(Image on left of high-ranking, *30th degree Freemason, "Cardinal" Achille Liénart)
*"These Ecône 'followers' ... should look up the Oath that a 30th Degree Mason (which Liénart became in 1924) takes, and then read the words of the Oath that a bishop-elect takes upon Consecration as a bishop. Put these two Oaths side-by-side and even a fool could realize that the two oaths are absolutely incompatible." -Mary Lejeune, "Canon Law Protects Us From Falling Into Schism", Sword of the Truth Newsletter, Mar-Apr, 1977
FYI: Rama Coomaraswamy publicly changed his view, from his 1982 glaringly deficient article on the question of the validity of Lefebvre's "Orders" [which the Hierarchy views as doubtful -TCW] from, quote: "There is no credible evidence which shows that Cardinal Liénart was a Freemason."
To the fact, that indeed "Cardinal" Leinart was a Freemason.
"It was Cardinal Leinart, another Freemason, who in 1950 petitioned Pius XII for permission to celebrate the Easter Vigil at night rather than in the morning - and this for "pastoral reasons". 44 Frs. Antonelli and Bugnini were glad to assist. What resulted was a new rite ..." -Rama Coomaraswamy, "The Destruction of the Christian Tradition," p. 246, 2006
"The Destruction of the Christian Tradition",
By Rama Coomaraswamy, 2006
Chapter 12 The Liturgical Revolution, pp. 246-247
"In 1948 Pius XII established the 'Commission for Liturgical Reform.' Its director was Rev. Ferinando Antonelli, O.F.M, (later Cardinal) and the Secretary the Rev. Annibale Bugnini, C.M. (later Archbishop). It is these two individuals who have primarily been responsible for the various steps that culminated in the 'Novus Ordo Missae'.
We have already presented evidence that Archbishop Bugnini was a Freemason. 43 The Freemasons have long dreamed of infiltrating, and indeed, of taking over the Church. It was Cardinal Leinart, another Freemason, who in 1950 petitioned Pius XII for permission to celebrate the Easter Vigil at night rather than in the morning - and this for 'pastoral reasons'. 44 Frs. Antonelli and Bugnini were glad to assist. What resulted was a new rite with 1) optional prayers; 2) the use of the vernacular; and 3) the rubric directing the celebrant to "sit and listen" rather than read from the altar. Then in 1953 the immemorial midnight Eucharistic fast was reduced from midnight to three hours. ... The next step occurred in 1955 when a new Holy Week rite was introduced. It contained the following key features: 1) everything was short and simple; 2) the priest faced the people during the essential parts of the rite; 3) the prayers at he foot of the altar and the Last Gospel were suppressed; and 4) the laity recited the Our Father aloud with the priest. The Palm Sunday service was altered along similar lines. Six of the collects, the ancient rite for the Blessings of the Palms, and the Gloris Laus et honor at the door were all suppressed. In addition the recitation of the Passion was shortened so as to omit the accounts of the anointing at Bethany and the Last Supper. Still more, the Triduum Sacrum or the sevices of the last three days of Holy Week along with the beautiful Office ofTenebrae were virtually destroyed; the Mass of the Presanctified on Good Friday was abolished and replaced with a simple communion service, and contrary to immemorial custom, a genuflection was prescribed at the prayer for the Jews. The Holy Saturday Vigil was dramatically changed, with its lessons reduced from twelve to four. There was also a drastic modification of the traditional rite for the Blessing of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle. The following year the ancient Vigil Service for Pentecost Eve was entirely suppressed. The liturgical revolution was well on its way."
TCW's Reply to Question on SSPX Argument about French Mason Talleyrand
(Contains historical record [writings] of Talleyrand regarding his sacramental intention)
1976 Italian Register of Secret Societies List of Freemasonic Infiltrators (Includes Liénart)
(The 1917 Code obliges Catholics to accept this Italian government list as valid, as (Canon 1814), states that civil documents are to be presumed genuine unless the contrary is proven by evident arguments.)
Why Marcel Lefebvre Was Never A Priest Or Bishop
(Thomistic Principles Invalidate SSPX "Orders" From Lefebvre)
Marcel Lefebvre's Freemasonic Activity at SSPX HQ's in Ecône