C. The Explicit Counter-Revolutionary

July 1, 2021


Protest sign against Catholic Boston College who granted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who promotes abortion on demand in Ireland, an honorary degree and a platform at its commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2013.

No one may deny that it is licit for certain persons to take upon themselves the task of developing a specifically counter-revolutionary apostolate in Catholic and non-Catholic circles. This they will do by proclaiming the existence of the Revolution, describing its spirit, method, and doctrines, and urging everyone to counter-revolutionary action.

With less than 48-hours notice in New York City and Los Angeles, protesters answered a call of prayer to take place in front of theaters in their respective cities, offered in reparation for the outrageous and blasphemous movie Paradise: Faith.

In so doing, they will be putting their activities at the service of a specialized apostolate as natural and meritorious as (and certainly more profound than) the apostolate of those who specialize in the struggle against other enemies of the Church, such as spiritism and Protestantism.

A TFP Student Action campaign at George Washington University.

To influence the numerous Catholic and non-Catholic circles in order to alert souls against, say, the evils of Protestantism is undoubtedly legitimate, and necessary for an intelligent and efficacious anti-Protestant action. The Catholics who devote themselves to the apostolate of the Counter-Revolution will proceed in an analogous manner.

Possible excesses in this apostolate — which may happen as in any other — do not invalidate the principle we established. After all, “abusus non tollit usum” (“abuse does not abolish use”).


Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (York, Penn.: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 1993), Part II, Chapter XII, pg. 119.



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