“THE FREEMEN ”
Sr. No 2/11 Originally published ; 1st November, 2007
Lies being Taught;
Knight Templar’s predecessors of Freemasons called themselves “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon”. It was most wealthy and powerful of the Christian military orders and were among the most prominent actors of the Christian finance.
Now the Truth;
Knight Templar’s used the name Christ to gain access to 1st Temple of Jews in Jerusalem for whose complete control they are again still fighting. They are anything but Christian. see here
This month’s topic is : IS MASONRY ANTI CATHOLICISM.
So it would seem if we were to go by number of papal bulls issued against Masonry since 1300. I had already mentioned in my newsletter of October 2006, the papal Bull issued against Knight Templars in 1307.
Between 1307 to 1717 there was a lull as Freemasons kept a low profile. However after 1717 when some lodges became unionized under GLE, they again came into lime light. On 28th April 1738, Pope Clement XII issued 2nd Papal Bull ‘In Eminenti’ against the Freemasons. It stated that Freemasons had formed lodges ‘in which men of no matter what religion and sect, content with a certain affectation of natural virtue, are mutually bound together in a close and exclusive league’. They took oaths to preserve their secrets under threat of horrible penalties if they broke those oaths’. Pope clement asked ‘Why the need for secrecy if the Freemasons were doing good and not evil? They were libertines and miscreants, ‘for assuredly if such people were not doing evil they would never have so much hatred for light’. The Pope therefore forbade Catholics to become Freemasons on pain of excommunication.
The Pope’s Bull was enforced in many catholic countries like Spain, Italy, Portugal etc. The Lodges there were banned / disbanded. The Freemasons were arrested and tortured in many countries. The Freemasons in these countries either disbanded, went underground or shifted to safer countries like England, France and Ireland, Scotland etc. After some time the persecution also died on its own.
On 18th May 1751, Pope Benedict XIV issued yet another Papal Bull against the freemasons; it reiterated the 1738 Bull of his predecessor Clement XII.
In 1884 Pope Leo XIII issued a proclamation stating that Masonry was one of the secret societies attempting to "revive the manners and customs of the pagans" and "establish Satan's kingdom on Earth."
“There was nothing nefarious or subversive on the pope's part, Leo XIII was a troubled man. He felt deeply the great losses in church power, privilege, and wealth brought on by the democratic revolutions and developed such profound mistrust that he kept all of the gold of the Vatican in a box under his own bed. He truly believed democracy was evil, part of the 'kingdom of Satan', and that the Catholic church had a right and duty to oversee every secular government."
The reasons given for this edicts were that Freemasonry systematically promotes religious indifferentism and undermines true, i.e., orthodox Christian and Catholic Faith and life. Freemasonry is essentially Naturalism and hence opposed to all supernaturalism.
"The principles of social science follow. Here naturalists teach that men have all the same rights, and are perfectly equal in condition; that every man is naturally independent; that no one has a right to command other; that it is tyranny to keep men subject to any other authority than that which emanates from themselves." - Pope Leo XIII, "Humanum Genus"
A number of Papal bulls were issued against freemasons threatening those Christians who became freemasons with excommunication. The complete list of papal Bulls (Pope’s Decree or Order) issued against Freemasons is as follows:-
Clement XII April 28 1738 In Eminenti
Benedict XIV May 18 1751 Providas
Pius VII September 13 1821 Ecclesiam
Leo XII March 13 1825 Quo Graviora
Pius VIII May 21 1829 Traditi Humilitati
Pius VIII March 25 1830 † Litteris altero
Gregory XVI August 15 1832 Mirari Vos
Pius IX November 9, 1846 ‡ Qui Pluribus
Pius IX April 20, 1849 ? Quibus Quantisque Malis
Pius IX December 8, 1864 ‡ Quanta Cura
Pius IX September 25, 1865 Inter Multiplices
Pius IX October 12, 1869 ‡ Apostolicae Sedis c.
Pius IX November 21, 1873 Etsi Multa
Leo XIII June 29, 1881 †‡ Diuturnum
Leo XIII February 15, 1882 ‡Etsi Nos
Leo XIII March 20, 1884 Humanum Genus
Leo XIII December 22, 1887 † Officio sanctissimo
Leo XIII October 15, 1890 Dall'alto Dell'apostolico Seggio
Leo XIII December 8, 1892 † Custodi di quella fede
Leo XIII December 8, 1892 † Inimica vis
Leo XIII June 20, 1894 Praeclara
Leo XIII March 18, 1902 Annum Ingressi
Paul VI November 21, 1964‡ Unitatis redintegratio
Paul VI October 28, 1965 ‡ Nostra Aetate
The church’s code of canon Law had declared Masonic Membership punishable by automatic excommunication, However this major doctrinal document was revised On November 27,1983, by the then Pope, John Paul XXII who retracted all of the Papal Bulls against Freemasonry and allowed Catholics, after several hundred years, to again become members of secret societies without fear of excommunication.
However later in the same year, the Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (current Pope Benedict XVI), who was then a senior Church functionary, made it known that Freemasons remain ‘in state of grave Sin’ and are barred from taking communion. The statement reads as follows:-
VATICAN CITY (1984) "The Vatican, clarifying its position on membership in Masonic lodges, said yesterday that Catholics who join such organizations commit 'grave sin'. The new reminder, in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, appeared to be aimed mainly at Catholics in the United States, where some have interpreted recent church statements as relaxing the 247-year-old ban on Masonic membership imposed by Pope Clement XII. A new code of Canon Law outlined on Nov. 25, 1983, had omitted membership in the Masons in the list of offenses that incur automatic excommunication." Hence the above statement was issued to clarify the position of Vatican on Membership of Masonic Lodges. - (UPI)
Regarding Religion, the old charges of Masonry as per Andersons Constitution (1723) states as under:-
“I. Concerning God and Religion. A Mason is obliged by his Tenure, to obey the moral law: and if he rightly understands the Art, he will never be a stupid Atheist [Gothic letters] nor an irreligious Libertine [Gothic letters]. But though in ancient times Masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet 'tis now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular Opinions to themselves: that is, to be good men and true or Men of Honour and Honesty, by whatever Denominations or Persuasions they may be distinguished; whereby Masonry becomes the Centre of Union and the Means of consolidating true Friendship among Persons that must have remained at a perpetual Distance.”
THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF PAPAL BULLS:-
Date October 12th 2007. Reuters:
(Published in Times of India, October 14th, 2007)
The current pope Benedict VI has rehabilitated “The Knights Templar,” when the Vatican published trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years. A reproduction of the minutes of trials against the Templars, Processus Contra Templarios - Papal Inquiry into the Trial of the Templars a massive work and much more than a book - with a 5,900 euros ($A9,332) price tag. "This is a milestone because it is the first time that these documents are being released by the Vatican, which gives a stamp of authority to the entire project," - said Professor Barbara Frale, a medievalist at the Vatican's Secret Archives.
The most interesting part of the documents is the so-called Chinon Parchment, which contains phrases in which Pope Clement V absolves the Templars of charges of heresy, which had been the backbone of King Philip's attempts to eliminate them. Templars were burned at the stake for heresy by King Philip's agents after they made ‘confessions’ that were given under duress. The official presentation was done on October the 25th 2007.
The parchment, also known as the Chinon Chart, was "misplaced" in the Vatican archives until 2001, when Professor Frale stumbled across it. "The parchment was catalogued incorrectly at some point in history. At first I couldn't believe my eyes. I was incredulous," she said."This was the document that a lot of historians were looking for."
The announcement came one day before the anniversary of October the 13th, 1307 when the secret decree issued by the then Pope Clement V under pressure of King Philippe IV was opened. Its contents made known and under orders of Pope Clement V and king Philippe hundred of Knights Templars also known as ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon’ were rounded off and killed/burned on stakes.
“The pontiff chose Benedict as his papal title, a name with special significance for the Knights Templar. The Rule of the Templars, which is like a code of conduct for the Order, was originally known as the Rule of Benedict.”
Who are currently the Bankers of Vatican?
Are they the same Freemasons ? Any Connections with supreme leader of Freemasons - The Rothschilds - Israelis ?
Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitude.
Blinding Ignorance does mislead us. O wretched mortals, open your eyes!
With Fraternal Greetings,