Tag Archives: Masons

ASK FATHER: My grandparents were Masons. Is there demonic attachment now for generations?

This is an oldie post, slightly edited.  I am prompted to repost it because I recently had the pleasure of meeting a friend for lunch who had been in the Masons for sometime before his conversion. From a reader… QUAERITUR: … Read More

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Pope Francis, Freemasonry, 2017

I had a bit of a “WHOA!” moment. First, let me say that I really like what Nick Donnelly is doing at the UK wing of EWTN online. Next, let me say that we must not underestimate the evil influence … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a Catholic help children with dyslexia through a Masonic organization?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I have a parishioner who wants to help children with dyslexia and has found an opportunity with the Children’s Dyslexia Center in ___. It is affiliated with the Scottish Rite Freemasons. My parishioner wants to know … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Catholic funeral for Freemasons

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently there was a huge funeral in our cathedral for a 32nd degree member of the Freemasons. The local TLM community is very upset and crying foul. It’s a mess. Could you offer some insight? I have friends … Read More

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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. ______________ From Gazzetta del Sud (their translation): Lefebvrists chide … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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.  He said … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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. … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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