Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement - Rev. E. Cahill


The following are the chief works which have been utilized or consulted in preparing the present sketch; others will be referred to as occasion occurs:


V Acacia. A French Masonic monthly—perhaps the best for Masonic documents (Paris, 69' Rue de Cabrol).

Allgetruines Handbuch der Freimaurerei (Leipzig, 1900, 3rd Edition).

Universally recognized as by far the best Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.

Alta Vendiia (or Haute Vente), Correspondence of the Vide infra., chap, vi,

American Freemason, The. The official organ of the U.S.A. Blue Lodges. Quoted from American Freemasonry and Catholic Education by Rev. M. Kenny, S.J.

Buck, J. S. The Genius of Freemasonry and the Twentieth Century Crusade. 2nd Edition (Chicago, the Indo-American Book Co., 1907).

A frank account of the Masonic spirit and ideals as conceived by the Craft. Buck is a distinguished Masonic writer, and author of several other works on Freemasonry, such as Mystic Masonry, etc.

Chaim d'Union , A French Official Masonic Review, which often publishes important speeches delivered at the Lodges,

Chetwoode Crawley. Caementaria Hiberttica, published 1895-1900, apparently in different brochures or fasciculi, A kind of historical handbook for Irish Freemasons.

Chetwoode Crawley—d. 1916—was an Englishman educated in Trinity College, Dublin; was a member of the Council of Dublin University, and of many of the academic societies of Ireland He was founder of the Trinity College, Dublin, Masonic Lodge in 1876, of which he was secretary till his death. Cf. Transactions of the Lodge Quattuor Coronatorum, VoL 29, No, 2076,

Church-Ward, Albert. Signs and Symbols of the Primordial Man. Vide infra, chap. iv.

Compte Rendu du Gr. Or. dc France. '

Congres de Genive (1902).

Convent Gr. Orient (1922).

Do. (1923).

Convent Grande Loge de France (1923),

Freemason, The. A London Masonic Review.

Quoted from A. G. Michel's La Dictature de la Franc-Mafonnerie. Vide infra.

Freemasons' Chronicle, The. The best and most authentic organ of British Masonry.

Two volumes are published yearly in London, reproducing the principal British and American Masonic publications.

Gould. Concise History of Freemasonry (London, Gale and Polden, 1920).

History of the Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland. By J. H. Leppor and P. L. Crosslie. Vol. I. (Dublin, 1925). Vol. II not yet published.

Illuminati, Documents of the. Vide infra, chap. v.

Irish Freemasons' Calendar for 1929. Printed by Healy & Co., Lower Ormond Quay for the Grand Lodge of Dublin.

Contains lists of Irish Lodges and Chapters: of officers; and of members of the higher degrees; of the Dublin representatives of Continental Grand Lodges and Grand Orients, etc.

Jewish Encyclopaedia. Arts. "Cabala" and "Freemasonry."

Lazare, Bernard. L'Anti-semitisme, son Histoire et ses causes (Paris, 1894). Vide infra, chap. vi.

Leighton. History of the Masonic Hall, Arthur Square, Belfast (Belfast, 1929).

This book reveals the fact that there are now 122 Masonic Associations in Belfast, instead of the 17 which existed 50 years ago; while in the same time the membership has grown from 500 to 20,000. .

Leroy-Beaulieu. Israel Among the Nations (15th Edition). Vide infra, chap, v.

Mackenzie. 1 he Royal Masonic Cyclopedia (Edinburgh 1877)*

Mackey, A. G, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Philadelphia, 1 9°5) * Symbolism of Freemasonry (New York, 1869); Lexicon of Freemasonry (New York, 1871}; Masonic Ritual (New York, 1867).

A, G. Mackey—d , tSSi—was. after Pike, perhaps the most prominent and influential among American Freemasons of the last century. He attained the thirty-third degree of the Scottish Rite Masonry about 1844, and filled the office of Secretary- Gene rai # during the last forty years of his life. His works, like Pike's, are accepted as standards by the Freemasons.

Masonic Rituals, etc. Published by A. Lewis, 13 Pater Noster Row, London.

New Age , Official organ of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of U.S.A. Quoted from American Free masonry and Catholic Education by Rev. M. Kenny, S.J.

Papus. Art. in the French Occultist Review called Mysteria. Vide infra, chap, v.

Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion . Vide infra, chap, v.

Pike, Albert. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Charleston, S.C., U.S.A. , 1880); The Inner Sanctuary, etc.

Albert Pike—d, 1891*—a native of Boston, U.S.A., was during the last thirty years of his life one of the principal heads of the Freemasons of U.S.A., and an honorary member of nearly every Masonic Supreme Council in the world. He was called the 41 Pope of Masonry,'* and orobably attained to more influence and pro* minence in the Craft than any other man of his century.

He and Mackey are the most widely-recognized exponents of Anglo-American Freemasonry, and their books are accepted as standards by Freemasons, Of Pike, the well-known English Masonic writer, Yarkcr, says:—'* A, Pike was undoubtedly a Masonic Pope, who kept in leading strings all the Supreme Councils of the world, including those of England, Ireland and Scotland, the first of which includes the Prince of Wales Pater Edward VII j, Lord Lathom and other peers, who were in alliance with him and in actual submission.* 1—Quoted in Catholic Encyclopedia, ix, p. 788,

A. E. Waite in his New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (voL ii, p. 278) writes of Pike: "He has been characterised as a 'Master Genius of Freemasonry,' and such undoubtedly was he who desired that his only monument should be in the hearts and memories of his Brethren. He raised the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite [of which he was the Grand Commander in its Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.] from a comparatively obscure position, encompassed by many competitors, to its present unrivalled state as a High-Grade system of Freemasonry. . . . 1 believe that he has attained long since that incorruptible monument which he sought, and his name will be ever green and of precious memory in all American Masonry.'*

Ragon. Cours Philosophique et Interpritatij des Initiations Anciennes el Modernes and Orthodoxie Maconnique, Suivie de la Magonnerie OccuUc et de V Initiation Her tndtique. Quoted from the series of sketches in the Lyceum entitled "Our Brothers the Masons" by Rev. T. A. Finlay, S.J.

Jean B. Marie Ragon (1781-1862}, a native of Belgium, is amongst the best known and most highly reputed of all Masonic authors. He is styled by Masons the " Sacred Author/ 1 Being a Jew he had little care to impart to Masonry a false Christian colouring, and described it as it really is, so that he drew upon himself a reproof from the higher Masonic authorities for his excessive frankness.

Sombart, W. Jews and Modern Capitalism. Vide infra, chap. v.

Waite, A. E. A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (New Edition). 2 Vols. (London, Rider & Co., undated, circ. 1920).

Waite is a recognised authority on Anglo-American Freemasonry, and author of several standard works on the subject, such as The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry, etc.

Wilmhurst, W. L. The Meaning of Masonry and The Masonic Initiation. Quoted from The Menace of Freemasonry by Penney-Hunt. Vide infra.

Wilmhurst is at present one of the leading British Freemasons and is a recognized authority on the Craft,


Acta Sanctae Sedis.

Analecta Juris Ponlificii (Rome, 1855). Vide infra, chap, v.

Bamiel, L'Abbe. Memoir es pour Servir a VHistoirc de Jacobinism# (London, 1796), Vide infra, chap. v.

Belliot, Maraud de Sociologie Catholique t 3ime partie, chapter i, pages 364-391.

Contains a clear and comprehensive sketch of the history and nature of Freemasonry, and the controlling Jewish element which it contains.

Benoit, R, P. Dom Paul. La Franc-Mafonnerie. 2 Vols. 2nd Ed. (Lyons and Paris, 1895).

In some parts of this otherwise excellent summary the writer relies on the authority of Leo Taxil, who is now discredited. See pp. 70-71 infra.

Belloc, H. The Jews (London, 1921) and The Free Press (London, 1918).

Bernier, Flavien. A Series of articles in the Oxford and Cambridge Review (Vol. 1912) on " Freemasonry and its modem activities."

Burbage, C.C., Rev. T, H, A series of articles on the character and crimes of Freemasonry, in the Catholic Bulletin, 1917; Feb. to June.

Cleary, Rev. H. W. (late Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand). The Orange Society , 7th Ed. (London, Catholic Truth Society, 1899),

Codex Juris Canonici (Rome, Vatican Press, 1923).

Codicis Juris Canonici Ponies (Rome, Vatican Press, 1926). Vols. I, II, and III.

Cretineau-Joly, VEgUst en Face de la Revolution. Vide infra, chap, vi

Deschamps, S.J., Rev. N. Les Sociitis SecriUs et la Societi, 3 Vols., 4th Ed. (Paris and Avignon, 1881). Edited by Claudio Janet.

Incomparably the best general survey of the anti-Christian and revolutionary activities of Freemasonry and kindred secret societies in all countries during the past two centuries,

Dillon, Rev, Mgr. The War of Anti-Christ against the Church (Dublin, 1885).

Dupanloup (Bishop of Orleans). A Study of Freemasonry. Translated from the French (London. Bums and Oates,1875).

Eberle. Grosstnachi Presse (Vienna, igzo). Vide infra, chap. viii.

Eckert, M. La Franc-M ayonnerie en EUe-mime et dans sa rapport avec Us autres Soc. Sec. de V Europe (Li6ge, 1855). Vide infra, chap. viii.

Fahey, D.D., C.S.Sp., Rev. D. Secret Societies and the Kingship of Christ.

A very valuable and wet documented series of articles published in the Catholic Bulletin, 1928, on the modern anti-Christian movement* The articles contain a large mass of well authenticated information with a docu mention which can be found in no other easily accessible book.

Fanning, William H. W. Art, Secret Societies " in Catholic Encyclopedia,

An excellent summary of the nature and origin of the condemned secret societies, and the Church legislation concerning them.

Fara, La Franc-M aconnerie et Son Oeuvre (Bibliotheque Anti-Judaeo-raaconnique, Paris, 1930),

A 100-pp, brochure on the nature, immediate aims and present activities of Freemasonry—well documented.

Gargano (apparently a nom-de-plume) . Irish and English Freemasons and their Foreign Brothers (Dublin, Gill, 1877), A r 00-page quarto volume, with four coloured plates representing Masonic initiations.

Pages 87*106 contain very interesting lists of Irish lodges and the names of their members and of the Irish representatives at the Grand Orients, etc., of the Continent. Page 39 contains a list of sixty Irish Knights Kadosb, including two Irish judges, the High Sheriff of the city of Dublin, etc.

Gautherot, Gustave, Art. " Franc-Ma$onnerie " in the Diction air c Apologetique de la Foi Catkolique (Paris, 1015), VoL II, cols. 95-13^ . , „

Gautherot is the Professor of the History of the Revolution (vide infra, chap. iv. for the meaning of the term) in the Inshtut Cathohque da Paris, and author of several works on different phases of the modern anti-Christian movement on which he is generally recognized a3 one ol the best living authorities.

Gruber, S.J., Rev. Hermann. Art. " Masonry " in Catholic Encyclopedia.

A well-balanced and comprehensive sketch fully documented* founded on the works of recognized Masonic authorities* mainly Anglo-American. Fr. Gruber* who is a German, is recognized even by Freemasons themselves as possessed of a thorough and accurate knowledge of Freemasonry. Cf. p. 187 infra.

Hull S,J. Rev, Ernest. Thirteen Articles on Freemasonry (London, Herder, 1923}. Reprinted from the Bombay Examiner.

International Jew, The . 4 Vols. Originally published by the Dearborn Publishing Co. (Dearborn, Mich., U.S.A., 1921); now published by 'The Britons' 40 Great Ormond Street, London. Vide infra, chap, viii,

Jews Who's Who The (The Judaic Publishing Co., 62 Oxford Street, London, W., 1921),

Contains an interesting and very useful summary of the financial and economic control exercised at present by the Jewish international financiers.

Jouin, Mgr. E. Le Peril Judaeo- Map nnique . Vols. I-V and Vol. X,

A well-documented study of the present world-wide movement against Christianity published at the offices of the Remit Internationale des SociitH Sec rites (38 Rue Madame* Paris* VI*), This latter edited by Mgr. Jouin, is a weekly, containing an account of contemporary anti-Christian activities* with full documentation, etc. The work of Mgr, Jouin. who is the centre of an active body of anti -Masonic French writers* has been warmly approved by the Holy See,

Kenny, S.J., Rev. M. American Masonry and Catholic Education. 2nd Ed., 1926, with Foreword by the Archbishop of Baltimore (International Catholic Truth Society, 407 Bergen Street* N.Y.).

A sketch founded mainly on current Masonic literature in U.S.A.* of the aims and activities of Anglo-American Freemasonry, especially as regards education (66 pages* small octavo).

Of this remarkable pamphlet (which was originally read as a paper at the Catholic Educational Convention in San Francisco* in igiS)* the Archbishop of Baltimore writes in the Foreword (Jan, i2* 1926): n The good men* who all but refused the paper

a hearing in 1918, are now wiser and perhaps sadder. Their information has come to them from the published plans of official Masonry, for the destruction of our schools. . . , Their policy, open, frank, and fearlessly given to the world once more only a month ago, means that and nothing else."

Lambelin, Roger. Les Vicioires d'Israel (Paris, B. Grasset, 1928). Vide infra, chap. v.

Leo XIII. Great Encyclicals of Leo XIII (New York and London, Benziger, 1903). Contains an English translation of Pope Leo's Encyclical on Freemasonry— Humanutn Genus, April 20, 1884. Actes de Leo XIII. 7 Vols.—containing Latin and French texts of all the writings, allocutions, etc., of Leo XIII (la Bonne Presse, 5 Rue Bayard, Paris).

Lyceum, The (Dublin, 1892—June to October).

A valuable series of articles by the editor, Rev, T. A, Finlay, S.J.» entitled ,# Our Brothers the Masons/' explaining the real nature of the Masonic cult, the Masonic oaths, Masonic terrorism and crime, and finally a short account of the Masonic Sisterhood, and what it implies—amply documented from Anglo-American and other sources*

Maynard. Cretineau-Joly, La Vie Politique (Paris, 1875), Vide infra, chap, vl

Michel, A. G. La Dictature de la Franc-Mafonnerie sur la France (Edition Spes, 17 Rue Soufflot, Paris, 1924).

A remarkable collection, drawn from official sources, of the utterances of leading Freemasons in their public congresses during the years 1920-23, in which the main tenets and aims of the Masonic party are proclaimed.

Morgan, William* Freemasonry Exposed and Explained* New Edition (Chicago, 1926)* Vide infra, chap. ii.

Penney-Hunt The Menace of Freemasonry to the Christian Faith (The Freedom Press, 8 South Parade, Nottingham, 1926).

A 64-page brochure written apparently by a Methodist clergyman showing the anti-Christian and pagan character of English Frecmasonrv, and the alarming extent to which it has permeated the English Protestant Church—amply documented from contemporary English Masonic sources.

Preuss, Arthur. A Study in American Freemasonry, 5th Edition (London, Herder, 1924). A study of the doctrinal and moral teachings of Freemasonry, as contained in Anglo-American official documents. Also Dictionary of Secret and other Societies (London, Herder, 1924).

Poncins, Vicomte Ldon de. The Secret Powers Behind the Revolution (Boswell Printing and Publishing Co., 10 Essex St., London, W.C.2, 1929). 260 pp., large Svo.

A useful up-to-date sketch of Jiida»-Masonic activities in the world. It includes a good bibliography (pp. 249-253) English, German and French works written during the past thirty years.

Quoibrach. La Conspiration Maconnique (Libraire de 1 'Action Catholique, Bruxelles, undated, circ. 1929) A brochure of 50 pages, with some useful documentation.

Robison, J. Proofs of a Conspiracy of Freemasons and Illuminati against all the Religious and Governments of Europe. 5th Edition. (Dublin, 1798). Vide infra, chap. vi.

Thurston, S.J., Rev. H. Freemasonry (Catholic Truth Society, 1927).

A very useful and ably-written brochure specially intended for English Catholic readers.

Vemet, Felix. "Juifs et Chretiens," an Article in the Diclionaire Apologctique de la Foi Catholique. tide infra, chap. v.

Webster, Mrs. Nesta H. World Revolution, 2nd Edition; also Secret Societies and Subversive Movements (London, XO24I ' and Tfte Socialist A rfzvork (London, 1026).

In the first two works the author traces the genesis of Freemasonry from the occult doctrines and practices of pre-Christian paganism and of heretics of medieval times. These were gathered up m the lUumUism of the eighteenth century, and were inMrporated mto Freemasonry, principally through the medium of the Jewish Kabbalists, who now dominate the Masonic organization, and am by means of it, and the other subversive movements winch Jews and Masons provoke and foster, to establish a world-wide Jewish anti-Christian hegemony. The Socialist 'lian'ol'^moafra book tracing the workings of the Masonic Jewish plan of campaign in regard to the secret subversive movements.