In 1999 a book was published in an anonymous way in Italy entitled
Via col vento in Vaticano and which, according to the editor
of the French version1,
"would have come from a group of dignitaries of the Vatican
'the Millenia (Les MillÚnaires)' who would have chosen to break
the law of silence". It is a collective writing describing
various disorders affecting the Holy See. The chapters are of
unequal value and some call for serious reserves. Chapter 18 The
smoke of Satan in the Vatican treats of freemasonry and exposes,
on four pages of great interest, the process implemented to get
prelates to affiliate themselves with the sect.
is a true noviciate for the ecclesiastics to incorporate to the
Masonic order. There is among the ecclesiastics a certain category
of men in whom Masonry sees possible collaborators; these must
join together certain gifts: acute intelligence, keen desire to
make career, ambition, promptitude to understand and to pretend
to understand nothing, generosity in the service, and, if necessary,
a beautiful physical imposing presence and a pleasing face. As
many excellent qualities which draws the attention of the recruiters.
When a young
ecclesiastic answers these criteria (...), there remains only
to begin the charge by tickling his self-esteem."
insists on the secrecy of the operation, condition of its success:
absolute condition is that, in this first phase, the designed
candidate remains in the total ignorance of what is being framed
around him. The Masonic technique requires a progressive revelation,
so that the associate discovers the ends of the secret society
only gradually, according to what the superiors consider useful."
contact is carried out in a way as natural as possible:
invitation in an obliging embassy for a national festival, the
unexpected meeting of a person who is said charmed this friendship,
a prelate who asks him something who shows himself grateful. Then
comes the phase of compliments and flatteries : 'oh, what a treasure,
such kindness, such keen intelligence! (...). You would deserve
better, you are wasting your time... But why not address each
other in a familiar way?2
(...) .Then one enters the phase of future prospects : 'I know
such a prelate, such a cardinal, such an ambassador or such a
minister' (...) I
will readily say a word concerning you; I will speak of you as
of a man who deserves higher responsibilities (...).
At this stage,
the proposer realizes immediately if the interested party has
already bit the bait."
thus described will continue several years, always in secret.
the promises made take place. The pre-selected candidate notes
that they were not vain promises and believes it his duty to be
grateful to the friend, whom he regards as his benefactor. During
this time, his career progresses as on wheels without encountering
any difficulties. Radiant prospects are profiled in front of him
for the service of the Church, within which he starts to foresee
a position which would suit him very well.
It is precisely
at the time when, seized by the fever of ambition and vanity,
the unaware prelate has in hand the evidence of his easy rise,
which he doesn't yet fully grasp, and when other promotions at
higher levels still appear at the horizon, that they arrive at
the phase of explanations."
two things to the candidate:
- if he has
arrived to such brilliant positions, it is thanks to the discrete
support of the Masonic order and of its friends;
- he is free
to continue to collaborate with this order, which will ensure
the continuation of its advance.
this very delicate phase, it is up to the prelate in crisis to
decide which choice to take. The desire to continue to climb,
the giddiness to know to be introduced into the Masonic chain,
the fear of unavoidable revelations in the event of refusal to
adhere, or in the contrary, the vacuum he already can feel around
him, the fraternal exhortation of some dignitary to go ahead,
as himself did formerly: in a word, all that ends up convincing
the prelate to follow the way that others started to trace for
him, unbeknown to him.
one is placed, the more one is likely to be internally fragile
by fear of losing the high positions which he was allowed to reach.
An abyss calls another. One seeks to justify oneself for it.
thus compromised, end up yielding and become members of the Masonic
apparatus and in the obligation to obey its instructions.
once infiltrated in his ecclesiastical milieu, the brave Masonic
novice has for first duty to appear credible by keeping his promises
and, if necessary, to present under a bad day, like false and
hypocrites, the best prelates of the place where he infiltrated
baited, the new freemason then becomes a pawn in the sphere of
activity of the secret lodge and is added to the others who have
already made their nest there. His rise can continue from now
on without obstacles towards the top with the assistance of the
process founded on secrecy, which can easily last ten years and
which can only be implemented by a disciplined, well trained...
and patient personnel. It is doubtless used not just in the curia,
as well in the secular as in the ecclesiastical world.
remarks can be drawn from the observations which have been made
on the Masonic penetration within the curia and on the process
used for this purpose.
of freemasons in key positions in the Church explains to a great
extent the doctrinal and disciplinary drifts of these last forty
years. It is particularly clear in the case of the liturgical
the process that makes Masonic prelates, it is very important
to understand it and to make it known, because it obviously loses
its effectiveness when it is known.
let us remain alerted on the Masonic question. It is one of the
keys of the current crisis, political as well as religious. And,
as pope Leon XIII said in the encyclical Humanum genus, it
is necessary "to tear off from freemasonry the mask with
which it is covered and to show it as it is".
Let us remain
alerted and keep the faith in the Church; we know that the gates
of hell will not prevail against it.
Church is really a supernatural society, really holy - mystical
body of Christ, spouse of Christ - of an intact fidelity,
in the image of the Virgin Mary. She is throughout every century,
without exception, and until the end of the world, Jesus-Christ
given and communicated. That and nothing else3."
Action Familiale et Scolaire, No 161, pp.34-37; 31, rue Rennequin,
75 017 Paris-France)
Version entitled Le Vatican mis Ó nu (Vatican exposed), signed
by Les MillÚnaires, Robert Laffont Press (2000).
'Se tutoyer', in French.
R.P. Calmel, Short apology for the Everlasting Church, p.93.