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I would have to say I agree with Peter. My father is a mason. Yes, I worry but I pray for his soul and offer things up for his salvation. I can say that it is more like a social club like the Elks or another men's social club. Although, he is not The Grand Poo-Bah as Fred Flinstone was,of his social club..LOL, he has been a mason for many years and enjoys his friends there. My father looks forward to his Monday nights for the social aspects of it and some of the "philosophical and political talks" they have. He was never a Catholic. He was raised in Sineloa, MX., as a 7th Day Adventist and his father was a strict pastor of that church. He was raised with much more religion and Biblical knowledge than I ever was. I am sad that he gave that up but I think being a Mason makes him feel important. He's 68, I am not about to "preach" to him now. He brings up the Bible a lot and quotes Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount as well. All I can do is pray. but as they say "there won't only be Catholics in heaven". He is not anti- Catholic nor is he anti-semitic, although, I think he has many misunderstandings about God." prayer and fasting are the most powerful weapons we have" JP ll The Great. Let us pray for all of our separated brothers and sisters..:)
There is no place for a Cardinal, Bishop ,or priest at the Lodge. May we pray fervently that our clergy will be faithful to the One, Holy Catholic Apostolic Faith
I think we need to worry more about our clergy who are wining and dining at the Lodge than those of the laity.
Greg, is there a reason why you don't have a photo posted?
More probably, he just does not know that a Catholic is prohibited from being a mason. The other problem is that in the US the face of Masonry are the good doing and fun raising Shriners, raising money for many worthwhile charities and causes; the Shriner's circus and children's hospitals.
So the lines get blurred and Catholics, not properly instructed in the faith, fall into that limited vision of Masonry.