Category Archives: Family of God

Into the New Year

By Charlie Johnston Some significant improvements and simplifications have been made to the section above dedicated to helping people join existing or develop new groups dedicated to neighbors working the next right step together. The TNRS Local Connect link at … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Comfort Through the Storm

By Charlie Johnston I first became aware of Dr. Peter Howard earlier this year when I read a piece on “Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization” which he had published at It was the finest short … 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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A Reprise of the First Light

(I regret that I am still feeling pretty miserable. Sunday was the worst and it is getting better, but it is still rough. Still working the Pepto Bismal.  Normally when I get sick, it is mainly a convulsion of my … Continue reading

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Stand Strong, Stand True, Be Not Afraid

(I have been having an amazingly productive tour through Louisiana and Texas. I can’t wait to write about it – but it has been a very busy tour. I am assured that I have two solid days off later this … 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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