“The bold proclamation in the headline of this article was personally witnessed by St. Maximilian Kolbe, who watched Freemasons celebrate their bicentennial in St. Peter’s Square in 1917. St. Maximilian Kolbe saw banners bearing these words amidst the revelry. It’s a jarring and shocking statement, but it is totally in keeping with the aims of Freemasonry and it bears a great deal of significance for us today…
The banners observed by St. Maximilian Kolbe call to mind the battle plan against the Catholic Church as established by Freemasons. In 1859, the French Cardinal Jacques Crétineau-Joly published Masonic documents obtained by the Vatican in his book, ‘The Roman Church facing the Revolution.’ The documents came from a lodge of Freemasonry called the Alta Vendita. Twenty-six years later, in 1885, Msgr. George Dillon published an English translation of these documents in his book, ‘Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked as the Secret Power Behind Communism.’
According to these documents, the Alta Vendita lodge of Freemasonry openly declared that its ‘ultimate end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution – the final destruction forever of Catholicism, and even of the Christian idea.’ But the declaration of this intent isn’t the focus of this article. What is particularly noteworthy in these documents is how they intend to bring about this destruction. The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita says:
‘We do not intend to win the Popes to our cause, to make them neophytes of our principles, propagators of our ideas. That would be a ridiculous dream; and if events turn out in some way, if Cardinals or prelates, for example, of their own free will or by surprise, should enter into a part of our secrets, this is not at all an incentive for desiring their elevation to the See of Peter. That elevation would ruin us. Ambition alone would have led them to apostasy, the requirements of power would force them to sacrifice us. What we must ask for, what we should look for and wait for, as the Jews wait for the Messiah, is a Pope according to our needs.
‘With that we shall march more securely towards the assault on the Church than with the pamphlets of our brethren in France and even the gold of England. Do you want to know the reason for this? It is that with this, in order to shatter the high rock on which God built His Church, we no longer need Hannibalian vinegar, or need gunpowder, or even need our arms. We have the little finger of the Successor of Peter engaged in the ploy, and this little finger is as good, for this crusade, as all the Urban IIs and all the St. Bernards in Christendom.
‘Now then, to assure ourselves of a Pope of the required dimensions, it is a question first of shaping for this pope a generation worthy of the reign we are dreaming of. Leave old people and those of mature age aside; go to the youth, and if it is possible, even to the children.’
Bear in mind that this was written over 100 years ago … A little later on, the Alta Vendita says:
‘You will contrive for yourselves, at little cost, a reputation as good Catholics and pure patriots. This reputation will put access to our doctrines into the midst of the young clergy, as well as deeply into the monasteries. In a few years by the force of things, this young clergy will have overrun all functions; they will form the sovereign’s council, they will be called to choose a pontiff who should reign. And this pontiff, like most of his contemporaries, will be necessarily more or less imbued with the Italian and humanitarian principles that we are going to begin to put into circulation.’
Freemasons participating in a Catholic Mass in Brazil on ‘Freemasonry Day’ in the Diocese of Pesqueira.”