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Was Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre a Freemason? - II
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Christopher Shannon, January 29th, 1997
Posted on Today's Catholic World News Blog, April 23, 2013
Personal Witness, me. Rogation Days, Mon, Tues, Wed of 5th week after Easter, Year 1972, Econe-Sion, Switzerland. The two towns are only a few blocks apart. Procession through Econe-Sion from his seminary. Masonic band formed in front, led whole procession. Very disturbing! I was in procession, most uncomfortable. Never heard of such a thing. Later, back in US on TV saw other European processions led by bands. Why? Why a band? Playing band music. Why? Processions are led by the Crucifix, NOT a 15 piece band! . . . anyway, I asked people in the procession what is going on here? They all said it's the Sion Masonic band. Lefebvre is a Mason, it's OK. Since I hadn't yet really dug into the Masonic issue, Jewish issue, Conspiracy issue - This certainly got me started!

A picture of Marcel Lefebvre smiling

"The man's a devil, benign saintly smile"

I was in Econe-Sion, 2 months, by this time very nervous about what to do if they accepted me. I went there uncomfortable to begin with, something strange about Lefebvre, Econe, his Roman connections.

Anyway I figured if they took me in permanently, I'd finish the course if I could (I didn't like the Masonic thing). Finish, be ordained, cool it a few years, being a nice guy for them, then bolt the Society. My goal was ordination whatever the cost, as long as it didn't cost me my soul.

Then two things came together. I was getting more nervous about Masonry and Econe being right in the middle of it -- Sion, Switzerland, I learned while there, was a major European Center of Freemasonry . . . How did I discover all this? Again, people there told me! No mystery or digging required. Strange.

He (Lefebvre) was ordained by a known Masonic Cardinal Achille Liénart of whom I heard when I was in Fatima, but that is another story. I met Liénart in Fatima 2 years before, where he met with others among whom I also happened to be seeking a finish to my seminary career. Coincidence, but an instructive one.

Already I was seeking a higher path. The religious orders I was in and out of, about 6 of them were closer to the contemplative style I thought I was seeking & this kind of pursuit is OK in Canon Law, upward, upward, is why I was allowed to leave one and join another.

“The man’s a devil...”

I suppose you would rather read something exposing the Masonic origins of SSPX.

My answer to this is it has to be written yet and I don't know who will -- books at this point are not my style. Maybe someone has. I doubt it. Others have already exposed the Society in bits and pieces. No books I am aware of.

And this. Follow the money trail. I suspect the bulk of the funds are from Rome. Lefebvre made frequent trips to Rome while I was with him (I sat next to him at the dinner table). All of these were cordial, not combative, or argumentative, as most would believe. He was simply arranging strategies under the leadership of his Roman bosses. How do I know this, too? He told me.

The man's a devil, benign saintly smile. The sugar, the poison, was instilled in the process and grows, and grows, until the harvest."

It is very important to know this, because it is one of many things that were brought back in modern times that were condemned in the past. And this is not a case of the Church changing her mind. It is a case of a representative of the Church doing something he should not be doing.

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