Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Sweet Cross of Jesus

The Gospels show us with great clarity how much our Divine Savior in His mercy pities our pains of body and soul. We need only to recall the awesome miracles He performed in His omnipotence in order to mitigate these … Continue reading

The Afflictions of the Third Family

We live in complete chaos. “What a banal way to start an article!” some might think upon reading this opening sentence. In fact, it is banal, most banal. And I present this idea, in itself so banal, even trite, in … Continue reading

The Feast of the Assumption

The Assumption was a beautiful favor God granted to His mother. It began when Our Lady, very suavely died. Her passing is customarily called Our Lady’s dormition because the grace with which she passed from this life and the short … Continue reading

Wholesome Regionalism and Leveling Cosmopolitanism

The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on December 10, 1970. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. – Ed. There is an interesting passage in Saint Thérèse’s … Continue reading

The Prophet Daniel and the Beauty of Death

The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on July 20, 1968. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. – Ed. July 21 is the feast of the Prophet … Continue reading

Christ’s Passion in Our Days

While meditating, we often fail to link the episodes of Our Lord’s life to ourselves and the world around us. Consequently, we are shocked at the inconsistency, hatred and ingratitude of those who crucified Our Lord, after having honored Him … Continue reading

Reflections on Cold Draft Beer

It was a particularly hot afternoon, so I gazed at the icy mug of beer before me with a sense of anticipation. I still had the idea — right or wrong — that draft beer should be crowned with a … Continue reading

Lourdes’ Lesson in Suffering

At Lourdes, Divine Providence takes two different attitudes towards human suffering. The first is more sensational and thus catches our attention more. It is when Our Lady, as a compassionate mother, heals the sick and lame and thus proves the … Continue reading

Equality at the Starting Point – What an Injustice

  I hear people repeating at every moment that justice demands all persons should have the same opportunities when beginning their life, education, or career. According to this view, education should be equal for all, and the curricula in the … Continue reading

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