Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Why Saturday Is Dedicated to Our Lady

“It is at night that it is beautiful to believe in the light!” According to the habits of Catholic piety, Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This fact is very explicable because He died on … Continue reading

Lenten Reflections on the Passion of Christ

The following Lenten reflections deal with suffering, in the truly Catholic sense of the word. It was by the Cross that our good Lord opened the gates of Heaven for us and it will be through suffering well accepted, that … Continue reading

“Twilight” of the Sun of Justice

  This article was written by the eminent Catholic thinker and man of action, Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on January 1st, 1979 for the newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo, in Brazil. Harkening to days of his youth in the early … Continue reading

Reflections on “Taps”

“Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.”   Such are the words of the sublime bugle call “Taps.” It is played when the troops … Continue reading

Meditation Next to the Child God in the Crib

Approach the crib of the Child God with me. Let us imagine the arrival of the Magi Kings at the manger, after having followed the Star of Bethlehem with their caravans and treasure-laden animals. These sovereigns—King Balthazar, King Melchior and … Continue reading

Light, the Ultimate Gift

And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with … Continue reading

Why We Need Our Lady

Although we receive the necessary graces for our salvation, we still need special graces to persevere. This is because the process of the decadence of a soul generally follows a pattern. First, one commits acts of ingratitude that cause a … Continue reading

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