Vic Biorseth, OWM; http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
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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. .
Date: Fri Sep 05 20:52:35 2014
From: reen cristero
Location: Littleton, Colorado 80128
I am trying to raise tuition for a 4th year FSSP seminarian. His father is dead and his mother is on a fixed income. Donations can be made directly to Guadalupe seminary or given through the gofundme.com page below.
Date: Sat Sep 06 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Note the ad linking to Michael's donation page in the right column of every webpage in this website.
Please let me know when the goal is reached so I can take the ad down.
We are praying for Michael.
Date: Mon Mar 16 18:14:53 2015
Just found you website. Good work!
I just finished a course in Catholic Church history and it seems the church has always been full of corruption and weasels just like today. With just enough good men and help of the Holy Spirit to save the church in the nick of time.
It seems to be getting bad again and when the socialist pope starts to rant about global warming and economics I am afraid my head will explode!
Date: Sun Jun 28 23:26:20 2015
From: Mary Carmen
I just saw your interview, and there were a lot of unanswered questions on your part. When are you going to realize that a heretic and apostate cannot be Pope? I will refer you to www.vaticancatholic.com please, watch the Third Secret of Fatima.
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
Why did you put your comment here instead of at whichever interview you're talking about?
What questions did I not answer?
When did the Pope declare his unbelief?
What heresy did he commit?
Who declared him an apostate and a heretic? You? By what authority?
Fatima was a private, not a public, Revelation, and is not part of the Revelation we are required to believe and follow. We may believe it if we wish. And, if I may ask, to which of the many interpretations of the third secret do you refer?
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