I am trying to get the Bishop's attention; here is how I hope to do it.
For the personal attention of Daniel Cardinal DiNardo:
It is with sadness that after many years of generosity, I must inform you that I can no longer support the DSF.
Your letters to Congress on behalf of the USCCB under the guise of Social Justice, supported the violation of many commandments (thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covert thy neighbors goods) as well as basic tenets of my faith including the right to private property and subsidiarity. I found it incredible that the USCCB would assign our personal moral responsibility to be charitable to such a corrupt and self serving institution as the United States government under the current regime.
In January of this year I attended a mass at St. Claire’s in Clear Lake. We were attending this parish as a guest along with 50 others of my extended family to memorialize the recent death in childbirth of my 39 year old daughter-in-law. I was treated to an impossible homily by the Deacon, wherein he informed those present that if they had health insurance, they were stealing. I was forced in the prayers of the faithful to pray for “Universal Health Care” and “Immigration Reform”.
Upon sending several notes to the pastor of said parish (Father Dominic Pistore) asking for clarification and reconciliation of that sermon with the teachings of the church, I was admonished to never contact him again, was told I was immoral and “may God have mercy on my soul.” He liberally quoted the USCCB and your letters to Congress.
I sent those letters to your and Bishop Joe’s attention. I never received a response. I was told my a member of that parish, that your personal assistant called Father Dominic and was informed by the good father that my letters were unworthy of your attention.
You should have known that trying to do good through the evil people in this administration, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and even Stupak, would lead to the ambiguous external placation in the form of a presidential order of no significance restricting federal funds from abortion. I am frankly ashamed and disgusted with the USCCB for shirking their responsibilities to lead us to a moral and righteous salvation, and instead have been way too vociferous in support of Social Justice through government mandate. And to have your conscientious faithful’s mail filtered by an executive assistant in these days of scandal is frankly extremely shortsighted and unworthy of a church leader.
You should know well over half of practicing Catholics that I know take extreme opposition to the positions of the USCCB on certain political issues and have plenty of biblical, catechism, and papal pronouncements to back them up. I am fortunate to attend a parish that leaves to Caesar those things that are Caesars and concentrates on our lives with respect to God.
Yours in Christ,
Return to What's New page
Return to HOME PAGE
Hover-Link Footnotes: For the convenience of those readers using devices that lack a mouse, these footnotes are provided for all webpages, in case any webpage contains any hover-links. (If you don't have a mouse, you can't "hover" over a link.)
Respond to This Article Below The Last Entry
Date: Mon May 17 11:56:19 2010
Location: Sugar Land, TX USA
This sounds very familiar. My husband wrote a similar letter to Cardinal DiNardo and our church pastor, and got no response as well.
I don't know how much longer we can sit in the pews of our church.
Date: Thu Jul 01 23:34:55 2010
Location: Houston, TX, USA
I was at the same mass and heard the same homily. I have refused to give any money to the church DSF or local parish.
Where do you attend mass?
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
As part of the ongoing effort to upgrade this whole website, upgraded this webpage to the new BB 2.0 - SBI! 3.0 release and to make use of the new reusable code features.
An earlier phase of this major conversion corrupted or adversely affected some fonts, alignments, quotes and tables in the previously published webpages. Not to worry; this phase is converting them all, one by one. Eventually, every webpage on this site will have the same look and feel as this one.
LOVE this new release!
Date: Mon Oct 01 20:57:22 2012
My local church/elementary school is St Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands, TX. They are partaking in a homosexual oriented "Mix it Up Day", on October 30, 2012, promoting tolerance of practicing homosexuals and acceptance of their "lifestyles". It is targeted for elementary and secondary school students and is sponsored by the pro-homo, pro-abort, Catholic-hating Southern Poverty Law Center.
I have complained to both the parish monsignor and Cardinal DiNardo with no response.
Date: Tue Oct 02 05:19:19 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
I wonder if this guy DiNardo is even Catholic, or if he might be an undercover “plant” of the evil one, placed where he can do the most harm.
Date: Wed Oct 31 09:10:12 2012
Response I received from St. Anthony of Padua regarding Mike's comment on the Southern Poverty Law Center's involvement with the school.
This is a big mistake. The school is in no way shape or form involved with this organization and when the school was listed on their website for no reason and the organization was called and it was immediately taken off. If you have further questions you can contact Renee Nunez at email@example.com
Director of Parish Faith Formation
St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Date: Mon Nov 11 10:18:09 2013
Location: Houston, Texas U.S.A.
I am a 65-year old recently retired engineer and native Houstonian.Oh November 9, 2013 my wife and I attended a wedding ceremony which was held at the Shrine of True Cross church located at 300 Fm 517 Rd E, Dickinson TX 77539. I am writing to complain about the Priest who conducted the ceremony and mass. This Priest behaved in a manner unbecoming to a Priest by first stating that he was from Spain and that the Shrine of True Cross was HIS church and that we would do what HE tells us to do. He told the bride that he was from Spain and that Spain conducts weddings in a manner in which HE would conduct her wedding and not like the traditional weddings here. During Mass the priest scolded and embarrassed several of the attendees in front of the congregation. He was arrogant, disrespectful and rude. He even reprimended the two photographers who had been given his perminssion to photograph from the front pew, having them move towards the wall where photographs could not be taken of the wedding ceremony and vows. The wedding couple were deprieved of photographs from the blessed and special moments of their wedding. After the wedding several people gathered outside and complained about his behaviour, calling him a Hitler Priest and Dictator Priest. Where is the love and compassion that the Catholic Church talks about? Where is the respect for individuals attending a service? That is NOT HIS CHURCH...it is the people's church! His behaviour is a direct reflection on a lack of supervision from the Bishop, Cardinals and Catholic Church. I am embarrassed to be associated with the Catholic Church, especially for the non-Catholic visitors who witnessed such arrogant behaviour! Thank God there is more than one church to choose from. Now I know why the Catholic Church is loosing so many people to other religions. This priest needs to be put in his place for he is giving the Catholic Church a very bad reputation. At the reception people were very upset at how the wedding ceremony was ruined by this Priest and his behaviour. If this Priest wants to be a dictator he should go back to Spain!!
Date: Tue Dec 16 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Changes pursuant to changing the website URL
and name from
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.
Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages. .
Date: Sun Jul 12 23:01:44 2015
To all who hope and seek to lead people to the freedom to live their lives in the Peace and Love of God:
"Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
In the United States and indeed in many parts of the world we attempt to render Love to and through Caesar. But Caesar is not Love and cannot pass it on the way God intended.
"And who is my neighbor?" The good Samaritan... not Caesar!
The power to transform the world lies with God's people... not Caesar!
Delivering God's message to Caesar falls on deaf ears, lest you appeal to let His people go from bondage and into freedom.
In Jesus' time many thought His mission should be to confront Caesar in order to effect change. But Jesus (and his disciples after Him) took God's Love directly to the people, ignoring Caesar. In doing so, He created the greatest source of Love and change the world has ever known.
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
The bondage we live in today is the philosophy that if we render all unto Caesar our work is complete. Caesar is more than happy to promote that philosophy.
"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another."
When our motivation to serve one another is taken from us... all that remains is self service. Caesar is not the vehicle for Love. Let us abandon that philosophy and return to God's Love by the people, for the people, and among the people.
Please note the language and tone of this monitored Website. This is not the place to stack up vulgar
one-liners and crude rejoinders. While you may support, oppose or
introduce any position or argument, submissions must meet our
standards of logical rigor and civil discourse. We will not
participate in merely trading insults, nor will we tolerate participants merely
trading insults. Participants should not be
thin-skinned or over sensitive to criticism, but should be prepared to
defend their arguments when challenged. If you don’t really have a
coherent argument or counter-argument of your own, sit down and don’t
embarrass yourself. Nonsensical, immoral or merely insulting submissions will
not be published here. If you have something serious to contribute to
the conversation, back it up, keep it clean and keep it civil. We humbly
apologize to all religious conservative thinkers for the need to even say
these things, but the New Liberals are what they are, and the internet is what it is.
If you fear intolerant Leftist repercussions, do not use your real name and do not include email or any identifying information. Leftists can never tolerate opposition or your freedom of speech.
Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
Welcome to my website.
Catholic American Thinker Free E-zine Subscription
Do you Know something?
Does it need to be said?
Click the image above to
publish your essay or article here,
to be included among those below.
Special Articles and
(Note: copyrights on these articles wherever present will supersede the WebSite copyright at the bottom footer of every WebPage)
Faith, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Faith; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Hope, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Hope; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Love, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Love; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Prudence, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtue of Prudence; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Justice, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtue of Justice; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Temperance and Fortitude, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtues of Temperance and Fortitude; Two of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
On the word Consubstantial, the Trinity and Infinity. On the Consubstantial (Single Substance) of God, and the mathematically impossible number of Infinity.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
The Obama Ethos: Who is Barack Obama? What is his grounding, his ethos? The Obama Ethos explores Obama's grounds of being; his religious, moral and political guiding principles.
Obama the Moslem: Introducing Comrade Obama (peace be upon him.) Obama the Moslem: anti-Catholic; anti-Chrisitan; anti-Jew; anti-American.
Freedom, yes – but from whom, and to do what? Is freedom from God enslavement to the world? Is freedom from the world enslavement to God? Which is better?
The Room: Born of that still inner voice. A story about a small church pastor who erects a small room to serve as a mediation room for his parishioners.
Are Catholics Saved, by having been Born Again? The theology of salvation: Catholic vs. Protestant.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: the Law in One Sentence. Can one simple sentence contain the whole of the moral Law of God?
The Catholic call is universal; it goes out to everyone. Although the Catholic call goes out to all, man’s free will means that all will not respond.
God’s Perfect Unconditional Love meets man’s Free Will. Perfect Unconditional Love can be rejected. Liberty and free choice may be a blessing or a curse.
Of Weeds and Wheat growing together, and the eventual separation. - Weeds and wheat in the field differs from in human kind, where either one can become the other.
Why Should I Believe in God? - an article by Eugene Rudder.
On Losing You - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.
Our Beautiful Love - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.
Catholic Communism: Similarities between Church Hierarchy and Pure Bureaucracy. Mises said that Communism equals Bureaucracy; the Church is a bureaucracy, therefore we have Catholic Communism. True?
The Source of Anxiety: Improper Priorities. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
“I, Pencil … ”; Capitalism in a Nutshell. Leonard E. Read
Endless Concessions to the Palestinians Pamela Levene
The Peace Treaty Sajid Ali Khan
Leftist Politics in Catholic Mass Mark Brumbaugh
The USCCB Flip-Flop Mark Brumbaugh
Open Letter to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Mark Brumbaugh
The Gift Bearers Michael from Florida
Dear Vic And Others ... John Felland
The Church Is Rotten To The Core Michelle Lobdell
Hatred of Palin Janet Morana
Proper Catechesis Susan Greve
Who is Barack Obama? Pastor Robert Legg Greve
Limited War Doctrine Colonel Thomas Snodgrass
Rabbi Meir Kahane's Letter Rabbi Meir Kahane, OBM
Solzhenitsyn Speaks Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn addresses the AFL/CIO.
The American Constitution (American Founding Fathers)
American Democrat Party Platform Karl Marx and Frederick Engles
Prof. Libor Brom
Re The Sin Of Scandal Phil Lange
Marxist Infiltration into Catholic Thought Nancy Libert
New "race and racism" thread begun by Stephen from VT. On race and racism: the ever changing definition and generic usage of the word "racism."
The Bush War Doctrine Revisited: a fresh look at our horrible situation. A reproduction of the "Bush War Doctrine Revisited" article and discussion points by David Yerushalmi; there is much food for thought here.
Resignation of Benedict XVI and the Immediate Media Firestorm. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Rev. Marcel Guarnizo's interview with the author that caused the international media frenzy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
Just Laws for a Godly Nation. Many nations today still lack a core of just laws for a Godly nation.
What does the World Wildlife Fund have to do with World Youth Day? An unholy alliance between the Leftist WWF and the Vatican?
False Flag: Serious-minded fiction creating a better understanding of 9/11. Can serious-minded fiction play a role in creating a better understanding of critical contemporary social/political issues like 9/11?
Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference
Layman letter to all bishops. Letter to Bishops from Mariann / Mary's Child
Fetal-Microchimerism gives new meaning to the bonding of Motherhood. How the unborn child blesses the mother and physically changes her, for the rest of her life.
Ars celebrandi et adorandi - Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. With Ars celebrandi et adorandi, all Springfield IL Catholic Parishes move Jesus back to the center of life! YES!
To be, or not no be lukewarm; that is the question. Whether tis nobler to fight the good fight, or just smile and be nice ...
Technology: a Two Edged Sword. Technology can be used for good, or for evil.
More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.
Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum; Apostolic letter on 1962 Rite.
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum confirms the 1962 Latin Rite as the 'Extraordinary' Roman Liturgical Rite.
The Pope's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum. Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum issued the same day as the Motu Proprio.
The Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. An 'Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum' issued by the Vatican.
A concerned Catholic spotlights Catholic funded Alinsky organizations. The Alinskyite Gamaliel Foundation underpins multiple Catholic funded Alinsky organizations.
From Shane Leslie Mattison, whose father was Elden Mattison Woolliams. Annecdotes from Shane Leslie Mattison.
Dr. Ben Carson, Champion of God, Family, Country and Decency in Government. Ben Carson can return America to being a Constitutional Republic once again.
If you can't find the page you're looking for, try the