Rules of Regency – Part III

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By Charlie Johnston

Okay folks, here we go. I suspect the final installment is not going to be quite as dramatic as anticipation would make it out to be, but here it is. I planned to get this up last night, thinking I had a free day. But I had two events – both great events, I might add – that I had not anticipated, so it had to wait for this morning.

To get the full flavor, you might want to read the first installment of the Rules of Regency and then the second before reading this one.

 

Education

Primary responsibility for and authority over a child’s education resides with the parents. States may demand compulsory education of the young, but if they do so they must provide for it in the form of vouchers that the parents may use in any school of their choice. The vouchers must be equivalent to the average cost per student at public schools.

States may demand performance benchmarks in basic subjects, such as mathematics, science, reading, writing and history. Such benchmarks must not provide cover for ideological indoctrination. Parents and private schools may file federal suit for damages and remediation against any state efforts to mandate ideological indoctrination under the cover of curriculum benchmarks.

Colleges must provide free speech and due process protections for all students. Colleges which encourage and indulge “safe spaces,” suppress free speech, and punish students for micro-aggressions – or fail to defend against rioting and sustained disruption of classes may be sued in class action by students for depriving them of the property right in education their tuition was supposed to pay for. Any college which refuses to allow ROTC on campus or access to military recruiters will be barred from receiving any federal funds. Since there will be no federal student loan guarantees, that will mainly consist of the denial of research funding and other federal collaborations that make use of the college’s intellectual resources. The federal Department of Education will be abolished as a stand-alone entity. Education will be the responsibility of the parents and the states – with the federal government serving merely as guarantor of rights, including property rights in the education that students and their families pay for.

War and Peace

The foundation of predictable, stable diplomacy is to start from the national interest. Just as a family’s first job is to protect and defend the family’s interest, so a nation’s first job is to defend the interests of its citizens. Effective diplomacy finds common interests with other nations and develops strategies to pursue and promote those common interests, always protecting the vital interests of native citizens.

The credible threat of the use of force – and the actual use of it – is always a key tool in the diplomatic bag. Other nations must always calculate both the benefits of cooperation and the costs of confrontation when dealing with the United States. America must be a reliable and steadfast ally to those who choose cooperation– and a relentless foe to those who insist on conflict. Predictability on the broad issues makes for global stability.

War must always be the tool of last resort, the tool used when either all others have failed or when the danger is so clear and present that decisive action must be taken to prevent a larger conflagration. If war must come, the clear object must ever be victory, defined as the unconditional surrender of opposing forces. I do not believe in proportionality or restrictive rules of engagement. That just gets more people killed. Let opponents know the true cost of confrontation early on and you will have far less confrontation later on.

America must never target civilians, but neither must it give opponents who don’t value innocent life an advantage by refusing to attack them if they embed themselves among civilians. Let civilians know, if they have embedded belligerents among them that they must get them out or themselves get out, for we are coming. Then come.

After victory, always give generous terms of surrender to an opponent, but terms that do not make it easy for belligerents to once again take control. The occupation of Japan after World War II and the Marshall Plan in Europe were successful models of how to make former opponents into real allies, while respecting their national sovereignty.

Pursue collective security agreements such as NATO with nations that have common interests and values. I am not a fan of propping up dictators’ clubs such as the United Nations (which may be the largest fully corrupt and incompetent institution in world history). If dictators must have a club to taunt free peoples, they can do it on their own dime and in one of their own lands.

 

Back to Work

In 2006, I did extensive research on energy resources related to two Congressional campaigns I was working on. I was surprised to discover that America is, by far, the most energy-rich nation on earth. Divide our resources in half and we would be the two biggest energy-rich nations in the world. Almost every state has substantial energy resources it could develop. We have been disabled like Gulliver with a network of restrictions and regulations that prevent us from tapping more than a tiny fraction of what we are capable of.

I realized immediately both the economic and national security implications of that fact. Open up our resources to exploration and development and it could put the whole nation humming with employment and economic vitality – while at the same time making sand the most valuable export the Middle East could muster.

Oil, natural gas and coal are just the start of what we can develop. Technology allows for clean uses. The liquefaction of coal, alone, can provide a diesel-like fuel that can power most military applications and many commercial uses. Cut away the bonds we have wrapped ourselves in and jobs would spring up in every state – white-collar, blue-collar, and all sorts of ancillary support industries.

I realized, with no little sorrow, that we weren’t going to do that any time soon. But when, in 2007, I was directed to develop plans that would quickly bring a shattered, disheartened people back to their feet with enough confidence and resolve to press on through the final challenges of the Storm, I realized that this was a critical ace in the hole. It was a way to get people working again quickly – and not in a pathetic make-work way – but with real dignity and providing resources that would help us endure all trials we must face. It will be done.

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As I said when I began this, the items I have written here do not even amount to the tip of the iceberg of what I have been working at these last nine years. But they do illustrate the principles – and types of principles – that will be used during this critical period between the final crash and the definitive Rescue that will allow us to endure and prepare the way for Rescue. Come Lord Jesus!

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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517 Responses to Rules of Regency – Part III

  1. Patricia says:

    Charlie,
    1.When would you say the United States took its fatal wrong turn? Yes, the Roe v Wade decision was a bad turn but we must of been there already to have allowed it. Not thinking there was one thing but at some point something must have happened.
    2. Is there a period of time that was our last “good” time?

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    • caelids says:

      From what I’ve read of Mark Mallet and his investigation of Freemasonry and its adherents among our own revered Founding Fathers, I’m convinced that there’s never been a “golden age” in America. Perhaps you are wondering when the accelerant really hit the fuel that was already smoldering. That would be an interesting discussion.

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    • Patricia says:

      Anyone?

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      • Alfred says:

        In Galatians St. Paul writes about “this present evil age.” I recall a sermon where the homilist said that in fact every age is an evil age. Strains of evil come and go, sometimes they overlap. The one we are in is particularly evil IMHO because so many—like the frog in boiling water—are clueless about the strains of evil that surround us. As St. Peter says, our faith is being tested by fire.

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      • Artificial Birth control. No doubt in my mind it was the accelerant poured on the smoke of the satan.

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      • I Believe it was when Pope Leo heard the Lord and the evil one talking…..evil said he could destroy the Church if he had more time….God told him to go ahead and try. Pope Leo wrote the St. Michael prayer…..then came Fatima and Our Lady gave us the First Friday devotions, prayers for the Eucharist and a prayer for the rosary. After that it was our choices and here we are……up to our foreheads (the intellect) in doodoo. Our Mother has come more times after that…..including you, Charlie….and many of us are still
        making wrong choices and/or not taking Her seriously…..and everything she gave us was and is so simple. SIGH
        Of course there was Adam & Eve…..HaHa….
        Freemasonry is part of evil’s minions…..they are entrenched in so many places doing their best to destroy humanity.
        In amongst all of life we have had really wonderful times……its just that the Prince of Darkness has lurked in the darkest part of hearts prowling about and waiting to pounce.

        HEY…..we are going to make it guys! Our Lady’s Heart❤️ Will triumph 😇 And She promised an era of PEACE.

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      • Patrick says:

        Very well put AnnieCorrine. Thank you

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    • One mystic I know said that Lord said back in 1992 that it was with the Election of Bill Clinton that the United States made a choice that it would not come back from [without Divine Intervention] and that seems to have played out with the choice of candidates, etc.

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      • JudyM says:

        That’s pretty much my impression also, the Clintons started the downfall.

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        • Patricia says:

          My thought was that the downfall had to have started some generations back. In order for Clinton to win, we had to be willing to overlook his obvious shortcomings. We had to have been willing to overlook Ted Kennedy’s womanizing. We had to have been able to overlook the fact that many of our leaders were in it for themselves. Somewhere, somehow this country stopped scrutinizing its’ politicians but it had to have been more than that. What I am really looking for is when did the country as a whole take a wrong turn. Or we might better ask when was the last “good” phase of Godly life in America because then we could take at look at where we went off the rails.

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          • Beckita says:

            Well, Patricia, in light of what you’ve written, I look for the spiritual impetus of down spiral that is connected with the societal manifestation. Marisa mentioned artificial birth control. I think a major turning point (not the only) involved rebellious clergy who gathered 200 signatures of prominent theologians and Catholics on a petition of dissent against Humanae Vitae which was published in the NY Times. Just six and a half years later abortion was legalized in our country. This two-pronged lunge from our Mother’s adversary opened wide the doors for evil’s field day, impacting every level of our own society. As we peddled this life-sucking duo abroad, we only sunk deeper into the claws of the one who prowls like a roaring lion.

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          • Doug says:

            I agree with you Patricia. That said, I would like to add that even though we started down this slippery slope a while back, we have had opportunity to change course all along the way, but have collectively rejected that until now of which we have to go through the storm. I wonder, what was the point of no return? I am asking rhetorically. So no need to answer. God bless you!

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          • Oddly, what always stuck out in my mind was the boxers versus briefs comment that he answered on MTV, Patricia. That America elected him knowing he said that publicly. (I am sure there were many other things he said or that were brought up, but when I heard that comment [or read that inner-locution that the Mystic received] that was what flashed through my mind.) Charlie made a comment elsewhere about the lack of Statesmanship…

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      • Pater0325 says:

        My personal theory is that there have been two tendencies in the United States from the beginning the Masonic secularizing spirit and the Christian Puritan “spirit.” Neither was completely correct. However, the Christian Puritan “spirit” maintained many laudable Christian values up until recently in our culture. Eventually, the United States was greatly influenced by the waves of Catholic immigrants.The Masonic demonic spirit prevented the United States from officially declaring itself a Christian nation. Now especially since the 1960s the Masonic secularizing demonic spirit has gained more influence in this country. One should understand that the demons behind Freemasonry have more influence than the Masonic lodges. These same demons have worked with the demons that inspired communism, excessive consumerism and the culture of death. In the demonic battle they don’t care if freemasonry is driven out by the communist or some other movements. This makes sense now when all indications show that actual Masonic lodge membership is way down in the United States. Yet, I would say the demonic spirit of Masonic-secularization has never been stronger. In truth, the demons no longer need the Masonic lodges because virtually every elite in the culture follows already the philosophy of masonry from the banks, to government leaders, to heads of colleges. You name it.

        The most important fact to understand is that we have given into demonic strongholds in our culture, secularizing free-masonry, excessive consumerism,the sexual revolution, the culture of death and tyranny as the natural result of all of it.

        Now we must learn to rebuild it Christ. We can take some examples of Christian leaders in the past especially the period of 1820s and 1830s in the United States who opposed Freemasonry during a time of a great revival of the Christian Faith. Protestants, Catholics and men of good-will all can join in this battle to rebuild in common.

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          One of the first community groups my DH and I joined in our village was the Historical Society, as we are both history buffs. Their Christmas party at the end of our first year was held at the downtown Masonic Lodge. I thought nothing of it other than it being a building which could be rented out for such affairs. Then later in the evening after we sang Christmas carols, my DH was approached and quizzed about his religious beliefs by a member and then was given an application to become a freemason. Needless to say we did not reenroll as members and found other ways to serve the community through the Catholic Church, even though my DH is not Catholic. 😉

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        • Mick says:

          Thank you. Father.

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      • Meriadoc says:

        YD, Fr Stanley Jaki, the late Templeton award winner and historian of science, asserted the same in an essay written in the early 1990’s.

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      • Doug says:

        I could not sleep the whole night when he was elected. I knew something was wrong then.

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Doug, me too. And when they (Clintons) refused to stand and applaud Mother Teresa at the National Prayer Breakfast… I cried. I knew we were in deep trouble. From that point on – down down down we went.

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Another very interesting thing I’ve seen throughout history is that every single bad leader is sent a very holy saint..and to date, not one has repented. God has tried to save them over and over.

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    • gotoJoseph says:

      While I believe that there is evil in every age influencing man to rebel against God, I believe that the general availability of the artificial birth control pill was a seminal moment in the rapid decline in morality. This technology, this control over nature, went beyond adoption by “corrupt leaders of influence” and gave the masses the ability to “be like gods themselves”. It was a major Genesis moment! God’s first words about man, the opus of his magnificent creation, were “we will make them in our image” and “we will create them male and female”. This spoke to the unitive design of family/marriage (the natural reflection by man of the supernatural self-giving of the Trinity) and the procreative (life-giving) design seen in both the complimentarity and unique differences of men and women. One of the fruits of this design was a perfect harmony/order between our reason and our emotional appetites. The “taking of the fruit” disrupted all of this. The “taking of the Pill” disrupted the natural self-giving reflection of the supernatural, disrupted our view of the complimentarity and unique differences between men and women, and disrupted the harmony/order of our reason and appetites in a way not seen since the “Fall” in Genesis. We could now be like gods and control nature for our own ends, and the fruit of this decision has been death, discord, a retreat into isolation and shame and addictions of unprecedented levels. The Pill was the temporal and spiritual nuclear attack on the family, the fundamental building block to a civil society (the family of man). The complete collapse of civil society was an inevitable result. (The failure of Church leaders to teach the faithful about the “nuclear bomb shelter” provided by Pope Paul VI in Humanae Vitae deserves a “dishonorable mention” in this discussion.)

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      • charliej373 says:

        Powerful meditation, Goto.

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      • Gotojoseph, you put into words so eloquently what many also have come to believe was the beginning of the end of our being the Judeo Christian nation we had been created to be. Being born in 1960, the ignominious year the pill came into reality, it is sobering to think about. A child thru Pope Paul VIs pontificate, wish I had seen the gift that Humane Vitae was then… as I understood later.
        Now, we find ourselves in this era where the elites and courts have taken the lead in dictating what we can or cannot do…(or at least believe they have) and we all have complicitly in some way allowed the destructuring of the family….I raise prayers every hour for the scales to fall of those who don’t see this to get on board before they meet Our Lord.
        Btw, Love your name….Joseph is such a powerful intercessor and a pillar for this reclamation. We can just ask his wife, she’ll confirm 😇🙏💕

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    • aprolifer says:

      There was an article by Cdl. Stafford that I read once; he wrote it long after the fact. It seems when he was a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, word reached them that Pope Paul VI had put out an encyclical condemning contraception. WITHOUT WAITING TO READ Pope Paul’s document, all the priests in the Archdiocese got together and resolved to oppose & refuse to implement it. With the sole exception of then-Fr. Stafford. I would say that, and similar things that must have happened in the hearts and souls of priests nationwide, would have been closer to the wrong turn.

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      • Forgive me, but I do not understand the grammatical phrasing of your conclusion in your concluding sentence 😀 (Seriously, I don’t, but that is not a critical statement.)

        In the United States of America, there is much written behind the scenes on the dissent over _Humanae_Vitae_ (http://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae.html). Those Priests and Bishops should be ashamed and at once thankful if they are not in Hell if already dead. (I figured out recently that I say things hyperbolically.)

        I had the joy of once having dinner with the Senile Cardinal of Washington pushing off those hideous mandarin oranges that one got a decade or so ago doused with raspberry vinaigrette placed on an arugula salad. He was gone. My salad irredeemable. (I think they served that other white meat.) I wanted to talk with the Cardinal about those times, but his wonderful assistant cut up his pork. Probably helped him with those awful mandarin oranges that had no place on that plate. Oh well… I can see myself now at that table looking at the Persian rug and wondering if I dumped my salad on the carpet if it would ever be noticed. I didn’t. I have just a sliver more decorum than to do that. (Thanks, Mom!) Nevertheless, I did want to.

        I would eat that salad and the Cardinal’s every day over ever having dinner with Stafford any day of the year!

        That Cardinal is William Cardinal Baum.

        I shall say Mass for him tomorrow…

        As for Stafford, I shall say a Divine Mercy Chaplet for just I like I did for Bernadine when the time comes! (Yes, you Cubs fans, I realise that I am contentious, but so did the One who ordained me under JPII.)

        Yikes,
        +the contentious squirrel

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  2. Theresa says:

    Charlie, I’ve read that President Obama will hand over control of the Internet to foreign powers on September 30th. If this is true, will we lose access to this site and others at that time? I know it’s a stretch to hope that TNRS’s will still be able to communicate for a while longer.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Congress is making efforts to stop the giveaway – led in the Senate by Ted Cruz and in the House by Sean Duffy. If Obama succeeds in giving it away to the control of a foreign body run by tyrants, the fall will probably not be immediate – but eventually there would be mass censorship and this site would probably be gone. I don’t worry much about it because I doubt things will hold out long enough for them to actually put into effect their nefarious plans. Besides, God never leaves us bereft.

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      • justsayin392 says:

        I think it’s been about five years ago now that the Republicans promised a re-write of the Federal Communications Act/ Telecommunications Act (Title 47 United States Code, Sec. 151 et seq.). There’s a subject for Gulliver’s Travels! During the interim, I retired while the promised draft never surfaced.
        I am hopeful, that after the Storm, clearer heads and purer hearts will prevail to reintroduce common sense, common courtesy and common decency for the true common good in this area.

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    • SteveB says:

      I understood they were giving away control of Internet naming. Although who knows, Obama could tell us he is giving away Internet names control and give away the entire internet. I would hope that private industry has more control than governments, but governments DO have the power to censor, to push propaganda upon the population, and to control everything that crosses the Internet hubs. Note the internet in China and other countries is not what we see in America. The past couple of years, I’m finding that Google searches may be getting politicized, which I find both scary and irritating when trying to research the other side. This is truly the real power. Once governing bodies control all data crossing the internet, its game over for freedom.

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      • Snowy Owl says:

        …and then there are the hackers, the wild card- who have been waiting for this very thing. America and Europe are filled with them. So we will see how this plays out.

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  3. Gail Pawlik says:

    Reminds me of the Shrine on Mt. Meeker……….

    In days to come, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it… He shall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. (Isaiah 2:2-4)

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  4. RPAW says:

    I am so happy Providence has brought me to you and your writings Charlie. My wife and I have been swimmimg upstream for 20 plus years and to see the light at the end of the tunnel is a relief! Romans 5:20 has been my life-line:
    “And the law came in beside, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly”
    By the truth of this passage the coming graces will be like a nuclear explosion!

    Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse!

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  5. LisasMania7 says:

    Where do you find these way cool photos that you use to head your posts?

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  6. pegfed says:

    If our money is going to be worthless, how does all of this get accomplished? There will have to be some kind of currency. I know I am showing my ignorance by asking this, but I truly have no idea.

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  7. CrewDog says:

    Anybody here that does NOT believe that demons have been loosed? … see below!
    I expect that most here … even those who are enduring Trials of Life are living in USA Land of Plenty lifestyles …. especially compared to some of the places I’ve served in. I truly wish I could “Beam for a Day” every 12 year old in the US to some of these places for a Wake-Up Call! … Anyway!! ….. During The Storm some (many?) here may well have to deal with “demonic zombies”, make quick and unpleasant decisions …. life-n-death decisions … and in the aftermath unpleasant decisions will still have to be made. I’d like to think that St Michael and his angelic host will handle this chore for us … but ..!??!… Our country is FILLED with Dope Heads, Criminals, People with only the thinnest veneer of education, civility and/or no moral/religious compass. Plus the decent UNPREPARED People who will slip into Panic Mode in very short order when faced with horror not seen here on a National Scale since 1865. Charlie’s Message gives me Hope as the inevitable Collapse of Western Society can no longer be relegated to Nut-Case-n- Tin Foil Hat Types …. Oh!! The usual suspects will deny the End is Neigh and slander those who think otherwise …. just as Baghdad Bob and Joe Goebbels did until hours before their miserable ends.
    Soooooo ….??!!?? ……. Get On It!!

    “Mom had men sexually assault slain daughter because she liked to watch”

    http://nypost.com/2016/09/14/mom-sought-men-to-sexually-assault-slain-daugher-because-she-liked-watching/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  8. CrewDog says:

    Well … the Usual Suspects will claim the below is nonsense and proclaim the author to be a racist, sexist “Deplorable” … along with anyone else who may agree …. but the Stats don’t lie. The Christians being slaughtered and displaced are receiving no Priority Service and the stories of Pro-Islamic Bias in the US/EU is irrefutable ….. and to me still a Great Mystery!!?? ….. is it Political ME Oil $$$$ in the coffers of godless LeftWing Political Parties, George Soros or satan? I’ve come to believe All of the Above. Traditional Christians & Jews have quite simply been marginalized and demonized by the Political, US/EU, Left Wing and their LapDog Media ….. very scary … and very much a “SIGN” that People of Faith should acknowledge & Heed!!

    “Christian Author: Obama, Clinton Guilty of ‘Christophobia’ Amid Refugee Crisis”
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/09/14/christian-author-obama-clinton-guilty-of-christophobia-amid-refugee-crisis/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • LisasMania7 says:

      American/European Christians & Jews, & Israelis have steeped themselves, to the point of saturation, in the blood of abortion that I’m thinking there’s not much difference between them and the “godless unchurched” sadly. It’s hard to separate the goats from the sheep as a sorta hybrid has evolved. 😦

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  9. Sean says:

    Charlie, I am a little confused on this piece. It seems to me this piece is mostly common sense. Maybe it is just my background of being an energy investment anlyst and also being a real practicing catholic. My question to you is that over the past month I feel like global events have calmed down. Is this the calm before the storm?

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    • charliej373 says:

      The Storm comes as it will – with plenty of false dawns followed by even deeper and more desperate crises.

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      • God’s letting us come up for air in between swells.

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      • Sean says:

        I know everything happens in Gods time. But we are down to 13 months until we get rescued and it appears like all of your phrophecy about getting into a crisis with islam, defeating it and then going into a full out war with China come has not even started to happen. Also before these take place, you believe our nation has to go into some sort crisis inorder to get back God and the basics. To me this just seems confusing and completely improbable. Sorry but I am starting to have serious doubts because of the time it takes for nations to actually go and prepare for war.

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        • Beckita says:

          We each surely have the right and duty to discern, Sean. I have come to believe with surety that Charlie has always told us true and continues to do just that. Sometimes I reflect: why would anyone make this stuff up? I have reflected further after reading all this site holds and engaging in some discussion with Charlie personally in my work at TNRS Answer Service: Charlie is a man of integrity and truth.

          I add to this reflecting the years I have read and contemplated Marian apparitions as well as mystical encounters with Jesus. Knowing how the Church works with investigating private revelation, I am convinced without any iota of doubt, the Archdiocese would have dropped Charlie like a hot potato if there had been the least error or problem with him and/or his mystical experiences. It may sound dramatic but it is literally breathtaking that the only restriction involved not to speakon Church property and it makes perfect, wise sense. This is a great sign to me, God is protecting the work He has begin in Charlie.

          Not sure how many of Charlie’s posts and the ensuing comments after each article you read, Sean. It has been frequently noted God’s Ways are so far above our ways. He is a God of surprises. At moments like these, it may be helpful to revisit: https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/through-a-glass-darkly/ God bless you, Sean.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Amen Beckita! Wow. that is just beautiful! 💖

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          • Beckita, very concisely put and thank you for your help and dedication in assisting TNRS answering service. Can only imagine the time it takes👍🏼
            I agree with all you’ve explained for Sean…the church could have put a big red flag up but chose not to and this is big based on the canonical requirements to get private relation approved. It’s actually a lot easier for me to see that now in this day and age, in the “house of cards” we have created with overreaching govt., financial instituons, stock market, national & personal debt or just a bad omen in one of these areas ….can topple all overnight. Not to mention a large terrorist attack, catastrophic natural disaster, countries threatening others, crazy dictators, lone wolf actions, global riots…. The Jenga phenomenon….one straw

            Stay strong in the Lord y’all! Jesus I trust in you🙏

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks, ECO. I’m just one of a team of a-m-a-z-i-n-g- people. Well said about the house of cards.

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          • moreen67 says:

            Just a thought…..China has been preparing their military for war for a long time now gradually building it up – it hasn’t been since recently that they have become embolden in their behavior to (not only treating our President and his staff with disdain on his recent visit) but to our military checking out what they are doing in the South Pacific. I just see more aggression now but always knew for a long time they have been building up their military.

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          • marlonancy says:

            When the housing collapse happened my husband and I lost everything our house, cars, pets, friendships, even our marriage. That is when our family found God. I went on a retreat and put everything in God’s hands. My husband went on a retreat the next month and did the same. God put our family back together in a few weeks. He gave us a home a real home What I had struggled all my married life to do, God did in a few days. My husband stopped drinking and using drugs. I stopped trying to control my husband and everything in the world.lol Our family started doing everything together. Having dinner together, going to mass, praying together. (Now Im not saying we don’t struggle, and our life is perfect because it’s not. We went through a 3 year Catholic formation program. Plus being very active in our parish. We have gone to many retreats & had A LOT of therapy. Being Catholic is not easy, we have suffered & seen many things that are wrong in our parishes. Each of as has fallen at one time & have had to get up with the grace of God & each other. ) That is why I know God is not limited by time and he can do anything that to us seems impossible. We just have to let him and never stop working.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Amen, and what a beautiful witness story. Thank you for sharing it!! ❤

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          • Mike says:

            Hello Bekita,
            I have no doubt that Charlie is a man of integrity and is sincere in his beliefs. But Fr. Stefano Gobbi also seemed to be a man of integrity and sincere. Fr. Gobbi’s books had the Imprimatur and Fr. Gobbi had hundreds of Cardinals and Bishops, and tens of thousands of priests, and hundreds of thousands of laity, in the Marian Movement of Priests. Fr. Gobbi also said Mass with Pope St. John Paul 2 in the Pope’s private chapel multiple times. But Fr. Gobbi’s prophecy of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart in 1998 was 100% false. I hope that Charlie is correct because the world is a cesspool.

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          • Beckita says:

            Hi Mike, I prayed with a MMP cenacle for twenty-four years. All that you describe about the flourishing of this apostolate led by Fr. Gobbi is evidence to that the Lord richly blessed it. I think of how this Storm has been mitigated through prayer, penance and sacrifice and I expect to be amazed when all that is hidden becomes revealed, for I think we shall discover more fully the mitigating impact of the MMP cenacles.

            I remember well the disappointment about the “failed prophecy.” But was it a failed prophecy? (I started this reply just before breaking away for Mass and am happy YD has also now commented.) Charlie has, again and again, instructed us and highlighted for us the richness of mystical, prophetic language. We humans are famous for simply taking prophetic words at literal value when most often prophetic language is embedded in multi-dimensional layers of meaning. It deserves much contemplation. And even then, we often miss the subtleties of its meaning. Add to this the reality that God, the Author of suthentic prophetic messages, is not subject to the prophetic words. From His Inifinite Imagination comes all manner of surprises for He is always, always, always most interested in rescuing souls and calling us back that we may be with Him forever.

            Here are just two of Charlie’s articles on this site concerning prophecy. Searching the word “prophecy” in the categories search bar on the right of this page will give readers 75 options. https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/the-end-of-prophecy/
            https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/through-a-glass-darkly-redux/

            Not in a spirit of contentiousness, I must say I maintain Charlie is telling us true of things which are not simply Charlie’s personal beliefs. A prophet is sent. Charlie has been sent and he did not dream up in his head these things of which he tells us. I trust God will bring all of what Charlie has told us to fruition in His Own Perfect Ways and Timing. God bless you, Mike, and all here.

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          • Very good answer, Beckita.
            I would just add, Sean, your God is too small. You are measuring by the human thoughts and calculations. God will do this and it will be a whirlwind. Don’t be too anxious for it to come. As a mother, it tells me you aren’t ready for the full force of the storm. God loves us with a love we don’t understand….He is carefully planning ALL.

            Big hugs! And I do care deeply about all of us.

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          • Mike, I am not sure it was false… It is just that God’s time is not our time. Even John Paul II comments, if you read him carefully, that his prayer was to make it to the Millenium and from the Millenium to the Proclamation of Sr. Maria Faustina a Saint? And then when did he die? Why the lapse in time before his death?

            Don’t be blinded by seeing things as you think they are to be.

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          • Bekita, what is “MMP cenacle”, please?

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          • Beckita says:

            Sure, Briana. MMP = Marian Movement of Priests (which actually includes clergy and lay people)

            Here’s more which speaks to some of the controversy surrounding his authenticity: https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/MMP.htm

            And the official website:http://www.mmp-usa.net/

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          • Doug says:

            Just made my day marlonancy!

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        • CrewDog says:

          Sean,
          Charlie backed off the Oct 17 Rescue after some celestial blowback … it’s Late 17 so the “Window” is more like 16 months and cursory study of History will tell you that very big-n-unpleasant things can happen on a Continental scale in very short order! WWI comes to mind and in this modern age of instant comm, once great nations leaderless/rudderless, unstable fanatics with Nuke/Chemical/Biological delivery capability and …….. No Sean! The SHTF Moment can and probably will come as a big-n-nasty thunderbolt. I have thought, for years, that when the USA comes apart it will do so very quickly if for no other reason …. we are not the same Nation we were 75 years ago or even 50 years ago. The EU is equally Fox Uniform ;-( ….. There is still time ….. Gang! … GET ON IT!!

          GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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          • charliej373 says:

            The celestial “blowback” came in 2003. I had interpreted the date as in October of 2017 and was so quoted on a Spirit Daily article…and my angel came and pointedly told me I had over-interpreted, that all he had said was “late in 2017.” So I then corrected myself.

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          • Pater0325 says:

            I would not be surprised if our whole infrastructure fell apart in a period of three days. If something dramatic happened and people lost confidence in the dollar, the deliveries of goods would quickly cease, the factories would close for a little while until people started to figure out how to trade without the dollar. Day one the dollar collapses, the whole rest of the global financial system collapses, or it is the other way around. Day two shipments stop in the United States from factories to store. Day three, rioting starts in the big cities and looting of stores. Everything in the United States economy is now premised on just in time delivery, 90% of merchants today in the U.S. could not operate without speedy and efficient delivery of goods. If the system breaks down things would be chaotic for a while.

            The Lord is putting on my heart that it will happen in a dramatic three days for the developed world like the United States.

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          • Doug says:

            Gas vapors are in the house. Someone just has to light a match.

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        • Bottom line, God’s timetable is not ours. Galatians 4:4 intimates that His time must “fully come” and then He intervenes in a miraculous way. The Word becomes flesh. Also, consider how long the Lord sustained and strengthened His Chosen People during their captivity in Egypt. A beautiful child is born and saved from Pharoah’s decree and God saves His people.
          Nations don’t need a lot of time to declare war. North Korea’s nuclear test last week is proof that the sabers are rattling already. Jesus said that the time would be shortened so not all will be lost. I hope I’m not alone in being glad about the truncated timeline.

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          • Patricia says:

            I was introduced to Father Gobbi not too long after I went to Medjugorje in 1987 and two good friends have hosted a cenacle in their home since. Although I am not in their group, we have discussed Father’s messages ad infinitum. One thing, that was not discussed here, is that in the BVM’s messages to Father the year 666, twice that at 1332 and three times that at 1998, would play prominently in our world. She discusses the relationship to the devil and how it relates to our time. In retrospect, we can now see what she saw coming and we missed, that Islamic terrorism would come to haunt our world again. So in the first time frame, the Islamic religion came to be. In the second, the Crusades took place to save Christendom and now, in the third time frame, we are combatting Islamic terror in our own country. Islamic terrorism is our punishment for walking away from God.

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        • Sean Sullivan says:

          (I feel todays saturday daily mass Gospel reading is useful)

          Gospel
          Luke 8:4-15
          As for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who embrace the word and bear much fruit through perseverance.

          When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable. “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”

          Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be. He answered, “Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.

          “This is the meaning of the parable.

          The seed is the word of God. Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.

          Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.

          As for the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit.

          But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance.”

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        • You actually want to be in a hard, horrible war for 13 months? Every day we can go to the grocery store for food, send our sons to war, or not bury people in our family is a day of grace and mercy.

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  10. DPH says:

    Hi Charlie. Was just curious if you have been following what has come out in the DNC leaks. There clearly was a pay-for-play scheme implemented by Obama in which many of his highest donors rec’d ambassadorship positions. There is also strong evidence of an insider trading scheme in which certain politicians were aware of earnings numbers before they were released. More on HIllary’s health was in there too. Namely, some pretty clear concern from Colin Powell, and, another congressman who shared his opinion that she has Parkinsons. Which appears to be a common rumor in DC. Reports are surfacing today that the election in Nevada was outright rigged for Hillary via a software program that deleted voting records. What I cannot understand, though, is how is the mainstream media so effectively suppressing this? Millions are aware of it on social media. Twitter, for example, has had well over a million tweets over the past day and a half. And yet, Twitter has taken #dncleaks off of its trending list. As a former political consultant who dealt with the media, I am just curious if you have any insights on how it is possible that every major news outlet has managed to keep this under the surface. At least, so far they have. Thanks.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I just skim such things now. It is all coming down, so I don’t spend too much time worrying about what is dying, anyway. The only times I look seriously is if an old friend asks me to give them an analysis or advice.

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    • jaykay says:

      “What I cannot understand, though, is how is the mainstream media so effectively suppressing this?”

      DPH, I know that my own reaction is often just to shrug and think/say: “the MSM? Bought and paid for”. But on reflection, I do like to think that’s not totally true. There are still people of integrity there, it would be uncharitable not to think so, but… I believe the “bought” can actually mean that so many have so bought into the whole spirit of the “progressive” agenda that they honestly can’t seem to envisage, or give creditability to, a contrary opinion. That’s where they betray their professional training (assuming, big assumption these days maybe) that same training adheres to the standards of objectivity established over many years – ago! But maybe there never was a golden age, even in the self-lauding papers/channels of record? Well, I’m no journalist or reporter, but my employment history over almost 40 years has always been grounded on objectivity, equality under law, audi alteram partem etc. So it pains me when I see it so publicly abandoned, by those who are still deluding themselves that they’re upholding those standards. And lauding themselves for that at the same time.

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      • Patricia says:

        When I think of the mainstream media and how they are “bought and paid for”, it is in the sense that the media has truly been purchased. And the major players who have purchased the media companies hire those who think like them, more or less. It is now as it is with the banks. A few monied families control the world’s banking system and they control the major American banks of which there are six. So when all money and all media are in the hands of the few, we dance to their tunes until we don’t.
        As an aside, my late father-in-law retired 40 years ago after spending his entire career at a major city newspaper which yields incredible influence in the area. He started as a cub reporter and almost 50 years later left as one of the managing editors. When he retired, he said it was time since the paper was editorializing on the front page. (The family which owned it for generations made the decision obviously) . A lot has happened since then and sadly he would not recognize the paper and the field that he so loved. But he knew, even then, that it had taken a turn for the worse. He once said that the paper would stop the presses to correct a middle initial in a name but that now ( 40 years ago) they have a correction box. I always thought the movie Teacher’s Pet with Doris Day and Clark Gable did a fairly good job of explaining the old fashioned news room and how reporters reported.

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    • Doug says:

      I think Hillary could collapse during the debates and the folks will see the lies that have been perpetuated. This will open some eyes to the false progressive agenda and possibly start the crash snowball rolling. This is just my conjecture. It won’t be long before we know with certainty. God bless all here!

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  11. Diane says:

    Back in 2006 the Lord put a prayer on my heart, and I had it printed on prayer cards and passed it along in 2010, I still pray it everyday. I feel as though with every unveiling of evil we are being lifted higher and higher.
    The prayer:
    May the veil of oppression be lifted from the earth, may the darkness be shattered so the Holy Spirit can descend upon the hearts of all mankind.
    May every knee bend and every head bow at the Holy name of Jesus Christ who is the Truth,
    the Way and the Light, the True Divine Son of God, our only Hope and our salvation.
    As the veil is lifted and the darkness is shattered, may Mary the Mother of God command St. Michael the Arch Angel and His mighty army of angels to gather together the unleashed spirits and send them to the foot of the cross of her son Jesus Christ so they can no longer harm God’s creation. Amen
    Love. I do. Diane

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  12. Marie says:

    Charlie – have you seen the “signs that you must act” ?

    I look forward to you coming to Green Bay – I will be there and I am excited to hopefully meet you. I owe much to your guidance over the past year!

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  13. Sandy says:

    Thank you, Charlie! I’ve been wondering for some time if the period between crash and rescue will have many healings take place? I think of SO many on daily medications. Blessings..

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  14. madkatmomma says:

    Ok, this is somewhat off topic, but happily so. For those of you living in Southern California the Virgin of Guadalupe (Tepeyac as we call her here) will be appearing at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana beginning October 8 through January 29. https://www.bowers.org The actual tilma will not be on display, as it can’t leave the Bascilica in Mexico City, however there will be many other priceless art and objects some with relics of the tilma. I think that given all that is going on, and the hotbed of evil in the greater Los Angeles area, I am overjoyed that the Woman clothed with the sun will be appearing right smack dab in the middle of it all.

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  15. Keeping Faith says:

    Charlie,
    Any thoughts on the long-term mental health crisis the world will face following the storm? I’m thinking particularly about children who will soon live through what might be the worse chastisement in human history. As I understand it, the storm will fall on the good and the evil. Will God take any extra steps to protect the children during this time? Might there be miraculous healings of the emotional trauma caused by the storm when Our Lady intervenes? I wonder whether PTSD will be rampant and of epidemic proportions following the storm. Thank you and I ask for your prayers.

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      Keeping Faith, this is exactly what Charlie is preparing us for- to help people get through this with hope! To calm people, to reassure them that we will be rescued! That God loves us and will take care of each and every one of us, there is always hope with God. The Lord will be with us every step of the way, there will be healing and joy and we need to trust Him and start doing this now! It has already begun. 🙂

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    • vicardwm says:

      Interesting comment, KF. I had been thinking about the long-term impact of the PTSD caused by the two world wars and the depression, and wondered if that contributed heavily to the downfall of morals just a generation after WW II.

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    • JJ says:

      My absolute favorite scripture is Matthew chapter 18, Vs 10 (but you don’t get the full meaning without vs 1-9):

      1 At that time the disciples* approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
      2 He called a child over, placed it in their midst,
      3 and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,* you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
      4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
      5 And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.
      6 Whoever causes one of these little ones* who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
      7 Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
      8 If your hand or foot causes you to sin,* cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into eternal fire.
      9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into fiery Gehenna.
      10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones,* for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.

      My simplistic interpretation is that if WE fully trust in Him to care and provide for us, we are all the “little ones” referenced in vs 10. I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of Mercy and Tenderness that Our Lord must feel for those innocent children who must suffer through the storm with those of us who are responsible for it.

      Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I place all my Trust in You.

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    • Keeping Faith, I often think of the children, too. A lot, actually. I’ve often wanted to adopt, but God has held us back, and sometimes I feel that’s because there will be plenty of children to offer a home and love after all of this is over.

      Other times I pray that I’m not being overly dramatic.

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    • Bob says:

      And as for mental health issues, several more thoughts. Since we are still fallen there will still be some mental illnesses. Schizophrenia, for example. There is some evidence that schiz is more common in children with older fathers at the time of their conception, the thought being that there may be more genetic mutations in men’s sperm as men get older. Perhaps God in His mercy will allow some cures to be discovered and we can always ask for more miraculous healing in individual cases, knowing that God will answer as He knows is best. One thing I hope that changes is that now with so much evil and with so many opening doors to evil by their sins and by their denial of God, many with mental illnesses have spiritual problems and even demonic oppressions adding to their mental illnesses. Hopefully, with most being more opened to God and to His grace, there will be less spiritual illness and less demonic oppression afflicting those with Mental health problems. Less salt being rubbed in the woulds so to speak.

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  16. Josh in ND says:

    Charlie, I am curious on your thoughts on Distributism (distributing means of production, not wealth) as advocated by Chesterton and other Catholic thinkers. I admit I am not very knowledgeable about Distributism, but from what I do know, there seems to be a good bit of commonality between it and your Rules of Regency. You have said that this is just the tip of the ice berg and there is much to figure out. It seems to me that there has been a good deal of thought and writing on Distributism and may be a good place to start.

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    • Pater0325 says:

      I have thought long about Distributism and have worked with some lay people to work out the ideas about how it may be implemented. In the current order of things I think the Acton Institute is correct it is not viable. Nor, would it would for the time of regency.

      Just now I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that one major drug company gave over 200 million dollars in salary to its top 5 executives in last year, while raising the cost of an urgent prescription drug 500 % over the the last few years. This is just sin, greed. One does not need a government law to regulate such behavior. Our culture needs repentance.

      However, take heart I have perceived many different starts at laying foundational stones for a new Christian order in many hearts and minds of Christians across the country. I think the movement toward a philosophy of Distributionism is already being built. After the rescue we may find common ground with some liberal Catholics the types who follow Dorothy Day who can be a great help with this.

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    • Read “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek. Not sure Sinek ever heard of Distributism but he lays out a case for something very like it based on his own observations in the present day. I’ve also read various people speak of something they call “micro capitalism” that sounds similar. It seems that the Distributist wheel is being reinvented to suit the current times. The dangers of total control on a vast scale are forcing people to ponder the charms of the distribution of control to the most local levels possible. Sinek makes the case that this is a law of nature based on the limits of the human brain; humans are naturally adapted to flourish in groups of no more than 150 because that is as much social interaction as the brain can keep tract of. Certainly, if global control of the economy results in catastrophic collapse and global control of law results in tyranny and global control of education results in mass ignorance and global control of property results in mass starvation and so forth, people will naturally swing to the opposite point of view to rebuild. Just as there are no atheists in the foxhole I’m guessing there are no liberals or conservatives after a global nuclear war and worldwide societal and economic collapse, just survivors who will say ” Let’s not do that again.”

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      • charliej373 says:

        Just to be clear…you mention a ‘global nuclear war,’ singing, not me. While there may be some nuclear exchanges, I do NOT think it will play a big role even in the full fury of the Storm.

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        • Thanks, Charlie, for clarifying. For readers who just skim, let me clarify…those were hypothetical, proceeded by the word “If…” The point is that, historically, there are plenty of examples of starvation, tyranny, ignorance and poverty brought about by centralized control in the hands of a few. Following that out to its logical conclusion, global control in the hands of a few, unchecked, would eventually lead to global disaster. We know that it will be checked, however, by Divine intervention. When it’s time to rebuild we know what direction we don’t want to go in.

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        • Phillip Frank says:

          Sister Lucy of Fatima made a statement to her superior that there would not be a WW III but multiple smaller conflicts throughout the world.
          This fits your statment about limited nuclear events.

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  17. Snowy Owl says:

    Just want to say, Charlie, that I really appreciate your blog. You are one of the ever shrinking, truly and fully faithful to the Church and her Vicar, left standing.
    I was checking out some of the other blogs today, something I rarely do anymore- and they are falling, one after another, like dominoes into out-right rebellion against Pope Francis. I’ve also noticed some these same rebel blogs have removed the ability to comment. How conveniently spineless of them. Guilt. Shame. Judgment. Conviction…Cowards! But of course being that this is the nature of evil, it’s hardly surprising. It is all exactly as you’ve said it would be. Lord have Mercy.

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  18. Mack says:

    One of the best things here is that the Front of Education will be abolished. The federal government has this to push their radical social agenda. For example telling dome colleges they have to use those weird made up pronouns (like to etc) instead of he/she so as to promote the transgender movement. If the college refuses they will be denied Title IX funds. A lot of people don’t even realize the feds are doing this.

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  19. pslmfortysix says:

    Thought I would share this link to one of my favorite songs, “Praise You in this Storm” by Casting Crowns. I’ve loved it since the first time I heard it. It only becomes more fitting as time goes on!
    I hope the link works. Enjoy 🙂

    God’s Peace to All.

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  20. CrewDog says:

    I can assure you that this is not so much about Gay “Rights” as it is about the intimidation, demonization, persecution and extermination of Traditional Judeo/Christians. It is essential for survival of the Faith and, perhaps, YOU/YOURS that you keep in mind that the same people Pushin’ Gay Rights are the Same People Pushin’ ABORTION and godless Socialism! I, personally, find it sad/alarming that I don’t see many “Catholic’ Colleges on the “Shame” List as it tells me that “Catholic” Education is ….. Not!? … and NOT Constitution/Bill of Rights either 😦

    “LGBT ‘Shame List’ Includes Christian Colleges with No Documented Discrimination Incidents”
    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/09/15/lgbt-shame-list-includes-christian-colleges-without-documented-discrimination-incidents/
    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/best-best-absolute-worst-colleges-lgbtq-students-n640066

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  21. Storm Tracker Ed says:

    Just finished reading your latest Charlie. You have laid out a Common Sense guiding philosophy for the Regency. Tough but fair. Not gonna make a lot of people happy.

    I am reminded of being pruned in the Bible.

    John 15: 1-2

    I am the true vine, and the Father is the keeper of the vineyard.
    He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

    You are pruning our self-perceptions and assumptions to the root Charlie. Preparing us for the day the Lord acts. So that we may be even more fruitful. And saved in the process.

    Summarizing Charlie’s Proposed Rules with the greatest of brevity and no harm intended:

    1. Religion–
    Formally proclaim a Judeo-Christian nation.
    Tolerance of individual views

    2. Human Rights–
    Individual Rights
    From God not Government
    Governments are instituted to protect Individual God Given Rights

    3. Federalism–
    Regulation transferred back to the States.
    Most Federal agencies closed down

    4. Accountability (of Government and Its Officials including Bureaucrats)–
    Abolish Civil Service laws and Public Unions
    Hire and fire as in Private Sector

    5. Subsidiarity–
    Centralization breeds corruption
    Dismantle Federal Agencies
    Abolish Federal Income Tax

    6. Justice–
    Early arrests of public officials
    Play no favorites
    Equal justice for all. Nobody above the Law.

    7. Education–
    Parents responsible for Education of their child.

    8. War and Peace–
    War as last resort. But Win!
    Governments are instituted to protect Individual rights, including life and property

    9. Back to Work–
    Energy Development the key to economic renewal
    Technology Development a by-product of focus on Energy
    Ace in The Hole

    Pondering these areas of emphasis I see a common thread running through your comments.

    There is a tension between the Individual and the Community. Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, Accountability. That tension or equilibrium has eroded badly in favor of Community Solutions and Community Power over the Individual. It is badly out of whack. The individual has largely relinquished his/her proper role in civil life to Government and its bureaucrats. The imbalance has corrupted our system and our people. It has ushered in an age of Practical Atheism. An actual War Against God.

    This is about to be re-balanced in a most painful way. All around the world.

    In the process, we as a society and we as individuals are going to have to rediscover God. In the process we will re-discover who and what we really are. That is going to be excruciatingly painful for many. For their own salvation.

    You are calling for more from the individual. And less from the Community or State. All of your Rules of Regency are pointing in this direction of Individual awakening and empowerment and acceptance of civic duty. More than that, Individual acknowledgement of his/her relationship with God. Intimate and loving and calling us to action. Living in God’s friendship.

    Putting us back into a more balanced relationship with God. A right relationship. And putting our society as a whole back into balanced relationship with God.

    This Grand Epiphany of Society arising through the Individual will have to precede the Rescue. Or it is not Free Will in action. Thus the need for Regency. And for collapse.

    It won’t be easy. But our Lord never promised anybody a rose garden. Just the opposite.

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  22. A question has been coming to my mind for the past few days as I’ve been dealing with my family crisis, and I finally worked up the nerve tonight to ask! So here it is, and it really is more of a curiosity than a concern, as I fully believe that God’s plan is perfect and will provide for every need: What will become of mental illness as a result of Restoration and Rescue? Mental illness seems to be the cause of so much suffering in every layer of society, and it’s hard to imagine a peaceful Mayberry-like society in which mental illness still exists. Perhaps the answer, at least in part, lies in understanding that much of what we call “mental illness” is actually spiritual in nature, and when the Enemy is crushed, much of our “mental illness” will disappear? What a lovely miracle that would be! Any thoughts?

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    • Beckita says:

      Interior, I’ve thought a lot about mental illness as well as we move forward to Rescue. I’ve written here before that I think personal restoration will be an important area to address as we restore the whole society.

      Already, there is a great body of research concerning neuroplasticity with strategies and interventions being shared that greatly impact improved outcomes for mental illness, anxiety, depression and all manner of human behavior. There’s a lot to be said about the brain-gut connection and the impact of food on neurotransmitters as so many consume processed rather than real food.

      FInally, the Servant of God Maria Esperanza often commented on a time of great light when science and medicine will unite, seeking God, so that a time of great cures for many medical issues is coming. This is an ordinary blessing. Even after the Rescue, we continue to acknowledge God andthose next right steps will be blessed while people give God, the Source of All Goodness, the praise and glory which are His due for His blessings.

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      • Snowy Owl says:

        Beckita, I read something a while back, possibly it was you who posted this, but it was concerning what Maria Esperanza said about music, that music was going to change and become healing for people, and if I recall she even mentioned mental illness? Am I remembering this correctly? Someone else was asking about this here.

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        • Beckita says:

          Snowy, I’ve never heard or read that Maria said this. Interesting…

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            I will try and find it-(the original link I read). I had never heard anything like this before either… but here’s a link to MOG where someone is talking about it. Very interesting , if true. http://motheofgod.com/threads/maria-esperanza-prophecy.5425/

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks for the link and the excerpt. They deserve some pondering.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Here is a small part of what Maria said, that I read.
            “It is a vision that seems to intermingle with Heaven itself and recalls the arcane visions of Ezekiel — referring to heavenly music that will supposedly edify mankind spiritually and even physically. Such developments will come only at the end of the current era, which she has warned will undergo a purification this century, especially during the next twenty years, due to our sinfulness, especially our lack of humility, charity, and love and a lack of devotion to the Eucharist. “Men cannot think, cannot imagine for a moment, the great struggle among nations that will take place, brother against brother,” she quotes Jesus as saying.
            After that cleansing, however — if mankind reverts back to the Lord, and lives in a simpler, more harmonious way, as He did, in concert with nature — will come what she describes as devices far more revolutionary than even computers. Esperanza has foreseen a day when a new type of music will be devised that brings health instead of the disintegrative effects of current music. There will be “amazing devices,” she claims, with far more capacity to diagnose and heal human sickness — if science and religion join forces in God’s plan.”

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        • I had heard that music heals. And that Gregorian Chant had an effect on somehow resetting the brain’s ‘Waves’ ….not sure how to say this….. And my confessor told me to sing more especially songs with Jesus’ name in them.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            I believe that Annie. I used to play Gregorian Chant daily when my kids were little and softly while we homeschooled.. and when they hear it now, they stop and remember. It has an incredible calming effect on people but not just that, it elevates the soul! Even my neighbors would come over and ask to listen to it..they said and thought they were anti-Catholic but that music drew them in like squirrels to the bird feeder lol. 😊

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          • jaykay says:

            I agree thoroughly, anniecorinne and Snowy, and it’s even better to sing it, I can testify from my own experience. Not that we get to do all that much anymore, unfortunately, but the congregation also greatly appreciate it when it appears. One of the best experiences in recent years was chanting the entire “Pangue Lingua” on Holy Thursday, the church darkening, incense wafting and the batteries of candles and flowers at the Altar of Repose. The reverence was tangible, and I do believe the choir responded with quality of voice – a cappella of course – not usually heard, echoing through a big 19th c. space that has great acoustics. I think we were floating for some time afterwards😊

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          • I “third”… or fourth😉 the fact that Gegorian Chant can elevate the mind to prayerful disposition to praise and listen to Our Lords promptings in a powerful way. I love the Pandora free option that allows you to create your own station. Made one called Gregorian chant…awesome. I even feed it thru from my phone on Bluetooth in car or home sound bar to waft thru the house…heaven
            Sometimes you may want to skip to next selection, but found if you “like” button a certain one, you get many similar chants. Also with some being longer chants, they make a beautiful meditation🙏💕

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      • PrayerPartner says:

        Beckita, thank you for reminding us of your past writing on this topic. Very heartening to read this. Very well articulated.

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      • “Already, there is a great body of research concerning neuroplasticity with strategies and interventions being shared that greatly impact improved outcomes for mental illness, anxiety, depression and all manner of human behavior. There’s a lot to be said about the brain-gut connection and the impact of food on neurotransmitters as so many consume processed rather than real food.”

        We could be best friends, Bekita, we could. I’ve often said these very things.

        Especially on the internet on forums, when someone asks for help, 99% of the responses will be that the person is depressed and needs medication. So many I know are on SRIs or other types. It’s terrifying, actually. Among women it’s an unspoken evil that is promulgated at every turn, TV, Drs, friends. Mommy’s little helper is more rampant now than ever.

        When they have no more pills, and the bad days come, may their faith in God increase.

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        • Marie B. says:

          Several members of my family have been touched by depression. Perhaps I can help one or more readers of this site by recommending two books that outline healthy lifestyles to conquer depression without drugs:
          1.) The Depression Cure: the 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs, by Stephen S. Ilardi, PhD. From p. 11: “Depression is closely linked to a toxic thought process called rumination – the habit of dwelling on negative thoughts, turning them over and over in your mind.” Any sort of engaging activity and interacting with others can help stop rumination.
          2.) Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (the Clinically Proven Drug-free Treatment for Depression) by David D. Burns, M.D..
          God bless you all!

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        • Beckita says:

          Interesting, Briana. I believe, as in many issues, there is not a one-facted solution. Food *is* medicine. Our very thoughts lead our emotional reactions. There *is* a time and place for medication in some situations. God brings us healing as we pray. My sister has a wall hanging in her home with two coffee cups clinking by the accompanying words, Friends: cheaper than therapy. Research shows there is an epidemic of isolation and lonliness in these days. Other research points to less mental health issues and/or better management of the issues in those who practice their faith. I love the research which shows that singing hymns raises serotonin levels. Lots to consider and integrate.

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          • leslyek says:

            also worthwhile is material on REM — rapid eye movement. I learned about it from Social Wirker Monica Breaux ( on EWTN’s Women of Grace). It is really just looking from one side wall to another repeatedly,for instance, and it integrates both sides of the mind for a calming effect. It’s being used with returning solders to reduce trauma etc.
            Monica said that once when she and her children witnessed a traumatic scene in a Mall. She put them in the car with her and instructed them to follow the moving windshield wipers she put on; and did herself…

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      • Beckita, I agree! Especially with the gut brain connection. Also corn syrup sugar overabundance. My sons been on a low sugar low carb restricted diet and I’ve seen amazing behavioral improvements. Sugar has been very damaging to our family as a whole. Our Lord will get things in order! amen!

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    • Ella Cammina says:

      Dear Interior, I think you answered yourself well when you said that what we call “mental illness” is actually, to a large extent, spiritual in nature. I think much mental illness, emotional disorders, contentions in families, etc., will easily disappear when all is “rightly ordered” to what is essential: 1. Love the Lord your God – which answers the primary questions: Who made you? and Why did God make you? – “God made me to know, love, and serve Him in this world and to be happy with Him forever in the next.” 2. Love your neighbor.

      There will still be suffering and hardship but we will suffer and confront problems with the light of God and our neighbor’s assistance and will do the same for them.

      Come, Lord Jesus!
      Come, Mother Mary!

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      • jaykay says:

        Thanks Beckita, Snowy and Ella, that resonates with me. My bro-in-law is afflicted with that (bipolar), controlled by medication. He’s given up the Faith, and unhappily I was involved in some conflict with him when I surrendered to extreme uncharity. Fences were repaired, thank God, but there are still underlying tensions. Perhaps, doubly unfortunately, that’s more on my part but I just can’t seem to feel easy. Yes, I’ve offered Masses, and praying also that I can get over myself. Big hill to get over… and that’s no false humility! 😋

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        • jaykay says:

          I should say: I’ve offered the Masses on his behalf, for his healing, but maybe I should join myself in as well. Yes, I should! I’m sure I read somewhere that a Mass offered for the living is of more benefit than those offered for us (if we should be so fortunate these days) when we’re dead. And now that I think of it, why not for all those suffering under mental illness? Yep.

          Blessings to all, J.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Amen! jaykay and Beckita! It is my constant prayer to reach what St. Paul says in Galatians 2, 19-21: “Through the law, my old self has become dead to the law, so that I may live to God; with Christ I hang upon the cross, and yet I am alive; or rather, not I; it is Christ that lives in me. True, I am living, here and now, this mortal life; but my real life is the faith I have in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
            I do not spurn the grace of God. If we can be justified through the law, then Christ’s death was needless.”
            This verse is everything!

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        • Beckita says:

          Thanks for sharing this, Jaykay. Prayers for you and your BIL. Doesn’t each and every one of us need to get over ourselves? Sometimes, I think this may be the hardest part of true spiritual growth often involving a Herculean effort. So worth it!

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    • Bob says:

      As I work with addict and yesterday was again feeling like I was watching the canaries die in the coal mine, I do believe that much of substance use comes from people trying to fill the inner void that only God can fill and when the mental chemistry is distorted with neurotransmitter altering chemicals Mental health problems often get worse in these folks. And as most of addictive sins are gravely sinful I don’t believe we can omit the demonic influences in peoples lives these behaviors open people to which makes it, by definition, worse for as Jesus said the evil one “comes to steal, kill and destroy” and that tends to be true from the inside out. And I know some of this from my past stupidity before God had mercy on me, perhaps not so much the Mental health part but the spiritual blindness and the spiritual distortions these sins open us to.

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      • charliej373 says:

        I have long thought much of addiction is an expression of despair. Not all, but a large part of it.

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      • Bob, my son is an active addict and I agree with you.

        An interesting aside.

        I live in a n old house, that had some paranormal activity. We had a priest come bless our house, and property with exorcised salt and Holy Water. All was well.

        And then my addict son came to live with us for a time, and the paranormal started up again. I spoke with my priest friend, and he said that he is seeing this all of the time now, that where the addict goes, paranormal activity follows.

        So we have to get out house blessed again.

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        • Bob says:

          And what demons can be associated with despair and the other sins that go with addictions? I once was involved in a prayer session of deliverance for a lady and the combination of hatred, rage, despair, hopeless, etc. , which came from her, would have made me believe in hell if i didn’t already believe. She was much improved after that prayer and may God continue his healing and deliverance in her and in all of our lives if we have need. Incidentally I read that Fr. Amorth the chief exorcist in Rome died yesterday so we have another intercessor in heaven. May God bless him for his good works! he said he had prayed about 50,000 exorcism prayers and that most of them were for more minor oppressions and mental health problems but about 100 were for more serious possession cases.

          http://spiritdaily.org/blog/uncategorized/father-gabriele-amorth-famed-exorcist-dies

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        • Bob says:

          So next time if you discern that it is your duty to allow your son to visit, I suggest deliverance prayers and house blesssings, blessed salt and holy water be used in abundance when he comes again both for you and your home and more importantly for your son’s healing and deliverance.

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  23. MiniVanDriver says:

    I really appreciate the clear language you use and the excellent solutions you propose, Charlie. A couple comments:
    On education, I agree with others who have mentioned the necessity of the right to homeschool. It must be both legal and unrestricted. Many states impose harsh regulations and/or requirements that unnecessarily complicate the lives of homeschooling parents, many of whom have made that choice to give their children a better education than they feel other options would give. I am not convinced of the need to have benchmarks, especially for science and history, as those textbooks often contain revisionist and/or anti-religious content. A century ago, reading, math, etc were taught to mastery. A student moved forward at their own pace, and advanced to the next level as mastery (as opposed to a “passing” grade) over the current level was achieved. Back then, 8th grade graduates were better educated than our current high school graduates are today (overall).
    On war and peace, being a bit undereducated myself on this topic, I did a bit of research and came across an article in National Review about rules of engagement that helped me more fully understand the issue, and why your proposals are necessary:
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428756/rules-engagement-need-reform

    My family is also going through lots of contention, arguing, etc. I’m trying to stay at peace and take TNRS…

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    • omarie says:

      @MiniVanDriver, I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with you regarding Science and History. I think there should be benchmarks in Science and History, students need the basics to build from. After students advanced out of the primary grades, studying science & history can help build and improve not only their reading/writing/math skills but also their critical thinking skills. During the Regency they could provide the guidance to create those benchmarks. It’s the curriculum guidelines and textbook used however, that is IMHO, where the revisionist issues are and we can change them. Teaching history should not rely totally on textbooks either, there are so many additional means to teach it.

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    • Mick says:

      Fantastic points, Mini. Thank you. And I also agree with whoever mentioned opposition to the idea of compulsory attendance (was that Sean Sullivan?).

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  24. Anne says:

    On the lighter side…… Know a few Aussies going to USA around November and Decembe…… Fares are are cheap!!!

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  25. donna says:

    thank you for this, Charlie. I am trying to change my mindset. I used to look at leaders who promote abortion and assisted suicide as disgusting and vile with JUDGEMENT. Now, because of what you have taught me and Mirjana in her new book (from Medjugorje), I ask the Lord to convert their souls….move them to LOVE….move me to LOVE for them……far more powerful than self righteous judgement…(which leaves me feeling guilty at day’s end review).

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  26. Christene says:

    Hello, dear TNRS family!
    As the Storm now begins to unleash its fury and things start collapsing at a furious pace, I feel lead to share a prayer that I have been praying for the past month.
    We must remember that we have only one enemy; Satan and his demons. Satan wants us to believe that our enemies are those in the Church, who don’t agree with us, those across the political spectrum, who don’t agree with us, those of faith, who don’t believe like us, those in society, who attack us……but in reality, it is all him. So let’s join together in prayer and excorcise him from our earthly realm.
    God bless all here and, no matter what, DO NOT ABANDON SHIP!! Man you stations and steady on. Peace to all.

    POWERFUL EXORCISM PRAYER
    Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and Almighty, You Who made everything and Who transforms everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the “seven-times hotter” furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our souls. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against your servants. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and come to our aid. Help us, who are made in Your image, send the angel of peace over us, to protect us body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, “The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear?” I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages. Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servants from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect us by raising us above all evil. We ask you this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, Glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all yours saints. Amen.”
    ANIMA CHRISTI

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  27. Charlie says:

    Mr. Charlie,
    These are indeed interesting times we live in, to say the least, and your ruminations and reflections about the collapse of societies worldwide and subsequent building back up of societies via God’s intervention, is interesting as well. Back in the early ’90’s I begin listening with interest the stories coming from Medjugore and other similar appearances of our Mother Mary, and her dire but spiritually uplifting exhortations to God’s children everywhere to return to Heaven’s invitations. Your ministry, or calling, does seem to dovetail much of that spiritual outreach.

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  28. Bob says:

    Last night my wife and I went to see the movie “Sully” about the Hudson landing. It was a movie I told my wife I don’t have to answer to God for seeing. But the previews were mostly for violent and stupid movies. This reminds me that I didn’t see anything in your rules of Regency for how to handle the media. I don’t like a lot of strict censorship, yet I do believe the media like the rest of our society should be strongly encouraged to support what is Godly and discouraged from promoting violence, without a positive purpose, blatant sexuality, etc. As Robert Bork once commented that a society which loses the ability to discriminate between good and evil or between better and worse, is already in decline.

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    • charliej373 says:

      One thing you will find, Bob, is that I am not big on imposing rules. Because they have been so engulfed by this toxic culture, many people think the answer is to just change who is doing the imposing to make it more amenable to them. Set the precedent that it is licit for some to impose rules on others – even for noble purposes, and soon enough you will have the ignoble imposing rules on the noble. It is the business of the Churches to evangelize and the state to keep the ground fertile for them to do so, but it most emphatically is NOT the business of the state to enforce the good that the Churches seek to persuade people to. A system where people are free to choose on all matters that do not injure another is the best – but it is, as John Adams said, only suitable for a moral and religious people or it, too, will soon be subverted (as we are living now).

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      • Bob says:

        Well they used to have the decency board, I don’t quite remember the names, and those were the times when couples were not seen in bed together in movies or on TV. And we had Mayberry. Those were better times then. So how do we make it better without some type of public watchdog group to guard against the extremes and aberrations which are destructive, especially to children, or do we expect that people would be naturally virtuous without some outside input?

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        • leslyek says:

          I kind of agree with you, Bob. The only thing President Reagan did that I think turned out badly was deregulating tv — the public airwaves ( Internet — yikes). I heard there was, yes, a board made up of representatives from each religion on it. They together decided if shows proposed would be suitable for public airwaves since children could access them. The deregulation was based on the idea that the public would choose well considering the children. Instead, they chose shows that were created to meet the lowest common denominator of easy, stimulating, unintelligent, sensual viewership. Later just better shows were added to the lineup. But the harm’s been done.
          Now I want to discern what Charlie said, too — but it’s a hard one.

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        • Sean Sullivan says:

          Bob,
          I wholeheartedly agree with your drive for decency, where Charlie leads us is not government but ourselves. We need to look into the mirror and self regulate in Gods image. Just as you chose not pay to view those other senseless movies so shall we as a people not actively participate in the same promotion.

          Case in point: movie American Reunion. This movie is the latest of the American Pie series of illicit, sexual behavior on behalf of high school age to late twenty somethings. It describes a graphic, sexual explicit form of behaviour (bad) targeting the future promotion of soft porn users, in my opinion. {I started to watch & record and had to turn it off and delete}

          It demonstrates humans interacting while violating the boundaries of normalacy and pushing the limits (well beyond) those of a TV show Mayberry. Simply, the movie characters committ mortal sins every few minutes and numerous instances of displaying actions which a viewer may decide to replicate. In my opinion it allows the satan and his followers access to influence.

          We as a people need to say NO to these type of films. No to observance, advertisments, acting, etc. It is up to us to self regulate and not look to any body of government to do OUR work. We will have a tough job ahead of us, thankfully God will intervene for a human behavioral correction. If we fail to adhere and self-regulate (someone elses responsibility) ‘the end’ will come sooner than we think.

          On another note, prayer is the key. I offered the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for any and all affiliated with this moviie series: actors, producers, viewers, advertisers, promoters etc.

          Jesus told Saint Faustina (paraphrase) to ASK for great things, big things to offer the Chaplet. We usually pray for small things but His Mercy is great and he wants to send His unfathomable mercy upon the world. So, i asked for anyone now or in the future who views this movie (series) Jesus will lead those viewers to redemption. In His time and His will as it fits into God the Fathers will.

          As the satan chooses to influence us into bad behavior, our prayers through Jesus turn it into graces.

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          • charliej373 says:

            You are absolutely right, Sean. The useful reaction of treating shameful behavior with shame and disgust is going to make a return. As we all are broken, may we be charitable over past sins of ourselves and others and rigorous in defending against new ones.

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          • leslyek says:

            This take on self-regulation — and prayer-backed persuasion and evangelism — is well thought out in an article in Crisis magazine about why abortion rates are down. That it is due not so much to the efforts of either the Left nor Right, but to downright exposure from congressional conversation about it ( proposed restrictions, Deleiden tapes Etc)and natural evoking of shame. Author Anne H. states: “…(it is the) time to expand these conversations—no matter how difficult they are—because it may be the process of lawmaking itself that is contributing to the decline. Even a loss at the legislative level can be a victory for the unborn child if the conversation surrounding the horror of abortion can begin again to stigmatize what should be a shameful act…” Amen!

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    • Alfred says:

      Well said, Charlie.

      It is true that music, movies, and television have had an outsized effect on today’s culture. A lot of it is good, but much tare has been sown among these arts. A couple of intercessions from daily prayer are worth repeating:

      The talents of artists reflect your splendor—may their work give the world hope and joy. (You are the hope of your people, Lord.)

      Lord, it is your will that men use their minds to unlock nature’s secrets and master the world,—may the arts and sciences advance your glory and the happiness of all peoples. (Give us light, peace, and security, Lord.)

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    • Hi Bob…GSpeaking of the movie Sully, glad you got to a decent one…one which we too plan to see ….(as you say rarely one that has redeeming value comes around). But this jogged my memory of the story about the passenger who was on that flight on business. He had just been to mass at St Patricks &bought the book Seven secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn of EWTNs chaplet of DM 3pm hour fame. Reading before takeoff and reflecting just as the plane went into distress. Here’s a link as I remember immediately buying the book after hearing his story. I’d been big believer and devoted to DM /St. Faustina before, but that story really was a miracle😇🙏 wondered if they mentioned that in movie?

      Peace be with you !

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      • Bob says:

        That was the one drawback to the movie. No reference was made to God or to people feeling their need for God unless I inadvertently missed a scene but otherwise the integrity of the pilot and crew was shown in a good way.

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      • Mick says:

        Thanks, ECO! I had heard about this story, but I didn’t know where to find it. So thanks for the video. My husband and I went to see “Sully” yesterday afternoon. It was really good; but, like Bob, I was disappointed that there was not mention of God in it. And, as Bob said, the trailers were horrendous.

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        • Mick, you’re welcome. I concur with you both … nobody gives any credit to God. Can you imagine if Lance Armstrong was a believer and if he would have given God the Glory, his story likely would have ended much better.
          Sadly, we rarely make it to a movie unless it’s redbox anymore (so can fast forward thru ads). There are a few good ones, but usually wait for DVD. “The letters” about St. Teresa of Calcutta was the last move we’ve watched, sad to admit. We love old John Wayne movies, even though the acting is poor, something about feeling good watching old school westerns 🐎💕👍🏼

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  29. Paul B. Valdez says:

    Charlie,

    I just wanted to say Thank You again for coming to the Houston area. Those that missed it should tune into the video once it is posted.

    Paul from Katy

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    • justsayin392 says:

      Yes. What a grace and blessing to experience ‘Charlie J- Live!”
      God would pick a trumpeter for this clarion call …I don’t know what he was like at the start, but I found myself telling folks today that “Charlie’s the most brutally humble person I’ve met – reminiscent of Fr. Benedict Groeschel.” True and high praise indeed.

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  30. Nicky says:

    Please keep P.E.I, Canada in your prayers. After being the only abortion free province in all of Canada,we just got bad news today. With limited healthcare and doctors already they have started to build what they call a ” women’s wellness center” * cough. It will provide abortions.

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  31. Nicky says:

    Thank-you Simone. Trying to not get too discouraged. Knowing this is all part of darkness before the true light emerges. I guess this gives me a new apostolate to circle the hospital with the rosary. My parents in N.S did that faithfully for 3 years and the abortion doctor left.

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    • Simone says:

      Nicky, there are plenty of faithful people in PEI. The fact that they held out for so long is proof. All it takes is one hellbent person and for the rest to say nothing (typically Canadian, eh?, we’re so darn complacent!!) I am sure many maritimers would be there if you organized an event.

      What part of NS are your parents from?

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  32. vicardwm says:

    Hi Charlie, what energy resources are you talking about? The ones that are accessed by fracking? I have not researched it thoroughly, but there is some controversy over whether fracking causes earthquakes. I love your guidelines regarding education!

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  33. Thomas Augustine says:

    I’ve always been amazed at how we Americans will often rail against the 10 Commandments. Don’t tell me how to live my life!! 😡 But 70,000 pages of federal tax code, that seems reasonable. 🤔 Really? 😳

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  34. Paul Meyer says:

    Charlie, wondering if you know what’s going to happen to prisons?

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    • charliej373 says:

      That is pretty much dependent on what we do, Paul. I can speak of the large things, but many of the details on how those come are dependent on our response. So much of what I write is both a call to contemplation and to action. If people just forget prisoners in a self-absorbed panic, it will be bad. If people occupy themselves how they can help all their brothers, it will be fine. Many of the details are actually our response to God’s grace – and we will be held responsible for how we respond. We are not spectators in this.

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  35. Eeklipps says:

    Charlie, I look forward to reading your articles since it brings me peace and hope, that all is not lost in this world. Born and raised a Catholic, there was a period in my life where I considered “transferring” religions (still as a Christian), although being Jewsih was appealing for a moment also. I was starting to doubt Catholicism since I was seeing plenty of articles constantly degrading Catholics, the pope and the Church overall. I also began doubting if Mary really deserves the honor due her. Religious discussions at work with fellow Christians were civil and they were knowledgeable whereas I barely knew mine. It came to a point where a well-meaning co-worker (not Catholic) started making plans for a monthly group Bible study because of my questioning and I told him I’d attend but the suggested schedule would not work out for me. I was bummed…

    So I started praying to God to show me the right path, that I will not be misled and for me to have a better relationship with Him since I was afraid of being separated from Him if Catholicism was not the way to go. And boy did He answer!

    I started finding these websites about all the different saints, which led me to read different books, which led me to the writings of Anne Catherine Emmerich (that’s the Virgin Mary angle!), which ultimately lead to my parish priest directing me to Catholic Answers which was similar to a bottomless well of information! These past 4 yrs have deepened my love for the Lord and has tremendously strengthened my Catholic faith that I know I’m in the right boat and I’m not abandoning it!

    I would stay up late once my kids and husband were in bed and I would just read, often till 1 or 2 am. I read so much and even in the dark so I wouldn’t disturb my husband that the prescription for my reading glasses drastically changed! I now have to wear glasses constantly. 🤓

    I don’t recall how I found your website last year although I’m certain I was directed to it and not by my own accord. May God always bless you , Charlie, and strengthen you, and this community as well. Thank you for your “yes”!

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    • Beckita says:

      Glad you’re with us, Eeklipps.

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    • Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerichs books are amazing. So glad God is gracing you with such consolations in your journey home, How Good is our God! The reading about the lives of the saints is better than any great novelist or fiction writer story an author could ever come up with. When i reverted 15 years ago, my appetite was insatiable (still is) on Our Lady, the saints and of course how Christ has come to his people in every age. Finishing “Refugee from Heaven” by mystic Cora Evans. Amazing insight into the humanity of our divine Lord. Almost ready to start Mirjana Soldo’s book.
      Have a stack of good ones I’m saving for the storm to pass out and hope people without their iPhones will take the time to read good holy books and classic liertaure again.

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  36. We are just finalizing the plans for my son’s Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. (October) this is his first and he is 50yr. He stayed away from the Church for a while, but after a divorce he had to move in with me which was providential as I needed help with Pat. And he is catching up on his catechism.
    My only wish is that I was going too.

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  37. sarah says:

    Pastor Ken Dewey who has Out Of The Desert Ministries, has said essentially the same thing you have said concerning the upcoming elections. Just nice to know a Spirit filled protestant is getting the same information. By the way, he is in Belen, NM and has been told to create a city of refuge in the desert. He has it! He is also expecting to be a refuge for many fleeing CA after a big quake in that region.

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  38. BlessedIam says:

    Even before I started to follow Charlie’s blog, I felt that the Islamic faith would begin to dissolve and conversion would begin, if Islamic women stood together. And now there’s this…….http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/16/world/saudi-arabia-male-guardianship-campaign/index.html?sr=fbCNN091616saudi-arabia-male-guardianship-campaign1101AMVODtopVideo&linkId=28856091

    Interesting. Could this be part of it, Charlie?

    God Bless

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  39. Theresa Tamborine says:

    Hello, My name is Theresa (Canadian)
    Not sure how I will show up in these comments but if it is as grandriverwarden, don’t let the warden part throw you. It was given to me by a co-worker many moons ago. Just wanted to say I have been following you Charlie for about six months now and am trying to take TNRS. I have been forwarding your posts to as many friends as I can as I believe you are telling true! For now would just like to comment on MMP. I am presently a member of a MMP Cenacle that gathers once a
    month and which I continuously look forward to. My long term memory is a bit ‘Short’ but I do
    not remember Fr. Gobbi prophesying the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Maybe he
    was just re-iterating the prophecy from Fatima that is supposed to happen when the Pope
    and Bishops consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart!
    Sorry to hear about Fr. Amorth. I just finished reading about him not to long ago in “it’s Time”,
    a paper published in Saskatchewan based on Medjugore. Will add him to my prayers of the DMC
    and Rosary as I do for you and all who comment here.
    Wish you could come to my neck of the woods in Canada sometime!! Probably not enough time.

    May Our Lady be Your Constant Companion

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  40. leslyek says:

    Due today I think ( sept 20) — public comments for Religious Freedom and Little Sisters of the Poor:
    USCCB: Send comments TODAY to HHS re the latest HHS mandate proposal affecting the Little Sisters of the Poor and many others:http://lil.ms/1coe/1qwjhb

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  41. Charlie, I was reading the Rules of Regency with my husband and realized there was no section on Healthcare. Was that a deliberate omission in that it won’t be government or state run? Or that it won’t be relevant during the time of Regency? Or was there just too much other info to cover? Thanks! Caroline

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  42. circuitrighter says:

    Think of why Charlie has shared the Rules of Regency with us here. Yes, it does hearten us in anticipation of a time before the Rescue when the rules will be implemented. But through us, it will also hearten others whom we can encourage at that time. Many people would not like the sound of them right now, but by then many will. (Print them out while you can.)

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