Category Archives: Solidarity

Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Tepeyac

[In 2014, Charlie invited us to pray two novenas most precious to him and while pondering his piece, “Preparing for a Pregnant Advent,” I have been thinking of how powerful it would be for us to, again, pray these novenas … Continue reading

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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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Musings of Hope and Exhortation

(I asked our own Phillip Frank to write a piece to hearten us in these days in which, as he says, the world has gone mad. Phil has recently been through a season of personal storms. About the time Hurricane … Continue reading

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False Gods

By Charlie Johnston “There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.” – David Foster Wallace   Some people on the right are completely dissatisfied with Congress. Others are completely … Continue reading

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We Are Not Alone

By Charlie Johnston I intended to watch the entire eclipse at the foot of Mt. Meeker in front of St. Malo’s, as August 21 was the fifth anniversary of the conclusion of my pilgrimage – and the day I came … Continue reading

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Jesus: the WAY out of Every Storm, the TRUTH and the LIFE

(Thanks to our reader, Marisa, for nudging us on to part two of Msgr. Pope’s wisdom, so rich in this piece with reflection on storms. The very first lesson in this segment is rooted in the etymology of the word, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Weathering a Storm

(Once again, I reprint a piece, filled with insight and instruction, by Msgr Charles Pope. I do so having sought his permission to post his work. He does not endorse the prophetic elements here. This is an apropos piece, both … Continue reading

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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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Prelude From the Top

By Charlie Johnston Beckita suggested that the piece below, from almost two and a half years ago, is a perfect companion piece to my most recent post, “A Decisive Conundrum.” After re-reading it, I heartily concur. Despite the dust that … Continue reading

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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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