Fr. Fahey’s


Short Introductions




Short Introduction
to the Short Introductions


    Fr. Denis Fahey did not copyright any of his works. He put them in the public domain so that they could always be copied and distributed to the people. It is thus impossible for any person or group to buy up his copyrights and weaken or suppress these books altogether. 

    The busy person in today’s world often finds it difficult to take the time to get through a full length book. However, everyone can take the time to read these short introductions which contain the spirit and much of the premise of Fr. Fahey’s full length books. These introductions are short, but every line is power-packed. The message never grows old.

    The first section of this book is actually written by the Most Rev. J. Kinane, who was Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in Ireland at the time (1935). This was the Prefatory Letter to The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World. The second section is Fr. Fahey’s own Forward to that same book. The third section is Fr. Fahey’s Foreword to Monsignor George F. Dillon’s important book, Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked.

 Also included is a brief biography of Fr. Denis Fahey, for the new reader’s information.

 Special thanks are due to the good people at Regina Publications in Dublin, Ireland for keeping Fr. Fahey’s works alive through the four decades following the holy priest’s death in 1954. Their efforts continue to bring untold blessings of grace and understanding to tens of thousands around the world. Fr. Fahey’s works are even more relevant today than when they were first written, if that be possible. He based his writings on the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and the teachings of the Popes. The message he has transmitted to our generation and all future generations remains by far the best codification of the Church’s social teaching  available in the English language.

                                                                                         - James J. Condit Jr.




Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp., D.D., D.Ph., B.A.  Biographical Note.


Born, 3rd July, 1883                                          Died, 21st January, 1954


FATHER FAHEY was a native of Kilmore, Golden, in County Tipperary, Ireland.  His roots were in the small farming stock of Ireland, and to the end of his life he retained his great affection for and personal contact with the land-based families and particularly with those of his native place in the South Riding.

            His doctorates in Divinity and Philosophy destined him for a professional position.  The Gregorian University formed him as a Roman with a sure knowledge of a vital attachment to the Papacy and its functions in the life of the Church.  He was young enough then to have taken his original B.A. in the Old Royal University of Ireland which went out of existence shortly after the turn of the century.

From Rome he went to serve as Chaplain in an internment camp in Switzerland during the latter period of the first Great War.  Even so, early in his life he suffered, as Arnold Lunn notes in his reference to Fr. Fahey, from the headaches, the “sting in the flesh”, which remained with him all his life and which were no doubt aggravated if not directly caused by his continuous reading and study.

Picking up languages as he went along he was at home in German, French and Italian.  His one regret was that he had at one stage to choose between perfecting his Irish and studying the money question, and perforce, he buckled down to penetrate the psuedo mysteries with which the question of money manipulation was cloaked.

He passed from teaching in Blackrock College to the post Professor of Philosophy and Church History in Kimmage Manor, the seminary of his congregation in Ireland.  Here he laboured til his death on 21st January, 1954.

While in Rome he dedicated his life to the service of Christ the King and to the propagation and defence of His Kingdom.  He held no man as his enemy, yet he was as such held by many.  He was gentle and charitable towards all, even towards the most avowed destroyers of the Church.  Yet even among those who should have been his own he was reviled, jeered at and laughed to scorn as was his Master.  But his scholarship has stood the test of time.  His words remain true.  None of his writings have been gainsaid by Catholic or Atheist, rather is there growing steadily a recognition, grudging and belated, that he should have been listened to and that at least now we should come to know better what he stood for and then to stand with him.






 (the preface and forward to)

The Mystical Body of Christ

in the Modern World


Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp., D.D., D.Ph.,  B.A.

Professor of Philosophy and Church History,

Holy Ghost Missionary College, Kimmage, Dublin.






The Most Rev. J. Kinane,  D.D., D.C.L.


Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.


Regina Publications

Y.P. House, Rotunda, Dublin 1.




(Note from This Preface by Bishop Kinane and Fr. Fahey's two introductions reprinted below are speaking of the Roman Catholic Church from the time of Christ; if it is true that since 1958 the Catholic Church has been eclipsed -- (in accordance with the warning given by Our Lady of La Salette in 1847) -- by a counterfeit church of darkness (to use the words of Blessed Anna Katrina Emmerick) occupying the Vatican and the structures of the Church, with the true Church cast out into the wilderness, as some analysts say is predicted in the 12th book of the Apocalypse (Revelation) -- then it would follow that the Church spoken about by Bishop Kinane and Fr. Denis Fahey below -- is not the counterfeit church of darkness holding forth in the structures of the Catholic Church today in 2005.)




Prefatory Letter

The principal purpose of The Mystical Body of Christ In The Modern World is to deal, from the theological, philosophical and historical standpoint, with the modern revolt against the divine plan for the organization of human society.

To guide and direct men here below and to lead them ultimately to that eternal happiness with God for which they are destined, there are two great societies—the Church and the State.  The Church derives its origin from the positive intervention of God.  Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, during His life on earth, established it and gave it its constitution and power.  He still remains the Church’s supreme, though invisible, Head, and the Church is His Mystical Body.  The Church has for its end the spiritual welfare of men; and hence it has direct power only over things that, by reason of their intrinsic nature, or through some extrinsic relationship, have a spiritual and sacred character.  It, however, indirectly acquires jurisdiction over purely temporal affairs whenever spiritual interests become involved, and whenever, therefore, its intervention becomes necessary, or at least useful, for the attainment of its spiritual end.

The other great society, the State, derives its juridical origin, its fundamental constitution and power, not from any positive act of God, but from His natural law.  The temporal welfare of man is its end, and temporal affairs constitute the object of its jurisdiction.  In regulating temporal affairs, however, not merely must it not impede, but it must positively help to promote, the spiritual interests of its subjects.

The two societies are independent and self-sufficient, each in its own sphere, so that no direct subordination exists between them.  There is, however, indirect subordination.  Since both societies exercise jurisdiction over the same subject, man, it sometimes happens that spiritual and temporal interests conflict; and when this happens, spiritual interests and the society which governs them, being the higher, the nobler, and the more important, must prevail.

Such in brief is the divine plan for the organization of human society.  Since the great purpose of man’s creation is that he should know and serve God here below and afterwards see and enjoy Him for ever in heaven, it follows that the Church is the principal element in this plan;  moreover she is its official exponent and defender; and hence the attacks made upon it will be mainly directed against her; so that Dr. Fahey justly entitles his work The Mystical Body of Christ In The Modern World, although its scope embraces modern errors regarding the State also, and the efforts that have been, and are being, made to give these errors practical effect.

The modern revolt against this divine plan, as Dr. Fahey points out, dates from the so-called Reformation of the sixteenth century.  The Protestant theory of church organization and its doctrine of private judgment are not merely opposed to the plan, they are also the germs from which have sprung most of  the modern errors regarding it and most of the modern attacks made upon it.  The Church, as constituted by her Divine Founder, is an external, visible, organized society, under the visible headship of the Successor of St. Peter, Christ’s Vicar upon earth.  In the Protestant theory, however, “the True Church of Christ…is nothing else than the assembly of those who, on account of the confidence interiorly conceived of the remission of their sins, have the justice of Christ imparted to them by God and are accordingly predestined to eternal life.  And this Church, known to God alone, is the unique Church of the promises of indefectibility, to which our Lord Jesus Christ promised His assistance to the consummation of the world.  Since, however, true believers, instructed by the Holy Ghost, can manifest their faith exteriorly, can communicate their impressions and feelings to others, and may employ the symbols of the Sacraments to stir up their faith, they give rise to a visible Church, which, nevertheless, is not the Church instituted by Christ.  The membership of this Church is not necessary for salvation, and it may assume different forms according to circumstances.  The true invisible Church of Christ is always hidden, unseen in the multitude.”

A direct consequence of this theory is that indefinite multiplication of non-Catholic Christian sects with which we are so familiar today, and which is so repugnant to the essential unity of Christ’s Mystical Body.

The principle of private judgment has led to even more disastrous results.  If every man has the right to decide for himself what religious truths he will accept, if faith is to be merely an autonomous conviction, the way is opened for ultimate deification of man himself and for a complete rejection of the supernatural and of the divine plan for the organization of human society.  Rationalism, naturalism, the revolutionary deification of humanity, Masonry, Socialism, Communism, may all be traced to the undue glorification of human reason which characterized the theories of the so-called Reformers.

In The Mystical Body Of Christ In The Modern World, Dr. Fahey shows us in detail the consequences which followed from the Lutheran revolt, and he deals at length with the various errors and the various forces which at present menace the divinely-constituted social order.  His work is a most important one.  Perhaps never before, since the establishment of Christianity, has there been such an organized effort to overthrow it, to dethrone Christ, to destroy His Church, to set aside God and the order which He has established.

In some countries, notably Russia, Mexico, and Spain, the veil of secrecy has been withdrawn; in many others the same Masonic and Communistic influences are at work, but their activities are to a large extent underground.  To deceive the unwary, something philanthropic or national is usually made the immediate, ostensible object, but the underlying, primary purpose is always the same.

We know, indeed, that the divine order will survive these attacks, that the Church is indefectible and will emerge triumphant from this struggle as she has done from former ones.  We  have, however, no guarantee that she will not be wounded in the fight, and whether her wounds are to be serious or light will depend, under God, almost entirely on the number, zeal, and preparedness of her defenders.  Now, an essential prerequisite for a proper preparation is a knowledge of the nature and extent of the menace, of the organization of the forces behind it, and of the diabolical hatred of Christianity and of everything behind it, and of the diabolical hatred of Christianity and of everything supernatural with which these forces are imbued.  This knowledge is to be found in Dr. Fahey’s work; in fact, nowhere else, as far as we know, is there such a logical, coordinated treatment of the subject.  A notable feature of the work is its excellent documentation.  Dr. Fahey does not ask us to accept his mere ipse dixit; in his study of his subject he  has gone to the original sources, and he gives his readers the full benefit of his researches.  His discussion of the I.R.B., the I.R.A., and other Irish organizations and the documents which he adduces in this connexion have a special interest and importance for Irish Catholics.

This book is somewhat difficult, but not too much so, and certainly not more difficult than the nature of the treatment demanded.  A little effort will be required to grasp fully all Dr. Fahey’s points, but we can assure the reader that he will be amply rewarded for the labour which he expends.  We hope that the book will be as widely read as it deserves.  If it is, it will undoubtedly exercise a far-reaching influence for good in warning faithful children of the Church of the menace directed against her and against the whole divine plan for the organization of human society, and in stimulating them to take effective measures to meet this menace.




Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.


Waterford, All Soul’s Day, 1934






In a remarkable sermon preached at Pentecost, 1861, in the London Oratory, Father Faber spoke as follows:¾

“We must remember that if all the manifestly good men were on one side and all the manifestly bad men on the other, there would be no danger of anyone, least of all the elect, being deceived by lying wonders.  It is the good men, good once, we must hope good still, who are to do the work of Anti-Christ and so sadly to crucify the Lord afresh…. Bear in mind this feature of the last days, that this deceitfulness arises from good men being on the wrong side.”[1]

At all periods in the world’s history, good men have been manoeuvred into wrong camps, but the machinery for deceiving people, or at least for preventing them from getting an accurate view of the real struggle going on in the world, has never, it would seem, reached the perfection of the present day.

Nowadays, the vast majority of human beings in all countries are at the mercy of the newspapers for information about the world.  And the newspapers mislead them atrociously.  “Journalism,” writes G.K.Chesterton, “is a false picture of the world, thrown upon a lighted screen in a darkened room so that the real world is not seen and the unreal world is seen…. We live under secret government, conducted by a secret process called Publicity.”[2]  For the newspapers are more and more at the beck and call of the financial forces which control the machinery of publicity.  Can anyone read the following extract from that pathetic work, Rebuilding a Lost Faith, by an American Agnostic[3], without being filled with         horror at the state of affairs depicted therein?

“A considerable portion of the Press is now an ominous danger to public morals, since it has shown itself to be both vile and venal, and willing to deceive and brutalize mankind.

“The depth to which its employees are frequently reduced is seen in the judgment passed upon the calling of the American journalist, by a New York editor, John Swinton, during an annual dinner of the New York Press Association.  It certainly is a frank confession: ‘There is no such thing as an independent Press in America, if we except that of little country towns.  You know this and I know it.  Not a man among you dares to utter his honest opinion.  Were  you to utter it, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.  I am paid 150 dollars a week so that I may keep my honest opinion out of the paper for which I write.  You, too, are paid similar salaries for similar services.  Were I to permit that a single edition of my newspaper contained an honest opinion, my occupation, like Othello’s, would be gone in less than twenty-four hours.  The man who would be so foolish as to write his honest opinion would soon be on the streets in search for another job.  It is the duty of a New York journalist to lie, to distort, to revile, to toady at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread,  or what amounts to the same thing, his salary.  We are marionettes.  These men pull the strings, and we dance.  Our time, our talents, our lives, our capacities are all the property of these men; we are intellectual prostitutes.’

“Philip Francis, for years an editorial writer of great influence in America, and who had had for forty years an intimate connection with journalism, writes: ‘With a few honourable exceptions, the big papers and magazines of the United States are the most ignorant and gullible, as well as the most cowardly and controlled Press, printed in any country in the world.  The majority of the owners are mere financiers, who look upon their magazines and newspapers simply as money-making mills, and who, whenever it is a question between more coin and good, honest, patriotic, public service, will take the coin every time’ (The Poison in America’s Cup, p. 31).

“What adds to the peril of this capitalized Press,¾which is, of course, not confined to any country—is the deplorable fact that millions of the people of all lands find in their newspapers their only mental food, and form, their opinions on practically all subjects by reading insincerely written editorials.  Some even have time only for the headlines!”

But, then, do the newspapers controlled by Catholics react against all this and give their readers the full truth about the world?  Alas!  Some small ones here and there in different countries do so, but very many do not.  The reasons for this are numerous.  One, however, is manifest.  Most Catholics have been influenced by history, as it has been written and taught for the last three hundred years, and experience great difficulty in getting a clear grasp of the real struggle in the world around the Mystical Body of Christ.  The Lutheran separation between the Christian and the Citizen has got such a grip of their minds that they find it hard to realize that our Lord meant what He said when He uttered the words:  “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to Myself” (John xii.32).  If we take a Socialist or Communist paper, we are astonished at the contrast between it and a journal controlled by Catholics, professedly convinced of the truth of the Catholic Church.  From the first line to the last, the Communist paper aims at forming a convinced partisan and it is written with vigour and seemingly profound conviction.  Every incident is utilized by it for the propagation of its doctrine of falsehood and misery.

The paper controlled by Catholics, on the other hand, “only too often shares in that cold and indifferent outlook on religious matters, with which the pupils of Catholic schools are reproached.  They (the pupils of Catholic schools) have been brought up in a Catholic atmosphere, they have breathed it naturally, but they do not feel the healthy, life-giving purity of it.  They are ‘fed up’ with religion as they are with Latin and Greek.  The joy of possessing a treasure and the ambition to increase it seem to be dead within them…. All these young Catholics seem to be unaware of the fact that they hold in their hands the torch which is meant to illumine the world.  They carry it along lifelessly and without interest, just as they would a candle in a procession.  Our (Catholic) paper does the same.  Its attitude towards religion is the stereotyped one of discharging a duty that has to be performed.”[4]

Another reason why newspapers, edited and directed by Catholics, do not react against the insincerity of the Press is that they, too, are more or less at the mercy of financial forces.  How, for example, can a manager refuse well-paid advertisements, even though no attention is paid therein to the instructions of the Sovereign Pontiff on feminine modesty in dress?  If he does so, the receipts suffer and the paper’s existence is endangered.  Again, how can editors point out the directions of Masonic movements when they are not prepared to face the hostility of the sect?  For these and such like reasons, readers are left unenlightened and bewildered.[5]

In this work an attempt has been made to give a synthetic view of the real conflict going on in the world for and against the Mystical Body of Christ.  I have tried to get a clear view of the conflict and keep all the various factors thereof in their proper perspective, by striving to represent to myself how things will appear, when He shall come to judge the world.  Then the full horror of opposition to the Supernatural Life of Grace and the folly of all those who have gone over to the camp of Satan, the first Naturalist, and Rationalist, will stand clearly revealed.  The same forces that resisted and persecuted our Lord Jesus Christ during His Life on earth resist and persecute Him down the ages in His Mystical Body.

According to the opinion of St. John Damascene, St. Augustine and other Fathers of the Church, Lucifer, the highest of the angels who sinned, was set over the order of the world.  St. Thomas (Ia Pars, Q.63,a.7) does not deny the probability of this view.  We may therefore speak of Satan as Prince of this world by a special title.[6] If he had not sinned, he would have governed this world in the joy and harmony of supernatural love.  But, seduced by the plenitude of his natural gifts, he became the first of those who have preferred the finite to the Infinite.  He refused the supernatural life of love of God as He is in Himself above all.  Predestined friend of man, he became instead the tempter and betrayer of the human race, and now uses all the resources of that world he knows so well to get men to follow the illusions of naturalism and self-centredness, instead of the realities of submission to the divine order.  He induced the Jews to reflect the Supernatural Messias and keeps them, as a nation, looking forward to the mirage of a natural Messias triumphant in the world’s way in opposition to order.  He inveigles men into secret societies by the hope of a science that will gratify their pride and by the promise of the kingdoms of this world and their glory.[7]  And they listen to the voice of the tempter turning away from Him Whose Kingdom is not of this world.  But the Precious Blood everywhere overthrows Satan’s attempt to rule.  In the footsteps of all those who allow our Lord to relive His Life in them, the world is reborn and Christ reigns.  The Eastertides of the history of the Mystical Body have filled Satan with ever-increasing despair.

I have tried then, however feebly and imperfectly, to say some of the things I shall be glad to have said, when He shall come to sift the grain from the chaff.  The world’s standard of values will in that hour have undergone a radical revision.  “Then shall the just stand with great constancy against those that have afflicted them, and taken away their labours.  These seeing it, shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the suddenness of their unexpected salvation. Saying within themselves, repenting, and groaning for anguish of spirit:  These are they, whom we had some time in derision, and for a parable of reproach.  We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour.  Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints.  Therefore we have erred from the way of truth, and the light of justice hath not shined upon us, and the sun of understanding hath not risen upon us.  We wearied ourselves in the way of iniquity and destruction, and have walked through hard ways, but the way of the Lord we have not known.  What hath pride profited us?  Or what advantage hath the boasting of riches brought us?  All those things are passed away like a shadow” (Wisdom v.1-9).  I have, however, tried to animate what I have written with His Spirit of Charity.  The full truth must be fearlessly proclaimed.  Souls are perishing for lack of it, and they will reproach us Catholics, in His presence, with our cowardice and lukewarmness.  But we must not forget that it is not for us to judge and condemn those who do not accept the truth. He Himself prayed for those who crucified Him, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke xxiii.34).[8]

His Spirit of Charity is especially necessary when speaking of the continued opposition of the members of His own nation to Him.  We must never forget that their opposition inflicts special suffering on His Sacred Heart and that He is ever seeking to draw the Jewish nation away from the superficial things of this world to reality and truth.  Sharing those feelings we shall keep our minds free from opposition to the Jews as a race and make our own the sentiments expressed in the following touching prayer:

“Divine Heart of Jesus, we offer Thee all our poor actions to obtain that all hearts, in particular those of the children of Israel, may recognize Thy Sacred Royalty, and that thus, the reign of Thy peace may be established throughout the entire world. O Christ Jesus, turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of that race, once Thy chosen people.  Of  old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Saviour; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.”[9]

No use has been made in this work of the famous Protocols of the Sages of Zion, first published by Sergius Nilus in Russia in 1901-1902.  These Protocols are said to be the rough notes of a series of conferences delivered to a select body of Jewish leaders assembled in secret conclave about the end of the nineteenth century.  They purport to give an outline of Jewish plans for the preparation of the kingdom of the Messias to come. On the one hand, the authenticity of this document cannot be proved; on the other, the efforts made by some writers, principally Jewish, to show it to be a forgery do not carry conviction to many serious minds.[10]  The Introduction to the latest French edition of the Protocols(R.I.S.S., Paris, 1934) gives a detailed account of the state of the question of the authorship of this document, and shows that, while its origin is at present an enigma, the ablest attempt to disprove its authenticity, viz., that of  The Times of August 16th, 17th, 18th, 1921, is open to serious objections.  The authorship of the Protocols is mysterious, but it is an accidental consideration.  What must be kept clearly in mind and emphasized, throughout any discussion concerning the Protocols, is the very grave fact that the programme outlined in them is being fulfilled.

I have not utilized the Protocols while studying the growth of opposition to our Lord Jesus Christ in the modern world.  From the Encyclicals of the Popes and the teaching of St. Thomas, I have endeavored to show that men must take sides for or against the Supernatural Messias and that, if they do not accept Him fully, they are drawn into the army that is working, consciously or unconsciously, to prepare the advent of the natural Messias.  They thus inevitably come under the leadership of the Jews, who wield such enormous power in the modern world through the subjection of man to production and of production to finance.  Now anyone who reads the Protocols carefully will be obliged to confess that a more skillful plan could hardly be devised for the destruction of belief in our Lord and the preparation of the advent of the new Messias.  In addition, if the reader is acquainted with the world, he will see that the plan is being carried out, and that, as a result, Jewish power is increasing.  A few passages will be quoted in Appendix V to illustrate these points and show how well the Protocols fit the actual world.

But this book is not meant merely to open the eyes of Catholics to the realities of life.  It is intended also to stir them to take their part in the struggle by a full-hearted acceptance of Christ Crucified.  To work for the salvation of the world with Christ, one must begin with oneself.  The first step to be taken is to install the reign of the Crucified Man-God fully and completely in one’s own heart.  Love and true charity rapidly disappear from the world in which man reflects Christ and declares himself God.  If we wish to bring the love of God into the world, we must unite ourselves with the Blessed Trinity present in us by grace and seek to love the Three Divine Persons with our whole soul.  Then we shall love our neighbor as he should be loved, namely, as a fellow-member of our Lord’s Mystical Body.  Thus and thus only shall we be fully in touch with reality and contribute efficaciously to the return of order by the rebirth of the spirit of the Mystical Body of Christ.  It is high time that this Catholic reaction should come.  Revolutions have brought about disorder and misery.  Even those who have been the agents of revolution are beginning to be filled with dismay.  “Every revolution,” said Brother\Fonteray at the Assembly of the French Grand Orient in 1920, “had for object to bring about universal happiness.  When our ancestors proclaimed the principle of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, they aimed at realizing this state of happiness.  After one hundred and thirty years, we see the results of their efforts, and they are not famous.  Of Liberty, there is not a shred left; of Equality, there is scarcely a trace; of Fraternity, there has never been a sign.”[11] 

Civilization decays because masses of men become impregnated with false ideas and wrong philosophies.  To stem the current of decadence supposes devotion and self-sacrifice for correct ideas.  Ideas guide the world, but always through the efforts of the men who incarnate them.  The eternal battle for and against order here below is not waged between conflicting views, but between those who hold them.  “We, Catholics,” wrote Louis Veuillot, “lose ground perhaps more on account of the truths that good men have not the courage to proclaim than because of the errors that the wicked have been cunning enough to multiply.”  May this work help some to turn to the Unfailing Source of Divine Energy, our Lord Jesus Christ, Fount of Supernatural Life!

Some of the chapters of this book formed the subject-matter of a series of lectures in the Central Catholic Library, Dublin.  The kind reception, accorded to them by the audience, has greatly encouraged the author in the difficult work of publication.

In conclusion, I beg to thank the Editors of G K’s Weekly, The Patriot, The Catholic Gazette, The Boston Pilot and the R.I.S.S. (Revue Internationale des Societes Secretes) for permission to utilize the extracts quoted in the Appendices.  I have used the work, Great Encyclical Letters of Leo XIII, published by Benziger Brothers, New York, for the translation of all the Letters, contained in that collection, which I have had occasion to quote.[12]



Feast of the Epiphany,





(to Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked by Msgr. George Dillon, D.D.)


The Britons Publishing company is to be congratulated on reprinting this lecture on Freemasonry by Right Rev. Msgr. George Dillon, D.D.  The lecture was delivered at Edinburgh in October, 1884, that is, about six months after the appearance of Pope Leo XIII’s famous Encyclical Letter, Humanum Genus, on Freemasonry.  At the request of many who had heard the lecture and of others who had read the reports that appeared in the papers, Mgr. Dillon decided to publish it, along with another lecture delivered to the same audience on the Spoliation of the Congregation of Propaganda.  The book was brought out by the excellent firm of M.H. Gill and Son, Ltd., O’Connell Street, Dublin, in 1885 , but it has been long out of print.

In the original preface, the author pointed out that the lecture had not been intended to be a formal and exhaustive treatment of the subject, and that he had embodied in the book several documents which were only briefly referred to or partially quoted in the lecture.[13]  His object was to give a clear outline of the “whole question of secret, atheistic organisation, its origin, its nature, its history in the last century and in this, and its unity of Satanic purpose in a wonderful diversity of forms.”  He found that it was necessary to do this because “very few, if any, attempts have been made in our language to treat the subject as a whole.  Several writers appear to assume as known that which was really unknown to very many: and few touched at all upon the fact of the supreme direction given to the universality of secret societies from a guiding, governing and--even to the rank and file of the members of secret societies themselves--unknown and invisible junta.”

Mgr. Dillon does not speak explicitly of the two currents of thought and action proceeding from the Masonic French Revolution, namely, the current of Rousseauist-Lockian Masonic Liberalism and the current of Socialism and Communism.[14]  Implicitly, however, he does so when, on the one hand, he foreshadows the United States of Europe and World Federalism and, on the other, quotes the infamous Declaration of the International in 1868.  This Declaration, formulated at the International Congress held at Geneva in l868 and quoted by Mgr. Dillon in his preface, is well worth reproducing, at least in part.

It runs as follows:  “The object of the International Association of Workmen, as of every other Socialist Association, is to do away with the parasite and the pariah.  Now what parasite can be compared to the priest …?

“God and Christ, these citizen-Providences, have been at all times the armour of Capital and the most sanguinary enemies of the working classes.  It is owing to God and to Christ that we remain to this day in slavery .  It is by deluding us with lying hopes that the priests have caused us to accept all the sufferings of this earth.  It is only after sweeping away all religion, and after tearing up even to the last roots every religious idea that we can arrive at our political and social ideal ….

“Down, then, with God and with Christ!  Down with the despots of heaven and earth!  Death to priests!  Such is the motto of our grand crusade.”

In a note on page 20 of the original edition [15], Mgr. Dillon returned to the question of the direction of Freemasonry, which he had mentioned in his preface.  He there says :  “The Jewish connection with modern Freemasonry is an established fact everywhere manifested in its history.  The Jewish formulas employed by Freemasonry, the Jewish traditions which run through its ceremonial, point to a Jewish origin, or to the work of Jewish contrivers. … Who knows but behind the Atheism and desire of gain which impels them to urge on Christians to persecute the Church and destroy it , there lies a hidden hope to reconstruct their Temple, and in the darkest depths of secret society plotting there lurks a deeper society still which looks to a return to the land of Judah and to the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem?”

These remarks can furnish the starting point for a deeper examination of the whole question of secret societies and their action, studied in the light of the Encyclicals of the Sovereign Pontiffs, and of history.

The rejection of order by Satan and the other fallen angels was irrevocable.  It was a declaration, by the whole body of them together, of perpetual war on and implacable hatred towards the Blessed Trinity and the Supernatural Life of Grace.  The fall of the human race could be undone, because human beings can change their minds and the human race comes into existence successively by propagation from the first Adam.  In the undoing of the Fall, however, God permitted a second rejection of order.

In spite of the fact that they had been repeatedly warned, in types and figures, and orally by the prophets, about the way they would treat the true Messiah when He came, the Jews turned against Him and the whole Divine Plan He proposed.  When they refused to enter into His designs, God permitted the crime of Deicide, and by the supreme act of humble submission on Calvary, the Supernatural Life of Grace was restored to the world.  Fulfilling the prophecies to the letter, Our Lord allowed Himself to be put to death, but He died proclaiming the Divine Plan for order.

God wished the Jews as a people to accept His Only Begotten Son and to be the  Heralds of the Supernatural, supranational Life of His Mystical Body.  They were thus offered the glorious privilege of proclaiming and working for the only mode of realising the union and  brotherhood of nations which is possible since the Fall.  On account of their racial pride they refused to accept that there could be any higher life than their national life and they would not hear of the non-Jewish nations entering into the Kingdom of the Mystical Body on the same level as themselves.  The Crucifixion of Our Lord on Calvary was, however, not only the public rejection by the Jewish nation of the Divine Programme for order in the world, but was at the same time the proclamation by that nation of its determination to work against God for the triumph of another Messias.  Since Our Lord Jesus Christ, the True Messias, is the Source of the Supernatural Life through membership of His Mystical Body, the future Messias must be anti-supernatural or naturalistic, and membership of Christ will have to be eliminated in preparation for him.  Since the True Supernatural Messias came to found the supranational kingdom of His Mystical Body into which he asked the Jewish nation to lead all nations the future Messias must be a purely Jewish National Messia and his mission can have no other object than to impose the rule of the Jewish nation on the other nations.

The choice presented to the Jewish nation by the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ may be represented diagrammatically as follows:¾

           Supernatural and supranational Kingdom of the Mystical Body of Christ.


The Jewish nation instructed by the prophets      Naturalistic ambition to impose Rule of their nation.


The Jewish nation instructed by the Prophets and Figures of the Old Testament, and, lastly, by St. John the Baptist, was meant to turn upwards, at the bidding of God become Man, and to put all its splendid natural qualities at the service of the True Supernatural order of the world.  Instead of doing so, it turned downwards to the slavery of a self-centred ambition dictated by national pride.  The attitude of Saul prior to his conversion on the road to Damascus is typical of the corrupt ideas concerning the mission of the Messias which had taken hold of Jewish minds and had led them to reject Our Lord Jesus Christ.  St. Paul saw the truth about the Mystical Body of Christ after his conversion and tried to get his fellow countrymen to recognise their error, but the nation as such refused to listen.  In his Christmas Allocution, 1948, Pope Pius XII brought out the contrast  between the alternatives that faced the Jewish nation at the coming of Our Lord as follows: “Hear, resounding in the night like the bells of Christmas, the admirable words of the Apostle to the Gentiles, who had been himself a slave to the mean, narrow prejudices of nationalist and racial pride, stricken down along with him on the road to Damascus:  ‘He (Christ Jesus) is our peace who hath made both (peoples) one…killing the enmities in Himself.  And coming He preached peace to you that were afar off, and peace to them that were nigh.’ (Ephesians II, 14, 15, 16, 17.)”[16]

    With that narrow, national outlook dictated by racial pride, which Pope Pius XII said was stricken down with St. Paul on the road to Damascus, the Jewish nation has continued on the down the centuries.  That outlook has, in fact, become more accentuated with time.  Accordingly, over and above the fundamental disorder of original sin, there is in our fallen and redeemed world an additional source of disorder in the determined opposition of His own nation according to the flesh of the Redeemer and source of order.

Over and above the struggle against the self-centred tendencies of individual souls, the Catholic Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, has to face the persistent opposition of the Jewish nation.  According to the leaders of the Jewish nation, now as 1,900 years ago, the union of the nations is not meant by God to take place through entrance into and acceptance of the supranational Kingdom of Our Lord’s Mystical Body but through acceptance of and submission to the Naturalistic Messianism of the Jewish nation.  This is made very clear in the letter from the Chief Rabbi of Palestine, which appeared in The Irish Independent (Dublin) of January 6, 1948.  Referring to the establishment of the new State of Israel, Rabbi Hertzog said:  “Eventually it will lead to the inauguration of the true union of the nations through which will be fulfilled the eternal message to mankind of our immortal prophets.”[17]

Jewish Naturalism or Anti-Supernaturalism, by its striving for a new Messianic age, contains a two-fold source of corruption and decay for other nations.  On the one hand, by its opposition to the Supernatural Life coming from Our Lord, it strives directly against the Light and Strength by which alone human life, individual and national, can be lived in order.  On the other hand, whether the naturalistic Messias to come be an individual and national, can be lived in order.  On the other hand, whether the naturalistic Messias to come be an individual Jew or the Jewish Race, it means that the Jews, as a nation, are seeking to impose their particular national form on other nations.  The imposition by any nation of its national form on another nation attacks directly the natural or normal line of development of that nation and undermines its natural virtues, which are the foundation and the bulwark of the Supernatural virtues.  Thus in two ways the Jews, as a nation, are objectively aiming at giving society a direction which is in complete opposition to the order proclaimed by God become Man.

In spite of the unwavering naturalistic opposition of the Jewish nation and notwithstanding the weakness of fallen human nature, Western Europe in the 13th century, had accepted the Program of Christ the King and had organised society on that foundation.  The organisation was imperfect as all the social structures of fallen and redeemed humanity will inevitably be, but it was some response to God’s loving condescension.  Since then, there has been steady decay.

The uprise of Protestantism in the 16th century rent the unity of the Mystical Body of Christ.  Chapter XVI of William Thomas Walsh’s splendid work, Philip II, is entitled Freemasonry in the 16th Century and shows that there was already at that time some sort of secret organisation engaged in working for naturalism against ordered submission to Christ the King.  He adds that “it is no longer debatable that, if the false leaders of the Jews did not originate the secret societies to cover their own anti-Christian activities and to influence credulous members of the Christian communities, they had a great deal to do with the business.  The degrees and ritual of Freemasonry are shot through with Jewish symbolism: the candidate is going to the East, towards Jerusalem, he is going to rebuild the Temple (destroyed in fulfilment of the prophecy of Christ),… The Grand Orient and Scottish Rite lodges, sources of so many modern revolutions, are more militant, more open and apparently more virulent than some of the others whom they are leading into a single world-organisation by gradual steps”[18]

From what we know today we can conclude that “something very much like modern Freemasonry, surely in spirit and probably to a great extent in form… existed in the lifetime of Philip II (1527-1598).”[19]  What we see, then, in the years following 1717 is rather the emergence into fuller light of a secret organised Force aiming at enrolling and forming groups of adepts to work for Naturalism, that is, for the denial of the Supernatural Life and the elimination of membership of Christ from society.  The Jewish nation is a non-secret organised naturalistic Force, that is to say its naturalistic oppostion to the Mystical Body of Christ is openly proclaimed.  Freemasonry, the organised naturalistic Force acting in subordination to and in conjunction with the Jewish nation is a secret society or group of societies, for its naturalism or anti-Supernaturalism is secret or camouflaged.[20] Relatively few of its members are fully aware of the naturalism of its end, its ritual and its symbolism.  According to Anderson’s Constitution of the Freemasons, the masonic society obliges its members to be good men and true, but insisits that in order to be morally good men, it is a matter of indifference whether God’s Plan for the restoration of our Supernatural Life through Our Lord Jesus Christ is accepted or not.  Now, by original sin, we lost the Supernatural Life of Grace, and we need that Life of Grace that we may live an ordered life.  Yet this society proclaims that a man can be good and true, that is, morally in order, while remaining utterly indifferent to the unique Source of Grace, Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Divinity.  That is equivalent to a denial of the Fall and is pure Naturalism.

In his great Encyclical Letter, Humanum Genus, on Freemasonry, issued in 1884, Pope Leo XII insists that “the naturalist and the Masons, not accepting by faith those truths that have been made known to us by God’s revelation, deny that the first Adam fell.”  Thus we see the fundamental error of Masonry, namely, its Naturalism.  Again the great Pontiff  points out that “the ultimate aim of Freemasonry is to uproot completely the whole religious and political order of the world which has been brought into existence by Christianity and to replace it by another in harmony with their way of thinking.  This will mean that the foundation and laws of the new structure of society will be drawn from pure Naturalism.”[21]  That involves the elimination from society of every acknowledgment of the Supernatural Life of members of Christ.  In the Encyclical Letter, moreover, Pope Leo XIII shows the opposition of Freemasonry to five out of the six principal points of the Programme for Society of Christ the King.[22]  In regard to the fifth point, namely, the diffusion of ownership, the Pope insists upon  the fact that “Freemasonry is not only not opposed to the plans of Socialists and Communists, but looks upon them with the greatest favour, as its leading principles are identical with theirs.”

That the preparation and the triumph of the French Revolution were the work of Freemasonry does not need proof, since the Masons themselves boast of it.[23]  Accordingly, the Declaration of the Rights of Man is a Masonic production.  “When the Bastille fell,” said Bonnet, the orator at the Grand Orient Assembly in 1904, “Freemasonry had the supreme honour of giving to humanity the chart which it had lovingly elaborated.  It was our Brother, de la Fayette, who first presented the ‘project of a declaration of the natural rights of the man and the citizen living in society,’ to be the first chapter of the Constitution.  On August 25, 1789, the Constituent Assembly, of which more than 300 members were Masons, definitely adopted, almost word for word, in the form determined upon in the Lodges, the text of the immortal Declaration of the Rights of Man.”  Given the naturalism of Freemasonry, the Declaration, then, is simply a formal renunciation of allegiance to Christ the King, of Supernatural Life, and of membership of His Mystical Body.  The French State thereby officially declared that it no longer acknowleged any duty to God through Our Lord Jesus Christ and no longer recognised the dignity of membership of Christ in its citizens.  It thus inaugurated the attack on the organisation of society under Christ the King which has continued down to the present day.

That was only the first step.  “The subservience of Freemasonry with regard to the Jews,” writes l’abbe Joseph Lemann, “soon showed itself.  How?… When the question of Jewish emancipation came to be examined by the Constituent Assembly (1789-1791) the deputies who took upon themselves the task of getting it voted were all Freemasons.  Mirabeau was a Freemason of the higher degrees, intimate with Weishaupt and his associates, and closely linked up with the Jews of Berlin.  When, after having hesitated for two years, the Constituent Assembly in its second-last meeting, was still hesitating, it was a Freemason and Jacobin, A. Duport, who demanded the vote with threats… Such was the first secret service rendered to Judaism by Freemasonry.  After that one others will follow.”[24]

By the Revolution of 1789 then, the French State not only decreed the ostracism of the True Supernatural Messias and His Programme but admitted to full citizenship the members of the Jewish nation, thus allowing them to work freely for the anti-Supernatural domination of their nation.  Modern history since 1789 is, to a large extent, the account of the domination of State after State by the anti-Supernatural supranationalism of Freemasonry, behind which has been steadily emerging the still more strongly organised anti-Supernatural supranationalism of the Jewish nation.  That is why the post-Revolutionary epoch has witnessed, in country after country, persistent attacks upon the Programme of Christ the King.

After every successful Masonic Revolution, since the first in 1789, down to and including the Spanish Revolution in 1931, the world soon began to hear of the country’s entering upon the path of “progress” by the introduction of “enlightened” reforms, such as the separation of Church and State (or the putting of all religions on the same level), the legalisation of divorce, the secularisation of the schools, the suppression and banishment of religious orders and congregations, the glorification of Freemasonry, the nationalisation of property and the unrestrained licence of the Press.

The process of elimination of the union of nations through the Mystical Body of Christ, and the substitution therefore of the naturalistic domination of the Jewish nation seems to be now on the verge of triumph.

Back in 1922, the Assembly of the Grand Lodge of France insisted that amongst the tasks lying ahead was “the creation of a European spirit… the formation of the United States of Europe, or rather the Federation of the World.”  On this side of the Iron Curtain and in the U.S.A. nations are being invited to give up their national sovereignty to enter a Federation in which those who control World-Masonry would certainly yield enormous power and in which the Authentic Teacher of the Moral Law would not be listened to.[25]  On the far side of the Iron Curtain, we see the continuation of what was stated by Mr. Oudendyke, the Dutch Minister at St. Petersburg, and published in the British White Paper of April, 1919.  “Unless Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately it is bound to spread in one form or another all over Europe and the whole world, as it is organised and worked by Jews who have no nationality and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things.”[26]

In G.K.’s Weekly, February 4, 1937, Mr. Hilaire Belloc wrote: “As for anyone who does not know that the present revolutionary Bolshevist movement in Russia is Jewish, I can only say that he must be a man who is taken in by the suppressions of our deplorable Press.”  Anyone who carefully studies the rulers of Russia and of the satellite States Poland and Hungary for example, at the present day, will have the same conclusion forced upon him.[27]

The opposition of all the branches of Freemasonry, French, Italian, Anglo-Saxon, etc., to the Catholic Church is essential and ineradicable, for it is the opposition of naturalism to the Supernatural Life of the Mystical Body of Christ and to the organisation of society based on the infinite dignity of that Life.  In other words, it is the opposition of Anti-Christ to Christ.  It will be well to stress this great truth, because of the statements one sometimes hears that English and American Freemasonry is quite different from Continental Freemasonry.

In the Encyclical Letter, Humanum Genus, Pope Leo XIII condemns the Naturalism of Freemasonry and not only makes no distinction between the different branches of Freemasonry, but teaches that no such distinction is to be made.  He alludes to the controversy about God, or rather about the ancient landmark of the Great Architect of the Universe, between Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry and the French Grand Orient, but says that the fact that there has recently been a controversy about such a fundamental truth of the natural order as the existence of God is clear proof of the inevitably corrupting influence of Masonic Naturalism or Anti-Supernaturalism.  The Pope does not exempt from condemnation the sections of Freemasonry that retain the ancient landmark.  No, the condemnation of Freemasonry in the Encyclical is universal, without any attenuation in favour of what is called Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry.[28]  The text of Pope Leo XIII with regard to God runs as follows:

“Although as a rule they (the Freemasons) admit the existence of God, they themselves openly confess that they do not all firmly assent to this truth and hold it with unwavering conviction.  For they do not attempt to hide the fact that this question of God is the chief source and cause of discord amongst them: nay, it is well known that recently it has been the subject of a serious disagreement in their ranks.  As a matter of fact, however, they allow their members the greatest licence on the point, so that they are at liberty to hold that God exists or that God does not exist, and those who obstinately affirm that there is no God are admitted just as readily as those who, while asserting that there is a God, nevertheless have wrong ideas about Him, like the pantheists.  This is purely and simply the suppression of the truth about God while holding on to an absurd caricature of the Divine Nature.”[29]

It is regrettable that the Encyclical on Freemasonry is omitted from the collection of the Letters of Pope Leo XIII, published by the Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, and that the Rev. Editor seems to write, in the note on p. 272, as if there were an essential difference between Freemasonry in English-speaking countries and elsewhere.  At least, his words may leave some readers under that impression.  Naturalism is the fundamental error of Masonry and is common to all section of the Craft.  Corruption of the idea of God has inevitably followed on the rejection of the one way institued for return to God, namely membership of the Mystical Body of Christ.  The French Grand Orient has betrayed the presence of this corruption and degradation with regard to God more openly than Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry.  That is the whole significance of the controversy about the deletions by the French Grand Orient of the expression, The Great Architect of the Universe.

The retention by the Grand Lodge of England, then, of the article relating to the Great Architect of the Universe does not signify that English Masonry is Christian, for English Masonry does not accept the supremacy of the Mystical Body of Christ.  On the contrary, English Masonry is anti-supernatural and anti-Christian like the other sections of the Masonic Brotherhood, for it puts Mahomet and Buddha on the same level as Christ, thus denying Christ’s role as the one Mediator.[30] Neither does this article mean that English Masonry professes belief in a transcendant God as we know Him, for it is compatible with acceptence of pantheism, that is, with the identification of God with man.[31]  The retention of the vague term, “Great Architect of the Universe,” enables English Freemasonry to pose as religious, while continuing its work of sapping the belief of Englishmen in the Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in the reality of that Supernatural Life of Grace coming to us from Him, by which we are true men as we ought to be.

Ample proofs of the relations between Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry and Latin (Grand Orient) Freemasonry are to be found in La Dictature des Puissances occultes, by Count de Poncins[32].  He points out, for example, that “if we open the English Masonic Calendar for 1930, we find the Grand Lodge has official relations with Portugal, Spain, with the remnant of Italian Freemasonry, and with Latin America.”  In addition to the evidence adduced by Count de Poncins, we know that the English Grand Lodge maintains friendly relations with the Swiss Grand Lodge, “Alpina, “  which recognises not only the Grand Lodge of France but the Grand Orients of France, Spain and Greece.[33]  Thus “between Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry and Latin Freemasonry there are indirect but effective relations which are far closer than is admitted.”[34]

When once the disorder of Masonic Naturalism or anti-Supernaturalism is grasped, we can easily understand its varying modes of procedure with regard to governments.  “With tongue and pen,” declares the Freemason Pike (The Inner Sanctuary,IV, 547), “with all our open and secret influences, with the purse and, if need be, with the sword, we will advance the cause of human progress and labour to enfranchise human thought, to give freedom to the human conscience (above all from Papal usurpations)  and equal rights to the people everywhere.”

The formation in “tolerance” given in the Lodges aims not merely at that negative mental state which puts religious truth and error on the same level, treating them both with indifference; it aims at the production of a positive hatred of what it calls the “intolerance” of the Catholic Church, namely the Catholic Church’s insistence on the Divine Plan for order.  The formation in Masonic”tolerance,” then, is really a formation in hatred of the firmness and strength of the Catholic Church, in standing for the Supernatural Life and order of the world.  This is the ultimate reason why Anglo-Saxon Masonry, ostensibly so conservative, has constantly favoured movements towards the Left, opposed to the true order of the world.

The effect of the ambiguous naturalistic formation of Masonry in regard to the State, accompanied as it is by denunciations of “tyranny” and “usurpation,” corresponding to the denunciations of “superstition” and “intolerance” in regard to religion, will be to favour the same tendency to the Left.  States will be assailed as “tyrannies” in proportion to the extent in which they accept Our Lord’s Programme for order.  In Catholic countries violent revolution will be always aimed at in order to get rid of the existing social structure in which the Kingship of Christ is respected.  As, owing to their rejection of Our Lord’s Programme for order, the advent of Naturalism in Protestant countries is only a question of time, the terms “tyranny” and “despotism” may not be applied to them by Masonry as freely as they were to the realms of the Bourbons and the Hapsburgs.

But the Protestant countries will not be spared, for behind Freemasonry is the more cohesive naturalistic Force of the Jewish nation with its Messianic aim of domination over all nations.  Any vestiges of the rule of the True Supernatural Messias must be swept away.  A highly-placed personage, whose name he does not reveal, said to the distinguished historian, Cardinal Pitra, at Vienna, in 1889:  “ The Catholic nations must be crushed by the Protestant nations.  When this result has been attained, a breath will be sufficient to bring about the disappearance of Protestantism.”  Freemasons in England and the U.S.A. will yield to pressure from leaders of the Jewish nation, even when the interests of England and the U.S.A. obviously suffer.  The Brooklyn Tablet,  May 14, 1949, quoted the frank statements of the American Senate of Senator Owen Brewster, of Maine, a non-Catholic.  Speaking of the attitude towards Spain, the Senator said: “Spain is not recognised because Spain is a Catholic country…. The subtle word is constantly passed that the alternative to Communism is Catholicism.  We know the word is constantly uttered in the lobbies, although Senators do not care to bring it out on the floor.”

There is not space to treat of the Masonic plan that is being pursued in Ireland.  Six Ulster counties have been detached from the rest of the country and erected into a State with a government in which Masonic influence is predominant (the Orange Society, it must be borne in mind, is a submasonry trained for anti-Catholic action).[35]  All the counties of Ulster were not included in the State lest the Catholics should have a majority in Parliament.  The Catholic Irish justly resent the partition of their country.  Pressure will be brought to bear upon them to placate the Freemasons by compromising still further to the Programme of Christ the King and abandoning the unity and indissolubility of marriage.[36]  Those who are alert know that Senator H. Lehman’s interest in undoing the partition of Ireland is ominous.  He is described in Commonsense of November 15, 1949, as “a banker-Zionist long friendly to Moscow.”[37]  If Mgr. Dillon were alive today he would tell the Catholic Irish “to remember all their obligations to Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ who sustained their fathers through centuries of trial,”[38]  and to placate Him first, not the Zionists, Communists and the Freemasons

On account of the confusion of mind prevalent amongst Catholics concerning the question of Anti-Semitism, a few words must be said about it before concluding this Preface.

In the excellent review of my books, The Kingship of Christ and Organized Naturalism, which appeared in the Jesuit magazine, La Civilta Cattolica (Rome), in March, 1947, the reviewer laid special stress on the distinction which I have been making in all my books.  He wrote as follows:  “The author wants a clear distinction to be made between hatred of the Jewish nation, which is Anti-Semitism, and opposition to Jewish and Masonic Naturalism.  This opposition on the part of Catholics must be mainly positive by acknowledging, not only individually but socially, the Rights of the supernatural Kingship of Christ and His Church, and by striving politically to get these Rights acknowledged by States and in public life.  For this indispensable undertaking… the active and effective union of Catholics… is absolutely necessary.”

Space does not allow of lengthy quotations from Papal documents to show that, on the one hand, the Sovereign Pontiffs insist that Catholics must stand unflinchingly for the Integral Rights of Christ the King, as contained in the Papal Encyclicals, while on the other hand, keeping their minds and hearts free from hatred of Our Lord’s own nation according to the flesh.  On the one hand, they must battle for the Rights of Christ the King and the Supernatural Organization of Society, as laid down in the Encyclical, Quas Primas, unequivocally proclaiming that the rejection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the True Messias, by His own nation, and the unyielding opposition of that nation to Him, are a fundamental source of disorder and conflict in the world.  On the other hand, as members of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Catholics should neither hate the members of the nation in which, through our Blessed Mother, the Lily of Israel, the Second Person to the Blessed Trinity assumed human nature, nor deny them their legitimate rights as persons.  The supernatural elevation of mind and heart and the unshrinking fortitude that are required from members of Christ in our day can be maintained only with the aid of Him who wept over Jerusalem’s rejection of order.  It will inevitably mean suffering for Christ’s faithful members as the power of the anti-supernatural Forces in the world increases.  Even in the midst of their suffering, however, Christ’s members must bear in mind that there will be a glorious triumph for Christ the King when, as St. Paul tells us in his Epistle to the Romans (XI, II-33), there will be a sincere return on the part of the Jewish nation to the Mystical Body of the True Messias.[39]

Two reasons can be assigned to the fact that Our Lord’s faithful members will often be betrayed by those who should be on the side of Christ the King.  Firstly, many Catholic writers speak of Papal condemnations of Anti-Semitism without explaining the meaning of the term, and never even allude to the documents which insist on the Rights of Our Divine Lord, Head of the Mystical Body, Priest and King.  Thus, very many are completely ignorant of the duty incumbent on all Catholics of standing positively  for Our Lord’s Reign in society in opposition to Jewish Naturalism.  The result is that numbers of Catholics are so ignorant of Catholic doctrine that they hurl the accusation of Anti-Semitism against those who are battling for the Rights of Christ the King, thus effectively aiding the enemies of Our Divine Lord.  Secondly, many Catholic writers copy unquestioningly what they read in the naturalistic or anti-Supernatural Press and do not distinquish between Anti-Semitism in the correct Catholic sense, as explained above, and “Anti-Semitism” as the Jews understand it.  For the Jews, “Anti-Semitism” is anything that is in opposition to the naturalistic Messianic domination of their nation over all the others.  Quite logically, the leaders of the Jewish nation hold that to stand for the Rights of Christ the King is to be “Anti-Semitic.”[40]  The term “Anti-Semitism,” with all its smear connections in the minds of the unthinking, is being extended to include any form of opposition to the Jewish nation’s naturalistic aims and any exposure of the methods they adopt to achieve these aims.

“In our time more than ever before ,” said the saintly Pius X at the Beatification of Joan of Arc (Dec. 13, 1908), “the greatest asset of the evil-disposed is the  cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigour of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.  Oh! If I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the Prophet Zachary did in spirit: What are those wounds in the midst of Thy hands? the answer would not be doubtful.  With these I was wounded in the house of them that loved Me.  I was wounded by My friends, who did nothing to defend Me, and who on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries.  And this reproach can be leveled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries.”



Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.   June 16, 1950




 Footnotes for both introductions

[1] Devotion to the Church,p.27 (Richardson & Son, 1861).  I am indebted to Father R.F.Kerr, of the London Oratory, for the accurate text of this quotation.

[2] G.K.’s Weekly, December 3rd, 1932

[3]  3rd Edition, p. 28.

[4] This quotation is from the second of two excellent articles in La Vie Intellectuelle, April 25th and May 10th, 1933.  These articles were entitled “Journal Catholique” and dealt with the whole question of the want of Catholic principles and Catholic spirit in Catholic papers.


[5] Cf. Extract from article by Dr. Everle in Appendix III


[6] Cf. Le Prince de ce Monde, by Raissa Maritain.


[7] In my book,  The Kingship of Christ, Chap. VIII, I have applied St. Thomas’s study of the agents of Christ’s Passion and Death to the forces arrayed against Him in His Mystical Body (cf. IIIa P. Q.41,  a.1;  Q.42,  a.2;  Q.47,  a. 4, 5, 6).

[8] Cf.St. Peter’s words to the Jews: “But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead…And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers” (Acts iii.15,17). And St. Paul writing to the Corinthians (1 Cor. Ii. 7,8) says: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery… which none of the princes of this world knew: for if they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.”


[9] This is portion of the prayer recited by the group of Jewish converts who form La Section Israel of the Archconfraternity of Prayer and Penance of the Basilica of Montmartre (Paris).  The latter part of it is taken from the prayer approved of by Pope Pius XI for the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred  Heart  of Jesus. Cf. La Vie Spirituelle, Janvier-Mars, 1932 (pp. 95-100).


[10] Cf. Waters Flowing Eastward, by L. Fry,  Chap. iii.; Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, by Nesta Webster, Appendix II, pp. 408-414.  The arguments adduced at Berne (Switzerland), in the action brought by some Jewish organizations against the Swiss Nazis, do not  shed any fresh light on the question.  The judge, Meyer, decided against the authenticity of the Protocols, &c., on May 14th, 1935.  According to the Swiss newspapers, an appeal has been lodged.

[11] Quoted by J. Marques-Riviere in La Trahison Spirituelle de la  F\M\

[12] The documents cited concerning Spain refer to the situation existing in that country from the fall of the Monarchy to the summer of 1935.

[13] Cf. My  book, The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganisation of Society.


[14] Ibid


[15] This note will be found on page 43 of the present edition.

[16] Translated from the original Italian as it appeared in Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Jan.31, 1949.

[17] The contrast between the Programme of Christ, the King through His Mystical Body, the Catholic Church, and the Programme of the Jewish nation since the rejection of Our Lord Jesus Christ before Pilate and on Calvary is set out in parallel columns in my book, The Kingship of Christ and Organised Naturalism, pp. 52, 53.


[18] Philip II,  pp. 308, 309.  The Jewish writer, Bernard Lazare, so remarkable for his hatred of Our Divine Lord and the Catholic Church, is in full agreement with William Thomas Walsh, who was a splendid Catholic.  “It is certain,” writes Lazare, “that there were Jews at the cradle of Freemasonry—Kabbalistic Jews, as is proved by some of the rites that have been preserved.  During the years that preceded the French Revolution, they very probably entered in greater numbers still into the councils of the society and founded secret societies themselves.  There were Jews around Weishaupt, and Martinez de Pasqualis, a Jew of Portuguese origin, organised numerous groups of Illuminati in France, recruiting many adepts to whom he taught the doctrine of reintegration.  The lodges founded by Martinez were mystical, whilst the other orders of Freemasonry were rather rationalist.  This permits one to say that the secret societies represented the two sides of the Jewish mind: practical rationalisation and pantheism.”  (L’Antisemitisme, p. 339).  Both sides of the Jewish mind mentioned by B. Lazare are opposed to ordered submission to God through Our Lord Jesus Christ.


[19] Philip II, , by W.T. Walsh, p. 315.  All those who have been brought up on “official history” would do well to examine what took place in the 16th century in the light of what William T. Walsh reveals in his books, Philip II, Isabella of Spain and Characters of the Inquisition.  


[20]For the manner in which the Jewish nation exercises control over Freemasonry, see The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganisation of Society, pp. 234-236.  “The Jews have swarmed into it (Freemasonry) from the earliest times and controlled the higher grades and councils of the ancient and accepted Scottish rite since the beginning of the nineteenth century.”  (The X-Rays in Freemasonry, by A. Cowan, p. 61.)       


[21] A full translation of the Encyclical Letter, Humanum Genus, will be found in my book, The Kingship  of Christ and Organised Naturalism, pp. 55-80.


[22] Readers will find the six points outlined in the opening chapter of The Kingship of Christ and Organised Naturalism,  and on pp. 96-97, the opposing programmes of Christ the King and of Freemasonry are given in parallel programmes of Christ the King and of Freemasonry are given in parallel columns.


[23] La Franc-Maconnerie Francaise et la Preparation de la Revolution, by Brother Gason Martin.  Cf. La Dictature des Puissances Occultes, by Leon de Poncins, pp. 80-95.


[24] L’Entee des Israelites dans la Societe Francaise, p. 356.  The significance of the Declaration of 1789 and the import of the French Revolution are admirably set forth by this distinguished Jewish convert, in the work just quoted and in La Preponderance juive, Part I.  Father Lemann shows that in promulgating the Rights of Man, the Revolution knowingly and deliberately eliminated the Rights of the God-Man, Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amongst the prominent Freemasons who worked for the emancipation of the Jews, Father Lemann also mentions l’abbe Gregoire and Talleyrand, Bishop of Auten.

  In his able work, Les Pourquoi de la Guerre Mondiale (Vol. III, p. 304), Mgr. H. Delassus says:  “The servants of the Jews, the Freemasons, got this decree voted, but only in the fourteenth session, after thirteen fruitless attempts …. Thus was this foreign nation introduced into the bosom of the French nation.”


[25] For an outline of the antecedents and preparations for the United States of Europe, see:  The United States of Europe Conspirators,  by B. Jensen (published by W.L. Richardson, Lawers, by Aberfeldy, Scotland.  Price is.)  See also Hollywood Reds are on “the Run” by Myron C. Fagan.


[26] The foreword of the White Paper stated that it was issued in accordance with a decision of the English War Cabinet in January, 1919.  The White Paper speedily became unobtainable.  Later, an abridged edition was issued, from which the passage quoted  had been eliminated, without any indication of the omission.  No reason was ever given for the suppression of the original White Paper.


[27] The Jewish writer, Louis Levine, in Soviet Russia Today (Nov. 1946), wrote: “Stalin and the father of his prospective Jewish son-in-law drank ‘Lachaim’ together in the Kremlin.”   Again, David Weissman, in an article in The B’nai B’rith Messenger (March 3, 1950), says that Stalin is a Jew.  Cf.  Also Judaism and Bolshevism (The Britons Publishing Society).





[28] The universality of Papal condemnations of Freemasonry is treated by Fr. Cahill, S.J. in Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, pp. 131,132, 254.  See also  The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganisation of Society, pp. 204-223.


[29]Encyclical Letter Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.


[30] Cf. Pp. 206, 207 of  The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganisation of Society, where texts are given.


[31] On pages 18-20 of his book English-Speaking Freemasonry, sir Alfred Robbins gives clear proof of the vagueness of meaning of the “fundamental Grand Architect of the Universe” as well as of the fact that Freemasonry is not Christian.  He there writes:  “The foundations on which English speaking Freemasonry so long has stood are a reverential belief in the Eternal, with an inner realization of His revealed will and word.  It recognizes that both belief and revelation exist in many forms…. In England many Lodges are entirely composed of ….Jews.


[32] A summary of what he says is given in my book, The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganization of Society, pp. 207-209.


[33] Annual of Universal Masonry (1923), pp. 241-242.


[34] La Dictature des Puissances occultes, p. 236.  On page 176 the author gives a striking example of pressure brought to bear on the Hungarian government by American Freemasonry, in order to get Freemasonry restored in Hungary after the Revolution (1918-1919).  Hungarian Freemasonry had prepared the Revolution, yet the Anglo-Saxon Brothers championed its cause.


[35] The Home Rule for Ireland Acts of 1914 and 1920, precluded the Irish Parliaments from any power to “abrogate or prejudcially affect any privilege or exemption of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Ireland.”


[36] According to Art. 44 of the Constitution, the Irish State does not acknowledge the Catholic Church, for which our ancestors died, as the One True Church of Christ.


[37] Senator Lehman’s programme for the union of Ireland under Marxist domination will undoubtedly be along the lines of The Daily Worker pamphet, The Partition of Ireland, June 6, 1949.


[38] Cf. The beautiful Prologue to the Irish Constitution.


[39] The question of the conversion of the Jewish nation has been beautifully treated by the Jewish convert priest, Canon Augustine Lemann in his works, Histoire Complete de l’Idee Messianique, L’Avenir de Jerusalem.


[40] The Jewish writer, B. Lazare, expressed that quite clearly: “The Jew,” he said, “is the living testimony of the disappearance of the State founded on theological principles, and which the Christian Anti-Semites dream of reconstructing.”   (L’Anti-Semitisme, p. 361. Italics mine).





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