by F. John Loughnan

Early in December 2001, I entered into correspondence with an Indian gentleman who is a member of the Yahoo Groups' "Traditional Catholics in Asia" - a pro Society of St Pius X forum. Following some exchanges, he was "shocked" when I revealed to him that I also am a subscriber to that Group, but limit it to an observer basis. Accordingly, I was able to read every negative comment that he had written on that group.

I was reminded of an occasion, some twenty odd years ago, when after attending the "traditional" Latin Mass in one of the halls used by Fr. Augustin Cummins, C.S.S.R., and while the adults were engaged in social chat, one of the boys from the group - a country boy - challenged my prepubescent son to "a fight around the back of the hall where God can't see us"! Of course, we all know that God can see all of one's thoughts and actions; - but these days, mere mortals can also be privvy to some of the things we write here and there, especially on discussion boards!

In his most recent message my friend from India asked me why, after about 25 years as an adherent to the SSPX, did I leave them, and why not return to them? One of the reasons I provided was to point out the anomaly for the SSPX, which poses as guardian of "Tradition", to refuse obedience to the "legitimate order from a legitimate superior", Pope Pius XII, who reformed the Holy Week liturgy, ordering the full re-enstating of the Prayers for the Jews, - as it had been for nearly 1000 years until the 11th century!!! Fr. Angele would say: "I won't genuflect for the Jews."

Thomas Sparks

Another recent event which prompted the disclosure of these files was a concern expressed by an English supporter of the SSPX, on another Yahoo Groups' pro "SSPX" forum, "Tradcatholic2". He was concerned at certain allegations made by Thomas Sparks on Sparks' own forum which operates under the name: "Catholic". In that forum, and any other forum which accepts his subscription, his themes are consistent: anti-semitic, racist and religiously bigoted. Click on Appendix 1 to see the exchange.

Thomas Sparks is well known in e-mail forum circles (having been thrown off many of them 1 for his espousal of racism and for his distortion 2 of the Catholic Dogma, "Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus" - Outside the Church there is no Salvation), and is a fanatical adherent to the Feneyite St Benedict Center in New Hampshire, USA. Neither the latter group, nor the Society of St Pius X [SSPX], is in full communion with the Holy See. The Dogma is officially and authoratively given in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" - which cuts no ice with Thomas who believes it to be seriously deficient; he believes that he and the excommunicated (and now long reconciled and deceased) Fr. Feeney are better qualified than the Pope to expound on and interpret this matter of Catholic Faith!!!
For the official interpretation of the Dogma, click Appendix 2 below.

Thomas, also operates under the names "tommythelesser" and "Mr Thomas Sparks". In addition to being "moderator" of his "Catholic" forum, and a frequent contributor to another racist Yahoo Group forum, "Catholic White Knights", he is also an adherent and promoter of the British National Party. To get an insight into his contribututions to the "Catholic White Knights", click below on Appendix 3

Mr Thomas Sparks appears prepared to use any available forum 3 and his own website 4 to promote his strange opinions on the Catholic Dogma "Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus", and to quote from the schismatic and excommunicated SSPX Bishop, Richard Williamson, in support of those opinions. The brief quotes presented by Nicholas Bergstrom-Allen to the Yahoo Groups "SSPX" forum, were sloughed-off by former SSPX seminarian, Dominic Marino, who represented "His Excellency"(???) Bishop Williamson as "a great model of Catholic virtue", that accusations against the bishop of anti-semitism is "slander", and that "the Society is not anti-semetic, nor is it racist." To read the whole "Sparks on Williamson" file, click below on Appendix 4

Jason Baran - another SSPX racist

"Moderator" of the Yahoo Groups forum "Catholic White Knights", Jason Baran includes in his blurb for the group the statement: "This list is NOT for National Socialists" (emphasis as in the original.) Nevertheless, the Heil Hitlering 5 Thomas Sparks is the major contributor to the forum! Makes sense?

Hold on to your hats as you plumb the depths of this "Catholic White Knight" in Appendix 5

Thomas W. Case on Bishop Williamson

Extract from: "The Society of St. Pius X Gets Sick"

If Williamson's salvation doctrine is a little cockeyed, his doctrine concerning the Jews is also. Since Catholics hold a wide spectrum of beliefs concerning relations with Judaism, it will be best to juxtapose the Church's statements with those of the bishop. The reader may then deliberate on how far the one view deviates from the other. The Church believes that Christ, who is our peace, has through His cross reconciled Jews and According to Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions promulgated on October 28, 1965, "Even though the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ (. John 19:6), neither all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during His passion. It is true that the Church is the new people of God, yet the Jews should not be spoken of as rejected or accursed as if this followed from holy Scripture. Consequently, all must take care, lest in catechizing or in preaching the Word of God, they teach anything which is not in accord with the truth of the Gospel message or the spirit of Christ."

According to Richard Williamson's February 1, 1991, Letter from Winona, "Until [the Jews] re-discover their true Messianic vocation [by conversion to Christ], they may be expected to continue fanatically agitating, in accordance with their false messianic vocation of Jewish world-dominion, to prepare the Anti-Christ's throne in Jerusalem. So we may fear their continuing to play their major part in the agitation of the East and in the corruption of the West. Here the wise Catholic will remember that, again, the ex-Christian nations have only their own Liberalism to blame for avowing free circulation within Christendom to the enemies of Christ.... Remembering also that Annas and Caiaphas induced but never obliged Judas to betray Jesus, and that the Apostle's betrayal was a crime far worse than the Jews deicide, he will look at the state of the Catholic Church today and see why the enemies of Christendom are being given so much power...."

In 1989, Williamson delivered some speeches in Canada that caused some consternation, and got him investigated for possible hate crimes by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In Sherbrooke, Quebec, he said, "there was not one Jew killed in the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies. The Jews created the Holocaust so we would prostrate ourselves on our knees before them and approve of their new State of Israel.... Jews made up the Holocaust, Protestants get their orders from the devil, and the Vatican has sold its soul to liberalism."

Later he defended these statements, stating that "I was attacking the enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that includes Jews, as well as Communists and Freemasons."

Williamson returned to the United States before the investigation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police got off the ground, but now the Pius X publications Verbum, Angelus and Williamson's monthly Letter are banned in Canada. A Letter from Winona (Nov. 3, 1991) quotes from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a scurrilous document purportedly written by Jews, describing a Jewish master plan to take over the world. The document keeps popping up in Jew-hating circles as if it were a newly discovered proof of Jewish malice. It is actually a piece of disinformation written by a Russian in the employ of the Czar's Secret Police, and has been known to be a fraud by all serious historians for nearly a century.

Along with many crack-pot historical revisionists, Williamson subscribes to the big lie that Hitler had no intention, nor much success if he did have the intention of exterminating the Jewish race in Europe. To believe that, you would have to believe in an impossibly far-ranging conspiracy of U.S. Army soldiers and officers; French and English soldiers and others; numerous investigating commissions, hundreds of thousands of faked reports, faked death camp records; faked photographs; faked testimonies; and faked dead bodies. It is an insane hatred that causes such fervid denial of historical fact, and which bestows an utterly superhuman power on diabolical conspirators (Jews, Illuminati, Masons) thought to be responsible for everything that has gone wrong in the history of the world. 6

Fr. Antholy Fisher, O.P. on Archbishop Lefebvre

There are also hints of an anti-semitic xenophobia reminiscent of Action Franšaise in the Lefebrvrists' rhetoric. Viewing the rapprochement with Judaism at Vatican II with alarm, Lefebvre was involved in various failed maneuvers to reverse this at the Council. (62) One of the things his party objected to was the Council's repudiation of the notion of collective Jewish guilt for the execution of Jesus, its deprecation of anti-semitism and maltreatment of Jews, and its failure to call the Jews to conversion. Nor has Cardinal Lustiger's self-description as a Jew helped to endear him to the Lefebvrist demonstrators in Paris. 7

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Mr xxxxx xxxxxx, a xxxxxxxxxxer, contributed to Jim Vogel's SSPX@onelist.com forum and to RomanCatholics@egroups.com up to early 2001 when he advised the group:

"Just a short note to tell you that I have been accepted to the seminary in Australia..." 7

This brash and racist young man is quite typical of an "enthusiastic" SSPXer.
Click on Appendix 8 to view some of his remarks.

And, then there is "Holy War"!!!

I first became aware of "Holy War" 8 as a link on the "Brindles of Bardstown" 9 sites "In Hoc Signo Vinces (IHSV)" 10 and "Ecclesia Militans". 11

As to the "motives" of HOLY WAR - Click on "HOLY WAR" at the top of the left-hand-side Index to view the following:

Some of the racist and Integrist links may be viewed HERE. - Click on "LINKS" in the left-hand-side Index to view the the current Integrist sites:

At the time of the initian compilation of this file, they included:
In hoc Signo Vinces:
Istituto Mater Boni Consilii:
FraternitÓ di San Pio X░(italiano):
TAN Books
The Fatima Network:
The Angelus Press
Adoremus in Ăternum:
The Roman Connection:
End of Man

Well, What HAVE Some Attitudes Been Towards The Jews?

Click on Appendix 7 to view some of attitudes and actions

Does Anyone Else Consider the SSPX to be Anti-semitic?

Yes, of course! But, just as the SSPX adherent denies that he is a schismatic and excommunicant, so too is he in a state of denial on the anti-semitism of the SSPX. The extracts in Appendix 8 could be helpful on this matter...

How Did I Come To Ask Questions On "The Jews" and anti-semitism?

As an SSPXer, over the years I had come to acquire and read many books and pamphlets on "The Jews" - much the same way, I guess, as do the Muslims; I think it is part and parcel of extremism. Eventually, however, I became aware of the Society's "clay feet", and started to question many things - one of which was in relation to "loving" one's "neighbour". Who IS my neighbour? Could a Jew possibly be my neighbour? Should I harbour hatred against my neighbour? Did Jesus issue any command to hate another person? Did He not, in fact, command us to do good even to our enemies? In any event, Appendix 9 lists the contents of my "Jewish" library. And Appendix 10 sets out the skeleton of a document which was the result of research on some of the "sacred-cows" of Integrism. After withdrawing support from the SSPX, I needed to go through a period of de-toxification from its influences. Thus, I read a lot and eventually compiled (in note form) "My Reasons For Withdrawing Support From The Society of St Pius X (SSPX)" It eventually ran to about 140 pages. Copies were sent to Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, and to Archbishop George Pell in Melbourne, Australia. They are MY reasons - they do not need to be anyone else's reasons.

Can A Jew Be Pope?

I must thank the SSPX for setting the scene, inadvertently allowing for the "traditionalist" scales to be lifted from my eyes. The data has helped me in re-assessing my thoughts; the matters herein simply demonstrate the fact that popes, bishops and clergy, and laity throughout time are, most certainly, human beings; that despite the human element and any false "holier than thou" dissent, the Church continues. The moral of the story is: not to be disparaging of those who are not "our" vicars, but "Christ's" vicars, if we are ignorant of past events. God has judged all of them, and may God have mercy on their souls; let us look after our own souls before - no, instead of judging others. May God have mercy on us all! Appendix 11 looks at this subject.


Conclusion of Migrants' and Itinerants' Jubilee

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 4 (ZENIT.org).- On June 2, 2000, St. Peter's Square became the scene of a multiethnic festival, which included the participation of 30,000 immigrants, refugees, gypsies, circus performers, sailors, and many others, reflecting a vivid picture of the "catholic" character of the Church. The Migrants' and Itinerants' Jubilee culminated in a Mass celebrated by John Paul II, during which he made it very clear that one cannot be both a Catholic and a racist at the same time.

"Even today in the world there are narrow-minded attitudes, including rejection, due to unfounded fears and withdrawal into self interest," the Pontiff denounced. But, these are "discriminations that are incompatible with belonging to Christ and the Church. Furthermore, the Christian community is called to spread the yeast of fraternity and of coexistence in difference in the world."

Thank God for Pope John Paul II!


Based on my experiences and observations, I believe that the Society of St Pius X is an anti-semitic group. It breeds, harbors and sustains anti-semitic prejudice via conspiracy theories. I do not believe that anti-semitism is consistent with the message of Jesus Christ. I have often wondered - what my reaction would have been had I been born a Jew? I have tried to imagine myself in the position of those who have been so unjustly treated, terrorized and brutalized in the past.

I must add that I do not condone or agree, in any way, with Jewish terrorist de-humanizing of the Palestinians - nor of any other terrorist acts. I think that Lex talionis [the Law of Retaliation] is blatantly sterile, futile and self-perpetuating. Further reading on Australian Jewish-Christian Relations is available in items 12 - 15 in the Appendices and References section below.

Appendices and Further References:

  1. Appendix 1: Tradcatholic2 Forum: SSPX, Bishop WILLIAMSON, and the JEWS
  2. Appendix 2: Catechism of the Catholic Church on "Outside the Church there is no salvation"
  3. Appendix 3: "Catholic White Knights" and Thomas Sparks - racism unmasked
  4. Appendix 4: Thomas Sparks on Bishop Williamson, the SSPX and the Jews
  5. Appendix 5: "Catholic White Knights" and Jason Baran - racism unmasked
  6. Appendix 6: An SSPX/Feneyite on Jews and anyone opposed to his views
  7. Appendix 7: What Have Been Some Attitudes Towards The Jews?
  8. Appendix 8: Does Anyone Else Think That The SSPX is Anti-semitic?
  9. Appendix 9: My "Jewish" Library
  10. Appendix 10: The Skeleton of "My Reasons For Withdrawing Support From The Society Of St Pius X [SSPX]
  11. Appendix 11: Can A Jew Be Pope?

  12. Jewish Christian Relations - Articles
  13. Jewish Christian Relations - Rightly Explaining the Word of Truth
  14. Appendix to above
  15. Jewish Christian Relations - Re-Reading Paul, A fresh look at his attitude to Torah and to Judaism


  1. Even including the Yahoo Groups Integrist Feeneyite "Sacred Heart" forum. The former Moderator, Mike Malone (R.I.P.) promoted anti-semitic themes.
  2. For an excellent refutation of the distortion - The Case Against Feeney And For Baptism Of Blood And Desire
  3. Sparks went so far as to invade the "Trappist" forum - a group of extremely mild gentlefolk.
  4. Thomas Sparks' website: "No Salvation Outside The Catholic Church"
  5. Actually, he says "Hail Hitler"!
  6. "The Society of St Pius X Gets Sick", by Thomas W. Case, Fidelity Magazine.
  7. Lefebvrism: Jansenism Revisited?
  8. That is, he was accepted as a seminarian into the SSPX Australian Seminary.
  9. Refer to "Oh What A Tangled Web They Weave..."
  10. In Hoc Signo Vinces - Where the link still exists to "Alfred Olsen's Hjemmeside", a.k.a. :Holy War"!
  11. Ecclesia Militans - Which seems to be in a state of hibernation; perhaps John has been drafted into the Military?

Dead links repaired Maech 21, 2006. F.J.L.

Click here for Extracts from Fr. Fahey's "The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation"

References and Sources for "My Reasons..."

Skeleton Outline of "My Reasons for Withdrawing Support from the Society of St Pius X [SSPX]

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