Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

*UPDATE*

Hello everyone, this is Charlie Jr. (Chaz). I apologize for not getting the podcast out today. I had some unexpected schedule conflicts which threw my dad and I out of sync. We look to have The first episode up by Sunday. We’re both helping with conferences/ retreats this weekend. Again, sorry for the misstep. We’re getting back to the next right step as soon as possible.

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As we continue in this Storm of storms, the waves of chaos become ever the more turbulent, for the winds pelt rains of confusion all around, while even our Barque of Peter has been inundated with waters bearing danger. Faith tells us Christ is near, as close as the Holy Spirit breathing in us, for the Indwelling of the Trinity is deep within the silence of our hearts – never, not even for a moment, are we forgotten. Still, it IS rough-going and we are tempted to fear, anxiety, and, perhaps, despair. Many readers have expressed their angst and dismay at the state of affairs while we teeter on the abyss of potentially world-shattering events.

In the midst of what is, I’m so excited to announce a new way of building us up which will surely hearten, calm, encourage and delight us. Charlie’s son, Chaz, is hosting a new show, The Next Right Podcast, featuring his constant, special guest: his dad, Charlie. I’m confident that as we listen to the conversations of this father-son duo, Christ’s Light will beam in the current darkness via these podcasts. Chaz has chosen audio as the means of production, thinking to provide a wide range of possibilities for us to listen in, whenever it’s convenient for each one – such as, while driving to your job, cleaning, working out or whenever else you choose to listen. Once the first show is completed, I’ll fill you in on how to access the conversation.

We’re all invited to be a part of this dynamic way of moving forward in solidarity, as we live the core message of TNRS, in these days fraught with so many unknowns.  The process of preparing for the shows will involve gathering questions from you, the readers. What are the heart cries, ponderings and issues you would like Charlie to speak to? As ever, questions must refrain from prying into prophetic details. (You knew that was coming, didn’t you? 🙂 ) From the pool of your questions, each week, five will be selected for the show. When people ask similar questions, I’ll choose one that is representative of a recurring topic. In other words, your own wording may not be exactly expressed in the phrasing of the question, but if it’s a common theme or something similar to it, it will emerge in the questioning.

You know, in any new endeavor, there will be bumps and glitches to smooth out. As a retired educator, to me, this is the fun part: adaptation. Besides, sometimes mistakes turn out to be something beautiful.

The goal is to release the first podcast on Friday, August 4th, and the comments are now open for your questions. Ask away, Friends!

 

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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408 Responses to Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

  1. Mack says:

    I’d like to inform you that a commenter at Mystics of the Church posted an old article about Charlie (from 1990) which I believe is part of the libel committed against him then. I posted the information about the libel settlement Charlie received, which is on the internet archive. Here is the info. If people don’t believe Charlie, that’s fine, but to post libelous things is another issue. Let’s pray for them.

    Johnston gets settlement

    An insurance company
    representing Lakeland
    Newspapers has made an
    out-of-court settlement in-
    volving a libel suit brought
    by a 1989 candidate for the
    Lake County Board.

    Charles Johnston of
    Round Lake Beach has re-
    ceived a negotiated $22,500
    settlement from Fireman’s
    Fund Insurance Co.

    The agreement was negotiated between lawyers for
    the insurance company and
    Johnston’s attorney, Atty.
    Rudy Magna of Gurnee.

    https://archive.org/stream/AntiochNews11151991/1991-11-15_djvu.txt

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    • SteveBC says:

      Thank you, Mack. For those who click through, the short article is about 1/4 of the way down the page. You can do a search in your browser on that page for “Johnston” and go right to it.

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  2. ValiantWoman says:

    Well, this is some good news, I think.

    Louise

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  3. ValiantWoman says:

    Some Catholics believe that the Storm is punishment for our sins. Is this true?

    Also, apart from individually taking TNRS, is there something we, the whole Church, are meant to be doing as a people?

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    • Charlie & Beckita & Chas – Valiant Woman’s question would be mine also. My Dear Husband keeps saying, “first by flood then by fire,” as we make plans to survive a week of over 100 degree heat.(Yes, we have a/c & a generator if power goes out.) Years ago when I first arrived here in Oregon, twice a summer (June & August) there would be some hot days, maybe approaching 100, but never like this is in the 35+ years that I’ve lived here. Not in Western Oregon, anyway.
      And so, to repeat the question – are the weather extremes, earthquake, tsunami, wildfires – are they being allowed by God as judgement for our sins, our sins, our most grievous sins? And the other signs of Storm also: national unrest & division in the Church.

      Thank-you so much for considering this question.

      Ongoing prayers for all here (5,299 followers).

      God bless, katey in OR

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  4. (SteveBC, I think my comment shot into the cosmos, so please disregard this if it’s a duplicate)

    I’ll be honest. There’s that part of me that thought, “good grief, are we going to keep chatting in the hallway, or head through the door and up the mountain.” (‘course you would need to know that I’m referencing a picture put up a long time ago… for starters).

    Later, I came across an email from a buddy that asked, “Do you have what it takes to climb Everest?” There was a catch. The challenge is to take place at Stratton Mountain (which is significantly shorter than Everest). Those up for the challenge would just have to ascend the mountain to the top, take the gondola back to the bottom, then repeat 16 more times.

    I can just imagine the scene. That mountain… all the different people from different walks of life. Maybe there’s a little old lady walking her dog in the pasture below. Beautiful. Wonder what a person looks like actually making that peak for the 17th and final time? Beautiful.
    No doubt that gentle breeze blowing up and down the mountain whispers, “be patient with everyone.” It’s all beautiful.

    I learned (or at least observed) a little something about patience chatting with some old, traditional Navajos. I say “chatting,” but that’s really not it in the sense we know it. There’s no quick back and forth in that situation. You say (or ask) something, and then the long wait. Not because they didn’t hear, but because aside from listening keenly, they want to make absolutely sure that you’re done saying all you have to say before they finally respond. Took a little time for me to not only get in that rhythm, but to actually appreciate it.

    Some folks are in a rush. Some aren’t. Be patient with everyone.

    Yes, time is short, but time is relative. Under trial and scourge, as many of us can attest, a moment seems like an hour, an hour a day, a day an eternity… When we have joy it seems like the opposite might be true, but we know that true joy is in the now. Humbly and simply in the now.

    Holy Scripture… another beautiful thing. Of course it’s all in there, but it can seem like scaling that peak 17 times, or trying to get ourselves to slow down… not overly desirous of instant or easy answers. ‘Course we know this to be considerably easier, or at least more peaceful, when we approach The Word humbly and simply (i.e. – with an upright spirit).

    Might seem like it takes brass to attempt to scale that peak 17 times, but I think it takes an equal amount of brass to walk the meadow below and be at peace. It’s all beautiful.

    Old world, new world… we’re in the world for a span regardless. No need to be of it though.

    God Bless all in your own particular Faith treks, wherever you find yourself.
    MP

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    • SteveBC says:

      Well, MP, I haven’t seen this elsewhere, but maybe Beckita took care of the first one. Obviously, I’m good with this one. 🙂

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      • Aw, Doug and I will retrieve it later on the little red wagon tour of the cosmos. ‘Course we’ll chuckle at my ‘thinking out loud’ then if it’s still floating around. Just wanted to be clear that I was throwing in to the general discussion with some thoughts, not responding to one of your comments specifically.

        I will share something with you that prompted those thoughts. Out running this morning on the usual course at about the first turn. Passed a little old lady walking her dog. She smiled. Way down course (we’re talking about 3 miles) on the fourth turn… there she was again with the dog. I nearly jumped out of my skin. Not possible. She smiled again… and winked! True story.

        Defies logic. Or, I’m not getting enough sleep.

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        • Beckita says:

          Haha! I thought I heard some extra loud snoring, last night, drifting in the winds blowing north from the southern desert country.

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          • That snoring likely drifted gently northward from my beloved wife (who sleeps like a baby whilst I often ponder into the wee hours). ‘Course, she might have a different story, and I can’t say precisely what I’m up to once I’m out. Not a mystery worth pondering, but a mystery nonetheless. Still, I find it heartening that not even that mundane detail escapes God’s attention. Tonight I’ll send some prayers towards Big Sky country. I might even work a little singin’ in too.

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks so very much for the prayers, MP. Would love to hear that singing as I expect you’d be praising The One Who created your lovely hiking trails as you sing. God bless you and yours and all here.

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        • Doug says:

          Maybe an angel. I have talked with Charlie about a similar type of experience and he said it was probably an angel in my case. After he said that, it clicked for me. Blessings!

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          • Annie W. says:

            You know, Doug, I have pndered that very thing. Years ago I was doing my long walk to Mass and I encountered this youngish man, all in white, with a backpack. I thought maybe he was a homeless guy, but he looked clean and presentable. We both said good morning and went on our way. At church as I knelt praying I thought of him and felt like crying, for no reason at all. (But I do cry when I feel God’s awesome love!) Then some years later, we had moved to another part of the city and I drove to church one morning and there was the same man, same clothing, walking on the side of the road!! I wondered again if he could be an angel!

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          • Doug says:

            Could very well be Annie. Charlie says that angels usually like to help us, but remain anonymous.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            I remember that and believe it Doug, I believe MP and Annie also saw Angels… 🕊😇 I like how, as Charlie said, that Angels often appear in way that doesn’t frighten us and that we are most comfortable with… and I think with all that is happening and coming, this will happen to more people. Just wonderful! 💟

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          • Doug says:

            Yes Snowy. So true! God knows what we need and at just the right time!

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          MP…. does lack of sleep usually cause you to see old women with dogs? Interesting 😉 I don’t think so…. lol.

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          • Nope. Eating too much cheese right before bed can cause a fella to see things though. At least that was my experience once when I was somewhere between sleep and wakefulness. 🙂

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            “You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”
            ~ Dickens. 😅

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    • Bob says:

      Everest in the “death zone” where the air is too thin and our bodies are slowly breaking down and the time there is limited and cold as heck is a totally different thing than a doing a low altitude mountain relatively many times. . Reading about some non prepared attempts is sad reading. I hope that was a joke MP.

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      • No, I’m not joking, Bob, just relaying the message of an email I received and some musings it prompted. Sure, Everest is not to be trifled with or approached lightly. A group of us have been planning a spring trip for years, but I have no allusions about getting much further than the south side base camp. I think you missed my point, ‘course there’s nothing wrong with that. I know full well that that my thoughts are not everyone’s cup of tea.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Hey, MP, I just found that errant email. It had ended up being classified as spam for some reason. Normally I would lift it out of there and approve it, but instead I will un-spam it and put it in the trash instead. Mystery solved. 🙂

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      • Darn it. Landing in the spam folder doesn’t sound nearly as sensational as shooting out into the cosmos. Now I’ll have to imagine the trash can as a little black hole. You know I love a good mystery.

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        • Beckita says:

          There’s that word, mystery, again. Amen.

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          • Yes. When I see an improbable cluster like that (improbable because different folks around the globe are using it at the same time, totally unaware that others are using it at the same time), and it’s a significant cluster… well, I would say that’s thematically meaningful, wouldn’t you?

            Mystery.

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          • Beckita says:

            Sure is, MP. I have an intuition we’ll be spending eternity musing on Mystery… the greatest being the Mystery of receiving Jesus in His Eucharistic Presence. As St. Augustine says:
            “If you, therefore, are Christ’s body and members, it is your own mystery that is placed on the Lord’s table! It is your own mystery that you are receiving! You are saying ‘Amen’ to what you are: your response is a personal signature, affirming your faith. When you hear ‘The body of Christ’, you reply ‘Amen.’ Be a member of Christ’s body, then, so that your “Amen” may ring true!”
            — St. Augustine, Sermon 272

            Holy Shivers, every time.

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  5. Bob from Dearborn, MI says:

    I just love the book “Trial, Tribulation and Triumph: Before, During and After Antichrist” by Desmond Birch ! It gives a great background to understanding what many saints have said throughout the ages. This book enhances what we already know from Scripture, and other better known prophetic messages, and adds Church approved messages from the beginning to now which many like me do not know! If Charlie could recommend in the podcast, books like this which he thinks would be good for us to read, and why they are good, I would appreciate it!

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    • Cindy Baca says:

      I read that book, many years ago, after seeing on EWTN, lent the book out, she has not yet returned it, so according to Desmond Birch, these little troubles, the world is going thru, smile everyone, cuz in 400 years, when St. Paul and Eliza return, according to him that is the end of the world. Good Book to read everyone, if you have not read it. So be glad, you are in this space of time God, put you here for a reason, rejoice and be glad. Go visit the Blessed Sacrament and Thank God, for the good, the bad, and the ugly in your life.
      Have a Blessed Day Everyone, ya’ll in my rosary
      Cindy

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    • Alan Frank says:

      Charlie and Desmond attend the same parish.

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  6. Phillip Frank says:

    Prayer request for my good friend Stuart.
    Diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer metastasized to the bones and in his lymph system. Considered incurable and untreatable.
    He is 56 years old.
    Thank you.

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  7. calamity jane says:

    Whew……my head is spinning………so many details of so many thoughts. Not sure what Charlie would have to add to our current muddle. He is obviously a smart and interesting guy – but – there are many many others, some of whom Beckita has posted, who are clearer and more direct. ( I have often wondered why there is so little mention of Medjugorje here. How come no one has remarked on Spirit Daily’s various articles on prophecy and current events…….) There is a tsunami of information out there, both Catholic and Protestant. Clearly God is moving. Personally speaking I have placed my trust with Medjugorje – Mary has faithfully guided us for an unprecedented amount of time and spoken with such love. This glut of information, opinions and various events and the resulting confusion is suffocating. Silence, quiet and prayer…….a refuge from the sin and madness we live with daily. We are meant for this time. God put us here – will He not fulfill His will? May He be glorified by us all. Dear friends thank you for all your heartfelt sharing of your trials. I pray for us all.

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  8. Anne says:

    Someone said yesterday….. So many talk in riddles…. So many play games that simple reflect all the riddles!!
    So as in my old high school English book text says……. Let’s call a spade a spade.
    The world is so full of confusion… Opinions….. Bla blaa blaa.
    I just want the Truth! I do not want to have try to figure out the words.
    So I just Charlie to be simple and straight because I am weary of the worlds riddles and games.
    Weary!!!

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  9. thankful4mercy says:

    So my question is, when we are cast into deep storms in our lives does God allow these things to show us how much He deeply loves us, in the midst of our mess and that when we are broken, He loves to come and pour out his love right there? As only He can, in direct contradiction to how we sometimes act, loving those who are “worthy,” “presentable,” etc.? And then, when we have bottomed out and been broken to the point of being able to reach our arms up only to Him with nothing left, He loves to build us up, so we can truly learn how to understand , love, and build up others in their mess? So without this pain in our lives, reaching out to others is only self-righteous pity, but after going through similar things, we can truly bring them honest compassionate, non-self-righteous love?

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  10. Joe Crozier says:

    These are just a few thoughts from the land down under:
    Sister Lucia tells us that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart is a process that began on the day St Pope John Paul II was shot. On TNRS it is suggested that The Rescue is a process. One of Charlie’s article ends with reference to the 100th anniversary of Fatima. The miracle of the sun was witnessed by 70,000 and witnessed to the world. Charlies angel said he must not say that October is to be the month of The Rescue. But the angel did not say that information was wrong. Jesus told Sister Lucia how important it was to him that His Mother be seen to be the one whose love Triumphed in the battle between good and evil. In Akita Mary said that She alone was able to still save us from the calamities that approach. In Akita Mary also assured us that those who placed their trust in Her would be saved. Perhaps Charlie’s angel saw the revelation of October as the month of Rescue as detracting in some small way from the full credit that is due to Mary alone. With regard to Her Triumph and the part She has been given in God’s plan: Mary has taken the better part and it will not be taken from Her. No news of Rescue should displace or detract from the role given to Mary in the Salvation wrought by Jesus. It’s all for Mary and all for Jesus in through and with their Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. Perhaps Charlie’s angel was ensuring that the good effect of drama and surprise and of mystery should be fully preserved from encroachment by any human contribution even if it was revealed by an angel. A favourite book of Pope Francis is refers to The God of Surprises. Pope Frances also proclaimed that mystery needs no publicity. It should be left to unfold in its own way in its own time. As Mary’s mantle unfolds more and more room is made for those who seek Her shelter. Mary is Mystery as well as Mother. All good mothers are mystery. (I bet yours told you she had eyes in the back of her head) The time and matter of true mystery belongs to mystery alone. As it is revealed more and more so our faith in it grows. This is the way of love. Good things come to those who wait and in all things God works for the good. I believe in the Events of Garabandal because they are revealed from the mouth of Mystery and because this source is confirmed by great saints. Padre Pio said the conversations of the seers with Mary would be believed but late – there is that word ‘late’ again relaing to faith, rescue and triumph – it seems that in mystery we are pushed to the wire because it is only at the finishing line can we see what lies ahead and share in the victory. (A great example of this is seen in Marathon races where competitors forfeit their time to help others over the line.) From one of those conversations with Mary it was revealed that a further apparition of Mary would not play a part and Mary herself said in Garabandal at the closing of her visitations She would not appear again there. Thankfully, like Jesus, Mary is not limited by time or space and as St Maximillian Kolbe said -“never worry about how much you live Mary – it can never be as much as Jesus loved Her.”

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    • Beckita says:

      Joe, you have really nailed a concept which has constantly come up in my own contemplation. These events we await are mysteries to be discovered as we live through these days of God’s Plan unfolding. There is so much said about the difficulties we are encountering but I continue to think, something like: “Aha! These challenges mean we are ever the closer to the Triumph of Our Mother’s Heart.” I’ve never read The God of Surprises but I LOVE the title. For me, acknowledging God’s mysteries and surprises keeps the Flame of Faith and Hope burning in my heart while the darkness becomes darker.

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    • Karen says:

      With you 100 per cent Joe. I think I can just remember back to those days with my siblings all gathered on one bed after lights out in the days leading up to Christmas. There was excitement galore, whisperings, trying to keep our glee under wraps and lots of comments beginning with “I wonder……” . Then the great day arrived. Those days of wondrous anticipation and expectation were childishly innocent. Even though there are tough times ahead there is still the trusting air of expectancy as we take each day and indeed, step, at a time. We can relish these days by giving all our thanks for each of them – not one of us is guaranteed to be here at the time of ‘the Rescue’, however close it is.

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    • Doug says:

      I love a good mystery. It keeps me in awe. I used to dissect the bible (not necessarily bad) and after a while, it did not seem so edifying. I had to take a step back and see it as the beautiful love letter that God has given us. I liken it to this. You can take a beautiful flower, disect it and take it all a part. It is still a flower, but then it is a pile of mush. Now, you can leave the flower alone and look at it from a distance and just admire its beauty and marvel about the mystery of it. Often, as intriguing as they are, I prefer to not know the details of prophesy for this reason. It gives hope a chance. However, if God endeavors for some reason for me to know something, then I trust his good will that there is a reason. What wonderful faith filled people here!

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  11. Joe Crozier says:

    I got that quote from Pope Francis wrong – it should be “Mystery does not SEEK publicity. ” that makes more sense. I knew I had wrong word.

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  12. CrewDog says:

    The below is a New York Times article by their Rome Bureau Chief, Jason Horowitz. The NYT, WashPost and the entire Global Elite have a problem with Traditional Christians and Traditional USA supporters of The Constitution/Bill of Rights. Thus we Traditionalists have in the past/present been/are labeled “Religion & Gun Clingers”, “Basket of Deplorables” or “Hard-Line” Christians … Hard-Line in the Liberal Mind meaning Pro-God in the Public Square, Pro-Life, Pro-Man/Woman Marriage and adherence to the core beliefs of our Religion. Pope Francis and Friends continue their confusing and inexplicable “Program” of division and siding with the likes and agenda of the NYT/Ilk. The NYT/Ilk, is apparently supporting the Pope and his “Program” … Oh! … it will only be support until The Church is damaged and divided to the point where the NYT/Ilk can attempt to destroy, piecemeal, what’s left!
    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is an ancient proverb. I could also infer that “The friend of my enemy is my enemy” ;-(

    “A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics”

    I would suggest that the folks at NewsBusters have Horowitz’s measure:

    https://www.newsbusters.org/people-organizations/jason-horowitz

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  13. Phillip Frank says:

    I guess the “mystery of iniquity” is upon us.
    The mystery is how the weeds interact with the wheat, but somehow the wheat manages to survive dispite the overwhelming might of weeds!
    Plants have a defence mechanism called phototoxin. With this, each species repels, to some extent, other plants trying to grow too close to it and choke it out. ( This is how penicillin, a mold, kills bacteria, also a plant). Weeds are especially adept at “chocking out” other plants thus the term “weed” which in retrospect means “undesirable interloper” using up valuable space, resources and even supplanting that which is desirable.
    Interestingly, in a balance ecosystem, weeds do not occur. They are mostly found in disturbed habitats where the natural balance has been disturbed.
    Since nature patterns heavenly nature in many ways, the lesson for us is to keep an appropriate spiritual balance within us.
    Making a habit of a virtuous life is like what occurres in nature in a balanced ecosystem or “habit-at”. As long as the system remains undisturbed, has proper rain, weather patterns and no fire or disease, it will continue in proper order.
    A “disease” (dis-ease; lack-of-ease), is a contamination of the organism by a systemic, epidermal or external infestation brought about by stress (sometimes internal), contact or injury.
    If we view these same factors in a spiritual light, we see a most similar pattern.
    People get sick through injury (avoid the occasion of sin), through stress (sufficient for today is the evil therein), or contact (if your eye causes you to sin pluck it out).
    The mystery of a holy life is to remain in our “natural order” and to “bloom where we are planted” avoiding those “stresses” which are none of our business but accepting those “weeds” with love and using the phototoxin of supernatural grace to keep the weeds from “supplanting us.

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    • Beckita says:

      Amen, Phil. Nice analogy. I was going to ask you if you’ve been weeding your garden but, instead, I started giggling at the memory of you asking me – when I was commenting during our snowy days – what a berm was. Fell for it hook, line and sinker. Now I’m uncomfortable because the temps have been in the mid and upper 90’s and we’ve had smoky air from the fires all around us with fine ash collecting on cars.

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    • Doug says:

      Nice Phillip! Good analogy.

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  14. StClare says:

    I’ve always enjoyed Charlie’s political commentary and how it relates to our lives as Christians.
    John

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  15. Beckita says:

    Trivia Time: Turns out Biscuit(s) is an alternative cuss word.

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  16. Maggie May says:

    Would Charlie avoid flying on Aug 21 during the total eclipse?

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  17. CrewDog says:

    The below was one of the AM articles in my inbox from MILINET (Military Blog). This **** is not going away and somebody BIG has decided to push this name calling campaign. These Alinski Tactics to smear, intimidate and silence The Opposition. The Lavender Liberals in The Church and USA/EU political parties are frantic. They know, somehow, that the tide is turning and their time is short ….. that makes them very, very dangerous!! Keep your eyes/ears open and your powder dry …. still lots of time for…SHTF 2017 😦

    “Pope Francis allies blast ultraconservative US Catholics”
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5530871184001/?#sp=show-clips

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  18. So many wonderful comments! Also, my prayers offered for all on here who have requested prayers for loved ones or themselves. I have just one question which may be silly, or might have already been answered in the comments, but where will we find, listen to, The Next Right Podcast? Will it appear on this site or stand alone somewhere?

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  19. Rosalie Dancause says:

    Beckita, have you seen this?

    http://catholicexchange.com/life-feels-like-raging-storm

    On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 2:08 PM, The Next Right Step wrote:

    > Beckita posted: ” As we continue in this Storm of storms, the waves of > chaos become ever the more turbulent, for the winds pelt rains of confusion > all around, while even our Barque of Peter has been inundated with waters > bearing danger. Faith tells us Christ is near, a” >

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  20. CrewDog says:

    Al Gore: ‘Because of Pope Francis, I Really Could Become a Catholic’
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern…ope-francis-i-really-could-become-a-catholic/
    HullyGee!! If Al Gore thinks that … then … Hmmm … I Really Could/Should Become the Proud Owner of More Beans-n-Bullets 😉

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  21. CrewDog says:

    “Planned Parenthood: Teach your preschoolers “their genitals don’t determine their gender”
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/04/planned-parenthood-wants-to-preschoolers-to-know-gender-and-sex-arent-same.html

    From the same people who spend every waking moment furthering infanticide, lobbying for Fed/State $$$, paying-off corrupt politicians with same Fed/State $$$ and selling baby parts. Like most Unions, it’s just another $$$ laundering scheme of the Democrat Party. A Party, now, that is nothing but an amalgam of the Lunatic Fringe, Illegals, Welfare Slaves and the Abortion/Union Lobbies. The only explanation is Satanic!!

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  22. CrewDog says:

    HullyGee!!! …. and I thought the Democrat Party was a “Big Tent” Party?
    It still astounds me that the USA, in 50 years, has gone from a Nation of Laws and Judeo-Christian Principles to a literal Freak-n-Horror Show ………… and the citizenry Yawns and goes to the Mall.
    ;-(

    “NARAL and Planned Parenthood: ‘Progressives’ Must be Pro-Abortion”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/theresa-smith/naral-and-planned-parenthood-progressives-must-be-pro-abortion

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  23. I don’t have any questions, since I’ve always found the ‘hope and encouragement’ part sufficient as far as this group goes.

    Adventure… mystery… these are simple words for me to say but encompass meanings beyond my reckoning. Our Mother’s Immaculate Heart will triumph. I’ve always loved the sound of that –– and believe it –– but I have no idea how or when this comes about. I suspect it has something to do with what Our Mother wants for us, and what She is asking from us… and that we eventually fully participate instead of simply getting bailed out.

    I’m convinced that there are no easy answers at this point. Humanity didn’t drop here all at once. We got here by degrees and will rise by degrees with God’s Grace. Also, I agree with many that a tremendous amount of patience will be exacted from us, among other things.

    Joe Crow shared quite a bit and posed quite a few questions in this thread. Thanks for that, Joe.
    Sometimes I have to take my time with those comments to think that I’m fully grasping the spirit of the words, rather than just the letter. Same could be said for the comments from everyone else.

    Somewhere in there I was sharing something about chatting with the old Navajos. Yes, I suppose it had a point. Frankly, I don’t think it does Joe any justice to come back too quickly for the sake of clarity. For starters, I think he’s right to a large degree.

    There’s the elephant in the room. Let’s just acknowledge it again: alleged prophecies that did not come to pass. I say “alleged,” because unless the Church tells me otherwise, or unless I find myself in Heaven where I know I’ll find the truth, then any private revelation that is not approved by the Church is alleged in my book. Of course folks are free to believe or disbelieve what they want.

    Also, I’m with Joe on these sentiments: some pretty complex things have been whittled down to words like “rescue,” with some very ambiguous explanations of what that consists of. Not that I’m looking for an explanation, but there it is.

    I don’t despise prophecy, I’m just not focused on it to a meaningful degree in my Faith walk. Keep what’s good, ditch the rest.

    I don’t have the slightest concern with folks finding comfort discussing current topics and how this relates to helping each other grow in our Faith. I do have a problem with it getting out of balance to the detriment of some.

    Maybe I do have one question in general: since we’re dealing with alleged private revelation coming from Heaven, why do some insist on discussing/referencing it as if it were fact? In my opinion, this is not helpful.

    One time Charlie told me that I have to get off the trail from time to time, and share some thoughts from the den. Well, there you go. I often have to consider whether I’m getting out of balance by spending too much time outdoors. Actually, I did the math and the answer would seem to be no. Then again, there are no easy answers. I’ll just have to keep pondering.

    God Bless,
    MP

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful reflection, MP.

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    • Doug says:

      The mystery of it all keeps it exciting. I wonder if there will be mystery in heaven. I hope so. Will we really know all the truth? Will it matter? Red wagon, here I come…….

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      • Beckita says:

        We’ll never plumb the depths of God’s mysteries, Dear Doug. We’ll always be finite while never knowing the full Mind of God. No worries. We’ll have eternity to contemplate the never-ending depth of the mysteries. No more tears. No more suffering. Just unlimited hot fudge sundae consumption with time to wander the trails of heaven, contemplating unceasingly, in heavenly bliss.

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      • katherine says:

        We have been given a special power of the intellect with which to attempt to comprehend God . . . the imagination. We are limited, but our imagination is a power that is kind of infinite . . . I like to think that our imaginations as well the rest of the faculties of our intellect will be ignited throughout eternity somehow as we are in direct contact with God. I think C.S. Lewis had the idea of Heaven right . . . In his last book when Narnia comes to an end and everyone has been taken to heaven, the children think that something has been lost . . . but the cry “Further up and further in!” rouses them to keep traveling, and they discover that as they go on, more is opened up. I think of Heaven less like an eternal tea-time with angels, where we all just sit around and say “Yup, I know about that. Yup, that too. Do you love God? Yeah, me too.”, I think it’s going to be an exhilarating adventure of discovery somehow. It’s easy to picture souls floating around in a sunset colored cloud of unknowing encompassed by God . . .delving into mysteries and meeting cool saints and whatnot, but, want a real mind bender? What will everything be like when we get our bodies back? Saint Thomas thought it stood to reason that there will be a material space again for our bodies to inhabit at the end of time. What might that be like? Who knows, maybe some other possibility awaits. Oh I can’t wait. We were made for God, He is our Final End, He knows exactly how to take care of us. Well, I have to go grill some hamburgers.

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  24. CrewDog says:

    The “Usual Suspects” in the Global Left Media and Democrat Party are gonna go after this Guy for daring to NOT bend his knee to their Pervert Agenda. There will calls for his resignation and/or ouster! I suggest we pray for him and all of our leaders of Faith & Good Will!!

    Military Archbishop Defends Trump Ban on Transgender Soldiers

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern…ishop-defends-trump-ban-transgender-soldiers/

    [[SteveBC URL edit 170806:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/05/military-archbishop-defends-trump-ban-transgender-soldiers/
    CrewDog, I think this was the full URL you meant to put in. If not, comment again with the right one fully available, no “…” in it.]]

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

    PS: I wonder what we will hear from PF’s Vatican Media and Friends on this. They seem overly interested in stickin’ their noses in USA business …. whilst during 8 years of Obama’s Reign they were deafeningly silent about his Pro-Abortion/Perversion Agenda and attacks on Religion Clingers (Traditionalists).

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  25. CrewDog says:

    More Watchman On The Wall Stuff:
    I believe that a huge “un-masking” is going on in regards to the criminality of the Democrat Party USA, Obama Regime and Deep State Never Trumpers. Get a load of what’s unraveling this weekend … none of which will been seen on ABCNNBCBS -PBS/BBC/NYT/WashPo & Ilk. There are evil, dangerous & powerful “Entities” involved here …. “Entities” that hate the Light of Day ….
    “Entities” that will “do whatever it takes” to protect themselves!
    If you ain’t ready … Time is short to get there!!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

    https://aclj.org/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  26. Joe Crozier says:

    I was born at 1.2o am in St Francis Maternity home Govan Glasgow. The celebration of my Kiwi birthday is drawing to a close.

    During this time I was drawn to consider the birth of sin when Adam and Eve were led into a temptation from whose consequences they were not spared. And as St Paul tells us, sin gives birth to death. At that point the human race began to die. Satan promised eternal life and proferred death on every human being. What a master stroke but essential in that it be allowed so that the True Saving Power of God’s Goodness may be made known.

    All this made me think how cunning is Satan. Not only does he lie, he conceals his lies behind and beneath layers and layers of other lies, some so close to the truth that even the elect are in danger of being deceived. For instance he silently placed the suggestion into the mind of Adam and Eve that God was short changing them, that the option of the tree of life was not his best offer, that God was holding back on something that was rightfully theirs, something that they were perfectly capable of handling.

    The author of lies was telling Adam and Eve that God had lied to them. He did not even have to say it – just plant the seed of doubt. And thus he destroyed their faith. Here we have a prime example of the unforgiveable sin – blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Satan was presenting himself as knowing and being better than God and attributing to himself and his works the goodness of God.

    They fell for his lies hook, line and sinker. By giving into the temptation Adam and Eve cooperated with this sin albeit with limited knowledge and understanding but by their reaction of shame it was plain they knew they had sinned. Thank God for our sense of sin. It preserves our saveability.

    I can imagine St Michael writhing in fustration as he witnessed the fall, unable to intervene until free will had played its part, pulling his hair out as Satan told them they could be like God – listen to his cry “Who is like God?” I can hear him screaming “No one is like God you idiots. Only God can be God.”

    In todays world we are told that “Knowledge is Power”. But as Jesus said to Pilate “You would have no power had it not been given from on high”. I almost feel sorry for our first parents. They lost everything because they placed their faith in nothing – in an empty promise. Just as well we are reminded at Easter in the renewal of our baptismal vows to reject Satan and all his empty promises. Thank God for His Angels and Saints on whose constant intercession we can rely for help. No wonder we need baptism. No wonder we need to be reborn: fresh and green are the pastures where he gives us repose.

    In my favourite village in the world, one of the seers was given the ability to see the soul of an unbaptised baby. She saw the stain of original sin on that baby’s soul and told the parents they must their baby baptised.

    Sin and its consequence are the subject matter of The Warning. We may be deeply disturbed – perhaps repulsed, horrified or even terrified – by what we are shown, but we are assured that we will recognize our education as a great act of mercy that will draw us closer to God. That has to be good.

    I thank God we don’t have to work out every detail of the work expected of us to cooperate with His saving grace. We pray and think on His passion and try to help our neighbour. We say the rosary and in these times in particular put our trust in Mary who assures us that those who place their trust in her will be saved.

    So many, including myself, feel that this period of time is drawing to a close and will end soon. Real soon, not cosmic soon. But time is a continuum and its seemless garment over our transition through the times will be seen and felt as the wounds of humanity are opened once again in the tearing away caused by Tribulation. Just as Christ’s seemless garment tore open his wounds covered by dried blood.

    Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful meditation, Joe. Happy Birthday with bountiful blessings washing over you into this unfolding new year in your life!

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    • Doug says:

      Beautiful Joe!

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Happy birthday Joe! I will celebrate mine tomorrow. 🙂
      Many blessings to you and yours. ❤

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      Happy Birthday, Joe! 🎈

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    • It was a cool and starry night , and it had been many many years since their ancestors had disobeyed God and been kicked out of the Meadow, but it was a story that Joshua continued to tell his grandchildren. They would sit about him each evening and listen.

      He would tell them about the bread trees, fruit trees, and all the wonderful things to eat that grew in the Meadow of long ago. These didn’t need tending or weeding, or even harvesting. Whenever you got hungry, you just had to reach out and pluck something. The Meadow was filled with perfect food, and if it rained, which sometimes it did, the rain was like a warm shower, ever so delightful. It was truly perfect in the Meadow.

      “Everything was there for man and woman to live and prosper with God. They were able to walk with God and talk to Him all day, and as each day passed, they grew in Divine wisdom. They could actually see God and understand Him so clearly. They could even understand each other, and love each other completely, knowing how each compliments the other. ”

      “Why did they ever leave?” asked little Jacob, clearly upset. “Why didn’t they just obey God and we would all still be living there”.

      “Well,” continued Joshua, “the serpent Lucifer had come into the Meadow, and he was always looking for ways to tempt God’s man and woman. He wanted to make them turn from God, just as he had.

      Lucifer knew about the Fathers plan to send His Son to be born unto a woman, and become Man and King. He was determined that would not happen. He thought that if he could just turn these two to away from God, he certainly could stop it.”

      He decided to focus on the woman, because the man loved her, and he might follow her suggestion. After a long time, he finally thought of a way to do this, and he spoke to them;

      “you know, it’s really none of my business, and I’m sure you already know that your Divine Wisdom is nearly as great as God’s, my how you’ve grown, so I’m just wondering why you haven’t become gods yourselves yet? Are you waiting for something?”

      The couple just looked at each other, they had never thought anything like that before – what can the serpent be talking about. They were curious to know more.

      He then told them that there was only one thing keeping them from becoming gods. “You see, because your wisdom has grown so greatly, all you really need to do now is decide for yourselves just what is good, and what is Evil”

      “we have no knowledge of Good and Evil.” they both exclaimed together.

      “It’s quite simple really” Lucifer laughed. “just do something that God has said not to do, that’s it. then you’ll be gods, and you’ll know all about ‘good and evil”.

      “Maybe we should talk to God about this, if this is true, then why is has he not told us? Surely He would want the best for us.”

      “Yes, Yes, He would want you to complete your knowledge – it’s a test really, He can’t tell you to disobey His simple command, but once you do , He’ll know that you are capable of choosing for yourselves, and that you’re ready to become gods like Him. Why else would he tell you not to eat of this tree right in front of you, such an easy thing to do.”

      “Your right! that must be why he forbid it in the first place, why didn’t I think of that? It simply a test. Then we’ll be able to decide for ourselves what is good, and what is evil. ”

      “Here, if you want to increase your knowledge of good and evil, just take a bite out of this apple here. Hasn’t God forbidden that you eat of this “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?” He knows this will complete your Divine Wisdom, and that you would then be a god like Him. Here have a taste.”

      Without much hesitation, the woman took the apple from the tree, and quickly took a bite. “Delicious, I don’t feel any different, here dear you try too.” Seeing that the woman didn’t die right there, the man also took a small bite.

      The serpent slid silently away as they ate, his work was completed.

      At first there was no real difference, but they began to notice how everything was not as clear as it used to be. Everything became confused, One day Eve began to notice that Adam was staring at her, and Adam thought that Eve kept looking his way. Soon they were both certain that the other wouldn’t stop looking at them,

      “Stop looking at me, it’s not my fault, you took a bite too! you were just waiting for me to take a bite to see what would happen weren’t you” Eve scorned.

      “Well it’s you who won’t stop looking at me, stop it, I’m naked! I’ll sit over here, you just turn around and face that way!” but no matter how far apart they went in the Meadow, they couldn’t get away from each other’s gaze. “I know you’re looking at me!”

      “I’ll hide behind these leaves so he can’t see me. ” eve thought. Adam also found a branch of a tree to stop her gaze. They both carried these branches wherever they went in the Meadow, hiding from each other. Adam eventually found a way to tie them to his body, and Eve also found that this worked pretty well.

      They felt embarrassed and guilty. How could they have believed the serpent? Why did they disobey God. They certainly knew better than that, but there was no going back now.

      Their life became more and more complicated as they tried to understand Good and Evil. There was just too much for their brains to handle. They cried of sorrow for the first time, unable to contain the thoughts in their heads. They could now see that they were naked. They hid from God. They didn’t know which way to turn. They heard God calling them, and looked for a place to hide.

      God found them hidden in a cave, and called to them. They were shaking and afraid, and He knew what had happened. He knew that they had eaten of the tree of good and evil, and that their lives would never be simple again. He sighed, The man and woman could not bring themselves to look at Him.

      God took pity on them and quickly put a veil between himself and His creation so they would not die of shame. He then removed a large portion of Divine Knowledge from their minds to simplify and clarify their thoughts. He knew that they would never be able to hear Him clearly again, but did this to protect their minds. They could no longer understand His Divine Wisdom.

      He then assured them that He would no longer walk upon the Meadow, as they could no longer look upon him directly. But, because of their sin, their lives, and their children’s lives would be forever changed.

      “First off, all of the divine plants will soon perish because they can only exist in My presence. You will have to work for your food by planting and harvesting. There should be enough breadfruit lying about to get you thru the first harvest.”

      “Also, the rains will be cold and windy, so you’ll need to build a shelter of some kind. This is just the beginning there are a multitude of other difficulties you must endure, and teach your children to endure.”

      He hesitated a moment., then added “Your bodies will now suffer death, and severe pains in childbirth”.

      As he spoke, the cloud between themselves and their creator grew steadily. But before He was completely enveloped in the cloud, the Father promised several things to the couple.

      Their descendants would number as the stars, their children would populate the earth.

      There would be a new woman who will bear God’s own Son, and she will crush the head of the serpent with her heel.

      His Son will become the Son of Man, and open the Gates of Heaven for those who believe in Him.

      The serpent, who had been listening nearby, nearly fell out of his tree when he heard this. He had not stopped the Fathers plans for His Son. And what’s worse, he suspected that he somehow played a part in the Fathers plans. “Ahhhh! how cunning!!!!!!!”

      “I’ll just have to wait for that “new woman” and her Son now, and deal with Him when he comes.” schemed the serpent.

      After the Father had gone, the couple looked about them at the place where they lived. It was no longer a paradise, but a rough landscape. The Divine Bread trees lay on the ground with just a few remaining morsels. It was Desolate. There were rocks and rough plants, hot desert, and little shade.

      They had no idea how to begin this new life, but God had left them a bit of Divine Wisdom that they could still remember. They would use that to start a new life here. They would plant, harvest, tend sheep, and raise children as best they could. At least their heads seemed a little less cluttered now, but what was this ‘death’ that God spoke of?

      They built a little shelter, and slowly became at-ease with one another once again, The first man, and the first woman clung to earth other as they scraped out a life together. They had many children, and taught them what little they could remember of God’s Divine wisdom that they once had. But they also found that God had written of himself into each child’s heart, and that they could still talk to God, and he would listen, but it was harder to hear Him now.

      “That’s quite a story grand-pa!” said Jacob “Did the Son ever come down like He said?”

      “No son, He hasn’t come yet, we’re still waiting. But we know it will happen when the time is perfect.”

      “Papa, where do people go when they die?” asked Jacob, not sure he wanted to hear the answer.

      “They go to the waiting place – all go – waiting for judgment someday when God returns to the earth. There is much wailing and calling to God for the forgiveness and judgment, for Him to open the way to Heaven, which is closed until He comes.”
      Tom Z

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      • thankful4mercy says:

        Wow! This really hit me: “God took pity on them and quickly put a veil between himself and His creation so they would not die of shame. He then removed a large portion of Divine Knowledge from their minds to simplify and clarify their thoughts. He knew that they would never be able to hear Him clearly again, but did this to protect their minds.”

        This is good to be re-assured of this. It is so easy sometimes to think that he removed them from the garden because he was angry at them and that love was not the reason. Thank you, Tom for helping us see clearly that the veil was given to them because he is pure love!

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  27. thankful4mercy says:

    How does a person “like” posts. It seems like WordPress doesn’t want me to “like” anything, but to only reply. It doesn’t “like” my passwords either, but I like so many of the posts here!

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    • Beckita says:

      Hey Thankful4mercy! The guide for how to “like” comments can be found in the black nav bar at the top of the page under FAQs. But for your convenience, the link is here.

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      • thankful4mercy says:

        Thank you, Beckita!

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      • thankful4mercy says:

        Thank you, Beckita! I am not sure why but it lets me comment but not “like” anything. I am not very tech savvy and it doesn’t seem to recognize my email or password, in order to register in order to like anything. But I do appreciate your help very much and I like many things here. 🙂

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        • Beckita says:

          Let’s see if SteveBC might have some ideas for how you should proceed to reach your goal, Thankful.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Thankful, I’m not sure exactly what is going on for you with these problems. Let’s start at the beginning, just in case. We have two FAQs that could help you.

          Follow the instructions in this FAQ *first* and make sure you are able to set up a WordPress account and stay logged into that account forever.

          How to get a WordPress.com account

          I suspect that you do not yet have a WordPress.com account. If that is true, then you will want to pay particular attention to Step 2 in this first FAQ. If you do already have a WordPress.com account, then use Step 1’s link to get to a WP login page where you can log in, and when you do, make sure to check the box saying you want to stay logged in. Once you have a WP account *and* you are logged in, you should see a thin black ribbon across the top of your browser page when you are at the NRS website (you may need to reload your browser page to see it). At that time you should find that you can Like comments.

          If you find you cannot Like comments, then perhaps the following article will help you get preferences corrected.

          How to Like

          I’m hoping these steps will do the trick for you. If not, then I suggest getting someone you know who is a techie to sit down with you at your computer and go through everything with you to see if they can figure out what still needs to be fixed.

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          • thankful4mercy says:

            Hi SteveBC! I did get an account- yay! Thank you! For some reason though, when I go to the actual log-in page through wordpress, this is what I see. It doesn’t recognize Charlie’s site, although he clearly has one! I am not sure what is going on with me either, but at least now I have an account. Thank you for your patience!

            Here is what the page finds when I go to look up: “charliej373.wordpress.com:

            Follow Something New

            Follow charlie373.wordpress.com
            charlie373blog
            charlie373blog.wordpress.com

            Follow
            Charlie Chats
            I have to share the little things inside my head
            charlie373.wordpress.com

            Follow

            Like

          • Beckita says:

            Thankful, once you have set up an account, what you need to do next is found here. And for alternative ways to log into the site, look here. All this infor is in the black nav bar at the top of this page in: Books/PDFs/FAQs. Please, let us know if you’re still having issues.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Thankfulformercy, I think you’re fine. The sites listed after Follow Something New are alternate sites with addresses that look like Charlie’s website but are not his website. You should just ignore these sites.

            If you are always logged into your WordPress.com account, then when you go to Charlie’s website, you should see a narrow black banner going across the top of your browser window just above where it says in white letters “The Next Right Step” and above the picture of the cabin. If you do not see that black banner, then you are not logged into your WordPress.com account. Use the FAQ I gave you to log into your account and when you are on the login page, click the checkbox to tell it to always keep you logged in and then click the login button.

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  28. thankful4mercy says:

    What a great podcast. It was lots of fun listening with my son to Charlie and Charlie (Chaz). My son really enjoyed the honest, warm interaction between you two. Brought joy to us both! Thank you!

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  29. John Taylor says:

    “Rescue comes in late 2017” (stated in “I proclaim the Rescue”) – is there anything more you can tell us about what to look for in order to bolster hope? anything to point our children to – who have fallen away from the faith – that they might take notice and perhaps begin to believe again?

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    • Beckita says:

      Hi John. Charlie has conveyed in this first podcast that we need to focus on our next right steps, rather than the prophetic details. There has been some discussion of this in the comments under the podcast notice. Please start with this comment and read on down the thread. God bless you and all here.

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      • ktfjmt says:

        Thank you.

        I found this article useful as well: https://onepeterfive.com/quo-vadis/

        I am of the opinion that Mr Johnston is a true prophet and that his prophecy “Obama will not finish his term” will come to pass to authenticate his standing with Our Lord. The details are in God’s hands. Becoming Saints is the task before us.

        God bless
        Keep the Faith
        jmt

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        • Beckita says:

          Hi jmt. Great to have you with us commenting. I usually don’t link to LifeSiteNews and OnePeterFive because these sites have hosted writers who were part of the pouncing on Pope Francis at every turn that began with many arch-conservatives the day Pope Francis was elected. That said, Pope Francis does leave many shaking their heads in trying to understand what he is doing. I am including your link as it includes Mr. Skojec’s humble admission: “Over the years, I’ve occasionally mentioned that I want to focus more of our efforts on the timeless things. On exploring the beauty of our Catholic Faith, and on learning from those people and places in the world where it is being manifested most impressively today. We have never stopped producing this kind of content — the kind that reminds us why we fight, but in our attempts to stay abreast of the avalanche of current events, it has continuously slipped into last place in our list of priorities. In that respect, we’ve failed you.” (Emboldening mine.) May we all continue to trust that God will draw good – as He ever does – even from that which disturbs us most in these days.

          Another important point, jmt: In taking responsibility for his inaugural error and removing himself from the public scene until that time when events demanded that he re-enter to do God’s work, Charlie has firmly reiterated he made a serious blunder. The Archdiocese of Denver has asked us not to reinterpret the inaugural error. In obedience, we must continue to acknowledge the error was real and we must let it rest as it is. All that said, I, too, am convinced Charlie is a true prophet and agree we must surrender the details of all that is to unfold into God’s Providence. Onward we go, keeping the faith! God bless you as well.

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  30. naisy says:

    I’d like more reading suggestions : ) Leisure reading type, not study type : )
    I read Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc, and took the recent suggestion to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Charlie once said he wished people would read more good accounts of the saints (paraphrased). Might he have any particular suggestions? (particular volumes or Saints, or particular authors?)

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