Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power

Adam and Dave discuss abuse of language

Josef Pieper’s essay on, “Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power” – Let’s discuss!

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Words matter and serve a purpose. This week we look into Josef Pieper’s essay. Can a lie be communication? What is flattery? Let’s talk about language and its uses.

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Adam is the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, CEO of St. Michael Catholic Radio, Co-host of TCMS, Author from Ascension Press, Husband and Father of 5 children.


  1. Marilyn Kohlmeier on 11/22/2020 at 5:29 PM

    Hi Adam & Dave,

    I’ve been listening to The Catholic Man Show for several months. Even though I’m not a man, I enjoy your conversations. It’s good to hear good Catholic men having conversations about life & faith and encouraging each other to become better.

    I am motivated today to write you about part of the conversation you had in this episode. Adam shared a beautiful story about how his son had just served his first Mass. He was sharing his joy in watching his son excell. When he shared that his son was early in anticipating the needs of the priest, Dave you took the innocent comments to a lewd place. I think that as Catholic men who are trying to set an example to other men, you need to be very circumspect about the nuanced meanings of what you are saying. Dave even if it crossed your mind that the words Adam was using could have a double entendre, you should have kept that to yourself. To insinuate that the boy’s anticipating the needs of the priest too early was like “coming too soon” was unacceptable.

    I still plan to continue listening to your podcast. I just want to encourage you to keep your comments in the place that holy Catholic men should keep them.


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