Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

The Rabbit

Of the three principles affirmed in the name TFP – Tradition, Family and Property – only the third, that is, property, is contested with a certain insistence. This disagreement comes primarily – and naturally so – from socialists and communists, … Continue reading

Mediocrologists

The mediocre man likes writers who say neither yes nor no about anything, who never affirm anything, and who pay the same respect to all contradictory opinions. “Every affirmation is insolent to him because it excludes the contrary proposition. But … Continue reading

Private Property

Today I fulfill a longstanding promise of providing my readers with a collection of pontifical texts concerning private property. The tumultuous situation of the times had led me to other themes. Now, however, I have the satisfaction of making these … Continue reading

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

  On the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost, Holy Mother Church celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On the following day the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since this devotion … Continue reading

Tears, a Miraculous Warning

On July 21, 1972, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published a photograph from New Orleans showing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears. The report sparked keen interest in the Brazilian public and I think many readers will … Continue reading

The Siege of Czestochowa

Preliminary Note: The account of the siege of Czestochowa which we present here is based on the Memoirs of the Siege of Czestochowa by Father Augustine Kordecki (Pamietnik oblezenia Czestochowy, edited and with a preface by Jan Tokarski, London, Veritas, … Continue reading

The Devil’s False Promise of Happiness

This scene is from the island of Ischia, in Italy, after a storm. Nature has recovered her cheerful appearance and an elderly peasant woman accompanied by her children – perhaps her grandchildren – walks up a hillside. The road is … Continue reading

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