Architecting the universe: measuring by the cross or square and compass?

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Triumph over the grave above vs the grave below…

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From the then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in 1983, that is, a year after the promulgation of the new revision of Canon Law in 1982:

1. The Church’s negative judgment on Masonry remains unchanged, because the Masonic principles are irreconcilable with the Church’s teaching.

2. Catholics who join the Masons are in the state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.

3. “No local ecclesiastical authority has the competence to derogate from these judgments of the Sacred Congregation.”

The reason for this even if there is no malicious direct violence against the Church at a specific given time in a specific given place is that the principle of Freemasonry which is so destructive of the faith is the insistence on the relativity of truth. God is Truth, and cannot be manipulated. So faith and Freemasonry don’t go together. Freemasonry, because of its insistence on relativity of truth must necessarily be bullying from the top on down. This is pure ideology.

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3 responses to “Architecting the universe: measuring by the cross or square and compass?

  1. pelerin

    I have always wondered why a Catholic cannot be a Mason although I think I see now why this is. My father was a devout member of the Church of England and also a Mason so with all due respect I like to think that some Faiths can go with being a Mason even if the One True Faith is not compatible.

    • Father George David Byers

      It’s that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever, the first and the last, the Alpha and Omega, the Living Truth, the Divine Son if the Living God, who cannot be relative and changed upon anyone’s whom, not even that of Henry VIII.

  2. Aussie Mum

    There were Freemasons on my mother’s Protestant side of the family from England but not on my Father’s Catholic side from Ireland. Dad was adamant that a Catholic could not be a Freemason but that seems to have been forgotten by most Catholics in Australia from the late 20th century on.

    Instead of openly attacking the Church as they once did, Freemasons now get involved in charitable works and advertise that fact so people’s guards go down. In Anglican parishes in Britain, if what I have read is correct, Freemaonry helps repair churches, incorporating a Masonic Symbol in each building as a remembrance of their efforts; a bit of a coup on their part since presumably at least some of these churches were once Catholic. The British monarchy also has close ties to Freemasonry. Consequently Freemasonry in Britain is perceived as a British institution and therefore something solid /trustworthy even though it is not. Freemasonry comes to mind when I see onlline the Fabian’s symbol of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Oftentimes Freemasons in the lower levels are upright citizens, often Christians, and don’t realise that their association is anti/Christian. Dr Taylor Marshall’s recent book, Infiltration: the Plot to Destroy the Church from Within, speaks of Masonic plans set out in the Alta Vendita that appear to be coming to fruition, yet few make the connection.

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