Short history of Catholic teaching on Freemasonry, by a Mason

I haven’t posted on freemasonry in a while, so I looked up a quick article. It’s a pro-Mason article, trying to find in Vatican II a tacit approval of Freemasonry, but the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith clarified that in 1983: basically, it’s no longer a latae sententiae excommunication to belong to a Lodge, as such (to be an officer incurs Inderdict), but it is still a mortal sin.

Here’s a very early Catholic Answers piece on Freemasonry, from back when Catholic Answers was about apologetics.


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