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Vic Biorseth, Thursday,
January 29, 2015
Immorality begins with ignorance of God.
Evil is, almost definitively, opposition to God.
Evil is immorality on steroids.
We have said elsewhere that the two major, and perhaps catastrophic failures in the responsibilities of the Roman Catholic Church, leading to the dangerously chaotic condition of the Church today, are,
I submit these two failures in Catholic Church responsibility are also contributing to the dangerously chaotic condition of America today, to the dangerously chaotic condition of Western Civilization today, and to the dangerously chaotic condition of the entire world today.
There is now no discernible order. Everything is in disorder.
There is no commonly held sense of what is right and what is wrong.
We can historically trace the decline of American "goodness" easily enough. But we often fail to connect that decline with how well or how poorly Bishops and Priests enlightened the ignorant and admonished the sinners at critical points in that history. Or with how well or how poorly Catholic laymen carried the Church's message out to the public square, and into the voting booth. We Roman Catholics are more than one out of every four American citizens; but can you see any really significant difference between us and anyone else?
That's funny; neither can I.
God has not moved. Where is the Church, in relation to God?
I've said it before, but it bears repeating, so bear with me while I repeat it for others.
If you fail to publicly ostracize, anathematize and shun very public obstinate unrepentant sin, increasingly accepted very public obstinate unrepentant sin will ultimately ostracize, anathematize and shun you.
If you ever allow Satan to get on the same cultural bus with you, Satan will eventually wind up driving that same cultural bus that you are on.
We saw it happen when we let Godless Marxism in the door, and then, nationally, actually demonized anti-Marxism in the aftermath of the McCarthy Hearings. Marx's Communism - the mortal enemy of the American Constitution - from that point on, took over American entertainment, American News reporting, American education, an American political Party, and now, even the Presidency itself.
Today, anti-Communists are routinely mocked, ridiculed, anathematized and shunned, by Godless Communists. In America.
We saw it happen with the publication of Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae, in how the Contraception battle was publicly fought and won by Satan. Everything predicted with the public acceptance of artificial contraception came to be, including even abortion, and it perverted our society. And this came to be with multiple Catholic Bishops aligned with Satan against the Church, and with many more standing mute. But silence in the face of evil is speaking.
All of this advanced while many Catholic Bishops and Priests were preaching non-judgmental-ism, and tolerance of the other, and super-inclusiveness, and meeting people where they are, and loving people into the Church. Yeah. Let's just get everybody up to the Communion Rail, and convert them later.
How's that been working out for the Church so far?
How's that been working out for the larger culture so far?
On moral issue after moral issue, the Lefties scream that "we" are legally imposing "our" values on "them". But it's always - always - exactly the opposite. "They" are imposing their immorality on "us", the majority. Abortion is a good example moral issue. We are Constitutionalists; they oppose the Constitution.
Abortion is nowhere listed, either in Article 1 Section 8 or anywhere else in the Constitution or among the Amendments. That means that the Constitutional government - and we Constitutionalists - have no legal legitimate business even addressing abortion, whether in federal legislation, execution or adjudication of law. No branch of federal government has any Constitutional authority to even address the issue. It is a matter of state and local community standards, properly handled at lower levels than the federal government.
It is they - the anti-Constitutionalists - who are imposing their will upon the whole nation, under the nice sounding title of "free choice". But this particular "free choice" is limited to the right of a woman to abort someone else. And, it is the exact opposite of their original lie. They impose their "values" on the rest of us, against our will.
But the most obvious example of it all, in my opinion, is the homosexual argument. When that argument is lost, all is lost, because Satan knows this:
Now, keeping the "Cultural Bus" analogy (above) in mind, and how your failure to anathematize open objective evil winds up with open objective evil anathematizing you, consider the following.
If you have friends, acquaintances, relatives, co-workers, or anyone at all, including public figures you may not know, who are homosexual, ask yourself this very simple question:
And did you even care to know whether they are homosexual or not. Odds are pretty high that you did not ask them, and it never crossed your mind. Seriously, you should give this question a moment of reflection before you read on. How did you come to find out, who told you, and why. I am willing to bet that,
They told you; they wanted you to know; they insisted that you know.
Not that long ago, in my own lifetime, homosexuality was a shameful thing, and hidden from public view. With good cause. Homosexual acts are intrinsically evil; the homosexual condition is objectively disordered. While disordered is not sinful, it remains disordered, like any other disorder.
Alcoholism, drug abuse, various mental or emotional conditions, like the homosexual condition, are disorders that should be prohibited from certain positions of important responsibility, including military, police and the Priesthood.
But today, with support and participation of many Catholic and other clerics, homosexuals are "outing" themselves, having joined a Homosexual Political Movement to reveal their disorder, promote it, and push it on the larger culture.
Today, it is not enough for a homosexual to simply be a homosexual and mind his own business, leaving everyone else alone. No.
Today, they absolutely insist that you and I everyone on earth know that they are homosexual. And is it not enough that we all know that they are homosexual. No.
They absolutely insist that you and everyone not speak against their behavior, refer to it as evil or sinful or disordered. And it is not enough that we all not speak a word against it. No.
They absolutely insist that we accept it as normal, in opposition to mathematics; as natural, in opposition to science; as virtuous in opposition to religion. We must accept them and their homosexual activity as a normal part of our larger culture. And it is not enough that we accept them and not anathematize them. No.
They absolutely insist that we recognize homosexuality as virtuous and praiseworthy, and equivalent if not superior to heterosexuality. Even noble, and heroic. Something to be taught to all children. A cause to celebrate and support. And it is not enough that we recognize homosexuality as virtuous. No.
They absolutely insist that laws, regulations and rules be changed to accommodate homosexual partnerships and even marriages; homosexual adoption of children; homosexual preferential treatment across the board in all areas of cultural life. And it is not enough that our laws be modified to accommodate homosexuality. No.
They absolutely insist that individuals, private and public businesses and institutions modify their own rules and operations to promote homosexuality. Any business that caters to weddings must cater to homosexual weddings; any business with heterosexual customers must accommodate homosexual customers; any business, organization or Church that employs heterosexuals must be made to employ homosexuals.
The most horrible thing about all this is that our entire justice system is perhaps fatally infected with all of it. Attorneys, judges and justices up and down the line, from the highest to the lowest, go along with this homosexual movement. Case after case, from the lowest courts to the highest, are adjudicated in favor of the homosexual cause. Illustrating for all to see that our own justice system no longer knows simple right from wrong. They lack common sense. They lack simple adult judgment.
Any time anyone opens his mouth and says one word against rampant homosexuality in culture, he is damned as a homophobic bigot, anathematized and shunned from the larger culture.
We are now being anathematized and shunned by them.
So who's driving the American cultural bus now?
What's worse than what's happening to American culture is what's happening to the Roman Catholic Church. This needs exposure. Click the images to see how sodomy has been and is being smuggled into the Church. By sodomite Bishops and sodomite Priests. Witnessed by many other Bishops and Priests, who stand mute and don't say a single word about it.
We've all long known about the "Lavender Mafia" running things behind the scenes in all the wild liturgical experiments that have driven so many away from the Church. But the Church, it seems, not only doesn't want to do anything about it, they don't even want to talk about it.
If the visible Church on earth, at least in America, appears to be predominantly evil, what chance does the larger culture have to rectify all of this nonsense? The real question is this:
Who's driving the Roman Catholic Church bus now?
You will know them by their fruits. [Matt. 7:20] How is your diocese or archdiocese doing these days?
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Date: Tue Feb 03 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
I was reading another Renew America article, this one by Alan Keyes, and the main principle he was articulating seemed appropriate to my main point here. The article is Pragmatism and the Demise of Statesmanship.
The main point is summed up in two paragraphs, as follows:
Keyes' quoted words here ring true on multiple levels. Our federal government - all three branches - assume originally unnecessary and always unconstitutional authority unto themselves, in the view that a less enlightened citizenry are in ever increasing need of authoritative direction. (Herding?)
But, why would the citizenry be less enlightened now than before? At least partially because so many Catholic Bishops are doing the exact same thing the federal government is doing. Having slipped in their faith to the point of being able to compromise with the world, they reduce Catholicism to more of a religion of convenience, much more akin to Protestantism than to the true religion.
Hence, they pay less attention to the Revealed Truth of Doctrine than they pay to the perceived ever increasing need for authoritative direction. But direction to where?
After having once compromising with the world, the only possible direction is toward the world, which is away from The Kingdom.
The once condemned "Cafeteria" approach, picking and choosing which doctrines to follow and which to ignore, is now de rigueur. Salvation itself becomes a Protestant-like, convenient, do it yourself project. Your religion is what you make of it. Your Parish is what you, collectively, make of it. Pick your Parish of convenience, or, your denominational church. You choose your church, or make it what you wish.
Not what God made of it, once, for all.
Nor is our American government any longer what the Founders made of it, once, for all.
None of us - individually or collectively, nationally or internationally - none of us is going anywhere worth going without God.
Date: Mon Jan 02 02:13:53 2017
Location: Ripon Ca. USA
I Love your web site. I have been looking into Marxism in the Church. As a protestant i realize that without a foundation(Biblical Creation) millions of Christians don't trust the Bible in all things. Sad to say Marxist have taken over so much of the educated church. I laud the catholic Church for her stand on so many thing the Protestant Church has turned it's back on.
The Frankfurt School has 11 objectives to destroy society [#2].
1. The creation of racism offences.
2. Continual change to create confusion
3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority
5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
6. The promotion of excessive drinking
7. Emptying of churches
8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime
9. Dependency on the state or state benefits
10. Control and dumbing down of media
11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family
Some of these 11 Objectives have developed a LOT since the ‘30s – nothing stands still and there is much that is hidden. So think of these objectives in the context of the time they were created, and understand that these two, have developed massively as our world has changed.
For example – (Objective 3) “The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children”: we now have major pushes to teach kids about Transgenderism at primary school age, which has led to Parliamentary Reports recommending wholesale adoption [#3], mandatory education at Primary School age, forced gender changes against parental will, and much more.
Likewise – (Objective 5) “Huge immigration to destroy identity”: this has developed insidious sub-theories like the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan (forced homogeneity to eliminate national and cultural identity to create a more easily manipulated ‘New European’ identity – [#4]) and the Cloward-Piven Strategy (creating social and economic collapse by overloading the Welfare State with benefit claimants – [#5]).
Another example – (Objective 6) “The promotion of excessive drinking”: developed to include drugs. The drug-taking explosion of the 60s “counter culture”, became an even more useful tool of societal and cultural degradation than promoting alcohol abuse – a fact borne out today by continual Leftist attempts to legalise drugs, and pop culture glamourizing drug taking and criminal subculture. Long-term family breakdown, gateway into criminality, normalisation of immoral or self-harming activities – all suit the aims of the Cultural Marxists.
The Cultural Marxist’s ‘Critical Theories’ took hold in the tumultuous 1960s, when the Vietnam War opened a Pandora’s Box of reevaluaton and revolution. The student radicals of the era were strongly influenced by revolutionary ideas, among them those of Herbert Marcuse, a member of the Frankfurt School who preach the “Great Refusal,” a rejection of all basic Western concepts and an embrace of sexual liberation, and the merits of feminist and black revolutions. His primary thesis was that university students, ghetto blacks, the alienated, the asocial, and the Third World could take the place of the proletariat in the coming Communist revolution.
Marcuse may be the most important member of the Frankfurt School in terms of the origins of Political Correctness, because he was the critical link to the counterculture of the 1960s. His objective was clear: “One can rightfully speak of a cultural revolution, since the protest is directed toward the whole cultural establishment, including morality of existing society.”
KEY CULTURAL MARXISTS
Leftists have long since said the idea of Cultural Marxism is a Right Wing “Conspiracy Theory” – yet the proof is there in the research. Here are some quotes from key players in the Cultural Marxist movement:
“The western world has been thoroughly saturated with Christianity for 2000 years… any country grounded in Judaeo-Christian values cannot therefore be overthrown until those roots are cut… but to cut the roots, to change the culture – a Long March through the institutions is necessary. Only then will power fall into our laps like ripened fruit!”
You may already be aware of this but please add it to your site as a smoking gun of who is behind the moral decline of the western world
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Opposing "soft" Catholicism, I'm OK - You're OK Catholicism, Cafeteria-Catholicism of the pick-and-choose variety, and the pure evil that seeks to pervert Catholicism from within, while wearing the mask of piety.
On going back to the Original Bible, after all these Revisions. The Douay-Rheims is the English translation of the original Vulgate, the world's first one-book Bible, put together by St. Jerome around 400 A.D. From now on, this is my Bible of reference.
The Institutional Church, Institutional Nations and Institutional Man. The Institutional Church, like any instituted nation, is a solid, fixed, objective thing. You can point to it and say "there it is". Institutional Man is "Institutional" by Natural Law.
Refuting Perverted Catholicism: defending the Church as the Center of all Truth. Refuting Perverted Catholicism at the Layman Level. If proper Catholic catechesis dies, all is lost.
Is the Novus Ordo Mass already a mostly Protestant Mass? A Protestant Mass? Excuse me? Was that really somebody's plan from the beginning?
Has the USCCB morphed into the Catholicrat Party with it's own agenda? Our Democrat Party is now Maxocrat; our Republican Party is now Republicrat; has our USCCB gone Catholicrat?
On the Anti-Church metastasizing within the Roman Catholic hierarchy. The anti-Church within the Church: the anti-Papal agenda advancing even in the Vatican itself.
Babbling Christianity: The Loss of Unity in the Christian Message. Is some New Testament "Tower of Babble" moment behind babbling Christianity's ever increasing disunity?
Why is our whole culture going to pot? It's our morality, stupid. Every cultural thing - law, order, decency, indecency, salvation, damnation - hangs on a recognized cultural morality.
Can we find actual Evil inside the Catholic Church? Well, why not? The war between Satan's kingdom (the World) and the Kingdom of God, and Evil inside the Catholic Church.
The Modernist Heresy: Western Man's Descent from Philosophy into Modernism. Modernism is the heresy of heresies, because it carries within it all previous heresies, being as it is a direct, frontal assault upon faith and all doctrine and dogma.
Lucifer and the CCHD: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Lucifer and the CCHD: how Lucifer’s disciples infected Catholic thinking, enjoyed Catholic funding and advanced evil in America.
The Catholic Communizer Dorothy Day is up for Sainthood? Excuse me?
The Catholic Communizer Dorothy Day’s life work was Marxist Community Organizing for future revolution.
The anti cafeteria Catholic forum is a thorn in the pew for Catholic wimps.
The anti cafeteria Catholic forum addresses weak-kneed, wimpy, inclusive, "Spirit of Vatican II" heterodox Catholicism. Refute these contentions if you can.
On Straying, Right or Left, from the Catechism.
We have before us, on one side, excesses of "Social Justice" and "Liberation Theology", and on the other, the "Lefebvre" movement and related groups. In the center: the Catechism.
Do our Catholic bishops promote and teach Roman Catholicism, or something less?
Cafeteria Catholicism, i.e., Pick-And-Choose Catholicism, is rampant in America, thanks to many American Catholic bishops.
(Cafeteria Catholicism 101)
My "Education" at the Athenaeum Of Ohio LPMP (Lay Pastoral Minstry Program).
The Athenaeum Of Ohio LPMP program was the required pre-requisite for entry into the Deaconate program in Archbishop Daniel E. Pylarczyk's Cincinnati Archdiocese.
(Cafeteria Catholic 1)
The hidden dissident agenda in the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP teaching.
The overriding dissident agenda of Liberal Catholicism appeared sometimes mostly in teaching material, sometimes in teachers themselves, sometimes in both.
(Cafeteria Catholic 2)
A better name for the LPMP's Formation for Discipleship class: Catholic Dissent.
The Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP course called Formation for Discipleship was one big long exercise in Catholic dissent, pure and simple.
(Cafeteria Catholic 3)
Moral Theology, Cincinnati Archdiocese style: This ain't your daddy's religion. Christian Ethics is the title of the course in the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP course on Catholic Moral Theology.
(Cafeteria Catholic 4)
Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP Christology Course: NOT about the Christ Who Rose Again.
This theoretically Catholic Christology course teaches about a Christ Who didn't know who he was, didn't necessarily rise again after death, but Who "teaches us valuable lessons" nonetheless.
(Cafeteria Catholic 5)
Athenaeum courses consistently taught that the early Church condoned slavery.
This teaching is clearly false. Yet the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP program, in multiple courses, officially taught that the Church "changed" its teaching on slavery.
The "Enlightened" birthing of Historical-Critical Scripture analysis.
Historical Criticism of the most paranormal literature ever produced calls into question the "enlightenment" of the enlightened.
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?
Materialistic Culture Versus The Catholic Thinker.
The Catholic Thinker is called to openly oppose Materialistic Culture.
The Thinking Catholic Challenge: Walking that very inconvenient walk.
The Catholic American Thinker seeks a return to Critical Thinking, recognition of Objective Reality, and living a solid, morally grounded life.
Compromise with Evil begins the ultimate death spiral.
Compromise on any Vital Principle leads to death, for individual souls and for cultures.
On the Origin and Destiny of the American Catholic Identity Crisis. The ongoing 50+ year American Catholic identity crisis was born of a split between the Magisterium who protected it, and the academics who taught it.
Cafeteria Sinners: Selecting Mortal Sins from the Catholic Smorgasbord. Catholicism's Cafeteria Sinners pick and choose the mortal sins they will commit, and still participate in Eucharist.
Defining "Difficulty", "Doubt" and "Dissent" in Catholicism. Reactions to Doctrine(s) presenting difficulty, doubt and dissent among the faithful need examination.
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