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Free Masons

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Searching_for_Christ, May 15, 2013.

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  1. americanvet

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    The Pope & The Pornographer - Leo Taxil

    The Infamous Baphomet
     
  2. Root of Jesse

    Root of Jesse Admiral of the Fleet/First Sea Lord Supporter CF Ambassadors

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    Really? Could that be because the Catholic Church knows itself to be the one Christian Church that has the fullness of truth, and wishes all humanity to be part of it?

    The K of C is not a secret society. And the fact that it is sanctioned by the Catholic Church makes it acceptible for Catholics. If a travel agency isn't affiliated and sanctioned by IATA and ARC, but by some other sanctioning body, it's better for someone not to use it. Likewise, if a doctor isn't a member of the AMA, better not to go to him. Same with the KofC. If you want to profess to be Catholic, and you want to join a Catholic organization, join the KofC. If you want to call yourself a Catholic and join non-Catholic groups, be a Mason. Of course, obedience to Mother Church is part of being a Catholic.
     
  3. Root of Jesse

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    Steeped in Christian MORTALS? I don't think so. If so, yuck. Deists often seem Christian. Just ask anyone who claims to know about the founding fathers. Some say they're Christian, some say they're deist.
     
  4. Root of Jesse

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    Lots of groups meet on the grounds of my Church. As long as they're not desecrating the Eucharist and worshipping the devil, that's fine. The Boy Scouts, for one...does that make them a Catholic, or even a Christian, organization?
     
  5. Root of Jesse

    Root of Jesse Admiral of the Fleet/First Sea Lord Supporter CF Ambassadors

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    Oh, one of those...and yet I wonder how you feel about Pope Benedict in relation to the priest sex abuse scandal...
     
  6. Root of Jesse

    Root of Jesse Admiral of the Fleet/First Sea Lord Supporter CF Ambassadors

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    It's not about feelings. It's about adhering to what the Church teaches, because we know that the Church, especially the Pope, speaks for Christ.

    There are many, many Catholics, also, who use artificial Birth Control against the teaching of the Church. That doesn't make them right. It makes them wrong. It makes them obstinately outside the Church. Whether they call themselves Catholic or not.
     
  7. WarriorAngel

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    :eek:

    I have to say this.... :eek::sorry:


    FREE WILLY!!

    Ok, every time i see 'Free Masons' its like - no, 'free willy'. :D


    [Back to my corner]
     
  8. Caedmon

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    You could always just avoid the thread.
     
  9. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    There is a prerogative to report it tho. :)

    Frankly they dont 'mesh' with Catholic teaching. Universalism doesnt work... its all nice and stuff til someone gets their eye knocked out. ;)
     
  10. Caedmon

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    True, but odds are, that if a thread truly breaks a rule, a mod will probably review it on their own anyway.
     
  11. MarkRohfrietsch

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    I was a Mod; Mods don't patrol threads, they are members, they post in their preferred forums, and sometimes stumble over problem posts and threads. They do handle reports though.

    If there is a problem, report the post; it will be reviewed and handled fairly, but not always quickly; reports are many, staff are few.:)
     
  12. MarkRohfrietsch

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    I think, since that OP is asking for the Catholic position regarding Masonry in the Catholic forum, the discussion is appropriate here, but promoting Masonry in a Forum where membership in the Lodge, is prohibited to members of this forum would be against the rules.
     
  13. gamewell45

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    Speaking as a Freemason, I can assure you that its not true; furthermore Freemasonry is not a religion nor a substitute for religion. Each Freemason is urged to be steadfast in the faith of his acceptance.
     
  14. WarriorAngel

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    We had a member in here - a Catholic - who was a freemason.
    He left the masons and converted Catholic and the two are not complimentary.
    The further up you go the more you realize it just doesnt jive with Christianity.

    I wonder where Geo went.
     
  15. Caedmon

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    I was a Mod too, several years ago. We patrolled our pet forums, and we had so many and so varied that we covered most things. When I was more active, I can guarantee you I was reading the entirety of about the 10 most recent threads. Then again, I had no life, and CF was smaller then.
     
  16. Caedmon

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    This is the only rational understanding of Freemasonry, in my opinion. I've known too many Freemasons that were devoted to their faiths for freemasonry to be a force that causes any kind of religiously divergent effect. It just doesn't happen.
     
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  19. MarkRohfrietsch

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    You are in the Catholic Forum, their "safe haven"; it's against the rules to teach against their teachings here; from our rules:

     
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