Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Understanding the Richness of the Angelus

The Angelus is a very brief, eminently logical and well made three-point meditation on the Incarnation. The first meditation is: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit. The second one is: Behold … Continue reading

The Grandeur of the King Dignifies the Cook

Consider the aerial view of Windsor Castle shown in the upper picture. The first impression one has is of a setting for a fairy tale—the immensity of the edifice, the marvelous variety of its parts, the delicacy and strength affirmed … Continue reading

The Wonders of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

According to Saint Basil, Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (the Wonderworker) is comparable to Moses, the prophets and the apostles. Indeed, his works were many. He moved a huge boulder that was in his way preventing the building of a church. He … Continue reading

Are Public Awards and Punishments Good?

We were recently asked to comment on the fact that the custom of granting awards to the best students is being abolished in several schools. At the root of this new policy is the idea that the public bestowal of … Continue reading

Nothing Learned, Nothing Forgotten

The French Revolution caused a large number of people, disgruntled with the concessionist policies of Louis XVI and the violence of the republicans, to emigrate to other countries. When the Bourbons were restored in 1814, these émigrés returned to their … Continue reading

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