Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

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

Cuba: Submarine of the Left

Introduction Normally, a ruthless military dictator of a small island country would weigh little in world events. Normally, the world community would try to ostracize this ruthless leader and hasten the day when the nation could live in freedom. However, … Continue reading

St. Louis IX Crusader and Statesman

August 25 is the feast of Saint Louis IX, King, Confessor of the Faith, Crusader and model of a Catholic head of state. There are two different ways people picture Saint Louis IX. One is as he truly was, the … Continue reading

Suffering and the Little Way

  The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on July 16, 1970. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. –Ed. There is a valuable deposition from the canonization … Continue reading

Leutfridus, Saint of Just and Holy Wrath

The following text is an excerpt from a lecture given by Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on June 20, 1967. It has been translated and adapted for publishing without the author’s revision. –Ed. We will now read an excerpt on … Continue reading

The Mother: Love, Affection, Goodness, and Mercy

  The following reflections are taken from an informal lecture given by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on May 24, 1995. His words have been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. –Ed. Our Lady is the archetype of all mothers. Sometimes, … Continue reading

Saint Joachim and Confidence

The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on August 15, 1963. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. —Ed. The excerpts about Our Lady’s father, Saint Joachim, are … Continue reading

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