The War of Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization

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The War of Anti-Christ with the Church and Christian Civilization is a book written in 1885 by an Irishman, George F. Dillon, DD. It was republished by Fr. Denis Fahey in 1950 as Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked as the Secret Power Behind Communism. The central theme of the book alleges that atheistic Illuminism, through the infrastructure of Grand Orient freemasonry, driven by the ideology of the philosophies laid the foundations for a large scale, ongoing war against Christendom in general and Catholic Church in particular. The document claims that this had been manifested primarily through manipulating the outbreak of various radical liberal republican revolutions. Particularly those focused on atheism or religious indifferentism in their anti-Catholicism. The book details revolutionary activity in France, Italy, Germany and Ireland.

Included within the scope of the book is material on the Illuminati, Kabbalism, Jacobinism, the French Revolution, the Carbonari and Fenianism. The Alta Vendita document was given wider exposure in the Anglosphere after being first translated for the book and placed within a historical context. The book was influential to Catholic integralism in Ireland, Britain and the United States, as well as national conservative politics. Fahey who republished the book in the 1950s founded the Maria Duce political movement—critical of Fenianism associating it with Communism, it instead proposed an Irish National Catholicism under the social and spiritual reign of Christ the King. The company who republished it, the Britons Publishing Society, described the book as "of world-wide importance". (Summary from Wikipedia) (7 hr 30 min)


Preface 25:42 Read by Scott Foster
Introduction 12:39 Read by Fred Abboud
The Rise of Atheism in Europe 4:48 Read by Fred Abboud
Voltaire 16:04 Read by Scott Foster
Freemasonry 19:29 Read by Scott Foster
The Union and "Illuminism" of Masonry 12:00 Read by Eduardo
The Illuminism of Adam Weishaupt 15:49 Read by Eduardo
The Convent of Wilhelmsbad 4:43 Read by Eduardo
Cabalistic Masonry or Masonic Spiritism 6:35 Read by Eduardo
The French Revolution 13:15 Read by Eduardo
Napoleon and Freemasonry 15:08 Read by Scott Foster
Freemasonry after the Fall of Napoleon 13:24 Read by Eduardo
Kindred Secret Societies in Europe 16:08 Read by Eduardo
The Carbonari 5:39 Read by Eduardo
Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita 21:38 Read by Geremia
Letter of Piccolo Tigre 36:29 Read by Geremia
The Intellectual and War Party in Masonry 8:37 Read by Morielle
Lord Palmerston 11:36 Read by Jeff Allen
War of the Intellectual Party 16:34 Read by Jeff Allen
The War Party under Palmerston 15:33 Read by Jeff Allen
The International, the Nihilists, the Black Hand, &c.; 28:59 Read by Carol
Freemasonry with Ourselves 40:50 Read by Carol
Fenianism 31:41 Read by Carol
Sad Ending of the Conspirators 9:25 Read by Carol
The Triumph of Irish Faith 16:46 Read by Carol
Catholic Organization 16:55 Read by Fred Abboud
Catholic Total Abstinence Societies 13:45 Read by Fred Abboud