Category Archives: By Their Fruit

Feature stories on people and organizations that are doing solid Christian work. And occasionally, on those who oppress them.

The Heartbeat of America

By Charlie Johnston I rode a train from Washington, D.C. to Charlottesville, Virginia. I don’t care for buses, but I like Amtrak. Riding a train offers the cozy intimacy of coming in the back door of an old farmhouse you … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

By Charlie Johnston I’m going to keep it fairly simple today, to make a point that should be deeply contemplated. First, I want to direct you to the TNRS Local Connect Link at the black bar at the top of … Continue reading

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Charlie Johnston: Threat or Menace?

By Charlie Johnston The National Catholic Register today published a piece on me by Patti Maguire Armstrong which pretended to be balanced while obscuring key facts and repeating silly rumors, but attributing them to others. That is the sort of … Continue reading

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Love Them All: Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M., Cap.

By Their Fruits… By Charlie Johnston In the late 1950s young Regis Scanlon, a high school student on Pittsburgh’s north side, faced a conundrum. Throughout his childhood, for as long as he could remember, he had wanted to be a … Continue reading

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