By Charlie Johnston
I have to apologize to many people. I am very hit and miss on getting through emails. I don’t mean to ignore anyone…but those come pretty much at the tail end of things. I often get behinder each day – and so emails end up at the tail end of things. Sorry about that.
My scheduled event in Memphis has been cancelled. Some things did not come off and I have scheduled some private meetings in another city. I’m sorry if any of you in that area were planning to come out to Memphis.
I will speak in Washington, D.C. this Friday. I am curious whether some of my old friends from the political days might show up out of curiosity. I have been tempted to put in a supply of “Groucho glasses” for any officials who show up to use. Then next Monday I will speak in Charlottesville, Virginia. Details are below:
Washington D.C. (Free Event)
Friday, October 28, 2016
6:45 pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:00 pm: Public Talk
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlottesville, Virginia (Free Event)
Monday, October 31, 2016
7:00 pm: Holiday Inn, 1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Contact Roman at email@example.com
In the last month or so, Philadelphia’s magnificent Archbishop Charles Chaput has taken a leading role in speaking for the faith and the Culture of Life in America. He has always been tremendously insightful and candid, but at this critical point in our history, I have been taken by how powerful and important almost every statement he makes these days is. Here are a few you should be aware of.
First, he speaks on the matters of family, religious freedom and sex from an address at Notre Dame University, reprinted by the National Catholic Register.
At the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation’s Celebrate Life Banquet earlier this month, Archbishop Chaput gave a rousing speech noting that “evil cannot bear the counter-witness of truth.”
Perhaps amusingly, earlier these month, Chaput urged Catholics to be like Mary and punch the devil in the nose.
When the ugly anti-Catholic attitude of the Clinton campaign and their effort to actively subvert and destroy Catholicism from within was revealed by the WikiLeaks, it was Archbishop Chaput who minced no words in condemning the contemptuous bigotry of the Democratic nominee and her team against Catholics.
In these unprecedented times, Archbishop Charles Chaput is making himself a profound sign of hope for all faithful Catholics – and all Christians as our out-of-control government seeks to marginalize and outlaw any traditional, authentic expression of faith.