The Rosary and Saint Dominic Defeat Heresy

The Rosary — as spiritual weapon against evil — has a very long and precious history. In twelfth and thirteenth century France, a group of heretics known as the Albigensians was destroying the minds of the Catholic laity with its … Continue reading

Two Styles, Two Ways of Being

In 1951, Princess Elizabeth, heiress of the throne of England, and Eva D. Peron, wife of Gerald Peron, president of the Argentine Republic, were indisputably the two most outstanding feminine figures in international political life. While very much a woman … Continue reading

Sacred Art and Naturalism

Upon entering the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, the first impression is one of vastness. The immense polished floor provides an open arena for the diverse performance of the filtering light. The length and height of the walls are enhanced … Continue reading

Reflections on a Café

For a long time, a very long time, I have wanted to convey an impression about the development of Brazil. “Development” is a term I use here in a sense only remotely related to what is usually understood by that … Continue reading

Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites

Note to the Reader: The original texts of all the allocutions cited in this work can be found in the Vatican’s published collections of documents for the respective popes. Translations of the allocutions of Pius XII are provided in Part … Continue reading

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