Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

National and International Elites

People who excel at the national level form the elite of a nation. It is composed of exceptional figures of that nation who are representative of its highest sectors of activity and who have corresponding relationships. For example, such an … Continue reading

Traditional, Aristocratic and Authentic Elites

Qualifiers such as professional, cultural, moral, ethnic and so forth usually accompany the word elite. For this reason, it is useful to describe the meaning of three frequent qualifiers for the word: traditional, aristocratic and authentic. A professional elite can … Continue reading

What is Tolerance?

When it comes to tolerance, confusion reigns supreme. Everyone talks about it, but few seem to know exactly what it is. What, then, is tolerance? Imagine a man with two sons, one with sound principles and a strong will and … Continue reading

Mother

The word family indicates a plurality of persons. There is another word, one of special significance, that indicates just one person: Mother. A mother is the quintessence of a family, for she is the quintessence of love, the quintessence of … Continue reading

Dona Cesarina, an Enemy of TFP

“I don’t like the motto of your society,” quipped Dona Cesarina (see footnote), an acquaintance I had not seen in many years, as I met her by chance near the Conde Prates Building. Dona Cesarina is still a young grandmother … Continue reading

Why We Need the Spirit of Penance

It is said that today’s world is profoundly against penance and mortification. This is quite true. However, the main reason why we have this aversion is not that we want to avoid the physical pain of penance (which does exist). … Continue reading

Bishop Vital: Model for Our Times

In an article commemorating the centennial of the birth of Bishop Vital Maria Gonçalves de Oliveira(1844-1878), commonly known as Dom Vital, Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira extols the virtues of this prelate who resisted the secular authorities of his time. … Continue reading

Our Lady of Good Counsel of Genazzano

  This testimony of Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira about the grace that he received of Our Lady of Good Counsel of Genazzano is taken from the July-August 1986 issue of the magazine Madre del Buon Consiglio, published by the … Continue reading

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