VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, whom Pope Francis appointed head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, has felt it necessary to affirm publicly that he is neither a Freemason nor a spy of the globalist billionaire George Soros.
In an interview with Crux, Fernandez attempted to ward off accusations leveled against him due to his heterodox positions on Catholic sexual teaching such as the grave sinfulness of all sexual acts outside of marriage.
“I am not a Freemason, nor an ally of the New World Order, nor a Soros spy infiltrated in the Church. Those are pure fantasies,” Fernandez told Crux, dismissing concerns of Catholics regarding the undermining of the Church from within through heresy.
“I try to be an honest person, I confess often, I love the Church and its doctrine, most of my writings are about spirituality and prayer,” he claimed. “I cannot conceive my life without God. So [they may] have confidence, and it is better [for them] to look for enemies of the faith elsewhere.”
To faithful Catholics, however, Fernandez’s agenda of pushing the boundaries on the Church’s teachings on sexual morality means that his appointment by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s doctrinal office may result in the attempt to undermine that teaching, to the confusion and loss of many souls.
Nor does Fernandez’s insistence that he will see to it that all the Roman curial offices “accept the recent Magisterium” reassure those who object to the departures from Apostolic tradition and the Church’s longstanding teaching and discipline on moral matters.
Referring to the letter of appointment from Pope Francis, Fernandez stated:
I take very seriously the last thing the letter says: that I must ensure that both the documents of the dicastery and those of others ‘accept the recent Magisterium.’ This is essential for the internal coherence of thought in the Roman Curia. Because it can happen that answers are given to certain theological issues without accepting what Francis has said that is new on those issues. And it’s not only inserting a phrase from Pope Francis but allowing thought to be transfigured with his criteria. This is particularly true for moral and pastoral theology.
One has only to look at the newest document for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality, which has been seen by the Pope, to understand how far from Catholic doctrine high-ranking prelates in the Vatican have wandered.
If ensuring that all Roman dicasteries ‘accept the recent Magisterium’ means that no one may any longer object to such things as giving Communion to the divorced and remarried without the requirement that they repent of adultery and refrain from conjugal relations — a position officially endorsed by Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, which was penned by Fernandez, and is now being pushed in the Synod on Synodality — then the time may have come within the Vatican in which all opposition to a new “sexual revolution” within the Church is being trampled underfoot from the top down.
Fernandez’s insistence that he is not a Freemason is a curious one, since it has long been known that the Masons have infiltrated the walls of the Vatican in a long-term plan of undermining the Church from within through corruption and heresy. Given that this seems to be exactly the intention of Fernadez, the accusation and counter-denial may well be worth revisiting.
In 1978, a century after the publication of the Masonic document Alta Vendita — which laid out a plan to destroy the Church from within — and two decades after the Freemasons launched a plot to take over Italy’s seminaries, Italian lawyer and investigative journalist Carmine Minor Pecorelli, published a list of high-ranking Vatican cardinals, bishops, and priests whom he identified as members of Masonic lodges. The list compiled by Pecorelli, director of a news agency and journal specializing in political scandals and crimes, L’Osservatorio Politico, came to be known as “Pecorelli’s List,” and included the names, dates of entry into Freemasonry, code numbers, and acronyms of 120 Vatican officials.
Using the list, the Italian police raided the home of the Grand Master of a highly secretive Masonic Lodge in Rome that had engaged in efforts to infiltrate the Vatican and ruin it financially.
Archbishop Edouard Gagnon also confirmed to three Popes after conducting an extensive investigation that included obtaining information through Interpol that Freemasons had indeed infiltrated the Vatican by becoming priests and had risen to the highest levels of the Roman Curia. Some men of the Roman Curia named on Pecorelli’s list are still alive and held recent posts in the Vatican.
If a suspected bishop wishes to truly prove he is neither from Freemasonry nor influenced by the Lodge, there could be no surer way of doing so than to zealously uphold and defend the Church’s teachings and practice. To undermine or attack Catholic doctrine, morals, and practice, despite all claims to the contrary, raises legitimate questions about infiltration within the hierarchy, since this was precisely what the Masons laid as their plan a century and a half ago, and is what they have been known to have been doing for at least the last 50 years. If undermining the faith does not require that a man be a Mason, it certainly means he is carrying out the work of the Masons for them.