Freemasonic, Gnostic, Satanic influences, tactics

A thought…

One can recognize that Freemasonry is the Anti-Church in the following astonishingly frank witness of Giuliano Di Bernardo, Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge Gran Loggia Regolare d’Italia, which he gave during his television appearance on April 11, 2001, on the Italian TV Channel, Rai 2. He said: “You become a Mason through an initiation. Initiation is a constitutive act that gives man a dimension he did not have before. An analogy we find in baptism. You are not born a Christian, you become a Christian through baptism. And so, you become a Mason with the initiation. This means that you remain a Mason for life. Even if one then rejects Freemasonry, he remains a Mason. Even if you are asleep, even if you become an enemy of Freemasonry, you are always a Mason because you have received initiation, and initiation is a sacred act.”

We also have to bear in mind the following shocking words, written by the excommunicated Catholic priest Antonio Fogazzaro, a leading Italian Modernist, in a book published in 1905: “We want to organize our whole action purposefully. A Catholic Freemasonry? Yes, a Freemasonry of the catacombs. […] One must work towards reforming Roman Catholicism in a progressive, theosophical sense through a pope who is convinced by these ideas.”

To put this into the perspective of salvation history, when Jesus Christ came into the world and the Apostles preached the Gospel, the world was governed by an evil, pagan society, and so it is again today. After some seventeen hundred years, Christian society in Europe, which began with Constantine, has collapsed. We are again in a neo-pagan society, but to some extent it is worse because the Gnostic and Satanic invention of gender ideology is now destroying the human being in his or her natural sexual reality and destroying the family as well.




People sometimes wonder why it is so important to place God at the center of society. Why is it that when we divorce ourselves from God or the natural law, civilization itself collapses?

“Civilization” comes from the Latin, civis, citizen—it means citizens creating a civitas, a city. In a city, there has to be order, law, beauty, hierarchy. Without these, there is no city—only anarchy and chaos. When you eliminate the laws of God, either in the natural law, which is written by God, or in the supernatural law, in the divine revelation of Holy Scripture, you begin to dismantle this beautiful city, and then chaos ensues in the private and public sphere. This brings us to another principle of the Freemasons, which is the principle of chaos. They say, “We must create chaos in society occasionally and then, from chaos, we will create our order.” Significantly, one of the ideological and strategic mottos of Freemasonry is: “ordo ab chao.”



Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age

by Bp. Athanasius Schneider


Compare and contrast with HERE, which explores the sort of Liberation Theology at work in the mind of Francis.  Note especially his four governing principles, originally extracted from an Argentinian dictator and now enshrined in his first encyclical Evangelii gaudium.

You will remember them:

  • time is greater than space
  • unity prevails over conflict
  • realities are more important than ideas
  • the whole is greater than the part

Juan Carlos Scannone’s ‘El papa Francisco y la teologia del pueblo’ (in Razón y Fe. 86) and Tracey Rowland (Catholic Theology US HERE – UK HERE) and others have uncovered the source of these principles: a 1834 letter of the 19th c. Argentinian dictator, Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793– 1877) sent to another Argentinian caudillo [a type of personalist leader wielding political power], Facundo Quiroga (1788– 1835).

How might one in a swift and reductive way apply these to what is going on?

First, “wait them out”.

Second, “let there be chaos – eventually things will sort out, in a Hegelian way”.

Third, “lived experience trumps expressions of doctrine – eventually doctrine must adapt, in a Hegelian way, to lived experience.”

Fourth, “if there is a group that is not conforming to the larger group’s needs, reject them – in a Rawlsian way the whole remains the whole even if you lop off a few limbs.”

Review Evangelii gaudium for explanations of these four postulates.

What does Francis sign off on with EG?

“Conflict cannot be ignored or concealed. It has to be faced. But if we remain trapped in conflict, we lose our perspective, our horizons shrink and reality itself begins to fall apart. In the midst of conflict, we lose our sense of the profound unity of reality.” (no. 226)

“When conflict arises, some people simply look at it and go their way as if nothing happened; they wash their hands of it and get on with their lives. Others embrace it in such a way that they become its prisoners; they lose their bearings, project onto institutions their own confusion and dissatisfaction and thus make unity impossible. But there is also a third way, and it is the best way to deal with conflict. It is the willingness to face conflict head on, to resolve it and to make it a link in the chain of a new process.” (no. 227)

Face the conflict head on!

But create the conflict first.


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  1. HvonBlumenthal says:

    Freemasonry makes this claim “once a mason, always a mason” but as an ex mason who has long since repudiated the craft I can say that it is an empty claim. The vows you take cannot be binding since you have no idea what they consist of even as you are repeating them. You are assured, mendaciously, that there will be nothing in those vows which contradicts your moral obligations, but that is a fraudulent promise.

    Those (especially Tradionalists) who are concerned at the dangers of freemasonry are quite correct, but they must be careful to inform themselves if they want to oppose it.

    Particularly important is to distinguish between Grand Orient freemasonry, which is atheistic, and which has produced most of the anti catholic rhetoric that is usually quoted; and Craft freemasonry which actually requires its members to believe in God. Most craft freemasons never realise that to hold that all gods are equally valid is the same as to say there is no god at all.

    Thus, craft freemasonry as practised by most US Presidents, by Churchill, by the Duke of Kent and many other distinguished persons, though seemingly user-friendly, is every bit as poisonous in the long-run as its overtly anti-catholic counterpart, the Grand Orient, which is prevalent in continental Europe, especially in Italy and France.

  2. David says:

    When I just went to the link to Windswept House on Amazon US that Fr. Z helpfully provided, I encountered two interesting oddities.

    1. A reader comment: I read Windswept House when it came out and was very impressed but wasn’t sure how true it was – but now I know it is from all we have learned the past few years about the scandals. So I reordered it from Amazon to get a new look at it and when it came, the book opened to page 39, skipping the crucial beginning about the Satanic ritual which is the basis of the rest of the book. I’ve never had that happen in 80 years of reading – the pages had not been torn out, just weren’t there. I am returning it and tried to order the Kindle and got “This title is not currently available for purchase.” This is all a bit weird! So I ordered a used copy (at more cost than the new!)

    2. When I tried to buy a Kindle copy just now, here is what I got:
    Item Under Review
    This book is currently unavailable because there are significant quality issues with the source file supplied by the publisher.

    The publisher has been notified and we will make the book available as soon as we receive a corrected file. As always, we value customer feedback.

    Coincidence on the opening day of the Amazon Synod? You decide.

  3. Sandy says:

    Brave of you to post all this, Father; it has become more and more evident over the years. The Blessed Mother has warned us about Freemasonry and told us it is, of course, in the Church as well. In the U.S. today, we can clearly see more than ever, the motto at work, “Order out of chaos”. The good news is that we know who wins; we just have to keep praying until we get through the darkness.

  4. Lurker 59 says:

    —>2. He said: “You become a Mason through an initiation. Initiation is a constitutive act that gives man a dimension he did not have before.

    Just as a point of focus: Only God can bring about ontological change so the above is a masonic lie. Such a person is not changed or given a new dimension because demons have no power to create anything or ontologically change anything. This lie rather exists to cause hopelessness in those that seek to free themselves from masonic bonds. These bonds are only legal bonds and can be broken easily by the Church’s power of the keys through confession and, where needed, exorcism.

    The masonic claims of permanent bondage for their members is false and but a paper tiger. Not something to be feared for Christ is the Supreme Judge and has the power to free anyone who repents.

  5. Benedict Joseph says:

    I’ve seen Bergoglio’s “four principles” cited more than I would care to remember. Your clarification of what is held secret within the gibberish is appreciated. Given the events of the last six years, no less than the last few days, it would appear yours is an entirely accurate rendering of the truth.
    No “tossed salad” here and for that we can be deeply grateful.

  6. Jann says:

    David, when I tried to purchase the Kindle version almost a year ago, I saw the same message. I ended up borrowing it from the library but returned it before finishing it. Yesterday I bought a used copy.

    BTW, about a month ago, with the endless horror stories from Rome circling around me, I found my self exclaiming interiorly “God is my daddy!” and was shocked. As many of you know, that is what the young “Agnes” in the book keeps crying out during the ceremony in which she is the victim. She resists her father who betrayed her and all the goings on with the insistence that God is a God of love and would NOT hurt her, by those words. Of course, it is reminiscent of “Abba, Father”.

    However, since then, I have had a great sense of peace and confidence, and even joy, that God will act “soon”(yet in His own time) — “as He said”.

  7. michele421 says:

    David, I’ve no idea what, if anything, is up with Amazon US. However, Windswept House is available for free, in its entirety, at Internet Archive. This service makes no secret of itself and, as far as I know, is legitimate.

  8. AveMariaGratiaPlena says:

    Yikes — I just read about Juan Manuel de Rosas, from whom Pope Francis borrowed his four guiding principles, on Wikipedia:

    “After his supporters launched a coup in Buenos Aires, Rosas was asked to return and once again took office as governor. Rosas reestablished his dictatorship and formed the repressive Mazorca, an armed parapolice that killed thousands of citizens. Elections became a farce, and the legislature and judiciary became docile instruments of his will. Rosas created a cult of personality and his regime became totalitarian in nature, with all aspects of society rigidly controlled.”


  9. VP says:

    Freemasons…say, “We must create chaos in society occasionally and then, from chaos, we will create our order.”

    In secular politics, this is the culmination of the “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” published by two Columbia professors in the 1960s. A chain reaction is set off by excessive stress on government resources (i.e. public assistance in various forms). Economic collapse and social breakdown follow, then military and police action would come in to complete a revolution.

  10. lifelong Catholic says:

    Regarding the last sentence above, “But create the conflict first”, is this not Saul Alinsky’s tactic? Jorge ‘Francis” Bergoglio said “Make a mess.”
    Saul Alinsky said (among many quotes): “In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.” Alinsky also said:
    “Curiosity and irreverence go together. Curiosity cannot exist without the other. Curiosity asks, “Is this true?” “Just because this has always been the way, is the best or right way of life, the best or right religion, political or economic value, morality?” To the questioner, nothing is sacred. He detests dogma, defies any finite definition of morality, rebels against any repression of a free, open search of ideas no matter where they may lead. He is challenging, insulting, agitating, discrediting. He stirs unrest.”
    Does not Jorge ‘Francis’ Bergoglio fit the above profile?
    Source of quotes:

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