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

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Castles that Nourish the Faith and Invite to Eternal Life

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...

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The Epic Spirit

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.

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Dignity

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...

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What is Christian Civilization?

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...

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The Concept of Universals

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.

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When Men Calmly Carried Out Their Trades

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.

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True Joy

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...

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The Nobility of the Holy Family & Prayer to Saint Joseph

The Nobility of the Holy Family & Prayer to Saint JosephFirstly, let us consider the nobility of the bride the Most Holy Virgin. The Blessed Virgin was nobler than any other creature that had been born in human form that could be or could have been begotten.

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The Destruction of the Order Par Excellence

The Destruction of the Order Par ExcellenceIndeed, the order of things being destroyed is medieval Christendom. Now, medieval Christendom was not just any order, or merely one of many possible orders. It was the...

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Our Lord: the Supreme and Perfect Archetype of all Professions

During His life in this world, Our Lord exercised aspects of all professions fit for man—from the highest to the lowest. To even begin to appreciate the perfection of His Person, we would have to imagine the archetype of every licit profession known to man.

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