Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Maternal and Loving Acumen

Our century demands unrivalled astuteness . It is necessary, at all costs, to put an end to the disastrous naivety of supposing that every...

Holy Intransigence: One Aspect of the Immaculate Conception

In the life of the Church, piety is the key issue. Piety properly understood – not the routine and sterile repetition of formulas and...

The Happiness of Eternal Beatitude

I have always had a particular impression of certain descriptions or representations of Heaven. By faith, I knew it was a place where all...

A Holocaust Pleasing to God

Plinio’s bedroom was adjacent to the study where his late grandfather used to work. After the latter’s death no one else had used the...

Bell Towers of Tradition

After these days of frequent contact, which first appeared as an arduous unknown to overcome, but throughout which your souls were illuminated with new...

Rules for the Aesthetics of the Universe

Considering creation, we can ask ourselves why God, being infinitely perfect and having in himself all plenitude, wished to create the immense quantity of...

A Beacon of Catholic Sense

St. Thomas Aquinas was a great beacon which God placed in His Church, enlighten, comfort and encourage souls throughout the centuries so that they...

Abyss of All Virtues

In the prospect of treating of a topic so dear to me as devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, my way of being...

Devotion to Our Lady: Essential Requirement for the Counter-Revolution

Let us begin by setting out here some thoughts contained in Revolution and Counter-Revolution.1 Pride and impurity in the origin of the Revolution The Revolution is...

Converted by the Beauty of the Church

The literature of our days, bound to sensuality, is in a clear thematic crisis. This crisis is truly the most serious problem that all...

We Are All Called to Heroism

My interlocutor mentioned the heroism of the crusaders, the religious, the martyrs and a series of other forms of heroism. What is common among...

An Ever-Growing Love of the Church

To know the Church in all its resplendence it is necessary, at a certain point, to sense in one’s inmost soul what it is....