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  • Old Timey PHOTO) Circa 1890 - Man Riding a Goat

    08/24/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1890 | Retronaut
    1890: Man riding a goat Man riding a goat, 1890 (Initiation into fraternal group). Photographer: Chas.v. Hamer, Columbus O, USA
  • The Fall of Mystery Babylon (Catholic Discussion) [for discernment only]

    08/14/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    markmallet ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mark Mallett
    Given the length of this article, I have condensed it down to the more salient aspects. I would encourage you to read it through in its entirety at the above link. (snip) I am going to do this in the greatest economy of words possible, synthesizing books, interviews, and numerous articles so that you can understand the prophetic nature of what is happening, and about to happen in the United States, and indeed, the whole world, as central to the Storm that is now hereÂ… (snip) COMMUNISM IS NOT DEADIndeed, the harlot is merely being used by the beast to...
  • Freemasonry & occult Mormonism (LDS) [The OTHER World Series: YouTube clip]

    10/28/2013 9:30:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Published on YouTube June 3, 2012 | HeavenClear
    "...and the truth shall make free" said the real Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible.
  • House Stenographer Yanked From Chamber Ranting About God, Freemasons

    10/17/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-17-2013 | Abby D. Phillip
    A government stenographer is believed to be in a Washington, DC-area hospital on Thursday after being forcibly removed from the House of Representatives chamber Wednesday night while shouting into the microphone during the vote on a compromise bill that ended the government shutdown and raised the debt limit. (Snip) She was heard shouting “the House is divided,” according to one congressional source. After about 30 seconds, Reidy was pulled off the rostrum by two people from the House chamber security staff. “He will not be mocked,” the woman said, according to an audio recording of the incident posted online by...
  • Who was right? The Congressional Stenographer or the 87 Turncoat Republicans?

    10/17/2013 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    I was horrified last night as the Congressional stenographer was hauled out of the chambers during the “shut down” vote screaming, “ God will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God!” I was horrified because her outrage was well founded and her impassioned speech made me feel both empathetic and disturbed. Dianne Reidy obviously had her fill of working for representatives who do not reflect the soul of America and her parting words were chilling, the devil is here! The spirit of Pythos is hanging heavily in...
  • Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest

    10/17/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT · by dubyajam · 111 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 9/17/13 | Chad Pergram and Nicholas Kalman
    A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.
  • Stenographer Hauled From House Floor

    10/16/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/13 | Betsy Woodruff
    The government shutdown ended on a surreal and chilling note. Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator...
  • House stenographer has outburst during debt vote

    10/16/2013 10:03:23 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-16-13 | By Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann,
    In a bizarre end to the House vote to reopen the federal government late Wednesday night, a stenographer was escorted off the House floor after yelling into a microphone about God, Freemasons and a divided government, aides and members said. The woman, Dianne Reidy, was carried off the floor by House staff. Capitol Police said she has been "transported to a local area hospital for evaluation."
  • Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest

    10/16/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 103 replies
    10/16/13 | Chad Pergram and Nick Kalman
    <p>A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.</p> <p>Fox News identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy, who went to the Speaker's Chair while the vote was in progress and began yelling about God and the government.</p>
  • Free Masons Denounced on House Floor

    10/17/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 54 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Free Masons Denounced on House Floor By Julio Severo It took House of Representatives stenographer Dianne Reidy to denounce the Free Masons. She had no right to use the House microphone to speak what U.S. Representatives have never spoken, and the media has said that she “freaked out.” Fox News said that what has happened today, October 17, is very strange. Reidy said, “Do not be deceived. God shall not be mocked. A House divided cannot stand. He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is that this...
  • Vatican Punishes French Priest for Being a Freemason

    05/25/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/13
    A Roman Catholic parish priest at an elite French ski resort has been stripped of his Church functions for refusing to renounce Freemasonry. Father Pascal Vesin was ordered by his bishop to cease his work in the Alpine resort of Megeve, the parish said. Bishop Yves Boivineau had warned Fr Vesin about his "active membership" of the Grand Orient de France lodge. Freemasonry has been condemned as anti-Christian and anti-clerical by various popes through history. Bishop Boivineau ordered the priest to cease his functions "at Rome's request", the parish said. In March, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the...
  • Fatima, Freemasonry, Vatican II and 1960

    05/22/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 44 replies
    Consecration Now Conference ^ | May 13, 2011 | John Salza
    “Freemasonry, Vatican II and 1960” By John Salza Consecration Now Conference Rome, May 13, 2011 There is a body of clear and compelling testimony from the likes of Cardinal Pacelli (future Pope Pius XII), Fr. Fuentes, Fr. Alonso, Fr. Schweigl ,Cardinal Oddi, Cardinal Ciappi, Fr. Malachi Martin, and even Cardinal Ratzinger (the future pope Benedict XVI) that the Third Secret of Fatima, not yet revealed by the Vatican, predicts a spiritual crisis in the bosom of the Church. In this presentation, I am going to elaborate on this theme, by demonstrating that this crisis is nothing less than a world...
  • Involuntary Dispossession (For discernment) [Catholic Caucus]

    03/27/2013 11:07:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Markmallet ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mark Mallett
    THE Gospel calls us to share our possessions with one another, particularly the poor—a voluntary dispossession of our goods and our time. However, the anti-gospel calls for a sharing of goods that flows, not from the heart, but from a political system that controls and distributes wealth according to the whims of the State. This is known by many forms, particularly that of Communism, which was birthed in 1917 in the Moscow revolution led by Vladimir Lenin.Seven years ago when this writing apostolate began, I saw a strong image in my heart that I wrote about in The Great...
  • Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight [Catholic Caucus]

    11/27/2012 2:25:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    RFPStudentAction.org ^ | 11-2012 | Michael Gore
    Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight By Michael Gorre    St. Maximilian Kolbe Having selected ten prisoners to die in the starvation bunker to serve as a lesson for an escaped prisoner, Nazi SS Captain Karl Fritsch was about to leave Auschwitz concentration camp’s Block 13 when the unimaginable happened. Prisoner 16670 stepped out of formation. A murmur spread through the line of prisoners. Facing the 47 year old prisoner, Fritsch demanded, “What do you want, you Polish dog?”The prisoner, Father Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv., removed his cap and said, “I want to die in the place of...
  • Squaring the Triangle: Freemasonry and Anti-Slavery- 1807 - The Abolition of Slavery

    07/17/2012 7:13:38 PM PDT · by mnehring · 4 replies
    Freemasonry has not figured prominently in most of the displays and debates on slavery and abolition in 2007. Yet the society was an important eighteenth century institution and one whose extensive archives have the potential to offer interesting - and sometimes unfamiliar - insights into social processes and relationships that shaped the Atlantic world of which slavery and abolitionism were prominent features. This review of the exhibition at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry begins to uncover this complex and sometimes ambiguous history. As well as being an age of slavery, slave-trading, slave resistance, abolitionism and eventual abolition, the eighteenth...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Freemasons

    05/01/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Freemasonsby Sebastian R. FamaThe Catholic Church and Freemasonry have been at odds for centuries. Eight popes have condemned it, as well as have the majority of Christian denominations. Christianity and Freemasonry hold contrary beliefs. Catholics are forbidden to join the Lodge in the strongest of terms. The Church's position is expressed in its "Declaration on Masonic Associations." It states in part: "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...
  • Why Catholics Cannot Be Masons, [Part 1]

    03/08/2012 6:58:13 AM PST · by marshmallow · 172 replies
    Catholic attorney John Salza once found himself inside a masonic hall, being asked to take off his wedding ring and crucifix as he swore an oath to be reborn as a Freemason.Although he knew in his heart that something was wrong, he did not leave right away. Over several years, he advanced to the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite — a level that only a select group of masons are invited to.While he was told that masonry was compatible with Catholicism, he eventually could not reconcile the two and left the masons. In 2008, Salza wrote a basic, short...
  • Two Worlds - Two Cultures

    08/19/2011 7:16:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 8/19/11 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I am sure this will be happening in Madrid as it did in London. Richard Dawkins brought at least one laspsed Catholic back to the Church during the Papal visit to the UK. She saw the the anti-Pope snarling mob led by Dawkins and Tatchel, with their plastic devil horns and inflated condoms, sex "toys" and angry faces and she saw the sheer joy of those cheering the Pope and the banners carried by the enthusiastic youth. She said it wasn't about arguments, it was about faces. Dawkins & co. glaring and hopeless, those who were there cheering the Pope...
  • Freemason Persecution of Catholics in Mexico [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2011 7:56:10 PM PDT · by topher · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Various | July 7, 2011 | Various
    Source URL's used/referenced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarco_El%C3%ADas_Calles -- In particular, the heading Cristero War: Anticlerical [Anti-Catholic] legislation enactmenthttp://milujciesie.org.pl/nr/catholic_church/painted_by_a_heavenly.html -- Painted by a Heavenly Hand In the 1920s and 1930s, the infamous Calles Persecution occurred in Mexico. During this time, Freemasons tried to bomb the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The bomb did go off, but not even the glass was cracked, which was not bullet proof and very thin [supernatural protection, apparently]. A 5 foot brass cross on the altar was not as fortunate. The tremendous force of the blast caused the cross to be curved. Many Roman Catholic priests were martyred...
  • Movie by Anders Behring Breivik - Knights Templar 2083 (alleged Oslo terrorist).

    07/23/2011 3:26:26 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 65 replies
    http://geraldcelentechannel.blogspot.com/ ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2011 | Gerald Celente
    This ia a Movie by Anders Behring Breivik - Knights Templar 2083 The man behind explosion in Oslo who killed 7 people, and about 90 youth people at Utøya island outside Oslo July 22th . Anders Behring Breivik is A 32-year-old Norwegian he has been arrested over two terror attacks in Norway as 92 are confirmed dead . Police have said the Norwegian man arrested after the twin attacks in Norway is a right-winger with anti-Muslim views, but they do not know whether that was a factor in the attacks. His views are very clear from this video of his...
  • St.Gaspar:Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood[AKA The Hammer of Freemasons]

    08/22/2002 7:54:17 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 11 replies · 900+ views
    EWTN ^ | 00/00/00 | staff
    ST. GASPAR: Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood St. Gaspar founded the Society of the Precious Blood in Giano, Italy, on August 15, 1815. Here, in the 10th century abbey of San Felice, our founder opened the gates of an ardent devotion to the Precious Blood of Christ. The preamble of the C.P.P.S. constitution captures this new beginning:Impelled by the love of Christ, manifested especially in the shedding of his Blood, and sensitive to the needs of the Church, St. Gaspar del Bufalo founded a priestly institute. He attracted from the diocesan clergy a group of like-minded...
  • THE CONCLUSION ON HAROLD CAMPING'S 2011 PREDICTION

    03/19/2011 5:54:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 60 replies
    PeaceByJesus ^ | 3-19-2011 | PeaceByJesus
    The CONCLUSION on CAMPING and his 2011 PREDICTION “we have not followed cunningly devised fables” (2Pt. 1:16) THE BIBLE GUARANTEES you do not need to heed a false prophet:"But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die [by stoning in the O.T.). And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the...
  • Why the temple ceremony was changed in 1990 - LDS-Mormon

    10/14/2010 12:37:40 PM PDT · by delacoert · 54 replies
    Mormonism and the LDS Church ^ | unknown | anonymous
    Background surrounding the 1990 changes to the Mormon temple ceremonyAs noted on page 218 of their recent book Mormon America, Richard and Joan Ostling point out that the main source of Mormon converts comes from people already familiar with some sort of Christian background or belief system: "Mormonism succeeds by building on a preexisting Christian culture and by being seen as an add-on, drawing converts through a form of syncretism. Mormonism flourishes best in settings with some prior Christianization." Syncretism means "the combination of different forms of belief or practice" and also "to unite and harmonize especially without critical examination or...
  • Mystery Mason 'Jewels' Made By Revere?

    07/24/2010 8:01:27 PM PDT · by sig226 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Masons found a full set of silver Masonic jewels stashed in the attic of Corinthian Lodge AF&AM in Concord, Massachusetts. The link goes to a news video. They say the set is handmade and 200 years old. The jewels are worn by the various officers of each lodge. They are literally a badge of office. Paul Revere was the orginal Master of Corinthian Lodge, and, of course, a silversmith. If these were made by him, they would be quite a treasure. Mystery Mason 'Jewels' Made By Revere?
  • EU to hold Atheist and Freemason summit...

    07/21/2010 10:23:53 PM PDT · by TaraP · 78 replies
    http://euobserver.com/9/30506 ^ | July 19th, 2010 | Leigh Phillips
    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Brussels is to hold an EU summit with atheists and freemasons in the autumn, inviting them to a political dialogue parallel to the annual summit the bloc holds with Europe's religious leaders. While the EU is a secular body, the three European presidents, of the commission, parliament and EU Council, alongside two commissioners, on Monday met with 24 bishops, chief rabbis, and muftis as well as leaders from the Hindu and Sikh communities. The annual dialogue, which has taken place since 2005, is for the first time this year made legally obligatory under Article 17 of...
  • Catholicism vs. Freemasonry - Irreconcilable Forever

    05/08/2010 10:27:29 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies · 563+ views
    The Evangelization Station ^ | Rev. Robert I. Bradley, S.J.
    Catholicism vs. Freemasonry - Irreconcilable Forever Rev. Robert I. Bradley, S.J. What is the truth regarding the present official attitude of the Catholic Church toward Freemasonry? To begin this inquiry into that which is now in effect, we should go back to what was stated in the Church's canon law before there was any doubt about where the Church stood on Masonry. The former code of Canon Law contained a canon, which definitely capped all the previous papal condemnations of it. Canon 2335 reads as follows: “Persons joining associations of the Masonic sect or any others of the same kind...
  • MORALS and DOGMA by ALBERT PIKE

    10/31/2009 10:16:10 AM PDT · by narses · 14 replies · 660+ views
    Freemasons Freemasonry ^ | 1871 | Albert Pike
    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry , prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. Charleston, 1871. Albert Pike, born December 29, 1809, was the oldest of six children born to Benjamin and Sarah Andrews Pike. Pike was raised in a Christian home and attended an Episcopal church. Pike passed the entrance examination at Harvard College when he was 15 years old, but could not attend because he had no funds. After traveling as far west as Santa Fe, Pike settled in Arkansas, where...
  • Good Catholics should not wear aprons

    10/30/2009 9:01:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 228 replies · 2,711+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 30 October 2009 | Fr Ashley Beck
    A few years ago I was told that at the ceremony of induction of the vicar of one of the local Anglican churches, the Bible which was handed to him had embossed on its front cover the emblem of the Freemasons, the square and compasses. It subsequently came to light that nearly all the male members of his Parochial Church Council were "on the square", and his predecessor as vicar had been a Mason as well. This is not a "low", or Evangelical, church, but very firmly in the Anglo Catholic tradition, where a number of clergy and lay people...
  • Sandra Miesel explains why Catholics can't be Masons

    09/20/2009 10:37:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 142 replies · 3,077+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 17, 2009
    From a September 2006 article featured on the Our Sunday Visitor website:No pope has ever been a Mason. The Catholic Church has warily monitored Freemasonry from the time it penetrated Europe. In 1738, Pope Clement XII condemned the Craft for its dependence on mere natural virtue while ignoring Christ's unique role as Savior. He also denounced the rash oaths it demanded of members to protect trivial Lodge secrets. Catholics who joined the Masons were excommunicated, with reconciliation reserved to the pope. This decree had little effect, however, because it wasn't published in every land, nor was it always taken seriously...
  • Are You a Freeper Freemason?[vanity]

    06/06/2009 10:24:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 245 replies · 3,058+ views
    06/06/2009 | sonofstrangelove
    Are you a Freeper Freemason? I am looking for others like me.
  • What of Freemasonry?

    05/24/2009 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Logic n' Reason · 336 replies · 6,363+ views
    The "Net" | May 23, 2009 | logic 'n reason
    I have become very curious about the Freemasons and freemasonry in general. How does it "fit in" with the group of Christian religions...how about islam? What are the views and opinions of those at this site?
  • Masonic rituals live on

    01/16/2009 9:54:17 AM PST · by BGHater · 244 replies · 6,523+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 Jan 2009 | Julia Duin
    President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in Tuesday will incorporate several elements out of America's Masonic past. One-third of the signers of the Constitution, many of the Bill of Rights signers and America's first few presidents (except for Thomas Jefferson) were Freemasons, a fraternal organization that became public in early 18th-century England. Although it became fabulously popular in America, at one time encompassing 10 percent of the population, Pope Clement XII condemned Freemasonry in 1738 as heretical. The latest pronouncement was issued in 1983 by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - who called Masonic practices "irreconcilable" with Catholic doctrine. Still,...
  • White Rock Marathon events running on faith in aiding Scottish Rite

    12/15/2008 7:13:50 AM PST · by mnehring · 20 replies · 419+ views
    Fifteen-month-old Addison Bryan just got her first pair of shoes. Because of her disability, she can't walk in them. Another year could pass before Addison takes her first steps. But today at least 50 people will be walking for her, all supporting the hospital that has cared for her since birth. Jeff and Julie Bryan of Rockwall organized the team that's participating in today's Mayor's Race, a 5K fun run accompanying the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is the marathon's primary beneficiary.
  • THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY (Communist infiltration of the Church)

    12/11/2002 11:37:42 AM PST · by narses · 43 replies · 2,373+ views
    Christian Order ^ | November 2000
      Current 2002 2001 2000 1990s     November   2000THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY THE EDITOR A few months back, during social chit-chat which turned with predictable concern to the modern plague of clerical apostasy, a venerable member of the Society of Jesus recounted various word of mouth histories of Communist infiltration of the Jesuits. These included two men sent to join the Society in Italy and Spain by their respective national Communist Parties - the former having left to return to the Party in the early 1950s after more than a dozen years of study and actual ordination; the...
  • Deism and the Founding Fathers

    07/17/2008 6:49:54 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 40 replies · 228+ views
    Armed and Dangerous ^ | June 16, 2008 | Eric S. Raymond
    There is a belief abroad in many conservative circles that the U.S. is "a Christian nation". This belief is found in perhaps its most extreme form in the Mormon doctrine that the Constitution of the United States is a divinely inspired document. Less extreme versions hold that Christian piety was an shaping influence on the thinking and writing of the Founding Fathers, and Christianity therefore has (or ought to have) a privileged position in the political and cultural life of the U.S. The Mormon doctrine is unfalsifiable. But claims about the beliefs and intentions of the Founding Fathers are not,...
  • Secrets of the Great Seal of the United States Revealed

    02/12/2008 7:18:25 AM PST · by Smelly_Fed · 77 replies · 535+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is. The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the emblem on the back of the US$1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure. It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing cash...
  • A Brief Catechism of the Catholic Church - Lesson 34: The First Commandment

    08/16/2007 4:41:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 972+ views
    OLRL ^ | Fr. William J. Cogan
    Lesson 34: The First Commandment "Come let us praise the Lord with joy:  let us joyfully sing to God our savior.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms.  For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  For in His hand are all the ends of the earth:  and the heights of the mountains are His.  For the sea is His, and He made it:  and His hands formed the dry land.  Come let us adore and fall down:  and weep before the Lord that...
  • Mexican Masons Lament Decline of Influence and Launch New Attack on the Church

    08/10/2007 7:25:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies · 763+ views
    After decades of indirectly criticizing the Catholic Church through friendly media outlets, the powerful Mexican Masonry has now directly gone after Catholic bishops, accusing them of pretending to “control” Mexican politics by demanding the right to education and information. The previous Mexican Constitution, because of Masonic influence, stripped the Church of the right to own schools and communications media. Recently, the Mexican bishops announced they would begin a campaign to regain these rights. The Grand Lodge of the Valley of Mexico, which brings together 12,000 Masons, reacted to the proposal by calling a press conference in which Great Teacher Pedro...
  • History's bloodiest siege used human heads as cannonballs (Siege of Malta in 1565 against Muslims)

    07/07/2007 1:10:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 181 replies · 7,319+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/7/07 | James Jackson
    A hot and fetid June night on the small Mediterranean island of Malta, and a Christian sentry patrolling at the foot of a fort on the Grand Harbour had spotted something drifting in the water. The alarm was raised. More of these strange objects drifted into view, and men waded into the shallows to drag them to the shore. What they found horrified even these battle-weary veterans: wooden crosses pushed out by the enemy to float in the harbour, and crucified on each was the headless body of a Christian knight. This was psychological warfare at its most brutal, a...
  • Masonry, Atheism and Catholicism

    07/04/2007 6:21:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 805+ views
    What's true and what's not about the Masons is the topic of a recent book by an expert in the history of religions. Father Manuel Guerra Gómez, who is an author of 25 books on sects and other topics, recently released "La trama masónica" (The Masonic Plot), published in Spanish by Styria. Father Guerra is a diocesan priest of Burgos, and a retired professor of the Burgos headquarters of the Faculty of Theology of Northern Spain. In this interview with ZENIT he says that "the Masonic method, atheistic in nature, reflects historical relativism and leads to the socio-cultural relativism that...
  • New Masons Drawn by Brotherhood, Not Myths

    05/05/2007 7:24:39 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 24 replies · 1,294+ views
    NPR ^ | May 5, 2007 | Rachel Martin
    Weekend Edition Saturday, May 5, 2007 · In the 18th century, the word on the cobblestone street was that Freemasons were an occult group promoting a pagan agenda through the American government. After all, members themselves call Masonry "the craft." And the Masonic founders of America built the roads around the U.S. Capitol in the form of a five-pointed star – a pagan symbol. Then there is that "seeing eye" pyramid on the dollar bill – a known Masonic symbol. Some conspiracy theorists have argued that the pyramid is evidence of a Masonic cabal within the U.S. government. (Historians pooh-pooh...
  • Regent Restates Vatican's Anti-Masonry Position

    03/02/2007 5:58:49 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 927+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 2, 2007
    Says Its Philosophies Are Incompatible With Church ROME, MARCH 2, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The Church has not changed its ruling on Catholic membership in the Masons, said the regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary. Bishop Gianfranco Girotti made this statement Thursday at a conference on the topic of Freemasonry held at the St. Bonaventure Pontifical Theological Faculty. The bishop presided over the congress held in cooperation with the Socio-Religious Research and Information Group of Italy. Officials of Masonic associations and grand masters also took part in the meeting. Bishop Girotti reminded his listeners that the Church has always criticized the concepts and...
  • New Spiritual Method Called 'The Secret' Promoted On Tv Has A Hidden Occult Link

    02/19/2007 12:42:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 188 replies · 3,263+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 02.19.07
    We have to issue an occult watch -- perhaps "warning" is more like it -- for a new self-help trend that apparently is sweeping or beginning to sweep segments of America.   The "method" is now on DVD as a movie called The Secret, and has been featured, among other places, on Oprah and Larry King Live.   We are reluctant to readily dismiss innovative spiritual means, and always urge openness in the supernatural realm, which is so often beyond human reckoning.   But in the case of The Secret, a warning is especially needed because its claims and temptations are especially potent:...
  • Freaky Photo of Paul VI Celebrates 30th Year in Vatican

    09/10/2006 10:15:23 PM PDT · by boromeo · 37 replies · 5,251+ views
    COMMENT: In April of 1977, Smithsonian Magazine printed this picture, entitled "An Unconventional portrait of Pope Paul VI is accepted by the Vatican." A special prize will be awarded to the Freeper who can correctly identify the most Masonic symbols! Marks, get set, go! "An Unconventional portrait of Pope Paul VI is accepted by the Vatican." Smithsonian Magazine, April, 1977, Page 60-61 "Those great patrons of the arts, the Renaissance popes, usually commissioned the artist in their employ - Raphael, Titian, Velazquez - to paint their portraits. The result was some of the greatest paintings ever produced. "Since then the...
  • (Catholic) Membership in the Masons

    02/08/2007 7:48:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Zenit ^ | 02.06.07 | Fr. Edward McNamara
    Q: A member of the RCIA program was told by another member of the parish that if they were going to become Catholic they needed to terminate their involvement with the Masonic lodge before they could join. Is this still the case in the United States? -- T.N., Howard City, Michigan A: This question is more canonical than liturgical. The Church's position with respect to membership of Masonic lodges, even though canon law no longer explicitly mentions the Masons, has not substantially changed. The new code states in Canon 1374: "A person who joins an association which plots against the...
  • Brother Michael A. Richards Renaissance Man, Not "Kramer"

    11/21/2006 8:09:27 AM PST · by MisterI · 79 replies · 3,894+ views
    www.srmason-sj.org ^ | Michael M. Marsellos, 32°, K.C.C.H.
    The cameras are rolling. Michael Richards is ad-libbing. "You ought to read Hinomaus," he informs a stunned actor. Behind the monitors, the production crew is in stitches. "Hinomaus?" Like so many of Richards' impromptus, it's ridiculous, and real, and funny at the same time.
  • Freaky Photo of Paul VI Masonic Symbol Contest: We have a winner!

    11/09/2006 8:35:55 AM PST · by boromeo · 20 replies · 2,530+ views
    Congratulations to Craig Heimbichner who identified the most Masonic symbols in the creepy and twisted "portrait" of Paul VI presented to, and accepted by, Paul VI in the 70's. (Hit the link for the original post and the picture printed by Smithsonian Magazine in April of 1977.) And the symbols are: 1. Three pillars 2. Two columns 3. Cresent moon 4. Various Pentagrams 5. Sphynx at the top of the pillar 6. The columns and angles combine to form a square and compass 7. The point within the circle at the top is an old Illuminati symbol 8. Above Paul...
  • Ideas From Masons Deeply Affected U.S. And Link With Move To New World Order

    09/20/2006 9:58:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 607+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 09.20.06 | Michael Brown
    Is Masonry just a harmless fraternity?In the past century, enrollment in the group has plunged in both Europe, where it was once a huge threat to Catholicism, and the U.S., which now has over half of the world's Masons (despite the closing of its halls in many cities).  It is not a movement on the upswing. And the average member of Freemasonry, as it is more formally known, is not aware of the deeply occultic origin of its rituals. Many don't even know that the Catholic Church has consistently condemned them. Freemasonry had its origins in masons who built the...
  • Is the Devil in the Details of D.C. Streets?

    09/10/2006 5:51:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 427+ views
    Is the Devil in the Details of D.C. Streets?Laris Karklis -- The Washington Post
  • THE ANTI-CATHOLIC NATURE OF FREEMASONRY

    09/10/2006 9:16:53 PM PDT · by boromeo · 347 replies · 5,442+ views
    Catholic Church Teaching on Freemasonry ^ | March 17, 1927 | MARTIN J. SCOTT, S.J.
    COMMENT: New-Church Catholics who have fully embraced the ecumenical, Romasonic Catholic creed will be shocked to learn that the "naturalism" or "universalism" preached by Masonry was condemned for centuries by the real Roman Catholic Church. Since the Grand Lodge started claiming Popes as enrolled members, the condemnations have all but ceased. For Freepers wondering what the big deal is about Fez bedecked men driving in go-carts, you're driving in the wrong direction... ### FORWARD TO THINGS CATHOLICS ARE ASKED ABOUT, by MARTIN J. SCOTT : Outside the Catholic Church there is at present very great interest in things Catholic. Sincere...