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|Malleus 01 said:|
I believe that many Novus Ordos go along with the changes because the changes fit their lifestyle. We live in the United States where the tenets of [Freemasonry] are interwoven with our society, so Novus Ordos find it relatively easy to assimilate their Religious viewpoint with the cultural norms they grew up with.
This is a very insightful message, Malleus!
"You done good." (You did well.)
(There's an example of how, to some recipients, hearing a compliment in a
vernacular and ungrammatical idiom inspires more of an emotional response
from them, than would a proper, grammatically correct phrase with equivalent
meaning. This principle is at the basis of much of the liturgical reform, since
they believe that the liturgy in the vernacular has more power to inspire the
listeners than does the ancient and unchanging languages, such as Latin.)
Back to your message.
The tenets of Freemasonry are indeed interwoven into our society, and this has
come to us largely through Protestant sects, because Freemasons are mostly
Protestants. There are some Jews, but mostly at the higher levels. Jews move
through the 33 levels (or however many degrees there are to move through)
very quickly. "It's not what you know, but who you know" (and the beliefs that
you hold in common with them). Freemason leaders are conspicuously guarded
against having this truth known, and in fact, if you understand it and are
willing to admit as much to them, on that basis alone, you will likely be unable
to achieve acceptance as a new member of the Freemasons.
There are no shortage of Papal proscriptions against Freemasonry, but in the
wake of the infamous Opening Speech of John XXIII in 1962, when he said
there would be no more condemnations of error, local pastors have been
going soft on Freemasonry, and have been allowing Freemasons to be a lot
more active in parish life. I've seen this even in Armenian Orthodox parishes.
The stories are most easily obtained.
I have had Novus Ordo pastors who have assured me, as of about 20 years
ago, that it's okay now for a Catholic to become a Freemason. This seemed to
me at odds with what the Church really teaches, and since then, I have found
that by asking traditional priests, that the teaching has never changed.
Therefore, by applying simple logic to this situation, we find out that any pastor
who tells you this is committing heresy, at least material, because he is aware
that the Church has taught that Catholics cannot become Freemasons, and that
anything regarding faith or morals once condemned by a pope is condemned
forever, without end, and this pastor is telling you that he knows better that
that, and he has something "new" for you to believe. That is heresy.
There is a reason that some pastors are saying there is no membership
prohibition (which is a lie) and it is based on the false notion of religious
freedom, and false ecumenism. It is the same erroneous principle behind
the Assisi gatherings. All these things are at least material heresy.
Like with so many other things, if you try to tell a Catholic something that will
help him in his faith, he may find what you have to say too challenging, and
then he may go to his pastor and ask about what you told him. If his pastor
tells him something different, something that he even equally could have
heard from a local Lutheran minister or a Unitarian, for example, he will likely
defer to the counsel of the pastor and reject what you said A) because it fits
his lifestyle better, B) because it's more "comfortable," and C) because he has
something else to gain by taking sides with his pastor against a "fringe group
Trad" or whatever language the pastor comes up with to marginalize the
This has got to be in the Third Secret!
|Convincing them of True Catholicism is fighting a losing battle. In my view - the battle must be waged on a spiritual level. Right reason has no place unless the Catholic values are ingrained. |
How true, how true.
The popular culture we live in abhors everything Catholic, and you are pretty
much going to war against everything outside the door when you try to
evangelize. Any such effort that is not firmly founded on the spiritual level is
doomed to fail. Catholic values, doctrine and catechism must be at the basis of
any successful foray into right reason, and they are best instilled at the level
of childhood, when they can be "ingrained."
|Posted Jun 20, 2012, 8:04 pm
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