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  • Heinrich Himmler's stash of books on witchcraft is discovered in Czech library...

    03/20/2016 5:19:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    A rare library of books on witches and the occult that was assembled by Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler in the war has been discovered in the Czech Republic. Himmler was obsessed with the occult and mysticism, believing the hocus-pocus books held the key to Ayran supremacy in the world. The books - part of a 13,000-strong collection - were found in a depot of the National Library of Czech Republic near Prague which has not been accessed since the 1950s. Norwegian Masonic researcher Bjřrn Helge Horrisland told the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that some of the books come from...
  • FBI: Man said Masons 'playing with the world like a game'

    01/28/2016 8:30:58 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Winona Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | Greg Moore and Gretchen Ehlke
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Samy Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to shoot up a Milwaukee Masonic event center in the name of Islam because he thought the group that owns it is "playing with the world like a game," according to federal authorities. But a member of the fraternal organization, which is not a religion, said Wednesday it isn't at "the root of some of the world's problems." "We can hardly plan a pancake breakfast," said Gavin DeGrave, who is a secretary for the Valley of Milwaukee, which includes four Masonic chapters.
  • Was Titanic inquiry scuppered by the Freemasons?

    11/22/2015 5:45:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/22/15 | John Bingham and Victoria Ward
    The inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic may have been influenced by the Freemasons, new evidence suggests. A secret archive containing the names of two million Freemasons have been made public for the first time which reveals extensive Masonic involvement in the controversial British investigation into the catastrophe. It confirms that not only the judge who oversaw the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the disaster and leading investigators, but also even some of those who escaped censure were all Freemasons. While a US Senate inquiry into the sinking savaged the White Star Line and singled out the British...
  • 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...
  • 10 Shadowy Biblical Characters No One Can Explain

    07/26/2014 7:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Listverse ^ | July 24, 2014 | Brent Sanders
    The canonical Bible is filled with mysterious characters, many of whom drop in for a cameo, do their thing, and then slide out, never to be heard from again. Some are merely extras, but some have a contextual presence that begs further examination. And some are, well, just weird. 10 MelchizedekProbably the single most mysterious figure in the Bible, Melchizedek was a priest-king of Salem (later known as Jerusalem) in the time of Abram (Abraham), suggesting a religious organization, complete with ritual and hierarchy, that predated the Jewish nation and their priestly lineage from the tribe of Levi. He is...
  • 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>
  • 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...

    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...
  • Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight [Catholic Caucus]

    11/27/2012 2:25:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | 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...
  • Pro-Life Activist’s Home Vandalized by Abortion Backers

    07/03/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 07-02-12
    Following an profile news story in Newsweek detailing their work in the pro-life movement, Personhood USA leaders Keith and Jennifer Mason, who is pregnant, saw their home become the victim of the violent vandalism attack.In the middle of the night, a large rock was heaved through the double-paned glass of their front door, scattering glass throughout their living room and across the front porch, covering their children’s toys and items for the new baby. The pro-abortion criminals also spray-painted coat hangers and vulgarity in large letters on the front and sides of their house.The Newsweek article profiled the Masons and...
  • 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...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Freemasons

    05/01/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies ^ | 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...
  • Bizarre Claim for $1 Trillion

    12/16/2011 8:37:17 PM PST · by phockthis · 15 replies · 1+ views
    MANHATTAN (CN) - An American expatriate in Bulgaria claims the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the Office of International Treasury Control and the Italian government conspired with a host of others to steal more than $1.1 trillion in financial instruments intended to support humanitarian purposes. The 111-page federal complaint involves a range of entities common to conspiracy theorists, including the Vatican, Illuminati, the Masons, the "Trilateral Trillenium Tripartite Gold Commission," and the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  • Masonic Temple damaged, scallops stolen in burglary

    12/01/2011 3:38:18 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 15 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 12/1/11 | Pamela Lehman
    The burglary happened sometime between Monday at Tuesday at the temple located at 202 Wyandotte. The glass display cases had historical items and police said they're still trying to determine if anything was stolen.
  • Freemason Persecution of Catholics in Mexico [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2011 7:56:10 PM PDT · by topher · 135 replies · 1+ views
    Various | July 7, 2011 | Various
    Source URL's used/referenced: -- In particular, the heading Cristero War: Anticlerical [Anti-Catholic] legislation enactment -- 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...
  • Newt Gingrich claims he is not a member of bohemian grove, a freemason, or for world government

    11/22/2011 11:05:10 AM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 105 replies
    Examiner ^ | Martin Hill
    Q. "You were asked about world government and you said 'there is no world government'. What is your role in groups like the bohemian club, freemasonry, and that sort of thing, Council on Foreign Relations? Gingrich: "I don't belong to the Bohemian Club, I have no role in freemasonry. And my primary activity in Council on Foreign Relations was on figuring out how to fight terrorism"
  • 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...
  • EU to hold Atheist and Freemason summit...

    07/21/2010 10:23:53 PM PDT · by TaraP · 78 replies ^ | 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...
  • Nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion found in a dig

    03/02/2010 9:53:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,337+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | Euan Stretch
    A nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion which was hidden by the same knights who featured in The Da Vinci Code has been found in a dig. The four-inch Roman relic, stored in an ornate box, was uncovered by archaeologists working at a fort thought to have been a former Knights Templar stronghold. It was buried with three skeletons and three swords, including one with the religious order's cross on its blade, on the tiny island of Ilheu de Pontinha, off Madeira. The iron nail is of the type used in thousands of crucifixions - but it is special....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SECRET SOCIETY, 02-06-10

    02/06/2010 10:24:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 338+ views ^ | 02-06-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SECRET SOCIETY An organization whose members may not disclose the purposes, practices, or activities of their society to civil or ecclesiastical authorities. Because their secrecy often works to the disadvantage of nonmembers, through questionable control, and also to the detriment of the Catholic faith, the Church has for centuries forbidden Catholics to belong to secret societies and has often imposed severe canonical penalties on those who disobey. Under certain restricted conditions Catholics may retain a limited association with such organizations. Forbidden secret societies often sponsor benevolent and charitable enterprises, but they are prohibited mainly because their...
  • The Not-So-Secrets of the Temple

    01/14/2010 9:34:48 AM PST · by Palter · 1 replies · 450+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2010 | HOLLY BRUBACH
    In the final days of a year dominated by repeated — and mostly unheeded — calls for full disclosure on the part of Wall Street banks, pharmaceutical companies, the N.F.L. and any number of other organizations, transparency arrived out of the blue from an unlikely quarter if ever there was one: the Freemasons. Thanks go not to Dan Brown, whose latest novel, “The Lost Symbol,” focuses on the notoriously mysterious fraternal order, but to Tom Sturgeon, a career law-enforcement officer, who was installed as Right Worshipful Grand Master for Pennsylvania on Dec. 28. His ceremony, in a break with centuries-old...
  • The Holy Grail and the British Barons

    12/27/2009 3:34:17 AM PST · by crypt · 15 replies · 721+ views
    The Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown
    Its interesting to think that some of the great present day families of England may have knowledge of the history of the Holy Grail.
  • New book explores similarities between Mormons, Masons

    12/11/2009 10:37:55 AM PST · by Colofornian · 51 replies · 1,188+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Dec. 8, 2009 | Spencer Flanagan
    As finals are quickly approaching, students sometimes joke about living in the library. But when author Matthew Brown says he lives in the library, he’s not joking around. Brown, who recently released the book “Exploring the Connection between Mormons and Masons,” does most of the research for his books in the BYU library. “I live here in the BYU library and I’m not kidding,” Brown said. “I have done research at other universities around the country but for the most part, when it comes to LDS subjects, this is my primary research library.” “Mormons and Masons” is Brown’s 10th book,...
  • Sousa’s March of Greatness

    11/01/2009 7:02:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 323+ views
    tna ^ | 08.21.09 | John White
    Arielle Levin Becker of the Washington Post wrote about John Philip Sousa’s professional stature as regards his past association with the Marine Corps Band: If there’s any question about the place Sousa has in the band’s memory, a visit to the director’s office settles any doubts.  Sousa is immortalized in four photographs and paintings, including one of him in a Navy uniform, and perhaps in a fifth — there is speculation that, in the front row of a Civil War-era photograph of the band, a young Sousa is hiding between two trombone players. The baton that [departing U.S. Marine band...
  • In search of the Hill's Freemasons

    09/28/2009 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Guns are GOOD · 13 replies · 872+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/28/09 4:38 AM EDT | EAMON JAVERS
    The reporter walked into his office expecting a normal day at work: cup of coffee, call some sources, the usual routine. But this wasn’t going to be an ordinary day at all. His editor had other ideas. Darker ideas. The editor wanted an article on the new Dan Brown novel called “The Lost Symbol”, about a conspiracy by Freemasons in Washington. The long-awaited book features Robert Langdon, the hero of Brown’s previous smash hits “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons,” on a dramatic quest in and around Washington’s most famous landmarks to find a secret hidden long ago...
  • First-Ever Masonic Inaugural Ball to be Held[In honor of President-elect, Barack Obama]

    01/05/2009 9:02:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 77 replies · 2,647+ views
    PRWeb ^ | 02 Jan 2009 | PRWeb
    Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Masonic Inaugural Ball held in Washington, D.C. William R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7 is hosting the first-ever Masonic Inaugural Ball in honor of President-elect, Barack Obama and Vice-President Elect Joseph Biden. Tickets are limited, so you are encouraged to purchase yours quickly. This first-ever event will be held at 8:00 p.m.: Stars Bistro 2120 P Street, NW Washington, DC While other inauguration balls are costing $125-$500 or more per ticket, we’ve arranged for an evening with some amazing food, a great DJ, and brotherhood, all for $65 per ticket, we’ve also...
  • Obama's Birth Announcement

    12/04/2008 8:37:05 PM PST · by Red Reign · 233 replies · 6,201+ views
    According to The Schnitt Show, a radio program available in several Florida markets and XM radio, a birth announcement for Barack Obama was discovered in a 1961 Honolulu newspaper. See link for a PDF image of this announcement.
  • 3:30 p.m. - Supreme Court to Consider Obama Citizenship Case

    12/06/2008 2:00:18 PM PST · by Deepest End · 87 replies · 4,599+ views
    Arkansas Matters ^ | December 6, 2008 | RNS
    The decision on granting a hearing challenging President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship is still pending. The "Washington Times" reports that the U.S. Supreme Court held a private conference Friday morning to discuss whether to take up a lawsuit but it was not on the list of court orders for the day. According to the "Times" a Supreme Court spokesman said the decision to hear the case will most likely be announced next week.
  • Vatican book on Templars' demise

    10/05/2007 1:44:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 160 replies · 3,468+ views
    BBC ^ | October 5, 2007
    The Vatican is to publish a book which is expected to shed light on the demise of the Knights Templar, a Christian military order from the Middle Ages. The book is based on a document known as the Chinon parchment, found in the Vatican Secret Archives six years ago after years of being incorrectly filed. The document is a record of the heresy hearings of the Templars before Pope Clement V in the 14th Century. The official who found the paper says it exonerates the knights entirely. Prof Barbara Frale, who stumbled across the parchment by mistake, says that...
  • 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,...
  • Freemasons in midst of popularity, membership boom

    05/21/2008 8:10:03 AM PDT · by BGHater · 160 replies · 287+ views
    LA Times ^ | 18 May 2008 | Adam Tschorn
    IN LOS FELIZ, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear open-collared shirts that reveal the slightest filigree of tattoo arching across their chests. Over Italian food, retired lawyers and judges sit elbow-to-elbow with owners of scrap metal yards and vintage clothing boutiques. They hold forth on philosophy, the weather; they rib each other and joke about saving room for cannoli. As they reach for...
  • A Mormon Mason: New grand master is the first in a century who is LDS

    04/03/2008 8:28:09 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 241 replies · 181+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | March 29, 2008 | Carrie A. Moore
    It's been nearly a quarter of a century since Freemasons in Utah rescinded a 60-year ban that prohibited Latter-day Saints from joining their fraternity. And while many remember the religious division that had characterized Freemasonry in the Beehive State from pioneer times, Glen Cook believes he is evidence that things are changing among his Masonic brethren. Cook, a Salt Lake criminal defense attorney and Brigham Young University law school graduate, is believed to be the first member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be elected grand master in Utah in nearly a century, overseeing the activities...
  • Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace but the Queen isn't amused

    03/09/2008 5:32:47 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 32 replies · 1,339+ views ^ | 3/08/08 | Sarah Oliver
    Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace... but the Queen isn't amused By SARAH OLIVER - More by this author » Last updated at 23:59pm on 8th March 2008 Comments A Royal Mason: The Duke of Kent is the organisation's Grand Master A branch of the Freemasons secret society is being formed by members of the Royal Household and police who protect the Royal Family. And their decision to call it The Royal Household Lodge has put them on a collision course with Buckingham Palace – as has their plan to co-opt the royal cipher – EIIR – for their...
  • Scottish Masons' Mysterious Signatures In Stone To Be Recorded

    02/09/2008 6:38:15 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 173+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 2-8-2008 | Courtesy Historic Scotland
    SCOTTISH MASONS' MYSTERIOUS SIGNATURES IN STONE TO BE RECORDED By 24 Hour Museum Staff 08/02/2008 Courtesy Historic Scotland Mysterious symbols carved into Scotland’s medieval churches, castles and bridges are to be studied and recorded in a new scheme supported by Historic Scotland. Masons’ marks are enigmatic signatures cut into stone wherever they worked, and hold clues as to dates of construction as well as the craftsmen who worked on the structure. However, little is known about the identities and life stories of these men who played such an important role in creating the country’s most cherished buildings from the Middle...
  • 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...
  • NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player (RON PAUL opposed!)

    07/24/2007 3:59:53 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 35 replies · 1,003+ views ^ | 6-26-2007 | Diane M. Grassi
    NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player Submitted by admin on Tue, 2007-06-26 20:28.A NAFTA superhighway extends North through Texas into Oklahoma and Colorado, and it's a four lane huge superhighway.On March 23, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin and former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, authorized the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), now under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Most Americans have little to no knowledge of this seemingly innocuous sounding unofficial treaty and therefore believe there is little reason to be alarmed.However, what could be misinterpreted as legislation which has...
  • 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...
  • Masons gain tenuous foothold in Cuba

    05/15/2007 5:45:25 PM PDT · by uglybiker · 6 replies · 259+ views
    Chicago Tribune via Boston Globe ^ | April 24, 2005 | Gary Marx
    HAVANA -- In a nation dominated for generations by President Fidel Castro and the Communist Party, one group is emerging as a refuge for those chafing under the constraints of daily life on this Caribbean island. Widely popular before the 1959 revolution, Cuba's Masons suffered a precipitous decline in ensuing decades, but the group has since recovered its appeal, as some Cubans look for an alternative to the uniformity inherent in the nation's one-party system.
  • The secrets and lies that a Cold-War warrior took to his grave

    04/20/2007 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 10 replies · 527+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 15, 2007 | Erik Hedegaard
    When the old spymaster thought he was dying, his eldest son came to visit him at his home in Miami. The scourges had been constant and terrible recently: lupus, pneumonia, cancers of the jaw and prostate, gangrene, the amputation of his left leg. Long past were his years of heroic service to his country. In the CIA, he had helped to mastermind the violent removal of a duly elected leftist president in Guatemala and assisted in subterfuges that led to the murder of Che Guevara. But no longer could you see in him the suave, pipe-smoking, cocktail-party-loving clandestine operative whose...
  • 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 ( 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...
  • (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...