Antisemitism on the Catholic Right

The Remnant bookstore is selling one of the most odious examples of 20th century Catholic antisemitism–Maurice Pinay, The Plot against the Church, of which Sandra Miesel has written:

In 1962, a singularly vicious specimen of Catholic anti-Semitism was published just before Vatican II, reportedly by a team of twelve clerics—probably Latin Americans and one said to be a bishop—under the pen name “Maurice Pinay.” They were attempting to forestall any concessions to the Jews, such as would occur in the council’s declaration on non-Christian religions, Nostra Aetate, which “deplores all hatreds, persecutions, displays of antisemitism leveled at any time or from any source against the Jews.” “The Plot Against the Church” spews venom like a geyser of hot sewage. For them, “the damned Jews” are literally a “Synagogue of Satan” and their ubiquitous iniquity is responsible for every evil that has befallen the Church—persecutions, heresies, barbarian invasions, the Reformation, revolutions—from Roman times to the present. Moreover these adepts of black magic and Satanism are the “wirepullers” behind Freemasonry and communism, ever conspiring to destroy the Church and rule the world.

The reader who passed this on to me observes, “I don’t think the Remnant’s editors should be surprised to find themselves in the SPLC report if they’re selling stuff like this.”

You can read it for yourself on-line.

One thought on “Antisemitism on the Catholic Right

  1. The anti-semitism that Catholic traditionalism seems to be prone to is one of the major roadblocks that keeps me from going that route (FSSP, Inst. CK, not the schismatics).

    I just don’t get it. Perhaps anti-semitism is just a peculiar manifestation of original sin amongst Gentiles.

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