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Some of you recently sent me a CD produced by a new CIA I had not heard of – not the government’s CIA, but another group called the Catholic Investigative Agency. The CD contains a program produced by http://www.churchmilitant.tv. In it, a man named Michael Voris lays out the close relationship between one Saul Alinsky and the CCHD. That CD is what inspired these thoughts, much as the author Carol Byrne inspired the Catholic-Communizer-Dorothy-Day page. Michael Voris clearly laid out the strong linkage between Saul Alinsky and the CCHD. To me, this was quite timely and necessary, considering that our current President and our current Secretary of State are both solid disciples of Saul Alinsky. I cannot recommend Michael Voris highly enough. Here are some of the thoughts and linkages his CD inspired.
When the angels were created by God, He created them with free will, because God wanted
to love them and to be loved by them, and true love is only possible with free
will. But free will provides a path to
well as to love. Now Lucifer was the most beautiful and intelligent of the angels, and pleasing to God most high. But Lucifer became enamored of his own beauty and intelligence, and his self-controlled free will, with which he could love, began to be conquered by the sin of pride. He wanted more beauty, more intelligence, more recognition, more of everything, and he lost sight of the source of his own existence, and he sought to make himself higher than God. Pride always begets greed, and pride always precedes a fall. Un-tempered willful pride turned Lucifer into Satan, and ultimately removed him from heaven, and left him on the earth, walking up and down and back and forth upon it, seeking followers, and seeking the ruin of souls. His willful insistence that he was or could be like unto God, and even above God, was a willful lie; Lucifer had become the devil, and the father of lies.
What do you suppose Satan looks like? We know that angels can take on the appearance of other beings, including human beings. Suppose Lucifer took on the appearance of a human being; could we recognize him if we saw him? We have been taught from childhood to try hard to see Jesus Christ in everyone, particularly the unfortunate – the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned – and to act accordingly. But what if Lucifer, or someone who is of Lucifer’s following, deceptively takes on the form of one of these? What if, while we tend to him in Christian charity, he begins to try to lead us where we should not go?
Discernment is required; the first clue is, always, discernment between Truth and un-truth. Many among the fallen will claim the faith of atheism, and state that they believe not in God, and that they believe not in Satan, and that they believe not in any supernatural thing. But the first statement of the atheist – that God does not exist – is, in and of itself, an untruth; thus, the believer in atheism has willfully made himself into a disciple of the father of all lies, whether knowingly or otherwise. He who identifies himself as an atheist has given the first clue. While not solid evidence, it remains an important first clue.
Free will is given to man as a tool to be used to seek, enjoy and love Truth, it is not given to man as a tool with which to allow himself to be tempted and led into untruth. Now, you can be tempted away from Truth from within yourself, via pride, as was Lucifer; and you can be tempted away from Truth via the seductive lie of another, just as the woman in the garden was tempted by the serpent.
We spoke about Machiavelli in the Refuting-Marx
page, where we discussed the Machiavellian systemization of a methodology for
assuming political power. This meant the adoption of the immoral rule “The Ends Justify The Means” for the achievement of the goal of gaining political power, or of keeping it. Machiavelli wrote the first plan for someone who was not a valid ruler to become a ruler, involving treachery and subterfuge. The plan was to recruit “Agent Provocateurs” who would be sent to infiltrate the society and purposely stir up hatred, animosity and revolution. When the citizenry rioted and/or revolted, and all peace and order was lost, and the people were clamoring to be saved from the mob, then the new would-be-ruler; who would be the only party fully prepared to handle this event (since he had planned and caused it), would ride in with his forces and crush the rebellion, killing even his own agent provocateurs in the process, deposing the ruling government, and ascending the throne. He would be cheered by the populace as the heroic restorer of peace and order. And he would have gained for himself a kingdom, through the careful use of un-truth, deceit and treachery.
We also spoke in that page of Hegel, and of the Hegelian Dialectic, which applied Machavelli’s plan in incremental steps rather than in one gigantic revolution. Because no popular revolution is possible where the populace is not willing to revolt, Hegel sought, through a long series of invented or orchestrated crises, to prod the government, the economy and the happiness of the population ever closer to failure or collapse or anger and hatred, until at last popular revolution would be possible; then, in one final crisis, the final step in Machiavelli’s plan could be executed.
All of this was internalized, blended and perfected in the evil mind of Karl Marx, and formalized in his masterpiece, The Communist Manifesto. It contained a purposely falsified history, propaganda, and lie piled upon lie, all designed to foment class warfare and to place enmity between worker and employer, between wealthy and poor, between cleric and laity, between parent and child, between different races, and between citizen and government. It provided a set of “pillars” for a new collective world order, each one of which was individually designed to bring about eventual moral, social, economic and sovereign collapse and failure – which is to say, a situation ripe for the Machiavellian last step.
Now, the world had known ruthless and evil rulers long before Machiavelli, and there had always be tyrannical rulers and would-be rulers contesting for power. But, at least in Western Civilization, rare was the ruler or would-be ruler who was openly and publicly ruthless and tyrannical. Machiavelli’s The Prince was roundly condemned in his day; everyone in that day knew full well that The Ends Justify The Means was an evil and immoral saying. Machiavelli became an outcast, and he died alone at the end of an impoverished and isolated life because of it. Still, his evil idea lived and found secret sustenance among the holders and the seekers of worldly power.
World history is rife with stories of royal intrigues and treacheries by which pretenders and evil-doers took an un-rightful throne, disrupting a hereditary monarchy; likewise there are many true stories involving assassination, treason, bribery and other crimes involving someone’s ascendency in some Parliamentary Democracy or some Constitutional Republic. Evil men became rulers through evil means before Machiavelli, before Hegel and before Marx; but, I submit, Machiavelli, Hegel and Marx added a layer of perfection to the evil endeavor – they provided a well planned methodology for it.
The new nation of the United States of America was supposed to end all that. By the American-Founding-Principles the rule of men was to be replaced by the rule of law. By the American-Constitutional-Principles the supreme law of the land was established, as a separate, stand-alone thing, separate from any man or any group of men. For the first time in world history, the purpose for the establishment, organization and constitution of the new government itself was to protect the private citizen from his own government. All men were to stand equal before the law; no man was immune from the law; all men were subject to the same law; the law was indelibly written down and established in a document that all men could read. The law stands separate from the men who are subject to it. The American Constitution is a fixed legal document, written in English, that says very specific legal things, and it serves as the supreme law of the land. The government is not the law; the Constitution is the law, and the government itself is subject to it.
For the first time, with the birth of the American-Constitution, thanks to the citizen rights firmly established in it, unlimited peaceful evangelization between denominations was both legal and possible. For the first time, it was possible to eliminate the worst aspects of politics, if not eliminate politics altogether. (I said possible, not probable.) Yet, we know that Satan remains on the earth, walking up and down and back and forth upon it, seeking followers, and seeking the ruin of souls. Wheresoever there is a deceiver, there will be deceit, and treachery, and un-truth. And, through un-truth that is not recognized as un-truth, Machiavelli’s original idea gained new life, not as you might think among the lowest among us, but among the most thoughtful and seemingly moral intellectual elite.
Political Science became an increasingly important field of study over time. And what is the goal of Political Science? The goal of Political Science is to teach the would-be ruler how to assume political power, and to teach the current ruler how to keep political power. Now, in the contest for political power waged between the current holder and the opposition, what has become the most important universal dictum for them?
The Ends Justify The Means.
Machiavelli’s evil dictum lives on. It is no longer universally seen as evil. And that is the problem. In point of fact, in college level courses teaching Political Science, Machiavelli is held to be The Father of Political Science, and his The Ends Justify The Means is largely embraced as a normalcy, as a truism, an axiom, taken for granted. The disciple (student) is not taught to think about it, but to accept it as a simple truism. In this manner, in this course of study and in others, the student is moved away from his innate ability of discernment between Truth and un-truth, and generations of students are seduced away from the practice and mastery of Critical-Thinking.
Now the first contestants and holders of high political office in America came from among the Founders of the Republic and the Framers of the Constitution. Imperfect though they may have been, they were Statesmen, Patriots and Men of High Moral Principle before they were politicians. Their highly principled first goal was the establishment and running of a government For The People, and Representative of the people, and protective of the free citizenry, and of the freedom of the citizenry.
This meant small government with limited authority and power, so that the citizenry would be free to prosper through their own diligence and lawful efforts. The government was to work for the people, not the other way round. The sole purpose for this new American government was to govern, and nothing else. The Federal Government was to do the things established in the Constitution, including legislating law, executing law and adjudicating law. That’s it. Even the areas available for application of law were precisely limited and enumerated in Article 1 Section 8. The citizens were to be left free to work in their own self interest, and to prosper from the work of their own hands, without hindrance from the government.
The American Political Parties, imbued with the advances of Machiavellian Political Science, changed all that, for the worse. The Republican Party, as the name implies, in general seeks the restoration and strengthening of the Republic and the explicit wording of the Constitution that makes us a Republic. The Democratic Party, as the name implies, in general seeks to turn us into, or move us in the direction of, a pure Democracy, and away from the explicit wording of the Constitution, and away from the Constitutional Republic as a form of government.
You can read about the differing political issues and positions in the American-Political-Ideologies page. Basically, the Democrat Party began life defending slavery against the abolition-of-slavery movement. Today, the Democrat Party, believe it or not, holds and defends all the teachings of Marxism, and does so openly. It promotes class warfare, enmity between workers and employers, enmity between rich and poor, enmity between races, and inflames public hostility against straw villains, such as Big Business, Big Oil, Big Defense Contractors, Big Banks, Republicans and any other political adversaries. The Ends Justify The Means. Democrats have adopted Marx’s theories as worthwhile – not evil – despite the whole underlying purpose of Marxism, which is to overthrow the whole of the status quo – meaning, to overthrow the American Constitution, and the whole Republic that it constitutes.
What may be worse than that is the fact that the Republican Party has lost its sense of Republican purpose, with lots and lots of members who gladly compromise the Constitution and Reach Across The Aisle to shake hands with the Democrats, and thus cooperate, in a bi-partisan, statesman-like, diplomatic way, with the systematic destruction of the Constitution. They brag about it; they are proud of it. Many have lost the skill of discernment between Truth and un-truth. Many have become, knowingly or otherwise, disciples of Lucifer; they have become the convinced, idealistic agent-provocateurs, and/or the naïve useful idiots of Marxist revolution. And they think themselves wise. P. T. Barnum said it best: There’s a sucker born every minute.Marxist revolutionaries have been at work, undercover, since, at least, the administration of Woodrow Wilson. As we have said elsewhere in this site, Marxism was greatly emboldened and came above-ground after the McCarthy Hearings, in which the already solidly Marxist SLIMC1 destroyed the anti-Communist movement in the eyes of the public, and raised Marxism to the status of just-another-political-opinion, and a position of relative innocence and innocuousness in the public eye. Marxism was no longer seen as a threat to our form of government, even though the publicly stated purpose of Marxism is to overthrow all governments. Today, in America, Marxism owns the news media, academia, education, the unions, show-biz, the Democrat Party and, believe it or not, the “Establishment” Republican Party.
To prove the point of how far Marxism has advanced in the planting of the seeds of future crises aimed at eventually failing and collapsing the whole system, just look at those areas our Federal Government addresses today – in law, in regulation, in taxing, in spending – that are not listed among the limited and enumerated powers set forth in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution.
If it’s not listed in Article 1 Section 8, the federal government should not be addressing it.
Each of these un-constitutional items represent gigantic federal bureaucracies loaded down with typical bureaucratic drones sucking up national treasure at enormous rates. The typical Democrat spiel tells us that the billions or trillions being spent on these programs represent an “investment” in the future. If that were true, then it would be an investment in failure. Just as one example, if the money spent on education were an investment, then sooner or later there would be a payoff. However, the more money spent at the federal level on education, the dumber the kids get, and the more indoctrinated in Leftist ideology. Yet our federal level “representatives” keep smiling, and explaining how they are going to spend our way into prosperity, borrow our way out of debt, with just one more stimulus, one more bail-out, one more tax increase on the rich, etc., etc., etc.
The only exception to that rule is that the Democrats always want to cut defense in order to pay for more social programs. Two points on that:
Medicare alone or, Social Security alone, already costs us more per annum than defense. Almost all of what we spend we spend on social programs, and all of then are getting worse, and all of them are cruising toward eventual crisis and failure.
But it is the very idea that the federal government should involve itself in issues not enumerated in Article 1 Section 8 that should give pause to all America citizens. For instance, note the careful words of candidate Mitt Romney regarding Obamacare: he intends to repeal it entirely – but then, replace it with something. With what? Why? Neither health care nor health care insurance are to be found in Article 1 Section 8. Note also how Romney considers education to be an important “investment.” Note also that education, at the federal level, is an investment that has not and never will pay off in any way. Again, education is not in Article 1 Section 8. The more the federal government involves itself in education the poorer American scholastic education becomes, the more indoctrinated the children become, and the more likely that they will develop into Democrat voters, if not out and out revolutionaries. And the recommended solution to the “problem” is, always, to throw even more money on it.
Romney is an infinitely better choice for President than the incumbent, let there be no doubt about that; but I point these things out to show that our citizen’s work will not be done once we have ousted Comrade Obama, peace be upon him. It may take several national elections to get both houses of Congress dominated by a majority of strict Constitutionalists, and a good Constitutionalist President.
There arose a disciple of Lucifer in 1930s America named Saul Alinksky. He was a Jewish atheist, which is to say he was not really a Jew, because Judaism is more a religion than a race or ethnicity today. There are probably more Jews in the world who are not Semitic than who are. To me, to say that someone is a secular Jew or an atheist Jew or a Christian Jew is just as nonsensical as to describe someone as a secular Catholic or an atheist Catholic or a Jewish Catholic. Saul Alinsky was no Jew; he was an atheist.
He was a Marxist revolutionary; a prideful, hate-filled, anti-American true disciple of Satan, with a knack for recruiting, seducing and organizing dedicated agent provocateurs and motivated useful idiots to his revolutionary cause. He created organizations of them, and he carefully chose, raised up and taught many sub-demons to go forth and create new similar organizations for future revolution.
Saul Alinsky was a pure, revolutionary, grass roots organizer, in the business of persuading, recruiting and motivating cooperators in revolution, getting them all agitated and seeding the ground for future revolution. This was Communist agitating for revolution under the disguise of peaceful-sounding “Community Organizing.” His goal was, always, from the beginning, to change society from the inside, and I’m talking about radical change, to something other than Constitutional America, or America as founded. He meant to bring the existing system down entirely, and replace it. But he intended to do it while pretending to be doing social work and charity. Using treachery, in other words.
He would even “organize” religions, including the Catholic religion, wherever he could, despite the fact that he absolutely despised religion. For example, here is his take on Catholic contemplative prayer and piety:
“I think that somebody who goes off in a monastery and starts praying for the salvation of mankind and doesn’t do a damned thing but just sits there and prays, I think that when that guy comes up for judgment that the judge is going sit there and say why you cruddy bastard.”
Saul Alinsky’s first book was Reveille for Radicals – in it, he said
“organizing is a euphemism for revolution.”
So, what’s an Alinskyite “Community Organizer”? A revolutionary. The whole goal of Reveille for Radicals was to recruit professional revolutionaries and send them out into society to do their work, and to recruit more professional revolutionaries. Incite people to want to take the power away from whoever holds the power, and give it to those who do not have it.
Saul Alinsky’s second book was Rules for Radicals – a handbook for teaching revolution and treachery, and it was dedicated to his master, Lucifer. Here is his opening page dedication:
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
The Alinsky model for revolution is to get the people “organized” for revolution, and get agent provocateurs to put on suits or proper attire, a winning smile, and get into the business / news / academe / political Party / managerial / civil authority / Church / political office ranks in order to take them over or destroy them from the inside. Governments, businesses, unions, teaching institutions, and even Churches, and even the Catholic Church hierarchy in America – all were to become targets for this recruitment, infiltration and Alinskyite “organizing.”
What does all of this have to do with the CCHD? Well, that was the secular or lay lead-in to the development of the CCHD. Now we need to talk about the Catholic beginnings.
There were two Catholic brothers – Joseph Meegan and Msgr. Peter Meegan, who were radical activists, while remaining active in the Catholic Church. They introduced Saul Alinsky to the inner workings of the Catholic Church at the neighborhood level. Alinsky was already deeply engaged in “organizing” new and existing labor unions. Most unions were already Marxist to begin with, at least at the management level, because most organized labor unions, like the actual international organized labor movement itself, were actually born of the closing line of Marx’s Communist Manifesto – the famous Workers Of The World Unite!.
At that time, Alinsky was developing a radical revolutionary organization called the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council. As much as he despised the Catholic Church, Alinsky learned, from the Meegan brothers, the importance of Catholicism to American grass-roots working-class society. This is what he determined was necessary for the success of his new revolutionary organization:
“To effect constructive changes in the life of the Back of the Yards Neighborhood, these two elemental social institutions are, first, the Catholic Church and, second, organized labor.”
A Catholic priest named Msgr. Jack Egan soon became known as Alinsky’s Intern. The term demon might have been equally appropriate. Egan, working for Alinsky, was instrumental in marrying the neighborhood Catholic Church to organized labor back in the 30s. If you ever wondered why there were so many Catholic working-class families who were unerringly pro-union and always voted Democrat, this is where it started.
Using his new Catholic disciples to influence the local Church, Alinsky was able to get Auxiliary Bishop Bernard Sheil and the famous labor leader John L. Lewis onto the same public stage, at a Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council political rally, and there, right there, on that public stage, Catholicism and organized labor became married in the eyes of the common man in America. Again, if you ever wondered why working-class Catholics were so solidly Democrat in their politics, now you know.
John L. Lewis was then the head of the CIO, which would later merge with the AFL, and Lewis would the head of the AFL/CIO, the most powerful labor organization in America, and perhaps the world.
In 1966 a new American “Epicopal Conference” was formed, along with a lay version of the same organization. The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB), and the lay-run United States Catholic Conference (USCC). In 2001 they would be merged together to form the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Cardinal Dearden, Archbishop of Detroit, served as the first President of the NCCB. He brought Cardinal Bernardin from Atalanta into the NCCB as the Secretary General. This organization was to have a significant impact on the whole Church in America.
Bernardin developed his “Seamless Garment” theology, which was a blending of topics into a bland sort of equality. Abortion was bad, yes – but so was war, so was poverty, etc. The “Seamless Garment” blanket theology held all evils to be equally evil. The problem is that some things are intrinsically evil, and some are not. Abortion is intrinsically evil; war is not. Very simple. Abortion is always a sin; war is not always a sin. But the Seamless Garment theology held sway in the NCCB. Also, there was an increased dependence upon and deference to the laity, as represented by the USCC. It seemed to be a sort of Democratization of the Catholic Church in America, in which the laity had significantly increased voice and authority in theology and doctrine. That’s not the way the Church was designed by her Designer to be. We do not take a vote on doctrinal issues. All of this seemed to be attempting modification of the Church to fit the current popular culture, instead of the other way round.
In 1976 Cardinal Dearden held his first “Call to Action” conference in Detroit. It promoted a new versions of “Church,” which, in and of itself, was quite a change – from “The Church” to, simply, “Church.” The unstated implication is that there is no longer One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church; there is, in its place, simply, Church.
You all know what Call To Action was and is about, and I won’t go into the details here; I’ve already beat them to death elsewhere in this site. The Goals included women’s ordination, ending priestly celibacy, and radical changes on a wide variety of sexual matters, including homosexuality, artificial contraception and even abortion. It also called for an end to racism, sexism and militarism in America, implying that America is particularly racist, sexist and militarist. Do you smell Satanic-Marxist-Alinskyite social agitation to rebellion yet?
These conferences were so anti-Catholic and anti-American that Mother Angelica of EWTN was moved to organize “Call to Holiness” conferences in Detroit, in direct opposition to this radical movement. She called the Call to Action movement diabolical, and I agree. It’s hard to disagree.
In his 1985 Ratzinger Report, by Benedict XVI before he was pope, all of this stuff was put in its proper place. Documents and decisions by the USCCB alone carried merely the weight of the individual authors and signators, and not that of the Catholic Church. As he put it,
“The documents of the
Episcopal Conferences have no weight of
their own save that of the consent to them by individual bishops.”
So the teaching of any given Bishop’s conference, such as the American USCCB, does not become official Catholic teaching and does not bear the imprimatur of Rome, or of the Pope in unity with the Bishops. Such documents only bear the support of the individual Bishops who individually support them.
Today’s USCCB contains about 60 bureaus or departments, headquartered in Washington DC, and involved in political lobbying efforts there. One of these departments – the Justice, Peace & Human Development department – has a department under it, called the Catholic Campaign for Human Development – the CCHD.
Originally called simply “Campaign for Human Development” – the name was changed after receiving criticism for heavy involvement in secular politics and political activity rather than Human Development. They simply tacked on the name “Catholic” to defray some of that criticism; hence, the CCHD was born.
What was the original criticism? Serious scandals were Reported by Crisis Magazine, The Catholic World Report, The Wanderer and other Catholic publications. CCHD was charged with fomenting social revolution.
William Simon, who worked in the Nixon administration, a devout Catholic, was disturbed by all of this. He said that the CCHD was merely a “funding mechanism for radical Left-wing political activism in the United States, rather than for traditional types of charities.” He called the CCHD the “Catholic Campaign for Helping Democrats.” Helping Democrats is pretty much the same thing as helping Marxists; they both share the same ultimate goal.
Back in 1968, Cardinal Cody, the new Archbishop of Chicago, shut down the insidious relationship between Alinsky, organized labor and the Church, and put a stop to the work of Msgr. Egan, infamous as Alinsky’s Intern. Egan was invited by Fr. Ted Hesburgh of Notre Dame University to come there for a “sabbatical.” Msgr. Egan remained at Notre Dame for the next approximately 14 years, where he commenced spreading Alinskyite “organizations” through a growing network of priests all across the country. It was from these priests – organized by Msgr. Egan – that the CCHD was born. They created the CCHD. It was presented to the then NCCB in 1969 and it was accepted, as the “National Crusade Against Poverty.” The first collection for it totalled $8,000,000 – a record one-day collection for the Church in America. Over 40 years, it collected some $280,000,000.
The IAF – Industrial Areas Foundation – founded by Saul Alinsky as a “School for Professional Radicals” figures prominently in where CCHD collection money goes. The IAF receives 16% of all CCHD collections, so that Alinsky’s dream of the ultimate destruction of America may one day bear fruit.
Alinskyite priests, organized by Msgr. Egan at Notre Dame, bore revolutionary fruit by creating, infiltrating and organizing new “Community Action” groups that had nothing whatsoever to do with charity or uplifting the poor, and everything to do with working toward future revolution. Here are some of the organizations these priests involved themselves in and led CCHD to fund:
There were many, many more. You probably remember scandalous reporting on various CCHD funded organizations that supported, sometimes in second-hand ways, abortion or some other condemned activity, and the good bishops responding to the scandal by quickly and publicly cutting the CCHD funding to that organization. And you may remember a similar scandal regarding ACORN, and how the bishops dutifully defunded ACORN, and how ACORN changed its name again, and all that nonsense.
Here’s the bottom line on the CCHD: It was planned and designed to be an organization of organizations for funding the training of radicals who will eventually foment revolution. It was a radical, revolutionary, totally political organization from the very beginning. There is nothing charitable about it. There is nothing uplifting about it. There is nothing Catholic about it. There is nothing Christian about it. There is no truth in it.
Comrade Barack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him, owes as much to his CCHD as he does to his unions. All those loyal Catholics who gave to the CCHD, and all those workers who’s union dues went to support the Democrat Party, and all those ACORN and other organization useful idiots and union members who were bussed to political rallies, and who found ways to cheat at the polls and play with the numbers – you would think that he would be eternally grateful. But no; to him, they are expendable. They served their purpose. The ends justify the means.
You may remember Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, being invited to speak at Notre Dame, and the howls of outrage you might have heard (or issued) in your own Church over that particularly scandalous event. But what you probably didn’t know was that that was a sort of victory celebration. It was more of a thank-you tour for the Meegan brothers, Fr. Egan, Fr. Hesburgh, Cardinal Bernardin, Cardinal Dearden, and all the other Alinisky disciples who had laid the groundwork and helped make the President’s rise to power possible. It all began in Chicago, and it ended in the White House. He couldn’t have done it without them. This is an inside baseball peace of information; you and I are not supposed to know it. His Notre Dame invitation was a covert thank-you to his secret Catholic disciples, and a victory celebration. (A thank-you from an Alinskyite big shot is purely political; there is no real warmth in it.)
The only paying job Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, ever held was as a community organizer in Saul Alinsky’s Developing Communities Project on Chicago’s South Side. He was born into Marxism. He has been brewed, steeped and stewed in Marxism all the days of his life. All he knows is alienation and revolution. All of his friends, colleagues, mentors, teachers and associates are radical revolutionaries who despise America almost as much as he does.
Lucifer’s downfall, which Lucifer did not recognize as a downfall, was pride. He imagined himself to be higher than God Himself – a falsehood. A lie. But, you see, Lucifer came to believe that lie. That is what pride can do. You tell a lie long enough, you embellish it with other lies, you work on convincing others of it, and – you begin to believe it yourself. Lucifer believes that he is more than he is – that he is higher than he is – that he is worthier than he is – that he is superior to God most high.
Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, is cut from the same cloth. He actually believes that he is more than he actually is. There is no truth at all in him. His whole life is built up on lies. There is nothing about him that is trustworthy or dependable. He himself sees himself as something higher than is even possible.
Let it be a lesson. Never believe in yourself alone. Never believe in yourself first, for that is the path of Lucifer, and of Alinsky, and of Obama, and of ultimate failure. Believe first in God most high; then, everything else falls into its proper place. Believe in God first, for that is the way of the Lord.
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Date: Sat Nov 03 02:18:37 2012
You talk of this discernment but how am I to discern you? When big bishops in church say and you don’t agree how do I know what is right and why should I trust you and not the bishops?
Date: Sat Nov 03 06:33:59 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Keep it simple.
Proper discernment begins with knowing the Truth. You must seek it, and get to know it.
At the first level, you know that God exists. Anyone or any issue indicating otherwise is an un-truth. Likewise anything that indicates God is not most important, or should be disregarded or put aside is an un-truth.
At another level, you know the Commandments. Jesus’ first response to the Rich Young Man was to “Keep the Commandments.” If anyone or any issue would violate or lessen the importance of a Commandment it is an un-truth.
At another level, you know the Creed. Every element of the Creed is dogma, the strongest doctrine in the Church. If anyone or any issue would violate or lessen the importance of any element of the Creed it is an un-truth.
At another level, you know or have access to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It has been infallibly declared by a Pope to be a sure norm for the teaching of the Catholic faith. If anyone or any issue would violate or lessen the importance of the teaching of the Catechism it is an un-truth.
Your Catholic religion comes first. Putting your religion aside for any reason, for any period of time, in any circumstance, is against your religion.
Know this first: The Lord thy God is the font of all Truth.
Date: Sun Nov 04 12:35:44 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Included in our Parish bulletin this Sunday was the annual letter from Archbishop Schnurr of our Cincinnati Archdiocese for the annual CCHD collection. While it assures us that none of the collected funds will go toward support of such activities as abortion, same-sex marriage, the death penalty, affronts to human life and dignity, or any positions contrary to fundamental Church teaching, it makes no such reservations regarding the support of anti-American and anti-Constitutional organizations such as those founded by or supportive of Saul Alinsky or any of his supportive organizers or organizations. I include the Democrat Party as an anti-Constitutional organization. If you don’t believe the Democrat Party, Democrat candidates for office and the Democrat Party platform is anti-American and anti-Constitution, I invite you to read the Blessed Polarization page, point by point, and see how far we have wandered from our Founding and Constituting national principles.
You are free to do as you please; as for me, I do not intend to give one single penny to the CCHD so long as it exists. Consistent support for the CCHD by the USCCB does nothing but lower the USCCB in my estimation and in my respect for it as any kind of an intelligent organization committed to pure Truth. Probably, a letter like this one went out in virtually every Catholic Parish in America. Probably, untold millions of dollars will be collected. But none of it will be from this house.
CCHD was highly instrumental in getting Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, into high office. It is now up to us to fight to get him the hell out of office, despite the CCHD, and despite the efforts of the USCCB.
And that is my final word on the matter.
Note: Sunday, November 11, 2012:
This is CCHD Sunday, when the CCHD collection is to be taken up. The following is the letter that will be in our envelope in the collection basket.
We oppose the whole organization and the whole agenda of the CCHD as false and fraudulent. We oppose the Saul Alinsky organization IAF, International Areas Foundation, to which 15% of CCHD collections go. We oppose
And any and all Alinskyite-based community organizations for radical revolution and Democrat Party support.
We also oppose the giant umbrella organizations such as
And all the multitude of radical organizations within them.
We oppose CCHD employees such as
And all that they support and stand for.
We oppose the linkage between CCHD, Alinskyite radical organizations, the Democrat Party, the SEIU, the AFL/CIO, the Obama political campaign and the Obama administration.
We oppose speakers at CCHD conferences, such as
We deplore the fact that no speakers and no CCHD organizations support Life, or chastity, or even decency.
We deplore the fact that there is no response from CCHD or from the USCCB to the myriad of charges brought against the CCHD.
We deplore the fact that CCHD issued Lenten reflections on the Stations of the Cross that are tied into Marxist “Social Justice” and “Environmental Justice” projects, and that give credit to Alinskyite radical groups such as
We stand with Bishops
Who have suspended collections for the CCHD because CCHD has nothing whatsoever to do with poverty or with human development, other than working toward eventual social revolution.
40 Years and $280,000,000 toward the destruction of America is enough.
We will give not one single penny to CCHD, ever again.
Vic and Marcia Biorseth
Just about all of the CCHD organizations, all of the CCHD directors and managers, all of the speakers invited to CCHD conferences, and all of the organizations referred to in the CCHD Stations of the Cross reflections support abortion, homosexual marriage or both, and a myriad of other causes and vices opposed by Catholic Church teaching. What they all seem to hold in common is support for the Democrat Party in general, the Obama agenda in particular, and organizing for an eventual political revolution in America.
Date: Tue Nov 05 19:01:32 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
By now, we all know that Comrade President Barack Hussein "Kiss My Ass Because It's Black" Obama, Peace Be Upon Him, is a MEJTML14 and that the truth is not in him. But I hope you are beginning to discern how many of our Bishops are just as treacherous and deceitful. Just as a clue to the depth of that Catholic deception and treachery, consider that Notre Dame not only invited him, our Dear Leader Abortionist-In-Chief, to speak there, but actually honored him, with an honorary law degree, and they still have the unmitigated gall to pretend to be a Catholic teaching institution.
We have a problem, with the Catholic Church in America.
The problems with the CCHD program spoken of above extend into the CRS program (Catholic Relief Services.)
Do not support these programs. For the reasons why, see the latest Michael Voris video right here.
Pray for better bishops.
I bid you good thinking.
Date: Tue Nov 11 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 Nov 15 11:09:47 2015
"Serious candals were Reported by Crisis Magazine" s/b "scandals were reported".
This distracts and detracts from the article.
Date: Sun Nov 15 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
Thanks; problem fixed.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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The anti cafeteria Catholic forum is a thorn in the pew for Catholic wimps.
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On Straying, Right or Left, from the Catechism.
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Do our Catholic bishops promote and teach Roman Catholicism, or something less?
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My "Education" at the Athenaeum Of Ohio LPMP (Lay Pastoral Minstry Program).
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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.
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(Cafeteria Catholic 5)
Athenaeum courses consistently taught that the early Church condoned slavery.
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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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