Denis Fahey

Fr. Denis Fahey Archive

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Established on the Feastday of St. Cecilia, November 22, 2006

Fr. Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp. (July 3, 1883-January 21, 1954), a member of the Holy Ghost Congregation, was a well-known author of the pre-Vatican II era, whose works, even today, are an inspiration for traditional Catholics all over the world. The main thrust behind his scholarly endeavors was to bring forth the Kingship of Christ in each and every land. Whether it was his theoretical constructs for social order or the exposition of the forces which strove to undermine the rights of Almighty God, Fr. Fahey fought tirelessly for Christ and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

A devout and committed priest, Fr. Fahey saw the Sacraments, and especially the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as the summit of man's "social" activities. From The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganization of Society, he spoke of the indispensable component for man's spiritual and material well being:

The centre of order in the actual world is Our Lord..., for it is through Him alone that men can be in fully harmonious relation to God and amongst themselves. The culminating expression of mankind's acceptance of order is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This is so because the Mass, being the renewal of the one supremely-acceptable act of submission of Calvary, is the official act of submission to God ... on the part of the Mystical Body of Christ, in union with its Head.

The Fr. Denis Fahey Archive will provide a repository of information about this heroic soldier of Christ and offer a counterbalance to the misinformation that his good name has endured from those on the Left and the neglect of those on the Right because of the controversial subjects that he fearlessly tackled.

Opinions expressed in this department are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TRADITIO Network.

(Articles) (Books & Pamphlets) (Photographs) (Maria Duce)



On the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Fr. Denis Fahey (Anthony, 06/30/08)
Separation of Church and State (Anthony, 04/11/19)
On the Centennial of Fr. Denis Fahey's Ordination (Anthony, 09/24/10)
Christophe Buffin de Chosal (Anthony, 07/19/19)
Fr. Fahey and the Economists: A Comment (Anthony, 09/11/07)
The Collapse of the Euro and the Kingship of Christ (Anthony, 05/07/11)
The Kingship of Christ and Obamacare (Anthony, 08/17/12)
Review of Locke on Money (Anthony, 07/24/13)
Fr. Fahey against the Coming New Order (Anthony, 12/26/05)
Fr. Fahey Versus Obamacare (Anthony, 12/28/09)
The Passing of Fr. Fahey (Anthony, 12/17/09)
Review of Christ, King of Nations: A Catechism of Divine Rights in Society (Anthony, 08/05/10)
Fr. Fahey -- A Prophet in Modernist Times (Anthony, 05/23/10)
Review of Secret Societies and the Kingship of Christ (Anthony, 03/22/20)
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Books, Mongraphs & Pamphlets

Cover of The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation (1953). Fr. Fahey forthrightly tackles the issue of "anti-Semitism" and the "Naturalism" of the Jewish nation in their opposition to the True Messias, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Cover of The Church and Farming (1953). The theme of this work centers on how liberal democracy and Naturalism have negatively affected farming, in particular, family farming.
Cover of The Kingship of Christ, According to the Principles of Thomas Aquinas (1931). A brilliant elucidation based on the teachings of the Angelic Doctor about the Rights of Almighty God in the temporal affairs of men.
Review of The Kingship of Christ, According to the Principles of Thomas Aquinas.
Cover of Mental Prayer, According to the Principles of St. Thomas Aquinas (1927). The forward to this slim volume was written by a member of a Dominican religious house of studies who was so impressed with Fr. Fahey's defense of Thomistic philosophy against a modern detractor that he asked the priest to sing a High Mass at the Dominican's home on the feast of St. Thomas!
Cover of Money Manipulation and Social Order (1944). Fr. Fahey's most thorough treatment of the "money question," which, although flawed, does identify the fundamental faults of the modern monetary system.
Review of Money Manipulation and Social Order.
Cover of The Kingship of Christ and Organized Nationalism (1943). "Modern History," wrote Fr. Fahey in this penetrating and insightful study, "since 1789 is, to a large extent, the account of the domination of State after State by the naturalistic supranationalism of Freemasonry, behind which has been steadily emerging the still more strongly organized naturalistic supranationalism of the Jewish Nation."
Review of The Kingship of Christ and Organized Nationalism.
Cover of Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers (2007). Passages from the writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, who was to have a profound impact on Fr. Fahey.
Cover of The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganization of Society (1945). The second half of Fr. Fahey's magnum opus, written at the conclusion of World War II, can be seen, in a sense, as a blueprint for the reconstruction of the Western world after its second suicidal descent into a global conflagration.
Cover of The Social Rights of Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ the King (1932). Fr. Fahey's adaptation from the French of the second edition of Rev. A. Phillipe (C.S.Sp.)'s book, which points out the fundamental flaw of modern society: "Unquestionably the most pernicious error, and at the same time the hardest to overcome, is the view that there neither is nor can be, for the individual or for society, any binding, that is, any objective truth."
Review of The Social Rights of Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ the King.
Covers of Waters Flowing Eastward, Against the Kingship of Christ (1953). Fr. Fahey edited a new copy of "L.Fry" [Mme. Paquita de Shishmareff]'s book, which gave a first-hand account of some of the horrific activities of Bolshevism not only in Russia but world wide.
Cover of The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World (1935). The first half of Fr. Fahey's magnum opus, which is must-reading for all those who seek to understand the principles of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
Cover of The Tragedy of James Connolly (1947). Fr. Fahey was commissioned to write a critique (50 pages) of R.M. Fox's James Connolly: The Forerunner, about the Irish socialist leader who was executed after the "Easter Rising" in 1916.
Review of The Tragedy of James Connolly.
Cover of Quas Primas (1925). As the 20th century apostle of the Kingship of Christ, Fr. Fahey was extremely delighted when Pope Pius XI promulgated this feast for the Universal Church.
Cover of The Rulers of Russia and Russian Farmers (1938). In this monograph Fr. Fahey wrote, "I have outlined some of the historical evidence which goes to prove that those 'strangers to the real interests of Russia' [quoted from Pope Pius XI's Encyclical Letter, Divini Redemptoris], who are experimenting with this Marxian plan elaborated years ago, are members of the Jewish nation, and that Communism is the latest and, up to the present, the most decadent materialistic phase of the opposition of that nation to the Supernatural Messias."
Cover of The Rulers of Russia and the Russian Farmers (1948). In this monograph Fr. Fahey describes Marx’s program for world order and its manifestation under the Bolsheviks in the Soviet Union in particular the disastrous consequences of farm collectivization.
Cover of Apologia Pro Vita Mea (A Brief Sketch of My Life Work) (1948). An intellectual summary of Fr. Fahey's work by the author himself, which includes the often-quoted passage about his "conversion" to the Social Reign of Christ the King during his time in Rome.
Cover of Late Fr. Denis Fahey C.S.Sp.: An Appreciation (1954). A moving tribute by a former student and friend of Fr. Fahey, originally published in the Tipperary Star by Rev. F. Comerford, C.S.Sp.
Cover of Christ's Kingship in Our Catholic Life (1935). A translation from the French that Fr. Fahey did of a larger work on the Church by Rev. C.V. Heris, O.P.
Cover of No King But Caesar, Today As Long Ago! (1954). An extract of a lecture that Rev. F. Comerford, C.S.Sp. gave in honor of the feast of Christ the King. It contains a short tribute to Fr. Fahey.
Cover of Duties of the Catholic State in Regard to Religion (1954). Fr. Fahey's translation of Cardinal Ottaviani's speech on Church and State relations in light of Pope Pius XII's teachings, which the Cardinal gave on the fourteenth anniversary of Pius XII's election as pope.
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Photo of Fr. Francis Comerford, C.S.Sp., from the C.S.Sp. archives at Kimmage. Fr. Comerford wrote a moving tribute of Fr. Fahey after his death which was published in The Tipperary Star. As of January 2010, when this photograph was taken, Fr. Comerford was still alive and resided at the Kimmage nursing facilities.
Building on the grounds of Kimmage Manor, which houses the retired and infirmed members of the Holy Ghost Fathers.
Gate which leads to the C.S.Sp. cemetery at Kimmage Manor, Dublin.
Plaque besides gate of C.S.Sp. cemetery at Kimmage Manor.
Crucifix in graveyard.
Holy Ghost Fathers' seminary where Fr. Fahey taught. Because of lack of vocations, it no longer houses seminarians, a consequence of the Modernist Vatican II Council.
Photo at Fahey homestead taken at the C.S.Sp. seminary at Kimmage, circa 1950.
Photo at Fahey homestead taken at the C.S.Sp. seminary at Kimmage, circa 1950.
Photo of Fr. Fahey in the Kimmage archives.
Fr. Fahey's grandnephew at Fahey homestead.
Fr. Fahey's final resting place, Kimmage Manor cemetery.
Driveway leading to Fr. Fahey's homestead in Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Fr. Fahey's home, Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Looking out of the driveway at Fr. Fahey's homestead in Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Fahey driveway at homestead in Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Fahey farm, Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Fahey farm, Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Fahey farm, Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Fahey farm, Kilmore, Golden, County Tipperary.
Inside Knockavilla Church, which has been "Novus Ordoized."
Road sign leading to Kimmage Manor, Dublin, Ireland
Road leading to Knockaville (Cashel diocese), where Fr. Fahey was baptized at the parish church (Assumption).
Knockavilla Church where Fr. Fahey was baptized and ministered to his flock when not teaching at Kimmage.
Knockavilla Church grounds.
Entrance to Knockavilla Church.
Photo of plaque placed in Knockavilla Church circa 1983.
Photo of plaque at Knockavilla Church.
Front wall of the chapel at Rockwell College, Cashel, County Tipperary, which Fr. Fahey attended.
Rockwell College, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland, which Fr. Fahey attended.
Photo at Fahey homestead (living room) of a youthful Fr. Fahey.  He is seated in the first row all the way to the left.
Closeup of Fr. Fahey in his sports apparel.
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Maria Duce

When modern-day historians and academics are in accord in their denunciation of an individual or organization of the pre-Vatican II era with descriptions such as "far right," "intolerant," or "extremist," one can be pretty well assured that the person or group was a loyal adherent to the traditional Catholic Faith and opposed the rising tide of Modernism. Maria Duce ("With Mary leading us"), founded by the Fr. Fahey in the early 1940s, was one such group. Although condemned by the scholarship of the contemporary "Politically Correct" era, Maria Duce was at the forefront in recognizing the cultural Marxism that was in the process of being unleashed not only in Ireland, but throughout the Western world. With the hindsight of over half century, the causes that Fr. Fahey's organization fought for and the warnings that it sounded have proven to be quite prophetic. Had more of Fr. Fahey’s kinsmen joined Maria Duce and heeded its admonitions, the cultural depravity which now pervades the Emerald Isle may have been avoided. Maria Duce's main periodical was Fiat, a no-holds-barred organ that unabashedly promoted the ideals of the Social Reign of Christ the King and exposed those individuals and groups who were at war with it. Along with Fiat, the organization occasionally issued the Maria Duce Bulletin. The size of Maria Duce's membership is not exactly known. It was, however, a "diverse" group made of both clerics and the laity. For its size, it did have an impact on Irish politics.
Letterhead that Maria Duce used in its publications and correspondence.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 13 (1949?). Contains "The War on Naturalism" and another installment of a fascinating piece on those who surprisingly gave Adolph Hitler financial support after his election as German Chancellor.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 14 (1949). Contains articles on the Divine Plan for Order, the forces behind Soviet Communism, and a critique of the Marshall Plan as an enrichment of the Big Bankers.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 18 (1949). Contains articles on man's revolt against God, a lengthy piece entitled, "Roosevelt: The Masonic Masquerader," and a brief note on the death of the famed Catholic historian, William Thomas Walsh.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 22 (1950). Contains articles on Freemasonry, Communism, and opposition to a plan for a Social Security system in Ireland.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 23 (1950). Articles on Protestantism, the forces which control Hollywood, and a "Story of a Communist Agent."
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 24 (1950). In the "Cinema Commentary" section, there is another excerpt from a book about Communist infiltration of Hollywood and FDR's considerable involvement through federal largesse in promoting known Communist and fellow-travelers in the movie industry.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 26 (1951). Included is a reprint of Fr. Fahey's important paper, "The Fight for Ireland," where he lays down Maria Duce's position on the Irish Constitution and its relationship with the Catholic Church. "To avoid any misconceptions," the priest begins, "I approach this subject in the spirit which animates the work of Maria Duce. For Maria Duce, "The Fight for Ireland" is the fight and struggle to have the Kingship of Christ recognized and accomplished in the economic, social, and political life of Ireland."
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 28. (1953). Included is a lengthy article on the Church and freedom, and a fascinating insight into the individuals and forces behind the then newly-elected U.S. President, Dwight Eisenhower.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 29. (1953). In "A Priest Speaks on ... Senator McCarthy," Fr. Fahey says: "Senator McCarthy has laboured hard to expose the enemies of his country. He has unmasked many, who, as unsuspected and cunning agents of the Kremlin, had reached high places in the political, economic and cultural life of the United States. For his great work, Senator McCarthy has earned the thanks and gratitude of his patriotic fellow-countrymen.... On the other hand, certainly no political figure in the United States today, or possibly even in the whole history of the great Republic, has become the target of so much organized slander and vilification...." This piece was written in defense of Senator McCarthy after he was viciously attacked and smeared in an issue of the Irish Press. [The archives of the Soviet Union, which were made public after the fall of the Communist government in 1991 have proven that Fr. Fahey and Senator McCarthy were correct in their charges of Communist infiltration into the United States at that time.]
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 30 (1954). Announces Fr. Fahey's death on January 21, 1954.
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 31. (1954). Includes two lengthy tributes on the life of Fr. Fahey. "A Priest Apart" is a rebuttal to the misleading review of Fr. Fahey's work that the British periodical, the Universe, published upon his death. Fiat concluded: "If it is too much to claim for Father Fahey that he was a voice alone in the wilderness surrounding the Kingship of Christ, it is not too much to say that he penetrated a naturalistic jungle with an intrepidity that took him over territory unexplored by any of his fellow apostles. In that sense he was alone: for scrip he carried the imperishable doctrine of the Church: for his staff, the Banner of Christ the King. It remains for organs like the Universe to make smooth the treacherous ways through which Father Fahey laboured, single-handed, to plant that glorious flag."
Cover of Fiat Issue No. 33. (1954). Most of the issue addresses the topic of the Irish Constitution and Article 44: "It has been stated frequently in Fiat that Article 44 ... is irreconcilable with the teaching of Papal Encyclicals on the true relationship between Church and State. In support of this contention..., a state like Ireland ought to recognize the Catholic Church as the One True Church and grant civil toleration to the dissident sects."
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