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Save Us O Lord; Carry Us Back; Rouse Your Power and Come

Surveying the condition of the world and its people, near and far, one can only imagine what the shape of things would be without Our Mother’s children, both young and old, offering her millions of penances and prayers, throughout the … Continue reading

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He Who Follows Me Will Not Walk in Darkness

The initial post about Fr. Robert Spitzer’s newest book, The Light Shines on in the Darkness, simply introduced it with endorsements from well-known contemporary spiritual writers. Let’s take a closer look at but a few of Father’s theological underpinnings which … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

By Charlie Johnston (This is an adaptation of a note I sent out to a group of friends and leaders last weekend. Several said they found it heartening enough that they thought I should submit it as a regular post. … Continue reading

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The Light Shines on in the Darkness

A man of incredible intellect and energy, Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., noticed a marked decrease in faith among college students when he was President of Gonzaga University, 1998-2009, so he founded the Magis Center with the following mission … Continue reading

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Our Lady of America, Pray for Us

(A recent article by our friend, Dan Lynch.  His website, Dan Lynch Apostolates, is found here.) Johnny Depp and Other “Kill Trump” Celebrities Dan Lynch Johnny Depp and other “Kill Trump” celebrities by their words and actions have made implied threats … Continue reading

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Another Fortnight for Freedom

(Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. This year the Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July … Continue reading

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The New Barbarism is the Old Normal

By Charlie Johnston   “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” – Luke 13:34   To be a serious student of history does not engender … 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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The Next Right Counterstep to Being Offended

In the last month, I’ve been rereading the archives of this site for there is a trove of wisdom tucked into Charlie’s posts, replies and the NRSteppers’ comments which follow. These gems deserve to be remembered, providing encouragement as well as … Continue reading

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Invoking the Holy Face of Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Perhaps some have already begun. Whether starting three days ago or just now jumping into a new prayer initiative, inspired by Fr. Richard Heilman, surely matters not to God. God knows our hearts. He does. You may remember, Fr. Heilman … Continue reading

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