lot more come back to Church and Confession. I think it’s all different than a few years back. I think we’re in a different era now. Christ is preparing us for the Kingdom of God, saying ‘Be prepared,’ but shouting it out now. It’s as if Christ is saying ‘Wake up! Let’s get moving on our spirituality.’ I believe it’s building up to something big.”

We are called to have hope in the promise of Jesus King of All Nations for a great renewal of the Church, of mankind and of all creation. He said: “Therefore let it also be known that a great renewal of My Holy Church, of mankind and indeed of all creation will follow the cleansing action of My Justice. How greatly I Love My people! It is for your good O mankind that I allow My Justice to be poured out in order to awaken your conscience and correct your sinful behavior. Yet you see how dearly I Love you in that I continually warn you and even seek to comfort you in the pain of the cleansing which is almost upon you.

Return to Me My people. I Love you Infinitely and Eternally for such is My very Nature as God; the One-True God, the Sovereign King of all that is. Pray and trust in Me My Faithful ones. I will not abandon you in the dark and cloudy day which rapidly approaches. Stay close to My Immaculate Mother; cling to her Holy Rosary, invoke her Immaculate Heart.

Take up My devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations for in its practice you shall find for yourselves a haven of Grace, Mercy and Protection. Enthrone this My image everywhere for I shall be powerfully present there and the Power of My Sovereign Kingship shall surely shield you from My Just Judgement.

Be strong and do not lose hope. I AM with you to save you. (Journal 414-419).

You may learn how to practice this Devotion recommended by Father Bruse and heed his exhortation to “Be prepared” by reading my book, Chastisements, Preparation and Protection against Them.

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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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294 Responses to Justice Scalia, the Seton Miracles and the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion

  1. Simone says:

    I haven’t read much from Dan Lynch. The book he is promoting has an interesting title. Why would we want protection from chastisement?

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    • Dan Lynch says:

      Dear Simone,

      Why would anyone want protection from chastisements? Because God desires that we ask him for this as our protective Father. That is also why we ask him for his love, his mercy, his kindness, his providence and his forgiveness.

      If your father told you as a little girl, “I will protect you!” Would you say to him, “No thanks, I can take care of myself.”?

      God is infinitely better than your father and cares infinitely for you to the extent of protecting you from his justice. But, yours is the choice. You are free to accept his gift or to reject it.

      Jesus warned us, “Violence, wars and hatred will grow yet greater until finally mankind will bring upon himself a great punishment, then will follow the chastisement that will fall directly from heaven. Embrace my devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations for it is a great mercy given by your God for these most perilous times. Yours is the choice. I leave you free to accept or reject both my admonition and my gift.” (Journal 375, 376, 379).

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      • Simone says:

        Thank you for your response! My thought was that if God wills the chastisement in order to help His children, why would we want protection from it?

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        • Beckita says:

          Simone, you have responded beautifully already. I would like to add, for many, many years I have prayed for mitigation of the chastisements in so much as people would respond to the effusion of purifying grace which God has been sending in so many ways. I continue to pray in this manner because of all the times in salvation history when God mitigated just chasetisements as a result of a response on the part of His people. After all, He just wants us to be who we really are: His kids, incapable of anything without His Grace, in need of acknowledging and embracing that we are totally dependent on Him.

          Charlie has said that the prayers and sacrifices of many have actually brought about mitigation already, that is, the period of the Storm has been shortened. May this Storm ever intensifying, be embraced and inundated with our prayers, as it continue to be an instrument of rescue, calling all children of God back to Him.

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      • Simone says:

        I’m using today to delve deeper into this devotion. My adorable mother-in-law has been praying this devotion for years. She is wise. 🙂

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  2. Doug says:

    Nice.

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      Hi Grasshopper lol love that green alien face- fits you like a glove! 🙂

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      • Doug says:

        Welcome back Snowy!

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          PLEASE PRAY!!!!
          It’s 6:45 CST here and my sister and daughter are on their way to rescue my grandchildren from an abusive situation, can anyone who reads this please pray that this goes smoothly and no one gets hurt! Thank you so much!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Charlie, we got the kids! Everyone is doing fine. You can just delete this and the post I put above!

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          • charliej373 says:

            I’m leaving both comments up, Snowy. Many people here are praying for you. Thanks be to God!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Charlie, my grandkids are going to be staying with my daughter, my son gave her power of attorney for one year so her and her husband have taken them in. They have 5 of their own kids ages 2-10 and my son’s kids are 2 and 6. My daughter’s husband is such a good man. He’s going to build an edition onto the house so they all have enough room-bedrooms, etc. and they are putting them in school with their own kids. My daughter also does daycare for the kids of the Principal of the school. We are praying the stability and being around so many children their own age helps them get through this. We are going to get my granddaughter baptized asap as well. There is so much involved in all of this it’s hard to even type it out. I spent a long time on the phone with my grandson last night…he’s so confused. He cried for a long time because we would not give him pills to fall asleep… apparently this was being done by his other grandmother. My daughter and I had to tell him stories and teach him prayers…and tell him about Heaven and Jesus and he wanted to know everything so he could know his mom was happy now. This is the hardest and most painful thing I have ever ever lived through. I feel like I have failed on so many levels because this kind of pain tears through you so deeply and quickly…. and so many times satan stirred the people involved (all of us- on both sides of the family) into frenzies of fear and despair and it was so hard to not fall into this and falter with trusting Jesus and getting fearful and frantic! My daughter and I were the only ones able to keep my son steady thru this, and for now he has at least some peace because for the first time in a long time he knows his kids are safe and loved. I learned so much and am heart broken I wasn’t stronger. I’m offer everything up for them. And thank you to all of you who prayed, with out that- knowing that- I don’t know how this would have turned out.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Snowy, thank you for the update! So many beautiful blessings are in place. Do not let the dark one have you use blame for yourself or anyone else for that matter impede in the momentum that is on tap. All are in my prayers! Call if you need/want to chat, anytime. I am hopping around on one foot so if I miss your call, I will call back. 😉

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Jen, thank you so much! 🙂

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          • Beckita says:

            Dearest Snowy, I’m so sorry for all you’ve been and are enduring. I’m going to keep you and your family in daily prayer, invoking angels to tend to you all in every way. Perhaps guilt is merely a temptation. I pray you can be as gentle with yourself as you would any best friend and I hope you can work through all the issues with your spiritual director and/or loving, solid spiritual friends. Seems like the Surrender Novena could get a good workout in these days.

            Just know that you are loved! God’s Great Power in our prayers seeking healing, consolation, strength, wisdom and discernment for everyone in your family know no time and space. May the PEACE only Christ can give reign in your heart amidst the difficulties.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Thank you Beckita, my son just told the other Grandma the kids were staying with my daughter for good and she is going crazy. My daughter is afraid she will do something terrible because of the nature of her threats, so thank you for your (and everyone’s) continued prayers. And please pray for her, she is so enraged and so confused and lost. We feel really badly for her but she is in no condition to care for these kids. She just can’t see what is best for her own grandkids. This is just so painful to see and it is so hard on everyone. the kids need stability, love and security- none of which they have had for quite some time now.
            On a better note… Today they are very happy and peaceful, playing and laughing- just being kids for the first time in a long time 🙂 Thanks be to God!

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          • Beckita says:

            I love your witness to faith, Snowy. You name the other grandmother’s struggles and respond by praying for her and wishing her well. Christ will surely win the day in her life through our Mother’s intercession. Indeed, prayer remains with you all!

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          • Simone says:

            SNOWY!!!! Praise and thanks be to God!!!!! Thank you for the update.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Thanks be to God!

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          • charliej373 says:

            Snowy is in a very difficult and potentially dangerous situation here. Please, let us all join in prayer for her and her family.

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks for leaving up the comments, Charlie. Snowy it is an honor to accompany you in prayer, especially when the going is tough. Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m just now reading these comments. No problem for God as I’m joining this family and adding my prayers in the Eternal Now. I’ve got you and your family tucked into a particular sequence of daily prayer.
            O Jesus, we surrender Snowy and her family to you, take care of everything!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Beckita, Jen, Simone, Mick everyone thank you! I taught the Surrender prayer to my son, he is praying many times a day and now so is his little boy 🙂 I lived on it for the past 7-8 days (actually the past few months!)..praying it over and over.

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          • Simone says:

            Thank you, Snowy, for your guidance. I have to visit Charlie’s website and stay a while.

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          • Beckita says:

            Simone, when you’re in the midst of nearly overwhelming trials, there is a particular novena which many have found to be efficacious: http://tonyhickey.org/surrender-novena

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          • Simone says:

            Thanks!! As an aside, my sweet baby accidentally scratched my iris and the pain is incredibly annoying so I spent most of the night praying for all the intentions of the NRSTEPPERS. It’s small but mighty I’m sure.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Simone, thank you for your prayers. I do hope and pray that your eye feels better soon.

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          • Beckita says:

            So sorry, Simone. Small with love IS mighty. Thanks so very much.

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          • Doug says:

            Awwwe. Sweet Simone.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Simone, I have been fretting over my inability to pray my daily prayers since this storm this erupted in my life. Today, Jesus calmed me and showed me this- Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, Jesus, you take care of it.Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself.
            *A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well.* (this is what He showed me so clearly!!)
            There is no novena more effective than this:
            O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
            I think this is very important because many of have or will at times of great trial be so very comforted by this! ❤

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          • charliej373 says:

            And don’t you know, Snowy, that you have been living prayer probably better than any time in your life by fully caring for your family – getting completely outside yourself for the love of others? I often say that the most neglected form of prayer is the prayer of doing. Sadly, still, when people are living the most rich prayer life they think they are not praying enough because they don’t count the prayer of doing as prayer at all.

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          • Beckita says:

            Amen, Charlie. I think the same when someone tells me they’re physically or mentally suffering so much s/he can’t accomplish the usual prayer routine. But WOW! The prayer of suffering, even as Simone is in pain with the scratched iris is potent.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Charlie, yes and right now I am praying for a car so I get much more involved with my grandkids and really be available to help my daughter on a more daily basis! We will see what the Lord can do there 🙂

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          • Doug says:

            Oh so true Snowy. I usually revert to simple St. Faustina prayer “Jesus, I trust in You” in crisis.

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          • Beckita says:

            Oh Snowy! XO

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Snowy, I am praying for Our Blessed Mother’s loving intercession for the safety and security of your loved ones.

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          • Mick says:

            Thank God, Snowy! I’m so glad that they’re safe now.

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          • Praying, praying, praying for Snowy!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Thank you, SF ❤

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          • sweetwaterhaven says:

            Snowy, thinking of you and your family:

            http://sweetwaterhaven.com/images/snowys_ecard

            Also asked St. Patrick and St. Lorcan Ua Tuathail to intercede on your behalf. They’re my go-to’s for family matters.

            God Bless,

            MP

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Oh MP, that is the sweetest card! I can’t believe you did that. I’m going to send a copy of it to my daughter and print a copy to send to my son. Just beautiful, thank you so much ❤

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            MP, your TLC and talent shared so freely is heart warming!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            MP, just wanted to tell you that everyone here loved your card and I looked up St. Lorcan Ua Tuathail, very interesting Saint! I saved the site I found to read more about him 🙂

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          • Barb129 says:

            I know it’s almost 12 hours later but there is no time with God so I’m praying now and looking for an update….hope that things have gone well!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Oh Barb, I did actually think about that after I posted and sent Charlie a panicky email lol…I gave it up to Jesus and tried not to worry about it- God is so good and it all worked out 🙂

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          • YongDuk says:

            If he deletes it, how will we know to pray in Thanksgiving and continued graces?

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Yong Duk, I know, and that’s true. I was just stressed and a mess and it seemed every time I posted something within minutes everything would change and it would have been a nightmare in here. The situation is still raw and boiling but I know all of the prayers here are like water on the fire! 🙂 So I’m glad he posted anyway!

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          • Doug says:

            Oh Snowy. I will pray.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Thank you, Doug!

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          • Doug says:

            Snowy, I will light more candles for your family this weekend. Lambzie’s and my hearts goes out to you

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Doug, thank you and please thank lambzie foor me, I hope she is doing okay! I miss seeing her here!

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          • Doug says:

            Oh my gosh. I cant imagine what you are going through. Praying is the least we can do. Lamzie is also busy with some commitments behind the scenes, but I have been filling her in. By the way, we went to paint bar on a date this past week and I did my first painting ever. It was exciting.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Doug, I’m really doing very well. I feel as stable and happy as I was before this happened!
            I just want to know what you chose to paint and how it turned out?!

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          • Doug says:

            Snowy, I will email you a picture.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Doug, wow! The painting look beautiful!!

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          • Doug says:

            Why thank you Snowy. I especially like the girl behind the other painting ☺. My mom was an art teacher/artist. So maybe some of that DNA spilled over into me. It was fun on my paint date with my bride.

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          • LukeMichael says:

            May God bless you and strengthen you Snowy Owl! How wonderful your family is to step into the breech.I will keep you in prayer.

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          • Ed Allison says:

            Snowy, even though I haven’t been around much, please be assured that you and your family are in my prayers. I include all here and your intentions in my morning rosary during my hour long commute to work. Wow, talk about being a sign of hope to those around you! Be well and be at peace! The Lord is surely pouring out His graces on you and your family!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Thank you, Ed, I really appreciate the prayers!! God bless you 🙂

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      • Mick says:

        Hi, Snowy! How’s that La Brea Tarpit in your yard? 🙂

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        • charliej373 says:

          When I was on my pilgrimage, I unexpectedly came upon the La Brea tarpits. Kind of cool…I looked around.

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Mick, I just checked and still don’t see any mammoth tusks or saber-toothed cat fangs poking through the mud so it’s all good! 😉

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Haha..okay, Mick, I have to tell you about a new development concerning the flooding La Brea mud pit here..the water and mud have flooded into our heating ducts and we are now sucking it out with a hose! We’ve been without heat for a week! It’s COLD here..thank God for wood stoves! Let’s see what will happen next 😉 maybe I can go into the mud pottery business and use my woodstove as a kiln 😀

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          • Mick says:

            Snowy, sorry about the mud mess. But hey, at least the artist in you can see the possibilities of free raw materials and of making your woodstove do double duty!

            I’m so glad that the kids are OK now. Your daughter, your son-in-law, and you are true heroes (and I never, EVER use that word lightly). You are all in my prayers (and your son and the other grandma, too).

            Can I send you anything for the kids? Books, medals, scapulars, holy cards… something?

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Mick, thank you!! My house is basically a Catholic bookstore lol but if I need something special I will check with you! My Grandson is crying at night and we don’t seem able to comfort him. He’s missing his parents…I asked for prayers in the prayer requests. Any ideas? It’s so heart wrenching, he’s so sweet. 😦

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          • charliej373 says:

            Just be there for him, Snowy. It will pass, but the love of those who care for him will not. Be there – and you will live to see a rescue in miniature over time.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Thank you, Charlie. He’s so precious.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Snowy, love him through it. This too shall pass. After a warm bath, sing him a lullaby, read a favorite book, and/or massage the little guys feet at bedtime, are a few thoughts. You are all in my prayers.

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          • Doug says:

            I used to read all the Mary Fabyan Windeat books she wrote about the saints. They are at the same reading level as Laura Ingalls Wilder. That was morning devotionals with my kids.

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          • Barb129 says:

            Praying for your little grandson, Snowy, and for your daughter and you. It must be heartbreaking….

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Thank you, Barb, tonight he did much better! He went to bed a happier boy and he also got to talk to his dad on the phone, so I know that really helped!

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          • YongDuk says:

            HNSE, not sure if this will help at all, but children grieve and mourn differently than adults and it is their healthy way:

            They play then grieve and then play and then grieve and then play and then grieve.

            Let him grieve and don’t be worried that he seems happy during the day as you said and grieves and misses his parents at night. Let him play and let him have his period to grieve too. It’s healthy.

            Blessings and prayers as always,
            +YD

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Okay, thank you YD. Both of the kids seem to be doing a little better each day and are getting a little more secure. My Grandson was crying really bad and so we talked about Heaven but he wouldn’t stop until I said..OK, if you don’t get some sleep your muscles will never get big enough for wrestling….. he immediately stopped and said What, Grandma? So I explained this to him and that worked for that night and he finally calmed down enough to fall asleep 🙂 Kids are so funny! My son in law signed him up for wrestling the very next day!

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          • Mick says:

            Snowy, do you mean that you’re looking for a prayer to teach your grandson? If so, what about the children’s song, “Jesus loves me, this I know…”? It’s not exactly a prayer; but it’s simple and catchy and age-appropriate.

            Or did I misunderstand your question entirely?

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Mick, I’ll explain later…but he’s doing so much better as of last night and now today! I don’t want to overwhelm him so we are just letting things flow for the time being.

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  3. Dan Lynch is promoting a divotion that is not accepted as true from the Catholic Church. Before believing and following this please do the research!
    Charlie, have you vetted Dan Lynch?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Dan is well-respected in Church circles. As for the Jesus King of All Nations, everything I have seen is that it is neither formally approved nor condemned. If it is not condemned, people are free to practice it. If you have credible information otherwise, please share the citation. Everything the Church has approved was once not approved – but also not condemned. If you waited for the Church to formally approve something, no new devotions would ever be approved, for you would conflate “not approved” as “condemned,” which is a very different thing.

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      • phillip frank says:

        It is important to note that the church uses the laity’s devotion to such a cause as part of it’s investigation to see if it “bears fruit”.
        As you say, if people waited for church confirmation BEFORE practicing the devotion, it is like putting the cart before the horse. To allow devotion by not stopping it, they consider there are not any open or obvious errors thus allowing the practice of it to be fullfilled.
        And as scripture says, “if it is of God, it will flurish, if it is not of God, it will die.”

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      • Linda says:

        Amen.. I have this prayer 7 times over all throughout my house to remind me to pray it! Awesome prayer and devotion..! 😉 Thank you, Dan for promoting it!

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    • victura98 says:

      The Bishop of Arlington at the time was Most Rev. John Keating. He thoroughly investigated the incidents at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and neither condemned them nor promoted them. I know this because I was in daily communication with the priest delegated by the Bishop to investigate the matter.

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    • dolordee says:

      Dear WordPress, I may have had the same thought as you at first, but after seeing that Dan Lynch had traveled the world, processing in many countries with the banner of “Jesus, King of all Nations” with priests and bishops, who apparently found no fault with the devotion, then how could I. I have since said the novena, chaplet, and litany, nightly. The chaplet is as powerful as the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the litany’s exhortations are both full of His power, and burning love. I felt blessed to have found that prayer. And what could possibly be wrong with saying a prayer. Just say it once, and you won’t be able to stop. It is praise and honor. I may not be able to make my case as eloquent as some on this site, and maybe clumsy at best. But it’s from the heart, and It’s one of the most powerful devotions I’ve been blessed to be led to through this site. I am overcome with love and peace with this devotion. Dee

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      • Dan Lynch says:

        Thank you Dee! Please do not apologize for your supposed lack of eloquence. You stated your case as eloquently as St. Padre Pio who said, “Pray, hope and don’t worry!”

        Thank you for responding to his exhortation and for giving Jesus King of All Nations all of the praise and honor that is due to Him. In Christ, Dan Lynch

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      • Mick says:

        Well said, Dee; not clumsy at all. 🙂

        I have gotten devotional items from Dan for years (pamphlets and medals for the Jesus King of All Nations devotion, and a book and medals for the Our Lady of America devotion). Dan is a stand-up guy who is rendering great service to the Church (thanks, Dan!).

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    • Dan Lynch says:

      Please do Charlie and myself the kindness of providing us with the benefit of your research that shows, as you wrote, “Dan Lynch is promoting a devotion that is not accepted as true from the Catholic Church.”

      The truth is that the devotion to Jesus King of All Nations was granted the Nihil OIbstat, which is a declaration that there is nothing contained therein that is contrary to faith or morals.

      In Christ,
      Dan Lynch

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      • Peter says:

        My understanding is that you can’t get a Nihil OIbstat for a devotion. Also, If you want to warn of a chastisement why are you charging people $14.95 for the info. Shouldn’t you just tell us. Don’t remember Jesus charging people for his warnings. A donantion is one thing making money on it sounds like deception whether it is or not.

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        • charliej373 says:

          I don’t know about devotions…our resident theologians and Bishops may comment on that, but the documents and prayers on which the devotion are based can, indeed, get the Nihil Obstat. As for the accusation of making money, I am passing familiar with Dan’s operations – and know he has worked tirelessly and pumped the money he raises back into promoting devotions and processions and supporting those who raise them. Dan is a solid guy, I respect him, and I completely trust him. It is pathetic and defamatory to claim because there is some money involved, Dan is somehow a grubber. He operates on a shoestring – and if you go to his website, you can get the info free – just as Jesus gave His warnings (free – not on a website). But have you forgotten that Judas was the treasurer for the Disciples group – and that many women, particularly contributed to Christ and His disciples to support them? If you are going to condemn someone in the name of Christ, you ought to avoid condemning them in terms which would condemn Christ, as well.

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          • Peter says:

            First, I didn’t condemn him or anyone. I merely stated that it sends a red flag (at least to me) that when someone is preaching a “warning” that they also have a book to sell. I think its better to be safe than sorry. Also, This devotion whether its true or not has many, many mixed feelings. From what I understand and I could be wrong these private revelations have been made anonymously. If true, this also would also concern me. St. Faustina may not have been approved right away but it was clear that she was the one with the private revelations. I’m not judging anyone and I’m sure there are many sincere people involved but even St. Paul had to prove himself to Peter and the other apostles before they accepted his vision.

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          • Peter says:

            Not to dwell on it but I think people need to be completely informed. Perhaps someone here may know if Dan Lynch was a supporter of Christina Gallagher? Because that “visionary” has not had very good reviews from the local bishop: https://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/workhopry.htm

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          • charliej373 says:

            Now Peter, that question is a non sequitur…just throwing out something disreputable with no knowledge of whether it is accurate or not in order to smear someone you obviously don’t like. I could equally ask if anyone knows whether you are a bank robber…and it would be the same sort of smear.

            I edited out your stuff about Ron Conte because his stuff is banned from this site. I explained – with references and links – why some time ago:

            Let me be even more clear about Ronald Conte Jr. When first directed to him some time ago, I thought it was a reasonably credible source. He claimed to be a theologian. I was taken aback when he declared Mark Mallett to be false – by saying something Mark had never said or maintained. My suspicions went up. Then he listed me…and found me to be false by discrediting something I have never come close to saying. I certainly have legitimate critics, but I found it striking that a theologian should do such sloppy, slap-dash work. So I dug a little deeper.

            I won’t bother discrediting Conte with my arguments. I will let him speak for himself. First, his credentials as a theologian from his WordPress accounthttps://ronconte.wordpress.com/my-credentials-as-a-roman-catholic-theologian/. There is no advanced study there, he is not under supervision by anyone. He is a theologian because…he says he is one…and according to him, he don’t need no stinking credentials.

            Then I went further. He claims to be a “true prophet” who takes seriously the business of discrediting false prophets. Here is a page from his websitehttp://www.catholicplanet.com/articles/article110.htm, Catholic Planet, outlining his prophecies from 2005. He is wrong on just about everything. I captured a screenshot of this, lest he gets smart enough to remove the evidence.

            Ron Conte is not a real theologian. He is a moonbat with a website. And he is not to be used here again to smear any of the serious people who are trying, in their little ways, to advance the faith rather than satirize it.

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          • Simone says:

            Charlie, I didn’t mean to stir anything up. Forgive me if I did. Dan, I meant nothing mean in my comment

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          • charliej373 says:

            Oh gosh, Simone, I didn’t see you do anything other than ask honest questions. Not a problem at all.

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          • Simone says:

            Thank you. I am going to now let it go. 🙂 I am frankly quite shocked at how quick our family can be to descend. Praying for all of us. We need to build up.

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          • YongDuk says:

            I just want to jump in the conversation here. I think the Comet, running as an Independent, will win by a landslide beating out Clinton-Sanders and Trump-Biden.

            (Yes, you heard it first here from me, Biden will be a surprise convert and share the ticket with Trump.)

            Squirrel!

            You can bet all my Nihil Obstats, (that’s kneel OB-schtahtz in Hessen dialect, Doug).

            Peter, Google is a dangerous thing…

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          • Doug says:

            Oh. Good laugh on that one and Lambzie says you are a teaser ☺

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          • Simone says:

            I am no doubt going to regret this… but who is Lambzie?

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          • charliej373 says:

            She is Doug’s wife, Jacquie.

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          • Simone says:

            That wasn’t so bad. 🙂

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          • Doug says:

            Why Lambzie is my dear bride. She reads and posts here along with me. So she knows many here. Although, I post more than her. ☺

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          • Simone says:

            Sweet! Hi Lambzie! God bless you for putting up with grasshopper. Did I just type that out loud? ;-p

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          • Doug says:

            Putting up with me? Now wait a minute. What is that supposed to mean? 😦

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          • Mick says:

            Ooh, YD… waxing political, are we? I didn’t know that the Comet cared about US presidential races (or maybe it’ll just make a massive impact crater, thereby wiping out the country and putting us all out of our political misery.) 🙂

            My, but you do make me laugh!

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        • LukeMichael says:

          Peter
          It is very hard to run a ministry on just hopes and prayers. Even at Holy Mass a financial offering is made. Mother Angelica always asked we put EWTN between our gas and electric bills.

          God bless!

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          • charliej373 says:

            Ha! Last year a few were suggesting I was a fraud because I had a local coordinator come up with a $300 fee to defray expenses wherever I went. I rather tartly told a few friends that if, like, Padre Pio, I should suddenly be able to bi-locate, I would not need such a fee…but until then, critics ought to find something else to complain of.

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          • Peter says:

            Talk about over reaction… I didn’t respond to this article to “smear” anyone. I just feel the devotion seems dubious on several levels. If the Church teaches otherwise I’ll retract. But that being said I feel many people run after the latest vision, devotion or seer in hopes of finding something “new”. I’ll stick with what Christ has already given and which the Church has tested.

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          • YongDuk says:

            Oh my…

            Could you imagine if we in this page were stuck in a railcar on the way to Lourdes?

            I would rip my hair extensions off and tie my door shut with them and pull out my kielbasa, dried anchovies and raw garlic and Thai chili peppers and let the live rooster out of my carry-on hand bag so as to smite anyone who messes with the odor and order!

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          • Doug says:

            Oh YD. You make me laugh and at the same time zing me with something profound. What joy!

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        • Beckita says:

          I have devotional prayers in both booklet and pamphlet form which have been granted both Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Lots and lots of them! Here’s a link with both written information and common Catholic prayers granted the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur: http://www.catholic.com/tracts/common-catholic-prayers

          I consider the charges for books and/or sacramentals from any Apostolate a contribution to the work being accomplished. Just consider the costs associated with the work, let alone printing charges for written materials. Someone tempted to accuse any lay person who is doing good works for the Lord of indiscretion must, in justice, first fully investigate the Apostolic work. A thorough search of what is being accomplished via Dan’s Apostolates, on a shoestring budget, evoke nothing but honor for the ways Dan Lynch and his associates give Glory to God with Praises to Our Lady for their good works!

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          • Doug says:

            You know. In my whole life, I have never heard the word “Nihil Obstat” pronounced. It would obviously be difficult for anyone to pronounce it on a blog unless they had a YouTube video of someone saying it. Does anyone have any idea and can they phonetically spell it here?

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          • charliej373 says:

            I have always pronounced it “kneel ohb-STAHT”

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          • Doug says:

            Thanks Charlie ☺

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          • Beckita says:

            Here you go, Doug. Online pronunciation of Nihil Obstat: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nihil-obstat

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          • Doug says:

            Interesting. This pronounces it Nie-hill ob-stat.

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          • Beckita says:

            I actually like this gentle voice better, Doug, but do take note, the first syllable can either be pronounced, “Ny,” or Charlie’s way, “Knee.”

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          • LukeMichael says:

            Yes grasshopper. It’s “kneel ob stat” or “Nile ob stat.”
            Rhymes with crazy moonbat, a new word for me!

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          • charliej373 says:

            But you get just the right image right away, don’t you Luke?

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          • YongDuk says:

            I prefer the more Southern German pronunciations, Charlie: Frankenstein, not Frankenstein….

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          • charliej373 says:

            Do you say to-mah-toe?

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          • Doug says:

            Tomato, tomatah, let’s call the whole thing off…..

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          • Beckita says:

            Oh My Goodness! Sorry, Doug. I see I left out the second link and that lady with the gentle voice seems to be nowhere in sight! She didn’t leave a note or a trail. (Hmpf! Guess she doesn’t know about Gretel’s clever trick.) As for the holy souls, why they’re having a delightful day with my typos and inadvertentlies (Yes, I non-inadvertently invented that word.) on this site! So with love: May all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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          • Doug says:

            And you dear Beckita have many more souls now praying for you ☺

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          • Beckita says:

            And, Doug, they KNOW I need it!

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          • Doug says:

            Yes. As do we all!

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          • YongDuk says:

            No, Charlie, I say Mai Thai*.

            (Get it, Beckinita, tomato / potato? See? toMato / toMato // poTato / poTato? Mai Thai?)

            *Mind you, I have no idea what a Mai Thai is in case it is inappropriate and Doug reams me out again. 😉

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          • Beckita says:

            LOL, YD!!!

            In Iowa we had creeks; in Montana they’re cricks… In Iowa we warshed the laundry; in Montana we now wosh it. Do you have an aunt or an ant? Do you need a law-yer or a loy-er? Do you like pe-cans or pe-cons? Prefer a car-mul or a care-uh-mel? Frying pan or skillet?

            Then there’s word choice Seesaw or teeter totter? Soda or pop? Firefly or lightening bug? Pail or bucket?

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          • Simone says:

            Bwahahahahahah! my hubby is a midwesterner and his parents say warsh. He pronounces lawyer like liar… which is not always far from reality ;-p

            Being Canadian, I really can’t say much a-boat this conversation, eh?

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          • Doug says:

            Well. I do not know what Mai Thai means, but if a drank 10 Mai Tais, I would be pretty tipsy. Now. I did not ream you out 😡

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          • LukeMichael says:

            Yes Charlie, so often I am Joe dingbat, that I have learned to be quiet about my opinions!

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          • victura98 says:

            I am the odd squirrel here. I have always heard and said “knee-hill OB-staht.” with an audible “h”

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          • Beckita says:

            Actually, you’re not the odd squirrel, Victor. You pronounce it just as I had been taught. It wasn’t until I looked it up for Doug that I discovered the optional first syllable variance.

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          • Doug says:

            Wow. I never would have imagined a simple question on pronunciation of a word would generate so much posts☺

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          • MarieUrsula says:

            Sometimes goofy is good, YD. 🙂

            Thanks for the smiles.

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          • sweetwaterhaven says:

            Nihil Obstat. Moonbat. Frankenstein. Tomato. Potato. Mai Tai. Rhymes with bow tie. Makes me hungry for blueberry pie. Somehow everything always has 7 degrees of separation from my sweet tooth which I gave up for Lent… and we covered that ground with shocking speed. Thanks for starting that, Doug.

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          • charliej373 says:

            You forgot ‘kerfuffle.’

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          • Mick says:

            YD, I don’t know what Mai Thai you’re thinking of; but the Mai Tai that I’m envisioning packs a bit of a punch. When I was a kid, my family used to go from Michigan to Chicago to visit my dad’s Godparents. “Uncle” Arthur (that was Dad’s Godfather) would always make Mai Tais when we’d come. Rather than just garnish the glass with a piece of fruit such as pineapple, he would put lots of pineapple chunks into the glass with the drink. My dad wouldn’t let us kids taste the drink, but he always let us eat the fruit out of the glass (which was probably just as bad). It really ticked off my mom when Dad would do that, but he would just laugh (especially when we kids started acting a little dippy from the pineapple chunks). 🙂

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Mick, that is too cute! Dad’s you’ve gotta love ’em. They sure know how to push the limits with the rules and get a rise out of mom.

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          • bflocatholic says:

            Feeling pretty good that I can add to this conversation: A Mai Tai is a drink. Per Wikipedia, “[t]he Mai Tai is an alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style settings.”

            Not sure if that is appropriate or not. Bottoms up!

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          • Dan Lynch says:

            The Jesus King of All Nations Devotion has its source in revelations by Jesus to a woman mystic whom he calls “His Secretary.” These revelations began in 1988. They are contained in her Journal. http://www.jkmi.com/jesus-king-of-all-nations-1
            The mystic who received the revelations is anonymous on the advice of her priest spiritual director, a renowned theologian, so that Jesus will be at the center of the Devotion and not herself. She is anonymous, similar to St. Catherine Laboure’ to whom the Miraculous Medal messages were revealed. She remained anonymous almost until her death.
            The original messages and revelations were granted the Nihil Obstat that is a declaration that they are free from doctrinal and moral error, that they contain nothing that is contrary to faith or morals. Bishop Enrique Hernandez Rivera D.D., Bishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico, granted the Nihil Obstat on August 15, 1993. The Bishop said that he recognized “the need to foster more devotion to Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, True King of All Nations.”
            No Bishop or other Church authority has condemned the revelations or issued a negative judgment on them.
            So you can be at peace about the revelations of Jesus King of All Nations. They offer us protection and encourage us to convert, pray, to receive the sacraments, and to have hope and confidence in Jesus.
            Below is a testimony from our former Bishop spiritual director.
            Most Reverend Roman Danylak
            Titular Bishop of Nyssa
            Church of Santa Sophia, via Bocea, 478
            00166, Roma, Italia
            396 62 40 203
            Jesus King of All Nations

            September 9, 1998
            To Whom it May Concern:
            Praised be Jesus and Mary!
            I am the spiritual advisor to the apostolate of the Jesus King of All Nations. This devotion promotes the recognition as Jesus King of Our Hearts. It is found in scripture, and founded in the teaching of the Church.
            The Director of the Apostolate is Daniel J. Lynch. Mr. Lynch is a Catholic in good standing with the Church, father of nine children, a Judge of the State of Vermont and a lawyer who gave up his law practice to serve as the Director of the apostolate. Mr. Lynch is also the author of several books, a producer of videos and audios, and a public speaker and evangelist who has spread this mission throughout the world. Please help him to spread this mission.
            The Apostolate sponsors Visitations of a large Visitation Image of Jesus King of All Nations. I presided over a consecration to Jesus and the crowning of this Image at a Mass celebrated at the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
            These Visitations have resulted in many conversions, healings and testimonies of divine protection. The fruits of this devotion are good. I encourage you to promote and help to spread this devotion so that the reign of Jesus King of All Nations will be recognized on earth.
            Sincerely in Christ,
            Roman Danylak, Bishop

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          • YongDuk says:

            It’s a ligh’ning bug, Beckinita.

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          • Beckita says:

            It’s whatever you wish it to be, YD!

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          • YongDuk says:

            Oh, Victura, one of my worst Roman experiences was when one of the American Cardinals had part of the Eucharistic prayer–dare I say it was Stafford, but that doesn’t seem right…

            The Latin was sooooo painful. But never as bad as my Canon Lawyer friend from North Florida who speaks Latin with the same slow American drawl as he does English.

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          • Mick says:

            Ha, Simone! I’ve lived all over the Midwest for over 40 years, and have heard all sorts of varying pronunciations of different words. But “liar” for “lawyer” is a new one for me. How a-boat that? 🙂

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          • charliej373 says:

            The Canadian and far upper Midwest pronunciation has always sounded more like “How a-boot that” to me.

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        • Stephen Maresch says:

          I think the fact that you are on this blog with Charlie should tell you not everything that is true has to wait for the Church to tell you that it is true. I don’t think Charlie has a Nihil Oibstat! but here we are on his blog sight. As for Sister Faustinia her writings were condemned by the Bishop for quiet sometime and then approved. I think we have to follow Saint Paul and take what is good, does it adhere to the faith and leave what is not good, does it go contrary to the faith, does it build up or tear down? And when we admonish; it should be done with love and tact and not tear down always build up?

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  4. KW says:

    Totally off topic but…Happy Pi Day!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi_Day

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  5. Diane says:

    Simone, interesting question. Why should we seek protection from that which we deserve, right?
    After all we promote a disordered life style, we are not giving God the Glory we are obligated to give Him, we have become a people with hardened hearts, eyes that cannot see, and have proven to show no interest in getting our lives in line with who we should be. Why wouldn’t we want protection from demons of confusion, sadness, chaos, anger and complete recklessness. I for one surely want to be a light or to see a light when all is dark. If I shine, more will draw to me and thus to Christ, because Christ is the light that is in me. If I see a light, I will be drawn to that person, as he will be Christ to me. It seems to me we had better gird our loins and take the blinders off our eyes because that which comes upon us is not going to be a walk in the park. It seems to be we need to gear up spiritually and gear up every day, because if we don’t have that protection on us we will be caught up in the mess that is being stirred up and we will not be able to help our family and dearest friends, or anyone else that is seeking the Truth, the Way and the Light. I know we are asked to be bare our crosses with Christ, but did not even He who suffered and died for us have His heavenly angels surround Him so He could bare our sins, what a wretched weight we must have been for Him. So, yes, I want protection from the chastisement because of my weakness and my frailty, I do not want to get sucked up by the darkness. I pray that I will have God’s Grace poured out upon me so I can be a light in the darkness. The light of Christ, It is no longer I who exist but He who exists in Me. Love. I do.Diane

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    • Simone says:

      🙂 Thank you, Diane. I think I misunderstand the word chastisement. I defined it (wrongly?) as direction. When I chastise my child, I am telling him he has done wrong. I need the Lord to direct (chastise) me. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to ask Him to do so mercifully. I assumed He would for the very reason Dan said…He’s my Father. 🙂

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  6. Tarja says:

    I see King of All Nations in this icon: PANTOKRATOR.

    Monreale-duomo-pantokrator.JPG

    I hope the link works, it’s worth of seeing (and other Pantokrators, too)…

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    • Dan Lynch says:

      Pantocrator is a title of Christ meaning “Ruler over All” and is represented in Byzantine iconography. Here He is in the north apse of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC:
      http://www.kintera.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=etITK6OTG&b=309285&ct=166455
      In Christ, Dan Lynch

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      • Peter says:

        Is this true?… Its Not “non sequitur” its on her site. I’m asking if her statement about you is true. Someone is saying something about you. If its a lie you may want to ask her to take it down (cease and desist) because it hurts everyone’s credibility. That’s common sense.

        She says:
        “The Twin Towers – In New York on September 11th 1999, Christina prophesised that the Twin Towers would be destroyed. She was in the company of a group of people including her spiritual director and an American judge, Dan Lynch. Following the events of 2001, he made a public statement backing up Christina’s claims which had been mocked and vilified in the media following 9/11 as they accused her of trying to use a major tragedy for her own benefit. Judge Dan Lynch confirmed that they had visited Manhattan and upon his remark on the enormity of the Twin Towers as a symbol of America’s economic might and the reliance of power over prayer, Christina pointed towards the Twin Towers and said, “Dan, if Americans don’t turn back to God all this will be destroyed.” This prophecy was fulfilled two years to the day later when the Twin Towers were destroyed.”

        http://www.christinagallagher.org/en/christina-gallagher-prophecy.htm

        You may take this post down as well but to actually be open to questions is important. If you react negatively to every post that you don’t agree with just makes people believe there is no credibility and you only want to hear from people who agree with you. I’m not asking to condemn.. I’m asking to discern.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Peter, I hope you will think of what you are doing and step back from it. This is not discernment, but a restless and relentless effort to discredit Dan Lynch. This will be the last I will hear from you on the subject because you have been so wildly irresponsible and defamatory.

          First, regarding your point here, what Christina Gallagher says about Lynch is not quite as significant as what Lynch says about Gallagher. You had to reach back almost 20 years to find something you could use – and even then did not come up with anything Lynch said. I knew and dined with two Illinois Governors who went to prison – Democrat Rod Blagojevich and Republican George Ryan. Both said nice things about me several times. So what? When you live a public life, you meet and interact with a lot of other public figures.

          Now, you have clearly adopted the “decide first, reason later” mode – which is a mode for advocacy, not for discernment. You obviously bear animus to Lynch – and you make it up as you go along, using any charge you can think of to discredit him, then leaping to new one when the old one collapses. First, you suggest the devotion to Jesus King of All Nations he promotes is condemned by the Church. When it is shown that is false, you then say that devotions cannot get a Nihil Obstat. When that is demolished as false, you cite Ron Conte’s negative assessment. Any examination of Conte of more than five minutes reveals him to be an unbalanced fantasist with zero credibility – but that didn’t matter to you so long as he said bad things about Lynch. You made an emotional decision to disdain Lynch – and then searched around for reasons to justify the decision you have already made.

          I have made clear we can and do engage in hard, but respectful, debate here – but that it must be grounded in credible fact. You have been rebuked on the factual nature of your criticisms, the credibility of those you cite – and yet you continue – leaping to a new reckless allegation just as your old one collapses. That is not debate, it is not discernment; it is defamatory animus. And it is done here.

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          • Beckita says:

            Thank you, Charlie.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Charlie, probably doesn’t matter at this point..but as I recall, it was Maria Esperanza who said this about the twin towers, not Christina Gallagher. I’m sure Beckita would know.

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          • Beckita says:

            Hi Snowy. Maria Esperanza did have a prophecy related to the twin towers. Christina G, by whom many were fooled, just as surely as I was by LttW, had a “prophecy” concerning the towers as well, back in the day. You’re right though, it’s moot at this point.

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  7. Mack says:

    Charlie this is off topic, but if you have some thoughts about what Putin is doing by withdrawing from Syria now I would be very interested in them. Your previous commentary on him was most enlightening. The media doesn’t get him.

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  8. M. Cruz says:

    Charlie, the above song was written in 1917, but recorded in 1940. Please listen and share!

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  9. Bob says:

    Well I voted today in the Missouri primary knowing that if Charlie is right it won’t much matter but is he is wrong I need to vote for the best option. I believe that in MO Ted Cruz is our best option on the Republican side. If i were forced to vote Democratic I would have had to vote for Sanders,as, despite my disagreeing with most of what he stands for, I do think he has a bit of personal integrity.

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  10. Beckita says:

    Thank you, Dan, for the article and for the clarifying comments. I have found Jesus King of All Nations to be a beautiful, efficacious devotion.

    I found it interesting as I did my check-in last evening with one TV news station. The subtitle of a news segment was captioned: “GOP Civil War.” Then I just read this online headline: “Anonymous declares ‘total war’ on Donald Trump, again” The storm intensifies before our eyes.

    From the Birmingham Dinner video: “The Storm itself, the breakdown of all social, civil and cultural norms, will be a global civil war.” In union with everyone here for prayer in these times, through whatever devotions to which people are called.

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    • YongDuk says:

      I have this medal on my “home altar”. Not the most prestigious, but one of my favourites, as it brings me back to my early days when the world was more innocent–ha 🙂 can I say that? — under JPII and Fr. Gobbi.

      Honestly, strange to look back 20 years and see how innocent things were relatively and yet we were in the midst of so much storm. Maybe I am a sinner or jaded with age… or provoked too often.

      Pray for me, I am weak and impetuous as Peter.

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      • charliej373 says:

        It is amazing how dramatically disorder has gained velocity in the last two decades. Having read me from the start, that has made a huge impression on my Priests.

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      • Simone says:

        But the Lord has been raising His army these past 20 years. It was through Father Gobbi and the Marian Movement of priests that I cemented my meeting with my husband, or rather his mom, who also introduced me to the King of all Nations Devotion.

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      • Beckita says:

        Just home from chauffeuring two priests roundtrip to the Cathedral this afternoon for the Chrism Mass. You were very present in those prayers on the road and in the Cathedral, YD. Prayers, as ever, continue for you.

        You as well, Charlie. Your name rises to Heaven daily, and most often aloud, in our secluded chapel and I cannot name you without naming all NRSteppers.

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        • Anne says:

          Beckita…….. Thank you…. I really need prayer support right now.

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          • Beckita says:

            Anne, I am so blessed to care for an aging priest who remains vital in ministry despite some definite needs for assistance. Since last fall, the shoulder pain caused by arthritis has been compounded by a rotator cuff tear so as he distributes communion, he must often support his right arm with his left one. I walk in the footsteps of St. Therese who lovingly and with great joy cared for the sacred vessels of the altar. I don’t know why but the desire just leapt into my heart when Father asked me to begin accompanying him by holding the ciborium as he distributes holy communion: I keep my eyes lowered, gazing at Jesus, adoring Him for all who read and comment here. You and all here are with me in adoration as Jesus leaves the ciborium, host by host, to be adored in the ciborium of hearts. So prayers for you continue. May we never take Him for granted.

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          • Simone says:

            ohhh, Beckita. It is a holy jealousy I have for you. Once, in my early 20s while discerning vocation to marriage to our Lord or to my future husband, I remember seeing a woman tenderly caring for the flowers and plants in the church and I thought I could easily spend my life doing that… Fast forward 20 years… I am tenderly caring for the 6 plants He has placed in my garden. 🙂 Not so easy. LOL But definitely worthy. I didn’t know there was a place on Charlie’s page for intentions. I will visit.

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          • Beckita says:

            “I remember seeing a woman tenderly caring for the flowers and plants in the church and I thought I could easily spend my life doing that… I am tenderly caring for the 6 plants He has placed in my garden. 🙂 Not so easy. LOL But definitely worthy.” You ARE that woman you saw in the church so long ago, Simone. Your dream has been fulfilled. Your domestic church is blessed to have a mother such as you!

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          • Simone says:

            🙂 Does God know I have a black thumb?

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          • Beckita says:

            Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world! (Mamas too!)

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Amen and Glory Be, Beckita! ❤

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          • Doug says:

            Anne, I will light a candle for you at mass this weekend. God bless you and hang on to God with all you got. He loves you and desires your well being.

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          • Doug says:

            Anne, I don’t know what you are going through, but I lit a candle for you at mass today and asked the Blessed Mother to intercede for you. I hope you find some solice. God bless you!

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        • Simone says:

          Beckita! Thank you! I love you.

          I didn’t realize part of the Storm was also watching others suffer. Our rural community was hit by two teenage suicides in the past three weeks, my 80 year old mom may be brought up on charges of fraud (?????… Seriously. This is about the craziest thing I could have ever imagined, but after Charlie said it won’t be what we expect, I am not surprised) and my aunt is dying which will tear my mom apart. It is difficult. But I am hopeful. God help all!

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        • LukeMichael says:

          Beckita
          I am praying for your priest. I know the aggravating pain of a torn rotator cuff well. And I love the mental picture of you as altar server obviously selected by Christ to keep your adoring heart close by.
          Your love is contagious, a balm to all of us here.

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          • Beckita says:

            Oh LukeMichael! Honestly, I know this great family of God right here is comprised of individuals who are praying, adoring, loving, and, to the best of each one’s ability, living in God’s Will right where He has placed us. Then I imagine the many who don’t know we’re here and don’t have our common language, yet, all over the world are they: in union of spirit, striving to acknowledge God, taking their next right steps as they discern them and wishing to be God’s Hope to those around them. God knows who we are. Our Mother has, indeed, formed an army and welcomes new recruits at any and every moment. I truly believe each one here could look in the mirror and say: “Your love is contagious, a balm to all here.” And then give glory to God for He is that Love in all its extraordinary ordinariness.

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          • Simone says:

            Well said, LukeMichael!

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      • Doug says:

        I pray for you YD. I hope I encourage you!

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      • Peter says:

        Your comment earliert:
        “Peter, Google is a dangerous thing…”
        Yep, it is! And so is believing everyone who sees “visions”.

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      • Ava Eadie says:

        Personally when I look back 20 years, and then face today, tears rise to my eyes immediately in sadness…Oh dear God, if only to be back 20 years ago were a possibility, what might I have been able to do to keep what has happened from happening.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Nothing Ava. I have known much longer than that. The bulk of my paltry political and writing career was an effort to forestall it. But it was merely a vanity. All we can do is the little right in front of us – both in season and out of season as St. Paul once said.

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        • CHADPRO123 says:

          To Ava Eadie

          I have similar thoughts when i pick up a history book and try to see where everything went wrong. I’m only 27 and from my scant reading it seems the western world suddenly lost it’s mind during the sexual revolution in the 1960s. Things have been getting progressively worse (at least morally) ever since. Especially regarding our culture’s understanding of the purpose and meaning of human sexuality. There’s a book called Libido DomInandi by the somewhat controversial Catholic writer/ex-professor E. Michael Jones where he details how this loss of understanding pretty much irrevocably destroyed our traditional Christian culture. There’s more to it of course but in my opinion once a nation loses the ability to comprehend something as fundamentally self-evident as sex then it’s just a matter of time before they get everything else wrong too (finance, education, the economy, foreign policy, etc.) Everything just gradually falls apart.

          Anyway, the point of this comment was to show that there’s absolutely nothing we can do to save our selves. Human effort and ingenuity has gotten us no where. All we can do is be “little Christs” to those around us and trust the Father with the rest. Only God can get us out of the mess that we are in.

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  11. patriciaacmg says:

    Thank you for wisdom shared on Jesus King of All Nations. We met and knew Dan Lynch from way back in Santa Fe, more than 2 decades ago. What an encountering! I personally appreciated the last part of your last line: “through whatever devotions to which people are called.” Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and inundated by the number of devotions presented to us. Oh, and thank you for the link to “33 Days to Merciful Love”. I went on and ordered immediately — so started March 1st. It is deeply impacting…maybe helps to be a member of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church! “Hoping against Hope”! Pat

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  12. Debbie says:

    Wondering where I can find the prayers dolordee is referring too. I am reading the 33 Days to Merciful Love presently.
    Thank you.

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  13. Debbie says:

    Thank you, Dee.

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  14. I admit, Charlie that watching from a far the election campaign, I keep reminding myself, Obama will not finish his term…, the next leader will not be be chosen by elections, I wonder what will happen for that to happen…I suspect something shocking will happen.

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  15. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    Liturgically, the analogous feast to this devotion would be Christ the King in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (last week of October) and Jesus Christ King of the Universe in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (last week of the liturgical year, before Advent). So, in one since, this is a devotion that already has a Liturgical basis (which is unusual as usually the existence of the devotion, like the Sacred Heart, precedes the Liturgical Office). Even though I am not a practitioner of this particular devotion, a review of the materials associated with it finds that it faithfully comports well with the 1960 Roman Breviary readings for the Office of Matins for Christ the King and the 1971 Liturgy of the Hours Office of Readings for Jesus Christ King of the Universe. So, on the face of it, I do not see why there should be an objection to this devotion, thus the Nihil Obstat.

    No, I do not want to nitpick the difference in these two liturgical celebrations, the EF being social and the OF being eschatological. What the devotion does, however, is tie these two Liturgical feasts together.

    VIVA CHRISTO REY!

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  16. LJD says:

    Charlie,
    You’ve mentioned before that several would be leaders may pop up at various intervals this year before one selected by God settles in. (Or something to that effect) I was reminded of this by the constant media speculation about contested conventions, and would be party leaders. This is on both sides since many expect Clinton to be indicted and then other names get thrown around on that side. I’m wondering if that is the beginning of the things you mentioned…or am I totally off base and reaching? Seems both parties are well on their way to civil wars within themselves, let alone in a general election that may or may not happen. It’s like all that’s needed is that right little push, the snowflake that will begin the avalanche

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    • charliej373 says:

      No, you are not off base. But again, it is not going to happen as anyone now expects. We just see the prelude to the complete political breakdown – which gives no real clues as to the rise of God’s plan.

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      • theresa323 says:

        Charlie,
        You did say there will not be an election. The Political Breakdown is upon us… Will this precipitate a civil war that you spoke about. There is talk about Abraham Lincoln in 1860, was part of a contested convention…. I have never heard that you can win with a plurality even though someone else may have a majority. I do expect war. The Republican party is speaking about nominating someone, who actually did not run for President..

        Also Dan Lynch has been promoting Our Lady of Guadalupe and Jesus King of all Nations for many years, Both great devotions….

        Pax

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      • Remember, everybody, Charlie indicated it will be as surprising as a teenage girl rising up to lead an army to save France. Whatever it is, you ain’t expecting it.

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  17. Jacquie says:

    Dan
    My husband and I really appreciate the Jesus King of all Nations Devotion. Part of the caption at the top of the booklet uses the word, ‘Mercy’! The prayers are a great mercy offered in these uncertain times. We feel strongly drawn to the prayers and promises. And the medal that includes St Michael defender of the Blessed Sacrament!
    Thanks Dan,
    Jacquie

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  18. Bob in Minnesota says:

    Charlie:
    Did you communicate that there would not be elections this November 2016?
    Or am I thinking of someone else.
    Happy Easter
    Bob in Minnesota

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    • charliej373 says:

      I have said the next stable national leader will not come through the political process, which makes it likely there will be no presidential election. There is a narrow chance there could be, but if so, it will be made irrelevant before an inauguration could take place.

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      • Mack says:

        Considering the options now before us, this is a very hopeful part of your message, Charlie! It’s keeping me sane during this crazy election cycle.

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      • here says:

        Charlie my own personal storm has come into in’s height this lent when my wife with awful depression and post partum depression tried to kill herself. I find my self fighting to pray everday, not that I do not believe but because my heart is in shock. I find myself on your sight and in the news impatient for the height of the rescue. I am a cradle catholic who was reborn in an adoration chapel five years ago this august so i see my purpose in life. I am just praying the rescue can give my wife her life’s perpose, which is Christ, heaven and helping other get to Christ. Can you give prayers and a few words of encouragement.

        PS. I watched former gov Rod Blagojevich’s wife on a reality show and she seemed nice for a DEM lol, when we are married we suffer for the other spouses conditions so i felt for her

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        • charliej373 says:

          Prayers going up for you, here. Just hang on a little longer…do a little of what you should even when you don’t feel like it – and hang on.

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          here, I am so glad you are here! 🙂 Please know that I hold you and all your beloved close to my heart in prayer for health and healing, mind, body and soul!

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        • LukeMichael says:

          Praying for you all!

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        • narnialion says:

          Prayer of Miraculous Trust for you and your wife and family, here, through the intercession of St. Patrick. For Steadiness. For Peace.

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        • Oh, here, I know several women who went through that a while back and are now strong, wonderful women whose children and husband’s rose up and called them blessed. Don’t you for a moment give up on that woman in your life who is destined to overcome and be stronger than ever. And so will you!

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        • Beckita says:

          United in spirit of prayer with you for your wife’s complete healing, here. Praying for your strengthening and consolation as well. May good St. Dymphna go to our Mother that graces be infused into both you and your dear wife, body, mind, heart and soul.

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        • SanSan says:

          Yes, hang on and trust in Jesus. My husband has been reeling for the past 3 months with depression and anxiety, but by the grace of God, looks to be coming out of it and is grateful. Sending healing prayers “here”.

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        • James Ignatius McAuley says:

          Prayers for Here. May St. Patrick and St Dymphna help you and your wife.

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        • My prayers tonight are for you and your family, Here.

          O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, grant us the gifts of hope, patience, and perseverance.

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        • mdasteel says:

          Dear here – please find a Catholic doctor trained in NaProTechnology (see fertilitycare.org). They treat PPD very differently from secular docs. Shots of progesterone often pulls women out of it quickly. Dr. Thomas Hilgers is the head of the PPVI Institute and he trains the Napro docs in a pro-life approach to women’s health. I work with several Napro docs, teaching their patients to chart their cycles.

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        • Barb129 says:

          Praying for you and your wife, here. May our dear Lord bless her with healing and inner joy and surround you with comfort and peace.

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        • Mick says:

          Here, I will pray for your wife, and for you.

          YD, I will pray for Seidi.

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        • Doug says:

          Here, my wife suffered severe post partum depression when our twins were born. It came to the point where I wanted to leave her. The stress and anxiety were too overwelming for me. I started crying out to God with everything I had in me. It was through a miracle of signing myself with Medjugorje Holy water that God instantly gave me the grace to sustain the trials and I had an interior knowledge that everything would be ok. She underwent spiritual and physical healing about 3 months later at a prayer breakfast. This was the catalyst that lead me into the Catholic Church. We have now been married 31 years and we are more in love with each other than we ever could have imagined. Our twins are 28 years old. One is married and solidly Lives her faith. The other has walked away from the faith, but I am trusting the storm brings her back. So hang in there my friend and trust God with everything you got. He will not disappoint you. God bless you!

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          • Simone says:

            Here, I went through a bout of post partum depression also but it was nothing like the intense depression I go through during ovulation. I was suicidal. I even had my exit plan all set out. I realized it was hormonal when I was pregnant with our last blessing (at 41!!) and I had never felt more balanced. Keep reaching out, keep holding your wife’s hand (best thing my husband did for me!!) and I will definitely pray for you during this very scary time.

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      • YongDuk says:

        Charlie, did you say that the Comet would win the election or was that Mick? I remember Doug saying something about beating out Trump-Biden by a landslide… (Don’t let MP post about the cleanser, again, though!)

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        • Mick says:

          Nah, YD; Snowy and I are going to win the election: “Making America Squirrelly Again”! Sorry to our Opponent-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named for ripping off (riffing off?) his slogan.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Mick, I just ran across this hysterical comment…and I’m lau-crying myself silly- I missed a lot of comments! Sooo funny! Just had to let you know I found them and thanks for the laugh! 🙂
            and this one-
            Mick says:
            March 18, 2016 at 8:18 am

            LukeMichael, you’re a riot!

            How ’bout it, Snowy? You and I could form the Crazy Dames Party. You can be President Bring-It, and I’ll be Vice President Battle-Axe. Our belligerent battle cry–er, campaign motto–could be, “You wanna piece o’ me?!?!” You in?

            YD, we’re counting on your support.

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          • Mick says:

            Snowy–haha! Better late than never, eh? 🙂

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        • Doug says:

          That’s right. I’m voting for the Snowy/Mick ticket. Imagine the expression of the vote counters when they see Snowy Owl and Mick written on the ballot.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Honestly Doug, two squirrelly-squirrels could run this Country better than what we have for choices now! Good grief! 🎆🙆 🎇

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  19. Anniecorrinne says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone. My dh looked at all the shenanigans that go on in this country and accused everyone of being amateurs…..giggle…. Please pray for him. He is not eating much any more and is sleeping long hours. He suffered a stroke 10 years ago and I have cared for him since then. It has been very hard. He is Irish through and through. But born and raised in Scotland.
    I was born in England…..and a convert….you can imagine some of the bickering…..teehee…..
    Enjoy the day and give good Saint Patrick some extra prayers.

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  20. Kim Sevier says:

    continued prayers going up for Snowy!

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  21. kate says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day to you too Anniecorrinne, and everyone else. I am amazed at the velocity of the Trump hypnotizing. God be with us all

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  22. Anniecorrinne says:

    Thank you to everyone who offered prayers and good wishes….we surely need them.
    And Kate…I believe this hypnotizing we are seeing is part of the diabolical disorientation that Sister
    Lucia of Fatima told us about. It has penetrated all the world now and has caused unbelievable
    amounts of distraction in every phase of life.
    The rosary and the Eucharist is our hope as Charlie has taught.

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  23. ☘☘☘ A Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to Everyone Here! ☘☘☘

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  24. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All! Said the Lorica for my children before they went to school this morning, the full unexpurgated version. Charlie, this is really a prayer appropriate for TNRSs.
    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
    Through belief in the threeness
    Through confession of the Oneness
    Towards the creator.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of Christ with his baptism,
    Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial,
    Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension
    Through the strength of his decent for the Judgement of doom.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of the love of Cherubim
    In obedience to the Angels,
    In the service of the Archangels,
    In hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    In prayers of patriarchs,
    In predictions of prophets,
    In preaching of Apostles,
    In faiths of confessors,
    In innocence of Holy Virgins,
    In deeds of righteous men.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of heaven:
    Light of sun
    Brilliance of moon
    Splendor of fire
    Speed of lightning
    Swiftness of wind
    Depth of sea
    Stability of earth
    Firmness of rock.

    I arise today
    Through God’s strength to pilot me:
    God’s might to uphold me,
    God’s wisdom to guide me
    God’s eye to look before me,
    God’s ear to hear me,
    God’s word to speak for me,
    God’s hand to guard me,
    God’s way to lie before me,
    God’s host to secure me
    against snares of devils
    against temptations of vices
    against inclinations of nature
    against everyone who shall wish me ill,
    afar and anear,
    alone and in a crowd.

    A summon today all these powers between me and these evils
    Against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and my soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of heathenry,
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that endangers man’s body and soul.

    Christ to protect me today
    against poison, against burning,
    against drowning, against wounding,
    so that there may come abundance of reward.
    Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
    Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ on my right, Christ on my left
    Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
    Christ in every eye that sees me,
    Christ in every ear that hears me.

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through belief in the Thrones,
    Through confession of the Oneness
    Towards the Creator.

    Salvation is of the Lord
    Salvation is of the Lord
    Salvation is of Christ
    May thy salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.

    Those ancient Johnson’s would have heard this prayer!

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  25. Beckita says:

    A wise man I know has often said, “These things must come.” And so they must with Rescue underway… Prayers for the Servant of God Maria Esperanza’s homeland. Soon and very soon, may we all fall on bended knee: http://www.businessinsider.com/venezuela-is-on-the-brink-of-a-complete-economic-collapse-2016-1

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    • SteveBC says:

      Yes, Beckita, like you I follow Venezuela. Another bit of news I recently read is that the Guri Dam, which provides electricity to much of the country, is about to run out of water. It’s a race between the falling water level behind the dam and the return of the rains to refill the reservoir and reverse the fall. If the generators have to shut down for a few weeks, fully a third of Venezuela’s electrical supply could suddenly disappear for a few weeks, adding additional stress.

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  26. DosBrosMama says:

    Hi, Charlie. This is my very first time posting here but I’ve been reading your blog since late last year. I was wondering if you’d be able to help me clear up my confusion regarding the above picture of the stigmata.

    I noticed that the priest’s puncture wounds are on the wrists. With St. Pio, his was on the palms. I have come across articles over the years and even had people tell me that during the time of Jesus, nails were driven through the wrists because the hands cannot support the weight of the body. Although the counter argument would be that ropes were tied around the wrist to prevent the nails from tearing right through the palms and to help prop up the body.

    However, I just have to look at the Divine Mercy picture to know that Jesus was crucified on his palms. Could you please help clarify this for me? I feel like a ball in the pinball machine – just bouncing back and forth. Thank you so much and God bless you and continue to strengthen you in your work!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Welcome Mama. Glad to have you here. AS for your question, I have heard good, solid people make cases for both – and it could be either way, I think. I will confess that I have never had any illumination on it and I don’t ponder on it much. I stick pretty much to things that would have an effect on what I am called to do. If the Lord chooses to enlighten me on things that would not change how I approach my duty, that can be nice, but is not essential. So I don’t worry about it.

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