Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Remedy for Contemporary Moral Hardness

Today we see all these things: mothers in whose bowels the love of their children decreases in intensity; husbands who cast an entire family into disgrace solely to satisfy their own instincts and passions; children who, indifferent to the misery … Continue reading

Why We Need Beauty in Our Lives

God created beauty for the life of the soul. It has no corporal usefulness. It does not satisfy hunger, shelter us from a storm or provide warmth. For the life of the body, it is perfectly useless. However, beauty is … Continue reading

The Honeycomb, the Lily and the Bomb

Back in the seventies, the Brazilian newspaper, O Folha de S. Paulo, asked Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira if he favored the end of legal restrictions to divorce. His reply is very applicable to the present debate around same-sex “marriage.” … Continue reading

Three Faces of the Revolution

As we have demonstrated so many times, the Protestant Revolt of the sixteenth century, the French Revolution, and the Communist Revolution constitute the three phases of the same immense movement, united in spirit, objectives and even methods. By analyzing the … Continue reading

Mohammed’s Rebirth

(The following article appeared in the Brazilian Catholic newspaper, Legionário, on June 15th, 1947. The author speaks with amazing insight about the rise of Islam and makes observations that are very applicable to our days. We have translated and adapted … Continue reading

The Epic Spirit

We need to define what we mean by epopee and the epic spirit well. Epopee is the marvelous, not only the aesthetic marvelous but the marvelous placed in battle array and exposed to risk, even imminent risk. Epopee is the … Continue reading


A magistrate has a dignity that is proper to him that a servant does not have. Dignity and mutual respect in dealing with men make social life bearable and even agreeable. Because of the sad consequences of Original Sin coupled … Continue reading

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