American Tradition, Family, Property: Fighting the Counter-Revolution
        


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Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

First of all, I would like to note how in this prayer Saint Augustine really soars to unimaginable heights right from the start, and even when you do not stop to analyze every word. This most beautiful prayer contains passages that need to be analyzed.


When we study the sad story of the fall of the Western Empire, it is hard for us to understand the Romans' shortsightedness, tranquility and indifference toward the looming danger...

 

The works of Creation inspired the most sublime movements of love and adoration toward the Creator, God Our Lord in souls like Saint Francis of Assisi...

The Epic SpiritThe epic spirit is a spirit turned to the marvelous and enthusiastic about the marvelous. The measure of this enthusiasm is the heroic. In other words, it is to have one’s spirit turned to heroism and to be capable of heroism in the defense of the marvelous.

DignityDignity and mutual respect in dealing with men make social life bearable and even agreeable. Because of the sad consequences of Original Sin coupled the vulgarity of our times, human convivium becomes...

What Is Christian Civilization?The course of history, contrary to the claims of so many philosophers and sociologists, is not traced exclusively or preponderantly by the dictates of matter over men. Without a doubt these have their influence in human action but the direction of history belongs to men...

Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted the Catholic Church, and here we see another dispute appear. Just as the Church cannot let Herself be monopolized or dominated by families, it cannot be identified with the family.

The Concept of UniversalsWe should seek the universality of things and not just limit ourselves to the immediate thing at hand. For example, as a child I felt a certain interest for the Sultanate of Zanzibar. I had a collection of stamps from Zanzibar that lead me to imagine what that sultanate was like.

When Men Calmly Carried Out Their TradesIn the placid waters of this canal of the Belgian city of Ghent, the facades of some buildings typical of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance have been reflected for centuries. These buildings create a singular architectural impression of balance because of the harmonious contrast between their imposing, serious and solid mass, and the rich, varied and almost dreamlike decoration on their facades.

True JoyWe must serve God with joy and communicate this joy in doing holy things. Saint Thomas Aquinas named this weariness for holy things and the subsequent sadness of living in the service of God, acedia...