Liberalism is not only a sin, it is a religion
A translation of an excerpt from two 1986 conferences given by Archbishop Lefebvre.
In the course of two conferences in Barcelona and Madrid [October 1986] at the very moment of the first meeting of Assisi, Archbishop Lefebvre traced the path that liberalism opened and followed until the subjection of the Church to the demands of Freemasonry.
Liberalism is a sin
Not only is liberalism a serious sin that affects the honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but it is a religion. We are dying of liberalism and of its consequences. For two centuries it has spread everywhere, in our schools, in our societies. It is a poison that destroys the commandments of God, all that makes the beauty and greatness of a Christian civilization.
It is good to identify it, as Leo XIII did regarding Freemasonry in his Encyclical Humanum genus:
"We must tear off their mask and show them as they are, so that we avoid them and their errors."
I believe that liberalism is a fruit of Freemasonry and that it must be unmasked in such a way that we understand all the dangers of it.
Liberalism has its goddess: it is liberty. At the time of the French Revolution, they worshiped the goddess of Reason in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, that is to say, liberty, the liberty of Man, this liberty which has its statue at the entrance of New York, which they celebrated in an incredible way not long ago. Man is free, finally freed from all law and in particular from the law of God. Liberty is the goddess of the religion of liberalism.
Liberalism has its priesthood, in the person of the Freemasons, a secret, organized, extremely efficient priesthood. There are thousands and thousands of Freemasons. Just the exclusively Jewish sect of B'nai B'rith, which has very frequent entry in Rome and which was present at the meeting of Assisi, has five hundred thousand members in the world. The Grand Orient is also widespread.
Liberalism has its dogmas: they are the Declaration of the Rights of Man. These rights of liberalism - as the Popes have taught - are the instruments invented by Freemasonry against God, to free man from God. Henceforth man is free to sin, to disobey God ... Liberty, liberty of the press ... It is these liberties written in the Rights of Man which have been condemned by the popes for a century and a half.
Liberalism has its morality which is simply immorality: no brake on liberty. For twenty years they have succeeded in introducing into almost all the legislations of the states, all the principles which go against Catholic morality, such as abortion, free union – cohabitation being favored fiscally.
Liberalism has its politics: that of democracy, the democracy of numbers. It is the people who – supposedly – are in charge. But in fact, it is about better subjugating them, dominating them, dispossessing them to the benefit of an omnipotent state, of a totalitarian socialism which gradually destroys the right of ownership, which makes the citizen work for a third of the year for the state. Citizens practically become slaves of the totalitarian state. This is the politics of Liberalism, so-called liberty.
Liberalism has its education: it wants it to be atheist, secular, and one throughout the nation. In France, it wasn’t the bishops who defended the liberty of education, but families. If there had not been two million people who went to Paris to defeat the socialist law on education, there would be today in France only one kind of education and private education would have disappeared.
Liberalism has its economy, directed by international financial associations. To the extent that states apply a liberal morality, a liberal economy, a liberal education, liberal laws, even if they incur enormous debts, they are supported by the International Monetary Fund.
On the other hand, General Pinochet, a Catholic who wants to defend order in his country, they are trying by all means to defeat him and to ruin Chile. Similarly, all means are used to destabilize South Africa.
The Vatican itself has not escaped: it was ruined by International Finance. At the time of Cardinal Villot and - alas - under the protection of John XXIII and thanks to his naiveté, the Freemasons infiltrated the pontifical finances through Monsignor Marcinkus, of the Banco Ambrosio and of the famous Logia P 2. They advised the transfer of Vatican assets to Canada. A bank institute was created with this money. But it soon became bankrupt and the fortune of the Vatican disappeared. Cardinal Villot did not conceal it: "We went bankrupt. We lost everything. We were forced to lay off employees and cut salaries." The Vatican found itself financially on the verge of annihilation.
Obviously, the Freemasons hastened and International Finance intervened:
"Don’t worry, we are here. If you need money, here is some, as much as you want. We will support you. "
Even though the Vatican still publicly acknowledges the very poor state of its finances, this support explains the pressures that can be exerted on Rome in the appointment of bishops, or of such and such a cardinal, and also in decreeing all that the Pope does. He is now practically in the service of masonic liberalism. We have to say it like it is.
Assisi: the super-religion
We have just seen it in the course of the ceremony of Assisi, which is nothing more than the goal which the Freemasons have set through religious freedom: the establishment of a super-religion. For liberal masonry also has its myths: a super-religion, a world super-government, to actually put a hand on everything that has a little influence in the world. They didn’t make much noise about a meeting that illustrates this desire for a super-religion and which took place on September 27th in Assisi also. It was directed by Prince Philip of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth. It was a terrible thing, much worse than that which took place yesterday. It happened in the middle of the Basilica of St. Francis, with the participation of the five great religions, united under the auspices of a freemason, with the authorization of Rome ... for the protection of nature! The Italian newspapers were not mistaken in titling it:
"The super-religion presided over by Prince Philip of Edinburgh."
The Superior General of the Franciscans, Fr. Franco Zerini, assisted at this ceremony which he described as "the ecological harmony of humanity." Each of the religions finally renounced its dogmas, its doctrine, the pretension that a man who lived two thousand years ago is Himself the Way, the Truth and the Life. Scandal! Blasphemy! It’s over, this “pretension” of Our Lord Jesus Christ being the Way, the Truth and the Life. It’s a thing of the past!
How can one not see a connection between this "ceremony" - much more scandalous, of course - and yesterday’s meeting? Their goal is identical. Both constitute stages towards a super-religion, desired by Freemasonry, realized by the Vatican. This seems so terrible that one cannot believe that such a "ceremony" was authorized by Rome. There is, unfortunately, a small fact which shows that it is, however, sadly true. Father Franco asked Rome for permission for a Hindu dancer to appear in front of the altar of St. Francis in the basilica. The Vatican hesitated a moment, then agreed, the dancer in front expressing a hymn to the sun. A hymn to the sun – pagan - by a Hindu dancer ... while we remember St. Francis’ magnificent Canticle of the Sun, so beautiful, so elevated, so supernatural. It is a real sacrilege!
[The Archbishop then recalled the role played by Cardinal Bea, at the request of B'nai B'rith, who received their gold medal in recognition for obtaining the insertion and approval of religious freedom which they demanded in the conciliar texts.]
Ecumenism came through religious liberty, and by it, all the reforms which were done in the Church, the liturgical changes, the introduction of collegiality to please the Protestants and the democratic spirit of our time. Everything came from this acceptance of religious liberty and of the principles of the modern world. This is clear and if we do not keep this in mind, we cannot understand what happened behind the scenes at the Council, nor what is happening behind the scenes today at the Vatican. As Leo XIII said in Humanum genus, the goal of Freemasonry is to destroy all Christian institutions, all that Christianity has brought to society, to the family, to schools, to justice and to Christian peace. All that must be removed. It is the goal of the devil: Non serviam. I will not serve. I do not want to obey the law of God. I want liberty.
Our Lord came on earth to institute Religion. There is only one religion. Those who will not be converted to it will not be able to enter Heaven.
Our Lord said to His Apostles, "Go, teach all nations." He did not say: leave the Buddhists, the Muslims, and the pagans in peace. They each have their religion. Do not disturb them.
The missionaries left for the missions, they were killed, they shed their blood, they were martyrs. Now after the Assisi meeting, how can one be a missionary? Why go to Africa? Why go to the Indies? Why go to China to convert them, since all religions are equally a means of salvation? Why worry people who are in another religion? Ecumenism is the end of the missions, of the missionary spirit. This is extremely serious. The Church is essentially missionary. "Euntes, ite, docete." - Go, teach.” It is a terrible, radical change. It is not surprising that there are no more missionary vocations, no more priestly vocations.
Let us make Brittany's motto ours: "Potius mori quam foedari. – Death rather than betrayal."
We prefer to die than to betray our vocation, betray Our Lord Jesus Christ. For my part, I have no personal ideas; I only have the idea of the Church. I have always said to my seminarians, do not say: I am a disciple of Archbishop Lefebvre. No. I am a disciple of the Church, of the Tradition of the Church, of twenty centuries of the Church.
No, I am not alone, for I have twenty centuries of the Church with me. I am the echo of millions and billions of bishops, of faithful and of all the centuries of the past Church, to continue the Church. It is those who abandon the faith of the Church, who, themselves, betray the Church. Instead of destroying the Church, I spent my life building the Church.
† Marcel Lefebvre