An Apology with Clarification

The Archdiocese of Denver issued the press release quoted below in response to a column I published on February 7. I regret that I was not fully clear on what I meant. The Rescue which I referenced, the “Process of Rescue,” as having been “fully approved by the Church” was not Charlie Johnston’s prophecy. I was referencing Our Lady’s promise at Fatima that, “in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” I thought that was clear because I mentioned that this process of rescue connected to Our Lady’s promise had begun before Johnston was born. Looking back, I can see how a reader might see some ambiguity and think it was referencing Johnston. I apologize for the ambiguity.

Below is the text of the news release, which can also be read at the website of the Archdiocese of Denver here.

 

Statement on false claim regarding Charlie Johnston’s messages
PRESS RELEASE:
Feb. 15, 2017

Contact: Karna Swanson
Executive Director of Communications
303-945-9136
Karna.Swanson@ArchDen.org

Mrs. Beckie Hesse, using the online profile “Beckita,” stated in a Feb. 7, 2017 blog post titled “The RESCUE Has Begun” that the messages of the alleged visionary Mr. Charlie Johnston, who resides in the Archdiocese of Denver, “have been fully approved by the Church.” In order to ensure that the faithful are correctly informed, it is necessary to publicly state that Mrs. Hesse’s claim is false.

In fact, Mr. Johnston’s alleged messages were reviewed by an archdiocesan theological commission and Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila determined that the faithful should be warned to be prudent and cautious about Mr. Johnston’s predictions. In addition, Mr. Johnston is not permitted to speak in Church-owned venues in the Archdiocese of Denver. Read Archbishop Aquila’s message, here.

The events of 2016/17 have shown that Mr. Johnston’s alleged visions were not accurate and the Archdiocese urges the faithful not to condone or support further attempts to reinterpret them as valid.

Read: Statement on the alleged visionary Charlie Johnston

About Beckita

Beckita, widow, mother and grandmother, lives in Missoula, Montana. After more than thirty years of service, she retired from two careers: elementary school educator and director of liturgical music ministry in a local parish. Serving the Catholic Church in many capacities since early childhood, she now provides care for a nearly 90 year old priest of Chinese origin and collaborates with him in evangelizing the Chinese people. For more than twenty-five years, she has welcomed words from heaven concerning these sobering times in which we live and, like so many, takes seriously Our Lord and Our Lady’s call to intercede for the return of souls to God. Responding to heaven’s call for prayer, for her, included making pilgrimages to shrines in Europe, Asia and South America. She says these travels, added to her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa in the mid-seventies, have expanded her heart to hold dear all peoples of the world. She is a longtime member of TNRS community and when she began reading Charlie’s posts, immediately, she found that his mission and message harmonize well with Church approved private revelation of our times. In September 2015, she accepted an invitation to become part of TNRS Answers Team. As events of the Storm evolved, last fall (2016), she accepted Charlie’s invitation to become managing editor of TNRS should he need to leave the site. With great gratitude to and for Charlie, founder of TNRS, and with great respect and admiration for the lifelong experiences and God-given gifts he brought to bear on his work at this site - she knows we all know he’s irreplaceable – still, she considers it a great privilege to serve the TNRS community.
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207 Responses to An Apology with Clarification

  1. Doug says:

    Well Beckita, it goes to show how important it is for us to clarify understanding before publicly speaking out. Looks like a classic case of ready, fire, aim.

    I have a plow guy who kept showing up late and my first inclination was to let him go and hire someone else. Come to find out, we had a misunderstanding about when he was supposed to come. My expectations were when it snows. He thought it was an as needed arrangement and only came when I called or texted. I always texted because he was late and he did not realize this. So I asked what was happening and we figured it out. We just had a snow and he came right on time without me having to call. I think how I was tempted to just drop him. It just goes to show me again how important it is to try and understand.

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    • Joe Crozier says:

      Nothing beats the sharing of real life experience. Thanks Doug. In relation to Beckita in particular but also everyone here I am thinking of a favourite scripture of mine:
      “And I will raise you up on eagles wings,
      Bear you on the breath of dawn,
      Make you to shine like the sun,
      And hold you in the palm of my hand.”
      May all here take comfort and strength in these promises.

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      • Beckita says:

        Thank you, Joecro, for blessing us all.

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        • You have my blog linked under “Interesting Theological Sites.” I appreciate the gesture, but would you please remove it? Thank you.

          – Timothy O’Keefe

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          • SteveBC says:

            I’m sorry to see you ask this, Timothy, but we will of course do as you have asked. Please check to make sure it no longer shows up by checking any page at our site. If you wish to reverse your request at a later date, feel free to comment here again to say so.

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      • zeniazenia says:

        haha Joe, I heard the story once that the mama eagle takes her baby up as high as she can fly and then drops the baby bird to teach her how to fly. If the baby doesn’t fly the first time, mama swoops down to catch the helpless creature, then takes her up again and on and on until ‘we’ fly.Baby always trusts mama (Jesus) to rescue her at the last possible moment. I can’t find proof that eagles actually do this but the story stuck with me because I can witness to that scenario. It seems to fit the life that we have in the Spirit and what TNRS is all about :). (I didn’t mean to spoil the moment…)

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      • Doug says:

        Funny Joe, the plow thing occurred just the day before want took place on this blog. Now, I hope the sun shining in Isaiah melts the snow 😎

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  2. Dearest Beckita, in reading these comments and your consistent, humble replies that bring no harm to anyone, least of all Mother Church and those who lead us to her, tells me exactly why Charlie chose you to continue this blog. We understood clearly what you meant. God bless and protect you, Charlie and all who are navigating this storm which grows more intense each day. May the confusion and deceit that is dashed upon all of us by the satan be cast aside by the light of faith, hope, love and truth that your words provide….always leading us to Jesus Christ, Our Savior. I have to remind myself frequently to “be not afraid”. All will be well.

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  4. Michael says:

    I also thought Beckita’s initial statement referred to previously approved apparitions. But the one worthwhile thing I did get from the statement was: “The events of 2016/17 have shown that Mr. Johnston’s alleged visions were not accurate and the Archdiocese urges the faithful not to condone or support further attempts to reinterpret them as valid.”

    I agree with the Archdiocese. I’m not sure why such a decent and holy man as Charlie was mislead, or so grossly misinterpreted something authentic, but it happened. It doesn’t do any good now to try to reinterpret events to believe that Trump is not of the political process (he was validly elected) or that Obama is running a shadow government (he’s not). Commenting on Charlie’s last post, I said I would stick with this group despite the inaccuracy of his predictions because Charlie stayed true to his word, illustrating the humility that is one of his hallmarks, and because we as a group share a common spiritual view of a coming purge and rescue.

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  5. janet says:

    “THE EVENTS OF 2016/2017………. have shown that Mr. Johnston’s alleged visions were not accurate and the Archdiocese urges the faithful not to condone or support further attempts to reinterpret them as valid.” (Emphasis mine)

    Am I mistaken or does the above exclude Charlie’s previous alleged visions concerning other events?

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  6. Dan Lynch says:

    Dear Beckita,

    Perhaps the diocese hastily read your post and misunderstood it. If so, they would’ve understood that you made a false claim. However, in justice and truth they then had the minimal journalistic obligation to provide you an opportunity to comment on their understanding that you made a false claim. If they had done so, they would’ve learned the truth and never have publicly published their post.

    As a former lawyer and judge, I confidently believe that the author of their post was objectively guilty of rash judgment and violated the Eighth Commandment by posting the false and libelous statement that “it is necessary to publicly state that Mrs. Hesse’s claim is false.”

    Yesterday, I emailed the diocese as appears below. They have not responded and, sad to say, their post still appears on their website. Truth matters, Beckita, and charity demands that the truth be ascertained before libelous accusations are published by anyone.

    Dear Karna,

    I read the Archdiocese of Denver’s Statement on Charlie Johnston.

    Then I read what Beckita actually wrote and not what the diocese said that she wrote. I think that the diocese totally misread and misquoted Beckita’s post. I understood what she wrote in a split second. I am not a Charlie Johnston promoter or defender, but, as a former lawyer and judge, I believe that the diocese has published a terrible libel.

    Here is what Beckita wrote:

    “The PROCESS of RESCUE had already begun, before Charlie was born, as, mainly, Our Lady and, sometimes, Our Lord had been appearing on earth, giving guidance and exhortation concerning ways, for those who would listen and take up the cause, to repair spiritual damage, resist the onslaught of our Mother’s adversary and reclaim souls due to rising forces of evil. The messages which have been fully approved by the Church, deserve consideration in order to cull the spiritual treasures which enable us to more fully participate in the process of rescue, for every soul that returns to God impacts both the individual soul, so precious to God, and mitigation.”

    I believe that Beckita is not writing about Charlie’s messages, she’s writing about the messages of Our Lady and Our Lord given before he [Charlie] was born which have been fully approved by the Church. A simple example would be Fatima.

    Beckita is an intelligent woman who knows that Charlie’s messages have not been fully approved by the Church. Someone from the diocese should’ve communicated with her or Charlie instead of posting such an absurd and libelous announcement by his diocese.

    I believe that in truth and justice and, consistent with the Eighth Commandment’s prohibitions against libel, slander and detraction, the Archdiocese should publish the truth, a total retraction of its announcement and an apology. Thank you for your consideration.
    Sincerely in Christ,

    Dan Lynch
    Dan Lynch Apostolates promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of America and Saint John Paul II
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    E-Mail Us at JKMI@JKMI.com
    May Our Lady of Guadalupe keep you under the mantle of her protection and
    may the Reign of Jesus King of All Nations be recognized in your heart!

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    • Beckita says:

      Thank you for your support, Dan. I know well your expertise and integrity in the legal profession in which your service to people has upheld truth. A point well taken is your statement that truth does matter. Truth and Charity are twin threads woven together as a dimension of God’s Goodness and Beauty. At the same time, I choose the benefit of the doubt in naming this a matter of misunderstanding. The benefit of the doubt has been given to me, graciously and freely, in some of the most diffuclt days in my own lifetime. I freely extend this benefit to all in these circumstances as they are. God bless you, Dan.

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      • Dan Lynch says:

        I am also happy to give them the benefit of the doubt in their misunderstanding. However, this is more than a misunderstanding, it is sloppy reporting. This false post is from a Diocesan Communications Center that is supposed to be charitable and truthful. They were neither. If they were charitable they would’ve done what any first-year reporter would do and obtained your comment before they published a falsehood. If they had, they would not have published. As it was, they did publish it and it was neither charitable nor truthful.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Dan, thank you for your thoughts here and your support for Beckita. I know she appreciates the support she has received from you and so many others here.

          My own initial reaction to the news release in question was confusion and concern, and I would say I would have been more than sympathetic to your statements here in your comment, had I known of them at the time.

          However, it is extremely important for all of us to realize that even though Beckita is the one now posting, this site’s material remains mostly Charlie’s. Further, although Charlie is no longer going to post independently, he has said he may send articles to Beckita for posting through her. Because of this, the Archdiocese of Denver continues to have a genuine responsibility to monitor this site and make absolutely certain that what Beckita writes is clear not just to you and me on this kind of issue but also to others who may be more prone to being confused or upset.

          Surprisingly, as I have watched this situation unfold, I have seen much good come of it. I have come to view this news release as a firm reminder to Beckita that she needs to take seriously her duty to be clear and remain within Church teaching in all that she does even though she herself is not the person the Diocese has direct spiritual charge of.

          In my conversations with her about this situation, it is obvious to me that she does in fact take this duty seriously and is fully reconciled to what has happened. It has also been helpful to me to know this. I hope that all here keep in mind that if the Archdiocese takes this issue seriously, so should we all, no matter the surface tone of their intervention.

          Dan, and indeed everyone reading this comment who may be concerned that Beckita has been treated unfairly, I can assure you that she is fully reconciled with it and will now move on. I urge everyone here to do the same. In the rear view mirror of our lives, the event itself will soon fade away, though the good fruit and care will remain.

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    • zeniazenia says:

      I agree with Beckita’s reaction and I’m sure she’ll not change her mind. You must be as aware as we are that there are multiple similar examples in Church history. This little hiccup proves an Godly understatement to the the world, that more graces and blessings come from our being obedient to mother Church, than from fighting for being right /having rights. ‘No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.’ Jn 10:18 So many saints have encountered this paradox in the Church, that ignoring the lives of the saints would actually be similar to shooting ourselves in the foot. It is a minor stumbling block that the Church put in our way and it does not make good holy sense to oppose a Bishop. God is using the Bishop. (God is using President Obama too haha) It doesn’t take too much Wisdom to recognize that. We try to be unlike the world here. We are a childlike and forgiving group of NRS activists, so let’s not change our simplicity and trust.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Ah, Zenia, let us not make any connection between the Archbishop and ex-President Obama in conduct or use by God or any other way. Beckita was taken to task for ambiguity. Let none of us be less than clear as well. 😀

        I think this NR from the Archdiocese is a firm reminder for all of us, not just Beckita, to discipline ourselves to remain fully appropriate in our conduct here and in our daily lives. If we honor that reminder, we will be a partner with God in producing much good fruit, will we not?

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        • zeniazenia says:

          Hi SteveBC, I’m glad you mentioned that. I was actually making a point by showing a range of people not similar, sent to us to move us into proper position. I know the readers here are well aware that Jesus died for the Bishop and President Obama. God uses all earthy activity for OUR salvation. Love — ZJ

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    • Karen says:

      Thank you Judge Dan for showing us this example of TNRS. For someone with your background and mission to see justice done you were the right one to take this step. Others here with similar skills and desires may already have taken that same step and I would thank them also. Beckita did not feel the need to defend herself because she literally felt that it was a misunderstanding and (I am presuming again – thanks to the limitation of blog communicating!) was probably happy to align herself with Jesus in His oftentimes being misunderstood – to the point of praising and thanking Him in His Divine Will for allowing her to do so! But that doesn’t let the rest of us (onlookers) off the hook.

      As I said earlier to CrewDog, I can’t consider myself a pacifist because all Christians and people of goodwill are called to stand and struggle for the Truth but, for me at least, it is a unfortunately a battle NOT to simply let this situation ride – wanting it to quickly blow-over. I despise my wimpishness! As you said earlier, Beckita’s good name is at stake and whether that is because of ‘hasty judgement’ or ‘misunderstanding’ charity demands that this situation be rectified. Praise and thank God that you are a reader of this blog Dan!

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    • jaykay says:

      Dan: I fully agree with you, and I’m not a lawyer or even judge. It’s so obvious, from the context of Beckita’s words, that she wasn’t claiming Charlie’s messages were approved. Context, context and again… context! Good Lord, I’d have been punished in school, lo these 40+ years ago, for making such an erroneous deduction as the Diocese appears to have done. Not to mention in my working life! And Beckita is a teacher, as I understand, whose posts in any case are always models of properly composed, recollected, English. Given her current responsibilities on this site at this time, and the scrutiny of it, she is hardly likely to have committed such an error! Dear God, they’d have seen this if they had truly analysed it instead of rushing into judgement. I do hope they respond to you, Dan. In charity, they’re bound to do so.

      Anyway, bless all here. J.

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  7. jtbrannigan says:

    Beckita: I understood your intent in the Rescue posting without any difficulty or question. I would think only someone who had not read it could have come to such a different conclusion.
    You are to be commended for your gracious response. I had to repent from my first reaction to the comments.
    I thank Dan Lynch for his words of support.
    Hopefully the need to keep picking and poking at each other will be consumed by the realization that we must all work and stand together as believers to proclaim Jesus in the face of what is coming.
    My thoughts, prayers and support.
    JT

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  8. madkatmomma says:

    Well, at least the Archdiocese is paying attention to this website. I agree we should give the prophesy part a rest and trust in the Holy Spirit and his spouse our mother Mary. I treasure the community of like-minded faithful here. This is a blessing in troubled times – and we don’t need a prophet to tell us the world is a mess. Adelante!

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    • Beckita says:

      Amen with the addendum that I believe the prophetic words of Jesus and Mary, approved by the Church, can be considered in a balanced way. That is, in a way reaffirmed by the original Archdiocesan statement concerning Charlie:
      “… the archdiocese encourages them to seek their security in Jesus Christ, the sacraments, and the Scriptures. The faithful should also remember Christ’s words: “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mt. 24:36).” Amen.

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      • madkatmomma says:

        yes, and the greatest shame of this whole thing is the perception by some that Charlie ever asked or encouraged anyone to place their trust anywhere but in God and his mercy and to be faithful to the teachings of the Church. People will believe what they want to believe regardless.

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    • jj says:

      I seriously doubt they actually read the post, more likely, since their version was erroneous, they simply listened to what someone else said and didn’t bother to even verify it. I read the post and there was no doubt at all what Beckita meant.

      This type of response, in my experience, is fairly common with ideologically motivated people.

      Not to say that these are bad people or malicious in any way, they simply have a knee-jerk reaction when they believe their ideology is challenged

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  9. George says:

    I am surprised at the sensitivity of the Archdiocese to this and what appears to be a hair trigger response after a hasty misreading of the plain text and, more importantly, Bekita’s intent. I’d like to see a similar fervor for publicly denouncing the many larger bad “catholic” voices that mislead many away from sound thought and practice. This kind of attention on the little band here that speaks of being faithful to the Pope and bishops, supporting priests, and acknowledging God, prayer and surrender, Doing the next right step, and being a light to others, hardly seems necessary. There are real wolves all over the place threatening the sheep that are going unchallenged. This site and its message can hardly be construed as one of them.

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    • SteveBC says:

      George, I sympathize with your concerns here, and they certainly make a lot of sense. Yet it is also true that a site that is doing much good needs always to be clear. Sometimes a reminder of that is just the thing needed to keep that community fully appropriate in their work. Beckita is reconciled to this, and she and I both see good fruit coming from this for us all. 🙂

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  10. Dear Beckita,

    Thank you for your clarification regarding which messages you were referring to in your post. As you said, there is ambiguity in the text, and our statement was meant only to clarify. As the Archdiocese of Denver, we are responsible for ensuring that there is clarity when speaking about private messages and revelations, as the faithful look to us for guidance.

    In Christ,
    Karna Swanson
    Executive Director of Communications
    Archdiocese of Denver
    karna.swanson@archden.org

    PS: It was nice speaking with you on the telephone. Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless!

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    • Beckita says:

      Thank you so much for your phone call and for commenting here, Karna. God’s Peace and Blessings to you and to all who work for the Church at the Archdiocese of Denver. Prayers rising for each of you.

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      • Joe Crozier says:

        Hi Becks
        You are so gracious. I still believe they should have admitted their mistake and apologised to you. That’s not going to happen. Seems it is more important for them to save face than to face the facts. They were duped by the those who have campaigned so maliciously against this site on Mysticsofthechurch. I wonder why Glenn still gives them space. The malice on that site persists to this day. If we are such a threat to the plans of darkness and destruction it is not surprising that the old enemy wants us shut down. I will let it go for the sake of peace and progress. You have, as ever, conducted yourself admirably.

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  11. MarieUrsula says:

    Beckita and SteveBC, you both handled this very gracefully. I think Ms. Swanson’s post, above, lays this particular matter to rest. Charlie did, indeed, choose well in asking the two of you to take the reins here.

    God bless and keep you both.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Thank you, MarieUrsula. It has been a learning experience for Beckita and me, as well as everyone here. Both Beckita and I are happy with the way a difficult situation has become one that satisfies and builds on the core principles this community shares. Now it’s on to other matters! 🙂

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  12. Lance says:

    Hey yall….a big shout out from deep east texas…how’s everyone doing….listen from the get-go…this aint got nothing to with the topic being discussed…i just need prayers cuz my little gigi went 2 be with jesus tuesday…it broke my heart….i took care of gigi about 8. yrs….she was my ❤…i held her like a baby in my arms…holding her close all the while…she’s saying…lance are u here…lance where are u….while she looked past me…i knew she was dying….but she was calling 4 her lance till the end…it liked 2 killed me…i get so attached to these little people…thats what i was her lance…everything was alright in her world as long as her lance was there…yall forgive me…i know i sound so country…but i am…if i tell u that i love u….thats what i mean…i said that & i meant that…i know i dont have the elequant words of beckita…or steve bc…or yung duck…im just plain spoken…im not as educated as many here…most here are refined gold….im more at the bottom as recycled aluminum…lol but im ok with that…i know my place…do i take the next right step…i try 2….do i do the little bit in front of me to the best of my ability….i try 2…do i get discourage & knocked down 10 times a day….do i get back up & dust myself off…with a vengeance…am i trying to help everyone to the finish line through this storm…like a mother hen with her wings spread out loving protecting all that hold dear….has my heart been bruised broken& ripped out of my chest…many times…but each time i come back stronger & can say hey i want 2 love u just 4 the sake of loving u here get under my wings & feel the love thats in my heart….yes i know we’s in a storm…right smack dab in the middle…but i tell you…im so busy trying 2 love…comfort…& be strong…i just cant bring myself to worry about it…i dont try 2 convert my residents….please dont judge me on that….90%of my residents are there at the home 2 die….i just want 2 love them & take care of them…sometimes ill stand in front of the nurses station with my residents setting around it…ill sing a little ditty….do a little jig….then ill say…yes God is good…he loves us all…by that time most of my residents are laughing & feeling good…then i hug them & tell them i love them….short…sweet & to the point…im good with that…my residents look at my example…how i treat other residents…employees….how i talk…with each hug…kiss…glass of water..a kind gesture… A thoughtful word….im loving God in each 1 of my residents…i had a resident just the other day call me a perky Pollyanna…i didn’t know if that was a good thing or not…she just started laughing…so she explained it 2 me…she said….your always in a good mood laughing singing dancing…u always talk to us not at us…u share any & everything with us…food candy..bella grace…u listen 2 u…make us laugh….she said u have a good positive energy that people are attracted to…this resident is lower 80’s….she had no reason 2 lie 2 me & if u knew this resident….she would tell u how the cow ate the cabbage…so i wear perky Pollyanna as a badge of honor…i know im rambling…its a texas thing…lol…friends…listen just sing & dance with abandonment…delight in the lord…let others see your light in this dark storm we are in…sometimes its all thats needed…ummm words not so much…ok den…im done…i love everyone here…with love & laughter….lance& bella grace…

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    • Beckita says:

      God bless you and your loving work, Lance.

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    • Doug says:

      “Talk to you and not at you”. That is a nugget I will take to the bank Lance. Prayers for Gigi!

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Lance, I am praying for your Gigi’s soul and for you and Bella. Your heart is refined as gold! You are a fine man and you are doing the Lord’s work with grace. ❤

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    • janet says:

      Lance your words are like refined gold to me. God Bless your sweet heart! .❤❤

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    • Beckita says:

      Oh Lance! Forgive my haste in clearing comments today. I am so sorry about the passing of Gigi. I pray for her and I pray that the Lord will heal your broken heart.

      Please know we are brothers and sisters here, walking shoulder to shoulder as each of us, and all of us together, make our way on this journey to our True Home. There are no elites or anyone better than another. No. Many the works, many the posts to be manned and yours has great dignity, Lance. Your witness to the value of life as we age is a treasure in the Mystical Body of Christ. Thank you.

      Your eloquence of speech is the finest for it is the language of the heart. It doesn’t matter exactly how our dialects vary. Speaking from the heart with Love is the most excellent way.

      Finally, what you have shared this day has everything to do with this post and every post. You’re a sign of hope as you live the Little Way of loving which we honor and emulate here. PS I think you’ll smile when I tell you I’ve been called Pollyanna so often in life. God bless and keep you , Lance. PPS Please give Bella a hug from TNRS.

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    • Another Karen says:

      Lance, every nursing home and assisted living residence should have someone like you there for them – how blessed those residents are/were to have you! Working with the dying is a special ministry as you spend so much time dealing with loss and grieving for those you have come to know and love, but how wonderful for those who have you there with them in those final moments. They know you truly care and thus do not die alone or unloved. God bless you and God bless those in your care. Sorry for your loss, and may Gigi now be resting in the arms of Our Lord.

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    • dianebelvs says:

      God Bless You Lance. It’s always a joy to hear from you. Thanks for all the good you do!

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    • zeniazenia says:

      Dear Lance, We have a God sized hole in our hearts. Nothing can fill it but God himself. Offer your pain to Jesus on the Cross, then ask Him to fill your empty pain with His fullness of Peace. I am so sorry. Love and prayers for you and Gigi.– ZJ

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    • Mick says:

      Lance, I’m so sorry to hear about your Gigi. May God bless and comfort you as you mourn her loss. My youngest son loves the movie “Pollyanna.” I just got the book, and he started reading it yesterday. It’s got some big words that he can’t read yet, but he wanted to try so I let him. You don’t ever need to apologize for being country. Heck, my grandparents were all country; and my dear, sweet mother was an absolute hillbilly. I think I take after her a bit in that regard (at least, I hope I do). 🙂

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  13. Christene says:

    What a lovely, blessed, and peaceful resolution to what was simply an unfortunate misunderstanding. Thank-you Karna and Beckita for such a beautiful witness to the fruits that a path of humility, charity, goodwill and dialogue will bear when followed. It is just unfortunate that it didn’t come before a certain blogger at the National Catholic Register felt the need to add her two cents worth and stir up a veritable hornets nest of stunningly uncharitable and misinformed comments. The level of vitriol that is present in the body of Christ and hurled towards fellow believers is beyond tragic. We all need to remember that we will held to account for every word that falls out of our mouths.
    “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” Matt. 5:22

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    • Phillip Frank says:

      Well said Christene.
      “The source of justice is not vengeance but charity.” -St. Bridget of Sweden
      Beckita responded with an affulugence of charity. Clarity is being sown in us by these conversations and we on this blog who content to know the truth about our Backita have a privilege (not accessible by those who do NOT read this blog) of her great charity and worthiness.
      That being said, we who know what is really going on here have the duty to allow those who do not know their opinion, which furthers our understanding of what we lack.
      One of the first questions I would ask after someone watched a promo of a movie we made was what did they think the story was about? If they came up short, we knew it was OUR fault not their lack of insite…..that WE left something out in its telling.
      Back to the script for a rewrite.
      You see, we had the inside scoop on the story, so if there were a lot of innuendos that ment something to us, they may have ment nothing to the casual observer.
      So Backita gave a prudent “benefit of the doubt” for those who do not have the inside scoop that we do.
      Well done.
      As for those who lack charity towards this or any other blog, Let us here not seek vengence but charity…….and let the dead bury their dead.

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  14. Servantheart says:

    For me, maybe God is writing straight with crooked lines… again. Doesn’t a teacher on the first day of school be a little tougher on her charges than on the last day? Maybe it was a misunderstanding, but the diocese may have wanted to see the new bloggers response? Maybe not. In either case, Beckita is the new student who has passed her first major test (well done good and faithful servant ). Thank you for doing this ministry. We don’t know and we don’t need to know what God’s plans are. We need to do the next right step for us…and assume the best in others.

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  15. Dan Lynch says:

    Karna Swanson, Executive Director of Communications of the Archdiocese of Denver, responded to my email to her with the same message that she posted on this blog above. If you read it, you will see that she justifies her statement that Beckita made a false statement. She offers no apology or retraction. Her article remains on the diocesan website and has gone worldwide through the Spirit Daily website and the Catholic News Agency. This matter is not just about Beckita or this blog. It is about the moral issues of charity, truth, justice and the obligation to make restitution and, in our times of “fake news”, for Catholic reporters to maintain the highest standards of journalism and integrity. This is my response to Karna:

    Dear Karna,

    Thank you for your reply. However, your first responsibility is not to provide clarity, it is to provide charity and truth. Your post had neither. Moreover, there was no ambiguity in Beckita’s post. Her statement, “The messages which have been fully approved by the Church”, clearly refers to the preceding sentence regarding the messages of Jesus and Mary and not of Charlie Johnston.

    In these times with so much secular “fake news”, Catholics should maintain the highest journalistic standards.

    If you misunderstood Beckita’s statement, you then had the duty in charity and, in accordance with standard journalistic practices, to notify her that you intended to accuse her publicly of making a false statement and to obtain her comment. Had you done that, it would have been the end of the matter because she would have resolved your misunderstanding by telling you the truth.

    In any event, now that you fully know that you misunderstood her, your post that she made a false statement is still there on the diocesan website on February 18, three days after its release. Moreover, your false accusation has gone worldwide through the Spirit Daily website and the Catholic News Agency.

    Now you should make restitution. You should remove your post and post another statement that explains your misunderstanding, retracts your statement that she made a false statement and apologize for any of harm that you have caused her dignity and reputation as a truthful person.

    Only then will there be charity, clarity and truth!

    Sincerely in Christ,
    Dan Lynch
    Dan Lynch Apostolates promoting devotion toOur Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of America and Saint John Paul II
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    May Our Lady of Guadalupe keep you under the mantle of her protection and
    may the Reign of Jesus King of All Nations be recognized in your heart!

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    • Beckita says:

      Thank you, Dan. I understand your points. I truly am reconciled to any misunderstanding and I continue to focus on the fact that the Archdiocese is working to guard the faithful. I believe that the spreading of this news to additional Catholic news agencies could well be the work of the forces of furor aimed at Charlie and this site. Since the inception of this blog, certain online sites have hosted a platform where people could misrepresent and malign the people who have formed a community here. In these circumstances as they are, I trust God will order all things for good.

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    • Joe Crozier says:

      Thank you Dan. With all due respect for Beckita’s perspective I still find it edifying to read your measured and meaningful response. It made me think of my old dad who was also a lawyer and who, like you, progressed to the bench. As you say, this is not just about Beckita or TNRS. It has far wider implications and repercussions. The principles of obligation and restoration are at stake. I agree with everything you have written and hope that Karna and her bosses take full heed of your words and act on them without reserve. Half measures are of no avail. A public wrong needs public correction and public apology. I say to Karna – publish and be saved. As you say, Dan, only “Charity, clarity and truth” will put things right. Only then the right thing will not simply be done but also seen to be done. That is the nature of justice. Mercy has already been shown. Now is the time for justice.

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  16. Lance. T Redden says:

    I posted on this thread….its not showing up…i hope i havent offended anyone…i apologize if i have….

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  17. Bob says:

    Last week I was in Colorado north of Denver for my aunt Jean’s funeral and it was a good time as often family members who are busy and spread out tend to not see each other much and in addition I stayed with my cousin and her husband who are serious Christians so I thank you for your prayers. As I was east of the front range I was able to gaze on God’s beauty including seeing Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak off in the distance for a few days and as I love the mountains I enjoyed the view. I must admit I did feel a bit of sadness remembering what Charlie had said about Meeker and the mixed feelings most of us had about a painful storm and a hoped for deliverance. But following Charlie’s misses and the Archdiocese of Denver’s requests I am bound by obedience like the rest of us to focus on the more “ordinary” promises of God and the less clear time frame of the promises of God’s intervention and of Mary’s Triumph. So let us continue to hope and to encourage each other to trust that God still has a plan, even though the outline is a bit less clear than we had recently thought it was. And however redemption happens we are still in troubled times and we still need God very much!

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  18. radiclaudio says:

    Hello dear Beckita.

    Your doing well navigating in these difficult times with humility, grace, quiet confidence, and humor. It can take a little while to be running smoothly – you are there, or nearly so. Keep up the great work.

    May God bless you, your team, Charlie, and us all here with deep profound love, humility, and patience.

    With love and affection.

    Rich

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  19. Bob says:

    Due to the confusion with the Archdiocese of Denver, and there are good people there, perhaps we should refer to a hoped for Triumph as something other than rescue, perhaps”God’s intervention” or some other term for now, as “rescue” was the term Charlie used most often, unless, of course God allows a collapse in which rescue again becomes a clearly understood and hoped for outcome.

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    • Beckita says:

      Bob, I appreciate the respectful way you present this line of thinking and it is important to honor the caution exhorted by the Archdiocese. As I mentioned to Christene this morning, there surely is a delicate balance that we must strike. In my mind, there are many factors to consider. What I will take up Janet’s idea and write some clear guidelines for us but I’ll need a few days to think it all through as thoroughly as I can. Thanks for your input, Bob.

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  20. Richard Guillemette says:

    this is alarming to say the least…

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  21. Christene says:

    I am not going to say a word. I will just let this article speak for itself, but what is the word we keep coming back to??
    Ahhhh yes…….unprecedented.

    “Now, in a three minute video address to fellow Democrats, the former Secretary of State says she is going to keep the fight going with the help of former President Barrack Obama and his wife Michelle, who incidentally, recently started their own organization aimed at marginalizing the new Trump administration.”
    “As we reported earlier this week, tens of millions of dollars are actively being funneled into so called non-profit organizations who are involved in a variety of activities that include direct attacks on the alternative media which tanked Hillary’s Presidential run, infiltration of the Trump White House, and instigation of purported “grass roots” movements through the use of paid agitators like the anonymous provocateurs we recently saw at protests in Berkeley, California.
    Make no mistake, Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2020 and the video you just watched is the opening salvo in a conflict that is designed to divide and conquer the American people.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-25/hillary-clinton-calls-resistance-we-need-stay-engaged-ill-be-you-every-step-way

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    • Beckita says:

      As I continue to read reports such as this, I am grateful that so many have joined in the Nineveh90 effort, however they choose to shape their day with prayer and mortification. Fr. Heilman reports that the website overloaded three times last week. That’s good news! It’s never too late to join in a daily Rosary for our country and our world as forces continue to drive the “divide and conquer” agenda. I continue to believe Pope St. John Paull II was prophetic in his remarks made when he visited our country, in 1976, as Cardinal Wojtyla:
      “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.

      “We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.”

      – Bicentennial talk given in the United States by the future St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Kraków, Poland

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  22. Amy H. says:

    Actually, Beckita, the Archdiocese made a grammatical mistake that led them into their own misunderstanding. “The messages which have been fully approved by the Church,” is a restrictive clause and can *only* refer to messages which have, in fact, been approved by the Church–hence what you intended with Fatima, etc. If you had used a comma (“The messages, which have been fully approved by the Church,” it would have been a nonrestrictive clause that could have been interpreted in the way the Archdiocese took it. So, the error was theirs; your writing was perfectly correct.

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