In the excellent
review of my book The Kingship of Christ and Organized Naturalism
which appeared in the Jesuit magazine, La Civilta Cattolica
(Rome, March 1947), the reviewer laid special stress on the distinction
which I have been making in all 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 the 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
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 other 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, Catholic should neither hate
the members of that nation in which, through our Blessed Mother, the
Lily of Israel, the Second Person of 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 glorious triumph for Christ the King.
Two reasons can be
assigned for 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 the 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 understand it. For the Jews,
"Anti-Semitism" is anything that is in opposition to the naturalistic
Messanic 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 war-connotation 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.
beatification of Joan of Arc (December 13, 1908), the saintly Pope Pius
"In our time more
than ever before, the greatest asset of those disposed toward evil is
the cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigor of Satan’s
reign is due to the easygoing weakness of Catholics. Oh! if I might ask
the Divine Redeemer, as the Prophet Zachary did in spirit (Zach.
13:6a): ‘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’ (Zach. 13:6b). 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 Catholic of all countries."
Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp.
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 16, 1950