Vic Biorseth, OWM; http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com
Once upon a time, when this website was born, there were two ways to submit your thoughts – a private way, via the Contact-Me page, for those who didn’t wish to be identified in public, and a public way, via the “Add Comment” page. Almost everybody used the private method; almost nobody used the public method, and it didn’t take too long for the multiple conversations to become impossible to keep up with.
I have eliminated the private Contact Me feature in favor of the public ADD COMMENT form at the bottom of every page on this site. My reasons have more to do with available time than anything else. Far too many correspondents were pulling me deeper and deeper into private email dialogues, and in almost every case the topic was related to multiple other private email dialogues with other individual private correspondents. I found that I was saying the exact same things to multiple people in multiple private dialogues. It just got to be too much to keep up with.
This website is a one man show, and it is a part-time, hobby type activity. I have a full time job, a house to maintain, family, social life and religion requirements that all need their due. This means that, these days I don’t have a whole lot of spare time, and I frequently get well over a hundred emails a day, and some days a whole lot more. So, whatever issue or topic you want to address, submit the form at the bottom of the most appropriate webpage and it will notify me.
If you want to remain anonymous don’t use your real name and don’t include your email or other identifying attributes. Whatever you submit is subject to be published in an update of the comments on whatever page it was submitted from.
If you want to start a new topic, or start your own personal BLOG on some topic, use the Submit an Article page to do it. If it is decent and thought provoking, I will publish it, and put a link to it in the right hand column. (When the current, ongoing website conversion work is done, that right-column list of links will appear on every page in this website.)
Please note that I do not sell, give or otherwise provide any of your information to anyone for any reason. Period. That being said, whatever you submit gets published in the comment section after the page where you submitted it. Again, let me repeat: If you don’t want to be identified to the whole world, then don’t use your real name. If you don’t want your email address published, then leave it blank.
Adding comments on this website is not an automatic feature. Some time back I tried two different automatic blogging packages, and quickly abandoned them, because they allowed the vulgarity and crudeness normally associated with atheists, Marxists and Democrats to get through too many times. I don’t want any of that on this site. I insist on personal editorial authority over what gets published on my own website. This is a monitored site, in which nothing gets updated to it unless and until I physically do something. Because I have a life outside of this website that means there will almost always be a delay in updating your submissions.
The only editing I will do to any submission will involve correcting misspellings and minor grammatical errors, when and only when it is clear that I can do it without changing your original meaning. I can take criticism; even caustic criticism. I am not thin skinned, and neither should you be. Be prepared to be challenged. Of course, really gross submissions will simply be deleted immediately. Keep it clean.
In the interest of keeping discussions at a higher reasoned level, submissions that I now refer to as “speed-bump philosophy” or bumper-sticker sloganeering with no real reasoned argument or good evidences behind them will similarly be ignored. I get a lot of that.
Right below the “Comment” block and any comments you will find the text of the submission rules that should appear at the bottom of every page, right before the opportunity to make a submission.
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I avoid social media, having been burned by poor security in that arena. You may contact me through comments at the bottom of any webpage on this website, including this one. I am the only one who sees, approves and publishes these comments, or not. Regards, Vic
(Each published webpage, change or comment automatically sends the webpage to the top of the Thinking Catholic Blog Roll by date and time.)
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Updated this page to the new BB 2.0 - SBI! 3.0 release.
LOVE this new release!
Date: Sun Sep 30 12:17:30 2012
From: roberta morocco
Location: NYS, USA
You or your readers might want to comment on the following:
Carol Byrne has commented, and so have I. this article uncritically views DD as already a "saint"!
Note, to submitter named “servant_of_the_most_high” on submission date-time stamped Sat Nov 03 12:40:11 2012 –
Your submission referred entirely to the Blessed Polarization page, and so that is where I put your comment if you’re looking for it. Your comment triggered me to go ahead and convert that page, rather than continue adding comments to the old un-converted page. Thanks, and God Bless.
Date: Sat Dec 22 12:54:32 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Your comment submitted here on Fri Dec 21 11:21:02 2012 applied to the Catholic-Communizer-Dorothy-Day page, and so that is where I posted it. Click on the link to see your submission.
Date: Fre Mar 01 07:06:53 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
Your comment submitted here on Thu Feb 28 12:58:24 2013 applied to the Modernism page, and so that is where I posted it. Click on the link to see your submission.
Date: Mon Mar 25 21:10:52 2013
Location: Boston, MA
I haven't been on your site for a long time; I get such a kickoff of (rare) people like you.
You're a great example of a well-rounded, multi-dimensional, Renaissance man.
It's great to see what people are capable of and you inspire me, as well as many others I'm sure.
Date: Mon Mar 25 05:33:11 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
Thank you sir; you are much too kind.
Date: Sun Sep 08 22:45:31 2013
Location: Chicago burb
Do you frequent Ann Barnhardt's site AND churchmilitant.tv? This gal and guy, respectively are fresh air, truth. Love ya!
Date: Mon Sep 09 06:05:31 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
Thank you. ChurchMilitant.tv is linked to in the right column of every webpage on this website. I was introduced to it some time ago and absolutely love it. I wish it was on a TV channel.
Ann Barnhardt is completely new to me. Just went to her blog, and I think I'm in love, in a purely Platonic way. That's what I call a really good old Catholic American kick-ass girl.
Date: Sun Dec 01 11:23:51 2013
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Vic, you are such a wonderful writer - please stop using "different than" in your writings. Every time I see it, but especially in an otherwise magnificently written article, it grates like a fingernail acrss the blackboard!!!!
Date: Sun Dec 01 14:55:07 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
Pardon my confusion; asking me to stop using "different than" is different than asking me to replace different than with something else. What would you have me replace different than with?
Fri Jul 04 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. .
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.
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General Commentary Pages
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture. Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?
My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.
Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.
A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.
Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.
A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.
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", to 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 Imigration 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 catholic 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 no such thing as 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 Lithanian 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.
Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014. 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.
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