The Hope of the World

By Charlie Johnston Some people were depressed by my starkly candid piece, “What is Truth,” on the challenge before us in the States. Victor Davis Hanson wrote a much gentler description than I about what we face. No matter how you deliver the news, though, the choices are stark. Will we have objective standards of […]

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Ashes, Hearts and Flames of Fire

  (We begin Lent 2018 at a time of intense confusion and clarity, horror and hope, uncertainty and unwavering resolve. It remains a time to CHOOSE and a time to embrace anew the message enkindled at TNRS and ever burning brightly at ASOH. In this unmasking process, I often contemplate: Is the darkness actually deepening? […]

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Marking Time

(I was just finishing a piece I had worked on over the weekend when I must have hit a combination of buttons on Microsoft Word that wiped it out. I will re-write tomorrow. Hate that. Meantime, I am reprinting a piece I wrote on January 11, over a year ago, when the news of the […]

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What is Truth

    By Charlie Johnston It has been a challenging week. Last Sunday I had one of my periodic neurological episodes. When it happens, my mind gets fuzzy, my head gets sweaty, the pain spikes terribly, and I get nauseous. Not pleasant, but I was about two months overdue – and I kind of look […]

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Rooting For the Darkness

By Charlie Johnston The Washington Post adopted a new slogan a year ago to coincide with the beginning of the Trump Administration: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” This last week, ALL the legacy media and the Democrats have rooted for darkness. After the Nunes Memo was released, the legacy media has been relentless in avoiding any […]

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Super Blue Blood Moon

(I was blown away by this piece written by Fr. Richard Heilman at his site, Roman Catholic Man. Rather than just link to it, I sent him a note asking permission to reprint it in its entirety…and yes, I disclosed to him that I am THAT Charlie Johnston. To my delight, he quickly and graciously […]

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