Newsletter of the District
General's Letter #51
to Friends and Benefactors
Why did the visit of the Holy Father to France this autumn cause
such an uproar? It was not the first time that John-Paul II was
visiting the eldest daughter of the church, but it was the first
time that Freemasonry and its satellite organizations came out in
open opposition by preparing a so-called “non-welcome” for the Pope.
Why? Because the occasion of this journey was the 1500th anniversary
of France’s baptism, on Christmas Day, 496. King Clovis and a number
of his soldiers had themselves baptized, and through the King, the
kingdom as an institution became Catholic.
Celebrating this anniversary meant calling up a whole past, a glorious
past of Christendom inspiring horror in the Revolution and its agents.
For as far the Revolution is concerned, France only began when France
lost its king, its religion and its God. Two hundred years of hard
work to snatch Our Lord’s sceptre from him and to root up Christian
society or whatever still remains of it, have still not been enough:
such an anniversary seemed to them to re-awaken “old ghosts”, which
explains the relatively violent reaction of the “Counter-Church”
(for that is what it calls itself, as the Regional Congress of Masonry
in eastern France proclaimed in 1911 - “Let us not forget that we
are the Counter-Church”).
Certainly the action of Freemasonry today is more discreet but it
is no less efficacious than in the past. Having infiltrated the
Catholic Church it carries on both inside and outside the Church
its work of undermining and destroying our holy religion. To show
we are not exaggerating, here are some news items from the countries
of eastern Europe, showing Freemasonry in action as it uses Ecumenism
as a lever to continue the work of demolition begun by communism.
“The apostolic nuncios in all Greek and Russian Orthodox countries
have received orders to force the religious institutions and institutions
of consecrated life, diocese, Catholic movements, etc., to cease
all active ministry. Principally concerned are the Society of Jesus,
the Dominicans, the Franciscans and certain lay movements which
have been especially active, mainly in Russia and the Ukraine.
“As you surely know, the KGB had infiltrated certain sectors of
the Russian hierarchy. This infiltration that the non-Russian Orthodox
wanted to keep out of view in order not to hinder the work of reviving
the Russian Orthodox Church, has now been publicly admitted by the
Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople. His intention was to justify
the distrust of the Estonian Orthodox with regard to Moscow. Because
of this distrust, and for reasons of faith, thousands of Orthodox
Christians have gone over to the Eastern Catholic Church of the
Ukraine. The Ukraine part of the Moscow Patriarchate is the most
important part of the Moscow Patriarchate. But now the Orthodox
Church in the Ukraine risks being dissolved since so many faithful,
above all in the West of the country, are going over to the Catholic
Church. Entire parishes, entire villages, have from one day to
the next gone over to the Catholic Church. The faithful with their
clergy, deacons, priests, monks, etc., were leaving the Orthodox
Church in the evening and were to be found the following morning
in the Catholic Church.
“Such a situation tended to upset the bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate.
Besides, Freemasonry has become particularly active since the “fall”
of communism. Frightened by the possibility of the Orthodox and
Catholic Churches uniting forces, Freemasonry is doing all it can
to: 1) keep the two churches apart, 2) hold down the efforts of
the Russian Orthodox Church and 3) neutralize the missionary forces
of the Catholic Church in the Balkans and Baltic countries.
“At present the Masonic forces have succeeded in exercising pressure
on Moscow to get the Patriarch of Moscow to stop all active ministry
in Russia and the Ukraine. Priests, bishops, religious can now
look after only the “ethnic” Catholics. Hence none but Catholics
of Polish or German origin may benefit from the activities of the
Catholic Church. I can testify to the high number of vocations
to the religious and priestly life in Russia and the Ukraine. Many
of these vocations have begged me to help them to enter the Catholic
“Now the doors are shut. I am far from being a “fanatic” but I
consider this to be the greatest scandal of the century. The Church
of Christ is missionary by nature. If the Church ceases its missionary
activity I would say it has lost its reason to exist. I am totally
baffled! To be certain that my official information was accurate,
I spoke with the Provincial of an important Order in Russia. He
confirmed to me what I knew from elsewhere, namely, that “until
relations between the Holy See and Moscow are better, the religious
orders, Catholic dioceses, etc., in Russia and the Ukraine may do
nothing.” This Provincial confided in me that he is not in agreement
with the orders that he has just received, but he and the other
Major Superiors have been threatened with being stripped of their
office if they do not obey the formal order to cease all activity
until further orders.
“Moscow is presently making war on Rome because an “exarch” with
archiepiscopal (administrative) rank for the city of Kiev was appointed.
The moment he was appointed by Rome, this exarch was obliged to
Here is another example, perhaps even more scandalous, demonstrating
clearly how grave an evil ecumenism is: All the Catholic Melkite
bishops except two have signed the following profession of faith
(in August 1995):
I - I believe everything that eastern Orthodoxy teaches.
II - I am in communion with the Bishop of Rome within the limits
recognized by the Holy Fathers of the East in the first millennium
and, before the separation, to the first of the bishops.
The bishops themselves consider that this profession has had as
one of its effects the abolition of the “break with the Uniate Catholic
Church” brought about within the Patriarchate of Antioch in 1724...
In plain English that means that the Uniates have ceased to exist
and that they have fallen back into the Orthodox Schism! What is
more, they no longer recognize as dogmas the infallible decisions
made by all the ecumenical councils from 1050 onwards, they only
recognize them as simple theological opinions...
Our sources state that these bishops were quietly invited by the
Vatican itself to make this profession of faith! The scandal goes
beyond all bounds. Rome itself is pushing Catholics into schism...!
Such events, the relaxing of ecclesiastical discipline, the unbelievable
and often sacrilegious aberrations in the liturgy are pushing priests,
religious and nuns in ever greater numbers all over the world, and
even as groups, to draw closer to the Priestly Society of Saint
Pius X! Let us hope that this movement which is just beginning
will grow stronger and will finally force the destroyers of the
Church to reflect on what they are doing. Do they still have the
Faith? When the Son of Man will come back, will he still find the
Faith, is a question already Our Lord was asking when he spoke of
the end of times (Luke XVIII, 6).
Such upheavals require of us to apply suitable means to protect
ourselves and to advance God’s cause; we turn towards Heaven and
we find nothing better than what the good Lord offers us. Sister
Lucy of Fatima relates the following words of the Blessed Virgin
Mary during the Apparitions of 1971: “Jesus wishes to make use of
you to make me known and loved. He wishes to establish in the world
the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. Whoever embraces this devotion,
I promise them salvation, they will be souls beloved by God, like
flowers placed by me around His throne.”
From other texts we conclude that God has entrusted into the Blessed
Virgin’s hands the peace of the entire world. We are sure this
means inner peace of soul as well as outer peace from war... It
seems also clear enough that the Pope’s consecrating of Russia to
the Immaculate Heart of Mary will have great consequences not only
in politics but also in matters spiritual and religious. Russia
will convert. For after the great feeling of relief in 1989, who
today would still dare to pretend that Russia has converted? We
must keep on praying to Heaven that the Mother of God’s desires
be finally accomplished.
As for ourselves, dear faithful, we desire to promote as far as
it lies in our power this devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
according to the spirit and will of Our Lord himself. Following
the example of His Excellency Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre , all the
Society of Saint Pius X will make a pilgrimage to Fatima on August
22, 1997, in order to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the apparitions
and to renew the expression of our good will.
Let us take care to prepare ourselves for this event through the
coming year by living more truly as children of our heavenly Mother,
by reciting the rosary as a family, by offering sacrifices in a
spirit of reparation. In this spirit why not follow Heaven’s invitation
to perform the devotion of the five first Saturdays? Could we not
also make or remake our personal consecration to the Blessed Virgin,
according to the method of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
or any other method we may like better?
The majesty of God is so offended! If we do not do penance we will
all perish (Luke:13,3)! Our duty to do penance and to expiate our
sins, both our own sins and those of our fellow-men, is a fundamental
truth, the memory of which has virtually disappeared from the life
and language of Christians. Certainly God wishes gently to remind
us of this by establishing the devotion to the Immaculate Heart
Let us pray for priests, let us pray a great deal for priests, for
future priests. We entrust to you the new seminarians that entered
this autumn; 27, including 5 Lebanese, in Flavigny, 12 in Zaitskofen
and 9 in the United States, to whom we must add 9 young men from
the East who have entered our “pre-seminary” in Jaidhof in Austria,
and some postulant Brothers.
In order to associate families more closely with the task of sanctifying
our priests we have launched an apostolate to which we are particularly
attached: the Homes of Christ the Priest; families which wish to
consecrate themselves to Our Lord as Priest. These families offer
all their life, efforts, sufferings and joys for the sanctification
of priests. You may apply to our District Superiors for more information
on this magnificent apostolate.
Clearly God continues to bless the Society of Saint Pius X, and
you, dear benefactors, are his fortunate instruments in this. May
Our Lord and Our Lady give it back to you one hundred-fold in graces
and blessings which springs up to eternity.
General, on the Feast of Christ the King 1996