Issue 2024-2

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I’ve heard many accounts of depression among young people, who should be looking forward to marriage and children, family vacations, flowering careers, and exciting futures. Those things have been sabotaged for them. Dating is a minefield, the vaxx has affected fertility, and the economy seems as fragile as a soap bubble in a draining bathtub. Those expectations may become realistic again on the other side, but this year we are Frodo and Sam, and the Ring must be destroyed. Much is asked of us before this country can be the healthy place for young people that it was meant to be. The youth must join us, as appropriate to their age, and that is where they will find their purpose until sanity is restored. Action cancels depression.

Opinions expressed in this newsletter, unless otherwise attributed, are my own.

Sheryl Collmer, editor
January 31, 2024

From the cockpit of the Subaru

CORAC founder Charlie Johnston travels from coast to coast in his trusty Outback to speak in person to those now weathering the Storm.


As Texas Goes…

Last week I was interested to find out whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was serious about protecting the state’s border… more >


7 Questions Series

Charlie discusses questions submitted by members. The latest episode covers aliens… more >


Eyes on Texas

Operation Lone Star is underway, a joint operation between the Texas Military… more >

Media Blackout

The news stories they don’t want you to hear…
more >

Mother Cabrini

While we’re waiting for the new movie Cabrini to release on March 8, it’s a good time to…
more >

Apple Sugar

Refined sugar has been linked with many chronic diseases – higher blood pressure…
more >


Men who were actually there have put together a timeline of what happened and where…
more >

The Hour of the Ordinary Man Arrives

I am anything but sanguine about what is in store for us this year. I expect Oct. 7-style attacks to erupt in the United States and in Europe, and perhaps in Russia, too. Regional wars will erupt throughout the globe, perhaps leading to World War III for real. Islam will probably end the year at war with everybody in the world while revolution takes root within the, until now, seemingly monolithic religion. The borders of nations will shift. In the United States, it should surprise no one if the borders of states change. Federal authority is in freefall and states are likely to realign and shift to reflect the reality that we have become a polyglot nation of lawless urban hellscapes and still relatively sane rural landmass. Suburban buffer zones will have to choose which they prefer.

So why am I so enthused about the promise of this year? For decades, we have meekly submitted to federal dictates – and even to fevered dictates of the aspiring authoritarians at the local health department. Suddenly, the news is filled with the story of Texas repudiating federal authority, 25 states rushing in to support them in solidarity, truckers heading to the border to help stop the invasion, and the federal agents in the Border Patrol refusing to do Biden’s bidding of arresting Texas Guardsmen and cutting razor wire barriers. In France, truckers and farmers are blockading Paris en masse – to show entitled luminaries just how powerful they are when their food and supply lines are cut off. Though French farmers may have ignited the movement, it is now spreading across Europe.

There is no changing how challenging this year is shaping up to be. But if people get up off their knees, stand on their hind legs and say no to all the authoritarian bullies, both federal and junior, we have a real chance to get through the current dystopian nightmare without complete collapse. It seems ordinary folks are figuring that out and acting on it. Whether they will hold ,as panicked God-hating, leftist governments turn to more punitive actions and fomenting crises to enforce compliance remains to be seen. But, by golly, the ordinary people of the world have gotten off to an excellent start.

The more ordinary people realize that we are the sovereign, that the only legitimate governments are those that serve the peoples’ interest rather than enforcing their compliance, and then act accordingly, the better chance we have of coming out of this dark tunnel back into the light with a minimum of strife and violence. We are on the cusp of a great reckoning. Will we timidly enter into a new dark age of chains and poverty – as the pathetically incompetent “elites” want for us, or will we forcefully reassert our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? We have begun the sequence of events that will decide that question.

Here at CORAC we have put together many of the tools you need to work together to secure our liberty under God, to bring new order from the chaos elite governance has become. Explore the website. We have hundreds of instructional videos and pdf’s on the skills you need to weather a time of chaos as the old order falls away. The most important tools are the willingness to work together with your friends and neighbors to build from the ashes our governments are trying to leave us to and your determination that you will not go gently into that dark night they have prepared for you.

Our story is not told. It has barely begun. And the future belongs to all the truckers, carpenters, stone masons, builders, farmers – to all the people who do real work and produce wealth for the whole community. It does not belong to the dour elites who think the world should be divided up between them and their serfs – and their serfs (us) must be happy with whatever they give us. They think themselves titans of the universe because they produce expensive software and Netflix deals. A hundred years ago another generation of elites thought they were titans over all the little people. When the crash came, it was not the little people jumping to their deaths off Wall Street ledges – it was those who, until that moment, thought they were the invincible titans of their age.

We bear no malice towards anyone. Neither will we submit to the vanity and depravity of those who would rule us. We will live as free men and women in our own country, illuminating the path to liberty and prosperity for the whole world. If we act with jaunty confidence in God, when all is achieved, both China and Russia will be free, the Middle East will be at peace, and the whole world will give thanks to the Lord of Hosts for the blessings He has bestowed on us. The moment has come. Now is the time for choosing. At CORAC we choose faith, family and freedom. As for us and our houses, we will serve the Lord.

If communication goes out for any length of time, meet outside your local Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Tell friends at Church now, in case you can’t then. CORAC teams will be out looking for people to gather in and work with.

A Sign of Hope Blog

Amazing stuff on the blog recently! Check out the latest, and subscribe if you’re not getting these regularly. As Texas Goes…

As Texas Goes…

As Texas Goes…

Charleston, South Carolina – Last week I was interested to find out...


This was a new project last year, and Joe is putting up some energizing conversations.

7 Questions Series

Charlie discusses questions submitted by members. The latest episode covers aliens, the Brazen Serpent prayer, God the Father, abortion, Freemasonry, Pope Francis and the Saturday 9 am contingency plan.

7 Questions No. 7

7 Questions No. 7

Charlie answers 7 more questions submitted from the audience in...


Eyes on Texas

Operation Lone Star is underway, a joint operation between the Texas Military Department and the Department of Public Safety to counter illegal immigration, the trade in illegal drugs and human smuggling. The operation began in 2021, but has come into prominence because of opposition by the Biden regime, and Governor Greg Abbott’s refusal to allow them to undermine it.

Now a new convoy has formed to register the will of the people to protect the border and stem the tide of unvetted aliens, storming the border at a rate of 300,000 per month. The convoy began on Monday in

Virginia Beach, Virginia. Some ludicrous numbers have been thrown around, 700,000 being the most ridiculous. The Canadian Convoy in 2022 was so huge it could be seen from space, and it was composed of only around 500-700 trucks, a historical record only possible because the vaxx mandate had put Canadian drivers out of work. American truckers right now have livelihoods to protect, and the fact is, the American public is not suffering to the point that people will turn out to rallies almost certainly infiltrated by Biden-Feds looking for another J6.

One livestreaming trucker in the convoy noted yesterday that the inflated numbers might be put out by the opposition, so that when a tiny fraction of that number shows up, it will look like a sad failure. From what I can tell so far, the current convoy is anything but “massive.” I hope it picks up numbers, but this morning, it’s small enough that the opening rally speaker didn’t even need a microphone.

The convoy spent Monday night in Jacksonville, Florida, Tuesday night in Baton Rouge and should arrive in Drippin’ Springs, Texas (near Austin) on Wednesday night. By the time this newsletter goes out, the convoy will have proceeded to Quemado, a ranch approximately 30 miles from the border, where a rally is scheduled for Saturday. You can see routes and schedules here >

There’s quite a discussion online as to whether it is prudent to take part in any of this. The infiltrators will be agitating, the Feds will be taking names, but one thing is sure: the Convoy is helping bring attention to the disaster at the border. It has, for too long, been flying under the radar. Although fully half of the US/Mexico border is in Texas, it is not solely a Texas problem. It’s a national crisis, with unvetted aliens and known terrorists simply jogging over the border and being dispersed all over the country. Not to mention the women and children who are indebted to smugglers for their passage, then passed into slavery on the northern side of the border.

For Convoy news, try the livestreaming truckers who stream all day long from their vehicles. Be prepared to do other things while you monitor their feeds. It’s tedious, but at least they are on the scene, not making stuff up from an office a thousand miles away. The rallies Thursday – Saturday might be worth watching. Note that the livestream is only available during live hours (around 8:30 am to around 9 pm) but videos from previous days are available.

First Responders Media >

Oreo Express >

I made a trip down to Beaumont to see for myself what the Convoy is up to. They had just crossed the Louisiana border into Texas, and were making a refueling stop at the Flying J in Orange. I expected maybe 25 vehicles, and there were over 100, so it was bigger than I thought, but definitely not “massive,” which may be a blessing as the feds will be less likely to invest their time. More vehicles will join as the Convoy crosses the state, especially if it is clear that peace and calm heads prevail. I salute those who have joined the little Convoy, clearly having a great time, honking and flag-waving and making friends, despite a government that would prefer we cower at home, have zero fun, and be afraid of each other.


Men who were actually there have put together a timeline of what happened and where on January 6. This firsthand, timestamped knowledge will be useful for dismantling the lies the media and Biden regime (assuming those are two different things) has been pushing. It’s definitely worth an hour to understand what hundreds of people are still suffering, as they sit in prison falsely accused, or guilty of a misdemeanor and punished as a felon.  J6: A True Timeline >

Have you wondered about the “pipe bomb” story that is just now getting play? The emotional response elicited by a biased media, and the skullduggery of the J6 Unselect Committee has muddied the public perception of the events. Here’s a look at some newly revealed facts and how the pipe bomb fit into the overall Fed strategy: Pretext For a Fedsurrection >

Mother Cabrini

While we’re waiting for the new movie Cabrini to release on March 8, it’s a good time to read more about this remarkable nun, America’s first saint. She and her sisters founded more hospitals, schools and orphan homes in the US than any other person or organization. It is evident from her own writings that she was a mystic. And she is a role model for everyone, male or female, who just wants to GSD. Get Stuff Done.

“When a group of highbinding Chicago contractors tried to get the better of the sisters in remodeling a hotel into a hospital, the little Italian nun fired them out of hand, tucked up her habit, and stumped about the scaffoldings for weeks directing the laborers herself.”

She was a pistol! Here are some books to deepen your friendship with Mother Cabrini:

Bishop Strickland

The good bishop has been busier’n a one-armed paper-hanger since he was taken from the people of Tyler. In between some pretty stout travels, he’s been issuing a weekly letter in support of priests, which you can read here:

He also has a YouTube channel with weekly postings of short videos >

If you just can’t get enough of Bishop Strickland, you can watch 188 back episodes of the Bishop Strickland Hour on Virgin Most Powerful Radio with a new episode every Tuesday! Watch here >

There’s been some controversy about Bishop Strickland’s visit to Medjugorje, as there always is when that apparition is mentioned. Many of us have had beautiful and transformative experiences there, but others are certain it is false. The bishop approached it with an open mind, simply wanting to find out. He had a very good experience, which he explains briefly here >

For a longer explication of the Faith, with Medjugorje as the background, here is a longer interview with the Bishop >

Apple Sugar

Refined sugar has been linked with many chronic diseases – higher blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, diabetes, and fatty liver disease – but we still want sweeteners for baking, coffee and tea, and comfort food. Here’s an alternative. This recipe uses the skin and pulp of apples and a food dehydrator. Learn more >

Big New Tool on the Website!

You asked, and our website guru answered! You can now bulk-download CORAC’s info sheets and emergency cards for reference, or to print them out. On the top toolbar of the website, choose MEMBER RESOURCES. To the far left, you’ll see the national teams:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Prayer
  • Communications
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Crisis Scenarios
  • Defense

When you click through to each team, you’ll see the download button, where all the articles for that subject have been consolidated for one bulk download. There’s a lot of helpful info on the website, and this makes it easier to access. You can print out and put in a binder with tabs if you want. The most volume of data is in Sustainability and Health & Wellness.

But wait, there’s more! On each team page, there’s also a search index, so let’s say you’re looking for articles about foraging on the Sustainability page. Just type “foraging” into the search box and it will return everything that mentions foraging.

The website just became a lot more manageable for us. (Thanks, MP!)



February Prayer Intentions

  • For Charlie’s inspiration, energy, and focus as he completes the CORAC manual ~ come, Holy Spirit!

  • For safe travels for Charlie in his trusty Outback and all who will attend his gatherings as he currently roams the East Coast to spread the message: Acknowledge God, Take the Next Right Step, and Be A Sign of Hope for Those Around You

  • That many people be healed in body, mind, and spirit through the online Physical Healing Prayer Session via Zoom, at the end of this month (date to be decided) and through many other healing prayer ministries in which CORAC members are engaged

  • That we be guided in helpfully assisting the pastors of our local churches to respond to inquirers seeking God for the first time or returning to the Church after being away

  • For the peaceful repose of the souls of all whom the Lord will call home this day, in accordance with his Divine Will; and for the consolation and strength of their families and friends

  • That existing and new CORAC members may strongly desire and find the means to participate in financial support for our vital ministries

  • For all intentions carried in the hearts of CORAC members and those posted on the CORAC Prayer Hotline, with gratitude for prayers answered in our daily lives

St. Gabriel, enlighten us.
St. Michael, defend us.

St. Raphael, protect us.
Ave Maria, Stella Maris!

Prayer Hotline

Email prayer requests to the CORAC Prayer Hotline at, and we will post your request (using firstnames only) on the CORAC Prayer Hotline Signal group.

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