Charlie Johnston -An alleged prophet with a critically important message for humanity

Charlie Johnston of Colorado in 2015 during FOCUS TV interview
Charles Johnston and the upcoming Storm -An alleged prophet with a critically important message for humanity
By Glenn  Dallaire

We report; you discern.
Update Jan 1, 2018: Concerning Mr. Johnston's alleged prophecies and private revelations, from early on this writer often commented that time and events (or lack of events) will clearly reveal whether Charlie's prophecies are authentic, or not.  In other words, time will tell. 

Well, as of today (January 1, 2018) time has clearly revealed that Mr. Johnston's numerous prophecies have ALL been shown to be completely false, most notably his predictions concerning the Presidential election, the great worldwide "Storm" which he foretold would bring global economic collapse and civil strife, toppling governments throughout the globe, war with political Islam resulting with the mass conversion of most Muslims, then a war with China, and generalized global chaos resulting in 26 million dead, all culminating with the miraculous "Rescue" apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to all of humanity, all of which was prophesied by Charlie to occur by the end of 2017. 

In conclusion, since Charlie's prophecies have now all been shown to be completely false, he joins the list of recent failed visionaries whose stories have been highlighted on this site, such as "Locutions to the World" and "Maria Divine Mercy", and together they provide a strong cautionary warning for all of us in regards to purported visionaries and mystics of past and present, urging us to be very cautious and prudent in our discernment concerning such persons,  reaffirming the statement and warning of St Paul of the Cross, the founder of the Passionists and great mystic himself, whom once stated that 9 out of 10 purported visionaries are false.  Perhaps this estimation from St Paul of the Cross is a bit high, but then again perhaps not. -Glenn Dallaire
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Updated Jan 2017, and also in 2016 on Oct. 27th, Aug 28, July 2 and Jan. 16,  and on October 17, 2015. Originally posted on January 1, 2015 -The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

***January 7, 2017: See also update on Charlie Johnston and the "Presidential Prophecy"

As the introduction of the home page of this website declares, this website is devoted to the Mystics of the Church; not only those who have been approved by the Church, but also those who thus far have not yet been approved--In fact, from the beginning my primary goal for this website was to help spread knowledge and devotion to the little known Mystics of the Church. And this mission, I believe, is still ongoing. So long as a particular mystic/visionary/prophet has not been officially condemned by the legitimate authority within the Catholic church, or has stated/published anything contrary to Church doctrine, then I am willing to publish their life story and/or their message here. However, as one can see by my articles on this website, I normally stick to writing about mystics/visionaries who have passed into eternity.

With all of the above in mind, I have contemplated and prayed about writing this particular post concerning Mr. Charles Johnston for about a month. I have reflected upon and studied Charlie's writings and prophetic message since my friend Gretchen kindly told me about him, and his website, back in mid-November 2014.


Charlie Johnston during his 3200 mile pilgrimage
To be very honest, I have hesitated to write and publish information about Charlie here, because over the years I personally have had some very spiritually painful experiences with living visionaries/mystics, and am therefore very cautious and reserved when it comes to speaking or writing about such persons. Yet, at the same time it must be acknowledged that Charlie's message, if authentic, is extremely important for humanity, as it concerns the time period in which we are presently living, along with the very near future.

His prophetic message primarily concerns the salvation of souls during the "Storm" which according to Charlie is said to be soon forthcoming, and which will be overtaking the entire world. And so, after weeks of prayer and reflection, I will file this report trusting that the Holy Spirit will guide you to proper discernment.

By way of a very brief biography, Charlie Johnston is a 60 year old (as of 2016) Roman Catholic layman currently living in the diocese of Denver, Colorado. Born and raised a Christian Fundamentalist, in 1991 he experienced a powerful conversion into the Catholic church. He claims to have been receiving heavenly visits from Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Archangel Gabriel, and other heavenly visitors since early childhood, that is for over 50 years, and has been guided in his prophetic mission for 20 years by three Catholic priests who are his spiritual directors. It is the Archangel Gabriel, whom Charlie calls "my Angel", whom has prophesied the majority of the events which we will detail below.

Charlie suffered a severe neurological event at 9:03AM on Good Friday, 2003, which still affects him physically to this day. Although suffering from this painful nerve damage, from Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012 he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. Charlie states that is was God who willed that he make the journey, and so he simply obeyed. So that they might accompany him in spirit, a couple of friends suggested that he post updates of his pilgrimage on a Facebook page, which he entitled Abraham's Journey. The pilgrimage culminated in a partial climb up Mt Meeker, Colorado, upon which Charlie has been told by his Angel that one day a Shrine will be built. There is a very extraordinary reason as related here as to why he was unable to summit the mountain, but suffice it to say it was not God's will.

Charlie Johnston 
Summary of Charlie Johnston's prophetic message for these times:
It is not for me to give an in depth analysis or commentary of Charlie's alleged mission and prophetic message for these perilous times in which we are living--I leave it to Charlie to speak of his mission for himself. If interested, you can visit his website entitled "The Next Right Step" here.

But here is a summary of what I personally have perceived the most important parts of Charlie's message and mission to be, garnered from in his writings and video talks:

The Storm
Charlie professes to have been foretold by the Archangel Gabriel of  a "Great Storm" that is now coming upon the world which will affect all of humanity. To be precise, he has stated that the Storm started in May of 2009, but has not reached it fullness yet. Concerning this, he has stated: "I tell people that we have entered the beginning of the greatest crisis in the history of Western Civilization and their imagination fails them."
He explains that it will consist of a series of  grave catastrophic events, one in succession upon another, each with progressively greater intensity and affect. He has described the forthcoming Storm as like being similar to a combination of the Great Depression and the Civil war all wrapped up into one, but each much worse than the original ones, because they will not be confined just to the USA, but will take place on a global scale. He states that Governments will topple, economies will collapse and currencies will fail throughout the world. He emphasizes especially also that there will be some "false dawns" in between the series of calamities.

One part of this predicted "Storm" will be that humanity will be at war with itself, like one great civil war upon the whole of the earth. Specifically he says "Our civil societies will degenerate into a global civil war fought along cultural lines". He states that North Korea is the "dragons tail" and while things will start from there, the countries to really watch for is most especially China, whom he calls a "bad actor". But, ironically it will be Russia that will eventually unite with the USA and other countries to help us in the battle with China at that time. The miraculous "Rescue" through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which I will speak more about below, will actually come in the midst of this global civil war. The first initial battles of the Storm however will be with Islamic forces, which will eventually be overthrown, but this will be another false dawn, as the battle with China will then arise, showing the Islamic conflict to have only been a cub of a challenge. Charlie states emphatically that the allied countries of the West will not win the battle against China, but that they will simply endure until the great miraculous Rescue comes through the Immaculate Heart of Mary (more on this miraculous Rescue below).

Charles Johnston
In fact, according to Charlie the Great Storm will begin to enter its fullness with a Muslim jihad. In a interview in July of 2012 with Michael Brown of Spirit Daily here, we read: When everything "explodes," a Muslim jihad will be in the first series of events, he believes, but "that's not the real danger. The real external threat comes from the Red Dragon, China."  Now for some specifics, he adds. "From the beginning I had insisted that there would be a rise in wide-scale stark terror as a primary method in this storm. I had written in ’01 that we would see a significant warming in our relations with Russia for a while, followed by them dramatically hitting the rocks again. But I told the priests [who serve as his spiritual directors] to keep their eye on Russia, because in the end she will be our most steadfast and reliable ally. As I have also said since the start, the storm '…will break through North Korea, but will not be centered in North Korea.' "  

Concerning North Korea he stated: "The signal event with North Korea has already happened - in May of 2009. I have written several times that I was told the nuclear test then was actually an audition to be nuclear arms merchant and technical consultant to rogue regimes in the Middle East. Just a little under two years ago, our intelligence services confirmed that that is exactly what happened. Now there may be more things ahead from North Korea, but the fundamental matter has already passed."

And again he wrote: "I long ago said – and often repeated – that I had been told the Storm would break through North Korea but would not be centered in North Korea. It already has. Back in May of 2009. Not to worry, I did not recognize it when it happened, either. Rather, while discussing in June of that year with someone else about “when the Storm breaks…” my angel interrupted and told me it already had. He explained that the nuclear test that North Korea did in May of 2009 was more than it seemed…that it was actually N. Korea’s audition to act as nuclear arms merchant and technical consultant to some Middle Eastern rogues, that representatives from several nations, including Iran and Syria had been present – and that agreement had been reached. The Storm had broken. I told my priests but otherwise downplayed it. Last year, American intelligence confirmed that Iran and Syria had been present at that test and that N. Korea had been engaged as technical consultant and supplier to Middle Eastern maniacs. It may be that N. Korea will commit some new showy atrocity to herald the fulness of the Storm, but whether it does or not, the Storm broke in May of 2009.

As with the 2009 nuclear test in North Korea have we also not seen the beginnings of the predicted Muslim jihad with the great ISIS advance in Syria and into Iraq, and their perceived establishment of a Islamic caliphate? Let alone all of the other extremest Muslim jihadist attacks that have been occurring throughout the world?

During this "Great Storm", many, if not all, of our support structures will successively fail, specifying for example technology and the economy, which will be very gravely affected throughout the entire world, and he also foresees the collapse of entire governments. Humanity will lose confidence in most--if not all--of the current global currencies, causing most of the world to return for a time to a barter based system/economy, until a new system of ownership and new currencies are developed and promulgated.

Charlie's mission and message, as I personally perceive it, is to firstly to warn of this upcoming "Great Storm", just as God, in His infinite love and mercy, has always done with the prophets going back to the Old Testament. Charlie says that when the Great Storm comes, people will think it is the end of the world. But he insists that it is not the end, and that it is not God's punishment, but it IS the consequences of what we have done. It is---and these are Charlie's words--"Our reclamation"---it is God, in His infinite love and mercy, calling His people back to Himself.

-The second part or facet of Charlie's mission is to point out how we are to live and act during these perilous times. It is a simple message: "We are to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around us. Trust-Do-Love, knowing that God is always close at hand for us"

When the Blessed Virgin Mary said, “I am the handmaid of the Lord,” She was acknowledging God. When She said, “Let it be done to me according to your word,” she resolved to take the next right step. When She went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, to help her with her pregnancy, she was being a sign of hope.

And so it is with Charlie's simple message for us: “Acknowledge God; take the next right step; and be a sign of hope to those around you, knowing that God is always close at hand." And this, according to Charlie, is how we are to weather the "Great Storm" that is soon to come upon us.

-According to Charlie, throughout the period (but most especially during the peak) of the Great Storm, the overwhelming vast majority of humanity will "lose hope"--these are Charlie's words, and for sure many will have their faith shaken, like all of the apostles during Jesus passion of whom all (except John) ran away and abandoned Him. Charlie states that we will lose hope in our own ability and/or the ability of humanity to actually recover from the devastating events during this time period. The point is, as much as we think we will be always be faithful and a sign of hope for others no matter what befalls us, it seems that when the horrible time of the Storm and Its unimaginable sufferings comes upon us, those who will be the great heroes of faith-hope-and-trust in God will be very, very few among us, like John vs. the rest of all the other apostles who ran away and abandoned Jesus. So Charlie insists that we not kid ourselves thinking we will be always faithful like John, but warns us, like Jesus did with Peter at the Last Supper with the prophecy of the rooster crowing three times, that we too will abandon Him for a time when the passion and confusion of the Great Storm comes upon us, for "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is very weak." 

During this purported "Storm", while Charlie foretells of the collapse of  governments throughout the world, concerning the United States he specifically foretells of a "Regency period", whereby he states that there will be no US President or elected leader, but an appointed "Regent", and he further suggests that there will actually likely be a series of Regents in succession.

The eight public prophecies that have purportedly been given to Charlie
In his article entitled "Go Forth", Charlie reveals eight worldwide events that are said to occur. He states:
"I only have eight public prophecies that I insist on. Only the visible, miraculous Rescue by Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception in late 2017, is time sensitive. Five things must happen between now and the Rescue, but can happen at any time during that period. They are:

– The continued toppling of governments throughout the world, including that of the U.S. The toppling of a government does not mean the nation shall fall.

– The confrontation with and fall of political Islam.

– The mass conversion of most Muslims

– The confrontation between the Judeo-Christian world and the current government of China.

– The alliance between Russia and the U.S. to lead the Judeo-Christian world to endure the confrontation with China.

-Then, after the 5 things above comes the miraculous "Rescue" through the Immaculate Heart of Mary sometime in late 2017.
Then there are two prophecies that happen shortly after the Rescue. They are the unification of the faithful into one flock under one shepherd and the building and location of the Shrine of thanksgiving for the Rescue on Mount Meeker in Colorado.

Remember that when (or if?) the predicted "Storm" comes upon humanity, that God has a plan
Yet, this loss of hope-most especially in humanities ability to recover from this Storm--is so that we might turn to God and put all of our hope and trust in Him. Until we lose all hope in our own ability to recover and rebuild through our own ingenuity, we will remain in rebellion against God. But when we finally lose that human hope, we will be forced to turn to something greater than ourselves, if we are to have any hope at all, and that is when we will turn a desperate hope towards God, and will find that THAT hope is well-founded. In other words, Charlie points out that we must lose most, if not all, of our current confidence in human supremacy, and then at the end of the Storm when all will seem lost, there will come the miraculous "Rescue" through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which will be a miraculous visible sign that everyone in the world will see that will be given through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, of which I will speak more about below. But concerning this loss of hope, may God help and strengthen all of us. It is comforting to note that God forewarns us of all of these things ahead of time, that we might recall it when the time comes, so that during and afterwards we might take courage knowing not only that God forewarned all of it, but that God has a plan, and that we are to have faith and be a sign of hope for others. In every single one of his conferences, Charlie always emphasizes that "We are to trust in God " and that "God has a plan." This is key to everything.

Charlie has stated that while things will get progressively worse during the Storm, there will be "false dawns" wherein people will think that the worst is over, but such will not be the case. The false dawns will only be short pauses in the Storm, somewhat like the eye of a hurricane passing directly overhead, then the Storm "winds" rage on from the opposite and unexpected direction.  

More  recently, on June 30, 2016, he commented:
"When I speak of the Rescue I always call it the Rescue. I have said consistently that God will intervene in the midst of the Storm for all who call on Him and will see. If it were not so, none of us would make it to the Rescue. I want everyone to know God is right at hand right now. There are a whole host of things we must deal with. After the full crash of society, we must get to our feet again to confront both Islam an finally China. This is NOT just one big event. It is a series of events. One battle does not win a war. So press on with the work – and don’t waste too much time savoring the victories when they come, for they will be followed by even starker and greater challenges UNTIL the Rescue. The Rescue is our definitive last chance to get it right."

This writer with Charlie Johnston in July, 2015

Another interesting point that Charlie revealed concerning the Storm is that:
"I have been told that 26 million will die as a result of the Storm. I believe that to be a rare instance where the angels are specifically speaking of temporal physical casualties..."
He states that his intention in revealing this number is to show how small the number of actual physical casualties will be for such a large conflagration of horrific worldwide events. This is not to downplay the great significance of 26 million deaths, but to convey that as serious as the events of the Storm will be, the actual physical casualties will only amount to about a third of what they were in World War II, which thus puts the number into an important context. Charlie has also stated: "It is the sustained, unrelenting terror that is the hallmark of this crisis, not the death toll."

I would add that in light of the terrifying prospects of a global economic collapse coupled with a global civil war, the fall of many governments and societies etc., I believe that this particular part of Charlie's prophetic message has actually been a source of consolation to some, given the potentialities involved, especially in this nuclear age.

In a post on his blog on July 11, 2015 called "The Summer of our Discontent"  Charlie shared some of his perceptions concerning the beginning of the "fullness of the Storm".  According to Charlie, very significant things will start happening from this point on (July 2015) as "...new convulsions shake the world and the Church every week".  He ended this article stating:, "We have entered into the summer of our discontent. It will be marked by convulsions, confusion and terror throughout the world and the Church. But after the summer comes fall…and great will be the fall."

A few other quotes from Charlie pertaining to the Storm: 
-"Many continue to think that the Storm is God’s punishment of us. IT IS NOT. Get that out of your head. The Storm is what we have brought on ourselves. It is an evil that is entirely wrought by our hands. God has nothing to do with it. If you don’t firmly get that right, you will get almost everything else wrong. The great evil is that we have convinced ourselves that we are sufficient to ourselves, that we are masters of our destiny with no need for God, whatsoever." 
-"Through the means of the Storm, God is giving us another chance to get things right, and this time we had better get it right."
-"The Storm is the beginning of our reclamation, not our destruction." 
-"We will begin to rebuild from the chaos DURING the Storm, as we must to confront certain things. I do not speak much of these times, only that God has specific plans to help us back onto our feet to face the real trials of the Storm. I will play a role in this. After the Storm, the whole culture will be in a rebuilding process as an era of great peace begins."
-"God is not punishing us through the means of the Storm. We have brought it upon ourselves. But God has a plan for us and for our reclamation."
-"There is no place of safety, except in God, as the darkness surrounds us – and that does not guarantee temporal safety, only spiritual safety.

...and do not think your faith, however abundant, will provide you with a get-out-of-jail free card from the temporal suffering that has begun...The rain from this Storm comes and, as it is written, falls on the just and the unjust alike.

...this will truly be worldwide, there will be no place of safety, and no family will be left untouched by the Storm."
-"I have told you before and I emphasize it now: devote yourself during the period of early chaos to caring for those around you. It is obviously good for them, but it will also keep you from obsessing over what is gone. Do that enough days, just doing what the day holds for you, and hope will emerge from the ashes."

Charlie predicts that President Obama will not complete his 2nd term and that the next leader will not come from an election
Both on his website and also in at least two videotaped conferences (Birmingham video from 46:00-50:00, and also the Santa Maria Vineyard video at 1:23:30) Charlie has emphatically stated that President Obama will not complete his 2nd term as President, and that the next leader will NOT come from the normal political process. He stated that while it is possible that there could be an election, whoever the person that will be nominated will not be sworn in on January 20, 2017. Specifically, on his website he stated:
August 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm
Donette, I said bluntly on the Birmingham Video that President Obama will not finish his term. I said that he would be eledted [elected] before he received the nomination to my priests, that he would lead us into the fullness of the Storm, that he would leave office in chaos and disgrace before his term was finished, and would live to convert in the end.
And again on Jan 8, 2016 in his post entitled "Through a Glass Darkly", he states:
"I have often said there will be no presidential election this year. Actually, there are some narrow circumstances in which there could be, but the results would be irrelevant. What I was told was that President Obama would not finish his term and that our next stable national leader will not come from the election process. You could have an explosion of events after an election and before an inauguration. You could have Obama declare a national emergency, cancel elections, extend his term and then depart before the extension was up. The most likely scenario is that everything will be up in the air before election, but there are narrow circumstances where that may not be." 
Elsewhere on his blog Charlie elaborated that not only will be no next elected American President, but during the Storm there will actually be a succession of interim national “leaders”, something like what regents would be to a monarchy.

On August 28, 2016 in a post entitled "The election...and other potential triggers", Charlie stated:
"....If, next January, Barack Obama peacefully hands over the reins of power to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, I will declare myself unreliable and go away. But it will not happen that way, for God has appointed that this be a sign to you to fortify you to trust Him and choose the ordinary way to follow Him through the most frightening year for the globe in history. I appeal to you to quit trying to flatter yourself that you have figured out how God is going to accomplish this, for that way leads to destruction. Trust Him and follow Him whatever happens. I have told you true." 

And as a footnote to the prediction concerning Obama, Charlie has stated the following: "I was told Obama would not finish his full term, that he would ultimately repent and convert, but not until long after he had left office and left the world in ashes."

The "Jericho Walk" to Washington D.C.
In his September 27, 2016 post entitled "Semper Fidelis, Adeste Fideles", Charlie states: 
"So today, as we get deeper into these times of fulfillment, I contemplate some stark possibilities. If free and open communication is suspended for more than a day, I will set out on foot toward Washington, D.C. It will not be my sole means of transportation (at least I hope not), but will be how I start. I will not broadcast my route, but I will travel in plain sight, unarmed. If the politico-media complex which currently occupies the governing and cultural institutions of this country seeks to take by force what they cannot win by persuasion, let’s see how they handle a 10-million man march. I do not expect to walk alone."

Why, though, only a 10-million man march in a country of nearly 400 million? Most people will have other, vital things to do to begin restoration of a genuinely civil order. Those who walk will mostly be comprised of unattached men.

The man named Menses
Charlie foresees a man whom the Angels call "Menses." This is not his given name, but just a contemptuous nickname the Angels use to refer to him, for the the Latin word "menses" literally refers to the flow of blood from the uterus during a woman's menstrual cycle. Charlie does not see the man as being specifically the anti-Christ. He will be a man who seems entirely orthodox and will seem to be a great defender of the Catholic faith. He will particularly deceive for a time many who are considered "conservative" Catholics. Charlie has stated "He is given over entirely to the spirit of antichrist and to satan...He is a very bad actor who plays at being a very good actor...He has, with full knowledge, given himself over to the satan. I do not believe he is the personification of the antichrist, but I do not know that he is not. He is a particularly charming, deceptive and malignant minion of satan." He will be revealed for who he truly is only as the Storm ends---right up to the moment of the Rescue.

The Rescue
When all will seem lost, towards the end of the year 2017 will come the miraculous "Rescue". It will come directly through the visible intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, coinciding with the 100 year anniversary of Her apparitions at Fatima in 1917 in which She promised that when all seems lost humanly speaking, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."* 

During the time of the Rescue there will be a miraculous visible sign that everyone in the world will see, and all will recognize it as coming through the heavenly intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will be the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Concerning the "Rescue" in late 2017, Charlie states that it is the one large scale prophetic message directly from heaven that has not been subject to any interpretive efforts on his part. It has been revealed to him bluntly and plainly, along with orders to let everyone know of it.

After the "Rescue" through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the now completely renewed humanity will have to rebuild its societies and structures once again, but this time it will be done with a profound humility, trust and love for God and the Blessed Virgin Mary, while seeking always His holy will in all things, just as in the Lord's prayer: "...Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven".  Immediately after the "Rescue" will come a prolonged - but natural - period of peace, joy and prosperity. 

Remarkably the Rescue in late 2017 will also mark the 500 year anniversary of when Martin Luther broke away from the Catholic church--the seminole event which marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Charlie states that the miraculous Rescue will reunite Christianity into one faith, that is, one flock under one Shepherd, Jesus Christ. After the miracle, Christianity will no longer be fragmented into various denominations, and the vast majority of Jews and Muslims will almost immediately be converted to Christianity, along with all other peoples of other religions. Charlie states that one of the things that greatly offends Jesus is that His Mother is not loved or respected by most of those outside the Catholic church, so this is one of the reasons that God wills that the Rescue will come directly through the heavenly intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and thus it will give evidence of the role God has bestowed upon Her as our heavenly advocate, and that it be a concrete sign of Her love and concern for all of humanity.

Charlie Johnston
Concerning this reunification of Christianity, Charlie states that: "The re-unification will not be like a victory celebration where one side wins and all others surrender. Rather, it will be like a joyful family reunion where everyone brings a dish. Our Protestant brethren will regain the structure and foundation they lost at the Reformation, while we Catholics will regain important charisms we have so neglected they have practically been lost to us. No one will feel defeated; all will be overjoyed that the family is back together again."

Recently Charlie explained why he believes that God, through the Angel Gabriel, insisted that Charlie make known the time period of the Rescue, that being in late 2017.  He writes: "Just before I embarked on this new pilgrimage, I read a story that fired an idea in my mind as to why I am told to give such a specific time-frame. The story was about shipwrecks near shore in a blinding storm. In such a shipwreck, most who drown do so within easy reach of the shore. Because of the fury of the storm, they can’t see the shore and lose hope, giving up. It ignited a great notion in my mind. I think I am ordered to give that specific time-frame because the Storm will be so furious near its end that many will have lost hope. Since we won’t be able to see the shore of peace, I think it pleases God to direct me to tell you this so that you know in the most furiously tempestuous moments, that the shore is very close, to give you hope to hold on just a little longer. It is a merciful grace, I think."

The great Shrine to be built on Mount Meeker, Colorado
Also after the Rescue there will be a great Shrine-Church built on Mount Meeker in Colorado, which will be one of the many great signs of God's infinite love for us during this upcoming time of renewal for humanity. According to Charlie, the Shrine at Mount Meeker will one day become the "...great Shrine of thanksgiving, and the premier place in the world for people to make a pilgrimage in thanksgiving for the Rescue."

And he adds: "I know little about what happens after the Rescue – but I have been told it will usher in a “prolonged” period of peace, prosperity and authentic brotherhood. I have also been told that in the century after its dedication, the Shrine at Mt. Meeker will be the most visited Shrine in the world. That, along with my angel’s emphasis all my life that this is NOT the end suggests that it will be much longer than a few years."
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If you do choose to visit Charlie's website, I humbly suggest that you may first want to read the "God's Plan" link at the top of the website, because it gives a good overview of Charlie's alleged mission. I would suggest also that you read the "comments" section beneath each article for many detailed perspectives from Charlie and many others.

As with all mystics and prophets that are not yet approved by the Church, CAUTION and CAREFUL DISCERNMENT are the guiding principles. We should not be too quick to approve, nor quick to condemn, unless in the latter case there is solid evidence and justification to do so. One important thing to consider is the fact that unlike some recent alleged visionaries like "Maria Divine Mercy" and "Locutions to the World", both of which have turned out to be not authentic as I have revealed on this website, Charlie on the other hand uses his own name and identity, and puts his personal reputation on the line and out there for everyone to research and consider in all sincerity.

In the end, the near future will tell whether Charlie's prophecies are from God, or not, and to those who may object to my posting the above information on this website thinking that to do so is imprudent, I respectfully reply with St Paul: "Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good" (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21), and then elsewhere in the Holy Scriptures we read: "Indeed, the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7), and so with this in mind I leave everyone free to respectfully post their comments/opinions below.

"My purpose is to reassure people of God's loving intention for them in the trials that are now breaking, to help strengthen them to endure until the time of deliverance." -Charlie Johnston
Charlie Johnson, 2015
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Also for those interested, here is a video of Charlie Johnston in Alabama on July 2015 talking about his experiences:
https://vimeo.com/134035153
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*At Fatima on July 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary stated in part "If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father (Pope) will have much to suffer and various nations will be annihilated.....In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me. Russia will be converted, and a period of peace will be given the world"
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Some additional quotes from Charles Johnston:
-"I am sent to be a sort of sherpa, a guide through treacherous times, to help encourage and rally people to endure – to trust that rescue will come."
-"At Easter of 2008 at the Vigil, the Lord appeared to me and said, “Now the hour of darkness comes upon the world. But be not afraid. The darkness shall not prevail.” I was given an image of the Garden of Gethsemane, the sense that this was prelude to the world’s passion. I did not assume that meant the world would be plunged into darkness within a few days."
-"People ask how to prepare. I mix some facts with soothing words because people just can’t get their mind around how radically different things are about to be. Faith, family, a defensible shelter and food are the only real assets you can bring to bear. For a short time, it will be primarily a barter economy."
-"The desperation of the war with the Chinese government is what leads up to the Rescue. After the Rescue, remember, comes an extended era of peace, prosperity and true Christian brotherhood."
-"God has a plan to carry us to safety and He is ALWAYS close at hand to YOU. God will never leave us bereft.
-"Be not afraid. God calls all men to salvation."
-"We do not get heaven until we actually get heaven."
-"In God's economy nothing is ever wasted, and we are never left bereft.
-"If you want to interact with Christ, for it to be fully fruitful, He insists you stretch out your hand in faith."
-"Gird your loins, acknowledge God, take the next right step, be a sign of hope to those around you, and be deliberate and steady, knowing that God is always close at hand."
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The Prayer Of Miraculous Trust which Charlie states was given to him by heaven:

In “The Prayer of Miraculous Trust” post, I specifically relate that Gabriel told me that that prayer would be particularly needed when everything was taken away from people…their jobs, their money, their medicines, their homes…and that it will open up a new age of miracles. 

The instruction is NOT that you must cease praying for the particular intention after saying this prayer, but that you must not say this prayer more than once for a specific intention. 

Why? Because there is a great ill in our times that restlessly seeks our own will without taking time to consider God’s will…that we say the words but don’t really believe. 

This specific prayer is designed to steadily increase actual trust and abandonment to God’s will. Once is enough…and then truly trust.

This prayer is to help you turn things over to God, trusting that once you have done so, whatever He then allows is for your eternal good and that of those you love.  It lets you ask what you want of God, then closes by abandoning yourself to what God wants of you.  Do not say it more than once for any particular intention, as this is an abandonment to trust.

Begin by asking for the help of Our Lady of Tepeyac, then cross yourself and say:

By the power of Our Lord, Jesus Christ; to the honor of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception; in service to her Immaculate Heart; I ask you Lord (state intention here and ask for the intercession of the saint of your choice).  I thank you for hearing my prayer.  Thy will be done.  Amen.

Cross yourself again, and give it over to God entirely with trust. 
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***Update: March 7, 2016: Archdiocese of Denver Statement on Charlie Johnston

***January 7, 2017: Update on Charlie Johnston and the "Presidential Prophecy"

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Glenn Dallaire said...


Dear Anonymous of September 9, 2015 at 1:33 PM

I sincerely appreciate your reasoned commentary and especially the two texts that you quoted to support your perspective, and while I truly respect your thoughts and your conclusion, I can only state that at this point I personally have *not* come to the same conclusion.

While each person must come to their own conclusion through their own discernment, I personally believe that thus far the seriousness and gravity of each of the concerns in regards to Charlie do not, in my opinion, disqualify him from possibly being a prophet sent by God. For you see, allegations such as Charlie being prideful for example can simply be attributed to confidence in his mission, because lets face it, a prophet chosen by God would need to be both convinced and convincing, otherwise who would believe that he is possibly sent by God? And this is just one example of justification that could be presented to at least partially vindicate the various concerns that you listed, if one sought to do so.

The point is, while I completely respect your discernment and conclusions, it is by far not an open and shut case, and in fact up to this point I think one could make a case either way, because there are certainly many positive elements concerning Charlie and his prophetic mission also, as many people have noted in the various commentaries on his website, and up to this point no one has found any theological errors in his statements or writings, just some perceived defects in his character.

However, I think we can both agree that we are quickly approaching the end of the time of discernment, and the beginning of the time of reckoning, because obviously the prophesied "Storm" must soon come to pass, along with the prophesied "Rescue" in late 2017, so the timetable is set, and is very near at hand.

Thanks again for your sincere comments and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Glenn Dallaire said...


Thanks BIZLEP for providing that interesting information.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Matthew 6: 24-34

No one can serve two masters; for either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Therefore be warned: Do not be anxious about your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor do they reap; they gather nothing into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to your life?

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither labor nor do they spin;

Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and burnt tomorrow, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?'

For the unbelievers seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

But seek first God's kingdom and live righteously, and all these things shall be yours as well.

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow. Let tomorrow take care of itself. Today has troubles enough of its own.

Anonymous said...

I believe Charlie Johnston is inauthentic as he is using the theologically unsound itheory of "soul making" proposed by John Hick. It purports that suffering may be turned to God's purpose by perfecting people and therefore it's occurrence is justified. This theory is grossly flawed in that it does not align with the merciful, loving nature of God especially when considered from the perspective of innocent sufferers such as children with cancer or women who are raped. Whilst some claim eventual benefit from suffering, the disproportionate aspect of suffering this theory fails to explain has led to it being rejected as unsound and unacceptable. Charlie Johnston claims the "Storm" is coming from God to teach everyone in the world that they are not self-sufficient and need God. He says everyone will be touched by it because we all need to learn this. There are however millions of Christians in the world who do not think they are self sufficient and are very well aware of their dependency on and need for God. Why then would God want to send a "Storm" to make these people who love Him suffer? It is not God's way. God's way is to send His own Son out of unimaginable love for us so that we may learn how to be perfect like God and be given the gift of salvation. This is God's way because he seeks a free and loving relationship with us created through free will. We learn to take responsibility for causing and ameliorating our own suffering with God's help in a positive way, not through God indiscrimately and violently making all suffer. This is the favoured theological tenet of the free will defence.
Charlie Johnston's prophecies are therefore grossly flawed from a theological perspective and therefore I believe he is inauthentic.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous of September 11, 2015 at 9:23 AM,

You said:
"I believe Charlie Johnston is inauthentic as he is using the theologically unsound theory of "soul making" proposed by John Hick. It purports that suffering may be turned to God's purpose by perfecting people and therefore it's occurrence is justified. This theory is grossly flawed in that it does not align with the merciful, loving nature of God especially when considered from the perspective of innocent sufferers such as children with cancer or women who are raped."

So, according to you, suffering of "innocent" people is "theologically flawed"? Well, you definitely may want to reconsider this "theory" of yours, because all one needs to do to see redemptive suffering of innocent people is to consider the "innocent" suffering and passion of Jesus, who of course is the most innocent person who ever lived, or the "innocent" sufferings of the Virgin Mary, probably the 2nd most innocent person who ever lived, or the innocent sufferings and beheading of St John the Baptist, or St Paul who in Colossians 1:24 said "Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church." And in addition to all this, one would have to wonder if in this theory of yours you even considered the countless number of victim souls throughout the history of the Church? And what about the universal suffering and death that God sent to Sodom and Gomorrah, or to the people of Noah's time with the great Flood? Were not there some "innocent" people involved in these universal sufferings that God sent? Obviously there were.

And so, with these considerations of universal sufferings that God has historically sent such as the great Flood and Sodom and Gomorrah, or the universal warning sent by Jonah to all of the people of Nineveh, it is obvious that the "Storm" that Charlie prophesies about is indeed theologically justifiable, given the historic universal events in the Scriptures, and is very much in accord with Catholic understanding of God's justice and mercy. These events are an expression of God's Sovereign Will.

Now, for innocent suffering you cite things like rape and children with cancer--well, when considering such things one would need to understand that these are part of God's *Permissive* will.

You see, events here on earth fall on 2 categories: God's Sovereign Will and God's Permissive Will. So, one would first need to have an understanding of these two principles to begin to even understand the mystery of why God allows suffering in innocent children, or women who are raped etc, or why He would send a universal great Flood to the people of Noah's time...If interested, I wrote an article all about this here:

Why does God permit suffering and evil? A look into God's Sovereign Will, God's Permissive Will and the free will of man

Thanks for your comments and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

So, was the attempted rape against Alexandrina God's will? Of course not, but He permitted it and allowed it (once again His Permissive will) and He used this sinful action along with her good will (she forgave this man from her heart) to draw immense good out of it. If we allow Him, God can draw immense good out of everything. - See more at: http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2010/05/why-does-god-allow-bad-things-to-happen.html#.dpuf

Seriously? You believe that the same God who saved the woman who was caught in adultery from being stoned to death "permits" attempted rape or actual rape so that these women can be sanctified and others can be edified and positively influenced by their experiences? To say God does not will or in other words want and ensure something occurs and then does ensure something occurs by not preventing or permitting it means He does want the occurrence to take place and is a circular non argument. These are outmoded theological concepts which have been debunked, disproved and rejected. They have been replaced with the free will defence. There are numerous excellent theological texts which explain it clearly.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous (directly above)

Exactly! It seems to me that we are really not disagreeing here, other than a misunderstanding of my distinction between God's Permissive Will, and God's Sovereign Will. -The former is what permits the actions of men--Grave sins such as rape occur due to the exercise of our own free will, coupled with our fallen human nature. You are very right that such actions are definitely NOT God's will, but God *permits* such things to happen, and can draw good from them if those involved allow and desire Him to do so.

The article I wrote (and linked to in my comment above) says:
"It is essential to note that God does not Will that these things happen! God does not will that man suffer, but He allows it because it is the effect of Original sin and the result of our fallen nature, in combination with the exercise of our free will. However God always seeks to draw good from everything, especially suffering."

Now, as to these being "outmoded theological concepts...that have been replaced with the free will defence"
-Well, isn't the concept of the exercise of man's free will what I have stated in regards to God's Permissive will? It seems we are simply using different words and terms for the same concept.

And so, without getting too derailed here and getting back to the original comment and matter at hand, that is, can God actually send punishment to all of humanity, like Mr. Charlie Johnston fortells? The original "Anonymous" a few posts above rejected the idea (I'm not sure if you are the same person?).
Now I myself, citing the Great Flood/Deluge, have shown that He definitely can and He definitely has done so in the past. This is a undeniable fact as related in Scripture. Therefore, as I have already stated, He possibly could send the "Great Storm" that Charlie Johnston prophesies, and this is what the original Anonymous poster above rejected, and was really the point in this recent conversation.

Thanks again for your comments and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Even in our time God grants revelations ... to whom he wills. He will reveal to some the number of days they have to live, or the trials they will have to endure, or something that will befall a particular person or kingdom, etc. He will uncover and declare to the spirit truths concerning the mysteries of our faith - although this properly speaking would not be a revelation since they are already revealed; it would be instead a manifestation or declaration of the already revealed.

The devil can be a great meddler with this kind of revelation. Since the truths are imparted through words, figures, and likenesses, etc., he can make counterfeits more easily than when the revelations are purely spiritual. If, in these two categories we mentioned, some new truth about our faith is revealed, or something at variance with it, we must by no means give assent, even though we have evidence it was spoken by an angel from heaven.

Since there are no more articles to be revealed by the Church about the substance of our faith, a person must not merely reject new revelations about the faith, but he should out of caution repudiate other kinds of knowledge mingled with them.


St. John of the Cross, The Ascent, Book II, Chapter 27

Anonymous said...

Glenn,

A friend had me listen to Charlie Johnston's Birmingham talk. Some odd things:
1) He said that "the best and brightest of us are wrong 98% of the time." What is he talking about? A trite phrase but with no connection to reality. But Charlie is charming, and you find yourself almost agreeing with this kind of nonsense at first hearing.
2) Angels have been talking to him for fifty years? Then why did it take him thirty of those years to become a Catholic?
3) Did the Angel Gabriel really sit next to him at Midnight Mass in 1997? Easy for him to claim, but just as easy for him to be making it up.
4) "If somebody's going to come around when I'm in the midst of folks, it's usually Jesus." Oh, Jesus appears to you often enough that you know when He usually comes? This is pure poppycock.
5) "Jesus kind of has a wry sense of humor." Glenn, this man is insulting the intelligence of everyone listening. I highly suspect that far from being a seer, he is a sociopath. He has many willing fans, all the attention he wants. His prophetic messages are boilerplate -- anyone could have come up with them. And we shall see if Obama fails to finish his term and converts.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reflections. If interested, I can provide some of my own thoughts concerning Charlie, having met him and corresponded with him many times, along with having followed his website for the past year or so:

Concerning your point #1, Charlie has mentioned this "95 percent" point a number of times, and what he is referring to is our often false interpretations of signs and messages from heaven, and the fact that we are wrong most of the time (ie-95 percent of the time) in regards to the actual reality in the fulfillment of prophesies.

Concerning some of your other points:

As far as his purported visions being "poppycock" and Charlie himself being a "sociopath", well, I can say that judging from the majority of comments on Charlie's website I think what many people see in Charlie is someone who, out of love and obedience to God, at age 55 walked 3200 miles across the country, even though having painful nerve damage, leaving with only a backpack and 50 bucks in his pocket, and one can see they many admire his trust and radical dependence in God for actually having the fortitude and trust in God to do such a courageous thing.

And nowadays, travelling around the country often while in pain due to his neurological condition, all to give conferences free of charge whose main theme is to "hearten and encourage the faithful", while in each place receiving from the hosts only the cost of a plane or bus ticket ($300), and all the while staying wherever he is placed, and giving up his own freedom of action each day to go and do whatever the host/hostess of each place ask of him to go and visit. People see that he gives of himself completely (full time) to his purported prophetic mission, giving up the dignity of working regular employment and having to rely on a friend for his own housing, thus carrying no health insurance (quite a leap of faith in itself considering his significant health issues) while selling nothing on his website, financially profiting in no way other than the sale of some holy cards, pins and bumper stickers through an online religious store of a friend, the percentage of which gives him what most of us would consider "pocket change". This is why it has been pointed out that he is a "prophet that is not for profit" (at least, monetary profit anyway). And people see how he is always offering support to those on his website who are hurting and suffering, always commenting with a kind word of support and the promise of a prayer, and how he replies to countless personal emails each week, with charity, kindness and spiritual encouragement.

You see Anonymous, it is this radical dependence upon God, coupled with this complete giving of himself for his purported prophetic mission and for others, without financial profit, is what I think speaks to many people, and seems to tell them 'Here is a man that is genuine and sincere". While he may be sincerely wrong in his purported heavenly prophesies--and time will soon tell-- nevertheless one has to recognize from the many comments on his website that he certainly inspires people, leading them to a sincere devotion to God, and this in and of itself is highly commendable. And so, with all this in mind, and considering also that no one has accused him of any doctrinal issues, I ask myself why then should anyone accuse him of being a 'sociopath' or similar judgements?(continued below)

Glenn Dallaire said...

(continued from above)
For I ask myself, what harm or evil deed has he done, or what doctrinal error has he promulgated, that one should condemn him? I personally just don't see it. Sure, one can freely come to the decision thinking that Charlie's prophesies are false, but how can one not respect, or even admire the man himself in all that he has done in following what he believes is his calling, because for to me these actions and kind deeds speak and testify for him. And as to the man himself, there is a old saying that wisely advises that "One should not judge a person until one walks a mile in his shoes".

And so it is that I ask: Would any of us leave our homes tomorrow with $50 bucks and a backpack and walk 3200 miles across the country? Or would any of us travel about the country from one state to another, often while in pain, to give conferences for free, all the while often being suspected as being a phony, a false prophet and/or a prophet of doom?

And so it is that I would say, let us give credit where credit is due, and instead of sitting in our easy chairs criticizing a man who travels about from one State to another full-time, giving free conferences and inspiring and encouraging people to good actions and devotion to God, let us simply respect and admire the courage, trust in God, good actions and the charity of this man named Charlie, leaving it to God to judge the man and his intentions--And as to his prophesies, well, as you rightly say time will soon tell.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Bizlep said...

Hi Glenn and readers
I have almost 3 decades of 'reading' and studying 'private messages' [better called post-Christian prophecy] and can more or less say the following from empirical experience:
- some prophecy content is very 'heavy' and almost certainly will occur (like the Warning and for instance the 3 days of darkness or the establishment of a False prophet on the Catholic Church seat), but they are 'moveable' in time, so to say;
- this is because, other events are conditional and many times are subjected to human free will. In other words, mankind good decisions usually retard Evil's agenda and the opposite is true also: bad decisions brings in the advancement of Satan's agenda. Now, every day people take decisions before going to bed and their sum up decides if a given prophecy will turn out conditional or not.

The question of Obama's mandate or if God will managed to put 'his' candidate on the run for the White House is one of those things that can be changed due to this 'everyday decision making' of every single soul. That is why most prophecies don't give dates and can even change or be suppressed (aka...'not happen' at all). Many times God has a plan but changes the persons that are going to carry it out. The ruling of the Supreme Court on 'gay marriage' is the typical example of the sort of human decisions that can really advance/retard God's or Satan's agenda.

I leave you with an example that is already History. In Fatima, in one of the early apparitions (can't remember exactly which one), Our Lady told the children that the I World War would soon come to an halt, but if people didn't pray the Rosary more and do more penance, there would be another terrible war even worse than that. Today we know which of the possibilities turned out real. I read that when I was around 13-14 years old - early 70's - and that was quite a 'discover' because it forever convinced me that problems and issues, no matter how worrisome, can be dealt with via prayer efficiently. I was amazed that a WORLD WAR might have been averted only by reciting an easy prayer and that sentence led me to devotion towards Mary and to become a 'costumer' of the Rosary for all issues in my life!

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Bizlep,
Thanks for sharing your perspective and reflections.

I agree with you completely that purification/chastisements can be mitigated and even all together averted through prayer and sacrifice. Aside from what you have already mentioned another example where we see this would be the story of Jonah with the citizens of Ninevah.

Thank again for your comments and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Yes which is why Charlie Johnston is inauthentic. He has vehemently said repeatedly that The Storm will come no matter what. E.g. "Many will be swept away by it. All will suffer, many will die. No family will be left untouched by the Storm – NO family. Everyone who gets their primary sense of security from anything other than God will have it taken from them." Apparently nobody can avert or weaken its effects with prayer. Not in accordance with what Mary recommended at Fatima or the theological precept of free will. Or Jesus' guidance on prayer. A piece on the best most trustworthy mystic of the Church Jesus Christ, would be far more helpful than this.

By the way Charlie took plane and car trips on his so called "pilgrimage" across the country. The evidence is there in photographic and textual form. Those alone would cost more than $300. Go figure.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous,
True, while Charlie has allegedly been told by his "visitors" that the Storm will now come no matter what, it should also be noted that he revealed how the date of the commencement of the Storm was actually postponed through a very remarkable circumstance, which you can read here, if interested.

The point is, Charlie has revealed that the great "Storm" has already been mitigated in its length through prayer and sacrifice. So this rules out your first point.

Now, as far as the $300 that he is given by the hosts in each city not being enough to cover the cost of certain plane trips and car rides, well, what exactly does this matter have to do with us? He has mentioned that he has a friend or two that occasionally helps with his works so I suppose this is where the extra funding comes from, when needed. Nevertheless I don't see where this matter concerns us. Now if he was overcharging then this would be a whole other matter, but obviously $300 barely cover the cost of travel expenses.

Thanks again for your comments and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

The link leads to a comment about the days of the "storm" being reduced in its number of days through Charlie's walking, not through prayer. So the point about Charlie being inauthentic because of his insistence that it is inevitable in direct opposition to the truth of free will and the power of prayer to avert things such as his alleged storm, still stands solidly. What does the fact that Charlie alleges he walked across the country with $50 only in his pocket when he actually was taking plane and car rides which would have cost considerably more than $50 have to do with us? It has to do with the fact that it appears he has been and still is by claiming he did this, deceitful and dishonest. It has to do with misleading the people of God. It has to do with sin. It has to do with doing things aligned with the Church's guidelines for determine that a visionary is inauthentic. I feel sorry for you Glenn Dallaire. You speak like one brainwashed or a staunch Charlie Johnston employee. Praying God will enlighten you for the sake of your soul. May God bless you and your loved ones.

Bizlep said...

Glenn

I Sincerely think that this forum/post is now being hit by 'shilling' from voluntary/involuntary shills. Either these people cannot understand language [like, Charlie left home with 50 US in his pocket...that is it]. If people gave him lifts, money ,etc doesn't matter because that 'money' is not part of the 50 US, that money is part of God's Providence which exactly took place because Charlie left with only 50, not 50.000!... he obeyed God and left home with 50 green backs in is pocket... is this so difficult to grasp? - This doesn't mean of course that he did the entire trip spending only those 50, but he doesn't really needs to say this because anyone supposedly can 'figure out'. .. or at least almost everyone :)

So, or these comments are from people in 'denial' of something very difficult to accept (I call it the Ostrich Syndrome), or you're now being hit by shills [they make a life from destroying forums...] another suspicious sign of this is that the most 'candid' comments are all by 'anonymous'.

I'm not 100% sure, of course (and as Charlie says, most of the time we perceive reality in the wrong sense...so) and may be these comments are from 'normal' people.... but the illogical reasoning and 'ad hominen' arguments to unqualify someone's work is typical of 'shilling'. Just as we say in Brazil, 'someone is trying to find hairs in a egg shell'!

Bizlep said...

(cont.)
But here are some heavy 'shells for shills', sustaining Charlie's acception (not really a date revealed by God, but his interpretation, só he says) that the storm will have the first big public event this Fall.
These are Locutions I have been following for 3 years and the last collection is even more 'chilling' for the 'any-argument-is-valid-for-denial' on this forum: they flately state that the Economic Crash will happen during Pope Francis visit to the US. So, fasten your seat belts and wait just one week.
Read the messages titled 'The Role of Pope Francis' in this last series
http://www.locutions.org/category/the-economic-collapse/

To see how serious these Locutions are I leave you with some major hits from them.
1 - Locutions from January 2012 stating (in the last paragraph, so not meaning 2012 like the previous lines) that there will be a Conclave (it happen in 2013 as we all know):
http://www.locutions.org/2012/01/a-future-papal-election/
NOTE: the above Locution must be taken very carefully because I think - after re-reading it in 2014 - it can be actually referring to TWO distinct conclaves. I think the Pope of Fatima is the one of Russia Consecration... if so, it is not Pope Francis (which has already 'entrusted the World' to Mary's Immaculate Heart, so I don't expect any other 'consecration' from him), but Pope Francis will probably pave the way for it inside the Church and the next Pope will perform the Consecration asked and mentioning the word 'RUSSIA'... this will probably all occur until 2017, centennial year of Fatima. NOTE: 'probably' = MY guess, ok?
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2 - Locutions about the conclave and the new Pope (all from 2013):
http://www.locutions.org/?s=conclave
read especially the one that describes the future Pope as 'A Pope with a burning heart” from 03/02/2013: http://www.locutions.org/2013/03/2-a-pope-with-a-burning-heart/

and even from january 2013: http://www.locutions.org/category/mary-and-her-pope/
NOTE: again, the above can refer to Francis ... or the next!

So, if Charlie is a 'false prophet' because of 50 US$.. who cares? - I have other proven sources stating exaclty the same about the Tribulation strating very, very soon! - SO, in doubt... better prepare!

So the Truth is: the times ahead are só 'unequal' to any others before that they will lead YOU and ME either to a state of DESPAIR or a time of FAITH. There is no 'between', no reasoning, nothing... the sooner we all face the hard truths of our times, the better... this is no time for 'wistfull thinking', no matter how hard reality might reveal itself... denial is not the path for dealing with serious issues. Remember Noah... it is not difficult to imagine the kinds of 'reasons' to make him 'false prophet' and dismiss his message: 'sinner', 'proud', 'full-of-himself', etc, etc, etc,etc,etc. An than... 'all of a sudden!'

Glenn Dallaire said...


Dear Anonymous,
With all due respect, did you even read Charlie's statement from the link I provided for you? I will quote it below because you obviously did not read it, given your most recent comment where you said:
"The link leads to a comment about the days of the "storm" being reduced in its number of days through Charlie's walking, not through prayer. So the point about Charlie being inauthentic because of his insistence that it is inevitable in direct opposition to the truth of free will and the power of prayer to avert things such as his alleged storm, still stands solidly."

Now, here is Charlie's statement from the link I provided to you:
"During the rest of the Novena I was given to know that because of my obedience throughout the way, because of my fidelity to normal legitimate authority, and because of the prayers of many, God would shorten the number of days in the fulness of the agony of the Storm. And he would leave the gates of mercy open for people to cross back over easily into the faith and truth. But had I stubbornly defied normal authority and snuck up to the summit as I had first promised, the gates of mercy would have been closed and the Storm would have commenced with full fury."
---------------------------

-Obviously the first sentence of this quote shows that your allegation above is completely false. Next I will address another incorrect accusation concerning the funding during Charlie's 2011/2012 pilgrimage (see below)

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous,
I must first clarify that I actually misunderstood one of your earlier statements, for it seemed to me that you were referring to the conference visits from State to State that Charlie is currently doing at the moment, while you were actually apparently referring to his 2011/2012 pilgrimage.

Since you are referring to the pilgrimage walk that he made in 2011/2012, let me then address the error you stated concerning this.

You said:
"What does the fact that Charlie alleges he walked across the country with $50 only in his pocket when he actually was taking plane and car rides which would have cost considerably more than $50 have to do with us?"

Charlie has stated *many* times on his website and even in a couple of his recent conferences---the videos of which are linked on his website---that he left on his pilgrimage with $50, and that he helped to fund his pilgrimage along the way by writing "how to" articles for content sites during his free time, using the pen name "Joe McElroy".

He even stated publicly the amount that he received, which was $15 for each article he wrote. He has been very upfront about all of these things, so it is obvious that your accusations in these matters are completely false and unfounded. So, I really would suggest that in any future comments that you should really consider providing actual quotes from Charlie to authenticate and support your accusations, just like I have been doing all along to refute your inaccurate statements.

As to myself being "brainwashed" or a "staunch Charlie Johnston employee", well, I am definitely neither--I have said all along that I am neutral towards Charlie, awaiting the possible fulfillment of his prophesy. I do have a great love for the truth, and I despise false accusations and calumnies directed at anyone, and this is why I seek to clarify inaccurate statements of yours and others, for the sake of the truth.

In the next comment I will address the matter of the actual distance that Charlie himself physically walked on his pilgrimage, not counting any bus/car rides etc. (continued below)

Anonymous said...

I did indeed read the quote kind sir. I understood well that Charlie stated that he was told during a novena presumably by God, that because of his walking around the country the "storm" will be less and surpringly our beautiful God who the true prophet Jeremiah states has unerring, unfailing mercy decided to be merciful again "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassion fails not. they arenew every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-22. Charlie in that same quote you so kindly provided stated that he was told " I had been told that when I reached the summit – which I was directed to climb to – the gates of mercy would be shut and the Storm would enter into the fulness of its fury." ButGod never denies us His mercy! Not under any circumstance! As Jesus told and showed us His love and mercy are boundless and endure forever. He does not require Charlie Johnston to climb a mountain for it be restored a little.

Yes indeed Charlie claims he left with $50 and earned the odd $15 on the way. Mathematically those amounts don't compute to being sufficient coverage for the expenses incurred. Charlie claims to have walked thousands of miles in his public profile "Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. " This is from his website. Yet he took plane and car rides. It doesn't add up at all.

I continue to pray for you Glenn. I am very worried for your wellbeing.
Thanks for your responses. May God bless you and your loved ones.

Bizlep said...

Reading the above one is left to wonder if God was 'merciless' with Sodom after bargaining with Abraham.

Anyway... In my opinion God has been bargaining with our 'modern' World ever since Lourdes & Fatima (>100 years!)... so, what do you people think it is going to happen, given that the world didn't listen to???

Just a thought...

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous,
On Sept 8, 2012 Charlie wrote "With my journey at an end, I walked 3,000 miles over a year and a half. I had three interruptions, each about a month a piece." Also on his website he wrote how he occasionally was offered a car ride into towns etc, and this averaged about 1 a week, and were NOT long distance drives but simply rides into the next town. He has explained how the pilgrimage was not to prove anything physically or otherwise. It was not a physical endurance test. It was to meet people and feel the heart of this country while offering himself to a radical dependence on God. His journey with many accompanying photos and facts is all well attested in his "Abrahams Journey" Facebook page, which he was asked to keep updated, so those who wished to could follow him in spirit. In hindsight it was good that he did so, because there would probably be some folks saying he never made the journey at all!

I am left wondering something---Why dig ones heels in opposition to Charlie when there is no real solid doctrinal grounds to do so? Why must we always persecute the alleged prophets in our midst? Did not Jesus Himself accuse the Jews of the same error for having persecuted ALL of the prophets that God had sent to them? Of course one is always free when it comes to private revelations, and one can certainly choose not to believe in his prophesies, no problem! But why do some feel it necessary to actively oppose Charlie or others like him, when like in Charlie's case thusfar there is no solid doctrinal reason to do so? Why not just say that "such prophesies are not for me" and leave it at that? Otherwise why not just take a wait and see" approach? What if he really is an instrument sent by God for these times? Would one really want to set themselves up against such a person. Is it not more prudent simply to remain neutral in such cases, that to come out in direct opposition? As I have said since January, time will soon tell whether Charlie's prophetic mission is of God, or not.

May God bless you an your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

How dare Charlie say these horrendous things about our pope!
"When Pope Francis speaks formally on matters of faith and morals, which he is authoritative on, his clarity, charity and orthodoxy are invariably breathtaking. When he speaks on matters of economics and politics, which he is not authoritative on, focusing on means rather than ends, he is almost invariably clunky, poorly informed, and recommends policies that have impoverished and oppressed people whenever they have been tried. The problem is he speaks at length on secular political matters and treats faith and morals as an afterthought. "

How disobedient! Another indication he is inauthentic.

Glenn Dallaire said...


The problem with your quote is that you clipped only a part of what he said, so it is out of context. His next sentences in his statement were:

"But here’s the thing: God does not just know who we are, He knows who we are going to be. That is why He could look at the zealotry of a Saul of Tarsus, see to the heart, and see that this was the man with the fortitude and steadfastness He could use to spread the message of Christianity throughout the world. He could look at the seeming glib, but degenerate, brilliance and passion of a St. Augustine and see a man He could use to explain and spread the faith to millions. God sees to the heart and knows what can be made of it.

I have said emphatically that Pope Francis IS the Pope of the Storm, I have also said that right now he is in his prelude to greatness – and that, in fact, a significant blunder is liable to lead him into that greatness. I am beginning to think that in a year when the very concept of family is under siege throughout the western world, when Christians are being butchered in large swaths of the world, when babies are being butchered and their organs sold for profit throughout the formerly Christian world, his blunder may be that he occupies his time declaiming against dubious propositions such as global warming and advocating for global governance – relative trivia while the foundations of Christian civilization are being pulverized. Whatever it is, Pope Francis is the guy who will lead us through the Storm like a champion – and God is no more mistaken in this than He was in making Saul of Tarsus the Apostle to the Gentiles or the heretic Augustine into a great Doctor of the Church.

In a larger sense, as irritating as it might be to have a Pope who disagrees with you on secular things, even if he is badly wrong, it is irrelevant so long as he maintains fidelity on faith and morals. The point is that God’s ways are not our ways – and God always has a plan. In many ways, I often do not understand God’s plan, but I do trust His promises even when I don’t understand. He will preserve His Church and carry us safely through this Storm. The question, thus, is not so much whether you agree with Pope Francis on politics and economics, but whether you will obey the hierarchy the Lord set up, Himself, on matters of faith and morals."
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Thus, reading through his statement in context and in its entirety makes all the difference.
-Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Charlie Johnston made a failed prophecy close to two years ago, a couple of months before he started the Next Right Step blog.

This prophecy is also very specific. Like the LTTW one, it gave dates, and it never came to pass.

10/30/13

I tell you now that governments around the world will soon begin to topple like dominoes, including our own. It will happen before next year is finished (2014), but most likely it will happen before this year ends.


Charlie Johnston failed prophecy from October 30, 2013

I don't understand why he kind of glossed over this very specific prophecy, not mentioning it again this past year (2015).

Glenn Dallaire said...


Thank you Anonymous for passing along this information. I understand and I very much appreciate your concern. I am going to ask Charlie Johnston to reply directly to this message. The one thing I personally would like to clarify though is that in the recent case of the false prophesy of Locutions to the World (LTTW) which you mention, the specific message and prediction allegedly CAME DIRECTLY from the Virgin Mary, and was presented and given in Her name, whereas this one from Charlie seems to me to be a personal prediction or interpretation from Charlie himself, and not as a direct prophesy/message from heaven. But this is just my impression anyway, for whatever it is worth. I definitely will however go ahead and contact Charlie and leave it to him to reply, since I think it is an important concern.

Thanks again and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Charlie Johnston said...

Kind of a funny question. In order for something to be a failed prophecy, it has to actually fail. This has been accurate.

Perhaps my wording was a bit bombastic, giving people to think it would finish rather than begin by the end of 2014. And only Egypt and Syria were toppled in 2013, but then ISIS picked up steam and governments throughout the Mideast fell...along with Eastern Ukraine in 2014, and the European Union is on the verge of collapse now, with Greece in tatters and Eastern Europe ready to bolt rather than be forced to take a large share of refugees. 2014 saw perhaps the biggest upheaval in governments toppling of modern times - and the fraying continues apace. It did begin and is striking to behold.

If anonymous interpreted it to mean the process must be finished by the end of 2014, he would have a point, but what I said was that the process would have visibly begun by the end of 2014. It had visibly begun with the volatility in the Middle East by the end of 2013 and has steadily picked up speed around the world since. It will END with the toppling of the US and other western countries besides those that are already tottering. I could have been clearer by phrasing it that, in the end, the US will be included among the dominoes. But it began as I said it would and is continuing around us right now.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I did indeed interpret it to mean the process would start in late 2013 and be over, meaning our government would have toppled as well, by 2014.

Anonymous said...

I understand you are under a lot of stress with the traveling, and people falsely associating LttW with you, but I didn't appreciate your first comment, Charlie. It wasn't a funny question at all.

Charlie Johnston said...

My apologies, anonymous. It was a serious question that deserved a serious answer from start to finish. The first line was unnecessary. You are right that I am worn out - and I was rushing out to make the joint appearance with Mark Mallett and Kitty Cleveland when I responded. But this is what I signed up for, so I should have treated it with the respect it deserved in every line.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Charlie. I hope you get some much needed rest, and I will keep you in my prayers.

Bizlep said...

Glenn
I have posted this under the comment you left in Charlie's blog... but putting it simply here it is: in the Fatima apparition in which the second secret was given to the 3 children (according to Sister Lucy's text written in 1941) Our Lady is quoted as saying that 'if people didn't pray the Rosary and do more penance another terrible war would start in the pontificate of Pius XI. As we all know, IIWW started in Pius XII pontificate.
I'm Portuguese and I do know very well all things about Fatima and I can say that I have always been baffled by this imprecision... for many years I thought this might be a 'memory lapsus' of Sister Lucy or a 'printing error or confusion of names'; but now my opinion changed because after three decades of studying the modern phenomenon of catholic prophecy I came to realise that no matter if false or true, not a single 'prophet' was ever 'given' the official name of a future elected Pope. So, today I see this as what actually Mary stated (excluded a typing error from Lucy) ... and given that our heavenly Mother doesn't lie, there must have been a change in plans.
Were you aware of this error in an approved Marian Apparition? - What do you think of it?
God Bless!

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Bizlep,
When I read your comment this is the inspiration that I have on this matter, for whatever it is worth:
The "if" at the beginning of our Blessed Mother's message means that She intended the prediction to be conditional, meaning the timing (and even the war itself) was not yet a definite circumstance--it was to depend on humanities actions (saying the rosary and doing penance, as She said). In other words, it was a warning, not a sure and certain prediction of a future event.

And the example that came to mind that I can give you is how God called Jonah to prophesize to the people of Nineveh, that in 30 days their city was to be destroyed. Like the one you speak of concerning Fatima, this too was a conditional prophesy, in other words a warning, in that it was to depend on whether or not the people of Nineveh would repent of the sins and promise to amend their ways, or not. Fortunately for them they did repent, and the city was spared, as you well know by reading this story in the Scriptures.

However, in the case of the great war prophesized by our Blessed Mother in Fatima, the events were only postponed a few years, and perhaps too the severity of the war was also mitigated a bit, but that we do not know for sure, and the reason for this we can only conclude is that people did not pray and repent to the extent that God desired. So, sadly the war eventually came to pass, as our Blessed Mother had warned, but that She restrained the arm of God a few extra years by the offering of the prayers and penance that some of the people did do in response to Her request at Fatima.

I have read other peoples various opinions on this matter, but I can only say that this is the explanation that I come to have, for whatever it is worth.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Tina Barry said...

I am just adding my own personal opinion which may mean nothing to any of you. I am in Opus Dei, Charlie isn't. I do not know Charlie, but have benefited deeply from his website. The current times confirm his prophecies. The most convincing thing for me personally was his vision of the Shrine and the priests of Opus Dei. They have been discerning and archiving his messages for some twenty years. Fr. Mark was my confessor for years. Opus Dei, who's charism for the Church, message and mission is to sanctify are daily work and offer everything we do to God, really does not like to deal with these types of people and prophesies. They are the most unlikely people to take Charlie serious, yet they have for 20 years. They would not mess with him unless there was something very, very convincing for them to do so. Twenty years of 3 incredible priests directing this mans soul? Trust me, I have been in Opus Dei myself for over 20 years and they don't mess around with nuts.

All this was alarming to me and forced me to seriously pay attention. I didn't want to. This is not happy information for people, it's scary and does cause a natural immediate sense of panic in people, but it also forces us to re-evaluate our lives and priorities. I focus on the Shrine. WOW! And, no more abortion, God, bring on the storm. Unity in the entire Christian Church, I want it.

My husband, and all 5 kids decided through prayer to create a "refuge" for people. We had put our house up for sale and sold it, then found out all this information on the Storm. We hadn't decided where we should live. We had, before we even researched this information, had no idea what God wanted from us. It was odd, and still is because we are moving to the mountains tomorrow. We have prayed diligently about everything we are doing and feel continuously led into the direction of preparing to help many people. If we have made a mistake, it will be the best, most important loving mistake we have ever made. That sounds odd, but that's how we feel. Our prayer lives have grown immensely. The lukewarm slumber I have suffered from has gone away, and I see things so clearly.

For more then a hundred years God has been telling us through so many people in the Church and Our Lady has been imploring us. Why should we be surprised that it is upon us now? It is going to come whether we believe Charlie or not. Just look around. Look who is in charge of our country. This is our time in history, our time in the Church to do our duty. Most of our families will live in a society that will be phenomenal! No more pornography. No more watching young and old souls alike fall into the pit of hell. We are willing to suffer whatever it takes. This is our moment. We will tell our stories to our grandchildren. Onward Christian soldiers, and as St. JPII who knew about the storm (you could see it in his suffering face and posture) "Be not afraid." Many blessings to all of you praying and discerning. Ask Our Lady to show you the truth. The Miraculous Trust prayer has been invaluable for me personally.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Tina,
Thank you for your comments and for sharing a bit of your spiritual journey. I pray that God may bless you and your family in your move and your new home in the mountains!

One clarification: Charlie has posted on his website that he considers himself to be a cooperator in Opus Dei. Here is a quote from him concerning this:

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"Signs of the Time: Trial, Fulfillment and Miracles" Posted on March 11, 2015 by charliej373 By Charlie Johnston

.....As most of you know, I am affiliated with the Prelature of Opus Dei, not as a member, but as a cooperator, one who supports the Work with my prayers and benefits from spiritual direction through it...."
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May God bless you and your loved ones in your new home in the mountains!
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Charlie says that he has three spiritual directors. Does anyone know who they are or do we just take his word? Are his messages and prophecies reviewed/approved by those spiritual directors prior to release? At least with the Locutions to the World the messages were vetted by Msgr Esseff, although in retrospect that didn't do us much good.

It would seem to me that before a Catholic starts saying God or the Blessed Mother is giving them messages they should get the approval of their Bishop. And there should be a psychiatric evaluation of that person to rule out any self delusion or mental health issues.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above)
I will answer your questions as best as I can, and in the order you ask them.

1) I have met, in person, one of Charlie's priest spiritual directors and we correspond often.

2) No, the articles and the comments that Charlie publishes on his website are not reviewed first by his spiritual directors prior to publication, but one of his spiritual directors does read most all of what he writes and comments.

3) Charlie has stated that he informed his local Bishop on at least two occasions concerning his purported prophetic mission--once by letter, and once by a personal visit to the Bishops offices.

-I hope this helps to answer some of your questions and concerns.
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Did Charlie ever seek out a mental health evaluation ?

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous,
To reply to your question above, to my knowledge the answer is no. To provide a little more background info I can give you a quote from an interview that Michael Brown did a number of years back:

"I can't tell you the authenticity of it, what he's seeing or whatever, but I can attest to his character," his spiritual director, who wishes to remain unnamed, told Spirit Daily. "What he's claiming is pretty incredible. I guess the thing I can summarize is that he's a stable individual, he has a stable personality, and he's a man of deep prayer. Has he predicted things? Yes and no. He's been right on some things and wrong on others. He's a man of prayer and well-grounded. Is there undisputable evidence? No."
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And I personally can add that Charlie's spiritual director told me this past summer that thoroughout the 20 years that he has known him, his "story" has never changed.

I hope that this info helps with your discernment.
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire


Anonymous said...

I am in the Archdiocese of Denver, but I don't know what you will get if you inquire there. When I first came out here, I wrote the Archbishop two letters submitting to his authority and stopped by there several times seeking to see him. He didn't actually refuse, just never responded at all - and never has.

- Charlie responding to a poster about whether Archbishop Aquila ever vetted him and his claims. From Mark Shea's "Catholic and Enjoying It" column on Patheos, November 2014.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Thank you Anonymous for sharing this---great info!

-Glenn Dallaire

Charlie Johnston said...

I should note that the comment above from the Mark Shea thread was correct at the time, but I have heard from Archdiocesan authorities since then. They have been checking out the website. We have had several friendly communications and I will be meeting with them when I get back to Denver later this month.

Bizlep said...

Glenn
I have by now got a bit more acquainted with US based catholic blogs, etc and I would like to use this 'venue' to let you and your readers know about Polish Diocesan Priest Fr Adam Skwarczynski for a few reason's
1 - he seems to be not well known in the US/Canada
2 - This priest received some insights from God on the 'Tribulation' since his childhood. I consider this talk the best resumed exposure of the entire 'warning' issue.
3 - His testimony bears some common ground with that of Charlie
4 - he has a message of HOPE...
5 - He is an Apostle of the 'victim souls' spirituality

It is a long video... the first half is an Introduction to his life, works and testimony, than on what he was shown on the Warning and Tribulation (Garabandal related); the second half his about spiritual preparation, especially on how to do a life-confession well done.

For those that find Charlie's testimony difficult to accept or to 'deal with', this is a total independent and extremely credible source with a very similar testimony.

This interview was 'attacked' in the sense that the most widely seen video has now got the soundtrack wiped out, etc... however I was able to locate a version in Youtube that is still available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp5y_cheN4U

God bless all readers here... we all need to pray more Rosaries!

Anonymous said...

Boy, I would really love to know which Charlie Johnston "prophecies" came true, if any. So his anonymous spiritual directors (he needs three of them? really?) says some of his prophecies have come true, some have not. I hope one of his "big" prophecies wasn't that Obama would win his first and second elections (as he seems to like to reiterate). That was a gimme. Everybody knew it. Is there anything else substantial? I don't want to be that guy that Jesus talks about saying Woe to those seeking signs. But if Charlie is speaking in the name of Jesus, and Charlie is prophecying in His Name, then it follows to get our attention some things will verify him. I don't think Moses missed on any of his call outs to Ramses when Moses was the mouthpiece of The Master Of The Universe. Hit or miss for all intents and purposes is ALL MISS in my opinion.
As a person who has been in the financial industry as a principal for over thirty years, I personally dismiss all prophecy of stock market and economic gloom and doom.
There are bull and bear cycles within longer bull and bear cycles. There are corrections and there are crashes. And whenever bubbles of any type are preceived, real or not real, all heck seems to break out with many of these "prophets."
The derivative exposure is the catch all right now.
About thirty years ago or so, the Japanese Nikkei hit 40,000. It has only recovered to about half that, i.e. < 20,000, after all these years. Bubbles take time to recover from. But Charlie is saying that by end of this year we are FULL in the Storm (as he puts it)? No homes, no money, no nothing, and battling the Chinese? It seems like it's always the Chinese or the Russians we have to contend with, and wth no money, no hope, nothing. Nancy Fowler of Conyers fame said the Chinese would be on our doorstep by 1998 or something. Wrong. Two thing scare people: loss of money and security, and war with a huge army like the Chinese - for good reason. And daggoned it if most prophets don't henpeck these two fears constantly. At least I am glad that Charlie finally put some time frames to the storm: end of 2015. He has stated that everybody - with a capital EV - will have a trying 2015 and know they are in it. Okay, so I took some stock market losses, had some health problems, almost went through a divorce. Yup, tough year. Same as millions have every year before me. But if Charlie is right, I will have no home? No money? No nothing? Who will live in my house, then? Is it just gone? Anyone know if there is an APP out there for modern day prophets and locutionists so that we all just go ahead and allign ourselves with the one that suits our timeframes for economic disaster and our tolerances for destruction and hopelessness as suits our needs? Because there seems to be one for all occasions. It has truly gotten ridiculous with the internet these days spreadying "messages." Whenever they go wrong, all the followers attempt to "explain" it away. " Well, Joey Lomangino might have had his eyesight for one second before he died. We just can't know." I much prefer the "mystics" that Glenn typically posts here; the ones that the church has looked into, or that time has proven. Charlie Johnston, the self-proclaimed precocious child (I often hear him call himself) has done an awful lot of scaring of people. I ask: is this a fruit that we use to determine his veracity? If not, where are the fruits? Please.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous above,

Great post. For a similar perspective on Charlie Johnston you might check out:

http://thwordinc.blogspot.com/2015/09/is-sasquatch-antichrist-or-temptation.html

Anonymous said...

Glenn, don't you have a setting to tighten this up? You are getting a lot of creeps just trolling you and sliming Charlie here. Honest criticism is one thing, but letting these guys shoot from ambush anonymously over and over isn't really fair. And honestly, I'm tired of having to wade through the creeps that just make stuff up. Both you and Charlie deserve better than this.

Anonymous said...

Hello anonymous, I'm not sure that calling people creeps who question folks who hangs a shingle, or in this case launch a website, and claim visions and messages from heaven is charitable. It is a good thing to be very sceptical of these cases especially when we have the Bible and Church tradition to guide us.

I may be wrong but my guess is 95% of people claiming to talk to God are well intentioned but deluded, another 4 % are mentally ill and/or deliberately seek to delude, and of the 1% that are true mystics, many times even they get it wrong.

Charlie may in fact be valid but as of today there's no Church approval (imprimatur) of his visions and predictions and I think it is a healthy thing to question whether this is true before we grab our "bug-out" bags and head for the hills.

Lioness70 said...

We could all learn something from the recent LttW debacle.

It's the same counsel from Thessalonians 19-21: Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

For me, there's a mix in Charlie's messages. Some if it is wise, while some of it is anxiety provoking and indeed sounds like "tickling of the ears".

It looks like the Archdiocese of Denver is getting set to evaluate his messages, so I think it's a good idea to wait and see what they have to say.

Anonymous said...

Hello Lioness70, after reading your post I decided to call the Archdiocese of Denver. I spoke with Fr. Scott Bailey who's the Secretary to Archbishop Aquila. He confirmed that they have just become aware of Charlie and been in contact with him and will be meeting with him. Evidently they've received quite a few calls.

Lioness70 said...

If you read Charlie's post today, he and some of his readers are saying "time is just about up" before his predicted collapse happens.

That's troubling to me. Only because, and posters have hinted at here a few times already, that Charlie's message has yet to be vetted by the Archdiocese.

I was one of the many who contacted Father Scott, via email. It wasn't because I was trying to get Charlie's speaking tour shut down. Apparently people have been doing that. I only wanted to know what was going on here and should we be taking any of this seriously. Father Scott was both helpful and neutral. So as is always said about this case, time will tell.

Anonymous said...

Opps, I guess I'm a bit rusty in posting hyperlinks.

If you want to read the critique of Charlie Johnston by Kevin Symonds enter the following into a browser:

http://www.pattimaguirearmstrong.com/2015/10/concerning-charlie-johnson-by-kevin-j.html

You can also Google for "Concerning Charlie Johnston" to find the article by Symonds.

steve said...

I truly hope the investigation into Charlie by the Archdiocese is speedy and thorough. And that they let us know their conclusions. But I doubt it will be speedy (the rescue will probably come by the time they release a statement, and even that might not be enough for them).

My thinking is at best they will tell us that nothing he says conflicts with faith or morals. But I could have probably told you that myself.

Glenn Dallaire said...


To those concerned: I moved your most recent couple of comments to an article I wrote entitled "Mystics and visionaries in the world today" because the comments pertained to other visionaries and not Charlie Johnston, and I think its better not to mix other purported living visionaries in together on this particular article. Those interested in commenting and discussing other alleged visionaries can definitely post comments there.

Thank you!
-Glenn Dallaire

gianna said...

An interesting article by a psychologist on what she has termed "Revelation Overload Anxiety" that she says she is seeing more of today in her practice:

http://www.theraphaelremedy.com/blog/item/revelation-overload-anxiety

Jackisback said...

Well, we are one month into the fall. I'll check back on November 21st and again on December 21st. When the world is still turning normally, I promise not to dismiss or condemn Charlie. When the 2016 election season concludes and a new president is inaugurated in January 2017 (and Mr. Obama has not failed to finish his second term) I promise not to dismiss or condemn Charlie. And then I'll check back again in January 2018. When the world is still turning normally, I promise not to dismiss or condemn Charlie. At that point I suppose, you can once again fall back on the notion that Charlie's predictions as to these time frames were his own - and "not attributed by him as having heard them directly from Mary or an angel". But to that defense I say, so what. Credibility at that point is shattered. Will the so-called harmlessness of his message fully compensate for the amount of time you have spent on these musings of Charlie's, especially given how duped you are likely to feel at that point? For it is at that point where Charlie's dire predictions will resemble closely the predictions of so many other fatalistic soothsayers who were foolish enough to put a date or year certain on such prognostications.

His advice on what to do in a crisis, while not objectionable, is neither novel nor inciteful, and is equally applicable in the very smallest of strife filled moments in life. I say this only to point out that the unspoken reason that so many have commented in support of Charlie (and indeed it is the same reason why Patrick Madrid was foolish enough to interview him on his radio show this morning on Immaculate Heart Radio's Los Angeles feed) is precisely because his "prophesies" are so dire and so specific in the stated time frames.

Giving attention to this may not be per se dangerous, but putting stock into the content of his predictions of peril does have the potential of making you feel as foolish as those who took seriously the end-of-the-world predictions of so many false prophets in our past. Indeed, the only question remaining on a bright sunny New Year's Day on January 1, 2018, is how silly will you feel in potentially hanging onto to Charlie's next utterance - especially if he provides you with the first of multiple future revised dates for the "fullness of the storm" (a la Herbert W. Armstrong or Harold Camping vis-a-vis their end of the world scenarios)? I suppose your consolation at that point will be that at least Charlie can be said to have not been as harmful as Marshall Applewhite.

Anonymous said...

Fr. Mitch Pacwa of EWTN attended one of Charlie's talks, and Fr. Pacwa is about as straight and orthodox as they come. I know his attendance was not an endorcement but if Fr. Pacwa is listening to Charlie that's good enough for me.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Jackisback,
Personally, I think that even if Charlie's alleged prophesy concerning the Storm and Rescue does not come to fruition--and it very well may not--I think that quite a few persons would agree that their lives were spiritually enriched in a number of ways by having known Charlie. He certainly has inspired quite a few people in some very positive ways, and thusfar no one has accused him of being in error doctrinally, and many, including this writer, have found his devotion to the Pope and the Church to be edifying. And certainly many have been inspired his 3200 mile walk across the USA a few years back, and his current life of simplicity.

And so, even if his purported prophesy concerning the Storm/Rescue do not come to pass, this writer can sincerely state that I personally have been spiritually enriched in a number of ways by having met and known him. Now, if he was leading souls away from the Pope or the Church then this would be another story, but such has never been the case.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Jackisback said...

As I say, there is nothing per se harmful in listening to Mr. Johnston's musings, advice and exhortations. To those who find them edifying and feel enriched by them, that's fine and well. But, consider standing back from the trees and getting a perspective of the forest for a moment. If Mr. Johnston were to have been going about the country for the last several years preaching only the non-objectionable Catholic prose - but without any caraclysmic narrative and without any references to have received any information from "visions" or "visitations" from the Blessed Mary, Angels, etc., how much of what he preaches would be at all different from, or more edifying or enriching than, what you might hear on any given Sunday at mass from a relatively well spoken parish priest?

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything Jackisback said. Charlie Johnston has already done harm shown by the comments of some on his website and others. For example those who were going to take their children out of school, move, were prepping and in a high state of anxiety all because of his dire predictions. The Church makes decisions about seers' authenticity not just On the basis of whether they have made doctrinal errors or say spiritually uplifting things. They also consider good character. Charlie Johnston's case is a bit shaky there. I also find the fact that Charlie promotes Glenn Dellaire and his websites on his own (Charlie's) website and also seems to collaborate with Mark Mallett and help promote his website and that these two appear to return the favour rather disconcerting and lacking in impartiality in discernment.

Peter said...

Something strikes me as odd with this.

First, some of the comments submitted on Charlie's blog by his followers seem like whatever Charlie says is absolutely brilliant and a pearl of wisdom. His followers' overly flattering postings seem almost cult-like.

Second, some of the people on Charlie's blog are now submitting their dreams of tidal waves, premonitions or whatever. It seems like nowadays everyone wants to be a mystic. Reminds me of people who go to Medjugorje and come back claiming they're now receiving locutions. A case in point is Anne a Lay Apostle.

Third, the comments seem very egocentric. For example, one person noted that since many of Charlie's followers are nearing completion with their physical preparations that might be a sign that the storm will soon hit full force. Forgive me but with 7 billion of God's children alive today on planet Earth do these folks really think because a few dozen of Charlie's followers are now sitting a top of a year's worth of water, beans and toilet paper that God is now free to unleash the storm?

I guess the notion of mostly middle class white people sitting at home on their iPads and iPhones checking Charlie's blog every few hours for the latest messages from heaven is a strange manifestation of the Catholic faith.

Anonymous said...

Charlie stated that if this Storm didn't happen, it will be the end.

He also stated that if we foul up this period of peace he claims will happen starting in 2018...it will be the end.

Making bold claims like that discounts him in light of Mark 13:32: But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous September 21, 2015 4:03 PM

The link leads to a comment about the days of the "storm" being reduced in its number of days through Charlie's walking, not through prayer. So the point about Charlie being inauthentic because of his insistence that it is inevitable in direct opposition to the truth of free will and the power of prayer to avert things such as his alleged storm, still stands solidly.

Charlie from his site, January 26, 2015:

Why do you think the Storm is necessary? Since God is NOT going to revoke our free will, it is one of the few means violent enough to embed in our memories the ultimate consequence of disorder without actually destroying us.

October 31, 2015

We are already IN the Storm. It just hasn’t reached its fullness yet. And if it does not, we would be doomed. The Storm IS the divine chemotherapy for the cancer that has infected society. Participate in the Rescue.

Compare and contrast the anxiety and hopelessness one feels reading those posts to this hope-filled one from Monsignor Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington, written before New Year, December 30, 2014:

"Above all we must pray so as to avoid the otherwise necessary chastisements of God and the inevitability of ruin at our own hand if we do not soon repent."

"In this new year, pray for our Western world as never before. We have brought great gifts to the world through our marriage with Christ. But now, acting like an angry divorcée, we have forsaken Him and turned to great wickedness. But God still seeks us and wants to renew His covenant with us."

"Pray. And before you exultantly say, “Bring on the destruction!” please consider that this is no “made-for-TV movie.” Think about how instantly different our lives would be! Please consider the bloodshed and loss of life. Again, would you be ready for a world with no electricity, no Internet, and no central government with a Bill of Rights? Are you ready to live without roads, running water, and trash collection? Repentance is a far better solution. So pray for a miracle! It doesn’t have to end in destruction. Jerusalem could have repented, and we still can."


Which of these writings is more inspiring and would actually spur people to repent and change their lives?

Anonymous said...

And here's Charlie on why "repenting being a far better solution" (per Msgr. Pope) is "folly":

October 14, 2015

Some pray for mitigation of the Storm. They think they do well, but what they are actually praying for is mitigation of the consequences of what we have wrought. Over the last century, that sort of mitigation has been given – and the result has been the continued loss of masses of souls to eternity because of our stubborn, stiff-necked rebellion. For the last century, every time God has shielded us from the consequences of our stupid vanity, we have simply doubled down, thinking the mitigation proof that we are in control and do not need God. Our preening arrogance has formed a deadly cancer on the Mystical Body of Christ. All we ever had to do to rid ourselves of the cancer was to embrace humility and our need for God. Every time the Lord has mitigated the symptoms, we have doubled down on our arrogance, making the cancer worse. God is not using the Storm we have wrought to destroy us, but as a form of Divine Chemotherapy guaranteed to rid us of the cancer and leave us healthier than ever. The Storm, used as God is now using it, IS an act of Divine Mercy. It is an act of supreme folly to pray for delivery from the cure rather than from the cancer.

Anonymous said...

Yes it's as if he's saying God's forgiveness is limited. Fatal theological flaw. The blood of Jesus was/is the only "chemotherapy" we need/ed. I notice he has been doing some backtracking and covering of his tracks lately. For example posting,"corrections," to previous pronouncements on advice of priests or posting about being obedient to Church authority. Probably all has to do with the diocese now finally investigating him.

Jack Gallagher said...

I don't believe I have heard a more perverse stretching of the old "please see the forest for the trees" argument. In prior eras there were much more impactful world level crises that would have been much more believable as potential "convergences". The black plague, World Wars I and II, the Great Depression in between those wars, "and a long etcetera..." I humbly implore you to step back and look at the planet rather than the forest. Taking "the next right step" might be a great idea, but not because the end is nigh - it's not.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 12:36 AM

I noticed the same thing. He said on October 28, "I apologize now for the fact that I will rarely indulge curiosity on speculative matters (i. e. his prophecies) any more." That likely also has to do with the diocese investigating him, because they discourage messages that float apocalyptic scenarios around.

The running after spiritual phenomena, such as alleged revelations, is condemned by St. John of the Cross as spiritual avarice. This means that pious souls who would be repulsed by crude materialistic greed think nothing of being greedy to know revelations and prophecies. An exclusive, or even a predominant attention to these matters (especially apocalyptic ones), cannot help but produce an unbalanced spirituality. Should the Church condemn some favorite alleged revelation such a person may find themselves believing more in it than in the supernatural authority of the Church. The devil will have succeeded in what he had set out to do. - Colin B. Donovan, STL

https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/apparitions.htm

Anonymous said...

Correction to the above post: They (bishops) discourage unapproved messages that float apocalyptic scenarios around.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Thanks to everyone recently for your comments.

Having met Charlie personally, and having spoken and corresponded with him on dozens of occasions, and having met with, spoken and corresponded with one of his priest spiritual directors also on many occasions, I can simply state that I have found Charlie to be sincere and well grounded in the teachings of the Church. And this is why I personally continue to take the "wait and see" approach concerning him. Up to this point I personally see no solid reason to dismiss him, and I continue to believe that his message deserves a just hearing and fair consideration.

As I have stated in the past, time will definitely tell whether his message is authentic or not. In the meantime, since up to this point he has not contradicted any doctrines of the Church, would it not be best simply to take the wait and see approach, since the prophesied events are foretold to occur in the very near future. The events, or lack thereof, will surely bear witness one way or the other. Without solid grounds to do so, why set oneself up against someone who may very well be sent by God? Time will surely soon tell one way or another.

Having studied the lives of literally dozens of visionaries and mystics for this website I can simply state one thing for certain: God's ways are not our ways and He is often full of surprises. I personally have been mistaken in judging too quickly, and I have learned that so long as the local Bishop has not come to a negative decision, and the person has not stated anything that glaringly contradicts Church doctrine, then I personally remain neutral and open to the possibility of God working in and through the person. In short, when judging mystics or visionaries that the Church has NOT made a decision upon, I think that the wisdom of Gamaliel should be applied to them:
"In the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God." (Acts 5:38-39)
-Just my .02 cents for whatever it is worth.

Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Glenn, no one is condemning or flippantly dismissing Charlie. There's a lot, however, in his messages that doesn't add up. Look through the past 270 comments for inconsistencies that people found.

My feeling is the Archdiocese may well have come to the same conclusion, and they have to study the messages further before reaching a conclusion. That may take a long time.

Anonymous said...

Glenn, thank you for this website. I would agree with the previous commenter. Nobody is dismissing Charle, but what this man claims is utterly fantastic...he claims he talks to angels who tell him there will be a complete economic collapse and money worthless, millions dead, tanks rolling down the streets, people needing to flee to refuges. Of course we need to view this man with a critical eye

Glenn Dallaire said...

Well, fair enough. I myself urge caution and careful discernment when it comes to all living mystics\visionaries.

As for this statement: "...he claims he talks to angels who tell him there will be a complete economic collapse and money worthless, millions dead, tanks rolling down the streets, people needing to flee to refuges."

He has stated that the last two things that you cited (tanks and refuges) were simply some of the *possible* consequences of the prophesied economic collapse. In other words, he used these as examples of what could happen.
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Also, on another note, I would like to use this opportunity to point out that another commenter in a few posts above (from Nov 2nd) misquoted Charlie, saying that:
"..if this Storm didn't happen, it will be the end."

What he said was that without the Storm and God's intervention, it *would* be the end - while insisting that God is in fact intervening.

Just wanted to clarify these two things because I think it is very important when discussing these matters to quote such persons correctly.

-Glenn Dallaire

Jackisback said...

This hair splitting in defense of what Charlie "really said" or "really meant" should stop Glenn. That's not neutrality. That's indicating you have a dog in this hunt. And as for the insistence that "time will tell" if he is authentic, I challenge that. For the usual pattern is that the would-be mystic, when faced with deadlines to the prophesies, preemptively embarks on moving the goal posts for the timetable - or alternatively insists that another communication with God or a messenger of God has created a change in the original prophesy. In fact, Charlie has done this already, and soon will again.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree Jackisback. "Wait and see" is also irresponsible as more people may be hurt by Charlie's "prophecies". Consider those poor people driven by anxiety triggered by his statements to consider taking their children out of school and actively engage in prepping behaviour. It is far better to do as the Vatican has with some of the Medjugorje "visionaries" and stop their activities to attempt to lessen the damage they may do rather than sitting back and waiting whilst people are possibly hurt. I also notice he writes far less now and posts other people's writing more than his own with the excuse of being busy. Quite queer for a chosen messenger from God to spread other people's messages more than the one he is supposed to. St Faustina for example stuck to her duty of spreading the message entrusted to her and didn't discuss other people's messages or what opinions journalists of her day had.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately we won't need to wait too much longer because Charlie said we'll skip the next presidential elections. I believe his Archdiocese is in the process of determining whether to allow him to speak publicly in the Archdiocese. I suppose if his Bishop either allows, or does nothing to prevent him from speaking in his Archdiocese, then a wait-and-see approach makes sense.

In the absence of his Bishop's approval, I find it hard to believe that God would expect us to believe and act upon his claims.

I also noticed that he's posting a lot less. I suppose the less he says, the less he can trip himself up by contradicting himself. Then again much of what he says does ring true. I hope his Bishop issues a statement sooner rather than later.

Charlie Johnston said...

With respect, Jackisback, I appreciate when Glenn corrects the misquotes on this site. I rarely get aggravated with criticism about what I have actually said. Unfortunately, I am maliciously misquoted and misrepresented by commenters on this site more than any other English-language site in the world. To insist that one limit one's criticism to what I have actually said rather than what I have not is not to advocate for me, but to advocate for accuracy.

You have a couple of people here who constantly say that I am encouraging people to prep and hunker down - or to take their kids out of school...when I consistently and constantly say exactly the opposite, both publicly on the website and in the comments - and privately in emails. You have a few people who think if they tell the same lies over and over without reference to actual facts, it will eventually be accepted as fact.

Glenn is very permissive about letting commenters post whatever they want. To criticize him for sometimes insisting that it ought to be grounded in what I have actually said is absurd.

Jackisback said...

I appreciate Charlie, your stepping up to carry your own water on this one. But Glenn's defense of you was in parsing the word "will" versus "would."

It would be helpful if you could articulate precisely how there is both a distinction and a substantive difference between these words. If the correction were about substituting the word "will" with "could", then I would understand. As it is, we're left scratching our heads.

If, in the future, you refrain from recasting your prior prognistications, then my respect level will go in a northward direction. I hold out hope that this is the case.

Anonymous said...

It's true that Charlie does not tell people to prep or to pull their kids out of school. But how could any adult in their right mind who has children to care for or aging parents, reading his predictions about world wide civil wars, 25 million dead, and all their money becoming WORTHLESS, not prep?

Where I have difficulty reconciling is Charlie's predictions and the behavior of Pope Francis. If as Charlie says, the storm will come to a head in the next year, why is the Successor of St. Peter acting as if it's business as usual? For example, the Pope just issued an encyclical on climate change. Will any of us give a rat's patoot about our carbon footprint when money becomes worthless and millions are being killed? I guess I would have expected the Holy Spirit to be inspiring Pope Francis to lead us through the storm.

Charlie Johnston said...

Jackisback, that is basic English grammar. The word "will" is definitive while the word "would" is conditional. I used the conditional tense of what "would" happen if God did not intervene while insisting He will intervene (notice the definitive tense there). The clear distinction between conditional and definitive tenses are long established. That is not "re-casting" anything. It is basic rules of English grammar. You usually seem of good will whether you agree or disagree on something, so I am going to guess this is just a hole in your knowledge of the fundamental rules of English grammar. Conditional and definitive tenses have profoundly different meanings.

Anonymous said...

Yes being misquoted can be disturbing. It may well be disturbing for people that Charlie misquoted them. They have not been misquoting him as encouraging prepping but pointed out that some people have stated on his website that they have prepped and considered taking their children out of school because of Charlie's statements. That is not quoting Charlie but pointing out what some of his readers or followers have said they have done or felt. It is very different to misquoting Charlie himself and can by no means be regarded as malicious. It is not malicious either to use or permissive to allow people to execute their God given right of free speech to express concern or opinions about something.

Bizlep said...

After reading about the prep issue here I can't but wonder about the following:
1 - The US has by far the largest 'prep' population in the world, including the Gov underground bases. This has been going for decades as far as I'm aware.
2 - If Charlie adds some more inadvertently, he is probably responsible for less than 5% of this prep population. People like Alex Jones, Pastor Lindsey Williams, Gerald Celente, Paul Craig Roberts, Steve Quayle, Tom Horn, Ron Paul, Ned Dougerthy, Jonathan Cahn or John Leary have but been warning people about eminent economic collapse, US dollar demise, war with Russia , China & Iran, FEMA camps, martial law and much more. The question is not if it is going to happen, but WHEN!

So why such a rant towards Charlie? - Is it because it is a Catholic saying these things?? - He received the mission to prepare people to not loose hope in the midst of the worst Tribulation ever of the entire Human History and that is his focus, the gloom and doom he talks about is the context, the envelope, that justifies his message on how to keep trust exclusively in God from now on. I mean, there are THOUSANDS of both lay and prophetic people forecasting these things in the US, Latin America, Australia, Europe, Nigeria, The Philippines...

I wonder if Charlie's message is more welcome among our protestant brothers... from what I've seen it probably is and Catholics in general are uninformed on these so called 'end times' issues... even the Pope. In the same way that Israel didn't recognized the times when it was visited by God in Human flesh, so the majority of the Church will not recognise the times of the Parousia of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

In response to Bizlep: in Charlie's own words "If you can rescue just one..." Even one less person, or better five percent fewer people saved from the distress, anxiety and financial loss associated with prepping makes providing feedback about Charlie on a forum about Charlie worthwhile.

Lisa Bowden said...

I have a question. I could have sworn that I read somewhere that Charlie stated that the economic collapse would be sometime this fall but I can't find it anywhere. Am I incorrect in this?

Anonymous said...

April 8, 2015:

"You seem to be suggesting a 12—24 month time period at most before storm breaks and changes our lives irrevocably, or is that being too dramatic?"

"Actually, I am thinking more along the lines of one to five months."

Note: This was not from direct revelation.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Lisa,
To reply to your question, Charlie has stated repeatedly on his blog that "The storm began in May of 2009, when North Korea ran another round of nuclear tests" (direct quote).

However he definitely has not given any specific dates for what he calls the "FULLNESS of the Storm/Collapse/Crash" to begin. Along with Anonymous' quote above (for which I thank Anonymous) one could also probably attribute this quote also from the July 11, 2015 post entitled "The Summer of our discontent"
"We have entered into the summer of our discontent. It will be marked by convulsions, confusion and terror throughout the world and the Church. But after the summer comes fall…and great will be the fall."

To be very clear however, Charlie has repeatedly stated that he has NOT been given the date of the commencement of the "crash" or "fullness* of the Storm", and any comments from him pertaining to the possible timing is purely speculation on his part. I understand that privately he has stated to a few people that his "best assessment" was that the "crash" would come this fall, but again this was only his own personal assessment, and not a direct revelation. I hope this helps to answer your question.

Glenn Dallaire

Jackisback said...

Once again Glenn, this strains credulity and "impartiality" to the breaking point.

Jackisback said...

And if "not from direct revelation" then why spout speculation as to a time frame at all?

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Jackisback,
You said "Once again Glenn, this strains credulity and "impartiality" to the breaking point."

While for some persons it perhaps may seem a dichotomy how on the one hand I personally can be neutral and impartial concerning Charlie's purported revelations, and yet at the same time consider him a dear friend in Jesus, yet I can sincerely tell you that this is the case and the truth.

The reason for this is that I separate and make the distinction between Charlie the person, and the purported revelations that he has allegedly received. As for Charlie the person, I absolutely love the guy and consider him a dear friend in Jesus, yet as for his purported revelations, I see them as neither authentic nor inauthentic--in other words I am completely neutral concerning them--and I am simply awaiting the possible fulfillment, or lack of fulfillment, of what he has prophesied. If one was to ask me my opinion on the percentage of authenticity I would sincerely say 50/50, and that is about as neutral as one gets. Also, as for what he has prophesied, it seems to me that the best approach is that one should simply wait and see, because obviously time will soon tell since the events he has foretold pertain to the very near future.

As I have said before, I think that what Charlie is stating is very serious, and I believe that his prophetic message deserves a just and sincere hearing, so that each person may discern for themselves. Thus far no one has accused him of any serious theological errors, so I personally see no reason to dismiss him or discount his message.

In closing I hope that you will permit me one final personal reflection: Over the past year I have come to know Charlie and I have found him to be a very sincere, kindhearted and devout man, who gives of himself completely for what he sees as his "mission" from God (one need only briefly reflect upon his 3200 mile pilgrimage across the country while at the same time suffering from a neurological illness, his subsequent conferences across the country which were given free of charge and without profit, and all his work on his blog to come to this obvious conclusion). Yet I acknowledge the fact that while Charlie himself may be completely sincere, he may nevertheless be sincerely wrong concerning the revelations he believes that he has received. By late 2017 we shall all know the truth concerning the revelations. Yet, even if his purported revelations turn out to be incorrect, this would not change my own personal view or opinion concerning Charlie the person, of whose friendship in Jesus I will always treasure, and in whose personal and moral qualities I deeply respect and admire, for if one is sincere, yet happens to be sincerely wrong about such a thing, it personally does not change my own opinion of such a person. But again, this is simply my .02 cents, for whatever it is worth.

-Glenn Dallaire




Anonymous said...

Very well said Jackisback, totally agree. One has only to skim his responses which always defend Charlie's "revelations" and praise anyone who agrees with Charlie to see that impartiality is virtually non-existent here with Glenn. If there was a dichotomy between the person and the "revelations" one wonders why there are always responses defending tcomments about the revelations and not so many about Charlie the person. Your own great comments were about the revelations Jackisback, yet Glenn defended them, not Charlie as a person. I agree that is not impartiality and the argument that it was in defence of Charlie as a person makes no sense as the comment was clearly not about Charlie as a person but about the prophecies. Glenn keeps saying Charlie is making no to minimal money out of his activities but does he know this for a fact? Has he sighted Charlie's or the NRS financial records to confirm this?

Anonymous said...

I found this interesting youtube video by The Marian Catholic in regards to Charlie Johnston:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJnkNtD4Fps

The presenter claims Charlie is false and raises some interesting points.

He posits that the basis for Charlie's visions may be neurologic as Charlie himself admits he has neurological damage. This got me thinking,,,has Charlie ever stated on his website what exactly the nature of his neurologic damage is? Also, has Charlie said whether he ever received psychatric care or treatment for ANY reason whatsoever, e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.?

I don't want to disrespect the man but I think these are important questions to be asked given the gravity of his claims.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above)

Thanks for your comments.

In concern for the sake of the truth I have to point out several inaccuracies and false representations in the YOUTUBE video that you suggested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJnkNtD4Fps#sthash.748KQ5c8.dpuf

Firstly, at the 1:20 minute mark, Christopher (the presenter) states that the prophesied miraculous Rescue that Charlie speaks about will come between October 13-17, 2017. Charlie has corrected this statement a number of times on his blog and he readily admits the fault is his own. In an early interview with Michael Brown of Spirit Daily he spoke of this date, however he reports that right afterwards his Angel corrected him stating that he (Charlie) was told only "late 2017" and not Oct 13-17 which was merely Charlie's own assessment.

The reason why this is important to correct is because one of the three key reasons that Christopher (the presenter) uses later in the video to dismiss Charlie is this fact of specific dates. Yet even so he rightly concedes that there is in fact a precedence for a predicted specific date concerning a miracle when in 1917 Our Lady Herself predicted the miracle at Fatima on October 13, 1917.

The next correction comes at the 5:40 minute mark when Christopher states that Charlie's personal belief in the authenticity of Medjugorje "damages his credibility". The Church Herself has not officially approved or condemned Medjugorje, so how could one even consider using it as a basis in an attempt to dismiss Charlie? To me it is very obvious that this faulty justification concerning Medjugorje clearly reveals that Christopher is merely reaching at straws in his efforts to discredit Charlie.

Another error in this presentation comes at the 6:10 minute mark where Charlie says that "We are to treat all Christians and Jews as full and equal partners in the work in these times" HOWEVER at the 7:58 minute mark Christopher twists Charlie's quote stating "Full and equal partners in the LORD"----in the video Charlie clearly states "We are to treat all Christians and Jews as full and equal partners in the work in these times", he does not say "Full and equal partners in the LORD".

Now, interestingly it is precisely these 3 things above that Christopher himself uses at the 10:28 minute mark as the 3 main justifications to dismiss Charlie, yet I have clearly shown above that all 3 of these are inaccuracies or misconceptions.

Finally, at the 10:45 mark Christopher states that we can dismiss Charlie's revelations as either a demonic deception or "..more likely as the product of a neurological disorder."
One can only hope that this last statement is made simply in complete ignorance of the form of neurological illness that Charlie is affected with, which is specifically nerve damage, which causes him pain in certain positions (standing, squatting, kneeling etc) and nerve damage, as such, is not related to, or associated with any kind of mental illness.

-Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Actually there is a lot of very sound scientific evidence that neurological disorders and chronic pain can cause mental health disorders including hallucinations and depression. Consider this:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/11/29/nerve-cell-alterations-may-influence-mental-illness/48307.html
And this:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163834311002933

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above),
Thanks for your comment.
Well, I am not a medical professional, yet I agree that a simple Google search does reveal the association between SOME neurological disorders and mental illness--in fact the Wikipedia article on Neurological disorders for example lists some associations between certain neurological illnesses and certain forms of mental illness. However, this is only in very specific forms of certain neurological disorders.

Now the thing is, of all those who know Charlie personally---friends, family, previous coworkers and colleagues etc, (and I would include myself here and especially also his priest spiritual director who has known him for over 20 years, and in whom I am in frequent contact with), to my knowledge thus far no one has ever expressed any concerns, or made any accusations concerning Charlie's mental capacity.

In fact the exact opposite seems to be the prevailing opinion, and that is that most people who know him find him to be very intelligent and lucid. In fact, Charlie's keen intellect is one thing that I noted very early on when I began researching his purported prophetic message and mission. The reason I find it noteworthy is because having studied literally dozens of mystics and visionaries over the past 20 years (a number of those I have studied are highlighted on this website), I have found that the vast majority of such persons are usually what I would call "simpletons", in that most mystics/visionaries are not usually very well educated or well read, whereas Charlie on the other hand is quite knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects, which is something that certainly will strike as noteworthy anyone who studies the mystics of the Church.

Thanks again for your comment and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Do you know if anyone from the Archdiocese of Denver has asked to interview Charlie to help the faithful discern his prophecies?

Steve said...

To anonymous above....

I contacted the Archdiocese of Denver in early October and spoke with Rev. Scott Bailey who is the Secretary to the Archbishop. I was told that they were planning to meet with Charlie. They are NOT doing an "investigation" but rather seeing whether to allow him to be an "approved" speaker in the Archdiocese. I have no idea what the outcome of that was or whether they reached a decision.

Anonymous said...

Putting aside my horror at your use of the discriminatory, derogatory term, "simpleton," for people who through no fault of their own have intellectual impairment or learning difficulties or reduced education, as a health professional I can inform you Glenn that your statements intimating that Charlie is authentic and in good mental health because he is intelligent are just plain wrong and been disproved by research. Being intelligent does not mean someone automatically has sound mental health. Nor does it mean that they are automatically authentic in their allegations about visions. Research evidence and common observation proves that people who are highly intelligent can suffer from mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and that high intelligence is a hallmark feature of psychopaths. This includes psychopaths who become cult leaders such as Jim Jones and Charles Manson. In fact there is a convincing body of evidence showing that the more intelligent some people are, they are at greater risk of developing a mental illness. Priests, family and friends are not trained or qualified to determine someone's mental health. The Vatican certainly wouldn't accept their judgement in an investigation. Your argument in this area is just not supported by contradictory sound evidence.

By the way the information I am quoting is from published professional medical journals, not simplistic Googling.

On another note many approved visionaries have been uneducated and in fact children. For example St Bernadette, the Fatima children. This again disproves your contention that a visionary is more likely to be authenticif he or she is intelligent.

You are clutching at straws here and are certainly not being impartial.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above),
Firstly, I have never said that Charlie is authentic--I would like to be clear about that.

Now, perhaps my choice of the word "simpleton" was not the best word, but I thought I qualified what I meant by the explanation that I gave---what I meant by the word simpleton would be a person that is very simple and not well read or educated. This is what constitutes the majority of mystics/visionaries.

Now, you completely misunderstood my point in that I was simply highlighting the fact that most mystics/visionaries over the centuries have in fact been simple and usually not very well educated. I was using this to illustrate the point that Charlie is not of the usual "mold" of most mystics and visionaries, however you seem to have completely misunderstood the distinction that I was making. I was simply stating a noteworthy comparison that was not intended to qualify or disqualify Charlie as an authentic mystic.

In other words, if you read my original comment from earlier today a little more carefully you would see I have NO contention that a visionary is more likely to be authentic if he or she is intelligent, and that I was simply pointing out that this is a distinguishing and noteworthy factor in Charlie's case. Ah well...

The comments I make and the points that I bring forth are not to convince anyone one way or another, but they are to clarify misconceptions and most especially to correct false statements with the actual facts.

In closing, its obvious to me that you and perhaps one or two others recent commenters are not favorable towards Charlie's alleged revelations and his purported mission, and that is fine with me. Its not for me to convince you one way or another and as I have repeatedly stated, we all know that time and events (or the lack thereof) will soon give evidence as to the authenticity of Charlie's revelations one way or the other, so there is no sense in digging one's heels in in favor or in opposition, because soon the truth will reveal itself very clearly.

So, in the meantime as we wait for the fulfillment, or the lack of fulfillment of what Charlie has prophesied, I only ask that when making your points that you and others present factual information, and obviously specific quotes from Charlie are most helpful and appreciated.

-For example, your comments of citing definitions and personality traits of psychopaths is really not at all helpful in this discussion, and in reality most readers will see it as a veiled accusation that is completely unsubstantiated and unsupported by any facts pertaining to Charlie. Veiled accusations unsupported by any facts simply shows you to be trying to win an argument or convince others to discount Charlie without providing any solid grounds or facts for doing so. Finally, as for my impartiality, well I think my presentation of the article itself, and all of my comments here over the past 11 months have shown that when it comes to Charlie's alleged mission and prophesies I am in fact neutral and impartial, but that I am also a stickler for the defense of the truth.

-Glenn Dallaire

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous (3 comments above),
You asked "Do you know if anyone from the Archdiocese of Denver has asked to interview Charlie to help the faithful discern his prophecies?
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For now I cam simply state that Charlie is cooperating with the Archdiocese.

-Glenn Dallaire

Steve said...

Glenn, for what it's worth I am finding this discussion regarding Charlie Johnston interesting and informative. I'm not sure why a previous commentor seems to be obsessing about you not being impartial. I'm not sure where you signed up to be impartial. You've certainly studied the subject of mystics more than most of us on this site, and I for one value your assessment of Charlie.

Lest the previous commentor think I'm an apologist for Charlie, I'm not. Having been "burnt" in the past by chasing various questionable visionaries (Fr. Gobbi, Roy Legere, Locutions to the World, and Anne a Lay Apostle) I'm wary of anyone claiming visions and something strikes me as not quite right with Charlie's messages. But still I appreciate the comments of everyone on this thread.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Steve,
Thanks for your sincere comments.

I would not look at your past experiences with failed visionaries as being "burnt" so much as being valuable lessons in learning how to discern better in the future, for God draws good out of everything, even what seems to be bad experiences, if we allow Him to do so.

I was once close to a person who many believed to be a mystic. In fact, it was through her that I came back to the Church. Yet, the Church eventually came to a negative decision concerning her, and I completely obeyed the Church's decision. She has since passed from this life, yet to this day I treasure our friendship, even though out of obedience to the Church I had to disassociate from the religious movement she had founded. Nevertheless, I learned many important things through my experience with her, and I thank God for having known her, because it was through her that I came back to the faith. So, God draws good out of everything if we let Him. -Just my .02 cents, for whatever it is worth.

Yet, just so no one may think I am a "push over" when it comes to discerning purported mystics, one can discover on this site that I played a role in the eventual negative discernment of both Maria Divine Mercy, and also the locutionist from 'Locutions to the World".

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Lioness70 said...

FWIW, I wrote to Father Bailey on November 11, and he stated that Charlie was still not an approved speaker in the Archdiocese of Denver.

Steve said...

I emailed the Archdiocese again yesterday asking if Charlie was an approved speaker. The reply I received was:

"Thank you for your email. We have only just begun the conversation with Mr. Johnston. There will be more study of his writings and probably more conversation with him. At this time he is still not an approved speaker in the Archdiocese of Denver."

Anonymous said...

Glenn D it was never said that you stated that CJ was authentic, but that you intimated it which is quite different. There is ample research evidence that persons with neurological disorders such as CJ's often develop mental health disorders. Definitions were not posted, comments were.

CJ's most recent post appears to be nearing religious vilification. So much for loving your enemies. It seems to me CJ is akin to certain Jews of Jesus time o earth who were expecting a warrior messiah to rescue them from the Romans.
The Second Coming

Renounce the hope
that in the Second Coming
Christ will act more like Caesar
than Jesus of Nazareth.
God meant it the first time,
and it will be no different.
The cross is not God's B game.
God comes among us
not conquering but asking for love.

Christ lures us away from supremacy.
Christ is an outcast,
whomever we reject or despise
(“so marred was his appearance”)
to heal us of our resistance to love.
Christ is homeless, a refugee, a migrant.
Christ is black, queer, alien.

The only barrier between us and heaven
is the limit of our love.
God comes as the Other
and asks us to love
and the Kingdom comes no sooner
than we see her and love her.
The Second Coming
has come a million times
and we keep missing it.

~ Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Steve said...

To anonymous (directly above).

I think you made your point but this is getting a bit repetitive. I'm not sure I would agree that Glenn has "intimated" that Charlie is authentic. But even if he did, so what? Unlike the rest of us, Glenn is in a unique position in that he has met Charlie personally and more importantly he has spoken to his spiritual directors. Whether Glenn or anyone else is inclined to believe or disbelieve Charlie, we each need to make our own assessment.

I spent decades of my early life chasing mystics - most notably Fr. Gobbi but also Roy Legere. I spent hours a day listening to Fr. Gobbi's messages on tapes and reading his books to the point that I could recite his messages verbatim. Every month I eagerly waited for his latest messages and circulars. However during this period I NEVER cracked open the scriptures. I had it completely backwards. Instead of the "mystics" drawing me closer to Christ and the Church I was drawn to them.

The bottom line is whether Charlie Johnston is true or not, every day still I need to say my Divine Office and my rosary, and every night I need to beg God for forgiveness for my sins. And I need to do their regardless of whether there's an imminent storm or rescue.

The Archdiocese of Denver is still evaluating Charlie's claims so let's see what Archbishop Aquila has to say.

Regina said...

You say the archbishop of Denver didn't find these messages urgent and necessary as your reason to discredit this man? I say to you: Look at the 3rd secret? That was obviously not urgent enough to be revealed in the time The Holy Mother of God requested it nor was the Consecration of Russia by all the bishops!!! Ridiculous!!!!

Anonymous said...

There is an interesting post today at Spirit Daily about how prophecies are always conditional. The examples the post gave are:

Fatima: "If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out..."

LaSalette: "If my people do not wish to submit themselves, I am forced to let go of the hand of my Son..."

At Champion, Wisconsin: "If they do not convert and do penance, my Son will be obliged to punish them."

Medjugorje: "I have prayed; the punishment has been softened. Repeated prayers and fasting reduce punishments from God."

Kibeho: "It is the one who does evil who will be met by fire" and "I will save the one who puts his trust in Me during the time of trial and hardship."

Cuapa, Nicaragua: "Nicaragua has suffered much since the earthquake. She is threatened with even more suffering. She will continue to suffer if you don't change."

Yet Charlie's message about the storm is not conditional, i.e., the storm is upon us and will lead to a complete economic collapse and global civil war regardless of what we do.

I'm not saying this invalidates Charlie's message, but it is in contrast to other prophecies and could leave people to give up on praying to avert the storm.

This might be why some of his followers see no other way to respond other than stock up on beans and water.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above)
Thanks for your comments. While the vast majority of Biblical and Church approved prophesies given through God or the Blessed Virgin Mary have been, and are, clearly conditional, there have been a number of other prophesies--most notably biblical prophesies--that were definitely *not* conditional.

For example, the entire Book of Revelation is considered a non-conditional prophesy, as is God's promise in Gen 3:15 "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”, and also the promise of Jesus second coming (Matt 24:29), and also Jesus promise to the apostles "And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also." (John 14:3), Jesus prediction of the destruction of the Temple "Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down.” (Matt 24:2), and also Daniels interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream regarding the separation and destruction of the kingdoms with the promise of the coming of Jesus' kingdom (Daniel 2), to name just a few of the many unconditional prophesies found in the Scriptures.

The point is, unconditional prophesies are not without manifold precedence in the Scriptures. Now, as to Charlie's purported prophesy concerning the "Storm" that is said to soon befall upon humanity, according to Charlie's own testimony the Storm has been significantly shortened and some of the severity of it mitigated through the prayers of humanity:

"During the rest of the Novena I was given to know that because of the growing obedience and prayers of many, God would shorten the number of days in the fullness of the agony of the Storm. Because of my obedience to His command and my later obedience to legitimate ordinary authority, I was given to see that mercy in a unique way. And the Lord would leave the gates of mercy open for people to cross back over easily into the faith and truth as the onset of the fullness of the Storm was delayed."

For those interested, the above quote can be read in its entirety here.

Thanks again for your comments and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

If the Archdiocese of Denver has not approved Charlie to speak to the Catholics in the diocese, I would caution you, Glenn, to not link to Charlie's thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree with anonymous above, or allow CJ to post your own writings on his website as he has done today. I understand some bloggers do this to make money I.e. Sell/buy each others' writings. Could be a very sticky mess if the authorities think you are all in cahoots with each other.

Steve said...

To the previous two anonymous posters above,

In regards to Glenn giving a link to Charlie's website, how better for each of us to assess the validity of Charlie's messages than to read Charlie in his own words? And as for your concerns regarding the authorities thinking Glenn and Charlie are in "cahoots with each other" I wouldn't lose too much sleep over that.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Thanks Steve for your comment.

In reply to the two Anonymous comments above:
Concerning the statement: "If the Archdiocese of Denver has not approved Charlie to speak to the Catholics in the diocese, I would caution you, Glenn, to not link to Charlie's thoughts."
-The Archdiocese is currently studying Charlie's purported mission and message. Thus far he is neither approved nor disapproved by the Archdiocese. Had he ever publicly stated something seriously contrary to Church doctrine it is very likely he would have received a relatively swift condemnation from the Archdiocese. Such has not happened, and in addition to my knowledge no one has ever brought any serious accusations against him concerning Catholic faith or doctrine.

Now, this is merely my opinion, but I am quite certain that the Archdiocese will NOT make any formal judgement concerning Charlie, choosing rather to simply wait upon the fulfillment, or lack of fulfillment, of his prophesy concerning the miraculous Rescue in late 2017, given that according to Charlie, this "Rescue" through the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a direct prophesy and prediction allegedly from heaven, without any interpretive translation whatsoever from Charlie. So, as I have said numerous times before, the Rescue (or lack thereof) will reveal with absolute certainty whether Charlies prophetic message and mission is authentic, or not. And so, the judgement of Charlie's case is in reality very easy---the easiest of any mystic or visionary I personally have ever studied---one need only wait 2 years and the truth will reveal itself, one way or another.

As for Charlie and I being in "cohoots" with each other for possible financial reasons, this comment really made me chuckle! Well, I can tell you that thanks to Charlie I am on my way to my first million--I only have $999,999 to go!
But seriously though, as I have said before, as for Charlie the person, I absolutely love the guy, and I do not hesitate to say that I have been spiritually enriched through my friendship with him, HOWEVER as for Charlie's alleged prophesies, up to this point I am definitely on the fence--50/50 as some would say. Again, its very simple--Time will tell one way or another, and I think the best approach is simply to wait and see.

Thanks to everyone for their comments thus far.
Glenn Dallaire

avaeadie said...

Hello Mr. Dallaire,

I am grateful for this post, especially as it is a "repost". I learned of Charlie Johnston for the first time only this past October, 2015 when a very reputable woman passed me a flyer about him coming to speak. I attended his presentation. I found him to be long winded in a tedious way and fairly quirky in his style, HOWEVER, I did also find him to be very down to earth, practical in his presentation of information, unpretentious, matter of fact, and solid as to his position with Church teaching. He struck me as honest and expressed occasionally a reluctance I believe he has always innately held regarding his "visionary gift". The one thing I appreciated was, thought he had some strong things to say, the constant reminder to keep Hopeful, not to fear, come what may. As I had not previously read any of his website or blog prior to the post, I went to it immediately after his presentation and began reading...one thing I took a comfort in was something he reposted from last December only recently. His vision he was shown where vast demons spread over the earth for the year of 2015. I will not go into the personal details of MY Year in 2015...but suffice it to say, that it has been one of the worst spiritual attacks of my life...and the attacks were directly upon my family in a manner I would never have believed would have been possible. Before I read Charlie's blog, before I knew anything about Charlie, I felt personally they had come upon me from Satan, upon my family because of my personal spiritual efforts over the years in my relationship with God, and more recently some work I was doing at my Church with Parenting. Charlie's post about these demons strangely comforted me in that I had affirmation of the attacks...and it gives me Hope to know I just must continue to Acknowledge God, and take the next right steps (prayer, Confession, Mass, Holy Eucharist, Daily Duty, Rosary, helping others, etc.,) and Trust GOD... I do prefer to read his posts rather than listen to him speak...no offense to him, but GOD did not select the best speaker when he chose Charlie for this mission

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi avaeadie,
Thanks for your sincere comments. It was nice to read your very frank opinion, and I got a chuckle concerning your opinion that Charlie's public speaking skills not being that great. If Charlie reads your message I'm sure that he will appreciate your sincerity.

However on a more serious note, you touched upon one important thing; that being that it seems quite a few folks seem to have found Charlie to be, as you say "...down to earth, practical in his presentation of information, unpretentious, matter of fact, and solid as to his position with Church teaching" along with being reluctant to emphasize the supernatural part and origin of his message and mission.

Thanks again and may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Charlie is just one of many voices predicting economic collapse. Economists seem to be making the most noise about it. If interests rates go up, and we can no longer service our obscene debt... you don't need to be a mystic to see the signs of the times around us. Many of the people who are predicting much of what Charlie predicts are not even people of faith. Personally, I can't fathom Charlie's time table, it doesn't seem likely. On the other hand, "People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all." "Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all." They laughed at Noah, they didn't believe Lot. Charlie may be delusional, but his message is quite solid. If Charlie is a true mystic, the Church will certainly acknowledge it - 10 - 20 years after his death. (That's lightning fast in Biblical time.) Charlie could be a schizophrenic, with no messages from above, and still be right on much of what he says, think of Matthew 17:3 - "He said to them in reply, “[In the evening you say, ‘Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red’; and, in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times.]" We don't need a prophet to tell us difficult times are ahead, but if God is sending us a prophet-of sorts, I for one am grateful. Thank you Glenn for your work. We'll know soon enough how accurate Charlie is. In the meantime: Pray, hope and don't worry (St.Pio), but also - take the next right step!

Anonymous said...

Glenn, (you do not have to print this publicly)

Ive unfortunately been in the hospital for a few weeks and have had nothing to do but surf the internet. I have read your blog up and down. The beautiful stories of Gods chosen mystics, I cried tears of joy so many times. It gave me so much hope. I thank you for that.

But then, this Charlie Johnston thing. You yourself seemed to have turned or maybe we all got to see your true self. You accused a woman of slander when she was stating the facts, you were condemning and being self righteous. What happened? It seems to me at 72 years old, i know a thing or two, you have sold out.

Be aware Glenn. Satan only attacks those closest to God. What use does he have of someone who isnt? My advice to you is....open your eyes to the pride and conceit of this Charlie Johnston. You like a woman in love, dismiss every single misgiving of this man.

I ask you...if you knew without a doubt and were speaking with angels, the Blessed Mother, Jesus since your were a child...would you have, forgive me, illicit sex with random women infront of them??? sorry this is graphic, but this man said thats what he did and simply called it, a weakness. Most of us do not see our angel, etc. He did, but still chose to be defiant and sacrilegious in my opinon.

You are being led astray Mr Glenn and you are admamantly for a crazy reason leading other people astray. You my friend will be held accountable, not us faithful out here trying to discern.

Bill

Anonymous said...

Well said Bill, very well said. Totally agree.

Steve said...

Bill,

It's interesting that you accuse Glenn of being "condemning and self righteous" in one paragraph, and then in the next paragraph you turn around accuse Charlie of "pride and conceit."

And lest you think I'm an apologist for Charlie, I'm not. I've been following his blog and met him in person during his summer road trip. While I think he is a decent and sincere guy, my guess is that his visitations are simply the result of over active imagination.

I will say that his message of take the next right step and trust in God is solid.

Anonymous said...

In Charlie's post on 1/8/2016, Through a Glass Darkly, he says:

"I have often said there will be no presidential election this year. Actually, there are some narrow circumstances in which there could be, but the results would be irrelevant. What I was told was that President Obama would not finish his term and that our next stable national leader will not come from the election process. You could have an explosion of events after an election and before an inauguration. You could have Obama declare a national emergency, cancel elections, extend his term and then depart before the extension was up. The most likely scenario is that everything will be up in the air before election, but there are narrow circumstances where that may not be."

Seems like he's walking back his prior prediction. I was hoping that after 11/8/2016 the drama would be over. Guess not...

Glenn Dallaire said...


For the sake of bringing forth all available information I would like to point out that Charlie clarified the statement a bit further in reply to a person who suggested that he was backpedaling from the prediction that Obama will not finish his term.
He wrote:

"charliej373 says:
January 8, 2016 at 9:02 pm
No Pat, I did not give ANY hint that Obama might finish his term. You simply misread. I said what I am told is that he will not finish his term and the next national leader will NOT come through the election process. All that I hedged on is that those could be true and there still be a presidential election – a narrow possibility, but one nonetheless."

Jack Gallagher said...

Quibbling will get you nowhere. This is precisely the "goal post moving" that I predicted would begin to occurn as we get close to the time frames governing the original predictions. In the past I've stated that bluntly that I would maintain respect for Charlie if he refrained from doing this. It is sad to see this starting already. Respect is an earned quality and it is easily destroyed. Charlie has commenced destroying it.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Jack,
With all due respect and charity, where you error in your interpretation is in the fact that one has recognize that there are several different possible scenarios besides the obvious one, that would completely fit the prophesy precisely and strictly. If you read carefully what Charlie wrote, you would see that there is no "goal post moving". For he specifically states:
"What I am told is that he will not finish his term and the next national leader will NOT come through the election process."

It is very direct and straightforward, yet he rightly points out that we cannot assume the obvious, because:
"You could have an explosion of events after an election and before an inauguration. You could have Obama declare a national emergency, cancel elections, extend his term and then depart before the extension was up. The most likely scenario is that everything will be up in the air before election, but there are narrow circumstances where that may not be."

And so if we are honest and sincere we can see that what you call "goal post moving" and what another commenter calls "hedging his bets" is not the case. For however it all plays out, for the prophesy to be correct it will need to fit this criteria:
"What I am told is that he will not finish his term and the next national leader will NOT come through the election process."

And so, the error with your comment is that it is a rigid "it must occur this way" interpretation of what is predicted to occur. One has to recognize the fact that this prophesy could play out in more than one way yet still be precisely correct, and so we should not assume the obvious, that is Obama being overthrown/stepping down before his term is up and a new leader replacing him without an election, and that what you call "goal post moving" is simply Charlie pointing out a different scenario than the obvious one that would still fit the prophesy perfectly.

Like I have said all along, time will soon tell. Meantime, one would be wise to simply wait, watch and pray.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Jackisback said...

Glenn, my first sentence, still applies. Quibbling will get you nowhere. Your lengthy reply then goes on to double down on quibbling. Exceptionally bad form. I ask why? What originated as a plain language prophesy is now being stretched to bizarre permutations. Charlie's latest comments are like the Ed Norton character in the Honeymooners: when playing pool and missing his initial target ball, the cue ball bounces off three rails and strikes a random ball into a side pocket, obviously unintendedly, yet Ed Norton shouts, "I planned it!"

Last time I checked Glenn, no man has the power to abridge the 20th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States (ratified January 23, 1933; effective date limiting the President's term was October 15, 1933) the plain language of which reads, in pertinent part:

"Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified: and the terms of their successors shall then begin."

As well Glenn, no man has the power to, national emergency or no, abridge the provisions of the Presidential Succession Act of 1947.

So please reconsider this silly "scenario" about Obama declaring some national emergency to "extend his term" as being a legitimate possibility. No reasonable person, who read or simply heard about Charlie's initial prophesy, would have considered this at all plausible. President Obama has no such power or capacity to extend his term. No person, with his wits about him, would consider such a thing.

Read the words slowly and carefully, "The terms of the President and Vice President SHALL END at noon on the 20th day of January..." [emphasis mine].

The prophesy will be invalid if Obama is still in office at the crack of noon on January 20, 2017 - at which point, as I have said before, I will not condemn Charlie.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Jack,
Getting to the heart of the matter, we both agree that the prophesy MUST happen exactly as stated. What apparently you and perhaps one or two others can't seem to grasp is that there can be different scenarios that can occur whereby the prophesy is still completely fulfilled exactly as stated. Why is it that you seemingly cannot grasp this concept?

While reading your commentary I was reminded of Jesus prophesy to the Jews in John's Gospel:
"Destroy this Temple and I will raise it again in three days."
The Jews then said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
But He was referring to the Temple of His body.
----

In short, we both agree that the prophesy must be fulfilled exactly as stated, and if it is fulfilled it most likely will occur in the most obvious manner that you and most everyone would expect, but nevertheless it is unfortunate that like the Jews in the Gospel above, you can't seem to grasp the concept that prophesy can be completely fulfilled in more than one way, that is, in a way that is different than what is obviously expected. If you could only grasp this concept then there would have been no need for what you call "quibbling".

May God bless you and your loved ones.
Glenn Dallaire

Jackisback said...

Glenn,

Respectfully, it is not "what I call quibbling"; rather, it is quibbling. And to make matters worse, you now analogize Charlie's parsing of language to a quote from the mouth of the Christ regarding destroying the Temple? Sorry Glen, but Charlie's prophecies are, as you have stated multiple times, untested as to their ultimate efficacy. For you to compare the two at this point is engaging yet again in another logcial fallacy: the "appeal to authority." Charlie's example of Obama extending his own term is something Charlie said, not something he asserts was told to him in one of his "visions." Charlie's assertion of Obama extending his own term is not in the same category as the Christ perplexing the Pharisees and chief priests about rebuilding the Temple in three days. All things are possible for God, but not for men.

My point is that the parsing language used by Charlie specifically citing an ability of Obama to unilaterally extend his term of office is a legal impossibility as it stands today in the realm of human interaction; without a repeal of a Constitutional Amendment (via a Constitutional process of Congress or a Convention of the states - AND ratification by 38 states) between now and January 20, 2017, Charlie's example of Obama "extending his term" does not exist. Even if Obama were to use the force of the military (through some unimaginably effective manipulation of the generals) to remain physically inside the White House (like so many of Obama's favorite dictators around the world) beyond January 20, 2017, and refusing to leave, he would be doing so as a someone who is NOT the President of the United States - by definition in law.

Of course, next we might expect either you or Charlie be tempted to respond to my post here by declaring, "but hey, it's still possible (between now and next January) that Congress might get a 2/3rds majority in both the House and the Senate to repeal the 20th Amendment to the Consititution (for some unknowable reason) and then it might get ratified by the required 38 states (because of some cataclysmic emergency) and then Congress might replace said repealed Amendment with one that extends Obama's current term...". If either of you proceed along these lines, even after I have preemptively warned you not to do so (because it strains your credibility to the breaking point), then virutally every reasonable person reading this blog may very reasonably conclude that you are as incorrigble as a "911 Truther".

I'm being as charitable as I can be here, Glenn. Charlie's initial prophesy, in its plain language, is clearly meant to have shock value - to get the hearer/reader to consider that Mr. Obama will either die or become extremely incapacitated, be assassinated or impeached & removed from office. Without the above reasonably potential causes, you can create any number of more bizarre scenarios to attempt to make Charlie's prophesy "still accurate" on January 21st, 2017 (God only knows, aliens from another planet might arrive and invade the bodies of all the members of Congress to achieve a quick repeal of the 20th Amendment), but in doing so you are actively, if unwittingly, engaging in the logical fallacy known as a "special pleading." You can try again and again to argue the fine technicalities with picayune distinctions, but when you do so, it has the ring of advocacy, not discernment.

What next? Shall we now engage in an attempt to quadruple-parse the one hundred or more different meanings of Charlie's phrase "...the next national leader will NOT come through the election process?" Ah, see, he didn't even say "President" he said "national leader" - the implications there are as ominous as the potential definitions of "national leader" are voluminous.

Anonymous said...

Oh bravo Jack! Bravo! Excellently argued. What do you think is behind the fact Charlie puts up,other people's writings more than his own these days?

Anonymous said...

Jackisback,

In your comment you have literally grasped everything BUT the obvious.

Glenn and Charlie are making two propositions:

1) That prophecy can be fulfilled in more than one way.

2) Prophecy can be fulfilled in a way that is not obvious (to human minds at least).

That's all Glenn and Charlie are saying. Both of those propositions are perfectly valid and pretty much every prophecy in the Bible was fulfilled in a multi-layered, non-obvious way.


Jackisback said...

Anonymous,

If that were true, then that would be all that Charlie and Glen would have said. But, respectfully, that's not all that was said. Charlie makes a specific reference to an example of one "possible" outcome - which outcome I have already proven is impossible.

I'll make this simple. Pretend for a moment that I'm Charlie. A good analogy would be for me to propose that a financial collapse of world bond markets is imminent, but that one alternative way that such a collapse might come about is that interest rates will rapidly plummet, destroying the value of bonds.

Sound good? Sound plausible?

Well, no. That's because the value of bonds goes UP (not down) when interest rates plummet (a function of the laws of mathematics). If interest rates were to plummet, the bond markets would experience a huge rally, not a collapse.

In my analogy here, if you pointed out my error, and I then doubled down to say, "well I'm just pointing out that my bond market collapse prophecy can be fulfilled in more than one way, and in a way in which human minds may not easily comprehend" - you should not find that to be an acceptable response.

And if you did find that to be an acceptable response, I simply state, as charitably and respectfully as I can, that you would be putting yourself in the shoes of one who is incorrigibly gullible.

Glenn's motto for this website is "I report, you discern." I'm just pointing out, again, and again, that it would be a good idea for readers like yourself to do a bit more discerning rather than leaping to Charlie's or Glenn's defense.

It's not possible to have an intelligent conversation about any topic, if one of the parties to the conversation insists that black is really possibly white or up is really possibly down. I can just imagine CS Lewis rolling over in his grave... (and if you don't understand that reference, then just pick up a copy of Mere Christianity when you get a chance).

Glenn Dallaire said...



Hi Jack,
So essentially your entire argument and concern is simply over the fact that the example that Charlie gave as a possible alternative outcome (that would still completely fulfill the prophesy) is not lawfully plausible?

And this is your entire concern and contention?

Honestly Jack--do you not understand that Charlie was simply giving an example and that what matters is important point behind the example that he was trying to convey? Ok, so lets go with what you are saying and accept that the example that he gave is not possible. But does it really matter if the example is plausible or not if the whole purpose of the statement is to make an important point? And yet your entire concern is the tenability of the example! Really!?!

OK, so lets get to the crux of the matter and lets go with what you are saying and accept that the example that Charlie gave is not possible. So, apparently you need a plausible example to grasp the concept of an alternative outcome other than what is the most obvious outcome, yet that would completely fulfill the prophesy that:
"What I was told was that President Obama would not finish his term and that our next stable national leader will not come from the election process."

So, if you would like I can come up with another example that would be completely plausible and yet still completely fulfill the prophesy in every way---is this really what is needed for you?
It just seems such a waste of time to get hung up on the example given, when in reality the example given does not matter at all, but that the point behind the example is what really matters.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

I really, really wanted to believe this Charlie Johnston. Who wouldnt want the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in less than two years...?

Charlie seems to be a master manipulator of words, he knows how to write, how to twist and turn. Im going to throw some of his most used adjectives and verbs at you, for an alledged seer, this is unheard of..."malicious, trolls, haters", etc. He also likes to point out that a "judge" is his best friend, everyone is his friend, mainly people in authority such as bishops, priests, they are all his good "friends". Enough of that.

Today was the last straw with me. I will report him and this latest article to The Archdiocese of Denver.

He invited his, yes, "friend" Mother Ellen to submit her post and then she could answer questions. Mother Ellen, the "friend", is an Angelican Priest in NY. All heck broke loose and this "friend" started showing her temper when innocent "Catholic" commentators where defending the ONE TRUE CHURCH. She disrespected a RC Bishop....what did Charlie do? He vacated. He started another post and talked alot about baseball...distraction. Basically threw everyone under the bus and let this woman lash out at everyone, saying they were arrogant, judgemental. Her crazy advice to some included the "let go of guilt thing", (we catholics apparently have catholic guilt). Ecumenism in the raw.

I was further outraged when CJ hisself said its okay for catholics to go to a noncatholic service as long as they dont participate in communion. Heresy!!!! Also, read CJs comments about there is no salvation outside the catholic church. His "friend" was offended by that statement.

I salute the few commentators that defended the ONE Holy and Apostolic Catholic Church on his site.

In my opinion this man is a manipulating seductor. So is satan. Beware folks. Satan is cunning and charming and has alot of "friends".

Yes, Glenn, I agree with the comment above. CJ has been back pedaling alot lately, a whole lot.

Anonymous said...

Jackisback,

So instead of dealing with Charlie's writings and comments (and Glenn's) as they are you propose a long-winded hypothetical situation and then respond to that. In no little detail i might add.

Try to understand what Charlie and Glenn are saying on their own terms instead of putting words in their mouth and responding to those. Prophecy can be fulfilled in unusual and uncanny ways. This is not controversial. Also, God does not have to consult you or the American Constitution or the Federal Trade Commission in order to achieve his will.

Jackisback said...

Anonymous, I did respond to the precise example Charlie used (in his, as you say, "writings and comments") three posts prior to my most recent analogy. I responded to his exact words in that post. My analogy in the most recent post wasn't designed to put words in Charlie's mouth; rather, it was designed to show the absurdity of Charlie's original example of Obama being somehow able to extend his own term in office and how that might still then fulfill his prophecy beyond January 20, 2017, but it's not possible as a matter of law. You don't need a lawyer to figure this out. All you need is a pocket size copy of the US Constitution.

Understand, I don't have a dog in this hunt, but I warn people to be wary of when prognosticators begin to make "clarifications" about their prophecies, especially when those clarifications exhibit magical thinking (or perhaps in this case a lack of thinking). The process of making "clarifications" smacks of attempting to create "wiggle room" which is a telltale sign of the slippery slope I've warned about - the slope that naturally leads to the prognosticator attempting to move the goal posts.

When you are one who claims to make prophecies, and that such information about the prophecies comes from such Holy sources as the Blessed Virgin and Holy Angels, the credibility of what you say pertaining to the prophecies (even when what you say is not actually quoting the sources) matters.

I can live with the explanation that Charlie was just confused when he gave his example and after further thought, he might be willing to concede (as Glenn now sounds to be conceding, however grudgingly) that he just "used a bad example" to make his point.

But that's not been the gist of of the several vitriolic responses against my basic point. The responses, instead, have been mostly defensive and have been ramping up in emotional indignation, even now from Glenn, who normally keeps his composure. I ask why? Why get upset when any reader of this blog simply does not automaticlly accept what Charlie Johnston says at face value. If Glenn and his readers really believe in neutrality and reasoned discernment, the emotionalism of the rebukes I've received doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

There’s a big difference between falsehood and deception. It’s been said that falsehood is 99% lie and 1% truth, while deception is 99% truth and 1% lie.

This is sadly, but clearly a demonic deception. We should pray for Charlie. Fear is not of God. Charlie has created alot of fear, not to mention, arguments and division.

Anonymous said...

Jackisback,

Settle down. Charlie's examples are perfectly valid given certain circumstances none of which are outlandish or absurd. Anyone can cherry-pick quotes and tidbits from Charlie's blog and make them sing any song they want. Sort of like how many, many Catholics cherry-pick quotes and tidbits from what Pope Francis says and make him seem like a heretic.

The point is that if you're looking for a reason to disbelieve you will find it. The only way to know if Charlie is telling the truth is to wait and see. And the soonest anyone will know anything with 100% certainty is January 20, 2017 (or if Pope Francis dies, heaven forbid).

Until then, i think it's a little bit disingenuous to endlessly dissect and critique one of Charlie's statements (on a hypothetical situation no less) and totally ignore the thousands upon thousands of beautiful words he's written defending the Pope, building up the faithful, and giving comfort and succor for those who suffer.

---Raymond

Anonymous said...

if Charlie wants to write to comfort people, let him, but if he claims to get heavenly messages, there is a certain accountability he needs. As a Catholic seer, he should minimally have the permission of his bishop to disseminate his messages. Since the Archdiocese of Denver has stated that he is not allowed to give talks in the Archdiocese of Denver, people spreading his messages are not complying with Archbishop Aquila's restriction.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous above,

I agree. On January 8, 2015 I spoke with The Archdiocese of Denver and was told he is simply in the process of being approved/disapproved to speak in the parish. He is leading people to believe he is in the process of having his "messages" approved. Not true at all.

Again, and I repeat, again, he did not say he was in the process of being approved, he in his usual clever (subtle) manner.....gives the impression that this might be going on....

Im considering starting a blog to question and investigate this Charlie Johnston guy. He is causing alot more damage than he realizes or maybe he does, I dunno.

Just today, a very elderly neighbor made a comment of why bother to take her meds. Shes scared she wont be able to get help, her medication after reading Charlies site. Shes a loyal follower of him.

This has to stop.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Jack is Back. Given Charlie purports to have been a political advisor his example is doubly questionable and cringe worthy. What did he advise politicians to do if this is the product of his ruminations? Yes he has to be stopped. I notice the archive of past posts has gone or harder to find on his blog and he posts other people's ramblings more than his own these days.

Jackisback said...

Anonymous - aka Raymond

Respectfully, it is not cherry picking to quote what Charlie said as long as one does so in full context as I have done in this particular case. Criticizing my argument as engaging in hypotheticals also makes little sense, as it was Charlie who raised the hypothetical of Obama "extending his term of office" due to some national emergency. As well, you help to make my point for me by citing January 20, 2017 (which you have cited correctly). The point of Charlie's "bad example" (as Glenn now seems to be willing to characterize it) of Obama potentially " extending his term" was that, in my humble opinion, Charlie was in no small way implying that we should not necessarily expect January 20, 2017 to be a hard and fast date to judge the accuracy of his prophesy - he was clearly stretching to find a way not to be bound by that date. But as I have demonstrated, his prophesy will indeed be bound by that date. A Congress controlled by the opposition party is not going to be proposing a new Constitutional Amendment to repeal the 20th Amendment and grant Obama extra time in office while they maintain their majority between now and January 3, 2017. Even if the next elected Congress is composed of a majority of Democrats (a dubious outcome) the of passage of such necessary Amendments is unlikely in the extreme between January 3 and January 20, 2017 - and ratification by a sufficient number of states even more unlikely. So yes, it will be crunch time if Obama remains in office until noon on January 20, 2017, and this has been my point all along. Thanks for agreeing with me on this point.

Given all this, and especially given your agreement that January 20, 2017 is a hard and fast date, why would you assert that "Charlie's examples are perfectly valid...none of which are outlandish or absurd"? His example in this case qualifies as both outlandish and absurd, at least by any objective standard of inquiry or scrutiny. There is no point in defending that which is indefensible. It could be that Charlie simply tripped himself up while trying to communicate a bit too quickly/extemporaneously (i.e. "off the cuff"). Why not just admit that?

Also tiresome is the repeated defensiveness in arguing how the other content of Charlie's writings is so uplifting or otherwise in alignment with Cotholic teaching or "beautiful" or having a quality of providing comfort for those who suffer. Lots of Catholic authors write such things. Some of them even do so on a regular basis virtually every Sunday of the year in any number of parishes throughout the world. They manage to do so without any need of fanfare or the publicizing of 3,200 mile pilgrimages or the making of dire prophesies or the making of claims that they got their information from "locutions" from the Blessed Virgin. The fact that there exist people like Charlie and that they go out of their way to share very specific dire prophesies, does not make their "uplifting" prose any more laudable or interesting than the sermon recently given by my local deacon two Sundays ago.

I have no issues with Charlie's writings vis-a-via "taking the next right step", etc. It is all well and good, and as I have said multiple times, harmless. But the fact that he engages in harmless sermonizing does not give rise to credibility with respect to his prophesies. Yet it seems to me fairly obvious that readers like you, as well as Glenn, appear to conflate these two notions. I have no ill will here. "I do none harm, I say none harm, I mean none harm." But discernment with respect to prophesies requires more than just wistfully nodding one's head when in agreement with something Charlie says that happens to defend the Church.

Anonymous said...

Glenn,

Food-for-thought. You say that you have prayed extensively for discernment about Mr Johnston and have basically, not solidly of course, been given the go ahead to move forward concerning Mr Johnstons claims. This I am sure you have done since you seem to be a genuinely faithful and honest person.

I ask though, has it ever occurred to you that the people questioning and rebuking Mr Johnston, including myself, have done the same? I assure you, I have prayed about this for a few months now....I am a devout cradle catholic that recites my rosary, attends mass, etc. There is clear deception.

For you to constantly rebuke anyone that disagrees with your assessment of Mr Johnston is an insult. Youre basically saying that the majority of people on this particular site dont bother to pray and ask the Holy Spirit for discernment.

The difference between "us", meaning the people disagreeing, questioning, is that we dont have a "dog in the hunt". You do.

You changed Glenn. Im disappointed and you are in my prayers. Please keep me in yours.


Glenn Dallaire said...

Regarding Charlie I have been neutral from the very beginning, and remain so to this day.

What I have always found to be tragic is that since way back in the Old Testament, we find that the prophets/mystics that God has sent are practically ALWAYS persecuted and rejected by many of the people. Virtually all of the prophets of the Old Testament were killed by the very people God sent them to warn and prophesise to.

At least today we don't kill the prohets and mystics; St Joan of Arc being perhaps one of the last who were killed for being a mystic, but today we slay them with our tongues with calumny, falsities and scornful accusations. Yet some like St Padre Pio who were accused of all kinds of unjust falsities and were even officially forbidden by the Vatican (Holy Office) certain aspects of their ministry, yet now have have been exonerated and have become officially canonised Saints, all for the greater glory of God, in honor of His mystic servant(s).

My intent from the very beginning of this "Mystics of the Church" website has been to highlight the lesser known mystics of the Church in an effort to make them more known for the greater glory of God, so as to inspire others by their holy lives of suffering and sacrifice, and to testify to their practice of heroic virtue.

With this in mind, when in comes to purported LIVING mystics/prophets such as Charlie Johnston, I endeavor to report on their life and mission in a neutral and unbiased manner, under the "we report, you discern" operative. SO LONG AS AN INDIVIDUAL HAS NOT SAID OR DONE ANYTHING CONTRARY TO THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH OR MADE ANY CONFIRMED FALSE PROPHESIES, I am happy to highlight them here for the purpose of information and edification.

In addition, I believe that I have an OBLIGATION TO DEFEND SUCH INDIVIDUALS from false accusations, unjust condemnations and misinformed judgments. Throughout the long history of the Church we have seen far too many mystics/prophets that have been unjustly maligned and falsely condemned, while the majority of bystanders simply said nothing and watched. One can be neutral yet defend those who are be maligned by unjust character assassinations or false statements.

Now, as for Charlie Johnston, I see a man who gives of himself wholly and completely to what he believes is his prophetic mission. I see a man who, although suffering from a painful neurological condition, yet over the course of over a year walked some 2700 miles across the better part of the Country, because he felt called by God to do so. I see a man who gives of himself day after day on his blog, offering spiritual advice and encouragement to others, while receiving quite a bit of grief from those who are quick to judge him as a deceiver or fraud. I see a man who traveled about this country this past summer to most every place he was invited, to give free admission conferences to anyone who wished to hear him and have him. I see a possible prophet who is certainly not for profit, given that he seeks no donations on his website, and sells nothing. In short, I see a man who goes about doing good, for the sake of his God, and the people of God.
(continued below)

Glenn Dallaire said...

Then too, unlike some recent mystics like "Maria Divine Mercy" and "Locutions to the World" who have both turned out to be false, Charlie Johnston courageously puts his name and reputation out there "on the line". No matter what, one has to admire and respect this.
And speaking of Maria Divine Mercy and L.T.T.W, the record on this website shows that while I initially gave them the benefit of a just hearing, I was also very quick to record and condemn their falsities when they came to light. I even wrote to Maria Divine Mercy's Bishop in Ireland when she attacked the Pope.

And so I say when it comes to Charlie Johnston and such persons, unless they do or say something contrary to the teachings of the Church or if they make what turns out to be a completely false prophesy, do not jump to rash judgement unless there is solid grounds to do so. Its far better to take a "wait, see and pray" approach to such persons, and to follow the Scriptural advice of St Paul who said "Do not despise prophesy" or in another example to take the wisdom of Gamaliel:
"So in the present case I tell you, let these men alone; for if this plan or this undertaking is of men, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even find yourselves opposing God!" (Acts 5:36-39)

The prophesies reportedly given to Charlie (the Storm, Obama failing to complete his term, the Rescue) are set to occur very soon. It makes no sense at this point to dig ones heels in against him. Simply be at peace and just wait and see, because time will soon tell whether his mission is authentic, or not.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Glenn Dallaire said...


Now, the statement below posted here yesterday IS EXACTLY WHY I AM COMPELLED to defend the truth concerning persons such as Charlie Johnston:
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"...Since the Archdiocese of Denver has stated that he is not allowed to give talks in the Archdiocese of Denver, people spreading his messages are not complying with Archbishop Aquila's restriction."
January 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM
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This statement is completely FALSE. There are no sanctions whatsoever from the Archdiocese of Denver against Mr Johnston; he has NOT been forbidden by Archbishop Aquila to speak or to write in any way.

And this is why, once again, it is necessary to first obtain the truth, and why it so important not to jump to quick judgments or conclusions when it comes to purported mystics/prophets, because sadly folks are often eager to disseminate false statements and rumors.

-Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Glenn, someone named Steve wrote in the comments section on November 20, 2015

Steve said... I emailed the Archdiocese again yesterday asking if Charlie was an approved speaker. The reply I received was:"Thank you for your email. We have only just begun the conversation with Mr. Johnston. There will be more study of his writings and probably more conversation with him. At this time he is still not an approved speaker in the Archdiocese of Denver." - See more at: http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2014/12/charlie-johnston-alleged-prophet-with.html?commentPage=2#sthash.qiUtIhRQ.dpuf

Is there an update? Has he become an approved speaker in the Archdiocese of Denver?

You give examples of Old Testament prophets who have been rejected by their people but I would like to give you examples of prophets who have deceived. The prophet mohammed who said the angel Gabriel gave him the tenets of Islam Adherents: 1.6 billion and an 'angel of light' gave Joseph Smith the tenets of Mormonism Adherents: 15 million People can get off track really fast with so called prophets. And as to your argument that Charlie has not had a bad prophecy He did say that Christmas of 2013 would be the last normal Christmas. You can spin it any way you like but it didn't pan out.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is necessary first to obtain the truth. Your own posts scream of evidence of the problem. Your list about what you see in Charlie contains only the positive or what you perceive to be positives. Anyone who is seriously discerning or studying a purported mystic takes into consideration the negatives in an effort to come to a balanced and informed decision based on the whole truth. Even the Church has a "devil's advocate" to safeguard the canonisation process that is a member of clergy who specifically researches and puts forward negatives and the entire truth about the person in question. You acknowledge no negatives. You defend any suggestion of any negatives even those which are not rumour but are in black and white in Charlie's writings or actions practically in a vitriolic manner. Poor Jack is Back he has been treated badly as have others. A person who only considers and argues what he sees as positives and does not even acknowledge and vehemently defends anything to the contrary is not being neutral. He is also not facilitating any balanced discernment of others as both sides of the alleged mystic's claims are not really being permitted to be discussed in a mature and productive manner. He is essentially preventing the very thing he purports to be mission of his writings. He is using the psychological dysfunctional activity of splitting. That is black and white thinking with no acknowledgement of the grey areas and vitriolic condemnation of those who do consider the grey areas and discern in a balanced manner. A Mystics of the Church website divided against itself cannot stand.

Yes it is sad some people have condemned prophets of the past but it is even sadder that people have defended potentially fake ones in an unbalanced manner which has led to innocent others being hurt. This is why the Church doesn't always wait until said prophecies do or do not come to be as shown by the many fake prophets she has exposed and banned.

Anonymous said...

So today Charlie reposts his prophecy of two years ago the the economy is on the brink of collapse and will in fact implode leading to worsening of the "storm." Two years later said financial collapse has not happened and in fact senior economists predict growth for this year. On the basis of this I believe CJ to be inauthentic and fake.

Anonymous said...

Glenn,

You are manipulating words. Noone said he was banned from speaking in the Archdiocese of Denver. You are bearing false witness against your own readers!!! Its been stated at least three times, he is not APPROVED as of late, being January 8, 2015, to speak in a catholic parish. Thats its. A Boy Scout leader has to go through the same process to speak in a parish. Wow.

In my prayers buddy, you are off the chain now.

Glenn Dallaire said...


In reply to Anonymous of Jan 13 at 4:47PM:

The Archdiocese is currently reviewing Charlie's writings and no there has been no update or statements thus far.

As far as prophets who have given false messages, if you read my comment that I posted right before yours, you will see that I actually mentioned TWO recent ones, "Maria Divine Mercy" and "Locutions to the World", both of whom I played a part on this website in exposing, as I explained in my comments right above yours.

To Anonymous on January 13, 2016 at 5:06PM:
I have my own personal dossier on Charlie which I have kept since I first began studying his case some 14 months ago. At this point it contains a pretty extensive look into his purported prophetic mission, and in it I detail some concerns or cautionary matters that one might perhaps call "white flags" that I myself have perceived. Yet, I am simply a layman who studies visionaries/mystics/prophets, and have been for the past 20 years. I have no authority whatsoever in this matter--Its a matter for the Church to decide; specifically the Archbishop of Denver.

So do I only "see" the positive sides of Charlie's "message"? No. I see and weigh all sides very carefully, and carefully discern his message as best as I can. If you have read my comments carefully you would see that I do not "defend" Charlie---I carefully defend what he has stated from purposeful distortion and misrepresentation.

And yet, here's another example from just a few minutes ago of an inaccurate statement in addition to the one I just commented on earlier today--its comment directly above from "Anonymous" who states:
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"So today Charlie reposts his prophecy of two years ago the the economy is on the brink of collapse and will in fact implode leading to worsening of the "storm." Two years later said financial collapse has not happened and in fact senior economists predict growth for this year. On the basis of this I believe CJ to be inauthentic and fake."
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Firstly, Charlie's original post entitled, "Smoke, Mirrors, Paper and Paste" was published on Oct. 26, 2014, which is 1 year, 2 months ago---NOT two years ago. Secondly, everyone acknowledges the fact that that there has been a worldwide economic downturn since then, which has been continuing to the day. Now there of course has not (yet) been an economic collapse as Charlie has prophesied about, but neither have we completed the time frame in which he has given.

Yet Anonymous says "On the basis of this I believe CJ to be inauthentic and fake."

To base one's opinion and conclude with a negative decision on this is like saying:
"Look! The dyke specialist was wrong! Even though the dyke has been leaking severely it has not collapsed, even though the specialist told us it would collapse sometime before late 2017, and even though we are in January 2016, he is wrong because it has not happened yet"

My friends! I beg you! Do not be so hasty and foolish in your discernment, making such rash commentary like the statement above. Discern with wisdom and prayer. Wait, watch and pray! If you have a just and solid reason to dismiss the man, then by all means do so. But first you must judge rightfully, honestly and justly as God calls us to do!

-May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Glenn Dallaire said...


Dear Anonymous (directly above my message above):
You stated:
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Glenn,
You are manipulating words. Noone said he was banned from speaking in the Archdiocese of Denver. You are bearing false witness against your own readers!!! Its been stated at least three times, he is not APPROVED as of late, being January 8, 2015, to speak in a catholic parish. Thats its. A Boy Scout leader has to go through the same process to speak in a parish. Wow.

In my prayers buddy, you are off the chain now.
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Here is the reply 'm referring to:

Anonymous said...
if Charlie wants to write to comfort people, let him, but if he claims to get heavenly messages, there is a certain accountability he needs. As a Catholic seer, he should minimally have the permission of his bishop to disseminate his messages. Since the Archdiocese of Denver has stated that he is not allowed to give talks in the Archdiocese of Denver, people spreading his messages are not complying with Archbishop Aquila's restriction.
January 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM
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So, to summarise, you say: "Glenn, You are manipulating words. Noone said he was banned from speaking in the Archdiocese of Denver. You are bearing false witness against your own readers!!!"

The other commenter says: "Since the Archdiocese of Denver has stated that he is not allowed to give talks in the Archdiocese of Denver, people spreading his messages are not complying with Archbishop Aquila's restriction."

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I am glad you posted as "Anonymous" because now as you can see you have made yourself look completely silly. So, please do me and all of the readers here a favor and read the comments carefully, and think carefully, before you make such a foolish comment.
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Glenn Dallaire said...


Just an announcement: Over the years the only comments I ever deleted here or on any of my 5 websites are ones that are spam (ie- advertising), ones that are repeated/redundant, or ones that are completely uncharitable. However, for the sake of serious readers I am going to have to begin deleting any comments here that have no foundation in truth, or those that do not have any solid constructive criticisms or critiques that would sincerely benefit ones discernment process. Statements in favor of Charlie are fine, so long as they have some solid statement or foundation other than just one's own positive opinion.

So please, for the sake of all of the readers here, make your comments constructive and beneficial, using factual information, whether it be in favor of Mr Johnston, or against, otherwise I will have to delete them for everyone's sake.

-Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Glenn in the interests of balanced discernment could you please advise us of the negative evidence or white flags regarding Mr Johnson just as you did with LTTW? Please! Help us to work this out in a balanced manner using all of the available information. It may well help your fielding of comments a lot also.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough Glenn!

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous of January 13, 2016 at 9:07 PM:

Perhaps for the sake of serious discussion and discernment late last summer or early fall I might have considered sharing a few of my non-private concerns or "difficulties" in regards to Charlie and his purported prophetic mission, but the time for discernment is now almost at an end; now the prophetic hour is very late.

For within a matter of perhaps a few months to maybe a little over a dozen, we shall all know the truth concerning the authenticity of his mission and message through the realization of the prophesied events, or the lack thereof. In my mind there really is no sense in speculating at this late hour, since the truth will soon be revealed, one way or the other. As I have mentioned already, all that is needed now for discernment is to watch, wait and pray. And for those who think Charlie is an authentic prophet, I would then have to add also the word "prepare". And if you do think Charlie really is sent, then you had better consider very seriously what "Acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you" really means for you and those around you, most especially the last part.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Glenn Dallaire said...

I must add one very important thing though to my message above: If such is God's holy will, the complete confirmation of Charlie's prophetic mission will only come with the predicted "Rescue" which is the miracle through the Immaculate Heart of Mary in late 2017. That will be THE absolute confirmation. -Glenn

Anonymous said...

But Glenn with LTTW there were only days to go and you shared the negatives with us. With Mr Johnston there are months to go. Why the inconsistency? You could help many people by letting them make a sound decision based on all of the information not just the positives. We implore you show the same wisdom, kindness and generosity you did with LTTW and share this other information today.

David said...

I really appreciate this discussion. Although I wish some of the folks posting would be more respectful of Glenn. Guys, we're all on the same team trying to figure this out.

Let me jump in with a few things that concern me about "visionaries" in general.

First, I thought we were supposed to walk by faith. Yet these visionaries give us juicy predictions and special knowledge and insight into the future. What ever happened to "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed"? Is our faith so shallow that we need bleeding statues, spinning suns, rosaries turning to gold, and threats of chastisement in order for us to believe?

Second, consider Fr. Stefano Gobbi. Here is a Roman Catholic priest (an "alter Christi") whose Marian Movement was comprised of THOUSANDS of priests, bishops and Cardinals and who books had multiple Nihil Obstats and Imprimaturs. Fr. Gobbi was even reported to have celebrated Mass multiple times with Pope St. John Paul. And yet the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart which was to have occurred in 1998 never materialized. And now Fr. Gobbi is deceased. To me, there was a lot more evidence for the validity of Fr. Gobbi's messages than for Charlie Johnston's messages. And look at how that worked out for us.

Maybe I just got a case of mystic-fatigue.

Anonymous said...

I believe there is hope, with or without an alleged mystic. Father Gobbi for sure was holy. I met him. It seems the enemy got involved, but Father, never, ever even acknowledged the accusations and condemnations, he moved forward like a soldier of Christ. Charlie Johnston does not do this.

Jackisback said...

David, thank you for your articulation of "hitting the nail on the head." I have tried to point out, especially, in my earliest comments on this blog, that when the prophesies don't come to fruition, those that do fervently believe in Charlie's prophesies will be no worse off generally speaking, but for some head scratching embarrassment. When attempting discernment, it pays to end-game things as best as your wits will allow you.

For those that don't believe in Charlie's prophesies, or who blissfully haven't gotten wind of them yet, they will also be no worse off generally speaking.

Glenn Dallaire said...


To Anonymous at January 14, 2016 at 4:42 PM:

Well, while I very much respect and admire your desire for sincere discernment and seeking the truth on all sides of the matter, now that the Archdiocese of Denver and His Excellency Archbishop Aquila are investigating and discerning Charlie and his purported prophetic mission, it is definitely best that I refrain from publicly bringing forth matters that I personally have documented in my own investigation that could be used to judge Charlie's message and mission.

In other words, I definitely think it is best that I keep my own ongoing personal files and studies private, and leave the rightful Church authority to do its important investigation without any discernment interference on my part here on this website.

May God bless you and your loved ones.
Glenn Dallaire

Yvonne Clark said...

go to focus.tv and search Charlie Johnston. beautiful, beautiful testimony.

Anonymous said...

Feeling very upset by Glenn's refusal to help. Also feeling confused. How is continuing to comment on CJ's positives not interfering in the diocese's work but commenting on the negatives interfering? You also stated previously that you have contacted diocesan or even I believe international (Irish.) church officials about alleged Mystics which you had concerns about. How is Charlie different. How is even keeping this thread up not interfering? Please help God's people to discern!

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above)
No need to be confused or upset over this matter! Just continue to maintain your love, faith and trust in Jesus and Mary and all will be well. After all, what concerns Charlie Johnston and all of the mystics/visionaries on this website is strictly private revelation, and one need not believe in the alleged heavenly messages of Charlie or any of these persons, even the ones who have been officially canonized by the Church.

As stated at the beginning of this article here on Charlie Johnston, I publish it for information purposes so that interested persons might be better informed, and I specifically wrote that it is filed under the "We report, you discern" guideline.

Now, one can certainly come to the conclusion that since over the past year since I first published this article and that I have continued to update it every few months with new information (some of the revision dates posted at the top of the article) that therefore I obviously have not found any significant concerns that would cause me to negatively judge the authenticity of Charlie's purported mission and message. Have I come across a few difficulties? Yes. But nothing at this point that would cause me to dismiss him, and I have learned through my studies of the many mystics on this website that like our Lord Himself, mystics/visionaries/prophets can be perceived as signs of contradiction at times.

For whatever it is worth, my advice from the beginning concerning Charlie remains:
Watch, wait and pray, for time will soon reveal the truth concerning his purported message and mission.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

according to CJ all technology will have been wiped out. Where then does Medjugorje stand, as their visionaries are to give out secrets which the whole world will hear before an event happens. Also I cannot believe a holy angel would nickname anyone a menstruation (Mensus). Past holy saints with visions of the future have never been allowed so much detail of future events or produced such fear as CJ or been allowed to date events. Just like Mohammeds "angel" I wonder if and where from CJs angel originates. All the messages from our lady are filled with love and union with Jesus, never do any of her messages send us into a spiral of fear and foreboding.
Stop panicking, fear erodes hope and life and comes from the other side. Live, Love, Hope and Pray for peace inside yourself and for the world. Jesus is totally and absolutely in control, so trust.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add that last night I discovered articles by CJ and spent most of last night stressed and worried and thinking of strategies for survival, then I prayed for discernament of CJs messages, this is what happened when I finally fell asleep: I dreamed of a package been delivered to me which was miss addressed and lots of revolting looking snakes, I awoke feeling happy that cJs messages were false and from the other side and that whatever the future brings I will deal with it when it happens and with trust and faith that Jesus is by our side. Today there is no turmoil in my life so why bring in fear of the future. Live for today do what you normally would do with joy. For instance I am looking out of my window and there is sunshine and a robin, green grass and a blue sky. Thank you Jesus for this minute, hour and day. May God bless you all and may you have peace inside and out.

Anonymous said...

Glenn, you are deleting comments that you dont agree with. How unfair and how uncatholic.

You have always been an appartion chaser which asks me, whats lacking in your life?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

That was an unkind comment. I do agree with some of it though. Glenn I dont trust you anymore. You put yourself out here for everyone to discern, therefore, you put yourself out here to be, lets say scrutinized.

You are not the man I thought you were. Something definitely changed for the worst with you. Maybe thats what the previous commentator meant.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Last year CJ said, In some cases, priests have been among my coordinating committee in a region. In some, high diocesan officials have been part of the committee, sometimes openly, sometimes discreetly. After talking with Mary, my personal assistant, it seems clear to me that unless a priest is actually on your original coordinating committee, you should not look to have a presentation done at a Church. "

Today he is encouraging his "followers" to urge priests to say masses and lead/organise Marian processions. At his visits. He said "I will put a premium on any travels this year in going to places where they will hold a public Eucharistic or Marian procession, led by a Priest or Deacon. " And again today a follower asked, "Eucharistic and Marian Processions – that is great! How do we find out about them?" and CJ who does not want our clergy to be pressured because they are already so overworked replied,"Oh, I’ll write about the basics. The first thing is to get a group of people working with your Parish Priest or a Deacon."
Is this even allowed even if he hasn't been banned yet?

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous (directly above--comment posted January 22, 2016 at 1:44 AM):

I had to pray and reflect for a little while prior to responding to your comment, because it seems that I see things quite differently than you do, so I needed to better grasp your concern.

However before I attempt to address your comment, I would just like to point out that my task here with this website is not to convince you or anyone as to the authenticity of the persons presented here. My task is to report as truthfully and sincerely as possible, using as many facts as I can obtain, so that readers can carefully discern for themselves.

Now, as to your comment--essentially I think the two main points to consider is that firstly persons and events are fluid; situations develop and events advance as time progresses. Thus the situation and environment last year is not the same as this year. In other words, our lives, societies and cultures are constantly evolving and events that surround us are constantly changing. So naturally one would expect to see a progression and development in what concerns Charlie Johnston's purported mission.

As so it is that this year we now find Charlie encouraging Eucharistic and Marian Processions. I personally cannot think of anything more solidly Catholic than this, aside from perhaps encouraging the faithful to attend Mass. I mean honestly, is there anything greater than promoting Eucharistic and Marian devotion by encouraging it among the clergy and the faithful?

Judging by Charlie's statements thus far regarding his intentions in encouraging Eucharistic and Marian devotions, I certainly see no cause for concern at this point and I am in fact quite pleased to see him promoting these two holy practices.

And so, sorry, but I simply must conclude that you are just grasping at straws here, and I pray that you might reconsider your take and perspective on this.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Glenn, I have to disagree. The other poster is not "grasping at straws".

The point is, Charlie is making himself seem like he and he alone came up with the idea.

It's a wonderful idea that should be put into to practice! But the fact remains:

Charlie is not a priest.

Charlie is not a bishop.

Charlie is not the Pope.

Charlie is a still unapproved visionary.

And that is why people are still a bit wary of his prophecies and his mission.

Anonymous said...

Yes I am by no means clutching at straws and thanks for your support anonymous above. Indeed situations are fluid and do change but in this case the change and no change are interesting. Perhaps even more than 12 months ago priests still need to be very careful with alleged visionaries like Charlie and are extremely pressured. The fallout from the abuse scandals, volatile global situation regarding inter religious relationships particulalrly extremists, falling priest numbers, friction within the Church in some quarters about the pope, Medjugorje and other similar "apparitions awaiting approval" coming under greater scrutiny and criticism all mean they need to be very wary and careful and have a heavier workload. The very things CJ cited as reasons for people not to pressure priests to get involved or have meetings in Churches. That has not changed or if it has it has strengthened rather than been diminished. But there has been another change CJ is now being investigated by his diocese. What better way to try to curry favour with the diocese than get more priests, deacons (deacons for heaven's sake, priests in training!) to become involved with your cause? And get your follower minions to do it for you? Also the arrogant way in which it was communicated is worrisome. Compare it with St Bernadette's humble report "The Lady said she would 'like to see lots of people here'"

No I am not clutching at straws, CJ and Glenn Dellaire appear to be.

Steve said...

I have to say that some of the comments directed toward Glenn are downright uncharitable. This website is one of the few places those of us who have been following Charlie Johnston can submit and read critiques of his messages. And from what I see, nothing is being censored. So we should appreciate that Glenn has gone to the time and the expense of giving us this forum.

If Charlie's messages don't seem quite right to you then I suggest you not read them. But the obsession some posters seem to have with Glenn either deleting this thread on Charlie, or coming out against Charlie is getting a bit tiring. We are all adults here and can decide for ourselves.

That said, a previous poster said that Charlie is an unapproved speaker and his Archdiocese is investigating him. Those statements are a bit misleading. All potential speakers in his Archdiocese are unapproved until such time as they are approved. Meantime his Archdiocese has not issued any sort of cease and desist, nor have they told they faithful not to read Charlie's messages. Second, I contacted the Archdiocese and spoke to Fr. Bailey. They are not doing an investigation but are in talks with Charlie to determine whether to allow him to present himself as an approved speaker.

Anonymous said...

I must say that a lot of the comments directed by Glenn at people who question and are trying to discern the authenticity of CJ are downright uncharitable and certainly being censored. It is not charitable to pooh pooh someone's comments with a lame response and telling them they are clutching at straws. Reading the messages of someone who may be inauthentic and leading the faithful astray is important. A diocese being in talks with an alleged visionary to determine if it is safe for him to speak to the faithful is a type of investigation. CJ is not an approved speaker yet he is urging his followers to help him expand his speaking engagements and include priests and deacons in celebrating Holy Mass and Marian processions. How is that respecting Church authority? I note unlike St Bernadette this is all CJ's idea, not something he tells us it was suggested/requested he do by a heavenly being. Glenn wants us to pray, reconsider and take perspective. In other words change opinion about CJ to a positive one. How is that following his catch cry of "we report you discern?"

Glenn Dallaire said...


Well, as I have stated a couple of times here already I do NOT censor comments, except if they are completely off topic, contain vulgar language, or are spam. Other than this, I always let folks here share their opinion, and I think it is obvious to anyone reading these comments that "free speech" is definitely the case here.

Now, I also definitely want to point out that it is not my intention to downplay anyone's concerns in regards to Charlie. Like everyone else, I also have to be very honest in assessing the concerns presented by others here. And so, to be very sincere, in my opinion if we carefully consider each of handful of concerns raised here thus far in this comment section, I personally find each of them to be minor matters, and not serious or grave concerns. In other words, to my knowledge I find that thus far no one in this forum or anywhere else has raised any serious/grave concerns in regards to Charlie that would be solid grounds to sufficiently show or prove that he is not authentic.

In American civil law we recognize that one is innocent until proven guilty. For Its part, the Catholic church (and Christianity in general) "judge" persons in a similar manner, that being that such persons are presumed to be sincere, until evidence or events show otherwise. This is NOT to say that their alleged revelations are presumed authentic, but that we treat such persons in good faith, carefully discerning all that concerns them with an open mind, and without excessive cynicism, extreme skepticism or prejudice. In other words, we are called to treat such persons with a careful, balanced discernment, without being either overly accepting or gullible, or on the other hand without being overly critical and cynical.

Unfortunately though we see that a couple of the commenters here have taken what most would consider minor concerns, and seem to be trying to make them worthy of declaring Charlie inauthentic. I personally have no problem whatsoever if someone chooses for whatever personal reason to dismiss Charlie or any other mystic on this website, but I do assert that one should NOT declare a alleged mystic to be false simply based on minor concerns or matters. And so when I suggest in my previous comment that one should reconsider their perspective, THIS IS PRECISELY what I am referring to--I am referring to one's disposition when discerning and judging such matters.

Finally, to Anonymous who posted above who accused Charlie of trying to "curry favor with the Archdiocese" by encouraging Eucharistic and Marian devotion/processions, do you not know that it is a grave sin to make unsubstantiated accusations? How do know Charlie's personal intention and desires in encouraging these pious practices? Along with being a completely unsubstantiated accusation, this is EXACTLY the cynical disposition that I warn about in my statements above.

May God bless all who visit here,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

The reason why I think it is important to discern seers is to protect the faithful. Glenn has said that he has followed some 'mystics' in the past that ultimately were not approved by their bishop. I followed a person named Teresa Lopez (also in Denver) until Archbishop Stafford told us that we should not. I was young and vulnerable to following her claims that she saw the Virgin Mary at the Mother Cabrini shrine. It turned out that she was a complete phony and would copy pages of a different mystic's book from hundreds of years ago and pass it off as if the Blessed Mother had told her. http://www.unitypublishing.com/Apparitions/TheresaLopez.html She had hundreds of people fooled. There were chartered buses coming from Canada to hear her and buy her books. What a scandal it turned out to be! I hope the Archdiocese of Denver will take a good long look at Charlie Johnston's purported visions and messages. For anyone who took his 'Christmas of 2013 will be the last normal Christmas' message to heart, they probably suffered a lot of anxiety that may have been harmful to their spiritual life. Glenn, I don't know why that is a minor point to you? Maybe Charlie Johnston is an authentic seer, but I don't think so. The websites that have kept track of authentic seers versus unapproved ones show that for every 50 frauds, there is about 1 authentic one. My comments are to warn younger people that weren't caught up with all the frauds during the 1990's to discern, discern, and discern through prayer and fasting.

Anonymous said...

It was suggested that CJ may be trying to "curry favour" He was not definitively accused. There is a big difference. Consideration of all possible reasons or suggestions for an alleged prophet/visionary' actions is vitally important in all discernment. Organising masses and processions in tandem with unapproved "talks" about alleged prophecies is not a minor matter. By all means promote participation in mass and processions but seperate to the unapproved prophecies/visions. I would hate to see priests and deacons having to suffer because they were associated with an alleged prophet who MAY be found to be inauthentic. It is highly preferable that CJ not pressure them or get his followers to pressure them into get involved. It is not fair to them. The consequences could be very major for the priests and the people they shepherd. It is interesting whenever a flaw is highlighted, at first attempts are made to dismiss, if it can't be dismissed it is minimised. Praying a bouquet of rosaries for you Glenn. Balanced discernment, care and concern for you and the Church not adversarial cynicism is the motivation.

Anonymous said...

The sound point brought up above is one that Kevin Symonds brought up in his article on Charlie from a few months back:

In a curious remark, Johnston noted in one blog post about getting priests or bishops making “some decision” on him. He wrote:

I noted in my guidelines for coordinators that you should not put pressure on either a Priest or a Bishop concerning a visit by me. As I noted, my preference is not to get them caught up on having to make some decision concerning me, but to help build them up as they proclaim the faith.

Is it not the place of the pastors of the Church to decide who they allow to speak within their territory? Could Johnston’s “preference” be at odds with how the Church views these matters? He wants to “help build” the pastors of the Church and this is a noble undertaking—a desire that is, objectively, in keeping with canon law (canons 209, 212, 222, 228-229).

Despite the objective noble intention, there is here a catch-22. Johnston’s offer of assistance is intricately bound up with his claims to private revelation. In the words of his biography, “The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it.” How to separate the offer of assistance from the alleged revelations—and clearly instruct the faithful on this point—is very difficult, something that requires the greatest of pastoral care by the pastors of the Church.


http://www.pattimaguirearmstrong.com/2015/10/concerning-charlie-johnson-by-kevin-j.html#disqus_thread

http://www.catholiclane.com/the-greatest-of-pastoral-care/

Glenn Dallaire said...

One thing is for sure, everyone here will definitely be having a very different conversation in a number of months from now, because as I and others have stated, time will very soon tell whether Charlie's prophetic mission and message concerning the predicted "Storm" and "Rescue" is authentic, or not.

As for myself, regardless of what happens, I will be at peace either way, simply because I have no assumptions or expectations. And so, if the prediction of the "Storm" fails, I will not be discouraged or disappointed in the least bit, simply because I have remained neutral from the very beginning, and while urging caution and careful discernment (as evidence of this, one need only read the article I wrote above) and thus I have taken a "watch, wait and pray" approach, neither condemning nor accepting, but simply waiting for time to reveal the truth.

Having expectations on these matters, one way or another, is unfortunately where folks run into trouble and become discouraged or distraught when things do not happen as they have assumed they would.

May God bless all who visit here,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Glenn, people are not trying to destroy this man. All they are saying is there are a lot of inconsistencies with the mission and the message. He still doesn't have approval from the Archdiocese of Denver. The prudent thing to do here is to wait (yes, even though these "purported events" have a very tight window now) and see what their final decision is. Buying into his message wholeheartedly without Archbishop Aquila's guidance is not wise.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous,
You said "The prudent thing to do here is to wait (yes, even though these "purported events" have a very tight window now) and see what their final decision is. Buying into his message wholeheartedly without Archbishop Aquila's guidance is not wise."
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It seems that you have not read or grasped my comments here because this is essentially what I myself have been saying all along, for I have repeatedly been saying that the best approach is simply to "watch, wait and pray, for time will very soon tell, one way or another". Even in my comment directly above yours I state this once again. And I have to add that neither myself or anyone else in the comments here is "buying into his message wholeheartedly". And so, judging by your comments above I simply can't help but come to the conclusion that you really haven't read many of the comments here, at least not mine, and that you are simply expressing your own perspective, which is fine, because this is exactly what this "comments" section is for. So in summary, I personally am in agreement with the thrust of what you state, that being "wait and see"---no argument here!

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Steve said...

Hi Glenn,

I thought you mentioned somewhere in the comments that you had spoken to one of the Opus Dei priests that has provided spiritual direction to Charlie.

I'm not sure if you'd be comfortable sharing this, but I'll ask anyway. Was it your impression that the priest you spoke with is convinced of Charlie's authenticity. I'm not asking whether the priest believes Charlie is sincere. I'm wondering whether Charlie's priests truly believe his visitations are from heaven.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Steve,

Yes, I am in relatively frequent contact with one of Charlie's priest spiritual directors. He definitely refrains from giving an opinion concerning Charlie's purported visitations.

-Glenn Dallaire

Michael P. Mc Crory said...

The comments by Mary N are right on- calm, reasonable and insightful.
I have nothing better to say than what she has already said. And I tend to be lond winded.
Michael P. Mc Crory.
Ps. I'm not sure how to submit this.

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Anonymous said...

Why was the comment about Charlie's recent poor behaviour concerning the pope and how this may reflect on his authenticity deleted?

Anonymous said...

I want to say a few things that are probably going to be pretty unpopular but I am not trying to be a troll and am in no way seeking to offend anyone. Up front, I am more skeptical of Charlie's prophecies than I am a believer. I think we are called to be vigilant and discern these kinds of things rather than blindly accept them (not saying anyone is doing that). I first heard of Charlie from close family members who are completely convinced that what he is saying is true. Some of these family members become convinced after tuning into current events and seeing that the world is, in fact, embroiled in great chaos. My issue with these specific family members, and they can't be the only ones, is they never paid attention to current events as much before discovering Charlie and had they done so, they would know that the chaos has been going on for a long time, has been building, and many, many people, not prophets, have predicted what we are seeing today just by paying attention to current events (such as the rise of ISIS, that wasn't a surprise). The other thing I keep thinking of is, throughout history, mankind has, for the most part, been in a state of unrest with periods of peace and contentment. There is always someone talking about the end times, or great suffering, etc. That is why I am very hesitant to latch onto this one. Again, I think we should be vigilant, not just because of Charlie, but in general. The only other thing that popped into my head and does every time I read it concerns Charlie's description of Menses. The description seems to fit Charlie, and again, I'm not trying to offend, not trying to be a troll, I'm not even saying he is Menses; it was just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, CJ was part of the Jericho walk organized by Archbishop Aquila - the very thing he's trying to organize across the country.

I've been discerning this case for over a year. I finally pinpointed what is bothering me so much about it.

It's along the lines of Jackisback's comments. I wouldn't have an issue with his talks or his ideas IF these questionable "visitations" weren't the reason behind them. And the plain and simple fact is, these prophecies have left more than a few people being completely consumed by anxiety and fear. That's hardly a "good fruit".

If you go to The Raphael Remedy, mentioned in a previous post, and read the article "Revelation Overload Anxiety", at least two people mention that they went on Xanax because of CJ's and LttW's prophecies. As someone who has a diagnosed anxiety disorder, this was very upsetting to read. How does CJ answer for this?

If he was an ordinary layman who was simply reaching out to others to grow in their love of God, no one would have left 385 comments at this site trying to figure out what's going on here. The fact that his whole mission was prompted by something that may be an overactive imagination at best or a demonic deception at worst is why I can't embrace his message.

Steve said...

Hello Anonymous above,

I agree that Charlie's prophecies cause anxiety and fear in many people. However you state that is hardly a good fruit and presumably you think that would weigh against the validity of what he's saying.

However if God really were trying to send a message to humanity that the whole world is about to be turned upside down, that money will be worthless, that tanks will be rollin down the streets (see "Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come for You?" posted by CJ on 4/13/2015), and that millions will die, how could that message NOT cause anxiety and fear?

I suspect that when Jonah went through the streets proclaiming "In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed" that cause plenty of anxiety and fear. So much so that the city converted and the threatened chastisement was averted.

Anonymous said...

Steve, if the message was "repent and this can be averted", it would be a lot less anxiety-provoking than what Charlie actually said: this "Storm" can't be averted at all. As he said above, "It is an act of supreme folly to pray for delivery from the cure (i. e. the Storm) rather than from the cancer."

I read a story on the YouTube video on CJ by the Marian Catholic about an elderly couple trying to sell their home and move to the country because they were scared to death over these prophecies. The children of this couple are divided about CJ and the prophecies, causing division in the family. Another elderly woman, mentioned in a post, "made a comment of why bother to take her meds. She's scared she wont be able to get help, her medication after reading Charlie's site. She's a loyal follower of him."

Are those good fruits? Doesn't look like it to me.

Steve said...

Maybe Charlie is saying the storm can't be averted because the fact is it can't. Mankind has received numerous warnings over the past 100 years and they have all gone unneeded. The world today is a absolute cesspool. As I recall when Our Lady was speaking to Fr. Gobbi about the evil of abortion she referred to an even worse evil being introduced and accepted sometime in the future. I believe that evil is the homosexuality and the enshrinement of sodomite marriage in most countries in the world.

I'm not sure I would feel any different about Charlie's message if he said repent and the storm can be averted, Charlie is preaching to the choir. Most f his followers already pray the rosary, say the Liturgy of the Hours, attend daily Mass, and go to confession regularly. Charlie's message which is directed "to the choir" is to TRUST in God when these events do take place, know that there is a rescue, and in the interim just focus on taking the next right step.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Charlie is "preaching to the choir". But will he reach anyone outside his target audience? Doubtful, because Charlie underestimates basic human psychology when it comes to disaster.

Most people reading this must have heard Prince's song "1999". It's about partying away in the face of nuclear war, destruction and death. People think, I'm going to die anyway, so I might as well live it up while I can. And this attitude is even more entrenched now (YOLO, anyone?) than it was when this song came out 33 years ago.

That contradicts CJ's claim of this Storm being "necessary" because "souls are being lost to eternity at an unprecedented rate."

A much better piece - and solution - came from Msgr. Charles Pope (mentioned in a previous post). He acknowledged that we're in a terrible crisis, but we can still repent and avert disaster.

Jack Gallagher said...

Steve, your argument would have more persuasive power if you would stop comparing Charlie to prophets from the Bible, like Jonah. This is classic logical fallacy: "begging the question."

That is, Charlie's authenticity as a prophet is unproven and is the main issue in discernment. Comparing him to any past authentic prophet imputes a legetimacy upon Charlie that isn't warranted.

Steve said...

Anonymous, I don't see what's wrong with Charlie simply preaching to the choir. Perhaps his message is just meant for the choir. In my opinion most of humanity is too perverse to grasp what he's saying. Might it be possible that God simply wishes to alert those of us who have tried to remain faithful in the midst of a Godless society what's abort to happen in order that we don't panic when the storm hits full force, and thus can be a sign of hope?

Jack, you make a good point. But Charlie claims to be a prophet and to be communicating with heaven, and thus far his Archdiocese has not forbidden him from promoting his messages. Also, I would suspect that when Jonah walked through Nineveh there were likely many who dismissed him as a well-intentioned nut. So a this point we really don't know. I just wish his Archdiocese and Bishop would give us some guidance.

Anonymous said...

The ruling by the Archdiocese is negative.

http://archden.org/statement-on-the-alleged-visionary-mr-charlie-johnston/#.Vt218vkrIQ8

Steve said...

For anyone who's interested, here's the full statement from the Archdiocese. It's interesting that the Archdiocese did not ask Charlie not to shut down his blog...

Statement on the alleged visionary Mr. Charlie Johnston

On March 1, 2016, officials from the Archdiocese of Denver met with Mr. Charlie Johnston to inform him of the findings of a preliminary investigation into his writings and speeches. A special commission composed of two theologians and a canonist reviewed material from his blog, videos of presentations from various parts of the country, and an archive of writings detailing Mr. Johnston’s alleged visions as far back as 1998.

Mr. Johnston claims to have received both visions and messages from the Blessed Mother, the Archangel Gabriel and other saints since he was young. According to Mr. Johnston, the purpose of these visits was to train him to serve as a messenger for God and strengthen the faithful, particularly during a time of economic and moral upheaval, which he refers to as “The Storm.”

In his writings and in person, Mr. Johnston also insists that the “prophetic” aspects of his message are not essential and should not be the focus of those who follow him. However, it appears that those same predictions are what attract new followers to his message and give them a sense of urgency and zeal.

After hearing concerns and inquiries from Catholics throughout the United States and within the Archdiocese of Denver itself, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila decided to launch a preliminary investigation to advise him on the content of Mr. Johnston’s writings and presentations. It should be noted that the commission’s mandate did not include determining whether Mr. Johnston’s messages are divine in origin.

After reviewing the commission’s findings and in keeping with his pastoral office, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has decided to strongly advise the faithful to exercise prudence and caution in regards to Mr. Charlie Johnston’s alleged divine visions and messages. As has been demonstrated with other alleged apparitions, the danger exists of people placing greater faith in a prediction than in Christ’s words and promises.

For these reasons, Mr. Johnston will also not be approved as a speaker in the Archdiocese of Denver.

For those who are disappointed by this finding, the archdiocese encourages them to seek their security in Jesus Christ, the sacraments, and the Scriptures. The faithful should also remember Christ’s words: “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mt. 24:36).

Anonymous said...

This seems to be a prudent instruction from the Archbishop. Unfortunately some impressionable people in the past have gone off the rails following this or that alleged seer who turned out to be false. So the Archbishop is urging caution but did not shut Charlie Johnston down. Instead he is wisely teaching us to test the spirit but don't put all of our faith into Charlie, but instead put all of our faith in Christ as we should.

I read again what the Catechism of the church teaches and it's why I have found Charlie believeable since he is in tune with the teachings of our Church and Charlies does always acknowledge Christ:

* [4:1–6] Deception is possible in spiritual phenomena and may be tested by its relation to Christian doctrine (cf. 1 Cor 12:3): those who fail to acknowledge Jesus Christ in the flesh are false prophets and belong to the antichrist. Even though these false prophets are well received in the world, the Christian who belongs to God has a greater power in the truth.

Jackisback said...

Part one of three comments:

A few things about this statement of clarification from the Archdiocese and Archbishop Aquila are worthy of note:

1. Finally! Someone in the archdiocese has the common sense to note the disparity and incongruity in Charlie "insisting" that the predictions he makes are not the "essential" focus of his communications, while at the same time, those predictions are allegedly given to him from his alleged apparitional experiences, and are the very thing that attracts "new followers" and provide a "sense of urgency and zeal" to the allegedly heavenly messages. - Precisely!

2. The next paragraph states that the Archbishop "decided" to launch a preliminary investigation. This is written in the past tense - so the investigation obviously began quite some time ago. Otherwise we would not now be given this statement - which is making a conclusion from that preliminary investigation. This does two things: (a) it resolves a dispute by many on this blog as to whether the archdiocese was actually paying attention enough so as to begin an investigation (they obviously had begun one, but we aren't told when it started - which itself is a bit disconcerting) and so those of us who were concerned that nothing was being vetted are now reassured to some extent. It would have been nice if the archdiocese had made a contemporaneous public statement that an investigation had begun - especially after Charlie began receiving more public notoriety (such as the broadcast radio interview with the well-regarded Patrick Madrid on Immaculate Heart Radio - which is how I first became involved in these discussions). Had the Archdiocese announced that they had begun an investigation, perhaps Patrick Madrid would not have aired that interview.

3. The three person commission that performed the investigation gave themselves a scope limitation in which they purposely avoided the objective of "determining whether Mr. Johnston's messages are divine in origin." While that may sound ominous, it's probably not. All that caveat says, to me at least, is that the commission would not be attempting to vet in advance the messages prior to the stated "due dates" of the vast majority of Charlie's alleged prophecies (which Charlie claims are not his own, but which were received by him from his alleged "communicators", the Blessed Virgin Mary, the archangel Gabriel, etc.).

4. The Archbishop "strongly" advises the exercise of prudence and caution. While critics might think this to be a "nothing" statement (as no one really needs, or should need, an Archbishop to tell them to be cautious regarding alleged near-apocalyptic prophecies) it is obviously designed to provide emphasis for the next two statements...

Jackisback said...

Part two of three comments:

5. "...the danger exists of people placing greater faith in a prediction than in Christ's words and promises." Notice the careful wording here. The commission is taking Charlie's personal involvement out of the equation. Rather than saying to be cautious of placing faith in Charlie as a communicator per se, they emphasize caution about the "prediction" rather than the person announcing said prediction. This affirms the obvious. Predictions of the future are a dime-a-dozen, even predictions of worldwide disaster. They studiously avoid expressing an opinion, positive or negative, about Charlie Johnston. The message is fairly clear - this isn't personal; this is about discernment.

6. "For these reasons..." What are the reasons for denying approval as a speaker in the Archdiocese of Denver? (a) because Charlie's predictions of economic and moral upheaval ("the Storm") have the effect of attracting new followers and infecting them with a sense of urgency and zeal; (b) because the commission's findings (of which they won't reveal any details) gave the Archbishop such pause as to feel the need to re-affirm (i.e. to "strongly advise") to the faithful an exhortation of prudence and caution vis-a-vis Charlie's alleged divine visions and messages; (c) because there is "danger" in placing greater faith in a prediction than in Christ's words and promises.

7. The final paragraph is the only one that is slightly unexpected from my point of view. Quoting from Matthew 23:36 "But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." I note that Johnston's defenders on this blog and elsewhere are very prone to use quotes from the Biblical sources in support of the idea that we ought to be paying attention to what Charlie has to say. Said defenders also have been very vocal that this particular advice in the Gospel of Matthew shouldn't really apply to Charlie, because the words (ostensibly attributed as coming directly from the mouth of the Christ) refer to the end of the world, and Charlie insists his prophecies aren't about the end of the world, but rather "just" a "storm" from which Mary will "rescue" us. Indeed, when I read this last paragraph, what immediately jumped to my mind is that, had such reasoning been offered by a contributor/critic to this blog (along with the quote from Matthew 24:36), many other bloggers (perhaps even Glenn Dallaire himself) would have risen up in defense and provided no small amount of harsh critique/rebuke. But, this gives us some insight as to the commission's findings. I think I'm not off-base in inferring here that the commission found the alleged prophecies to be dire enough that, while Charlie actually stops short of predicting the complete end of our world, they determined the prophecies to be so apocalyptic in nature as to find it necessary to refer to the Christ's warning in Matthew. Also, I think I'm not off-base in inferring that the emphasis of the commission here is on the last part of the quote "...no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." This expresses, with some considerable force, an intent to communicate that Charlie's alleged interlocutors (angels and even Jesus of Nazareth) would not know the timing of things the like of which Charlie is claiming that they told him.

Jackisback said...

Part three of three comments:

Now, my argumentators on this blog will likely disagree with my inferences about this last paragraph. But I have to ask, why else would the commission add this paragraph after the conclusion - which is specifically addressed to those who will be "disappointed by this finding?" Otherwise this paragraph would seem to be in either bad faith, or a grautuitous slap on the knuckles.

While Steve now emphasizes that they did not command Charlie to shut down his blog, there is still no small amount of official rebuke in denying speaking privileges in Archdiocese venues. I'm sure Charlie will be obedient to the Archbishop, as he has previously committed to such obedience to authority.

One question I have is: what is exactly the scope of this denial of speaking privileges? Does it extend to speaking on all real property and within media belonging to the archdiocese? Does it extend beyond that? For example, what about national Catholic media sources? Another question is whether other pro-Charlie zealots will begin to find other venues for Charlie to speak. I'm guessing the answer to this last question will be yes, sadly. Hopefully the folks at Immaculate Heart Radio won't be among them.

Unknown said...

Statement on the alleged visionary Mr. Charlie Johnston by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver - http://archden.org/statement-on-the-alleged-visionary-mr-charlie-johnston/

Glenn Dallaire said...


For those interested, I just published a new article on the Archbishop of Denver's statement today concerning Charlie Johnston. Those interested can read and comment here:
Mystics of the Church article concerning the Archdiocese of Denver's Statement on Charlie Johnston

-Glenn Dallaire, host of Mystics of the Church.com

dave555 said...

Its better to be heard than not...opinion will remain an opinion not until proven guilty of act that is how we believe...look at the incident happen back in Kibeho? How many years does it took before the Church release its validation? The Fatima apparitions? But still I stick my belief and fear of Our Lady of the LaSalette.

Mike, Australia said...

On Jan 1, 2015 Anonymous possted

like living in sin/dating/sex occured over the a span of some of his apparitions.

If this is correct, Charlie is a fraud.

- Mike

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