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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 Flaming Sword of Judgment

By Charlie Johnston “I felt my spirit inundated by a mystery of light that is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of a lance like a flame that is detached, touches the axis of the earth, … Continue reading

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Getting Our Sea Legs

I know many are waiting for my promised article on the nature and tactics of the satan. That is the next big article coming. But I hate to write about him…and I am trying to get my bearings. A family … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Trenches

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist; Then they … Continue reading

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On the Consecration of Russia

By Charlie Johnston When I was a boy, maybe 12 or 13, one of my younger brothers got very excited when Mom invited him to “help” with the Christmas baking and candy-making. As Mom poured the batter into the pans … Continue reading

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Mammon is Fallen…And Great is the Fall

At the homily at Daily Mass today, our priest delighted me. The Gospel reading was from Matthew 6:24, where it says you cannot serve two masters, that you cannot serve both God and mammon. Normally, I groan through the childishly … Continue reading

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The Rule of Justice

Western Civilization is the history of bathing culture and civic society in Judeo-Christian values. It is what progressively, over several millenia, brought the principles of freedom, liberty and human rights to places of honor in the hearts and imagination of … Continue reading

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Form Ranks

People around me often tell me they know I hold back a lot and am very careful and measured in what I share. That is true, but it is usually not for the reasons they think (or at least mostly … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Journal: The Road of 100,000 Roses (#4)

(This is the fourth installment in the story of my pilgrimage, a year-and-a half walk across the country from Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012) The first few days were spent getting a feel for how to do this. … Continue reading

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Final Pilgrimage Preparations (#3)

In the last few months before I left I worried increasingly about how I would support myself as I went. Though drifting into towns and picking up knock-around jobs is not just the stuff of novels and movies, it still … Continue reading

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