Papacy and Freemasonry

Speech by Monseigneur Jouin,
December 8, 1930
Papacy and Freemasonry, those are the two powers active throughout the world and
each is seeking to dominate it. The solution of the struggle taking place between them
is, at the present moment of the utmost importance; for we are face to face not only with
the crossroads of history but also with a radical transformation of humanity itself. Either
Romam atholicism will lift us up again to the level of hristian civili!ation or else
"udeo#$asonry will drag us down the path of barbarism and decadent paganism. The
whole world oscillates between the two% hristianism and Paganism. &n 'ecember (th,
)(*+, Pope ,eo -... wrote to the .talian Episcopal /ierarchy% 0.t is necessary to fight
Freemasonry with those weapons of divine faith which in past ages van1uished
paganism.0
$oreover the Papacy and "udeo#$asonry are both so fully conscious of the
diametrically opposed parts that they are playing that they assume that from it must
issue the political, economic, intellectual and religious future of individuals as well as of
nations. .t is a fact and the better proof of it is their irreducible antagonism toward each
other.
2hat is, indeed, "udeo#$asonry today if not the concentration and mobili!ation of all
evil forces3 This 4ect with its threefold claim of being ounter#hurch 5against the
hurch6, ounter#4tate 5against the 4tate6 and ounter#$orality 5against traditional
morality6 takes pride in being above all and for all times the enemy of the atholic
hurch; one of its rallying calls is that of Tigrotto, one of the 7lta 8endita chiefs who,
in )(++, proclaimed% 0atholicism must be destroyed throughout the whole world.0
2ith Tigrotto also the anti#atholic plan is e9pressed thus% 0,et us conspire only against
Rome.0 .s this not e9pressed in an identical manner in the :erman 0Los Von Rom0 or in
the English% 0;o Popery30
$onseigneur :ay, having been assigned by the ouncil of the 8atican the duty of
writing 07 $emorandum on 4ecret 4ocieties,0 gave the following striking definition of
Freemasonry% 0.t is evident that in a general way, this doctrine of Freemasonry is not
only a heresy, nor even the totality of all heresies, which find in it a haven; it is a fact
that $asonry goes beyond the limits of what constitutes what is generally ascribed to
the word <heresy,< for it allows full play to the commission of outrageous perversion.
Freemasonry is indeed the abyss of all errors, the well of perdition.0
This abyss of all errors 5Abyssus Errorum6 is =ustly compared to the 0abysmal well<
mentioned in Revelation 5abyssus putei, i9, )#> 6, whose emanations darken the light of
the sun and poison the air. .t is this accursed 4ect whose perversion was stigmati!ed by
Pope Pius .- when he named it% 0The 4ynagogue of 4atan.0 'ue to its enormous
e9tension and its nowadays very visible collusion with .nternational "ewish Finance,
Freemasonry has indeed become the 04ynagogue of 4atan.0 7s such it provided funds
for the Russian revolution, installed in $oscow; it carried ommunism from East to
2est, took up the leadership of 4tates of their governments, their various administration
departments or ministries, and of their parliaments and, in conse1uence, it is such a
world power that for any discerning mind, it seems as though, today, there are on earth
only two great powers, vi!.% "udeo#$asonry in the service of 2orld "ewry and the
hurch in the hands of Peter<s successor. Those two powers are at war, face to face as
though fighting an endless duel, as is clearly e9pressed in the stone inscription of the
$asonic :rand &rient and 4upreme ouncil of France% 0The fight taking place between
atholicism and Freemasonry is a fight to the very death, ceaseless and merciless.0
5?ulletin of the :rand &rient of France P. )(>. )(*+ and in memorandum of the
4upreme ouncil ;o. (@, page A(. 6
2ith such a rallying definite line of action, one can positively affirm that "udeo#
$asonry is the uni1ue enemy of the hurch. .t can be detected in all anti#atholic
attacks against clergy or laity led either by Freemasons or by even atholics whose faith
has decreased due to either fear, passion or self#interest.
.n his encyclical 0/umanum :enus0 Pope ,eo -... wrote% 0There e9ists in the world a
certain number of sects which although seemingly different one from another as to
name, ritual, form and origin are, however, similar due to the analogy of their aim and
chief principles. .ndeed, they are identical to Freemasonry which is, for them all, the
central point from which they proceed and toward which they converge.0 Further, in his
letter to the .talian people dated 'ecember (, )(*+, Pope ,eo -... writes% 0,et us
remember that hristianity and Freemasonry are essentially incompatible, to such an
e9tent, that to become united with one means being divorced from the other. ,et us,
therefore, e9pose Freemasonry as the enemy of :od, of the hurch and of our
$otherland 0
7t the present moment 5)*>B6 it is a fact that 4t. 7ugustine<s two cities, the ity of
:ood and The ity of Evil are separate, each seeking to rule in the world. The ity of
Evil ruled by 4atan is named "udeo#$asonry; insistently it proclaims to all, atholics,
Protestants, &rthodo9, to Freethinkers, ommunists and Pagans, in fact to the whole
world that% 0To fight against papacy is a social necessity and constitutes the constant
duty of Freemasonry.0 5$asonic .nternational ongress held in ?russels )*BA, page )>+
of the report. 6 The ity of :ood and of "esus hrist is the atholic hurch; for over )*
centuries, according to the teaching of the Roman Pontiff, 4he repeats to the world /er
immutable creed% . believe in the /oly atholic and 7postolic hurch
4uch is the sub=ect of my conference. From an over#all viewpoint, there should issue a
solid appreciation of the work of a number of Popes done on the sub=ect of the 4ect of
Freemasonry from the time it made its appearance in the )(th century. .t showed its
anti#religious and anti#social activities as well as its licentiousness and its aims which,
from the very beginning, were susceptible of e9communication. .t showed also its
prodigious development leading to the situation which . already sketched, namely, the
duality of forces% one, the forces of evil concentrating in "udeo#$asonry and the other
the forces of good, concentrated in one flock under the staff of the one shepherd;
5representative of "esus hrist6 who, since )C>( has constantly renewed the appeal for
the defense of the hurch against /er mortal enemy ## even though in many instances
the appeal was useless. 4urrounded by :hettos and $asonic ,odges, in the course of a
fight which has become universal, Popes have reiterated their appeal for defense and
have clearly shown the place and the duty of atholics ## all too fre1uently the place has
been left deserted and the duty has been betrayed in a shameful manner. /owever, even
if in our day we are witnessing the terrific confirmation of these truths, it is necessary to
remember that they were proclaimed by several Popes.
Pope lement -.. )C>B#)CAB
Founded in )C)C, modern speculative $asonry took on its actual form following the
publication by 7nderson, a clergyman, of the 0onstitutions0 in )C+>. Fifteen years
later, on 7pril +(, )C>(, Pope lement -.. in his Pontifical onstitution 0In Eminenti0
condemned Freemasonry as being ounter#hurch and ounter#4tate. .t was the
Pontifical reply. Failure to heed it, whether partial or general, by the hurch and the
4tate of those days, seems to us as the primordial cause of all our political and religious
present day turmoil.
Thus said Pope lement -..%
0,et us meditate upon the serious evils which are usually the result of those kinds of
4ocieties or centers, not only concerning the peace of temporal 4tates, but still more as
regards the salvation of souls. Those 4ocieties are not in agreement with the civil and
economic laws of the 4tates.0
0.n order to close the widely open road to ini1uities which might be committed with
impunity and also for other reasons, =ust and reasonable, that have come to our
knowledge . . . 2e have resolved and decreed to condemn and forbid such 4ocieties,
assemblies, reunions, conventions, aggregations or meetings called either Freemasonic
or known under some other denomination. 2e condemn and forbid them by this, our
present constitution, which is to be considered valid for ever.0
/owever, not only is the condemnation by Pope lement -.. e9tended to $asonic
4ects, but it applies also to all the laymen who, although they are not members of
4ocieties called Freemasonic, favor them, in any manner, thus% 02e command to the
faithful to abstain from intercourse with those societies . . . in order to avoid
e9communication, which will be the penalty imposed upon all those contravening to
this, our order. ;one, e9cept at the point of death, could be absolved of this son e9cept
by us or the then e9isting Roman Pontiff.0
The onstitution 0In Eminenti0 was e9tended throughout all the Papal 4tates by
ardinal Ferrao<s Edict of "anuary )Ath, )C>*.
Pope ?enedict -.8 )CAB#)C@(
Pope ?enedict -.8, on $arch )D, )C@) published the onstitution 0Providas0 in which
he inserted in full In Eminenti, the ?ull which had been written by his predecessor,
lement -.., in order to make it very evident that the condemnation of Freemasonry
was irrevocable and was to be applied to the future as well as to the present.
7s a matter of fact, ?enedict -.8, had already denounced $asonry as being ounter#
$orality in connection with the &rder of Felicity of 7vignon, a 4ecret 4ociety of
debauchers; among themselves the members of this 4ociety spoke only in a kind of
slangy language usually used by sailors. The Pope mentions it twice in his
correspondence. . am here transcribing a few lines from his letter of $arch +@th, )CAA,
addressed to the ardinal de Tencin, who was the Pontifical 7mbassador at the ourt of
Eing ,ouis -8% 02e have received from 7vignon the news that in ;imes and also at
$ontpellier the Freemasons gave a great entertainment in order to gain proselytes.
2omen and men from the 7vignon 4ociety went to it, and, doubtless, upon their return
they will organi!e a Freemasonic ,odge as they once had already attempted to do under
the name of 4ociety of Felicity; they might have succeeded had it not been for the !eal
of the 7rchbishop. 2e wish you to protest, in &ur name, to /is most hristian $a=esty.
so that /e 2ill not authori!e in /is 4tates, the 4ect of Freemasons which other Princes
have e9tirpated from their own country.0 5From the correspondence of Pope ?enedict
-.8 by :mile de /eckeren. 6
Furthermore, in his onstitution, 0Providas,0 ?enedict -.8 enumerates si9 reasons
which drove Pope lement -.. to strike 4ecret 4ocieties; they are )6 the
.nterconfessonalism 5or .nterfaith6 of Freemasons; +6 their secret; >6 their oath; A6 their
opposition to hurch and 4tate; @6 the interdiction pronounced against them in several
4tates by the /eads of such countries; and, D6 their immorality which the Pope
characteri!es thus% 0Those 4ocieties, according to men who are prudent and honest, are
ill#famed, and to become a member thereof, would lead to evil and perversion.0
From the outset, before the )(th century, under the efforts of $asonry which sank us
into the horrors of the French Revolution, the 4ect had been unmasked by the Popes and
e9posed before the eyes of the atholics with its odious triple shame of ounter#
$orality, ounter#4tate, and above all, ounter#hurch. ,et a Freemason, F. ,imousin,
in his first number of the $asonic Review called 0L'ACACIA,0 of &ctober, )*B+, using
the pen#name of /iram, gives the following characteristic definition% 0Freemasonry is
an association . . . an institution . . . so it is said . . . but it is not that at all. ,et us lift up
all the veils, risking even to evoke numberless protestations. Freemasonry is a church% .t
is the ounter#hurch, ounter#atholicism% .t is the other church ## the church of
heresy, of Freethought; The atholic hurch is considered as the arch#type church, the
first church, church of dogmatism and of orthodo9y.0
Pope lement -... )C@(#)CD*
. wish to add that during the )(th century Pope lement -... condemned highly placed
$asons in an ordinance of "anuary, )C@*, against the work of /elvetius and this Pope
published on 4ept. >rd, )C@*, his constitution 0Ut Primum0 directed against the
0Encyclopedie0 of 'iderot and d<7lembert .
Finally, in his Encyclical of ;ovember +@th, )CDD, 0Christianae Republicae Salus,0
Pope lement -... denounced the peril incurred by hurch and 4tate through the
published works of so#called philosophers. .t meant that all 8oltairian and $asonic
works were being anathemi!ed in the following terms%
0The enemy of all :ood,0 said the Pope, 0has sown the evil seed in the field of the ,ord
and the evil grain has grown rapidly, to such an e9tent, that it threatens to destroy the
harvest. .t is time to cut it down.0
0.n our days nothing is free from the attacks of those who are impious. :od /imself
becomes the ob=ect of their insolent audacity, they represent /im as a being who is
mute, inert, devoid of a sense of providence or =ustice; they lower /im down to the
level of animals. 7s far as they are concerned, matter is all or at least dominates
everything. Even those among them who are opposed to such gross errors, but too
fre1uently in our days, are not afraid, in their pride, to scrutini!e our mysteries and to
submit everything to nothing but their own reasoning power.0
lement -... e9poses all the sores of $asonry which at the time of the French
Revolution had reached the state of gangrene, such as $aterialism, ;ationalism, 'eism
and even 7theism which is most imperfectly veiled by the 0:rand 7rchitect of the
Fniverse,0 a notion which, after all, is only the spontaneous evolution of the universal
religion promised in the 0Constitutions0 of 7nderson.
.n a last but an9ious appeal the Pope entreats all the ?ishops in the atholic world to
link their efforts with his own and to beseech all hristian Princes to take in hand the
defense of the 4orrowing hurch, 0Gementis Ecclesiae Causam Eposcite.0 ,isten
attentively, +> years before )C(* 5year of the French Revolution6 the hurch was in
tears, due to the threats held out by Freemasonry; who can vouch for the assumption
that +> years remain to us before the "udeo#$asonry of the +Bth century will add to the
tears being shed by the hurch ## blood tears similar to those shed during )C*>3 ?ut this
time it will not be in France only, but throughout the whole world. .s this not the time to
speak again of the 4orrowing hurch3
Pope Pius 8. )C*@#)C**
'uring the last 1uarter of this )(th century during which $asonry had spent C+ years to
prepare for )C(* and the bloodshed which was to last many years, Peter<s 4eat had been
occupied by Pius 8., who was destined to die in e9ile. /is first Encyclical of 'ecember
+@, )CC@, is the acknowledgment of the tears he has shed, 0!ostrarum Vim Pacrymarum
E"uirit,0 those tears caused by the so#called philosophers, fanatical enemies of the
hurch, professors of lies. 0#a$istros #endacissimos,0 leaders of sects of perdition
who, with their erroneous beliefs, penetrate into the seats of the 7cademies, in the
houses of the notables, in the ourts of Eings, and what is still more horrible, even
penetrate in the ,ord<s 4anctuary, 0Etiam in sanctuarium insinuant%0
7lasG Those 04ects of Perdition0 at the hour of the Revolution dragged along too many
members of the regular and secular lergy whose names appear on the lists of $asonic
lodges% 0Corruptio optimi pessima.0 2hat of the situation today3
Pope Pius 8.. )(BB#)(+>
,et us now enter into the )*th century. The wars of the French Revolution and of the
Empire spread and favored the creation of $asonic lodges 5mostly $ilitary lodges 6 and
the rapid European e9pansion of $asonic subversive ideas.
Pope Pius 8.. became one of its glorious victims. .t was therefore, in full knowledge of
the sub=ect, that on 4eptember, )(+), in his Encyclical 0Ecclesiam a &esu'Cristo the
Pope applied to the arbonari the following te9t% 0They come under the guise of sheep
although they are, in truth, none but ravening wolves.0 Thus, the Pope reiterated against
the Freemasons the condemnations pronounced by lement -.. and ?enedict -.8
because they propagandi!e 0religious indifference which is, of all, the most pernicious0;
They also grant to everyone full liberty to inaugurate for himself his own religion
according to his ideas and inclinations; to also profane and sully &ur 4avior<s Passion in
some of their odious ceremonies; to hold in contempt the 4acraments of the hurch to
which in a horrible sacrilegious manner they substitute sacraments of their own
invention and they treat with derision the $ysteries of the atholic Religion. ,astly,
urged by a particular hatred toward the 7postolic 4ee, because of its supremacy,
Freemasons form conspiracies of the darkest and most sinister kind, in order to
overthrow it.
To what does Pope Pius 8.. refer when he makes use of the words 0they hold in
contempt the 4acraments of the hurch0; if not to the $asonic )(B degree of the Rose
roi9, which is an odious parody of the 4acrament of the Eucharist3 2hat is it that the
Pontiff stigmatises when he alludes to the substitution of $asonic sacraments to those
of the hurch and its ensuing horrible sacrileges if not to the 0black mass0 and the theft
of consecrated hosts which $asons of the highest grades carry on their person as
04acred 'eposit0 during the ceremony which precedes the orgy in the course of which
they will profane .t in the lowest, voluptuous ignominy3
2hy should we thus administer such blows to this 07nti Papism03 .t is because it is the
unbroken chain of Freemasonry and because the Pope is, on earth, the representative of
"esus hrist whose ross is trampled upon by $asons, and because in the course of
their rites, at the >BB initiation grade, they throw upside down the Pope<s tiara and
figuratively pierce his heart. 4uch things occur at the initiation of the degree of Enight
Eadosh. Pope Pius 8.. was well informed.
Pope ,eo -.. )(+>#)(+*
4oon after his election as Pope on $arch )>, )(+@, ,eo -.. published his Encyclical
0(uo Graviora0 condemning the 4ociety called Freemasonry, as well as all other 4ecret
4ocieties. .n this Encyclical he first of all, republished the onstitutions of Popes
lement -.., ?enedict -.8 and Pius 8... Their appeal had remained fruitless as far as
the various governments were concerned and Pope ,eo -.. wrote%
02e have endeavored to discover the state, number and influence of secret societies and
2e easily have been able to acknowledge that, if only due to the number of new sects
which have =oined them, their audacity has increased. The 4ect known under the name
of 0,<universitaire0 has especially drawn &ur attention% .t has established a center in
several Fniversities where young men, instead of receiving the correct teaching are
perverted by a few teachers who are initiates of certain $ysteries which might be called
$ysteries of .ni1uity and are trained to commit crimes.0
,et us note that Pope ,eo -.. was afraid of the masonic penetration in public school
teaching and seemed to foresee the devastation that the 0&ne 4chool0 would rapidly
inflict upon both the hurch and society at large.
,eo -.., in summing up the harm caused by clandestine sects, so evident in works
written by their members, wrote%
0They have dared publish works on Religion and 7ffairs of 4tate, they have e9posed
their contempt for authority, their hatred of 4overeignty, their attacks against the
'ivinity of "esus hrist and the very e9istence of :od% They openly vaunt their
materialism as well as their codes and statutes which e9plain their plans and efforts in
order to overthrow the legitimate /eads of 4tate and completely destroy the hurch.
02hat is definitely ascertained is that those different sects, despite the diversity of their
names, are all united and linked by the similarity of their infamous plans.0
Thus speaking, Pope ,eo -.., considered he was accomplishing his duty as 4upreme
Pontiff and he wrote further, this page, which thoroughly throws light on our actual
situation%
0,et us use the words of our predecessor, Pope lement -..., in his Encyclical ,etter of
4eptember )A, )C@(, addressed to all Patriarchs, Primates, 7rchbishops and ?ishops of
the atholic hurch, in which he said%
<. entreat you to become penetrated of the 4trength of the 4pirit of :od, /is .ntelligence
and /is 8irtue, in order to escape being likened to the mute dogs who, unable to bark,
leave &ur flocks e9posed to the voracity of beasts roaming the fields. ,et nothing stop
Fs, in the fulfillment of &ur duty which en=oins Fs to suffer all kinds of combats for the
:lory of :od and the salvation of souls. ,et Fs constantly keep before &ur eyes the
picture of /.$ who, during /.4 lifetime, was also e9posed to the opposition of sinners.
.f we allow ourselves to be shaken by the audacity of evildoers it will be the end of
eposcopal strength, the end also of the sublime and divine authority of the hurch%
moreover, let us abandon even the thought of being hristians if we have reached the
point of trembling before the threats or the traps laid for us by perverts<.0
,eo -.. ends this magnificent Encyclical anathemati!ing Freemasons and writing%
0Those men are like those to whom, according to 4aint "ohn, the 7postle, hospitality
and greetings should be denied. 54econd Epistle of 4t. "ohn, 8. )B6. They are the same
men whom our Fathers, without hesitation, termed the first#born of the devil.0
Pope Pius 8... )(+*#)(>B
4uccessor of ,eo -.., Pope Pius 8..., in his Encyclical 0)raditi0, published at the time
of his advent on $ay +), )(+* renewed all the condemnations of his predecessors,
repeating as . showed above, that all $asonic 4ects are issued from the 02ell of
Perdition.0 .t was under his short reign as Pontiff that a new ,odge of 07lta 8endita0
was discovered in Rome, having been formed in )(+( and headed by "oseph Picilli as
:rand $aster. Following ,eo -.., Pius 8... most particularly mentions the 4ect called
0Unitsersitaire,0 saying%
0.ts aim is to corrupt youth in schools.0
and he applies to $asons those words of 4aint ,eo the :reat%
0Their law is untruth% their god is the devil and their cult is turpitude.0
Pope :regory -8. )(>)#)(AD
&n 7ugust )@, )(>+, :regory -8., addressing all the Episcopal /ierarchy of the
atholic world, in his Encyclical% 0#irari Vos0 wrote%
0Truly indeed we can say that this is the hour granted to the power of darkness to grind
the elect as wheat.0
0Evil comes out of 4ecret 4ocieties, bottomless abyss of misery, which those conspiring
societies have dug and in which heresies and sects have, as may be said, vomited as in a
privy all they hold of licentiousness, sacrilege and blasphemy.
"ust )( days before his death, on may )>, )(AD, Pope :regory -8. put in the hands of
retineau "oly, the documents of the .talian 7lta 8endita which this author published in
)(@( in his book% 0L'E$lise Romaine en *ace de la Revolution0 5 the Roman hurch
facing the Revolution6. .t would indeed be of the highest kind of interest to have a
faithful and complete copy of those manuscripts which are, doubtless, in the 8atican.
Pope Pius .- )(A(#)(C(
,et us proceed further. The chief work of "udeo#$asonry planned by avour, $a!!ini
and :aribaldi was reaching its goal under the Pontificate of Pope Pius .-, with the
downfall of Papal temporal power. 7ccording to the theories of those sectarians of
$asonry, such a loss was sure to entail also that of spiritual power; accordingly the new
Pope fi9ed the responsibility for the conspiracy upon the 4ecret 4ocieties when, in the
Encyclical following his advent, he wrote on ;ovember *, )(AD%
08enerable ?rethren, you also are fully aware of the monstrous errors and devices
employed by the children of this century to pursue a merciless war against the atholic
Religion, the 'ivine 7uthority of the hurch and its laws in order to trample upon the
rights of both the Ecclesiastical and ivil power% such is the aim of the guilty
machinations against 4aint Peter<s Roman 4ee, upon which hrist established the
ine9pugnable foundation of /is hurch. 4uch is the aim of those 4ecret 4ocieties
issuing from darkness for the eventual ruin of Religion and 4tates, and which, on
several occasions, have already been anathemi!ed by preceding Roman Pontiffs in their
7postolical ,etters. 2e confirm the importance of such ,etters and wish them to be
followed with great care.0
$oreover, from :aete, the place of his e9ile, in his allocution% 0(uibus (uantis"ue0
addressed to the onsistory of 7pril, )(A*, Pope Pius .- renewed the identical
condemnation in the following terms%
0Those abominable sects of perdition which are as fatally destructive of the salvation of
souls as of the welfare and peace of secular society have been condemned by Roman
Pontiffs, &ur predecessors; 2e have also personally condemned them &urselves in &ur
Encyclical ,etter of ;ovember *, )(AD, addressed to all the ?ishops of the atholic
hurch, yet today in virtue of &ur 4upreme atholic 7uthority # 2e, once again,
condemn, forbid and anathemati!e them.0
The onstitution against Freemasonry and the 4ecret 4ocieties of which Pope Pius .-
speaks are those of Popes lement -.., ?enedict -.8, ,eo -.. and Pius 8...; he adds
his own of ;ovember *, )(AD 5(ui Pluribus6 in his letter to $onseigneur 'arboy,
&ctober +D, )(D@, concerning the funeral service of $arshall $agnan, 4upreme $aster
of the &rder of Freemasons; he adds also, his communication to the ?ishop of &linda
5?ra!il6 of $ay +*, )(C>.
The renewed sentences of anathema by Pope Pius .- strike most particularly the
satanism of secret societies. .n his Encyclical of ;ovember +l, )(C>, the Pope writes of
them as the synagogue of satan, and addressing its members he had already castigated
them 5onsistory of 'ecember *, )(@A6 using to this effect, the words of hrist%
0Hou are of your father the devil and the works of your father you will do.0
2hat are those works3 4atan is a liar and a murderer from the beginning of the world,
&ur ,ord tells us. Pope Pius .- denounced the great lie of the so#called 2hite
Freemasonry, in his 7llocution of 4eptember )@, )(D@ 0#ultiplices inter0 when he says%
07nd now, in order to satisfy the desire and solicitude of &ur Fatherly /eart, there
remains for F4 only to warn and e9hort the Faithful who might have associated
themselves to 4ects of this kind to obey wiser inspirations and to leave those evil
assemblies so as to avoid being dragged in the abyss of eternal ruin.
07s to all the other faithful, being full of solicitude for their souls, 2E strongly e9hort
them to beware of the perfidious discourses of sectarians who, under a disguise of
honesty, are inflamed by an ardent hatred of the Religion of hrist and of all legitimate
authority% they have but one thought with the sole aim of e9terminating, all 'ivine and
human rights. ,et them all be fully conscious of the fact that the affiliates of such sects
are as the wolves who, as &ur ,ord predicted, come disguised with sheeps hide to
devour the whole flock% ,et the faithful know that such affiliates must be numbered
among those with whom the 7postle forbade us to associate, telling us also to even
avoid greeting them.0
Pope Pius .- e1ually denounced the satanic homicide of Red $asonry in a letter to the
?ishop of &linda 5?ra!il6 in the following words%
0The 4atanic spirit of the 4ect was particularly evidenced, in the past century, during the
course of the Revolutions of France which shook the entire world. 4uch upheavals
proved that the total dissolution of human society could be e9pected unless the forces of
this ultra criminal 4ect were crushed.0
That letter was dated $ay +*, )(C>; the latest $asonic and 4atanic Revolution at that
time was that which in .taly had resulted in making Pope Pius .- 0the prisoner of the
8atican.0 .t seems as though the /oly Pontiff was foreseeing such an issue when he
uttered his complaint concerning the dual failure of the previous Pontifical
condemnations of $asonry. 54eptember )@, )(D@6.
First he referred to the failure of the anti#$asonic endeavor thus%
0/owever, the 7postolic 4ee<s efforts have not been crowned with the success that
might have been e9pected. The $asonic 4ect of which we speak has been neither
defeated nor overthrown% =ust the reverse, the 4ect has developed to such an e9tent that,
in these days of great difficulty, it shows itself everywhere and with impunity and raises
a more audacious countenance.0
4econdly, the Pope outlined the failure of the atholic side, thus%
08enerable ?rethren, 2e feel deep sorrow and bitterness, when 2e see that when,
according to the onstitutions of &ur Predecessors, action is necessary to condemn this
$asonic 4ect, many of those whose functions and sacerdotal duty should make them
ultra vigilant and ardent over such an important cause have, alasG shown themselves
indifferent and as though asleep. .f some among them believe that the 7psotolic
onstitutions, published under sentence of anathema against the &ccult 4ects and their
adepts and initiates carry no strength in those countries where civil authorities tolerate
them, they are most assuredly laboring under a serious mistake.0
07s you well know, 8enerable ?rethren, 2e have prohibited and 2e again today
prohibit and condemn this false evil doctrine. .n fact let Fs ask whether the 4overeign
power <To feed and lead the universal flock< which was vested in 4aint Peter by "esus
and through which the Roman Pontiffs received the 4upreme 7uthority that they must
e9ercise in the hurch depends from civil power ## can such civil power constrain and
restrain them in anything whatever3 'ue to those circumstances and fearing that
in=udicious people and above all, youth, might be led astray, and in order that silence on
&ur part might induce anyone to lend protection to error, 2e have resolved, 8enerable
?rethren, to raise &ur 7postolic 8oice ## therefore, 2e hereby confirm before you the
onstitutions of &ur Predecessors and in virtue of &ur 7postolic 7uthority 2e hold up
to reprobation and 2e condemn this $asonic 4ociety and all other societies of the same
order which, although different in appearance, but pursuing the same aim against the
hurch or legitimate ivil Power are constantly being formed. .t is &ur order that all
hristians of any standing whatsoever, of any rank or high appointment and over all the
earth should be informed that the said 4ocieties are forbidden and reproved by F4, and
incur the same sentences and condemnations as those that are specified in the former
constitutions of our predecessors.0
7mong the reproved societies must be included such ,eagues as% the ,eague of /uman
Rights 5Li$ue des +roits de L'homme6 and the ,eague for Education 5Li$ue de
l'Enseistnement 6 .
Pope ,eo -... )(C(#)*B>
Pope ,eo -..., successor of Pius .-, upon instructions from the /oly &ffice, dealt, first
of all, with the ?ra!ilian $asonic 1uestion on "uly +nd, )(C(. Then later, addressing the
whole hurch, on 7pril +B, )((A, Pope ,eo -... published his magnificent Encyclical
0,umanum Genus.0 Taking up once again 4aint 7ugustine<s pages concerning the two
cities which, on earth, constitute the Eingdom of :od and the Eingdom of 4atan, the
Pontiff reviews the considerable development which Freemasonry has taken and writes%
0Today evil doers all seem allied in a tremendous effort inspired by and with the help of
a society powerfully organi!ed and widely spread over the world, it is the 4ociety of
Freemasons. .n fact those people no longer even try to dissimulate their intentions, but
they actually challenge each other<s audacity in order to assail :od<s 7ugust $a=esty.
0.t is now publicly and overtly that they undertake to ruin the /oly hurch, so as to
succeed, if it is possible, in the complete dispossession of hristian nations of all the
gifts they owe to &ur 4avior "esus hrist.
07s a result, in the space of a century and a half, the sect of the Freemasons has made
incredible progress. $aking use at the same time of audacity and cunning, $asonry has
invaded all the ranks of social hierarchy, and in the modern 4tates it has begun to sei!e a
power which is almost e1uivalent to 4overeignty.
.n order to strengthen those enlightened observations, ,eo -... refers to his
predecessors and writes%
0This peril was denounced for the first time by Pope lement -.. in )C>(, and the
onstitution promulgated by that Pope was renewed and confirmed by ?enedict -.8;
Pius 8.. followed in the footsteps of those Pontiffs, and Pope ,eo -.. including in his
7postolical onstitution <(uo Graviora< all the deeds and decrees of the preceding
Popes on that sub=ect, ratified and confirmed them for ever. Popes Pius 8..., :regory
-8. and on several occasions Pope Pius .- spoke in the same manner.0
2hereas he approved and confirmed all the Pontifical condemnations issued against
Freemasonry from those of lement -.. in )C>(, ,eo -... moreover more amply
e9posed the reason for such actions and gives as his motive for acting thus%
0.t is because of the fundamental aim and spirit of the $asonic sect which has been
e9posed in full light through the evident manifestation of its deeds, the ac1uired
knowledge of its principles, its rules, its rites and its commentaries to which have been
added the testimonies of its own adepts . . .
0.t is e9ceedingly important to bring to the notice of all peoples to what e9tent events
confirmed the wisdom of our predecessors. Their foresight and paternal soticitude did
not always attain the desired success. This failure must be ascribed on the one hand
either to the dissimulation and cunning of men members of this pernicious sect or, on
the other hand, to the imprudent lightness of character of those who should, however,
have been highly interested in watching it attentively0
,eo -... refers fre1uently to the hypocrisy which is the basis of 02hite Freemasonry0
and mentions the fatal evolution of its revolutionary aims which turns it into 0Red
$asonry.0
Fpon being attentively studied this Encyclical most strikingly reveals the triple $asonic
character, namely that its aims are%
). ounter#$orality
+. ounter#4tate
>. ounter#hurch
). ounter $orality
The Pope defines the $asonic point of view on morality thus%
0The only thing which has found grace before the members of the $asonic sect and in
which they re1uest that youth should receive the proper teaching is what they call <ivic
$orality<, independent morality, free morality, in other words a morality in which
religious beliefs find no room. This morality is insufficient and its effects are its own
condemnation.
0Furthermore there have been found in Freemasonry several sectarians who have
maintained that all means are to be systematically used, in order, to saturate the
multitudes with licentiousness and vices; because in their opinion peoples would
naturally fall into their hands and become the instruments needed for the
accomplishment of their most audacious evil pro=ects. 4uch counter#morality is that of
civil marriage, of divorce, of free love and of irreligious education for youth.
0.t aims at the complete destruction of the main foundations of =ustice and honesty. .n
this way Freemasons make themselves the au9iliaries of those who wish that, like an
animal, man had no other rule of conduct than his own desires ## 4uch a scheme can
only dishonor human kind and ignominiously cast him into perdition.0
+. ounter 4tate
&n this sub=ect Pope ,eo -... foresaw that Freemasonry, 0the power which is almost
e1uivalent to sovereignty,0 and which already occupied the place of 04tate within the
4tate,0 would soon form the 4uper 4tate. .t is from such a situation that there was issued
the $asonic dogma of separation of hurch and 4tate; thence, issued also the anti#
religious laws which ?rother ?ethmont, member of Parliament of the department of
harente .nf<erieure and former President of the our 'es omptes, in )(C( was
e9plaining to $onseigneur Pie, ?ishop of Poitiers. The prelate then said to him% 04ir, .
believe you want to inaugurate anew the fight against the hurch; have you any hope of
succeeding there, where ;ero, "ulian the 7postate and your great ancestors of the )C*>
French Revolution failed3 ## /e replied%
0Hour Eminence, at the risk of seeming too bold, . will say that those ,you have
mentioned did not 1uite know how to act. 2e shall do much better. 8iolence against the
hurch leads nowhere, we shall use other means. 2e shall organi!e a persecution which
shall be both clever and legal; we shall surround the hurch with a network of laws,
decrees and ordinances which will stifle it without shedding one drop of blood.0
2ho, may . ask, is making those closely woven nets of laws, decrees and ordinances3
The 4tate, of course, but it is a $asonic 4tate, an irreligious 4tate under the power of a
4uper 4tate which at the present moment is the Ruler of the 2orld.
2hen ,eo -... ad=ures his 8enerable ?rethren to unite their !eal to his own efforts in
order, 0to annihilate the impure contagion of the poison which flows in the veins of
human society and causes a state of total infection,0 it is with a feeling of fear that one
brings to mind the death sentence pronounced against humanity in the 0Protocols o* the
Elders o* -ion.0
02hen we introduced into the 4tate organism the poison of ,iberalism its whole
political comple9ion underwent a change. 4tates have been sei!ed with a mortal illness
## bloodpoisoning. 7ll that remains is to await the end of their death agony.0
Thus, while 4tates are gravitating toward a Fniversal Republic, the 4uper#4tate
becomes an infrangible dictature, which according to its will grinds them down or else
thoroughly infects them; that 4uper 4tate is called "udeo#$asonry.
>. ounter hurch
/ence the supreme aim of the 4ect, as it has been pointed out by the Popes, is none
other than the complete destruction of the hurch and the Papacy. Pope ,eo -...
persistently underscores this rigorous conse1uence and says%
04ince the proper and very special mission of the atholic hurch consists in the
safeguarding of the incorruptible purity of the doctrines revealed by :od, as well as that
of established authority for their teaching and other :od given help for the salvation of
mankind; it is inevitable that the ma=or antagonism and most violent attacks of the 4ect
should be directed against the hurch . . . Therefore, even at the cost of a lengthy and
opinionated labor the 4ect<s purpose is to reduce to naught the teaching, and authority of
the hurch among the civilian population. . .
0The enmity of the sectarians against the 7postolic 4ee of the Roman Pontiff has
increased its intensity . . . until now the evil doers have reached the aim which had, for a
long time that of their evil designs, namely, their proclamation that the moment has
come to suppress the Roman Pontiff<s sacred power and to completely destroy this
Papacy which was divinely instituted.0
,astly, ,eo -... concludes in unmasking the 4atanism of "udeo#$asonry%
0The facts which we have reviewed throw sufficient light upon inner constitution of
Freemasons and show clearly the road they are following in order to reach their goal.
Their chief dogmas are so completely and manifestly opposed to sane reason that it is
difficult to imagine deeper perversion. .n reality is it not the peak of madness and of the
most audacious impiety to be so presumptuous as to want to destroy the religion and the
hurch created by :od /imself% and assured of /is perpetual protection; and after )(
centuries to want to replace it with the customs and institutions of pagans3
04till no less horrible nor easy to bear to witness the repudiation of those gifts which, in
/is mercy, "esus hrist bestowed first on individuals, then to human beings grouped
both in families and in nations. Even the enemies of hristianism acknowledge the
supreme value of those gifts.
0There is no denying that in this foolish and criminal plan it is easy to understand the
implacable hatred and passion for revenge which animate 4atan toward "esus hrist. 2e
refuse to follow the dictates of such ini1uitous masters that bear the names of 4atan and
of all evil passions.0
Pope Pius - )*B>#)*)A
Pope Pius -, successor of Pope ,eo -..., gave his greater attention to 4illonisme and to
$odernism, but, nevertheless he did not forget the destructive work of Freemasonry. /e
re1uested the Polish people to abstain from =oining any conspiracy schemed by the
malevolent 4ects.
,ater he e9tended words of consolation to the faithful of France in the following words%
07nd now it is to you, atholics of France, that 2e speak; may &ur words reach you as
a testimony of the tender feeling of &ur love for your country and as a consolation in
the midst of the terrible calamities through which you must pass. Hou are well aware of
the self#assigned aim of the impious sectarians who hare sub=ugated you under their
yoke. 2ith cynic audacity they themselves proclaimed their aim which was <Fproot
atholicism in France.< They want to e9tirpate from your hearts, namely its last root, the
Faith which covered your ancestors with glory; the Faith which brought prosperity and
greatness to your Fatherland amidst all other nations; the Faith which will be your
support in the hours of your tribulation, which maintains calm and peace in your homes
and opens for you the way toward eternal happiness. .t is this Faith which you
yourselves feel has to be defended.0
,astly, Pius - loudly affirms that as he has lifted his voice%
0.t is not the hurch who first raised the standard, she did so only because war had been
declared against her.
0For the last +@ years she has only had to bear the struggle. 4uch is the Truth.
'eclarations, a thousand times published and republished in the Press, in congresses, in
$asonic conventions, in the very halls of Parliament, are proof in themselves that
attacks against the hurch have been led progressively and systematically. 4uch facts
cannot be denied and against them mere words cannot prevail . . .0 5From letter of Pope
Pius - to France, "anuary D, )*BC.6
Fundamentally =ust as did his predecessors, Pius - denounces the maneuvers of the
ounter#hurch, moreover in his ,etter of condemnation of the 4.,,&;, he
deliberately designates the $asonic lodges in the following terms%
02e all but too well know the dens of darkness wherein those pernicious doctrines are
elaborated . . . lear minds should not be seduced by them.0 5From letter of Pius - to
the French Episcopate 7ugust +@, )*)B.6
Pope ?enedict -8 )*)A#)*++
2ar, 7rmistice, Peace, all took place under the Pontificate of ?enedict -8. .n
connection with our own viewpoint on "udeo#$asonry, we must point out the Papal
condemnation of ,udovic Eeller<s book% 0Le .asi Spirituali +ella #assone'Ria E La
Vita Publica0 5The spiritual foundations of $asonry and the life of the people6
published in )*)@. That book was condemned on "une )@, )*)D. $oreover, the letter
from the /oly &ffice of the 8atican to the &rdinaries called upon their vigilant attention
because of special new machinations being directed against the Faith by anti#atholic
associations. The association particularly indicated is the H.$..7. 5Houng $en<s
hristian 7ssociation6 which on many occasions has been singled out as being
fundamentally $asonic in the 0Revue Internationale +es Societes Secretes.0 The letter
from the /oly &ffice of ;ovember @, )*+B particularly mentions that according to its
declaration of principles, the H.$..7. 0.ntends to purify and spread a more perfect
knowledge of real life placing itself above all churches and outside and religious
=urisdiction.0 4uch anticlerical transcendentalism is none other than the manifestation of
"udeo#$asonry.
Furthermore, on the inside cover of our Revue Internationale +es Societes Secretes are
reproduced the two letters addressed to me by the /oly 4ee, which are an affirmation of
the viewpoint which Pope ?enedict -8 held on $asonry, the same viewpoint carrying
the same condemnations already pronounced by his predecessors since Pope lement
-...
The two letters from the 8atican are herewith reproduced.
). From Pope ?enedict -8 to $onseigneur "ouin%
0?eloved 4on#:reetings and 7postolic ?lessing. The eminent virtues which,
in the course of your long sacerdotal career, you have shown with such
resplendent light added to the high consideration in which you are held by
&ur 8enerable ?rother, "auvier :ranito di ?elmonte, ardinal of the /oly
Roman hurch, ?ishop of 7lbano, as also by the ardinal 7rchbishop of
Paris, have prompted &ur decision to honor you with a great homage.
02e do know that you fulfill the obligations of your sacred ministry in the
most e9emplary manner; that you have the most ardent solicitude for the
eternal salvation of the faithful and that with constancy and courage you
have upheld the rights of the atholic hurch ## and have done so even at
the peril of your own life. Hou have worked against the enemies of religion
and 2e know that you spare neither work nor e9penses to spread among the
people your great works on those 1uestions . . .0
+. From /is Eminence ardinal :asparri 54tate 4ecretary of /is /oliness6 to
$onseigneur "ouin on "une +B, )*)*.
0The 4overeign Pontiff with his paternal benevolence has accepted the
homage of your new study on <La $uerre #aconni"ue< 5The $asonic 2ar6.
0.t is with unerring =udgment that in the work which you have undertaken,
you have endeavored to pro=ect light, by means of documentation and
irrefutable proofs, upon the inept and essentially anti#atholic doctrine of
Freemasonry, a doctrine issued from deism born of the Reformation, a
doctrine which, as it is today clearly evident, leads fatally to the very denial
of :od, to social atheism, to irreligious teaching and impiety and is greatly
detrimental to nations; it aims at removing from every association every
trace of religion and every church mediation.
07bove all, in spite of all lies which oftentimes deceive the atholics
themselves, you have carefully and most particularly clearly shown the
identity of Freemasonry evident everywhere and always, and the continuity
of the plans set by the 4ects and whose master design is the destruction of
the atholic hurch.
0/is /oliness takes pleasure in congratulating you and encouraging your
work whose influence can, indeed, be so fruitful. .t can induce the faithful to
be vigilant and help them to fight efficaciously against everything tending to
the destruction of the social order as well as of religion.
07s evidence of the celestial gifts bestowed upon you and as a testimony of
his paternal benevolence, the /oly Father, from his heart bestows upon you
the 7postolic ?lessing.
0Thanking, you also for the copy of your book which you graciously sent
me, and with my personal congratulations, . pray you to believe,
$onseigneur, in the assurance of my complete devotion.
Pope Pius -. )*++
For the first time the word 0,aicism0 5which means irreligious teaching6 is to be found
in a Pontifical document; it is the fatal and sought for result of both the $asonic
doctrine and its direct action. This fact allows me to add to the list of all the 4overeign
Pontiffs who denounced and condemned "udeo#$asonry; the name of our present Pope,
Pius -., in his Encyclical 0#aimam $rasissimam"ue0 of "uly )(, )*+A, the Pope most
clearly has lifted his voice against 0,aicism0 5irreligious teaching6 in the following
terms%
02hatetier Pius - did condemn, 2e likewise condemn it. Every time that the word
<Laicite< 5irreligious teaching6 is used to convey a feeling or an intention contrary or
foreign to :od or religion, 2e condemn it. 2e fully reprove this <,aicism< and 2e
openly declare that it must be reproved.0
.n my own case, during the private audience which on ;ovember )D, )*+>, he granted
me, /is /oliness, Pius -., asked me to continue my fight against Freemasonry because,
said he%
0$asonry is our mortal enemy.0
,ater, as . was recollecting the kind words addressed to me by Pope ?enedict -8 in the
decree 0Proestantes0%
02ith constancy and courage you have upheld the rights of the atholic hurch and
have done so even at the peril of your life.0 and adding that so far . had not yet become
the victim of Freemasons, /is /oliness replied in a paternal manner%
0'id not 4aint 7ugustine, who is the patron of your parish in Paris, speak of the martyrs
of the pen3 5The Parish of which $onseigneur "ouin was head for many years and until
his death was called 4aint 7ugustine.6
4uch a denunciation of 0Laicism0 as well as the encouragement given me to continue
the fight against $asonry confirm the Pontifical condemnations pronounced since Pope
lement -..; it also follows the inspired words of Pope ,eo -...%
0.n the realm of spiritual salvation, there is no middle way% one either follows the road
to perdition or else fights without limit to the very end.0
Therefore, our conclusion is contained in =ust two words% unity of purpose and
viewpoint and unity of action shown by the 4overeign Pontiffs in regard to
Freemasonry. Fifteen years after the publication of the Constitutions of 7nderson in
)C+>, there appeared the constitution /In Eminenti0 of Pope lement -.. 7pril +(,
)C>(. .s there in the history of the hurch a heresy which met with such a swift
condemnation3 7nother fact e1ually remarkable is that all the Popes based their ulterior
condemnations on this Pontifical act of lement -.. showing clearly that there was but
one 8oice, but one cry of disapproval when it came to pronounce the anathema against
4ecret 4ocieties and striking their members with the most rigorous censure which the
hurch can apply.
Even though incomplete, here follows a list of documents as proof of the above%
• lement -..% In Eminenti ## 7pril +(, )C>(
• ?enedict -.8% Providas ## $arch )D, )C@)
• lement -...% A% (uodie ## 4ept. )A, )C@(
• lement -...% Ut Primum ## 4ept. >, )C@*
• lement -...% Christianae Reipublicae Salus ## ;ov. +@, )CDD
• Pius 8.% Inscrutabile ## 'ec. +@, )CC@
• Pius 8..% Ecclesiam a &esu Christo ## 4ept. )A, )(+B
• ,eo -..% (uo Graviora ## $arch )>, )(+D
• Pius 8..% )raditi ## $ay +), )(+*
• :regory -8.% #irari Vos ## 7ug. )@, )(>+
• Pius .-% (ui Pluribus ## ;ov *, )(AD
• Pius .-% 0mnibus (uantis"ue ## 7pril +B, )(A*
• Pius .-% #ultiplices Inter ## 4ept +@, )(D@
• ,eo -...% ,umanum Genus ## 7pril +B, )((A
• ,eo -...% Letter to Italian Episcopate ## 'ec. (, )(*+
• ,eo -...% Letter to the Italian People ## 'ec. (, )(*+
• Pius -% Vehementer ## Feb )), )*BD
• Pius -% Letter to 1rance ## "an D, )*BC
7dd to this the condemnation of the H.$..7. by the /oly &ffice, ;ov. @, )*+B and
also the decree through which . was made a Prelate, signed by Pope ?enedict -8,
followed by the ,etter of ardinal :asparri, praising my book% Guerre #aconni"ue
5$asonic 2ar6. Then again remember the Encyclical of /is /oliness Pius -. against
irreligious teaching in schools and his encouragement to me to continue my anti#"udeo#
$asonic fight, and you will thus have before you a chain whose links are inseparably
united.
.t is this unity of viewpoints which demonstrates that the Papacy has but one voice and
is the =udiciary power of those 4ocieties which actually form the whole of "udeo#
$asonry.
7s to the unity of action of the Popes, it is also worthy of attention. Ever since )C>( all
the 4overeign Pontiffs have denounced, stigmati!ed and condemned the great harlot of
the +Bth century, that 02ell of Perdition,0 0?ottomless 7byss of $isery which was dug
by those conspiring 4ocieties in which the /eresies and 4ects have, it may be said,
vomited as in a privy, everything they held in their insides of 4acrilige and ?lasphemy.0
5,eo -....6
Ever since )C>( all the 4overeign Pontiffs denounced, stigmati!ed and condemned the
enemy of the 4tate which, according to Pope ,eo -..., already during the past century,
possessed a power almost e1uivalent to 04overeignty0 and which, toady, calls itself the
4uper#4tate.
Ever since )C>( all the 4overeign Pontiffs denounced, stigmati!ed and condemned the
enemy of the hurch, the ounter#hurch, whose proclaimed aim is to%
0'ecatholici!e the world0
.t seeks to rebuild on the ashes of the hristian civili!ation the pagan barbarism, and to
build on the ruins of the Papacy the world domination of .srael; furthermore, as a sign
of its victory, it wants to erect over the overthrown throne of "esus hrist the very
throne of 4atan.
Ever since )C>( all the 4overeign Pontiffs denounced, stigmati!ed and condemned what
has hitherto become the world evolution of "udeo#$asonry which, now, on earth,
admits that it has but one adversary, namely, the atholic hurch, whose agony it is
now witnessing.
/owever, the Popes e1ually deplore the indifference of those atholics who fail to see
Their silent tears and fail to heed Their heart#rending appeals; they constitute a race of
people indifferent and asleep, a string of $ute /ounds, afraid, of whom Pope lement
-..., said%
0.f 2e allow ourselves to be shaken by the audacity of evil#doers, then the Episcopal
strength is come to an end; the sublime and divine authority of the hurch no longer
e9ists; it is then useless to look upon ourselves as hristians if we have sunk so low as
to tremble before the threats of the snares of the evil#doers.0
?eing an9ious to be neither indifferent nor asleep, nor again a $ute /ound in the
hurch $ilitant, but to be on the contrary, even though from afar, linked to the dogs of
the ,ord, the 0'ominicani0 of whom in the )>th century spoke "eanne d<7!a, mother of
4aint 'omini1ue, at the time of the hurch struggle against the 7lbigenses; in order
also not to be counted among the cowards who flee from the battlefield and whom,
when in )(CB the :ermans invaded France 4aint ?ernadette said% 0. fear only the bad
hristians0 for such reasons . founded the 0Revue Internationale +es Societes Secretes.0
., today also want to thank all the companions who in this struggle, both in work and in
prayer have allied themselves with my humble but persevering efforts.
HesG let us of the league of 4t. $ichael remain united in prayer for the conversion of
$asons and "ews. ,et us be united in our efforts to respond to the concordant voice of
the 4overeign Pontiffs, in order to destroy, inasmuch as lies in our possibilities, the
"udeo#$asonic 4ect. 2hen will this be3 .n :od<s own hour which seems to be very
close. 2hat can be done against this world power3 EverythingG
.n the strength of /im who bears on /is shoulder the invincible sign of /is power; we
can accomplish everything in the power of /im who hristiani!ed the world and which,
in the end, "udeo#$asonry, can neither de#hristiani!e nor re#Pagani!e ## HesG we can
accomplish everything in the strength of /im whose /oly 4epulchre or the dome of
4aint Peter in Rome cannot be darkened by the shadows cast by the $asonic ,odges ##
the Eabbalistic mysteries of the :hettos will not alter a single iota of the :ospel or of
the redo; the accumulation of gold in the hands of high finance will ever fail to buy the
conscience of hrist<s representative in the 8atican.
Vade Satana2 :et thee behind me 4atan with thy legions of rebellious angels, with thy
early workers of ini1uity the "udeo#$asonsG
hrist is nearG To#day /e comesG Tomorrow /e will be hereG
,et us therefore say, according to the words of 4aint 7ugustine% +icamus In 1ide, let us
say in the full energy of our faith; +icamus In Spe% let us say in the strength of our hope;
+icamus 1la$*antissima Caritate% ,et us say in the burning fervor of our charity%
.f :od is with us, who can prevail against us3 5Si +eus Pro !obis3 (uis Contra !os46
:od is with us in this fight, which is our fight, the fight of the Papacy against "udeo#
$asonry.