Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

When Society is Corrupt, Is There a Solution?

A while back, the Italian Parliament voted to overturn prison sentences for politicians convicted of receiving illegal campaign contributions in light of unprecedented scandals. The legislation established that illegal contributions to political campaigns were no longer crimes but simply “civil … Continue reading

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira: His Early Years

On the anniversary of the birth of Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, founder of the Brazilian TFP and inspirer of TFP sister organizations around the world, the American TFP web site offers its readers a biographical sketch of this man who … Continue reading

Being Modern: Apostasy or Sacred Obligation?

In this article we discuss four pictures, two works of art from the fifteenth century, and two others from our times. The two paintings – “The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary” and “Saint Dominic in Prayer” – are the … Continue reading

Sacred Art and Naturalism

Upon entering the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, the first impression is one of vastness. The immense polished floor provides an open arena for the diverse performance of the filtering light. The length and height of the walls are enhanced … Continue reading

Two Ways of Looking at Country Life

It is six o’clock in the evening. The toil of the day has come to an end. The noble tranquility of the atmosphere envelops the vastitude of the fields, inviting one to repose and meditation. Nature is transfigured by a … Continue reading

Two Paintings, Two Mentalities, Two Doctrines

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Love and Fear in Christian Piety

According to Church teaching, love and fear of God are virtues. Since neither antagonism nor contradiction can exist among the virtues, love does not exclude fear and fear does not exclude love. Furthermore, both of these virtues are essential for … Continue reading

Regionalism, Tradition and Good Taste

In the field of art, two equally erroneous extremes should be avoided. One is cosmopolitanism, which strives to establish only one art form for the whole world without considering the characteristics proper to each people and each region. The other … Continue reading

Saint Joseph, Martyr of Grandeur

To even begin to comprehend the nature of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, we must bear in mind two awe-inspiring facts. Saint Joseph is the virgin-husband of Our Lady and the guardian-father of Our Lord. The husband must … Continue reading

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