Category Archives: The Storm

Fractured Expectations

By Charlie Johnston Though I don’t moderate the comments here anymore, I do read through them every few days to see what themes are on people’s minds. Of late I see many wonder whether I still say that the Rescue … Continue reading

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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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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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In All Seasons, the New Springtime Blooms

(My maternal, German grandmother, “Nanny,” who resided in a one room apartment, needing to walk across a hallway for her bathroom needs, lived simplicity and LOVE. When her mobility became more restricted, she prayed a bountiful number of Rosaries for … Continue reading

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In the End, My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph

[Many beautiful articles have been written for this centenary year of celebrating the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. Motivational, inspirational and edifying contributions are everywhere.  It was Msgr. Charles Pope’s piece, based on last Sunday’s parable of the vineyard … Continue reading

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God Can Make a Way out of No Way

(We know how timely is the writing of Msgr. Charles Pope. His piece from last week, on October 3rd, struck a chord – fff, fortississimo style – for all around us we see that people are carrying heavy burdens. In … Continue reading

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We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

  Please remember the announcement posted today: Charlie will be in Lake Charles, Louisiana Sunday for an informal visit. There will be a home gathering at 5009 E. St. Charles Ave, Lake Charles at 2 p.m. on Sunday that is open … 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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The Storm’s Raging; Come, Rest in Our Shelter

We’re here. As Hurricane Irma makes her way through the seas, on the heels of Harvey, and as the western and northwestern states are ablaze, we’re here for one another, human shelter, extending encouragement and solace, sharing burdens and offering … 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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