Why Happy People Don’t Commit Suicide

The Declaration of Independence enshrined the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. By this right, we think we may freely live the life that makes us happy, as long as it is not illegal or violates the rights of … Continue reading

The Prodigal Son Illusion in America Today

We live in what might be called a prodigal son delusion. People suffer from the temptation to live prodigal lifestyles in which they engage in the frenetic intemperance of demanding everything instantly and effortlessly. Such a state promises happiness to … Continue reading

What Napoleon Thought About Holy Communion

In an age of instant gratification, we are encouraged to forget about the most important things in our lives. Our rushed and hectic schedules demand our attention. We must have everything now, instantly, regardless of the consequences. It must be … 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