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About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.

Signs of the Times

By Charlie Johnston (This is an adaptation of a note I sent out to a group of friends and leaders last weekend. Several said they found it heartening enough that they thought I should submit it as a regular post. … Continue reading

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The New Barbarism is the Old Normal

By Charlie Johnston   “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” – Luke 13:34   To be a serious student of history does not engender … Continue reading

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Liberty on Trial With Daleiden

  By Charlie Johnston If you want to infuriate a Christian conservative, tell a scurrilous lie about him. If you want to infuriate an anti-God leftist, tell the truth about him – then prove it. The anti-God leftists who make … Continue reading

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Lord Save Us; We Perish

By Charlie Johnston It has now been four months since last I wrote anything here. At the time I left, I said I might, from time to time, publish non-prophetic pieces if there was an occasion. People frequently ask me … Continue reading

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Ave Maria, Stella Maris!

By Charlie Johnston By my own standard, I was wrong about the peaceful transfer of power in the U.S. yesterday.  My favorite note came from a friend who said, “You got close on it, but this isn’t horseshoes.” That encapsulated my own … Continue reading

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Time to Choose

(By this time tomorrow, we will know whether or not there has been a peaceful transfer of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. If there is not, it will be apparent to all but the most obtuse that we … Continue reading

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Out of the Ashes

A hat tip to reader Ken from Ohio, who sent me this compilation concerning Anthony Esolen’s book, “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture.” It is comprised first of a book review by Brad Miner from The Catholic Thing, then … Continue reading

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Poland Chooses Christ as King – Now for the Rest of the Nations

(This powerfully heartening report appeared on Dan Lynch’s website, Jesus King of All Nations. I reprint it here in its entirety in joyful hope that this will be the first trickle in a mighty flood of renewed faith and devotion … Continue reading

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Fake News on Stilts

By Charlie Johnston The media and political world today are all atwitter over a report from CNN and Buzzfeed that Donald Trump is a Russian agent – and includes salacious details of perverted sex parties Trump supposedly participated in. The … Continue reading

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Entering the Danger Zone

By Charlie Johnston Over the last few weeks there has been much speculation over the possibility that I might be objectively wrong about the peaceful transfer of power. That is well and proper, since the key to everything is to … Continue reading

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