Category Archives: Church Governance

Preparing for a Pregnant Advent

By Charlie Johnston I have been working on a meaty piece. Sometimes these things just flow; other times it is like cold extrusion. On this one, I am earning every paragraph. I had been waiting to finish it before putting … Continue reading

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For Our Priests and Pastors

By Charlie Johnston For the last few years, I have been amazed at how deeply our Priests, Pastors, Deacons and Nuns care for us. I have had the great joy of traveling the country – and when I am on … Continue reading

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The Politicization of Doctrine is a Blunder

  By Charlie Johnston In the early half of the 17th Century, the Catholic Church got deeply involved in scientific debates about heliocentrism (whether the sun revolves around the earth or vice versa). The Church formally banned the books by … Continue reading

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The Divine Symphony

By Charlie Johnston Even the most venial sin, when habitually engaged in over a long period of time, creates such a hole that we end up in a pit. The aim of Christian solidarity and ministry is to help each … Continue reading

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Catholics Find Their Voice

    By Charlie Johnston I have been to Washington, D.C. more than a few times – always in the company of politicians. This time, I was in the company of people of faith. It was wonderful. I had a … Continue reading

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I Killed Christ…And so did You

By Charlie Johnston   I confess to Almighty God, And to you, my brothers and sisters, That I have greatly sinned, In my thoughts and in my words, In what I have done, And in what I have failed to … Continue reading

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Vox Populi

(Many people have asked my opinion on the recent Cardinal appointments in the U.S. I choose not to talk about it, for I know that we have entered the sequence that will continue through Restoration to Rescue – and I … Continue reading

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On Communion for Open Apostates

(I had foolishly considered holding back this piece from Dan Lynch until after the election was past or postponed. The more I thought about it, though, the madder I got that the anti-God progressives are starkly waging war against the … Continue reading

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New Winds, New Waves, Same Barque of Safety

By Charlie Johnston I have seen the letter from Pope Francis suggesting that there are circumstances in which some divorced and remarried people can be admitted to communion. For what it’s worth, this is his interpretive conclusion, but has not … Continue reading

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Don’t Flail Away at the Branches, Get to the Root

By Charlie Johnston When I wrote the second installment of the “Rules of Regency,” I seriously pondered softening my description of what government work is. In the end, I only softened it by noting that some parasites are beneficial, even … Continue reading

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