Comments for pityitspithy Depth in the Shallows Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:50:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on You Schall Not Pass! by coolrich59 /2017/01/04/you-schall-not-pass/comment-page-1/#comment-88 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:50:31 +0000 /?p=1066#comment-88 I also first encountered Fr. Schall when I got a copy of ‘A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning’. I loved it. I then purchased ‘Another Sort of Learning’. It’s just as good.

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Comment on The Light Of Day by Padre Pio /2017/01/24/the-light-of-day/comment-page-1/#comment-84 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:57:41 +0000 /?p=1105#comment-84 The fact that Day had an abortion ranks her among the victims of that industry. A great woman whom no bishop could intimidate!

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Comment on The Dinosaur From Dystopia by Jackie O /2016/08/17/the-dinosaur-from-dystopia/comment-page-1/#comment-35 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:25:10 +0000 /?p=769#comment-35 Hi, haven’t seen you in a long time, hope all is well. I somehow received an email with your name from a site called ‘my life’, not sure how but your blog is very inspiring. It makes me want to dust off my copy of Animal Farm & reread it. Thanks for the thoughts! Jackie O from CMH

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Comment on The Dinosaur From Dystopia by C. Denham /2016/08/17/the-dinosaur-from-dystopia/comment-page-1/#comment-32 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:28:04 +0000 /?p=769#comment-32 Dear Mr. Lusch,

I have been railing against linguistic thuggery and jiggery-pokery for many decades — probably ever since I read Orwell and pictured the spiritually plundered Winston Smith conscientiously vaporizing “inconvenient” snippets of history while mentally fumbling with his disquieting ambivalence about newspeak.

I realize we no longer live in a world where high school students routinely study Latin and Greek. Thus, you and I know we must make some allowance when, in the vernacular, “apocalyptic” is applied to anything that glorifies “thrilling” junkyard ruination run by barbarians, rather than the Second Coming — the Revelation (Unveiling) of the Redeemer, Son of God. But as you say, the current deliberate misguidance by word-banning is a veiled attempt at bringing about totalitarian control . “And you’ll note that anything that is “Global” reads as “good.” (A pox on that.)

We can only hope there is an “unveiling” of this, too.

Best,
C

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Comment on Walk Away René by Lisa Emmons /2016/08/05/walk-away-rene/comment-page-1/#comment-26 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:13:12 +0000 /?p=747#comment-26 I thought this was great!

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Comment on At The Altar Of The New Church by At The Altar Of The New Church | Ronfurg's Blog /2016/06/17/at-the-altar-of-the-new-church/comment-page-1/#comment-22 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:48:50 +0000 /?p=591#comment-22 […] Source: At The Altar Of The New Church […]

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Comment on About by Norma /about/comment-page-1/#comment-21 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:50:44 +0000 http://pityitspithy.wordpress.com/?page_id=1#comment-21 The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times.
by Dom Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B
Foreword by Marc Cardinal Ouellet
The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice
also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be
misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can
manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a
gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of
purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy
and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning
Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of
demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and
the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely
forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern
people who describe their condition as depression,
melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis.
He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of
the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to
Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts
persons in all states of life— priests, religious, and
married or single laymen. He details not only the
symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it.

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Comment on Freedom Of Thought by Raymond Haydock /2016/07/10/freedom-of-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-17 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:05:17 +0000 /?p=688#comment-17 Vulgarized knowledge, Bridges over chasms. Don’t dare look down! Genius! No matter how oppressed we become by the slow erosion of our Christian heritage and the ghastliness of today’s death-oriented monoculture, we should remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet empire, something we thought would never change, something, literally, set in stone. Now we must break stony hearts.

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Comment on The Cult Of European Personality by berjmaolcom /2016/05/16/the-cult-of-european-personality/comment-page-1/#comment-10 Fri, 20 May 2016 01:24:15 +0000 /?p=504#comment-10 Your observation that “Europeans cannot meet the challenge of a supremacist Islam with[out] the fullness of the Christian faith” is on target and portending a frightful future for western society.

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Comment on The Hurtful Heights Of Humor by jchildress2 /2016/03/22/the-hurtful-heights-of-humor/comment-page-1/#comment-7 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:57:39 +0000 /?p=365#comment-7 I would agree, by definition, that your blog is existential. Not in a derogatory manner, nor in a fluffy look at me use a big word manner. Deeply, our relationship with Christ (which is a strong tone in most of your blogs thus far) is important to our existence. We were designed by HIM for HIM, I don’t see it getting any more existential than that.

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