Category Archives: Mary Immaculate

Sex and the 2016 Election

Below is an analysis of the 2016 election from a spiritual perspective by our friend, Dan Lynch. This morning, I finished my first international presentation, speaking to a conference in Guadalajara, Mexico via Skype. It was wonderful! Though it was … 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 spiritualdirection.com. It was the finest short … Continue reading

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Times of Fulfillment

By Charlie Johnston Over the weekend, we suffered the worst Islamist attack on American soil since 9-11 when a Jihadist shot up a homosexual nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The tally was 49 dead and 53 wounded when I sat down … Continue reading

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Home Again, Praying for Wisdom and Fortitude

By Charlie Johnston In these first few days after my return home, I have just been decompressing. When I am on the road, things get pretty frantic…and I try to keep up with demands from all over. I will be … Continue reading

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At Sea

By Charlie Johnston Whoo…it has been a hectic week. Beginning Thursday I was dominated by events involving my son’s wedding. These first couple days of the week I have been visiting friends and family in Alabama. I was best man … Continue reading

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Procession for Life, Mary and the Saints

I will spend the bulk of next week working on putting together resources for people around the country – and the world – to mount Eucharistic and Marian Processions to give witness to our faith in the midst of the … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Fall in Love

By Charlie Johnston When I was a Sophomore in high school, my French Teacher assigned me to put together a test for the class. When I take something to heart, I usually learn it pretty thoroughly, so he figured he … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross is the Path to Victory

By Charlie Johnston I had a profound sense a few weeks ago that this would be a very consequential, perhaps even transformative, Lenten Season. I felt a real urgency to get up to the mountains, to the cabin, to prepare … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization

(This is one of the finest pieces I have ever read on Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is by Dr. Peter Howard and appears at Spiritualdirection.com. I have come to think that the titles, Tepeyac and Guadalupe are equally important, … Continue reading

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The Pivot of Civilization

(Another of my little stories to begin the New Year. This one is attached to the Annunciation.  As with all these, I emphasize that this is a work of fiction, entirely a product of my contemplative imagination. It is NOT a … Continue reading

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