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Today, it's Triumphant Tradition v Indifferent Blending, in Catholicism.

Is Catholicism a distinct religion, or not?  If all religions are the same, then, why be Catholic at all?

Vic Biorseth, Sunday, January 10, 2016
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I have been called Triumphalist, Traditionalist and Doctrinaire, as pejoratives, by Catholic "experts".  And I don't mind, for that is exactly what I am.  But what, exactly, are they, who so rigidly oppose Catholic Triumphalism, Tradition and Doctrine? 

We who are getting on in years remember well the institution of the Novus Ordo Mass.  We remember especially the suddenness with which all the new Altars appeared in all the Churches, and all the Priests turned around, turning their backs on the Tabernacle.  It was almost overnight.  As if by plan.  It was as if all those new Altars were all ready and waiting for the signal.  It was not gradual at all; it was quite sudden; it could even be described as revolutionary

And all the changes in all the years that followed, in hindsight, should have been predictable.  Nun's habits virtually disappeared, as perhaps the most visible sign of how all differences between Catholics and non-Catholics became, at least, a lot more vague and indeterminate.  Those who resisted the changes, or who even sought the path back to Traditional Catholicism, like Mother Angelica, were labeled "Revolutionaries" and openly attacked by all the Catholic "experts", including even Cardinals. 

But, which was the real "revolution", between the older way and the new?  Look around.  Can you now show me the spiritual difference between us and anyone else?  Did evil stop existing, somewhere down the line?  Did Satan give up, and now everyone is good, and everyone is heaven bound? 

Everyone? 

Pope Francis and his seemingly undifferentiated and limitless, boundless "Mercy" gives me pause.  He is, after all, the Pope

I was reading the Pewsitter, and found some of the things said by an Italian Priest to be revealing of the new trends being set in the Confessional. 

"The Paltry Few Seeking Confession in the Year of Mercy are Indignant, Unrepentant, and Spout FrancisGospel". 

And,

"If you start telling God what a bad sinner you are, He won't let you finish before he hugs you".  (That's called FrancisConfession.) 

The Pope wants everybody to love everybody, as he does, and the world will be a happy place.  And it would, if everybody would; but here's the thing:

Evil Still Exists.

This is the world, not heaven, and it will never be perfect, just as man will never be perfect, or perfected in this world, no matter what any Marxist or Islamic liars pretend their ultimate global goal to be. 

To culturally "blend" with foreign cultures that intend to take over the world and rule with an iron fist is just suicidally stupid.  To theologically "blend" with religions that oppose your religion is likewise suicidally stupid. 

Evil Must Be Opposed.

The vast differences between the Latin Mass and the New Mass have been on our minds lately, as they usually are after we've been to a rare Latin Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day.  We still miss it so.  And the differences are not merely the language used, and the participation of the laity, and the new constant busy involvement in every part of the Mass. 

Mostly, we believe, the Novus Ordo is more a Mass of the mind and the intellect, while not exclusive of the heart and soul.  And the Latin Mass is more a Mass of the heart and the soul, while not exclusive of the mind and intellect. 

The New Mass draws our attention to the Priest, and to each other, much, much more than the Latin Mass.  And the Latin Mass draws our attention to the Tabernacle, the Altar and the Miracle, much, much more than the New Mass. 

God is present in the Mass, first, in Eucharist, second in the Word, and then in the Priest, and then in us, the laity.  And that is equally true in both forms of the Mass.  But the emphasis changes, and radically

Exactly what happened, and not so gradually, to cause the traditional holding that only the blessed fingers of the Ordained Priest could ever touch the Sacred Species, for well over 1,800 years?  How did it ever come to be, in such a short time span, than laity could receive Him in their hands, and then, even pick Him up and  distribute Him to others? 

What's next?  Will the laity do the Consecration?  Hear Confessions? 

These are just my bellyaching thoughts on a sick day, both of us down with flu like symptoms, can't stop coughing, and missing Mass today because of it. 

I can't help it.  The "blending" and "merging" of Catholicism into an unidentifiable or at least less identifiable very specific religion bothers me far more than any mere illness. 

Not feeling very triumphant today. 

Poor Vic.



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Date:  Sun Jan 10 09:48:17 2016
From:  Cathdeac
Email:   Channingfell@gmail.com
Location:  Round Rock, Texas, USA
Comment: 

Dear brother Vic,

I pray, in the Holy Name of Jesus, that your "flu" is brief..

I expect you are offering this pain and sickness to God in supplication of our sin...

I agree about the "planned" change in our "Catholic faith".. Everything, once SACRED has become base.  No differentiation.. It is "Feel Good jesus" (intended capitalization).. "alter(not Altar) calls"... "confession" of sin while thinking oneself "Persona Christi"...

I remember the Priests of our home Parish being simple men, keenly aware of their broken and sinful nature, humbled in God's call to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ... Happy men who had a great sadness descend on them after the "progressive" abuses and corruption in the "leadership" touted by "Vatican II"..  People would ask me, "don't you want to be a Priest?"  I replied, "and be broken, sad, betrayed like them?... Uh, no way!"  I even noticed similar in the Brothers and Sisters as the sacredness of their promises and vows were laughed at, belittled as silly, self absorbed backward thinking, ignoramouses...

It appeared to me this was not of God... So I chose another path... While dark for too long because of my shattered understanding and sheer hopelessness for a long moment, I saw a tiny glimmer of God's light..beckoning .. To one day, as full a human can perceive, God's total, loving embrace....in the Eucharist.. It was then I knew, "I AM"!... Then, "follow ME".. deeper and deeper into the light of His Love..and His tears because of His children's denial, rejection of humility, humble praise and acknowledgement of God and all His presence for "words that tickle their ears".

So, we hear and pray that Almighty God restore your health.. So you not lose sight of your sacred call..

Write the truth... It sets free, but first it makes you miserable...

Your brother in Christ! 

Jesus Christ is Lord, forever!


Date:  Sun Jan 10 2016
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Dear Reverend Fell:

Thank you; I needed that, very much.  We too went through our "dark moment" after Vatican II, and it was Eucharist that brought us back.  We went through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and it didn't "take" for us.  (We never spoke in tongues.)  We were in all sorts of prayer groups.  For me, the closest I came to a "Relationship" was through Lexio Divina, having discovered "Faith comes through hearing ... " (Romans), and then reading John 6, as if present, and "hearing" rather than reading.  That was pretty big. 

Bottom line, it was Eucharist, for both of us, that brought us back to the Original Relationship of old, the relationship of childhood, the one that was true, and the one that was, once upon a time, properly taught.  Everywhere. 

We become what we eat.  We share in His Divinity. 

What can I say?  Gimme that old time religion. 

Warmest Regards,

Vic


Date:  Sun Jan 10 10:15:34 2016
From:  Mariann
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Dear Vic and lovely wife,

I received a breath of fresh air having watched Mother Miriam on ChurchMilitant.  Then, I went to her website:  www.motherofisraelshope.org/ and received it again.  I too am unable to attend Holy Mass today since I have tooth pain and problems (which hospitalized me for 3 nights and 4 days, ending 2015 and beginning 2016).  Ouch!  They have a beautiful intro and then Holy Mass if you scroll down a bit on her home page...next best thing to being there.

I pray you both will feel better soon.  Please say a prayer for me and my beautiful family.

God bless you, both, and heal you completely, Mariann


Date:  Sun Jan 10 2016
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  


Mariann:

Thank you so much.  The Mass of the ages is what it is.  The one real thing we can depend upon is the Presence, and the proper way to treat Him, and the proper way to join with Him. 

May the Lord lift you and your beautiful family, heal you, be gracious to you and give you peace. 

Warmest Regards,

Vic

PS:  I now remember Mother Miriam from EWTN episodes where she was the previously Jewish, now very Catholic lady who knew so much about the faith and about life.  And now she's a Nun, and a Mother Superior!  God is great.


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Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin.  It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.

How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?

Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo.  George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.

Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all.  Marxists even create and drive crisis.  Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.

American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.

For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence.  For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.

The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell.  For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.

The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read.  No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.

Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor.  Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.

World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism.  Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.

Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future.  Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.

On Threats to America's National Existence.  A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.

On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos.  Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.

Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History.  The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.

Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars.  Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia" and being "Slain in the Spirit", into Catholicism.

The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks.  Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.

Current Website Status.  Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.

Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide.  The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce

On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket.  As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.

A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish.  May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.

Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals.  In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.

The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed.  You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion?  "Unreservedly Bad."  The DaVinci Code?  "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam?  "No Comment."

Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors?  Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest.  A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?

On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes.  The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.

Home For Christmas 2008.  Website Getting Active Again.

Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.

Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later.  The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.

The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.

Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.

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.

What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.

Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences.  The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.

The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard"  The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.

Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative.  A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.

Come, let us sit and reason together.  Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.

Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper.  If you can't really present a good argument, sit down.  On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.

Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left.  The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.

Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited.  The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.

"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great).  Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.

Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture.  What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?

If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it?   Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility.   If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it.  Who?

So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great?  The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible.   Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.

Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions.  In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.

First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up.  Notes to readers about what I was doing.

On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006  Adding items to book store.

Vic's busted finger status - life goes on.  Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.

Website Status as of 02/05/2009.  No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.

Website Status 03-09-2009.  Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.

Website Status 04/06/2009.  Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.

The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it?  Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now.  Well … so what?

Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home.  As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.

Honky Biorseth really runs this house.  If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.

Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own.  Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico?  Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?

More Marxist infiltration of higher education.  Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.

Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution.  Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.

Website Status Update 11/09/10  Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.

Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge?  How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm.  To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.

A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists.  Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?

God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things.  God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.

Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election.  The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.

Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer.  It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.

Is the Internet down in Lithuania?  Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.

The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory.  The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.

Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good?  All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.

We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs.  Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven?  What?  Are you nuts?

Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper.  The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.

Get behind these Tea Party Candidates.  The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.

Ecce homo; Behold the man.   Ecce Homo.   Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.

When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot.  America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.

Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass, offered at Assumption Grotto Church in  Detroit, Michigan.  Our deepest prayer, our highest form of worship, and the way God should be treated.

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The Vietnam War Proved the American News Media's Treacherous Anti-American Marxism.
Note the Military Assault Rifle common to the American Founding Era.

Atheist Genesis:

In the beginning there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing.
And then nothing accidentally exploded and created everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally encountered other bits of everything and formed some new kinds of everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into self-replicating bits of everything.
And then some self-replicating bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into dinosaurs.
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