Tag Archives: Alabama

A Word of Thanks to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

By Charlie Johnston Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is in the midst of a great controversy because of a sex scandal right now. I have never worked for Bentley, nor even met the man. But he did something four years ago … Continue reading

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Christian Steel in Birmingham

By Charlie Johnston (Before I write about my Birmingham visit, I want to firmly clarify something. I am getting letters and emails asking about Fr. Mitch Pacwa or EWTN endorsing me. Neither Fr. Mitch nor EWTN has or is going … Continue reading

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Love Them All: Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M., Cap.

By Their Fruits… By Charlie Johnston In the late 1950s young Regis Scanlon, a high school student on Pittsburgh’s north side, faced a conundrum. Throughout his childhood, for as long as he could remember, he had wanted to be a … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Journal: Alabama; Hot Day, Cool Summit (9)

Earl dropped me off at a crossroads where I could continue walking south on Rte. 69 towards Oakman, Alabama. I had gotten into a nice little rhythm by now. I walked against traffic and would wave at everyone who drove … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Journal: Alabama: Disasters, Comical and Otherwise (7)

(This is the seventh installment in my narrative of my pilgrimage, my walking journey of 3,200 miles and a year and a half across the country from Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012. Things have been pretty serious around … Continue reading

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To Pope Francis: O Captain, My Captain!

Some years ago my sister, Kim, was assistant manager of a large Farmer’s Co-Op in rural Alabama. I stopped by to see her at work one day. It was frantically busy and she was behind the counter, with a deep … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Journal: On the Road: Alabama: St. Bernard’s Abbey, Cullman (#6)

(This is the 6th installment in my story of my walking pilgrimage across the country from Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012. I traversed 3,200 miles on foot) There was still plenty of daylight left once I got settled, … Continue reading

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