Tuesday, November 20, 2018


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "Yes, I am well aware that the goal of modern humanities education is to unmask the old authors and expose their writings as the poisoned fruit of a corrupt socioeconomic system, or of racism, sexism, and other approved targets of moral opprobrium.  Yes, I know many of you think that, when we read "texts" for truth or wisdom, we are being at best naive, at worst making ourselves complicit in spreading a hegemonic ideology, perpetuation the interests of the dominant class.  Yes, I know professors should know how to write long, jargon-laden sentences.  Yes, I know that professors are not supposed to use worlds like decency, nobility, and virtue without irony or scare quotes.  I recognize, in others words, that the reform of the humanities in universities will proceed one funeral at a time."


I went to visit Mother Mary Thomas last week with some friends.
 She is the nun that painted this monumental work:
 And in her 80s she is still at it!
 Find out more about her and her art HERE.


E.F. sent in THIS article from Dale Ahlqueist's visit to The Franciscan University of Steubenville.  

P.V. sent in THIS article of male students asking a Catholic University to put a filter on the Wi-Fi

Two videos this week:

Here is a 5.4 minute video of the restoration of St. Sebastian Parish for its 90th anniversary:

Here is Jordan Peterson in Slovenia (where my family is from.)  Over an hour.


RonT said...

Thanks for the restoration video. I passes it on to several people and already received one comment:

Quite an undertaking! And superb results.
Amazing to me that they could do all this with $1 million.
I pray that the faith of the community continues to grow.

Of course, part of the renovation is unseen in the video—the organ improvements by Schantz Organ in Orrville.

Timothy said...

Sorry if I'm dense and missing the obvious, Father, but who is the source of that accurate and amusing quote of the week?

The world was poorer for the loss of the Greatest Generation. Unfortunately, the Grating-est Generation clings to power and continues to squander their cultural inheritance.

tamir said...

Merry Christmas,
You are so interesting! I don't believe I've truly read through anything like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with a few unique thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with a bit of originality! If you want to read Christmas Quotes For Husband you have to see the link
Thank you,

SKOLPOS said...

Dear father,

In your last Tuesday Blog,
I condemn the use of the word OPPOBRIUM.

The use of the word HEGEMONIC is a preponderant influence of authority.

Please refrain from using words with more than two syllables.

How would you like me using word like: SUPERCALAFRAGILISTICEXPIALADOCIOS.

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