Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

The Equality Myth, a Founding Legend






All epochs have a founding legend, a myth that reflects the underlying zeitgeist, which is the spirit of those particular times. We, who live in the contemporary West, are living in the shadow of the equality myth. Our political and … Continue reading

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 … 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

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