Two nations for whom Fr. Denis Fahey had a deep love were his own nation and the nation that gave birth to the Messiah, the Jewish nation. Loving Christ and His mother as he did, Fr. Fahey was deeply hurt by the calumny that he was anti-semitic in any way. He loved the people of Christ so much that he worked might and main to prevent them from harming themselves by the opposition of some of them to their eternal destiny. He knew that the welfare of mankind lies in the acceptance of the Kingship of Christ over states and nations as well as over individual lives. Fr. Fahey, by exposing and opposing the evil of naturalism, was the great benefactor of our time. "The world must conform to Our Divine Lord, not He to it" was his motto.
Promise to St. Peter
On one occasion, when a well-meaning but very regrettable ‘personal attack’ was made on him he wrote his Apologia pro vita mea - a closely reasoned vindication of the stand he had taken as writer and teacher, showing that his defense of the fundamental decencies of life, his teaching, on Masonry, International Jewry and the more prosaic matters such as Money and Artificial Manures was but a re-echo of Papal Teaching and had its roots deep in the philosophy of St. Thomas. In the course of that Apologia he gives us an interesting and revealing “flash-back” on his student-days at Rome during the Pontificate of the saintly Pius X.
“When in Rome I began to realise more fully the real significance of the history of the world, as the account of the acceptance and rejection of Our Lord’s Programme for Order. I used to ask permission to remain at the Confession of St. Peter, while the other scholastics went round the basilica.
“I spent the time there going over the history of the world, and I repeatedly promised St. Peter that if I ever got the chance, I would teach the truth about his Master in the way he and his successors, the Roman Pontiffs, wanted it done.
That is what I have striven to do and am doing” (Apologia).