Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

A Misconception of Compassion






Not a few Americans have an aversion to social and economic inequalities. This repulsion arises not so much from philosophical convictions as from a temperamental disposition at the heart of which lies a serious misconception about the nature of compassion. … Continue reading

How to Revive the Notion of Good and Evil






The notion of good and evil can be revived in various ways, including: • Avoiding all formulations that smack of secularist or interdenominational morality, because secularism and interdenominationalism logically lead to amorality. • Opportunely pointing out that God has the … Continue reading

Why Does Love Arouse Hatred?






A friendly reader asked me to explain why the Church has been fought so fiercely throughout her history even though she is the preacher of the Truth. He also wants to know why true Catholics, who do not compromise with … Continue reading

Pride and Egalitarianism






Subject to another’s authority, the proud person first hates the particular yoke that weighs upon him. Secondly, the proud man begins to hate all authority in general and all yokes, and, even more, the very principle of authority considered in … Continue reading

Saint Michael the Archangel






Most Glorious Prince of the Heavenly Hosts Model of Those Who Fight under the Standard of the Cross In a memorable article printed in the September 1951 issue of Catolicismo, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira described Archangel Saint Michael as … Continue reading

When to Practice True Tolerance






I shall present a brief theoretical consideration, followed by a relevant historical example. To tolerate an evil is to consent to its existence. Just as good produces good, evil yields evil. When we are obliged to tolerate something evil, we … Continue reading

Equality and Inequality Among Men






A.  Inequality also Exists Among Men The observation that inequality exists in all the domains of Creation leads us to deduce that it also exists among men. Indeed, human beings are different from the tip of their toes to the … Continue reading

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