Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Light, the Ultimate Gift

And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with … Continue reading

Why We Need Our Lady

Although we receive the necessary graces for our salvation, we still need special graces to persevere. This is because the process of the decadence of a soul generally follows a pattern. First, one commits acts of ingratitude that cause a … Continue reading

The Difference Between True Elites and False “Elites”

In more than one progressive-inspired publication I have run into the adjective, “elitist,” needless to say employed in a strongly pejorative sense. Indeed, it makes sense because from the psychological standpoint, the progressive philosophy is a fusion of all kinds … Continue reading

Tolerance, a Dangerous Virtue

Written in 1957, this article reflects on the discussion of issues of his time. In a previous article, we established that tolerance, as well as its antithesis, intolerance, cannot be thought of as either intrinsically good or bad. In other … Continue reading

Water, Fire, and Flower

I am taking a deep interest in the Polish question and I think the reader should too. It is quite true that for many religious, historical, ethnic, and geographical reasons Poland of itself merits special respect and affection from all … Continue reading

Hail, Mother of Hope

Optimism, pessimism, realism: what position should we take in the face of current events? Before answering this question we need to give words their true meaning. Strictly speaking, a realist is one who sees facts as they are. Therefore, an … Continue reading

The Last Christmas Card

Every year, numerous people who usually sent Prof. Plinio a Christmas card had a hopeful expectation. It was to receive sometime later, a reply with another card containing a Christmas message signed by him, filling their souls with joy and … Continue reading

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