Category Archives: Culture

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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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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The Week Before Christmas

By Charlie Johnston ‘Tis the week before Christmas and I am keeping incredibly busy. I’ve got Christmas cards going out. I really want to get a lot out this year. When I am on the road it is such a … 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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Musings: Kitty Cleveland, Russians, and Christmas Fudge

  By Charlie Johnston Our friend, Kitty Cleveland, has a new CD out, “Hail, Holy Queen,” devoted to Our Lady. I saw this message go up on her Facebook Page yesterday: “I need your help! Billboard Magazine just called for an … 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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In Praise of Donald Trump

(I have just put up the video from my talk in Racine, Wisconsin on the Visit Videos link at the top. I particularly enjoyed this one because my two oldest grandkids, Mya and Camron, were there with me. The following … Continue reading

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A Reality Check

By Charlie Johnston “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”- John Adams   Election Day was a good day for America, but it was not a … Continue reading

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Quick Take

I am on a travel day again. Just had a great event in Michigan – where they gave me a Rosary in Cubs colors. Love it. I have two events in Iowa, one on Friday and another on Monday as … Continue reading

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A Good Day For America

By Charlie Johnston I was deeply heartened by the election results yesterday. I can now amend my promise  that I would retreat into silence if Barack Obama peacefully transferred power to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump on January 20. Now it … Continue reading

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