Monday, February 18, 2008

Which is your favorite essay on Catholic society?

Mine is the 21st Century Crusade, written by Prof. Plinio Correa de Oliveira in 1951.

Here is an excerpt from this inspiring essay:

"We move towards the Christian civilization that may arise from the ruins of today’s world, as the civilization of the Middle Ages was born from the ruins of the Roman world. We move towards the conquest of this ideal with the courage, the perseverance, the will to face and overcome all obstacles with which the crusaders marched towards Jerusalem.

"If our forebears were capable of dying to reconquer the Sepulcher of Christ, how could we not want — we sons of the Church as they — to struggle and die to restore something that is of infinitely more worth than the most precious Sepulcher of the Savior, that is, His reign over the souls and societies that He created and saved to love Him eternally?

Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

For the full essay, please go here:

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