Issue 2024-12

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Now is the time to awaken, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

We all said this was going to be a roller coaster year, and it has not disappointed. Just since the last newsletter we’ve seen the Vigano’s J’Accuse, the debate debacle, new pronouncements from the Vatican, and some gamechanging decisions from the Supreme Court. The debate marked a turning point in the awakening of the American people. What else will people be shocked to learn? The awakening may hurt, but it is necessary.

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

Sheryl Collmer, editor
June 30, 2024
sherylc@coracusa.com

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.

A SIGN OF HOPE

Be Not Afraid

A dark pall shrouds the earth these days. People can feel and hear the ice of harmony cracking beneath their feet... more >

NEWS

National Eucharistic Revival

The flagship event of the Revival, the National Eucharistic Congress, is coming up this month, July 17-21… more >

Bird Flu

The perpetrators have been squawking it for months now: bird flu is coming just in time to disrupt the election…
more >

Supreme Court

The Court delivered some monster-big verdicts last week, including one, Fischer, that reverses the DOJ’s…
more >

10 Hidden Headlines

What the media won’t say… more >

Signal Alerts

The CORAC Alerts Signal group is opened up for member participation again. The group will publish Emergency Alerts… more >

Building Blocks

Sheesh…we keep getting epoch-changing events every couple of weeks. When Donald Trump was convicted in the Stalinesque show trial in New York on May 30, it demonstrated with certainty how far the left was willing to go to pervert and weaponize the law. The immediate reaction to it – a record-setting gigantic fund-raising haul for Trump and the movement of some prominent anti-Trump major donors into the Trump camp – was a cue to the left that their tactics were increasingly backfiring. That could have been a moment when they started gingerly backing away from their malicious insanity. Instead, they doubled down, thinking that if they just pervert the law harder and oppress more people, the peasants in flyover country would surely knuckle under.

The debate between Trump and Joe Biden was such a public disaster for the Biden camp and the media that both Dems and the media started calling for Biden’s removal. The media pretended to be shocked at Biden’s accelerating dementia. This is the same media that, just a week ago, was assuring us that Biden is sharp as a tack and is almost always the smartest, most alert guy in the room.

What the gutter press is really panicked about is that Joe Biden, in real time, revealed them to be shameless liars. They are not shocked at Biden’s debility. They thought the right drug cocktail could prop him up for 90 minutes so that he could do well enough for them to proclaim him the greatest orator since Abraham Lincoln. They are terrified that this exposure of their consummate lies could lead followers of ABCNNBCBS to start pondering what other things the gutter press has been shamelessly lying about. All the media calls for Biden to resign are just a deflection, a desperate gutter press attempt to keep the focus on Biden and away from the exposure of their serial lies to all of their viewers. Cheap fakes, indeed!

With all of the panic and hysteria, what I do not see is any sense of responsibility or accountability on the left. Their monomaniacal obsession is the acquisition and maintenance of personal power. There is nothing else there, no humanity, no compassion, no decency, no loyalty – even to each other. Power is their only priority, their precious, their god. They only know how to double down on the same vicious tactics and lies that are failing before their very eyes. They are become like a car with no brakes or reverse gear; you can go a long way very fast in it, but when you come to an obstacle big enough you will end in a truly monumental, fiery crash. Ironic that their disingenuousdepravity is creating the very obstacle into which they will crash.

What does that mean for ordinary people and the country? As the left forecloses all the traditional channels for holding on to power in America and, as their brazen abuses of the power they took make them vulnerable to imprisonment for their actual sedition, treason, and malfeasance, they get increasingly desperate – now not just to hold onto their precious, but to stay out of jail. Their only tactic is to double down on the insane abuses that got them to this point in the first place.

So whether it is false flag operations, mass planned rioting, getting us into WWIII or some other hideous “October Surprise” (maybe even in July or August this year) expect them to foment some hideous events to give them leverage to do a comprehensive martial crackdown of coercion to justify suspension of the election or just nakedly take despotic and forcible control of federal levers of power. Civil war would be nice for them, for even if they were to ultimately lose, they would get to hold onto some semblance of power and stave off iron bars a little longer.

I have never been one to get too involved when an opponent is busy destroying himself, so I am not doing that here either. If my opponent wants to do my work for me that badly, I am glad to oblige him, for it frees me up to do other things. What, then, do we do as the left maniacally dismantles the society that once served us all so well? We build. We build the materials, the connections, and the communities that will allow America, like the phoenix, to rise again from the ashes the left is leaving.

Go to CORAC’s website and review the hundreds of instructional videos and pdf’s showing you how to develop the traditional skills to defend your home, heat your home, and get water and food for your family in times of great trial. Cultivate and make connections with first responders – law enforcement officers, firemen, and EMTs now. Cultivate and make connections with the engineers and technicians who know how to build things – such as generators, water systems, public utilities and all the things you need for a small community to flourish and grow. Get and store the raw materials such as wiring, bricks, wood, piping, and even solar panels to build anew. These are the building blocks that will allow us to begin the rebuilding process even before the malicious destruction of our society is complete. Begin to do these things now and you ensure that when everything else goes down, we won’t.

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.

Charlie’s Latest

Offenses

Offenses

“Woe unto the world because of offenses! For it must needs be that...

Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

A dark pall shrouds the earth these days. People can feel and hear...

Update Briefs

Now is the Time

Now is the Time

A Special Message from Charlie:  Friends, we need your help as we go...

NEWS

National Eucharistic Revival

The flagship event of the Revival, the National Eucharistic Congress, is coming up this month, July 17-21. Their website isn’t the best place to get current information, but you can see some beautiful videos and images of the four pilgrimages by searching #eucharisticpilgrimage on X/Twitter.

The National Pilgrims will be pulling in to Indianapolis in time for the opening of the Congress on July 17.

National Pilgrimage >

Eucharistic Congress on July 17 >

Bird Flu

The perpetrators have been squawking it for months now: bird flu is coming just in time to disrupt the election. We’ve heard it from all the usual suspects, and now President Putin has confirmed it. In a military meeting in the Kremlin, Putin announced that the US would release a new bioweapon, bird flu, which would allow the Biden machine to declare a state of emergency, implement lockdowns and roll out the new vaccines, which have already been manufactured and paid for. Given that the media already tried to start a panic with a worker in Mexico contracting bird flu (it turned out he died from entirely different causes), the allegation makes sense.

They have trumpeted this bird flu thing for months now. Have your defenses ready. Get a viral protection kit from The Wellness Company, or just lay in a stock of Vitamins C / D / Zinc / Quercitin. You can get the big four all in one capsule in the Z-Stack, though you pay a premium for the convenience.

TWC Contagion Emergency Kit >

Jase Case >

Z-Stack (Dr Zev Zelenko) >

The CORAC website has recommendations here >

They told us COVID was coming. Now they’re telling us bird flu is coming. I have no idea why they trumpet their strategy so clearly; maybe it’s some kind of game to them, but believe them. There’s no excuse for being unprepared.

Meanwhile, the FDA has reported Serious Adverse Effects of the new bird flu vaccine, Audenz. The fatality rate in the trial group was five times that of the placebo group. It hardly needs to be said at this point, but beware vaccines.

Faith and Reason

This podcast is now up to Episode 111! We featured it in this newsletter back when they were only on Episode 3. The most current edition features commentary on Archbishop Viganó’s latest letters and the Vatican penalties. Many people say that Viganó has “gone off the rails” but having read most of his letters from the last 4 years, I find him consistent and rational. That’s not to say I agree with all his conclusions, but they’re not crazy.  Watch now >

Supreme Court

The Court delivered some monster-big verdicts last week, including one, Fischer, that reverses the DOJ’s novel interpretation of a stature prohibiting the shredding of documents to cover the entry of citizens to the Capitol on 1/6/2021. The DOJ had successfully used Code Section 1512(c)(2) to whip up a felony charge on people who were guilty of nothing but a misdemeanor, and now some 350 cases will need to be revisited and sentences revised.

The Loper Bright verdict, which many say will hogtie the administrative state, means that unelected Federal bureucrats cannot enforce their own clever ideas on citizens. A family fishing company, Loper Bright, was being charged $700 per day for the National Marine Fisheries Service to monitor their company. Federal law doesn’t authorize the NMFS to do any such thing, and they were bankrupting small companies. Not any more.

A third case from last week upheld a municipal law that prohibited people from camping overnight on city streets. Whatever “community organizer” has been giving out the matching tents to everyone who wants to protest something is going to have to formulate a new strategy.

You can read more about these cases on Coffee and Covid, whose author, Jeff Childers is an attorney. See the second section of Saturday’s edition here >

Another Court blockbuster is due out tomorrow: the ruling on Presidential immunity. There’s some talk that the Leftist billionaires who fund the public rampages will unloose another one if the Court upholds Trump’s immunity. Heads on a swivel if you live in a big city. For breaking news, I trust Jack Posobiec on Telegram. He’s got a smart mouth, but he is quick to report things as they happen.

Pray for J6 Political Prisoners

They’ve gotten good news on the 1512 charges, but release will not be instant. In fact, I am praying especially for those J6’ers who’ve been harmed the most by beatings and starvation, because if they get out and are able to tell their stories, heads will roll in DC. That makes them particularly vulnerable right now. Please pray for the J6ers!

Make Your Home a Sacramental

It’s important to our well-being to know that home is a refuge. Hopefully, you have a home altar or shrine now.

Here are some further suggestions >

Signal Alerts

The CORAC Alerts Signal group is opened up for member participation again. The group will publish Emergency Alerts (when something significant has happened that may require immediate action to protect yourself) and Risk Briefings (potential and serious threats of reasonable risk of becoming an Emergency Alert).

Anyone (CORAC member or not) may request to be added to the group and administrators will auto-approve member additions in bulk. Because the group is read-only for members, the group membership is not vetted and membership in this group should not be taken as an indicator that a person is a CORAC member.

Members are encouraged to share alerts with others, and you are encouraged to share information on how to join this group as well. If you think someone would be a good addition to CORAC, please encourage them to become a CORAC member and not just join the Alerts group.

You can install the Signal app on your smartphone by going to signal.org/install

To request to join, simply click or tap on this link on a device where Signal is set up >

Vatican Keeps Talking

Here are some of the latest things to puzzle over:

Study on Papal Primacy.  Apparently, non-Catholics were consulted as to how the Church could change the exercise of papal primacy to be less objectionable to them.

Norms regarding alleged supernatural phenomena, which effectively removes positive Church approval.

The Instrumentum Laboris for the October session of the Synod is due out in the first ten days of July. Watch for it.

On a more cheerful note, the Consistory gave final approval to the canonization of Carlo Acutis >

Martyrs Corner: St. Dermot O’Hurley

The beatification of Irish martyrs is notoriously difficult because the documentation is so sparse. During the Reformation period, when St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher were put to death in England, Irish were also dying for the Faith… but they were not often given a trial, so the circumstances of their deaths were undocumented.

Dermot O’Hurley was born in 1530 to a family of gentility, and was given a superior education. He earned doctorates in theology, civil law and canon law. His merits came to the attention of Pope Gregory XIII, who consecrated him Archbishop of Cashel shortly after having received Holy Orders. Catholicism being banned in Ireland, the Archbishop went about in secular clothes to evade capture, while administering the sacraments “underground.”

At a dinner, with his identity disguised, he had to listen to heresies against the Faith until he could no longer keep silent, and refuted them with authority. Another person at the table was one of Queen Elizabeth’s judges, and he passed the word up the English chain that O’Hurley was a Catholic, and one of great erudition. The English overlords ordered O’Hurley’s arrest, and he was brought to Dublin in chains. After some time in a dark prison cell, he was offered great rewards to renounce his office and the Papacy, and instead take a place in the Queen’s Church of England. Highly-placed Protestants then attempted to convince him of their heresies.

Remaining true, he suffered an ingeniously devilish torture, in which he was placed in top boots, coming above the knee. The boots were filled with salt, tar, and boiling water, then secured to a kind of spit on which the Archbishop’s feet were roasted for over an hour. When the boots were removed, the flesh was taken off all the way to the bone, but O’Hurley remained serene by God’s grace. He was brought back to his cell, while his tormentors conspired with the Queen for a worse torture.

A Jesuit priest, skilled in medicine, visited him in prison and was able to relieve his suffering somewhat. The jailers feared that O’Hurley might actually recover, so he was spirited out of the prison in the middle of the night, for fear of an uprising of the people. He was hanged before sunrise, in June 1584, on a gibbet outside of the town, the present location of Trinity College. A friend had followed the grisly procession and was able to reach the Archbishop before he died. They clasped hands, and it is said that an impression was left on the friend’s hand of a red cross.

St. Dermot, pray for our bishops to show courage in defending the Catholic faith.

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PRAYER

July Prayer Intentions

  • For all CORAC members as we study, disseminate, and implement the principles and ideas presented in Revival: A Handbook and Manual for Building Functional Communities

  • That the Holy Spirit pour out upon each CORAC member the necessary graces to help us move through these historic days with wisdom and strength; and to Acknowledge God, Take the Next Right Step, and Be A Sign of Hope for Those Around (Us)

  • That many people be healed in body, mind, and spirit through the online Physical Healing Prayer Session via Zoom, on the last Wednesday of each month; and through many other healing prayer ministries in which CORAC members are engaged

  • May the Lord draw all people of good will ~ Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and others ~ closer to himself; may he make us holy; and may we live our faith with fidelity, courage, love, and joy as we pray the Prayer of Doing

  • For the peaceful repose of the souls of all whom the Lord will call home this day; and for the consolation and strength of their families and friends

  • That 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 prayerteams@coracusa.com, and we will post your request (using first names only) on the CORAC Prayer Hotline Signal group.

Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you
the one great thing to love on earth: The Blessed Sacrament

J.R.R. Tolkien

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