Here is something of further interest. In my 1965 book 'The Heresy of Pope John XXIII' by Ursula Oxfort, I found a letter written to her by Malachi B Martin. The book came from a collection of a single man who died leaving his apartment to the SSPX. I was invited to go there and take whatever books I wanted. When I got there I could not believe my eyes. Every room was packed with historical, religious, theological and philosophical etc., books, the hall, the kitchen, bedrooms even the bathroom had books. Thousands of them. I opened many and he had underlined every one of them with comments at the side. It seems this man, lord rest his soul, spent all his time reading. This book was one of them.
Opening it I found this letter from Malachi Martin 18/6/95, must be a copy on A4 page.
'Dear Mrs Martinez,
THE UNDERMINING, like a single flash of lightening with a thunderclap, has crystallized all I knew and know about the institutional organisation of the Roman Church. It is, in its own way, a masterpiece of compression and digest. None of this is said to praise solely, but chiefly to acknowledge the mastery of the subject manifested throughout a mere one hundred and ninety pages. Its reading has been extremely purgative for me, clearing away illusions and myths and purely suppositious interpretation. True, I was one of the early dupes, and, true also, it has taken me thirty years to work my way out of the miasma. I am very grateful to you for THE UNDERMINING. All the current biographical material – plenty of it too – is so far off the mark when seen in the light of your book, and it will always be a gentle but deep regret of mine that I have not benefited until now from your knowledge and assessment.
Thanks, & Blessings on you & yours
Malachi B Martin.
I have no idea how the letter got into the book, but there you have it. Interesting, yes?
There was however a FLAW in Ursula Oxfort's book writings and thinking, a serious one that she would have regretted if she knew. In her chapter IV of 'the Heresy..' is 'The case of Galileo Galilei.' In it she discusses the new Mass of 1964. Ursula said it was a sin of pride like that caused by Pope Urban VIII (1633). The original owner of the book has outlined this writing WRONG! when she accuses Pope Urban VIII as ignorant and prideful.
I wonder did Malachi Martin fall into this error also, an error that was repeated in Gaudium Et Spes no 36, wherein the Council too called the popes and theologians of 1616-1633 ignorant troublemakers.