Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Why Does Love Arouse Hatred?

A friendly reader asked me to explain why the Church has been fought so fiercely throughout her history even though she is the preacher of the Truth. He also wants to know why true Catholics, who do not compromise with … Continue reading

Pride and Egalitarianism

Subject to another’s authority, the proud person first hates the particular yoke that weighs upon him. Secondly, the proud man begins to hate all authority in general and all yokes, and, even more, the very principle of authority considered in … Continue reading

Saint Michael the Archangel

Most Glorious Prince of the Heavenly Hosts Model of Those Who Fight under the Standard of the Cross In a memorable article printed in the September 1951 issue of Catolicismo, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira described Archangel Saint Michael as … Continue reading

When to Practice True Tolerance

I shall present a brief theoretical consideration, followed by a relevant historical example. To tolerate an evil is to consent to its existence. Just as good produces good, evil yields evil. When we are obliged to tolerate something evil, we … Continue reading

Equality and Inequality Among Men

A.  Inequality also Exists Among Men The observation that inequality exists in all the domains of Creation leads us to deduce that it also exists among men. Indeed, human beings are different from the tip of their toes to the … Continue reading

A Liberal, Reformist, and Egalitarian Philanthropy

Moved by false compassion, many wealthy people believe that their own happiness will not be complete as long as others suffer from having less. This attitude leads them to philanthropic sentimentalism. They feel a certain personal well-being in materially helping … Continue reading

The Benefits of Large Families

Experience shows that a family’s vitality and unity are usually in direct proportion to its fecundity.In large families, the children normally look up to the parents as leaders of a sizeable community, given the number of its members as well … Continue reading

If You Wish for Peace, Prepare for War

When we see those towering castles of the Middle Ages — erected on the border of Charlemagne’s Empire, on the banks of the Rhine or the Danube, or even along routes within Spain by the troops of the Great Emperor … Continue reading

True Glory Can Only Be Born of Pain

From every side of the parade grounds, with habitual and quite natural enthusiasm, a huge crowd watches a trooping of the Queen’s Royal Grenadiers in their ceremonial uniforms. New military tactics forced uniforms like these into obsolescence long ago. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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