Fr. Denis Fahey Teaches:
On the Charge
of Anti-Semitism in the Our Time
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 book, 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 Organisation 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.
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 distinguish between Anti-Semitism in the
correct Catholic sense, as explained above, and “Anti-Semitism” as the Jews
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.”
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 levelled
at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries.”
DENIS FAHEY, C.S.S.p.
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. June 16, 1950
For the booklet from which this quotation came, click here. (The quote above is the last passage in the booklet, right before the footnotes.)
Fr. Denis Fahey lived in Ireland from 1883-1954. Fr. Charles Coughlin, the famous Radio Priest of the 1930s, relied heavily on Fr. Fahey's books and research.