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Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Fatima, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    Bishop Schneider: Freemasonry is an “Instrument of Satan” Seeking to Destroy the Church

    Bishop Athanasius Schneider, a collaborator with Cardinal Burke and an auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, have given a lecture on “Mary, conqueror of all heresies”, in which he warned that Freemasonry is an “instrument of Satan”. Bishop Schneider made this observation in the context of 2017 being the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Freemasonry with the establishment of the first Grand Lodge in London.

    Bishop Schneider described the past 300 years of Freemasonry as turbulent and hidden, in pursuit of a revolutionary and subversive ambition. He described Freemasonry as a “tool of Satan” that has largely shied away from daylight since its foundation.

    Bishop Schneider went on to recall St Maximilian Kolbe’s recollections of the Freemasons’ aggressive celebrations of their 200th anniversary in Rome during 1917, in the middle of the First World War. His Lordship related St Maximilian Kolbe’s description of Freemasonry openly declaring war on the Catholic Church. The Freemason littered Rome with posters showing the Archangel Michael defeated on the ground trampled beneath a triumphant Lucifer. In their protests against the Catholic Church, the Freemasons also displayed the black flag of the heretic Giordano Bruno, a Dominican friar who promoted materialistic pantheism, a central belief of Freemasonry. (Bruno also denied fundamental doctrines of the Faith).

    As a consequence of witnessing the Freemasons’ hostility towards the Church in 1917, St Maximilian Kolbe decided to found the Militia Immaculatae [The Knights of the Immaculate] to counteract the actions of Lucifer.

    In his lecture, Bishop Schneider went on to declare that the goal of Freemasonry is to eliminate the entire doctrine of God, especially Catholic doctrine. To achieve this goal the Freemasons have used many associations and societies. According to Bishop Schneider, Freemasonry seeks the dissolution of morality because they are convinced that unless they corrupt morality they cannot defeat the Catholic Church since they cannot defeat it with logical arguments.

    Bishop Schneider concluded his reflections on Freemasonry by observing that masonic action on this principle of corrupting morality to defeat the Catholic Church was currently very topical again. In response to this, he reflected that undoubtedly the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was immaculately conceived, will in the end crush the greatest of all time: the heresy of the Antichrist.

    Earlier in 2016 Bishop Schneider gave an interview to Daniel Blackman for One Peter Five during which he discussed the subversive influence of Freemasonry:

    Bishop Schneider: Freemasonry is in itself intrinsically not compatible with Christian or Catholic faith, it is intrinsically not compatible, because the nature of freemasonry is anti-Christian. They deny Christ, and they deny the objective truths, they promote relativism, which is contrary to the truth, to the Gospel. So they promote the doctrinal errors of the Masonic philosophy. This is incompatible with Christian and Catholic faith.

    Freemasonry has also an esoteric aspect, which is not Christian. They have rituals and ceremonies which are esoteric, which they openly admit, and such ceremonials are contrary to the faith. Their symbols and rituals demonstrate that they are against the divine truths in the Gospel – these things transmit show that Freemasonry is another religion. I repeat, freemasonry is another religion, it is an anti-Christ religion.

    Even when they do good works, philanthropy and so forth, these dangerous things remain. Their philanthropy is not a justification that we can accept freemasonry, just because of their good philanthropic work. I will never recognize their doctrines and rituals which are against the Divine truths of the Gospel. The Church can never accept this. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1983 declaration on freemasonry is still valid. According to this Declaration it is a mortal sin to become a freemason – even pope Francis has not changed this law. This teaching is official and still valid.

    Daniel Blackman: In 2013 on his return flight from Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis made reference to a Masonic lobby. Recently, Cardinal Ravasi, in the Italian paper Il Sole 24 Ore, called for new dialogue and shared values with Freemasonry. Has Masonry won in the Church?

    Bishop Schneider: Of course we know that Freemasonry is one of the most powerful influences at all levels of human society. This is manifest and clear. Theoretically, when one is a supporter, a leader in a very influential anti-Christian organization, there is the tendency to infiltrate the organization which is your enemy, it is very logical. So it is logical, over many centuries, that they would have tried and probably succeeded to infiltrate themselves into various levels of the Church – this is clear to me.

    It is difficult to demonstrate concretely, to identify, who is a member. It is very difficult and dangerous, because someone may be accused of being a member, then it is proved the person is not a formally a member. It’s because of the secrecy and esotericism of Freemasonry that makes it very difficult.

    One can assume that a cleric, a priest, bishop, or cardinal, has some connections with the masons by his speech. We hear clerics speaking like Freemasons, clearly, when they open their mouths, they use terms and concepts that are typically masonic. He could be a member, but you have to prove it, but at least when he speaks he has the spirit of the Freemason, maybe he is not a formal member, but some bishops and cardinals speak clearly with a Masonic spirit. I stress this does not mean they are formally members of the Freemasons.


    Dr Rudolf Graber, Bishop of Regensburg (1903-1992), wrote about Freemasonry’s plans to destroy the Church in his book, “Athanasius and the Church of our time”. He quotes from a letter written by a Freemason in 1839:

    “We must not individualize vice; in order for it to grow to the proportions of patriotism and hatred of the Church, we must generalize it. Catholicism is no more afraid of a sharp dagger than the monarchy is, but these two foundations of the social order are likely to collapse through corruption; we at all events never allow ourselves to be corrupted. Do not, then, let us make martyrs but let us popularize vice among the masses. Whatever their five senses strive after shall be satisfied…Create hearts full of vice and you will no longer have any Catholics. That is the corruption, on a large scale, which we have undertaken, the corruption of the people by the clergy and that of the clergy by us, the corruption which leads the way to our digging the Church’s grave”. (Athanasius and the Church of our time, p.40).
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  2. Richard67

    Richard67 Powers

    That mention of the black flag of Giordano Bruno got me thinking of something I read years ago in a book by Yves Dupont. I think the title was Triumph, Tribulation and Triumph and I thought I remember reading a prophecy about a black flag flying over the Vatican sometime in the future. I'll have to do some digging. By the way, speaking of Giordano Bruno, his antichristian spirit is alive today in people like Richard Dawkins and their ilk.
  3. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

  4. CrewDog

    CrewDog Guest

    Freemasons seem to be dying out in North America and I'd bet that the average age of those remaining is 60+:
    When it comes to fearing potential Boogermen ... Masons ain't real high on my list!

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  5. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    I hope you are tight CrewDog. But I know of people who have in very recent times been encouraged to join the Boogermen. Seems to me they are just the same as ever. With most people thinking they don't really matter. Sigh.
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  6. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    I think, Julia, that there's a different perception of the Masons in the US. They are more open about their membership at the lower levels in the US, with little or no attention given to the sinister side of their powerful connections at the higher levels.
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  7. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    In the USA, Masons are made out to be a social network type of thing, a "brotherhood" if you will. I have known a couple of Catholic men who joined. A lot of Protestant men join.:(
  8. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    The rest of the letter and the entire Freemason plan can be read here...https://www.fatimamovement.com/i-alta-vendita.php
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  9. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    I wonder if the Zionists (supposedly behind freemasonry) from the Jewish tradition are like the isis from the muslims. Both terrorists.
  10. Richard67

    Richard67 Powers

    Freemasonry is the religion of the Antichrist. Numerous Popes have condemned it and an entire Encyclical, Humanum Genus, was dedicated to exposing and condemning Freemasonry: http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xi...nts/hf_l-xiii_enc_18840420_humanum-genus.html
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  11. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    There are brotherhoods in the Catholic Church for Catholic men. I understand they are not secret societies so would not be forbidden.

    I have heard the 'Lions' are not a secret society and are ok to join, and they are not a Catholic group per se.
    I believe the 'Lions' are in USA as well as here in the UK. They do a lot of good community work. In case anyone reading this thread wants to be able to join a network for business purposes where they are not offending Almighty God.
  12. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thanks, Julia.
  13. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    Pope Francis, Freemasonry, 2017
    Posted on 13 January 2017 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    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 in the Church of true Freemasonry. In these USA we have club-like offshoots of Freemasonry which are not like their European counterparts. Also, Catholics are specifically forbidden to belong to any masonic sect or group or offshoot, what have you. FORBIDDEN. A prime objective of Freemasonry is destruction of the Catholic Church. Holy Church explicitly imposed the penalty of excommunication on Catholics who become Freemasons (cf 1917 Code of Canon Law can. 2335). The 1983 Code can. 1374 doesn’t explicitly mention Freemasonry or excommunication, but it clearly means that Catholics cannot join such groups: “Can. 1374 – A person who joins an association which plots against the Church is to be punished with a just penalty; however, a person who promotes or directs an association of this kind is to be punished with an interdict.” However, on 26 November 1983, just before the promulgation of the 1983 revision of the Code, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement with a clear indication: “The faithful who enrol in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.” HERE

    Now, back to something Donnelly published at EWTN UK. Read this and get to the place where I had my “WHOA!” moment. Meanwhile, my emphases:

    Pope ordered Card. Burke to clean out Freemasons from the Knights of Malta

    It has emerged that during a meeting between Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke in November about the scandal of the Knights of Malta distributing condoms and oral contraceptives in Africa, the Holy Father instructed Cardinal Burke to “clean out” Freemasonry from the order. [This is great, if true, but it isn’t the WHOA! yet.] The Holy Father gave this order to Cardinal Burke in his role as patron of the Knights of Malta by papal appointment.

    The Vatican journalist Edward Pentin revealed details of Pope Francis’s concerns about the influence of the Freemasons on the Knights of Malta:

    Hopes that the contraceptive scandal would be addressed came on Nov. 10, when Cardinal Burke was received in private audience by Pope Francis. During that meeting, the Register has learned, the Pope was “deeply disturbed” by what the cardinal told him about the contraceptive distribution. The Pope also made it clear to Cardinal Burke that he wanted Freemasonry “cleaned out” from the order, and he demanded appropriate action. The concern was followed up by a Dec. 1 letter to Cardinal Burke, in which the Register has learned that the Holy Father underlined the cardinal’s constitutional duty to promote the spiritual interests of the order and remove any affiliation with groups or practices that run contrary to the moral law.

    Edward Pentin reports that Pope Francis was “deeply disturbed”[Pentin is the best working English language vaticanista these days.] by the evidence concerning Malteser International’s distribution of condoms and oral contraceptives in the Far East and Africa during the tenure of Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, a German Knight of Malta. Boeselager was dismissed as grand chancellor following an internal investigation by the Knights of Malta. It is not clear why Pope Francis specifically identified Freemasonry as a problem in his response to the evidence presented by Cardinal Burke during the November meeting.

    Pope Francis has previously criticized the destructive influence of the Freemasons and their hostility towards the Church. During his address to young people during his apostolic visit to Turin the Holy Father [Francis… not B16 or JP2…] spoke about “Masonic, hardcore anticlericals and Satanists“:

    At the end of the 19th century there were the worst conditions for young people’s development: freemasonry was in full swing, not even the Church could do anything, there were priest haters, there were also Satanists…. It was one of the worst moments and one of the worst places in the history of Italy. However, if you would like to do a nice homework assignment, go and find out how many men and women saints were born during that time. Why? Because they realized that they had to go against the tide with respect to the culture, to that lifestyle. [I wonder if that will result for the children born into our times and through what hellish crucible they will have to pass.]

    It was during his in-flight press interview in July 2013 that Pope Francis first expressed his concerns about the influence of Freemasons on the Church:

    “The problem is not having this [homosexual] orientation. No, we must be brothers and sisters. The problem is lobbying for this orientation, or lobbies of greed, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the most serious problem for me.”


    2017 marks the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Freemasonry with the establishment of the first Grand Lodge in London. [WHOA!]
    How many portent-laden anniversaries is that for 2017?
    In retrospect, I knew that date for the foundation of modern Freemasonry in England, but it hadn’t bubbled up to the surface until now.
    The moderation queue is ON.
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  14. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    Does Pope Francis not know the Vatican is full of Freemasonry? If not, he had better wake up and clean them out of his own house first.
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  15. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    According to this website, which seems to be Sedevacantist, Cardinal Martini was a Freemason http://www.traditioninaction.org/ProgressivistDoc/A_163_MartiniI.html . They show the statement issued by the Grand Orient Lodge in Italy after his death and provide a translation. The Masons were complaining about Pope Benedict not mentioning Cardinal Martini in his Angelus address shortly after the Cardinal's death. It seems that a deceased General Superior of the Jesuits was a big hit with them too.

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