Blog - Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Chartres Cathedral: A Grandchild of God That Will Uplift & Inspire You

The famous stained-glass windows of the gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, contain a magnificent lesson.

Can Catholics be Intolerant Sometimes?

When to be tolerant and intolerant.

When to Practice True Tolerance

Granting that in a given case, we may be called to practice this difficult and dangerous virtue, how should we do so? Tolerance -- even when necessary -- bears its own particular perils. What are these hazards and how may we avoid them?

The Sword: Symbol of Nobility

Why does the sword retain such power as a symbol despite its obsolescence as a weapon? It does so because the sword preserves its heroic legacy as a badge of chivalry and guardian of human dignity.

East and West: Wise Interpenetration of Values

When two great civilizations meet, the most fruitful outcome from the peaceful relationship that should be established is a wise and balanced interchange of values.

Three Faces of the Revolution

The faces of Martin Luther, Maximilien Robespierre, and Ernesto "Che" Guevarra express will the pride and sensuality of the Revolution and its hatred for inequality.

The Library: Just a Place for Books or also a Symbol of the Dignity of the Mind?

A library should not be merely a practical, ugly place to store books. Rather, it must express the beauty, nobility, and superiority of man's intellectual capacities.

"Non in Commotione Dominus" - God is Not Found in Agitation (3 Kings 19:11)

God is not found in agitation. True happiness comes from recollection, calm, reflection, and prayer, not agitation, noise, and sensationalism.

Spiritual Richness in the Common Life of the People

Before modern technology, speed, and mechanization created the "masses", even the common illiterate people exuded a rich personality that bursted with life.

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