Nationalism and Patriotism

At first glance, nationalism and patriotism seem synonymous. However, the concepts are two poles, two extremes, two irreconcilably antagonistic ideas. Patriotism expresses a sense of fidelity to a people and especially to its traditional authority. It is a virtue close … Continue reading

Lessons From Our Lady of the Good Encounter

The apparitions of Our Lady to a poor shepherdess, Benoîte Rencurel (1664-1718) in Laus, France are special. They involve the simplicity of a young woman and the attitude of Our Lady regarding virtue. At a young age, Benoîte already showed … Continue reading

Freud, His Doctrine and Errors

This article was written on October 1, 1939 on the occasion of the death of Sigmund Freud. The death of Freud (1856 – September 23, 1939) in England once again shed light on his personality and doctrine. Acclaimed with an … Continue reading

In Honor of the “Great Troublemaker”

In this twilight of mud and opprobrium, the whole world, sleepy and ashamed, is allowing itself to slide down the successive abysses of a gradual acceptance of Communism. However, in this panorama of general devastation, Cardinal Mindszenty has risen as … Continue reading

Glory, Joy, Honor

  The following article was originally published in the Folha de S.Paulo, on February 10, 1974. It has been translated and adapted for publication without the author’s revision. –Ed. In these sad days marked by his removal from the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Why Saturday Is Dedicated to Our Lady

“It is at night that it is beautiful to believe in the light!” According to the habits of Catholic piety, Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This fact is very explicable because He died on … Continue reading

Lenten Reflections on the Passion of Christ

The following Lenten reflections deal with suffering, in the truly Catholic sense of the word. It was by the Cross that our good Lord opened the gates of Heaven for us and it will be through suffering well accepted, that … Continue reading

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