Tag Archives: Masons

SSPX ITALY condemns Pope Francis for visiting refugees – UPDATED – distorted news account?

UPDATE 18 July:
There are some comments in the combox which help us get to what SSPX Italy really said.   Take a look and decide if Gazzetta distorted the story.
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From Gazzetta del Sud (their translation):
Lefebvrists chide pope over visit to … Continue reading

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Fr. Z muses and rants

There is an especially awful story about clergy in Rome circulating right now.
Once upon a time, I was walking under the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square with an especially well-placed curial official, nay rather, institution.
I asked him if it were … Continue reading

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“NO! You may NOT do that!”

One of the main functions of the Church is to say “no”.
In saying “no” by the Ten Commandments, God the Father was not simply trying to ruin what would have otherwise been a good time in life. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I hire a Mason to work on my house?

From a reader:
I need some repairs doing on my house. We found a man who seemed competent and honest, and his price is good. Unfortunately, I noticed he was wearing a masonic ring (a pentagram I think). Should I hire … Continue reading

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What is going on in Brazil with Masons and Catholics?

Rorate has this, but I want to bring it to the attention of as many people as possible… lest nothing be done about it.
Keep in mind that Catholics cannot be Masons.  Period.  Masonry and Christianity are not compatible.  As a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can Catholics join Rotary or the Elks, etc?

From a reader:
I am aware that as Catholics, we may not join masonic organizations.
My question regards the Elks and the Rotary club? Do they fall under the same prohibition or is membership in these two organizations permissible for Catholics?
As far … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can Catholics be Masons?

From a reader:
Recently I spoke with someone, who said Catholicism and Freemasonry would be compatible. I don’t really believe this. What’s the teachong of the Church about this matter?
Catholics may not be Masons or belong to masonic organizations. That’s it.
As … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Catholics and “secret societies”… and group blogs of anonymous bloggers

From a reader:
In your recent post, the examination of conscience listed a question about secret societies. I am theology teacher in a diocese where we have many unfaithful priests in positions of influence. A group of lay people, most with … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: MASONS! IN THE SANCTUARY! AIYEEEE!

From a reader:
There is a Freemason in my parish [AIYEEE!??] – yes he is Catholic.  [Say it ain’t so!] He is known as a Freemason to many people and he, despite the Church’s clear teachings on the subject, does not … Continue reading

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