After the Rescue

(This piece is written at the request of Elisabeth of Sacramento and here Mother, Jeanne)

key volunteers in Sacramento

Sacramento volunteer team. Back row, from left, Nancy, Mike, Deon, me, Maureen and Tom. In the front are  Jeanne and her daughter, Elisabeth.

By Charlie Johnston

Years ago, as I was about to enter my own personal and intense five-year storm in preparation for these times, I was told that this would help me greatly, that having lived my sorrows, I would be filled with joy as the rest of the world entered into its sorrows. And that joy, forged in sorrow, would prevail even in the midst of hardship and inspire many to press on and endure.

I spent so many decades fearful of these times – scared both that I was wrong and crazy…or that I was right and we had a terrible purification coming. I’m glad of it, for it helps me empathize with the many who find these strange upside-down times so fearful. As it became more clear that the world was, indeed, entering into a passion of its own devising, I began to focus more on the Rescue, which I had also been told of since the beginning. The very fact that the world was entering into that period where good was treated as evil and evil as good that I found so hard to believe back when I was in my teens gave me confidence that the Rescue, and subsequent renewal, was fully true also.

A little less than a decade ago I told one of my Priests that I always knew the road to hell was paved with good intentions. I was startled, baffled really, to find it was also lined with cheering crowds egging each other on to sure perdition.

Now that we are in the thick of it as it all unfolds, I find myself absurdly joyful almost all the time. Last year when I went on the road most crowds would, at first, seem a little on edge. Some of it was leeriness with me, I am sure, but more of it had to do with a world that had inexplicably become a bizarre parody of the world they once knew. It heartened me to see so many take heart as my talks would go on, to look around the room and see that they really were not alone in believing that faith, family and freedom are the keys to a life worth living.

This year, when I was out in New England last month, I was overjoyed that the crowds were, from the start, joyful and enthusiastic. I made three public presentations and 10 private visits. Even though the world is already much scarier than it was last year, people have taken to heart the ordinary way I expound – acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. I was introduced to several groups of people who have been meeting with each other regularly, focused on how to help each other and their Parish community. In this ordinary way, they have found real joy. If the rest of the country is anything like what I found in New England, we are in very good shape, indeed, with the country seeded with people determined to do the little right in front of them and build each other up. That will stand us in good stead whatever comes.

Certainly there are the little controversies, like that which erupted this weekend. I say my piece and move on. Even those are not as bad as I was prepared for. So long as I make my case and move on, God will sort it out. The biggest source of sorrow for me in this episode was that the attack came from the National Catholic Register, the premier voice of Catholic orthodoxy in the country. They do very good work in most things they cover and it would be a great loss if it weren’t there as the voice of orthodoxy for us. Perhaps there is a lesson for them in that, even when you detest someone, you still must live authentic journalistic ethics fully. I have seen some people say they will cancel their subscription or never read it again. I hope you will rethink that. They really do very good work in most things they cover. But God will let it play out as He will.

The thing that really motivates me the most is the Rescue and how close we are to it. I often describe our current culture as akin to living in the worst part of Detroit or Chicago. No matter how noble and true you might be, every time someone you love goes out to the store, you have to worry about whether they are coming back. No matter where you turn, you are constantly faced with disorder. People around you are constantly trying to figure out how to get one over on each other, or how to bring someone weaker down. You can’t entirely escape it, and it is a sorrowful way to live.

Sometimes people get carried away into mystical fantasies about the world after the Rescue. I counter that by describing it as being kind of like Mayberry (from the old Andy Griffith show), a world where it is natural for people to care for and help each other, to put up with each other’s quirks, and to build each other up. As I often say, we don’t get heaven until we actually get…heaven. God is not changing the laws of physics or anything else, but transforming us. After a staggering intervention, everyone in the world will know that: God IS. All but the most malignantly defiant will endeavor to live as He calls us to.

People will regard lust without love with disdain. Instead of trying to prove they are right at all costs, people will seek truth – and will be glad of those gentle contradictions that bring them closer to the fullness of it. People will not just give to the poorbox or advocate raising taxes to “care for the poor,” they will live true brotherhood with all – and look for opportunities to quietly help a brother who needs it. People will assume the goodwill of those they meet and – mirabile dictu – their confidence in that goodwill will almost always prove well founded.

What thrills me most is that, in a world where hope is darkening every day, where people do the most savage things to each other in order to gain some sort of transient temporal advantage, when the best refrain from speaking out for fear of being savaged themselves, I am telling people that life really does have meaning – that this world is not our end, but a mere way station. How we comport ourselves here will determine what our end is. The pains we suffer here when we live that hope, properly understood, are merely the satisfying aches of an athlete in training for the big show.

Even better, because so many in the gathering darkness have turned back to God, to prayer, to taking little steps and being a sign of hope, the worst of the Storm is only about as long as I am used to for a full campaign cycle. I could do that standing on my head (if, that is, I were 30 years younger). And then, we will have helped usher in a world where my children will live most of their lives and my grandchildren nearly all of their lives. It is a world where people know that God IS, where they care for each other as a matter of course, where they try to cover each others foibles rather than expose each other’s nakedness. If I live faith for just a little longer, my children, my grandchildren, and their children for generations to come will call me and all who participated in preparing the way for the Rescue blessed.

I made a promise when I was yet a child that if this Storm I was shown should actually come to pass, I would go forth to speak to God’s people, to assure them that He was not abandoning them, but was in fact renewing them. I spent most of my life desperately hoping to find an escape clause, a desperation that got greater for a while as things got darker. But then I saw the oncoming Storm as evidence that the Rescue was also fully true. Now I am profoundly grateful that God never let me off the hook.

What is sweetest is the young people who hear my message and rejoice to believe that life really does have profound, transcendent meaning. I promised one, Elisabeth, of Sacramento, that I would write this article. This piece is written in honor of Elisabeth and her Mother, Jeanne, who have taken this message to heart and lived the next right step. I will never forget then 15-year-old Elizabeth sitting prone on a kitchen bench, looking up at me with joyful wonder and saying, “I have never had anyone talk to me about Jesus like you did.” It is a snapshot that is embedded in my memory. Thank you, Elisabeth and Jeanne, for being a sign of hope to me.

 

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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474 Responses to After the Rescue

  1. Joe Crozier says:

    Being a Sciwi (a Scottish Kiwi) I had never heard of Mayberry. I looked it up after reading “After the Rescue.” It made me think of my brother George. Many wise sayings came from his fellowship: “We no longer try to see through people, we try to see them through.” Sounds like Mayberry.

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    • Beckita says:

      Sounds like the fulfillment of one of the petitions in the “Our Father,” Joe: “… Thy Kingdome come; Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven…”

      A little Mayberry charm:

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    • Beckita says:

      OK Sciwi Joe. The retired educator completed her homework. If I may please ask… Do you do this?

      How about this?

      And can you twirl it?

      Finally, I beg you: please don’t fire me from taking care of Our Lady of Akita. I promise I’m also capable of proper decorum whatever the occasion may demand. I just couldn’t resist a little joyful moment here (well, at least it rbought me some joy – hope that’s not selfish) although I suppose I’ve lost all chances of ever becoming an honorary this:

      God bless you always, Joe!

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  2. zeniazenia says:

    Sweetness and light! :0) Our Lady of Tepeyac — pray for us.

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  3. Josh says:

    Hi Charlie,

    I have a question about the casualties (26 million) that you predict will be directly related to the Storm.

    How will historians in the near future be able to verify the accuracy of your prediction? What kind of specific historical events and countries/areas of the world will they be looking for?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Josh, I understand and it is not unreasonable. But I have said the events you can scarce imagine now will be miraculous on their face. I have said that there is much I know that is for my work and I am not allowed to speak of it. You will just have to watch it unfold. Quite frankly, there are more than a few things I say that almost all misunderstand right now, but they will understand after it is over and, to a certain extent, as things continue to unfold.

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      • Beckita says:

        Thank you, Charlie, for allowing us to ponder aloud here, in all our innocence and desire to embrace what is coming, despite our blindness and misunderstandings. Thanks be to God for your wisdom and prudence in reigning in the meanderings when we seem to be too focused on details rather than focusing on this: https://charliej373.wordpress.com/go-forth/

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      • Josh says:

        Hi Charlie,

        Thanks for your answer, I understand that you can’t give more information, beyond what you are allowed. My personality type makes me ask myself a lot of philosophical questions. I suspect that you are the more down to earth type of person. Maybe this is one of the reasons that you were chosen for this particular mission.

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      • BlessedIam says:

        Charlie,
        Not being able to truly fathom what has been revealed to you, I marvel at the grace and trust with which you live every second during these days and the “stormy days” yet to come.

        I am in awe for I cannot imagine being in your place.

        God Bless.

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    • Doug says:

      Hi Josh,

      When all is said and done, will it really matter what the final number is? I think the bigger picture will make it obvious that it will be a large number, but sounds like you are too focused on the details. Main thing is things will get bad and knowing there is a rescue will be needed to give us hope. In the mean time trusting in God is what is most needed. Charlie, feel free to set me straight.

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      • charliej373 says:

        You are right, Doug. Again, the most important thing is what we are called to do whatever happens.

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      • Josh says:

        Hi Doug,
        I think that it is important to try to get a minimum of a rational understanding of things, not just an intuitive one of the picture around us.
        To tell you the truth, I am not 100% satisfied with the kind of answers that Charlie Johnston often gives to his critics (it makes people fearful to really express their doubts and apprehensions); in my opinion, he should try to establish a more rational dialogue with them, and not take everything as an attack on his person.
        It is just my personal opinion, from someone who acts merely as an observer, and lives outside of the United States (I don’t know in full detail all that is happening in your country).

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        • Beckita says:

          Hi Josh, I mean no disrespect whatsoever. I simply wonder how very often the Apostles must have felt exactly what you are conveying: “I am not 100% satisfied with the kind of answers that Jesus often gives to his critics…”

          See, I trust so deeply that Charlie is guided by and listening to the Holy Spirit as he discerns and decides what, when and how to convey whatever he determines is critically germane to the topic at hand.

          God bless you.

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        • Doug says:

          Hi Josh, what cointry are you from? Our country is going crazy with legalizing immorality. It is at the point if you hold to Christian beliefs, you are branded as a racist and can get sued for standing up for your beliefs. Example, a couple got sued and put out of business for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay marriage. I call it a soft pesecution. That is just one example, but there are many, many more. Also, we are so debt ridden here, it would not surprise me to see an economic collapse any time soon. There are many factors in this.

          As for people searching to understand Charlie, I think there is a big difference in critics versus someone sincerely seeking. I have been here a while and seen both and I can attest that Charlie does well to answer folks that are sincerely seeking. Sometimes this is not always obvious. Critics should be handled differently as they are not usually seeking to learn truth, but are looking to tear down or find excuses to find fault.

          Every now and then, there are those of us that need a little correction and sometimes it takes a stern reply are even a critic to enlighten us. Often critics can be our friend because they make us do diligence.

          With regards to what I said earlier, I think today’s reading does well to express my thoughts.

          From the Acts of the Apostles: When they had gathered together they asked him,
          “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
          He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons
          that the Father has established by his own authority.
          But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,
          and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
          throughout Judea and Samaria,
          and to the ends of the earth.”
          When he had said this, as they were looking on,
          he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
          While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
          suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.
          They said, “Men of Galilee,
          why are you standing there looking at the sky?
          This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
          will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.

          My point is at some point we have to stop staring at the sky and do the work in front of us. God bless you!

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  4. Christene says:

    You know, Charlie, reading this beautiful hope-filled post of yours and then the wonderful heart-warming comments that follow, I don’t find myself wondering what the Rescue will look like, because I think it will look much like this wonderful little online family that has been created here. A world filled with people who pray for one another. Who truly want the best for one another. A place where, even in the midst of disagreements, people strive and struggle to see the best in each other. A place where even the most difficult of people find patience, charity, and good will. A place where people strive to build one another up rather than tear one another down.

    Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faith. Come, Mother Mary, gather your children into the shelter of your Immaculate Heart! Onward to Mayberry we go!

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  5. Anne says:

    Today I had a situation just as you have said………people around you are constantly trying to figure how to get one over another……. A sorrowful way to live…… Yes it is sorrowful.
    I truly hope for a world where we help each other genuinely. Delight in each other’s gifts.
    Regarding raising taxes…… We will not have to if people do not have big tax dodges etc.

    My only thing regarding the Rescue that still niggles at me is…… For how long is the peace??
    Or ….. Is it an illumination , then a short period of Evangelization… Then resumption of 2nd part of storm. Time will tell.
    Also…. So many around me are still so oblivious!
    I really thought by now more would be realising it’s not just a bit of a down period.
    Still few in confession lines….. Last week a census was taken of Mass numbers….. Very low.
    The Pope is speaking out but how many are listening?
    Come Holy Spirit Come.

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    • Beckita says:

      Anne, perhaps two resources might help in your pondering:
      1. Some quotes from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.com/2015/09/pope-benedict-xvi-on-chronology-of.html
      2. A scholarly consideration of what you ponder, based on research into the Patristic writings as well as those of some Doctors of the Church and the experiences of many 20th century mystics, many of whom have the status, “Servant of God”:
      http://www.amazon.com/Splendor-Creation-Rev-Joseph-Iannuzzi/dp/1891903330/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462289761&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Splendor+of+Creation

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      • SanSan says:

        Thank you Beckita, Splendor of Creation by Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi is wonderful. It really ties in all that Charlie has been speaking about. It’s all in the Gospels, from Church Fathers, Doctors of the Church and great (approved) Mystics. This will all come to pass. Alleuia!

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      • Anne says:

        Bekita….. Thank you so very much. I had a quick glance at first article…… I will certainly spend time with close reading. Seems very helpful indeed. The book by fr j iunuzzi looks interesting.
        I must say whatever time area we are in……. The bottom line is …… Cleansing of our hearts. I have become so aware of the business focus of our world….. Money rules….. That compassion and love have suffered. To have a Mayberry all of our hearts need scouring!!!

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        • Beckita says:

          My heart is with you, Anne. You have the mind of a teacher. Amen to: all of our hearts need scouring.

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        • lambzie37 says:

          Anne, I believe David vehemently agreed with you —
          Psalm 51:1-15
          1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
          According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
          2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
          And cleanse me from my sin.
          3 For I know my transgressions,
          And my sin is ever before me.
          4 Against You, You only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Your sight,
          So that You are justified when You speak, and blameless when You judge.
          5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
          And in sin my mother conceived me.
          6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
          And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
          7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
          Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
          8 Make me to hear joy and gladness,
          Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
          9 Hide Your face from my sins
          And blot out all my iniquities.
          10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
          And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
          11 Do not cast me away from Your presence
          And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
          12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
          And sustain me with a willing spirit.
          13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
          And sinners will be converted to You.

          I will never feel completely clean until I (hopefully) catch a glimpse of those gleaming pearly white gates and hear “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Marantaha Lord Jesus!

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  6. janetjoyvic says:

    Today is the feast of St Philip and James the Lesser. I saw this in the Saint of the day post and thought of you:
    Philip came from the same town as Peter and Andrew, Bethsaida in Galilee. Jesus called him directly, whereupon he sought out Nathanael and told him of the “one about whom Moses wrote” (John 1:45).

    Like the other apostles, Philip took a long time coming to realize who Jesus was. On one occasion, when Jesus saw the great multitude following him and wanted to give them food, he asked Philip where they should buy bread for the people to eat. St. John comments, “[Jesus] said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do” (John 6:6). Philip answered, “Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little [bit]” (John 6:7).

    John’s story is not a put-down of Philip. It was simply necessary for these men who were to be the foundation stones of the Church to see the clear distinction between humanity’s total helplessness apart from God and the human ability to be a bearer of divine power by God’s gift.

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  7. CrewDog says:

    This seems to fit in quite well here & in “These Days”

    HeartLight Daily Verse – 3 May

    Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

    Thoughts on today’s verse:
    Sometimes the key to survival is simply “setting our jaw” and going on faithfully trusting that God is there helping us, despite the outward circumstances. Choosing joy through hope rather than despair, choosing patient endurance in times of affliction, and choosing faithfulness in prayer are all decisions of the will. We trust that God, who raised Jesus from the dead, can also change our circumstances because he hears our voice.
    Prayer:
    Create in me, O Mighty God, a resolute and steadfast heart so that I might persevere with joy no matter what the difficulty. This I ask through your faithful Son. Amen.
    Visit heartlight.org for more
    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  8. Beckita says:

    Thanks for this post, Charlie. After relishing this article for a while, I can only pray that each of us continues to allow Our Lady to fashion us more surely into ambassadors for Her Son so that any child of God, young or old, when listening to us proclaim the Lord, will also say: “I have never had anyone talk to me about Jesus like you did.”

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  9. Jane Bardsley Shephard says:

    Thank you Aline I really needed this today. There are two many depressing people around me at this time , they are into alcohol and drugs . I am trying to bring them back to GOD with your help this will happen . Thank you again Jane

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  10. diane says:

    A prayer for our Pope –
    Divine Trinity, union of three persons, protect Pope Francis. Keep him from harm and strengthen him with the light of your infinite love and truth. Defend him from evil, violent and malicious attacks. Give him the grace, like Peter, to feed his sheep with the nourishing milk of truth. May he help the Church bring the light of the Gospel to all and continue to be a powerful symbol of unity in a world rife with division.
    The gates of hell will not prevail… we all know the end of the story and it is a great ending. Love. I do.

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  11. DPH says:

    I am confused about something. You write: “I spent so many decades fearful of these times – scared both that I was wrong and crazy…or that I was right and we had a terrible purification coming.”

    When you worry about being “right or wrong”, what that suggests is, these “predictions” are based on your own analysis and expectations. A prophecy has no “right or wrong”. It just IS and stands on its own. I remember hearing something similar to this wording in one of your speeches. I don’t know if its just a matter of syntax, but, it definitely caught my attention.

    To be clear, are you standing by your prophetic visions of: Obama not completing his presidency, no election this year, the collapse of economies and currencies in coming months, and a war with China with Russia as a key ally? Time is certainly running thin for these catastrophic events to unfold. And PLEASE don’t say, “take a look around you, don’t you see the chaos?” Yes, things are not so good, there is pain, suffering, grief, and strife around the world. But, nowhere near on the level that you have been communicating — at least not as of May 3, 2016.

    Another thought I have had is, you want to downplay these upcoming events, saying that it isn’t a necessary component of your message. This strikes me as an attempt to “cover your bases” if said predictions don’t come true. An “out”, if you will. It simply isn’t reasonable to expect people to merely brush aside these apocalyptic events to come, which will inevitably put the lives of themselves and their loved ones at grave risk.

    Of course that is going to be the main takeaway of your message, as people look to protect their families in any way possible. To know that these events are coming, in which there presumably would be no electricity, limited communications, no medicines, scarce food, homes threatened by violence, and on and on; and then not do anything to protect their families is insane. Even if the message is to put trust in God, realizing that all good comes from him, to look out for your neighbors, all while realizing you can’t outsmart God. Why not at least try to give your family a shot at some comfort throughout the storm? That’s not trying to “outsmart” God.

    So, in short. to say that your predictions of total worldly chaos and disorder isn’t your “main message”, and not what people should focus on, seems both unrealistic and very dubious to me.

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    • charliej373 says:

      This is one of the politer versions of a few comments I have had of “Charlie you are a fraud, why don’t you just say so” the last few days.

      Gosh, too bad that when St. John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask whether Jesus was the one they had been waiting for or should they look for another you weren’t around to explain to him that a prophecy either is or isn’t, so he must be playing with his imagination. Perhaps we should dismiss Jeremiah and Jonah from the canon because of the lifelong doubts they had. Like many, you take standards that apply to some, but not all, in the past…and demand they apply to all now. That is arbitrary and unfounded.

      Beyond that, you exhibit a sporadic – rather than deep – familiarity with my actual message. The election likely will not happen at all, but as I explained in this piece, there are some narrow circumstances in which it could, though it would ultimately be meaningless.

      In any case, my next piece takes on some of this stuff anyway. Be dubious, be in complete disbelief, whatever. Just remember the fundamentals…for in the end, my job is to give you the tools you need to get through to Rescue. Not to tell you comforting things that match up with whatever standards you have erected, nor to cleverly tell you how you can rely on yourself instead of God. Insist that things can’t happen because you imagine God suffers the same constraints to action that man does. I say what I say. Accept or reject it – but at least consider that it will play itself out very soon.

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    • YongDuk says:

      Oh my… DPH …sorry Charlie, but I skipped over your response!

      You know nothing of the Spiritual Life and Those living the Spiritual Life.

      I shan’t even spend more time on this or your judgments as they are so ignorant and uninformed…

      I will only say that one need only sit with St. Faustina to see the inner turmoil that she went through.

      So, condemn me too, DPH, whose Spiritual Director once said to me: If you did not feel deceived [with the wondrous graces], I would think you were deceived indeed!

      Gross.

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  12. darknite says:

    An old friend once told me about the town she grew up in. One particular image stuck with me. At the local food market, the baby carriages would be lined up outside, while the mothers were in the store. If a baby began to fuss, there was always someone there to pick it up, rock it or attend to its needs. It might be another mother, or one of the older children. Thats just how trusting life was.

    What Would Mayberry Do (WWMD)

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  13. George says:

    Am I the only one feeling like Frodo/Sam/Merry/Pippin at the beginning of Lord of the Rings? 🙂

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hee hee…I have felt that way a lot longer than you, George. But now I am focused on the renewal.

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    • maryopl says:

      You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer than you yourself keep it. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo. Anyway: there it is. We know most of what Gandalf has told you. We know a good deal about the ring. We are horribly afraid–but we are coming with you; or following you like hounds.”
      ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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  14. The Storm is in full force. Got this precis from Spirit Daily: http://www.spiritdaily.com/upheavalwatch2016.htm

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  15. Lee says:

    Charlie,

    Respectfully, how should we feel that Fr. Pacwa and the Bishop Gracida did not openly support your ministry? Further, it does not appear that the Archdiocese of Denver clarified their position to show support for you. Is there a source that we can go to so that we can understand what the Archdiocese’s letter means by their choice of certain words and phrases used in their decree?

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    • charliej373 says:

      I have NEVER asked anyone of substance to endorse me, only that they don’t restrict me. Bishop Gracida, even in the quote in the article, spoke highly of my character without endorsing the prophecies. The Register piece intimated that he was backing away from me. Then he reprinted a piece I wrote on this in its entirety, adding his own headline: Libel is Libel Even When it Appears in a Catholic Periodical – and illustrated it with a bunch of hungry sharks circling a man. (Spoiler alert: I am not one of the sharks in the image).

      Fr. Mitch Pacwa is a wonderful man and Priest, brilliant. He neither “endorsed” my prophetic message nor denounced me.

      Denver Archdiocese Chancellor David Uebbing said that the Archbishop’s statement speaks for itself apart from my interpretation. He pointedly did not dispute my interpretation, just noting that the Archbishop’s statement speaks for itself.

      I always knew if it came time to speak of these things, I would find myself way out on a limb. I have never asked any of my friends to crawl out on that limb with me. That is my job. Yet I still call them my friends and I am glad to have their friendship. So make of it what you will. When I was at the meeting to have the decision explained to me, I read through the letter and looked up with some surprise, noting that I did not see any restrictions on content. They assured me that I read it right. There are none. But they also explained that could be revisited in the future. Whatever should happen, I will remain obedient to my Archbishop on these matters. As for being obedient to others, not so much. But I still will not ask my friends to crawl out on a limb with me.

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      • LukeMichael says:

        I was happy to see a link to “Charlie Johnston: Threat or Menace” on Michael Brown’s website today. The Truth will out!

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      • Doug says:

        I am happy to endorse you Charlie. Will that mean anything though since I am not a person of substance ?😎

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      • Alfred says:

        I have to wonder how Fr. Pacwa reconciles his position on Muslims with Gaudium Evangelii. (Para 252). In addition to other things he’s written online, he wrote the forward to a book “Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics.” It’s kind of a hit piece on Islam. Not that anything in the book is false necessarily, but it fails to distinguish between radical Islamists who arguably are not Islamic at all, and those who interpret Islam much more peacefully and are more likely to dialogue in the sense that Pope Francis advises in Gaudium Evangelii.

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    • YongDuk says:

      Yes, Lee, at the time of the Publication I posted a comment on this site on what the language meant. I don’t remember if it was explicitly verse by verse but it did cover what it said versus what it would have said if it meant to condemn.

      Biscuits can pull it up or you can just go back to the date of the Publication of the Letter and Charlie’s post and search for “YongDuk” or “Yong Duk” or “me.”

      +Yong Duk

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    • Beckita says:

      Please, Lee, read Charlie’s major post and the ensuing comments to find YongDuk’s, Charlie’s, Ellen’s, and others’ clarifications and questions. https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/the-gamaliel-option/
      I realize time is precious to everyone. At the same time, to miss the comments after one of Charlie’s major posts, is to miss some very elightening jewels of understanding.

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    • bthanntrm says:

      Respectfully, you really don’t know how the Church works with these questions. Half of the time the Church condemns a prophet or a visionary and almost no visionary is evaluated or promoted before the visions stop and then the visionary and the prophecies are put through the wringer and the devils advocate before approval.

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  16. Bob says:

    Regarding the gathering storm our friend Mark posted this:
    http://www.markmallett.com/blog/on-the-eve-of-revolution/

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  17. What a beautiful article… and I totally agree with you. We will be rescued and we just need to hang on. My personal view of this situation is that we are like soldiers fighting for survival behind enemy lines. Communication and supplies is sketchy at best and we are making our way home, slowly but surely, with the help of a manual and a trusty compass. And along the way, we get help. Maybe not a helicopter yet… but teams or platoons that give us fresh supplies and tell us to keep going. Not a perfect analogy but it keeps me going.

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  18. CrewDog says:

    I don’t see much to argue with in Prager’s article ;-( … but we have been forewarned at TNRS, Scripture and countless other venues ……. so! ….. If thee be unprepared when the “Deluge” occurs …. don’t come crying to ………….!
    “A Dark Time in America”
    http://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2016/05/03/a-dark-time-in-america-n2157172

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  19. Mack says:

    When I saw that Trump won tonight it just hit me like a wallop that on the human Kevel we are doomed. Though I haven’t been expecting an election anyway, the reality of it suddenly just hit me very hard. I had a sense that it won’t be long now before things go completely downhill. But God has a plan and will do amazing things if we trust.

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    • goldensun says:

      I believe it was about a year ago when I first heard about Charlie and his prediction about the upcoming election. I thought it was funny/wacky. Since then, I’ve read his posts on occasion without putting too much stock into the predictions, mostly because I enjoyed reading what he had to say. The topsy-turvy primaries have led me to believe that Charlie just might be right after all. What’s more, I’ve found that news shows and sites I enjoyed just weeks to a few months ago have become almost intolerable. So here I am for the long haul, I think!

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      • charliej373 says:

        Glad to have you here, Ann.

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      • Beckita says:

        Good for you, Ann, for processing and discerning carefully. Wisdom! Love the goldensun moniker. It makes me think of Rescue in the darkest darkness.

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        • goldensun says:

          Thank you! I see that Charlie has created something special in this online community. Judge something by its fruits, right? The goldensun name came to me right after I sang “Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun…” to my baby and he squealed and smiled brightly. My intuition tells me that a heavenly Rescue will be profound, penetrating, yet simple in nature.

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          • Beckita says:

            Aww, goldensun, you’re a woman after my own heart as I’ve sung Raffi’s melodies to and with my children, my first grade students for 30 years and now my grandchildren. I love your intuition about the Rescue. Your kids are most blessed for they will grow and develop in a beautiful world!

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          • Doug says:

            Ring, ring, ring, banana phone…….

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  20. Emile says:

    Charlie, a person’s words reveal what is in his heart and you are just toooo Godly to be dispelled.
    I understand the experience will be global, but you are talking mostly for America.
    Do you have any thoughts for the people of the Philippines? I belong to a loving and caring Catholic community here and we have been working on bringing the Gospel of hope to people here. When I read your blogs your messages redound to those of our head servant’s, only he does not have specific prophecies.
    Really, any thoughts about us?
    Thank you and God bless you in your mission.

    Sinceely,
    Emile

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    • charliej373 says:

      I have been deeply impressed by the powerful expressions of faith I have seen coming from the Philippines. Each of us has our role to play. From a worldly perspective, the biggest three national characters in all are the U.S., Russia, and China. There may be others that weigh in in a vitally important way before all is said and done. It is often a less noticed player who becomes a great hero in the midst of battle. From a heavenly perspective, the key players are those who pray sinderely and those who live the injunction to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around them. I hear from many in the Philippines who are ready to live that fully, so I have good confidence that that country will become a wonderful enclave of faith.

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      • Emile says:

        Thank you Charlie. The information is very promising. The Holy Spirit just helped me. Almost the whole day I browsed through your website. Then late this evening, I was about to end my reading and trying again to post a comment, not expecting that the one I sent last week went through. While scrolling down, I saw my post pop up and your reply and others’ too. What a delight!

        In a week that I devoured your writings, I felt peace. I have always wondered where this world is heading to. Only the Rescue can renew the face of the earth, the fulfillment of the message of Fatima. It was through Our Lady of Fatima that in 1982, I had a big leap of faith and became a Marian devotee and our Mother never failed me since.

        I will hold on to your TDL, as what we have been taught in our community. God bless you Charlie. I will try to remember you in my prayer, and thank you again for giving me a space here. I always feel inadequate with my communication skill. I have subscribed to follow you and the connection is reassuring enough. No need to reply to this….I know how your hands are full with your mission works.

        Sincerely,
        Emile

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    • Beckita says:

      Our American hearts are first and formost hearts formed as children of the Living God, Emile, so we are united in prayer with you and all our brothers and sisters in the human family under the banner of The immacualte Heart of Mary and Her Immaculate Conception. Happy to also be united with you via your presence at this site! Ave Maria!

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    • Teresito says:

      Hi Emile! Blessings to you brother. I’m another Filipino who follows Charlie. Regarding the Philippines, I’m believe God really is doing something special in our beloved country. Just consider the following from the Philippine Constitution; I don’t know if any other Constitution protects the family and the unborn as our Constitution does:

      ARTICLE II
      Declaration of Principles and State Policies
      SECTION 11. The State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights.
      SECTION 12. The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from CONCEPTION. The natural and primary right and duty of parents in the rearing of the youth for civic efficiency and the development of moral character shall receive the support of the Government.
      SECTION 13. The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, MORAL, SPIRITUAL, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.

      ARTICLE XV
      The Family
      SECTION 2. Marriage, as an INVIOLABLE social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.
      SECTION 3. The State shall defend:
      (1) The right of spouses to found a family in accordance with their RELIGIOUS convictions and the demands of responsible parenthood;

      I hope you’re aware that some very sinister forces are tirelessly fighting to get these provisions off our Constitution… We unite our prayers with those of all the Prayer Warriors on the NRS Community in defense of families and the unborn all throughout the world… I want to share with you about Dr. Taylor Marshall’s advice to form “Catholic Tribes” all over the world, which is now made possible by the Internet, so we can combine to bring down torrents of Grace…

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  21. Rose says:

    Charlie,can you elaborate on something you have said before about “even you would come to a moment where you would despair” yet in this article you say you will be filled with joy while the rest of the world enters into the sorrows. How does this occur?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Rose, if you are in a tough situation, living your job well, rallying the troops, holding them together when all forces were trying to blow them apart is a joy – even when you fear you might objectively lose the object. Athletes deal with this commonly, proud and joyful about their performance even in a losing effort…and sometimes embarrassed by their effort in in a winning one.

      One of my Priests once asked me what I would do when I lost hope. I told him I would pretend to have hope until God intervened or I died. Hope, like faith, can be an act of the will.

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  22. DPH says:

    Charlie & Yong Duk,
    Yes, Charile, I do have some doubts about your prophecies. My belief is that you do sincerely have strong convictions that these things will indeed happen. You have vast knowledge of geopolitical events occurring around the globe, are quite experienced in politics, are a talented writer, and you are intelligent. Could you use those attributes to construct some predictions about the future? Perhaps. Or, are these authentic visions and messages from Jesus, Gabriel, and Mary themselves?

    You said my post was one of the more “polite” rebukes that you have seen. The reason why it is more polite is because, instead of ranting and raving and name calling, I simply am contemplating and questioning, looking for the truth. That, actually, is what God wants us to do. Not simply follow visionaries and prophets without serious reflection. As Matthew writes: “”Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.”

    I have reviewed your blog rather extensively, and have actually seen you speak. Uninformed, I am not. There is nothing personal, whatsoever. But, there is great danger in being incorrect, or, “wrong”, as you have said. It would lead people astray, cause a great amount of unnecessary anxiety (whether you think it should or not), and could actually cause people to lose faith in other visionaries who are/were authentic. Just to name a few risks.

    Yong Duk, I am not sure how you can judge my spirituality from a post on a blog. Because I question the authenticity of a prophet doesn’t mean I “know nothing about spiritual life”, and am ignorant and uniformed. In fact, it is our duty to. I will not judge your spirituality for believing in these prophecies, and, potentially falling victim to some falsehoods. It is definitely not my place to do so. Only God can judge your faith and mine. The fact that my spirituality would be attacked for bringing about some questions and concerns tells me quite a lot, actually.

    There is definitely some good from Charlies messages, including to look after and care for your neighbor. I wish everyone on this site is brought closer to our Lord, spreads His message of hope for eternal life, and loves God and your neighbors, as He wants us to.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you DPH. It is a pleasure to have a skeptic who speaks honestly and with courtesy.

      Your thought that perhaps I have a unique intuitive capacity IS something that I long considered. I HAVE always had a notably powerful intuitive capacity. In fact, the Majority Leader of the Illinois House once told me at lunch that they all paid special attention to my seemingly wilder predictions. “When you talk about most things, Charlie, you are better than most, but still in the range of the ordinary. But when you say something that is so out there that no one else had thought of it and seems absolutely absurd, you can take it to the bank.” I thought for a long time that perhaps this was just the way my mind processed that powerful intuitive capacity.

      But there came a time when intuition and analysis just could not explain much of it. That is when I sought out a director. I am profoundly grateful to the three very orthodox Priests who have helped me these last few decades.

      As for the risks, there are always risks. There is a greater risk in letting the Storm sweep over everyone with no sign of hope or Rescue. So I soldier on.

      As for risks,

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      • jwjohn says:

        You’re intuitive capacity was wrong on Ted Cruz. As for the election not happening that is definitely something that is looking like it won’t happen, former Navy Seal and intelligence operative as well as remote viewer former Sargent Ed Dames don’t think it will happen, couple that with the rumours that Obama has been replaced by General Banford is making up for the Cruz fumble.

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        • charliej373 says:

          I am not sure what you mean, John, since I have consistently said there will not be an election this year or that, if there is, the results will quickly become irrelevant. I also said that in normal times Cruz would be who I supported, but that no one running would be the next stable national leader. So where is my intuitive capacity wrong?

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    • YongDuk says:

      DPH, I wrote what I wrote.

      Charlie is a politician. I am a dumb Bishop.

      Sometimes God enlightens my soul with insights from far, far, far and farther away. At least one person here can confirm that despite my anonymity. (Forgive, but I follow Tobit on writing this.)

      You can judge this response with that and then with your culled humility you might see a smile pass my lips.

      I learned long ago: don’t mess with folks who know the Spiritual Life. Each is different and when God spins them round to correct you, correct you they do–but that correction serves either for Salvation or Hardening unto Damnation.

      pax,
      +

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  23. DPH says:

    And, yes, I have considered that these events could play out, as you have said. I pay attention to the world around me, and see what is happening in China in the South Sea, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, central banks devaluing currencies (Japan at negative interest rates), the chaos of our election here and the ridiculous (in my opinion, of course) candidates on both sides. I see the dangers. Like I said, there are some serious questions in my mind, however, about the authenticity of your prophecies. The “right or wrong” assertion you make on your prophecies; the downplaying and almost irrelevance of the apocalyptic piece of your message; your claim that the Angel Gabriel told you that we humans some how stumbled upon the real Christmas date of Dec. 25; that the clock is rapidly running out for these prophecies to be true & so much has to occur in such a tiny amount of time, etc; the near exact timing of when the Rescue will come (very late 2017) — I am not aware of any other visionary who has provided a time-frame of things to come. So, I will continue to discern. Part of me hopes you are right, though. This world is badly in need of a cleansing.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Certainly most Old Testament prophets did, indeed, give time frames (not to be confused with timelines). Nonetheless, your concern about the red flag of giving even a focused timeframe is justified. But on the late 2017, I was ordered to give that time frame out. I think that things are going to get so rough so quickly that it is a great mercy…that what God intends is that, even as things look completely lost, we hold onto that and press on a little longer. I frankly think the other few things are mainly to give hope, after they have happened, that I have told you true on the Rescue, too, to press on and endure.

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  24. Alfred Chavez says:

    Beckita refers to the “Go Forth” blog. In it there are scary numbers about the U.S. debt–$100 trillion in unfunded debt is one of the numbers mentioned. I’d just like to point out something not often mentioned in debt discussions, i.e., the rest of the U.S. balance sheet. The assets of the U.S. (according to Wiki) are about $270 trillion. The debt is not unmanageable, but we need apply more of the GDP to bring the debt down to a sustainable level. That means, IMHO, a more progressive tax structure, because the wealthy are hoarding a disproportionate share of those assets. That’s not socialism, it’s common sense.

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    • charliej373 says:

      And that sort of common sense has always led to collapse. My native state of Illinois has been busy chasing the richest out of the state because of its punitive taxes…and all those common sense lefties out there insist the answer is to make taxes even more punitive. Good luck with that.

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      • Alfred says:

        This is a sidebar, right? You seem to generally have conservative views politically, but I’m correct in understanding that your angelic messages are separate from political views like this one?

        Anyway, in regard to taxes my opinion is we need to return to more progressive (mathematically, not philosophically) tax rates–like those we had in 1982 and prior. “To whom much is given much is expected.” I don’t buy a lot of the socialist agenda but the problem of the disproportionate distribution of wealth is wrecking families economically. The tax burden needs to be shifted to “them what gots” and eased up on the struggling middle class and the poor. Flat taxes like sales taxes (almost 9% in San Diego County) are oppressive to the poor especially. When 10% of the population has 70+% of the wealth, we need to correct that gradually. As St. JP II said, unfettered capitalism is not a good thing, and that’s where we are now economically.

        You’re a good man, Charlie–we can argue on some political issues I think, but on the really big ones–life issues, family issues, religious freedom issues, and probably the aggressive morality of Hollywood–I’m right there with you.

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          That was really well put, Alfred. But too late, too much evil..we’ve gone way past saving this way of living life. We failed miserably and now we need rescuing 🚑. I think another way of looking at what is coming could be dubbed “The not at all little- big huge correction” 😉 and it will correct a heck of lot more than economies because it will correct all people all the way deep down and in every way, putting them back into order spiritually with God… which in turn will correct all other things in life. People must be under God (and stay there) in order for societies, governments and economies to work. We will start anew, as Charlie says. and people will be much more concerned and loving towards their neighbor. Life will be hard but so wonderful and so much more peaceful.Thank God!🌏
          He also said the monetary system we have now..POOF 💨 Gone. Bye-Bye. 💸🔚

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          • Alfred says:

            Well, it’s not too late to think about how we as a nation modify (or re-construct) the economy, whether or not the storm plays out as Charlie predicts it. As badly as I’d like to see Charlie’s storm play out as he predicts it–things IMO are every bit as bad as he says they are–I remain a skeptic. (For ex-auditors like me, skepticism is a virtue. We’re from Missouri; we follow Reagan’s dictum–‘Trust but verify.’) Either way though–storm or no storm–building a well-balanced system of labor and management is necessary if we’re to have a just society.

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          • charliej373 says:

            That is fabulous, Alfred. I have privately told several consequential people who have asked me what they should be doing that they should spend serious time contemplating how to build just and equitable systems in their areas of expertise – and that they should ruthlessly attack their own premises. Once they have done that, they can defend them to. It is deeply important that we get it right after this and not just go back to the same vain disorder.

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          • BlessedIam says:

            Charlie,
            I have no economic or political sense whatsoever. I feel kinda crazy for asking this, but is the fall of government (ours and others??) going to create a “one world” type of government or will we still stand an our own nation with its own “refreshed” government?
            I understand if you cannot respond with an answer.

            God Bless

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          • charliej373 says:

            No, there will be no one-world government, though there are forces of darkness that would like to try. It pleases God to have many varieties of flowers in His earthly garden.

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        • CrewDog says:

          Alfred sez (JPII quote): “…..unfettered capitalism is not a good thing… ”
          Memo to Alfred & ALL Here!! We have not had Unfettered Capitalism in the USA since Teddy Roosevelt!! … In fact!! … Our USA has the most FETTERED Economy in all the First World Economies ……. and why our Industry/Jobs are being exported “Over There”!!
          Our Taxes, PC Regulations, Dumbed Down “Education Establishment”, Open Borders Policies and godless Socialist Idiocy has killed the USA Golden Goose… and why all the Poverty Indicators are off-scale high and why, in large measure, the SHTF Moment is upon us ;-(
          Milton Friedman destroys “Good Catholic” and Democrat Party Supporter Phil Donahue:

          GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • BD says:

      AC, Just who could buy these 270-trillion of so called US assets to fund the 100’s of trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities. Some of these assets would take decades or longer to even access. The US and the world for that matter is functionally insolvent. This however is not the most dangerous aspect of our financial dilemma. The major banks and governments around the world have created a quadrillion dollars or more in financial derivatives. These derivatives will be the killer in my estimation as the world financial crisis comes into full view. Very quickly we will all find out that the notional value of derivatives becomes net value as cascading defaults sweep the world. The so called Lehman moment on steroids awaits us.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Unfortunately, BD, you have a good understanding of the fundamentals of the system. I look at so many who want to find someone to blame for the situation we are in…and give absurdly simple ways in which it can be fixed by burning the “witches” they have identified. This is not analysis, but a pretentious form of modern primitivism. We are all to blame for the mess we are in.

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      • Beckita says:

        Spot on, BD. Thanks to tips by readers here, I have read the analyses of people who have studied the financial world, such as Jim Sincalir, Bill Holter, and Martin Armstrong and I’m sure there are others who are sounding the alarm.

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        • BD says:

          Beckita. I’ve met Jim and he is a very impressive gentleman and Bill and I have communicated numerous times. Martin Armstrong is a different bag of weenies and I’m not exactly sure how to take him. With this all being said, the latter two fellows have said publicly the system is coming apart as we speak. Privately they indicate much worse. They maintain you may go bed one night and the next morning the world will have changed forever. Sort of like Charlie indicated using a different analogy as I recall.

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          • Beckita says:

            Interesting, BD. I do a brief check-in, weekly, at Jim Sinclair’s site. I knew nothing about the economic landscape before coming here then starting to pay attention, although I only see the overarching picture since I have no previous background interest or knowledge. I have noticed the warnings intensifying and I was aware of how Sinclair and Holt highlight this reality: “They maintain you may go bed one night and the next morning the world will have changed forever.” Clearly, we cooked up this formerly simmering stew which now is ready to boil over and explode so that the old system vaporizes. May people respond to God’s effusion of purifying grace for, indeed, He would love to see a change of heart in His people!

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          • BD says:

            Beckita. We all deserve what’s coming our way. But the elite believe they can use this tragedy to increase their power and wealth. In what will be remembered as one of the greatest ironies of history, the seeds they have sown will cause their own destruction as well. We live in interesting times indeed.

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          • Beckita says:

            I completely understand what you’re saying, BD.

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    • Doug says:

      Alfred, Charlie is dead right on that one. I also beg to differ on the wealthy holding a disproportionate share of the assets. The capital of the wealthy is very important to a functioning capitalistic society as is fair labor practices where folks earn a decent wage. We have an obligation as Christians on a personal level, but when goverment tries to supplant this, it will have a reverse effect.

      The more a goverment confiscates, the more productive wealth is taken out of the economy. Take a look at Venezuela. They have most recently done what you suggested and they are in the throws of a collapse right now.

      A good read is Rerum Novarum (on capital and labor) written by Pope Leo XIII which addresses this.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Then follow it up with Centesimus Annus, which St. John Paul issued a century later to complete Rerum Novarum.

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      • Beckita says:

        Amen, Doug and Charlie.

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      • Alfred says:

        OK…St. JPII from Centesimus Annus: “A workman’s wages should be sufficient to enable him to support himself, his wife and his children. “If through necessity or fear of a worse evil the workman accepts harder conditions because an employer or contractor will afford no better, he is made the victim of force and injustice”.25

        Would that these words, written at a time when what has been called “unbridled capitalism” was pressing forward, should not have to be repeated today with the same severity. Unfortunately, even today one finds instances of contracts between employers and employees which lack reference to the most elementary justice regarding the employment of children or women, working hours, the hygienic condition of the work-place and fair pay; and this is the case despite the International Declarations and Conventions on the subject26 and the internal laws of States. The Pope attributed to the “public authority” the “strict duty” of providing properly for the welfare of the workers, because a failure to do so violates justice; indeed, he did not hesitate to speak of “distributive justice”.27

        Economic conservatives fight this statement tooth and nail, if not ion theory then in practice. They refuse to raise even the minimum wage forcing the poor to work two and three jobs to make ends meet. And then throw epithets of “socialists” and even “Communists!” at those who hunger and thirst for such justice.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Hi Alfred, I adore Centesimus Annus. Yet I think you assume a little too much when you assume it means make laws increasing the minimum wage. There are plenty of secular people who just think in terms of self-interest, I well know that. But while you complain of complain of conservatives who always oppose a minimum wage increase, I could equally complain of advocates of such increases who always refuse to deal with the decline in jobs then available because of such mandatory increases. All economists, including those furthest left, now concede that an increase in the minimum wage results in a decline in jobs – often for those who most need a starting step job to move up the ladder. Teens in cities, particularly, are often aced out of the job market altogether. Now, if minimum wage increases could be done without pricing large numbers young people who need stepping stone jobs out altogether, if it could be done without triggering inflationary pressures, I would be in favor of it. But right now, minimum wage increases are not a solution – just a trade-off on what problems you want to deal with. There are structural issues in the economy that need to be dealt with…a reduction of barriers to entry, a reduction in the regulatory web that vastly increases costs unrelated to production. The whole system needs to be overhauled. We no longer have a market system in America, but a vast network of crony capitalism that, philosophically, is properly called economic fascism. Tinkering around the edges is not going to help. We truly need an overhaul to recover a genuine opportunity economy for all. Fortunately, the Storm itself will tear down much of the old. It is for us, after the Rescue, to build it right.

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          • Alfred says:

            Well, there definitely are structural issues, but to date I’ve not heard any solutions from the politically conservative side of the aisle. Their drumbeat is for lower taxes on businesses, which as the numbers show only goes to increase the wealth of the already wealthy. It’s a false argument to say that they need the money to hire more people; the coffers in corporate bank accounts are at all time highs but hiring and wage increases have been slow in coming. Meanwhile millions are impoverished and they only advice they get is to get themselves educated and work harder. Never mind that even when many work harder they can’t afford the cost of a decent education.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Fundamentally, I think that is a fair observation. I don’t think most modern prescriptions don’t offer much – just an argument over whose flawed prescription you like. I credit most people with basic fairness on it; they are just trying impotent means to fix a badly broken system. It must be overhauled.

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        • Doug says:

          Alfred, I don’t see what you are talking about in 25, 26 and 27 of Centesimus Annus. These paragraphs had do do with JPII discussing issues with Marxism and communism. Am I in the right place?

          One thing that did strike me was this statement which I believe rings true today with where the US political system has been going.

          Quote “Politics then becomes a “secular religion” which operates under the illusion of creating paradise in this world. But no political society — which possesses its own autonomy and laws55 — can ever be confused with the Kingdom of God.”

          Over the last 50 years the US goverment has slowly been displacing God out of the public culture. Authentic religion is being replaced with seclular goverment. In goverment we trust could be the new motto. The US goverment is no longer following moral law or even natural law for that matter. It doesn’t just affect moral precepts, but it also affects economic precepts where the goverment is not exercising sound ecomomic practices. It is amassing an unsustainable amount of debt that can never be paid back even if all the wealthy were taxed more. We don’t have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem. To think that the goverment is the end all cure all to our ills is a big mistake. If this is where folks put there trust and hope above God, I think they will be sadly disappointed when things collapse. God bless you my friend!

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          • Alfred says:

            Crew, no it’s in Section 8 of the encyclical. the “.25” was for a footnote that connected the quote back to Rerum Novarum from which it came. It’s a quote within my quote–sorry for the confusion.

            I think you’re making a pretty big leap between godless government and economic policy. That may be so, but it’s still a huge leap with no logical middle term.

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      • bthanntrm says:

        The Betania visionary prophesied that it would start here meaning Venezuela. I think she meant the economic collapse not sure.

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    • Doug says:

      Alfred, it is precisely because of socialism that we are in the predicament we are in with the national debt. It is the socialistic policies that drive most of the spending. There is also a very subtle evil in all this and that is we lose our sense of community. When we depend on goverment to provide for us economically, then we do not have to be responsible for our neighbor any more. Hence, it will take a collapse for folks to realize this. The Soviet Union and all the other former Eastern block counties crumbled because of this. China would have already crumbled but for changing to employ many capitalistic ideas. They still have other big issues that need to be dealt with though. God bless you!

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      • Alfred says:

        I agree we need to bring back a system of community–families caring for their own and parishes looking out for everyone who lives in the parish–Catholic or not. Pope Francis’ image of the Church as a field hospital is compelling. I’ll be headed down to our St Vincent de Paul pantry in a bit to unload donated groceries, and later to distribute them but we need to do more–like the “systemic change” project that our National Office is pushing.

        Still, the situation as it is is dire. We can’t wait for such a change in attitudes to happen (sans the Storm…) The next right steps are to move as though society will continue as it is now, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Private help and action is part of the solution as things stand but right now governments are the only way we have to alleviate the problem. Subsidiarity is a fine and necessary principle, but it can’t be used as an excuse when government has the best way to address the issue, like it does for defense of the country. It’s the best way as things stand. Relying on community now is a cop-out, in my opinion….

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        • Alfred says:

          Just a brief follow-up: I was thoroughly impressed with people’s generosity with the USPS food drive. They gave our SVdP Conference the food to distribute–it all weighed in at 7,320 lbs. Get out there, folks–there’s lots of work to do. “But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Lk 18:8) Fill up those lamps!

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      • CrewDog says:

        Speaking of failed Socialist States Doug:

        “APOCALYPSE NOW: EATING CATS AND DOGS TO SURVIVE” – Meltdown in Venezuela causing riots, shortages, murder, chaos

        http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/apocalypse-now-eating-cats-and-dogs-to-survive/

        Brazil & Argentina are having “Troubles” …. and all of Latin America is or has always been poor, corrupt, crime ridden and miserable except for the Elites …. HullyGee!! That sounds like just about any USA Democrat Party Controlled Urban Paradise you can name ;-(
        I wonder what Bernie the Bolshevik’s explanation of the above is … I know, I KNOW!! .. The Evil “Rich” People have not coughed up enough of their ill gotten gains. I wonder what the Democrats definition of Rich is “These Days”? I’m guessing it’s anyone with a job or retirement savings and who is NOT an Illegal Alien, LGBT or Muslim!

        GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

        PS: I’ve always wondered why areas colonized by Spain are ” poor, corrupt, crime ridden and miserable”? I’m sure somebody “Out-There” have written a Doctoral Thesis on this? Spain is a basket case herself ;-(

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    • jwjohn says:

      Most mathematicians are saying it is a mathematical certainty that it will collapse, the debt is not repayable, the only way to save the system is to back the dollar with gold and reprice it at about $50,000 per ounce – I doubt they will do that considering the US probably doesn’t have the gold to do it, however China does and is – another Charlie hit

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      • Doug says:

        Yes JENN, China as attempting to buy all the gold.

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      • BD says:

        jwjohn. Read the FOFOA blog. He carries the torch from a former BIS Aristocrat (ANOTHER) was his pen name, that claimed back in 1998-2000 or so that a reset would occur in the future where gold would be repriced to $50K per ounce or more. This would balance the corrupt system. Buy AU and AG and keep it out of the banking system. Pray the Rosary and listen to Charlie. God Bless.

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      • Mick says:

        Exactly, Jwjohn.

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  25. aaronpfoutz says:

    Recently read this, thought it has much merit in determining what messages and by who we should listen too …..
    “Deuteronomy specifically spells out the sign of true prophethood:
    “You may wonder how you can tell when a prophet’s message does not come from the LORD. If a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD and what he says does not come true, then it is not the LORD’s message. That prophet has spoken on his own authority, and you are not to fear him. (Deu 18:21-22)
    In other words, one strike and you’re out. One single mistake means the utterer of such a “prophecy” wasn’t God’s mouthpiece. Basta cosi! End of discussion.”

    Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/15-more-errors-that-catholics-should-avoid-like-the-plague/#ixzz47hXtKiun

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ah, actually Aaron, that is NOT how that is generally interpreted. If it were, MOST of the authenticated prophets would be disqualified. If you actually do a clear timeline on Old Testament prophets, they were almost always right on the substance, but often wrong on the timeline.

      Note that this piece does not say that such a one is a false prophet, but that in the noted case he has gone beyond his portfolio and spoken on his own authority. It disqualifies the prophecy, but not always (or even usually) the prophet.

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      • Beckita says:

        Amen, Charlie. Those are HUGE distinctions.

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      • aaronpfoutz says:

        Charlie, thanks very much for your answer. I agree about timeline. I have read everything you have written on this site and have prayed for understanding and wisdom. If the Lord has sent a prophet for us I do not want to miss the message. Way too many times the Lords people didn’t listen to those He sent. I am doing everything I can to allow the Spirit of the Lord to tell me what is and is not of His. I am looking for where the Lord says “Write down, therefore, what you have seen, and what is happening, and what will happen afterwards.” Rev 1:19 “Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets,” Habakkuk 2:2 “You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly.”Deuteronomy 27:8 “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.” Jer 30:20 or “Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev 21:5 “Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy,” Jesus to St. Faustina. I try to understand why we don’t get exact quotes from your messenger. I have not read anything where you deviate from the teaching of our Lord or the Church. I am discerning.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Understand Aaron. You get few exact quotes from me because the messages are for me – I am not primarily a messenger for you, but called to protect and hearten you. I have to think on my feet based on the fundamentals, and I am to encourage and help you do the same – and the fundamentals are very simple. When it is all said and done, my work will be classified among the sorts of things that St. Joan, David and Moses were called to. The mysticism is necessary for me, but ancillary to the heart of my work.

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          • Joe says:

            Charlie, as someone who loves learning about pretty much everything, your response here piqued a curiosity in me: will you ever give us an example of a direct quoted message, your notes/interpretation to your SD’s, and how it actually played out from beginning to end? Obviously this would have to be after the Rescue…
            Side note: the White Sox seem to have a unified clubhouse, despite the Kenny Williams/Adam LaRoche spring training locker room family fiasco and are looking really strong. Since there will be much termoil come late Oct, I presume no World Series, which stinks. And now that I think about it, that probably means the Nov 5th night matchup between the Huskers and Ohio St. won’t happen either…wow! I sure am going to miss these little joys the Lord puts in my life.

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          • charliej373 says:

            I have given a few direct quotes here, Joe…most recently my Easter message when I was told that “Now the world enters the fullness of its passion.” That has more meaning to me than what it would appear to you, for it triggers some specific things I have had to prepare for.

            There is much in the archives. Much that happens now until the Rescue will be miraculous on its face…even as the temporal world gets darker. Right now I would prefer that the material in the archives remain confidential except for certain Church authorities until after my death. Even after the Rescue, I don’t want to comment on much…just have a few years of joyful peace. It is not necessary now, for even if I convinced everyone I was right on, it would be failure. I must convince you that God is right at hand to you – and the only way to do that is to get you to stretch your hand out to God, yourself. If I have served well when all is said and done, others can deal with that. If I have not, no one will care.

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          • Beckita says:

            Amen. Amen. Amen.

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          • Doug says:

            Charlie, this comment says a lot about your credibility and what most of the critics miss. Your focus of “coaching” us to rely on God in all things is advice worth while in any circumstance of life.

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          • Joe says:

            Thanks for the reply, Charlie! Yeah, i was thinking something along the lines of a class on prophetic interpretation. I presume this would change from mystic to mystic, but it may be a help in a full analysis of the Book of Revelation.
            I understand this isn’t your calling and respect that you want some things to remain confidential. Thanks for entertaining my whims 😀

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          • YongDuk says:

            Honestly, Charlie, there are some we are blessed to read to discern and then you fall on your knees as smile brightens your face.

            CrewDog did us well!

            If ever I could read your archives… I would be blessed… in Heaven we will all smile and rejoice in the Simplicity of your mission, despite your sufferings….

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  26. diane says:

    Yup, that’s it, pretend to have hope always – until God intervenes and if we look at the lives of the saints that is exactly how they lived – that dark night of the soul that St. John of the Cross writes about, the doubts that Blessed Theresa of Calcutta had, which amazes me because she had a calling within a calling, but she still struggled with her faith. This yanking and pulling at the heart and watching my son struggle so much with the attacks he is getting from all sides is, satan, the world and himself – More tortuous than anything is the human heart, beyond remedy; who can understand it? I, alone, the LORD, explore the mind and test the heart (Jer 17:9-10). – most times I really believe we are our own worst enemies – we beat ourselves up constantly, lots of times the satan just stirs things up and goes onto another because he knows we will cause our own defeat. Please continue your prayers for my Zach – I was just up to visit him, so glad I was able to hug him and love him, I cannot do anything but abandon him to the will of God, and I have no idea what that is. Boy this is tough, like trudging through mud knee deep high and rising. I keep you all in prayer daily and life you up at mass every morning at 6:30 am – keep me in prayer too. Love do. I do. Diane

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  27. DPH says:

    Thank you for your replies, Charlie, and for posting my messages. I appreciate that you replied without vile, and saw that I am coming from a place of discernment, not of disparagement. As I said, I do believe in your sincerity very much. That clearly comes across. And I firmly believe you have everyone’s best interests at heart too, and that there is much good in your messages to us. There is nothing at all, that I have seen, that would make me question your motives and your integrity. I have and continue to consider your prophecies. I had questions and concerns about them that I wouldn’t to convey. Nothing more, nothing less. For those on this site that fully believe in them, I can definitely understand that, looking at the world around us. I don’t believe it is a question of how much spirituality one has, when considering your predictions and prophecies. So, that is all I wanted to say. Thank you again. God Bless you and all on here.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Yes, DPH, I understand. I think I was moved that much of your discernment process mimicked my own – but I had decades to do it. I am working on a piece that goes into a little more detail on certain things. The bulk of my work is not to give prophetic messages. Most of that is for me, to prepare me for the work I will live through much of the Storm. But my actual work will be mostly temporal – as someone who knows faith is the foundation of a healthy culture…and lives and works from that perspective. The messages are important to me, but the doing under duress and heartening others to do the same is the heart of it.

      Right now, I am preparing for my son’s wedding this weekend and visiting with family, then next week I began a round of a couple of weeks visiting with different groups.. So I am a bit discombobulated. I want to get that piece right, so I will wait until it is. But I do appreciate your approach – particularly that you have gotten to the heart of it that acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope is always good counsel. That is all that is necessary.

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    • Beckita says:

      DPH, I’m glad you have hung in here with your concerns. I’d like to add that when I was discerning, the current state of the world was not the only reality which cinched my belief in Charlie’s authenticity.

      If you have time or interest take a look at messages from Church-approved apparitions such as Fatima, Amsterdam (These are tough ones since they’re written in obscure mystical language – at least read the prayer our Mother gave and you can readily see what is at stake), Akita, Betania, Italy and Ireland (here I mention fully approved words from Our Lord and Our Lady as well as chosen saints to Anne a lay apostle, translated into 20 languages and dispersed with a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur). The Italian source refers to the messages to Luisa Piccarreta whose official biography has been recently released by the Vatican. ALL these sources, again fully-approved by the Church, point to where we are now.

      Consider this quote from an address given during the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia for the bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, when Cardinal Karol Wojtyla prophetically said this: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the Antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously.”

      Add this gem, anchored in quotes from our dear Pope to your discernment, if you’d like to consider it: http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.com/2015/09/pope-benedict-xvi-on-chronology-of.html

      And another timely, potent resource is a scholarly book, written by one who researched Patristic writings as well as writings from Doctors of the Church in addition to the experiences of 20th Century mystics, many of whom have been declared “Servant of God.” which reveal where we are right now: http://www.amazon.com/Splendor-Creation-Rev-Joseph-Iannuzzi/dp/1891903330/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462392488&sr=8-1&keywords=Splendor+of+Creation

      Enter Charlie Johnston, a prophet whose mission and messge readily integrate, in a consonant way, with all the above. See, what I believe after the last twenty-five years of study and prayer is that Our Lord and Our Lady precisely saved Charlie for this leg of the journey through the transition into the Era of Peace which Our Lady promised at Fatima. We can recall, Charlie has conveyed that conversion and prayer have shortened the most intense segment of the Storm. Thanks be to God and our Mother!!! While people responded to heaven’s please, we were missing an important prep: HOW to get through a Storm of purification. I, for one, will be thanking Our Lady and Her Son for sending Charlie to nurture and protect, to uphold and mentor us in acknowledging God, taking the next right step and being a sign of Hope Himself to those around us.

      Thanks for your blessing, DPH. May the Lord bless you as well!

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      • Patty says:

        Thanks Beckita. Your readings are on the right track. Charlie is doing what he is supposed to be doing and saying. If we want to fail, we can focus on the world – which is now anti-lots of things and will burn itself up in angers. Or, we can turn off a lot of electronics and read the writings Jesus has provided for our sanity and strength. As per the writings of what Jesus told them, Luisa Piccarreta and Maria Valtorta hold the main keys that us souls need fathom in order to walk calmly, be apostles properly, and behold! we are going to need every fractal of faith we can come up with in these days to maintain our walk with the Lord. The plethora of words these un-sainted saints wrote took years and the quiet time spent reading the books humbly and lovingly is truly worth it. When the Illumination comes, we who have read these writings will have a better grasp as to how to live properly in The Divine Will. Mayberry? almost, but not really….it will be just as hokey and kind for sure. For me, I have experienced already life and my conscious have changed when Jesus felt I read them enough to understand Him really. He and Mary put some life into action (always testing me along the Way). I now know the fullness in my little life compared to some years ago and the other people the Lord has put me around will most likely make it through what is necessary to go through. Because the fullness is Jesus in Act from Heaven through Mary in Act from Heaven and God IS NOW ACTING FOR THIS BIG CHANGE. He wants to usher in the Third Era of Sanctification which will be completely apparent for those who are to live through these times into that time of PEACE, PEACE, PEACE. No more judging others so that we can be sure of our own path – no, we will ask the Lord Jesus Within our own tabernacles of what we are to do and we will do it. So then, Charlie won’t have to go through so many verbal judgments! Mostly because when the third Era exists, a person who judges another will immediately feel the effects of justice of the sin in themselves and repent immediately. Oh joy!

        God Bless All – Give Him Mighty Thanksgiving tonite!

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      • Jose says:

        I have always felt that the Akita prophecy is the odd one out because it is too terrible for most people to even talk about. I feel like many people leave it out when talking about prophecy. Charlie has written pieces on Fatima and also Medjugorje, but he has hardly ever made a comment on Akita (perhaps I am wrong).

        Akita is the most terrifying of all of the apparitions of Our Lady, no doubt. I sometimes wonder if it actually even concerns us, if it is for our times.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Jose, unfortunately I think Akita IS for our times, but that most is a warning that can be mitigated with repentance and a turning to God. My job is to help with that repentance and joyful reliance on God…the ordinary way I speak of. Events are already dark and growing more frightening. I am trying to help show people the path through the valley of death.

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  28. CrewDog says:

    I wrote the below in response to, at least 1/3 of the articles that arrived today from my MILINET Blog Site. It is geared toward the USA & US Military Types but has much political and even some religious content.
    Let’s see …. Obama & His Administration:
    1) The USA Military, troops and equipment, are worn out by decades of … no win … combat operations, low morale, readiness and unsustainable funding levels. The USA Military is smaller and less capable than the Military of 1940 whilst the World may well be in more dire straights than that fateful year!
    2) Releases “non-violent” Drug Dealing Felons “early” from prisons.
    3) Fails to secure the USA Borders allowing tens of thousands of Illegal Aliens to Trespass our Lands and Laws. Thousands of the violent criminal/terrorist class that exists in the above Illegal Alien masses are released by ICE/Border Patrol per Obama’s Orders.
    4) Democrat Controlled Urban Areas declare themselves “Sanctuary Enclaves” above Federal/State Law and are applauded by Obama, his Administration, Democrat Party Elites and LeftStream Media.
    5) Local and State Governments are enjoined not to enforce Immigration Laws under threat of DOJ lawsuits and loss of Federal $$$.
    6) Obama, his DOJ/DHS and LeftStream Media have, these past 7.4 years, done everything in their power to demean, demoralize and criminalize the Local Police and County Sheriff’s Departments.
    7) The above in “4” push for expedited “Citizenship and Voting Rights” for Aliens and early release Felons.
    8) The above in “4” clamor for “sensible” Gun Control that will, of course, mostly disarm Law abiding-n-Tax Paying Citizens … and those, potentially outstanding, citizens that exist in Democrat Controlled Urban Areas are … well … Ya know!!
    9) OccupyWallStreet, BlackLivesMatter, LaRaza and Muslim Anarchists disrupt the USA 2016 Election Process. The above in “4” applaud” and ignore any “dark side” news events.
    10) Obama, his DOJ/DHS/DOD/DHHS and LeftStream Media have, these past 7.4 years, done everything in their power to demean, demoralize and criminalize Christian/Jewish People of Faith whilst ignoring the manifest outrages and predations of The Religion of Peace and their comrades in the American Political Left.
    HullyGee!! What could possibly Go-Wrong!!??

    “The Truth Behind the Push for Criminal Justice Reform”
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/05/04/awful-truth-behind-push-criminal-justice-reform/
    “NRA: Obama, Clinton want Australian-style gun confiscation”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/266454-nra-obama-clinton-want-australian-style-gun-confiscation

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!!

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  29. Mary Ann says:

    Praying your sons wedding is a blessed event and am hoping you can have a little fun time with your family.

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  30. DPH says:

    Charlie, I totally understand wanting to get your column right. I write too, so I can fully relate to that. So, yes, I definitely have had the thought of, “well, he is very well versed in geopolitics, he has a strong political background, strong writing skills, polished speaker, and intelligent. With that skill set, he could imagine certain scenarios playing out, and having full conviction that they will.” I have also thought, however, that God is obviously well aware of your abilities and talents, and sees you as a valuable instrument to get this message out.

    Anyways, I will continue to watch, read, contemplate, and pray. Have a fun weekend at your son’s wedding. Such a happy time, enjoy it!

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  31. Anne says:

    Happy wedding bells Charlie. Enjoy!
    I would like to everyone’s attention to a post on the side bar …. Mons Charles Pope. He has presented an excellent article on how we have moved into unreality.He refers to Descartes. Posted just a couple of days ago.
    To a degree nearly everyone is battling with reality but some have really gone diving into unreality and live in a kingdom of their own making. The teaching of opinion in education has really enhanced this.
    The Ugliness and Passion of the Cross is reality. Mortality is reality.
    I have been shocked at the cost of many pilgrimages …… Ridiculously priced…… Top hotels etc. seems that in the name of spirituality, they too are running from reality.
    The whirlwind is so strong…… Our anchor has to be strong.

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  32. Kristen says:

    Congratulations on your son’s wedding! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  33. MarieUrsula says:

    Two Canadian friends of mine from another circle have been posting on FB some updates about the huge forest fire in Northern Alberta. Two posts in particular, from one of these friends (a young radio announcer), give a picture of both the Storm and the goodness of people:

    Krystina reports yesterday: “Yep. It’s a little insane. I’m only a few hours away from this. Many homes have been lost. 88 thousand people evacuated. Traffic was bumper to bumper, gas was running out. Everyone was offering their homes if evacuees needed a place to stay which was amazing. No injuries and as of this morning the structure fires have been extinguished. I have friends in this city, they are out. The full city evacuation notice was roughly 5 o clock yesterday. The picture you have is the only way south out of the city. Theres also some north ways. The problem with north ways is it leads you to small towns. The south way leads you to Edmonton which is better equipted to help people of that population. There are alot of things in the works to help these people. Alberta is really pulling together which is great to see.”

    And a day later, from Bill: “Over 90,000 evacuated now and some from an evacuation center they fled to as the fire turns south!”

    Krystina replies: “You’re correct Bill. Yesterday there were three smaller areas that had to be evacuated due to additional fires. In Fort Mac 1600 homes have been destroyed and officials are saying that Alberta needs rain for this to get under control. Thankfully rain is expected today. I do want to mention how amazing the communities in the surrounding area have been during this time. All day yesterday evacuees were stuck on highways because cars and stations were running out of gas. Traffic was bumper to bumper, people were very stressed so residents from surrounding areas were filling up there trucks with jerry cans of gas and driving to thousands of stranded cars, bringing food for those on the road, bringing supplies. People were doing everything they could do to help. I cant even tell you how many phone calls I got at the radio station from people asking what they could do to help those of Fort McMurray. The highways were so chaotic that a three hour drive was taking seven hours for those who HAD gas. The communities around Fort Mac are really pulling together and that’s amazing to see. I’m sad to say there have now been two deaths. There was a car crash out of Fort Mac towards an evacuation zone.”

    Prayers going up for the land and waterways, animals, and people.

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  34. Kristen Martinez says:

    These are precarious times and it is a pleasant and always unexpected surprise when we are sent signs of God’s love and hope. Yesterday by mail I received a beautiful 1770’s statue of Our Lady with her Divine Son. She appears to be an image of the Queen of Heaven. It was sent in love by a dear family friend, 9 days before the Feast Day of Fatima and also today on Ascension Thursday. It was a gift and a a beautiful surprise . I imagine that more and more signs and surprises like this are in store for us all, to help us continue to hope in the midst of what will be unreal times of tribulation. Thank you for giving us courageous to hope in these times, Charlie! I am thankful for the little family of hopeful believers here!

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  35. Joseph J says:

    Watching this news report about the evacuations for the Fort McMurray fire helps me appreciate the need for the slogan ‘Acknowledge God, take the next right step, be a sign of hope to those around you’. In the midst of such devastation, when your whole world is suddenly turned inside out, you need a simple plan, an attitude to cling to.

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  36. Christene says:

    Charlie, I’m not sure where to post this so I am just placing it here.
    I am sharing to links 1millionrosaries.com and a story just posted on Fox News. If you have not signed up with 1millionrosaries.com please prayerfully consider doing so and challenging your prayer partners to do the same. Also, Cardinal Burke is offering up a Mass and rosary the first of every month for the defeat of ISIS. Mother Mary is on the march and satan is in retreat, Praise Jesus!!!!! She needs all of her children to join the battle!!

    Thank you Charlie! God bless!!

    Recently, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of  Nigeria was praying before the Blessed Sacrament and asking Our Lord how to combat the horrific terrorist attacks of ISIS affiliate, Boko Haram upon the people of his diocese.   Suddenly, Jesus appeared to the bishop with a sword in his hand.  When Jesus handed the sword to the bishop, it turned into a Rosary. Jesus repeated three times: “Boko Haram gone.” This confirms that it is heaven’s directive that we battle and defeat ISIS through the power of the Rosary.
    http://www.1millionrosaries.com/petition/defeat-isis-english/?utm_campaign=2016

    Story just posted on Fox News; Nigerian Bishop Says Boko Harem Is On Its Last Legs

    “In the last six months, there has been significant progress,” Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto State told FoxNews.com during a recent visit to New York. “We can proudly say, they no longer control territory and that they are literally on their last legs now.”
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/05/06/nigerian-bishop-says-boko-haram-is-on-its-last-legs.html?intcmp=hplnws

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  37. CrewDog says:

    Gee!! I wonder when the Arch Diocese of New York, The Catholic League and other assorted NY “Catholic” entities come forth to defend Chick-fil-A and others who dare to defend Biblical Principals when it comes to sexual perversion … and Abortion … and other offensive, to Christians/Catholics… Agendas!!??… I’m holding my breath ….. turning blue …………….. ;-(

    “Franklin Graham Blasts NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Chick-fil-A Boycott Call as Intolerant Bullying”
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-blasts-nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasios-chick-fil-a-boycott-call-as-intolerant-bullying-163542

    A couple-three? years ago I drove 40 miles to the nearest Chick-fil-A and stood in line for an hour with other People of Faith & Patriots to make a stand against the, beloved of the Democrat Party, LGBT Nazis!
    I believe that NY, soon, will “host” the next BIG Church pervert scandal. ;-(
    Oh!! I’m sure that the below will make your %@#$&^% day:
    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4871/Lavender-Graduations-Harmful-to-Students-at-Catholic-Colleges.aspx
    THE STORM cometh!!

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  38. CrewDog says:

    “World View: Venezuela Economy Close to Collapse as Maduro Orders Jailing of Factory Owners”

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/05/14/15-may-16-world-view-venezuela-economy-close-collapse-maduro-orders-jailing-factory-owners/

    We buy a bunch of OIl from collapsing Venezuela, the huge fire in Canada has taken a million barrels of oil production off the market. The Middle East oil suppliers are facing greater instability thanks to BO & Friends Arab Spring Idiocy and smart folks in the USA are planning for a Long Hot Summer of political unrest in any/every Democrat Party Controlled Urban Utopia you can name … places that also happen to be commercial/transportation hubs ;-( Our Economy is Bad Now and will almost, guaranteed, get worse by years end. BO & US Media are doing their Smoke & Mirrors Routine to Kick the Can (of Worms) down the road past Election 16 so that BO/Democrats can win said Election or, at least, shift blame to the incoming GOP Administration …. all at the expense of The Republic! ;-(
    For you Folks in the USA/EU that, smugly, think that financial/societal “Meltdown” can’t happen in your “neck of the Woods” better “Wake the **** Up” ….. and Get prepared!!! It’s not a matter of “can happen” it’s happening now …. accelerating a 50+ year trend into economic/financial perdition! When I was a young teen, I could walk into any bank and lay down a dollar bill and demand a Silver Dollar in return. In those days Dimes, Quarters, 1/2 Dollars (remember those?) were also made from Silver. Nickels were… well … made from Nickel and Pennies made of Copper. Now the coins are of NO intrinsic value and Paper Money is based on the rapidly diminishing “Full Faith & Credit” of the Feral Gubermint. Debasing our Currency (& Faith/Morals) plus 50 years of creeping Political Correctness-n-godless Socialism has all but destroyed The West …. even an oldster like me will probably live to see the Final Collapse …. & Ya don’t need a Seer of Christian Website to figure it out!
    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

    PS: Ya Stockin’-Up Yet!!!???? …. while that money in your wallet is still worth something? ……….. Get On It!!!

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    • Alfred says:

      Crew, you mean spiritual stocking up, right? Get in those spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Pile up the indulgences. Get those candles and other sacramentals blessed. Make sure the holy water bottles are full. Fill up those spiritual oil lamps. I’m sure that’s what you meant, correct?

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      • CrewDog says:

        No Alfred! I mean Spiritual AND Physical Stockin” Up!! …. as per one’s means, abilities and skills. In Biblical History I see few examples of “Manna from Heaven Events”! .. Yes! .. I believe that The Lord will take care of His People and 99% of that “taking care of” will be done with the hands of His People with “Stuff”! Now!! Ya gonna’ be an empty handed Pilgrim or are Ya gonna use your brains, eyes, ears and means the Lord has given Ya? … Eh!!??

        GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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        • Alfred says:

          All righty then. What’s your 20?

          Seriously, as I wrote elsewhere, over the weekend we were astounded at our parish pantry when we took in nearly 8,000 pounds of food gathered from their routes by 18 USPS carriers from one substation. Last year the total was 1,100 pounds. The multiplication of cereal, beans and pasta, and much, much more. The manna thing happens very little you say? Hm.

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          • CrewDog says:

            Did Guardian Angels from Heaven donate that Chow for your Food Drive, Alfred? You just made my above point:
            “The Lord will take care of His People and 99% of that “taking care of” will be done with the hands of His People with “Stuff”!”
            When the SHTF Moment arrives there won’t be any USPS Food Drives and serious People of Faith with “Stuff” must be prepared to help those who are unprepared or find themselves in the wrong place/time. Now Alfred! Since you have stated that you disagree with Charlie’s politics (& mine), I can only assume that you also believe The Government will be there for you and the rest of us and Histtoy proves that not to be a horse to bet on? By the way! I don’t care what your politics are. I spent a career in the AF, along with my Comrades in Arms, so that you may believe as you wish ……… as long as your wishes and those of your Political Party don’t infringe on my Constitution/Bill of Rights and Natural Law privileges.

            GO SAVE ALL HERE!!

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          • Alfred says:

            Did guardian angels donate the food? I firmly believe that our angels do guide us to do the right thing. Don’t you?

            Peace, friend. It will all be sorted out in the end.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Praise be to God and all His angels and disciples on earth!!

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      • deereverywhere says:

        Alfred, this stuff is really scary. Look what Jesus did with two fish and five loves. If you don’t have the money just get an extra bag of rice and dried beans, a few fifty cent (notice how there is a ‘t’ in fifty and not a ‘d’ as in fidty) spices a box of salt and oil. One must have oil. Preferably coconut. Olive oil has a six month life. If money is of no consequence to you go freeze dried. Remember, Jesus had the start with the two fish just as the widow had the oil and flour for one meal with Elijah that lasted three years. Soon, I don’t know how soon soon is but if you have none there will be no coffee to wake up to.

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        • Alfred says:

          I think it’s better to develop faith than to scare the heck out of people. I don’t mean head-in-the-sand faith. What’s better, getting your parish pantry stocked up or filling up your own bomb shelter?

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          • charliej373 says:

            I suspect he would do it similarly to how I did in this piece, “Concerning Islam.” Fr. Mitch and I did have a conversation one afternoon where we talked extensively about this. We discussed the startling number of conversions coming out of Islam, despite the threat of death. I don’t think you are interpreting Gaudium Evangelii to mean we can only say nice things about Islam, but I think you misinterpret Fr. Mitch if you think he condemns all Muslims.

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          • CrewDog says:

            Time to get SCARED & PREPARED!!
            Your Parish Food Pantry and every other Food Pantry and Grocery Store will be looted-n-empty within hours. Seen the news on Venezuela!? .. EU?.. vanishing Middle East Christians?! Remember Hurricanes Katrina & Sandy? Remember the news every time the “Lights Went Out” in NY or any other Urban Utopia? … Eh!!?? Ya don’t think this will be a Long Hot Summer!? Did Ya stay awake in History Class? There were people starving in the American Border State South after the Civil War. American Indians starved on their Reservations due to Government neglect and corruption.
            Charlie sez he doesn’t prepare as a matter of Faith. That’s well & good but he seems to have more “interesting support group” than the rest of us. This old History major and Veteran has Faith too! …….. Faith that The Lord will lead Me to do His Will! Humans have survived only because they band together sharing their “Stuff & Skills” for mutual protection and enterprise ….. and mutual Faith which will be important …. soon!?

            GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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          • charliej373 says:

            If I weren’t doing what I do, I would stow away a little food and such. I don’t do it primarily because many people get nervous and take any cue to start going overboard – and trying to outwit God rather than just some simple things will get you into serious problems.

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          • Beckita says:

            Hi Alfred, There’s room for *both* stocking the parish pantry *and* stocking the personal pantry, particularly when personal stocking will lead to the care of the stunned poor and hungry at oiur doors. What you accomlished in your parish pantry is beautiful!

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          • Alfred says:

            I do both; did I say otherwise? Still, is it not better to give than to receive? (Acts 20:35)

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          • YongDuk says:

            Charlie, I do what I do and I am storing away banana cream pies! Fifdy dozen of dem so far!

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          • charliej373 says:

            If you’re going to be anywhere near me, toss a few Key Limes into the mix.

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          • Doug says:

            Oh yes! Key lime! No worries Charlie. I will buy 100 and keep them in my cellar 😊

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          • Alfred says:

            I follow you on Fr. Pacwa—the intent of that book was more on defense of the faith than on interfaith dialogue. I certainly respect his biblical scholarship and knowledge of the Mideast—especially the Holy Land. None better.

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        • Doug says:

          I have been stocking nothing but coffee for the storm. I thought I was all set until YD and Charlie made me think of Key lime pie. Now that got me all panicked and worried. Now I have to stock up on 100 of these. Sorry YD, I’m not trying to outdo you. By the way, do you have some extra room in that walk in freezer? I don’t think the pies will keep well in my cellar. 😎

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  39. CrewDog says:

    Good Question! I’m guessing ….. Not Long ;-(

    “Charlie Daniels: How Much Longer Will a Just God Allow America to Prosper?”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/charlie-daniels/charlie-daniels-how-much-longer-will-just-god-allow-america-prosper

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • deereverywhere says:

      “The devil went down to Georgia”

      You know, Crewdog, Charlie’s traving through there.

      Their republican governor cave in like a sink hole.

      You reckon Charlie chased the devil out?

      I always feel better when I see yor tag line:
      God save all here! Amen

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  40. CrewDog says:

    We all have to be careful about what we see/read on the internet and investigate as best we can the authenticity therein. I’ve received e-mails on the below from several friends and decided to check it out. Franklin Graham did give a speech, 2015, which echoes the beliefs of many here and is accompanied by some unknown writer who penned similar thoughts of what we are witnessing a year on …. Today! I think it’s good for us to know at TNRS that we are not alone in our beliefs that “Evil This Way Comes” and for those of you who “live in Catholic wombs” it is good/essential to know that there are plenty of non-Catholic People of Faith “Out-There” and you may well be in the same boat/foxhole one day soon. ;-( … especially if, like me, you live in the middle of rural Bible Belt Country.
    Franklin Graham, the CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, delivered the remarks at the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference in January of 2015:
    “America has changed, and it’s not coming back unless the church takes a stand. There are storms that are coming. We find ourselves in these storms, and many times we as church run, and we run to the wrong place. You see, Jesus is in the boat. All we have to do is call him. Call his name. But the secularist and the humanists, you mention the name of Christ, and they jump all over you.”

    The article by ?? (2015) that comes with the above in e-mails and pre-dates the current political, social and “Over-There” madness happening now:
    https://lorrab.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/time-is-like-a-river-and-it-has-flowed-beyond-our-reach-is-it-too-late-for-america/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!

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