Taylor Marshall “Infiltration” Book Review Part One

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The British publication Mass of Ages graciously accepted part one of my book review of Taylor Marshall’s Infiltration.

I am happy to say that the Summer, 2020 issue is now available for free viewing. Turn to page 40.

You are not going to want to miss this one, folks. Trust me.
-Kevin

Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within (Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2019) by Dr. Taylor Marshall: a Review.
Kevin Symonds

In this book, Taylor Marshall firmly maintains that the Catholic Church has been literally infiltrated by her enemies, thereby experiencing a massive campaign of disruption and distortion. A particular area in which Marshall advances this thesis pertains to the influence of the Vincentian priest, and later Archbishop, Annibale Bugnini (1912-1982) in the liturgical reforms of the mid-twentieth century. This review focuses on Marshall’s presentation of Bugnini’s influence upon these reforms and in particular of Marshall’s claim that Bugnini was involved with Freemasonry. It will be argued that, despite his eagerness to find evidence of ‘infiltration’ and his animus against Bugnini, Marshall actually misses some important evidence in favor of Bugnini’s membership of the Italian Freemasons.

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Vision of Pope St. Gregory the Great

Hello Everyone!

I received a text message from a friend asking me about the famous vision of Pope St. Gregory the Great during the plague of Rome in 590 A.D. I have been busy doing some research so as to provide a sure answer. I’d like to present my findings in bullet-format.

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Ven. Pius XII & an Ecumenical Council

Over at Catholic Herald, Fr. Raymond de Souza has published an article about Pope Ven. Pius XII not calling an Ecumenical Council. The recent opening of the archives of the first 10 years of Pius’ pontificate was the occasion for Fr. de Souza’s article.

Because of my research with Fátima, I have an abiding interest in Pius XII. Some time ago, I published a brief blog post about the book The Godmother by Fr. Charles Murr.* In this book, Murr, Mother Pascalina’s godson, revealed the reason why Pius XII did not call an Ecumenical Council.

Fr. Murr says that Mother Pascalina told him that, in fact, Pius XII had prepared everything for a Council. Ultimately, however, he judged the bishops not to be sufficiently mature to carry out a Council.

I wonder if the archives will verify this statement? Time will tell!


* The post is dated to September, 2018. In truth, I withheld it from publication until after September, 2019.