Fr. Malachi Martin is another controversial figure amongst Traditional Catholics. Some consider him a brave man who exposed the Judeo-Masonic infiltration of the Catholic Church, while others think he was nothing more than a “double agent” and a liberal who was among the destroyers of the Faith.
Fr. Malachi Martin was a Catholic priest who wrote several books claiming that Judeo-Masons had infiltrated the Catholic Church. He claimed that John XXIII and Paul VI were Freemasons, that Cardinal Siri was elected in 1958 only to be threatened by the Freemasons if he accepted, that John Paul I was murdered by a Freemasonic Cardinal, etc. His most famous and horrifying claim, however, was that there was a satanic enthronement ceremony that took place in the Vatican in the 1960s, following the election of Paul VI. This ceremony was described in his book “Windswept House”, which is perhaps the most popular of his writings. He was going to publish another book that would further detail satan’s infiltration of the Church, it was entitled “Primacy: How the Institutional Roman Catholic Church became a Creature of the New World Order. However, Fr. Martin died in 1999 after falling down the stairs at his home, and thus, the book was never completed. Some believe that he was murdered by a Freemason who wanted to make sure that the book was not finished.
Then there are some people who believe in the theory that Fr. Malachi Martin was a “double agent”, and/or that he was a liberal who did not hold to the Dogmas of the Faith. MauricePinay is among those who claim that Fr. Martin was a liberal, and that he was, in the words of Pinay, “an unapologetic destroyer of the Church”.
Now, MauricePinay is very good at exposing the Judeo-Masonic infiltration of the Church, no doubt. But his claims against Fr. Malachi Martin are only partly correct. He was able to prove that Fr. Martin was a liberal, but a fact that he fails to mention is that Fr. Martin repented of his liberalism, and became a Traditional Catholic after Vatican II.
Hugh Akins, author of the book “Synagogue Rising” (a book that I highly recommend, by the way), knew Fr. Martin personally. Here is what Akins had to say about him:
“Fr. Malachi Martin, whom this author had the honor of knowing personally, had
come practically full circle from his earlier liberal days in the Vatican. It
was a slow gradual transformation, but a certainty that the good Father became
more and more traditional over the years, actually more traditional with the
completion of each of his best selling books, which required of him extensive
research study and prayer, until the final book, which he never got to complete,
and which may have very well cost him his life. A work that was to shed light on
Modernist Rome’s complicity in the building of the anti-Christian Judaic-Masonic
New World Order, was too much for the enemies of Christ. A book of that nature
written by an author of his standing would have reached millions and had to be
stopped. There were many indications that the cause of Fr. Martin’s death was
assassination, including the disappearance of the unfinished manuscript and his
own final words that he’d been pushed down a flight of stairs while in his
wheelchair.He was not able to identify the assailant who attacked from behind.
His murderer may have escaped justice in time, but not in eternity. God knows
his identity and will exact His vengeance. Fr. Martin may your soul rest in
And regarding Fr. Martin’s claim of the satanic enthronement that occurred in the Vatican, Hugh Akins stated the following:
“Cardinal Bernardin’s involvement in satanic rituals is well known among
discerning Catholics. It was verified by both Fathers Malachi Martin and Charles
Fiore, the latter whom described his Eminence as an evil man and a flaming
homosexual. The rape of the very young girl in the bestselling Fr. Martin novel,
WINDSWEPT HOUSE, was a fictional depiction of a real-life satanic consecration,
which featured forced acts with a small child on the altar of a church during a
Satanic Mass, allegedly committed by Cardinal Bernardin. According to Father
Fiore, the rape victim, now an adult who came forward to make her accusations
known, was a very brave and credible woman.”
I actually debated MauricePinay about Fr. Malachi Martin on CatholicInfo and Ignis Ardens, and mentioned these two quotes from Hugh Akins to him. But Pinay dismissed the statements as “hearsay”.
Of course, how could someone who knew Fr. Martin personally be spreading “hearsay”? Shouldn’t we be more inclined to trust someone who knew him personally?
I am also baffled at those who deny Fr. Martin’s claims of the satanic enthronement ceremony. Even MauricePinay dismisses it, saying there is “no evidence”. If you believe that Freemasons infiltrated the Church (and they certainly did), then why would you find it difficult to believe that they had a ceremony to celebrate their infiltration? We shouldn’t put it past such evil people.
So, what should we think about Fr. Malachi Martin? According to Hugh Akins, who knew him personally, Fr. Martin was a liberal during the days of Vatican II, but repented afterwards, and became Traditional. He then devoted the rest of his life to exposing the Judeo-Masonic infiltration of the Church. There is no evidence that suggests he did not convert, or that he was a “double agent”. These claims are nothing more than rumours being spread against a man who isn’t even alive to defend himself. Thus, we should ignore such ridiculous assertions and rumours and trust the words of the man who knew him personally. May Fr. Martin’s soul rest in peace.