Thread on Freemasonry
Best little booklet on the plots of the Freemasons and the damage they have done over the years:


Quote:Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 9, 2007 / 11:43 am (CNA).- After decades of indirectly criticizing the Catholic Church through friendly media outlets, the powerful Mexican Masonry has now directly gone after Catholic bishops, accusing them of pretending to “control” Mexican politics by demanding the right to education and information.

The previous Mexican Constitution, because of Masonic influence, stripped the Church of the right to own schools and communications media. Recently, the Mexican bishops announced they would begin a campaign to regain these rights.

The Grand Lodge of the Valley of Mexico, which brings together 12,000 Masons, reacted to the proposal by calling a press conference in which Great Teacher Pedro Marquez accused the Church of wanting to “return to the past.”

“The Catholic hierarchy wants to dictate a political policy and that is a very grave error, as our society is no longer in the era of Christianity and priests are no longer viceroys of New Spain,” Marquez said.

“There is a tendency in the Church to meddle in the social and political affairs of Mexico, but the priests should return to their Churches,” he added.

Mexican Masonry played a decisive role in the configuration of the Mexican State and in political measures such as the stripping of the Church’s right to own schools and communications media, the right to vote of priests and religious, and the rupture of diplomatic relations with the Vatican.

The anti-clerical policies were kept in place throughout the entire period of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), dominated by the Masons, from 1929 to 2000.

The Mexican bishops, together with the College of Catholic Lawyers, intend to present a proposal to the Mexican Congress that would nullify laws that are “discriminatory and outdated.”
Why does separating Church and state mean uniting Lodge and State? Maybe "separation of Church and state" is in fact a sham slogan for introducing a new state religion?

Quote:Socialists in Canary Islands want funds allotted for the Church to go to Masons

Madrid, Spain, Jan 9, 2009 / 09:09 pm (CNA).- The newspaper “El Dia” of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Canarian Islands revealed this Thursday that Socialists there, led by Florentino Guzman Plascencia, want funds set aside for the Church’s social work to be diverted to the Masons.

Plascencia is known in the Canaries not only for his anti-Catholic positions but also for promoting Santa Cruz as a homosexual tourist destination in Europe.

He has proposed that some $134,000 in funds for the social work carried out by the Church of St. Dominic be given instead to a program operated by the Masons that helps single mothers, despite the fact that the Church already has an outreach program to such women.

Plascencia, a leader of the Socialist Party, is also demanding that a portion of another $44,000 that is set aside for the Diocese of Tenerife be given to the Masonic Lodge located in downtown Santa Cruz.

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Pope Pius VI 1795-1799
During the last quarter of this 18th century during which Masonry had spent 72 years to prepare for 1789 and the bloodshed which was to last many years, Peter's Seat had been occupied by Pius VI, who was destined to die in exile. His first Encyclical of December 25, 1775, is the acknowledgment of the tears he has shed, "Nostrarum Vim Pacrymarum Exquirit," those tears caused by the so-called philosophers, fanatical enemies of the Church, professors of lies. "Magistros Mendacissimos," leaders of sects of perdition who, with their erroneous beliefs, penetrate into the seats of the Academies, in the houses of the notables, in the Courts of Kings, and what is still more horrible, even penetrate in the Lord's Sanctuary, "Etiam in sanctuarium insinuant."
Alas! Those "Sects of Perdition" at the hour of the Revolution dragged along too many members of the regular and secular Clergy whose names appear on the lists of Masonic lodges: "Corruptio optimi pessima." What of the situation today?

Does anyone here have a link to something that can explain Freemasonry in very simple terms (and from a Catholic standpoint)? I don't know what it is. I just know that we can't join Masonic lodges.
phnuggle Wrote:Does anyone here have a link to something that can explain Freemasonry in very simple terms (and from a Catholic standpoint)? I don't know what it is. I just know that we can't join Masonic lodges.

I recommend you read Freemasonry and the Vatican by Vicomte Leon de Poncins.

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Pope Pius VII 1800-1823
Let us now enter into the 19th century. The wars of the French Revolution and of the Empire spread and favored the creation of Masonic lodges (mostly Military lodges) and the rapid European expansion of Masonic subversive ideas.
Pope Pius VII became one of its glorious victims. It was therefore, in full knowledge of the subject, that on September, 1821, in his Encyclical "Ecclesiam a Jesu-Cristo the Pope applied to the Carbonari the following text: "They come under the guise of sheep although they are, in truth, none but ravening wolves." Thus, the Pope reiterated against the Freemasons the condemnations pronounced by Clement XII and Benedict XIV because they propagandize "religious indifference which is, of all, the most pernicious"; They also grant to everyone full liberty to inaugurate for himself his own religion according to his ideas and inclinations; to also profane and sully Our Savior's Passion in some of their odious ceremonies; to hold in contempt the Sacraments of the Church to which in a horrible sacrilegious manner they substitute sacraments of their own invention and they treat with derision the Mysteries of the Catholic Religion. Lastly, urged by a particular hatred toward the Apostolic See, because of its supremacy, Freemasons form conspiracies of the darkest and most sinister kind, in order to overthrow it.
To what does Pope Pius VII refer when he makes use of the words "they hold in contempt the Sacraments of the Church"; if not to the Masonic 180 degree of the Rose Croix, which is an odious parody of the Sacrament of the Eucharist? What is it that the Pontiff stigmatises when he alludes to the substitution of Masonic sacraments to those of the Church and its ensuing horrible sacrileges if not to the "black mass" and the theft of consecrated hosts which Masons of the highest grades carry on their person as "Sacred Deposit" during the ceremony which precedes the orgy in the course of which they will profane It in the lowest, voluptuous ignominy?
Why should we thus administer such blows to this "Anti Papism"? It is because it is the unbroken chain of Freemasonry and because the Pope is, on earth, the representative of Jesus Christ whose Cross is trampled upon by Masons, and because in the course of their rites, at the 30 initiation grade, they throw upside down the Pope's tiara and figuratively pierce his heart. Such things occur at the initiation of the degree of Knight Kadosh. Pope Pius VII was well informed.

Quote:On May 23, 1958, Pius XII addressed the Seventh Week Pastoral Adaptation Conference in Italy, and observed:

". . . the roots of modern apostasy lay in scientific atheism, dialectical materialism, rationalism, illuminism, laicism, and Freemasonry - which is the mother of them all."

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A National Catholic News Service (NCNS) dispatch from Vatican City, dated August 4, 1976, written by Father Thomas Donlan, O.P., and forwarded to NCNS subscribers highlighted some parts of a 4,500-word article by Dominican Father Georges Cottier, which appeared at that time in the Vatican daily, L'Osservatore Romano. Father Cottier was then a consultant to the Vatican's Secretariat for Nonbelievers, although today he has a position that is considerably higher.

The article defended the Vatican's excommunication of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and Father Cottier expressed a mantra so common today among defenders of Freemasonry: "The traditionalist political ideology," he observed, "sees in the moto of the French Revolution, 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,' the essence of all the evils of the modern world and the expression of its apostasy."

Such people, he continued, "seem unaware that these three terms have become a part of the Church's agenda. In three important conciliar documents (on religious liberty, ecumenism, and the Church) the concepts of liberty, equality and fraternity are endorsed."

It is worth recalling that those three words also have long been the motto of International Freemasonry.

Fr. Cottier suggested that the Archbishop's political outlook harks back to the 18th century and the time of the monarchy and of the traditionalist political party, L'Accion Francaise, which was condemned by Pope Pius XI before World War II, colors his theological and liturgical positions.
Wait a minute ABL wasn't excomunicated in 76
Or am I missing something?

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