The Cookie Jar Elections of 2016

The issues now being debated in the 2016 elections are framed as if the country revolved around a great big cookie jar. The benefits and promises candidates offer are like cookies that must be substantial, instantly gratifying and abundant. All … Continue reading

First Pope to Be Called “Great”

Pope Saint Leo’s pontificate, next to that of Saint Gregory I, is the most significant and important in Christian antiquity. At a time when the Church was experiencing the greatest obstacles to her progress in consequence of the hastening disintegration of … 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

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Spain

This statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Extremadura region of western Spain, is not to be confused with the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Tepeyac, Mexico. The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was carved … Continue reading

In Praise of St. Joseph’s Logic

Taken from an Interview with Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Question: What was the occasion in Saint Joseph’s life when he practiced logic to a heroic degree? Answer: It was the well known episode when he saw that Our Lady had … Continue reading

Sweet Cross of Jesus

The Gospels show us with great clarity how much our Divine Savior in His mercy pities our pains of body and soul. We need only to recall the awesome miracles He performed in His omnipotence in order to mitigate these … Continue reading

Moving God, Moving History

A Review of: To Quell the Terror, by William Bush There are times when history is seen from an all-too-human perspective. Granted, man is the principal agent in history. His great deeds and misdeeds fill the history books, blending fact, … Continue reading

Saint Francis Solano: The Apostle of Joy

The following text is an excerpt from a lecture given by Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on August 16, 1974. It has been translated and adapted for publishing without the author’s revision. –Ed. Saint Francis Solano is very dear to … Continue reading

Dignity and Distinction for Both Great and Small

Sir Winston Churchill – born of an American mother and an English father – reached the apex of human greatness in his country, and attained it deservedly by his exceptional talents, the unusual scope of his personality, and the merit … Continue reading