Catholic Opposition to Freemasonry

This is the reference page for my video "Freemasons: THEIR GOD IS THE DEVIL". Here you will find direct links regarding the information in the video along with more information on all the topics covered. If you have any questions or comments you can contact me HERE. I highly recommend the books 'THEIR GOD IS THE DEVIL' and 'BEHIND THE LODGE DOOR' by Paul Fisher, a Catholic journalist who also served as a U.S. Congressional aide. He had access to the library of Congress and a lot of official documents on masonry; thoroughly researched and documented work. Both books are very riveting, educational and enjoyable reads.

Freemasons: THEIR GOD IS THE DEVIL from Dissident on Vimeo.

"For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places." Ephesians 6:12.

As Pope Leo XIII explained in his Encyclical HUMANUM GENUS 'On Freemasonry' in 1884,

"We wish it to be your rule first of all to tear away the mask from Freemasonry, and to let it be seen as it really is; and by sermons and pastoral letters to instruct the people as to the artifices used by societies of this kind in seducing men and enticing them into their ranks, and as to the depravity of their opinions and the wickedness of their acts. As Our predecessors have many times repeated, let no man think that he may for any reason whatsoever join the masonic sect, if he values his Catholic name and his eternal salvation as he ought to value them. Let no one be deceived by a pretense of honesty. It may seem to some that Freemasons demand nothing that is openly contrary to religion and morality; but, as the whole principle and object of the sect lies in what is vicious and criminal, to join with these men or in any way to help them cannot be lawful."

In another declaration on Freemasonry in 1902, Pope Leo XIII said "Filled with the spirit of Satan, who knows how to transform himself into an angel of light, Freemasonry puts forward as its pretended aim the good of humanity. Paying a lip service to the authority of law, and even to the obligations of religion, it aims (as its own statutes declare), at the destruction of civil authority and of the Christian priesthood, both of which it regards as the foes of human liberty." - Parvenu a la Vingtcinquieme annee, Given in Rome at St. Peter's, to March 19, 1902, twenty-fifth year of Our Pontificate.

Monsignor George F Dillon wrote a book on this, titled The War of Anti-Christ With the Church and Christian Civilization. As Wikipedia explains, "George F. Dillon was a 19th-century Catholic missionary and writer from Ireland. He became well known in 1884 for having given conferences in Edinburgh about what he claimed to be a Masonic war against Christian civilization. His speeches were later compiled with his best known book´┐ŻWar of Anti-Christ with the Church and Christian Civilization´┐Żafter being read a summary Pope Leo XIII approved of the work and funded the publication of the Italian version."

Regarding the masons, Pope Pius VIII said "Their Law is Untruth: Their God is the Devil and their Cult is Turpitude." Pope Pius XII, in his Address to the Seventh Week Pastoral Adaptation Conference in Italy (1958) said "...the roots of modern apostasy lay in scientific atheism, dialectical materialism, rationalism, illuminism, laicism, and Freemasonry - which is the mother of them all."


NOTE: The following is the most recent decree from the Vatican on the subject of Freemasonry and is thus is the most current statement of the Church's law on this topic:

Issued by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on November 26, 1983.

It has been asked whether there has been any change in the Church's decision in regard to Masonic associations since the new Code of Canon Law does not mention them expressly, unlike the previous Code.

This Sacred Congregation is in a position to reply that this circumstance is due to an editorial criterion which was followed also in the case of other associations likewise unmentioned inasmuch as they are contained in wider categories.

Therefore the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.

It is not within the competence of local ecclesiastical authorities to give a judgment on the nature of Masonic associations which would imply a derogation from what has been decided above, and this in line with the Declaration of this Sacred Congregation issued on 17 February 1981 (cf. AAS 73 [1981] pp. 240-241).

In an audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect, the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II approved and ordered the publication of this Declaration which had been decided in an ordinary meeting of this Sacred Congregation. Rome, from the Office of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 26 November 1983.

JOSEPH Card. RATZINGER Prefect + Fr. JEROME HAMER, O.P. Titular Archbishop of Lorium Secretary

"Buried in a document of the Pontifical Council for Culture, dated March 13, 2004, is this surprising observation concerning the state of religious belief in the world: "A certain cultural hostility is being spread against religions, especially Christianity and Catholicism in particular, notably through the means of social communication, and is promoted by Masonic sources active in different organisations."
"...When all is said and done, Liberty has always meant emancipation from the claims of the Catholic Church on men and nations, or what Pierre Manent has called "the Church's complete subordination to the body politic."[x] Hence the incessant propaganda of colonial pamphleteers against "Popery" had the same object as the outright genocide of the Catholic hierarchy by the Jacobins of France: the suppression of what Pope Leo called "the power of that divine religion which the Freemasons hate in proportion to their fear of it." The Masonic mind's hatred and fear of Christ and His Church was summed up in Voltaire's famous epithet "ecrasons l'infame!" ("let us crush the infamous one"). The Lodge of Nine Muses inducted Voltaire into the Craft in 1778. In attendance was his American Masonic brother, Benjamin Franklin. [Masonic Family Values ]

John F. Kennedy, the nation's first and only Roman Catholic president, gave this speech sortly before he was assassinated:
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarrented concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating it's arbitrary actions. Even today, there is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control."

President John F Kennedy Secret Society Speech
"Listen to this incredible audio recording of a speech made by JFK before the American Newspaper Publishers Association where he warns the press about the secret societies that are the real power in global affairs."

Founding Fathers Speak Out Against Freemasonry

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it." -PATRICK HENRY

John Quincy Adams, The Sixth President of The United States said: "I am prepared to complete the demonstration before God and man, that the Masonic oaths, obligations and penalties, cannot, by any possibility, be reconciled to the laws of morality, of Christianity, or of the land." J.Q. Adam's letter to Ed. Livingston.

Samuel Adams, The Father of the Revolution said: "I am decidedly opposed to all secret societies whatever!"

John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress said: "I am opposed to all secret societies."

James Madison, The Fourth President of the United States said: "From the number and character of those who now support the charges against Freemasonry, I cannot doubt that it is at least susceptible of abuse, outweighing any advantages promised by its patrons."

Freemasons: Their Own Words Convict Them

"Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the son of the morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with it's splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!
Morals and Dogma, page 321 Illustrious Albert Pike 33 degree Sovereign Grand Commander Supreme Council 33 degree, The Mother Supreme Council of the World The "must read" Occult "Bible" of Freemasonry by the "Pope" of Freemasonry... []

"The apex of our teachings has been the rituals of MORALS AND DOGMA, written over a century ago."
-Illustrious C. Fred Kleinknecht 33 degree Sovereign Grand Commander Supreme Council 33 degree The Mother Supreme Council of the World New Age Magazine, January 1989 The official organ of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry


Aleister Crowley was a proud satan worshipper and 33rd degree freemason, which go hand in hand.

In one of his last letters before his death, freemason Thomas Jefferson wrote:
"May it be to the world, what I believe it will be (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all), the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government."

Archived Photo from National Geographic magazine of an occult ritual at Bohemian Grove, CA. A must see.
Power Party
Photograph by Gabriel Moulin, 1915
"To purge himself of worldly concerns, a member of the elite Bohemian Club participated in a 1915 Cremation of Care ceremony - complete with candles and a robed and hooded comrade to guide him. This private club of influential men still meets annually north of San Francisco and uses this symbolic ritual to kick off its summer retreat. But today the ceremony involves burning a mummy-like effigy named Care at the foot of the group's mascot: a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) concrete owl."

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil: that put. darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter." Isaiah 5:20

Church, State and Freemasonry in America. Paul A. Fisher. The Devil is the Father of Lies and lying is the way of those who do the work of the Devil. This book traces the secret activities of Freemasonry in America and uncovers the lie that Masonry is a harmless fraternal organization of men who spend their time doing innocent things such as holding parades, dinners and circuses, or conducting business deals during card games. Instead, we find these men doing the work of the Devil by conducting an unrelenting warfare against Christ and His Church. Their hatred of the Catholic Church in America is exposed in detail with the decisions of Supreme Court Judges, Presidents, Congressmen and Senators who were Masons. This book makes clear that the furor over Supreme Court appointments is, in reality, a battle for the soul of the American people. This is one of the best books for the average man-in-the-street that we have ever seen on this subject. Learn how God became banned in American schools. How the threat of Catholic influence terrifies Masons. See how they act in Catholic countries and during times of conflict, such as at the Civil War and World War I. Names names. Learn the history of America from another viewpoint - through the actions of famous American leaders who were also anti-Catholic. Tremendous detailed research with hundreds of footnotes. Contains information that will be shocking to most readers! A most valuable exposure! 361pp. PB. ITEM #10050 $21.00 [Available at Catholic Treasures bookstore.]


Revolution and Counter-Revolution - Tradition Family Property TFP.ORG


FREEMASONRY: FOUNDATION OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Researched and Compiled by Pauly Fongemie for Catholic Tradition

The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita A Masonic Blueprint for the Subversion of the Catholic Church, By John Vennari.

"The author quotes the actual Masonic document, which both Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) and Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) asked to be published. This document describes the Masons' diabolical strategy to destroy the Church by infecting her leaders with Liberal ideas. Tells how they do not desire a masonic Pope, but rather a Pope infected with their ideas. Touches on Liberalism, the French Revolution, Freemasonry, Ecumenism, Modernism, the modernist conspiracy at Vatican II, and much more! An eye-opening book that every Catholic must read! 50 pages."

[Also see: Comparing Religious Faithful To Blind Government Worshippers 7/3/16]

Freemasonry and the Subversion of the Catholic Church A speech by John Vennari, CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS INTERNATIONAL. on The Carbonari (CHARCOAL-BURNERS).

Americanism? Reprinted from: Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Bulletin, May 1996

Freemasons, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies & satanists vs. the Catholic Church July 4, 2006

Secret Societies and Satanic Movements By Robert H. Goldsborough
"We wish it to be your rule first of all to tear away the mask from Freemasonry and to let it be seen as it really is" warned Pope Leo XIII in his monumental encyclical Human Genus( 1884). Referring to Masonry as "this foul plague," Leo XIII urged pastoral sermons warning the Faithful that Masonry and related secret societies were "seducing men and enticing them into their ranks" in order to fill them with "the depravity of their opinions and the wickedness of their acts". Leo XIII was by no means the first Pope to warn of the evils of Freemasonry. Pope Clement XII had been the first to do so in 1738, then Benedict XIV, Pius VI, Leo XII, Pius VII, Pius VIII, Gregory XVI, and Pius IX. In Human Genus, Leo XIII emphasized the urgency of the earlier warnings and stated that the Freemasons "are boldly rising up against God Himself. They are planning the destruction of Holy Church ... and this with the set purpose of utterly despoiling the nations of Christendom ..."

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. [Amazon book reviews]

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Bilderberg Conspiracy buff Daniel Estulin insists there is no "Jewish-Masonic" conspiracy in world affairs

Webster Tarpley: "Freemasons Spreading Hysteria, Mass Irrationalism, Warn Apocalyptic Events In September/October 2015 Just like Mayan Calandar Hoax 2012" 9/9/15

Freemason William Bratton re-named as NY Police Commissioner 12/5/13 [Featured on]

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After Bowing to Israel and Honoring The ADL, Texas Legislators Praise the Freemasons May 10, 2013

Defense Contractor NBC honors ailing war criminal George H.W. Bush with Freemasonic "33 photo" propaganda tribute December 27, 2012 [Featured on Veterans Today, Economic Policy Journal, Rumor Mill News, Sodahead, Freedoms Phoenix, What Really Happened, & many more.] I was a guest on Dr. Kevin Barrett's radio show Friday 12/28 discussing this article and related issues. The MP3 can be heard here.]

Exclusive: My conversation with Neocon Newt: Newt Gingrich claims he is not a member of bohemian grove, a freemason, or for world government

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Profile of admitted freemasons presently serving in U.S. Congress

Surprise! Creepy Congressman who assaulted youth is active in Freemasonry- Wikipedia scraps evidence

Arlen Specter: Freemason, Conspirator and Degenerate
My take on the latest nonsense in the political "left vs. right" charade.

Freemasons, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies & satanists vs. the Catholic Church July 4, 2006

Los Angeles Man Sent Freemasonic "Distress Call" Before Murdering His Entire Family

Harvard "Fellow" CIA spook likens freemason opponents and JFK conspiracists to Al Qaeda terrorists 1/27/10

Remains of ten bodies at Ben Franklin's home
Workers Found the remains of ten dead bodies, six of them children, undreneath Freemason Benjamin Franklin's home.

Fiji freemasons held for sorcery

Congressman Ron Paul: "George Bush and the CIA dealing in drugs!" (A must see).

Mike Wallace Interviews Margaret Sanger 9/21/57

In this interesting 1957 interview, population control and abortion advocate Margaret Sanger says her "opposition is mainly from the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church". Wallace reads a reference to Sanger about her background about how Sanger and her siblings were referred 'children of the devil' in their town growing up, because of their athiest father. Wallace asks if her motivation was not based on opposition to the church. Sangers mother was Catholic from Ireland, and had 11 children.

Wallace: "Now you certainly can take no issue with the natural law as the Church regards it"

Sanger: "Well I certainly do and I think it's unnatural".

They discuss the Catholic position on artificial birth control, in a very interesting interview the likes of which would never be aired on secular TV today. Highly recommended. As Wallace confronts Sanger on her past statements, she gets fidgety, blinking and darting out her tongue. Below, I will post excerpts from George H. W. Bush while he was a congressman in Texas in the 1960's, Bush's attacks on the Pope, Bush's glowing praise for Margaret Sanger, and his insistant advocacy of coercive population control enacted by governments worldwide.

As Wallace continues to reads Sangers quotes back to her, and how they are at variance with her current replies, she pleads, "Where these strange things come from that I said??! ... They then go on to discuss sin, if sin exists, divorce, etc.

Read the shocking little-known history of former president George H.W. Bush's vehement promotion of an evil population control agenda while he served in Congress starting in the late 1960's. Very revealing and detailed information on freemason Bush seniors' war against the Catholic church and against freedom and decency itself. Here is a short video of Bush promoting his diabolical 'new world order', coincientally on September 11, 1991. [Clip is from Alex Jones film 911, THE ROAD TO TYRANNY. ]

George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography --- by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin
Chapter -X- Rubbers Goes to Congress
Bush belonged to a small group of congressmen who successfully conspired to force a profound shift in the official U.S. attitude and policy toward population expansion. Embracing the "limits to growth" ideology with a vengeance, Bush and his coterie, which included such ultraliberal Democrats as then- Senator Walter Mondale (Minn.) and Rep. James Scheuer (N.Y.), labored to enact legislation which institutionalized population control as U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Bush began his Malthusian activism in the House in 1968, which was the year in which Pope Paul VI issued his enyclical "Humanae Vitae," which contained a prophetic warning of the danger of coercion by governments for the purpose of population control. The Pope wrote: "Let it be considered also that a dangerous weapon would be placed in the hands of those public authorities who place no heed of moral exigencies.... Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their people, the method of contraception which they judged to be most efficacious?" For poorer countries with a high population rate, the encyclical identified the only rational and humane policy: "No solution to these difficulties is acceptable which does violence to man's essential dignity....The only possible solution ... is one which envisages the social and economic progress both of individuals and of the whole of human society...."

This was a direct challenge to the cultural paradigm transformation which Bush and other exponents of the oligarchical world outlook were promoting. Not for the first time nor for the last time, Bush issued a direct attack on the Holy See. Just days after Humanae Vitae was issued, Bush declared: "I have decided to give my vigorous support for population control in both the United States and the world." He also lashed out at the Pope. "For those of us who who feel so strongly on this issue, the recent enyclical was most discouraging."

...Like his father before him, Bush supported Planned Parenthood at every opportunity. Time after time, he rose on the floor of the House to praise Planned Parenthood's work. In 1967, Bush called for "having the government agencies work even more closely with going private agencies such as Planned Parenthood." A year later, he urged those interested in "advancing the cause of family planning," to "call your local Planned Parenthood Center" to offer "help and support."

Q. What is the Catholic Church's official position on Freemasonry? Are Catholics free to become Freemasons?

Freemasonry is incompatible with the Catholic faith. Freemasonry teaches a naturalistic religion that espouses indifferentism, the position that a person can be equally pleasing to God while remaining in any religion. Masonry is a parallel religion to Christianity. The New Catholic Encyclopedia states, "Freemasonry displays all the elements of religion, and as such it becomes a rival to the religion of the Gospel. It includes temples and altars, prayers, a moral code, worship, vestments, feast days, the promise of reward and punishment in the afterlife, a hierarchy, and initiative and burial rites" (vol. 6, p. 137).

Masonry is also a secret society. Its initiates subscribe to secret blood oaths that are contrary to Christian morals. The prospective Mason swears that if he ever reveals the secrets of Masonry--secrets which are trivial and already well-known--he wills to be subject to self-mutilation or to gruesome execution.
(Most Masons, admittedly, never would dream of carrying out these punishments on themselves or on an errant member). Historically, one of Masonry's primary objectives has been the destruction of the Catholic Church; this is especially true of Freemasonry as it has existed in certain European countries. In the United States, Freemasonry is often little more than a social club, but it still espouses a naturalistic religion that contradicts orthodox Christianity. (Those interested in joining a men's club should consider the Knights of Columbus instead.)

The Church has imposed the penalty of excommunication on Catholics who become Freemasons. The penalty of excommunication for joining the Masonic Lodge was explicit in the 1917 code of canon law (canon 2335), and it is implicit in the 1983 code (canon 1374).
Because the revised code of canon law is not explicit on this point, some drew the mistaken conclusion that the Church's prohibition of Freemasonry had been dropped. As a result of this confusion, shortly before the 1983 code was promulgated, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement indicating that the penalty was still in force. This statement was dated November 26, 1983 and may be found in Origins 13/27 (Nov. 15, 1983), 450.

It is this accursed Sect whose perversion was stigmatized by Pope Pius IX when he named it: 'THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN.'" -- Monseigueur Jouin, speaking of Judeo-Masonry

The successors of Pius XII approved the Code of Canon Law of 1917 which explicitly condemned the Masons: "All those who enroll their names in the sect of Freemasons or similar associations which plot against the Church or the legitimate civil authorities incur by this very fact the penalty of excommunication, absolution from which is reserved simply to the Holy See." (Canon 2335). The revised Code of Canon Law of 1983 stipulates: "One who joins an association which plots against the Church is to be punished with a just penalty; one who promotes or moderates such an association, however, is to be punished with an interdict." (Canon 1374

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