Scarlet and the Beast The Hungarian Masonic Revolution.pdf
Vicomte Léon de Poncins - Freemasonry and the Vatican (7)
"Finally, we come to the third stage in the work of Masonry, that of its direct intervention in politics. This is how Leo XIII described it in his Encyclical of 19th March, 1902:
"Freemasonry is the permanent personification of the Revolution; it constitutes a sort of society in reverse whose aim is to exercise an occult overlordship upon society as we know it, and whose sole raison d'étre consists in waging war against God and His Church." (Encyclical: On the 25th Year of Our Pontificate)"
Then comes the second stage in the activities of Masonry—secret activity outside the lodges—which consists in spreading and implanting throughout the world the philosophical ideas of Freemasonry tinder a general cover of humanitarianism.
This is how Leo XIII described it in his Encyclical of 19th March, 1902:
But one point which we must emphasise in this context is the secrecy surrounding all these activities.
Freemasonry is practically never mentioned in the Press; history books are silent about the power and influence of the Order, and governments and parliaments never dare debate such a dangerous subject. Reports of Masonic meetings and Congresses are not available to the public; Masonic magazines and publications are not placed in the Bibliothéque Nationale or the British Museum, although the law of the land demands it.
In general, we can say that Freemasonry has succeeded in keeping its political activities secret. But no secret can be kept indefinitely, and it is nearly always possible to discover the Masonic origins of such and such a political decision—only by that time it is usually too late to hinder it. We have chosen the following examples from history to illustrate this point:
Preparations for the Congress in June were put in hand at an earlier one in January 1917, as the minutes of the subsequent meeting relate:
Freemasonry in the Vatican by Vicomte Léon de Poncins — 1968 A.D.
From Back Cover — WHEREAS before the war it was little known or discussed, Freemasonry today commands an ever-growing and informed audience which has called forth much serious literature and has even provoked television documentary films which have aroused widespread interest.
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