Showing posts with label Freemasonry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Freemasonry. Show all posts

Friday, October 19, 2018

Sardinian Priest Joins Lodge -- Cagliari Diocese Doesn't Care

An unusual case 

October 19, 2018

Freemasonry: priests as Masons

(Rome) On September 30, the inauguration of Don Giancarlo Dessì as the new pastor of Segariu in the Archdiocese of Cagliari. It is worth noting that a relationship between the Don Dessì of today and his relationship to Freemasonry has not been satisfactorily clarified. Can a pastor also be a Mason?

In the past, first rumors, then documents about an alleged lodge membership of the pastor appeared. Shortly before the arrival of the priest in his new parish a Sardinian lodge brother confirmed: "It's true: he was initiated in 2014".

Lodge excursion with pastor

In the Archdiocese of Cagliari, nobody wants to get to the bottom of the matter. The Internet newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (NBQ) researched the matter and encountered a wall of silence from archbishop's office.

For some time, the Sardinian priest has been suspected of belonging to a Masonic lodge. "That Freemasonry is a secret society is no secret. The fact that the Church of Cagliari practices the same secrecy as a priest is being suspected of being a lodge member is curious, if not ambiguous," said NBQ. Last July, as usual, the Archdiocese announced changes in the See. The list of transfers included Don Dessì. During his time as a pastor of the city of Mandas, there were accusations that he had entered a Masonic lodge. Specifically named was the lodge Armando Corona No. 5 of Cagliari, which belongs to the Grand Lodge of the Old and Accepted Scottish Rite of Italy.

Armano "Armandino" Corona (1921-2009), after whom the lodge is named, was a Sardinian doctor and contractor. He was a member of the left-liberal Republican Party of Italy and was President of the Regional Assembly of Sardinia. Corona, a member of the Lodge since 1969, was, above all, the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy from 1982-1990.

"Brother Freemason, by profession priest"

In 2016, compromising photos of the priest emerged with the aproned brothers. The pastor denied and spoke of "photomontages" and "slander". At first it was said that the Archdiocese would initiate a canonical case against the priest, but then it became quiet. For two years no one in the Archdiocese wants to talk more about the matter, not even about whether an investigation was carried out or not.

A local blogger wrote:

"For the Church, the matter is clear: A bishop or priest who belongs to the lodge must be tried before an ecclesiastical court and laicized. Was Don Dessì subject to a canonical process? And if so, was he acquitted or convicted? Nobody knows anything, not even in Rome."


It would have to be the interest of the archdiocese to dispel any suspicion or clarify whether Don Dessì is a 'lent' borrowed from the church, NBQ said, and sent a request to the Ordinariate last July to refer to the Vicar General, who was unavailable. After a few days of futile attempts, the newspaper turned to the editor-in-chief of the diocesan church newspaper, who referred to the Diocesan Press Office, which referred to the Vicar General, who - now available - briefly referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The result of several days of research? It was not possible to get a clarification from the Archdiocese about Don Dessì.

New documents
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Last September 20, ten days before the inauguration of Don Dessì in Segariu, new documents appeared. The aforementioned blogger published several documents of the Lodge Corona No. 5.

Lodge Membership of Don Giancarlo Dessì

This includes an invitation and agenda for the Lodge meeting on 21 July 2014. The document is signed by the Secretary of the Lodge, who invited the chair, Gian Luigi Piras, for "temple work" on behalf of the Master. Each lodge brother had to appear in the "dark suit, white shirt, black tie, white gloves, insignia of his degree." The temple work on that summer evening provided above all for the initiation of a new lodge brother: "Dr. Don Dessì Giancarlo, a priest by profession."

The priest was also introduced in other documents as a lodge brother. For the temple work of 21 October 2014, he is described as a "speaker."

On one of the invitations is added in a handwritten note:

"I, undersigned Guido Asuni, former secretary of the Lodge Corona, confirm that the priest Don Giancarlo Dessì, pastor of Mandas, was initiated on July 21, 2014 as a Masonic brother."

NBQ contacted Asuni, who confirmed the information after initial reluctance. "It is true. I confirm that Don Giancarlo Dessì was initiated that year as a Masonic brother. At that time I was secretary of the Lodge Corona, but I left that year. So what I can confirm is that Dessì was at least part of Freemasonry in 2014. What happened then, I can not say, because I have changed obedience."

Asked how the priest justified his entry into the lodge at that time, Asuni answered evasively:

"Someone asked him about it, but he was vague, that's all I know, and there are situations that are secret."
NBQ wants to know from Asuni if ​​he has been contacted by the Archdiocese to provide information.

Asuni: "I was never called. Nobody ever asked me about it. One thing is certain: should Don Dessì in the meantime have left Freemasonry, he would have the duty to say this publicly, to clarify his position."

NBQ then again contacted the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cagliari, but they responded just as curtly as a few months earlier.

"We are not interested in this at the moment." 
And hung up.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Picture: Il color Porpora sbiadito / NBQ
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Elite Conference Between Progressive Catholics and Freemasons in Home of Saint Francis



Freemasons: new attempt to come closer by Lodge Members and Church Representatives

(Rome) Next October 19, an elite study conference between members of the Catholic Church and Freemasonry will take place in a medieval castle near the central Italian city of Gubbio, now a luxury hotel.

The city of Gubbio, whose name is mainly associated with St. Francis of Assisi, belongs to the diocese of Assisi. On the website of the diocesan website it describes the conference:

"In a delicate phase of the pontificate of Francis, the [...] event arouses special interest in a historic moment in which more open positions within [the Church] are coming forth, such as those recently received by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the President of the Pontifical Commission For Culture.”



Lodge-Church Conferencein the Diocese of Assisi


Specifically, with the open letter "Dear Brother Freemasons", which Cardinal Ravasi published on 14 February 2016 in the Italian business paper Il Sole 24 Ore, declaring himself “more prepared to dialogue and more open  to different positions.” Overall, Freemasonry shows amazing satisfaction about the administration of Pope Francis, who is mentioned in the diocesesan statement (see The Bishop "Very close" to the Pope Congratulates the Masons). These include more recent attempts at "dialogue". First attempts of this kind came after the Second Vatican Council, especially in the 70s. For the Church, membership in the Church of Jesus Christ and membership in a Masonic Lodge is considered incompatible.

The Bishop of Assisi is Msgr. Domenico Sorrentino, who was secretary of the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Order of the Sacraments from 2000 to 2005 (Pope Francis' Mysterious Liturgy Commission).

The Catholic Church is not represented in Gubio, but a certain part of the Church. Among the speakers is a pastor of the Waldenses. Their origin dates back to the High Middle Ages. Since the 16th century, however, Italian Calvinism is actually forming. Especially in Piedmont, but also in Tuscany, the Waldenses have traditionally had close ties with Freemasonry. The press release of the diocese of Assisi uses the term "church" for the Waldenses. According to the doctrine of the Church, as it is written down in the catechism of the Catholic Church, only those communities that have apostolic succession have a share in the Church of Christ, which was never the case for the Waldenses.

Other speakers include the Catholic priest, Don Gianni Giacomelli, prior of the Camaldolese monastery Fonte Avellana; the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy, Stefano Bisi  and the President of the College of the Reverend Masters of the Masonic Lodges of Umbria, Luca Nicola Castiglione.

The conference's motto is: "Church and Freemasonry: Is Dialogue Possible?"

Organizer of the meeting is the Association of Catholic Workers ACLI in the Catholic Action. But the final word will be Stefano Bisi’s, Grand Master of the Grand Orient, Italy's most influential freemasonry.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Diocese of Assisi
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Bishop “Very Close” to Pope Congratulates Masonic Lodge




(Buenos Aires) An Argentinian bishop and Jesuit congratulated the Masonic lodge of his episcopal city upon its founding. The event itself is spectacular. The bishop, however, is not just any ordinary.



Congratulation of the bishop: "Keep working in the service of humanity and universal brotherhood.

The Bishop of Lomas de Zamora, Msgr. Jorge Rubén Lugones, sent to the Masonic Lodge "Giuseppe Mazzini" No. 118 his "congratulations" on the 126th anniversary of its founding.

The letter is dated 11th September and was addressed by the Bishop to Mr. Martin Sarubbi of the "Venerable Lodge Giuseppe Mazzini No. 118.”

Bishop Rubén Lugones, like Pope Francis, belongs to the Jesuit Order. Along with "cordial greetings" he wrote to the lodge brothers:

"May this celebration encourage you to continue to work for your ideals of love, service to humanity, and universal brotherhood.”

With great satisfaction, the lodge published the letter on September 17 on Facebook:

"Today we received this greeting from the diocese of Lomas de Zamora. We publicly thank you for the reverence and reaffirm our commitment to work together for greater freedom, equality and fraternity by setting aside anachronistic differences. "

By "anachronistic differences" is meant the ecclesiastical prohibition of the lodge membership for Catholics. Since the founding of Freemasonry 300 years ago, the Church has been teaching its incompatibility with the Catholic faith because of its grave, ideological differences.

Who is Bishop Jorge Rubén Lugones?

Bishop Ruben Lugones with Pope FrancisBishop Ruben Lugones with Pope Francis




The 66-year-old bishop was born in the state of Buenos Aires. In 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Nueva Orèn. He was consecrated by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Since 2008 he has been Bishop of Lomas de Zamora. At the Argentine Episcopal Conference he is a member of the Commission for the Pastoral Care of Indians and for the Commission for Social Affairs.

The journalist Sergio Rubin, longtime confidant and first biographer of the current Pope, described Jorge Rubén Lugones as "close to the pope" in the Argentine daily Clarin last June.

The Lodge Giuseppe Mazzini no. 118

The lodge Giuseppe Mazzini No. 118 describes itself as a "philanthropic, philosophical and progressive society". On their website, it says:

"Freemasonry is an initiate, esoteric, elitist, and knightly order that seeks to develop the ethical, moral, and spiritual enrichment of its members."

And further:

"Faith in a God whom it calls the Great Builder of the Universe, along with love, service to humanity and universal brotherhood, forms the foundations of our system."

Symbol of the lodge Giuseppe Mazzini no. 118




According to the lodge's website, the Masonic "system" means "an educational, philosophical, traditional and symbolic system", "seeking knowledge to reach the truth". However, this "truth" does not mean the Christian truth, or more precisely, the truth personified in Jesus Christ ("I am the truth") in the Christian understanding. Rather, Freemasonry was founded precisely because it rejects the Christian (divine) offer of truth, and instead seeks a hidden truth independently of it.

The decoupling of Freemasonry from Christianity is described as follows:

"It does not prohibit or impose a religious belief or practice on its members."

Judgment of the Church about Freemasonry unchanged

The congratulation of Bishop Jorge Rubén Lugones took place despite the repeated condemnation of Freemasonry by the Church, most recently in 1983 by the Roman Congregation of the Faith under its then prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger:

 "Judgment of the church unchanged
The question was raised as to whether the Church's judgment on Freemasonry has changed due to the fact that the new CIC does not explicitly mention it as the earlier one.

This Congregation is able to answer that this fact is based on the same editorial criterion as for other associations, which were also not mentioned, because they are integrated into broader categories.

The Church's negative verdict on Masonic unions remains unchanged because its principles have always been considered inconsistent with the doctrine of the Church, and therefore its membership in them is prohibited. Believers belonging to Masonic associations are thus in a state of grave sin and can not receive Holy Communion.

Authorities of the local Church are not entitled to comment on the nature of Masonic unions in a judgment overriding the above, in accordance with the declaration of this Congregation of 17 February 1981 (see AAS 73/1981; Pp. 240-241).

Pope John Paul II confirmed this declaration, which was adopted at the ordinary session of this Congregation, in the audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect and ordered its publication.

Rome, at the seat of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 26 November 1983.
Joseph Cardinal RATZINGER
Prefect"
Master of the chair Martin Sarubbi (sitting on the right)Master of the chair Martin Sarubbi (sitting on the right)



Giuseppe Mazzini

Freemasonry is considered the declared enemy of the Church. Her urgent goals include the suppression of the Church ch’s influence on people. In doing so, it concretely fights Catholic morality. The role of Freemasonry in the anti-Semitic incitement of the Enlightenment and in the French Revolution is well documented. The same applies to a great extent to their role in the nineteenth century in combating and destroying the Papal States.

The high-grade freemason Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), after whom the lodge no. 118 is named, is a telling example of the revolutionary spirit of the lodge brothers and their hostility towards the Church. In Genoa in 1827, he experienced his Masonic initiation. At the beginning of the 1830s, during his imprisonment in Savona, he was awarded the 32nd degree, which was a prerequisite for being admitted to the level of the "Highest Revenge" in the Carboneria secret society. In 1866 he was awarded the 33rd degree. At the same time he was admitted to the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. As a Republican and Antimonarchist, he also had to leave Italy, united in 1861, and lived in exile in London. In 1870, when the military struggle against the Papal State reached its final phase, he immediately returned to Italy and organized new unrest. Because of his rejection of the monarchy, he had to leave Italy again after the successful destruction of the Papal State. Shortly before his death in 1872, his Catholic sister tried to persuade him to do penance, to repent and return to the Church. He answered her, "I have no regrets." He died on March 10, 1872 without spiritual assistance under a false name in the mansion of a lodge brother and surrounded by leading Masons. Such a ritual not only happens as a farewell, but is intended to prevent the dying man from becoming "weak" on his death bed, and returning to the faith of the archenemy, the Church.

More recently, several former Masons have left  books offering a glimpse behind the scenes of the lodges.

A more in-depth analysis was provided in 2009 by sociologist and columnist Lorenz Jäger with his study, "Behind the Grand Orient. Freemasonry and revolutionary movements." [Not available in English. At least not on Amazon.] 

Wreath with lodge symbol: Award by the lodge no. 118




An illuminating insight, albeit dressed in a historical novel, is also offered in 2015 by the lawyer Norbert Nemeth, club director of the liberal parliamentary club in the Austrian National Council (comparable to the parliamentary executive director of a parliamentary group with the difference that the club director is not a member of parliament) entitled, "In the shadow of Gracchus".

Because of the proximity of Bishop Rubén Lungone's SJ to Pope Francis, one can not expect a reaction from Rome to the unusual writing and the thus celebrated rapprochement between Church and lodge.

The aforementioned books can be purchased through our book partner in German. (Not available in English yet.)

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Facebook / Clarin / Adoracion y Liberacion (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Masonic Grandmaster Says Pope is “Prototype of Enlightened Despot of the World”

Freemasonry, the mafia and Pope Francis as a prototype of the "enlightened despot" who was supposed to rule the "global society" because democracy was "not suitable".

(Rome) What does a Grand Master of Freemasonry say about Pope Francis? A few days ago, the official website of the Grand Lodge of Italy (GLRI) published some Thoughts by Grandmaster Fabio Venzi. Even more enlightening seem to be words of his predecessor in the office of grandmaster.

The main concern of Grand Master Venzi is to correct on 28 pages "enormous inaccuracies, contradictions and misstatements" in the recent report of the Anti-Mafia Committee of Inquiry of the Italian Parliament. The Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry had submitted it on 21 December 2017.

Rosy Bindi as Chairwoman of the Anti-Mafia Committee of Inquiry of the Italian Parliament

Rosy Bindi as Chairwoman of the Anti-Mafia Committee of Inquiry of the Italian Parliament
The committee, which was in office until the parliamentary elections last March, was chaired by former Christian Democrat politician and Minister of Health, Rosy Bindi.

In the Bindi report, among other things, is the revelation of the infiltration of some Masonic organizations by the mafia. On page 155 there is a brief paragraph on the incompatibility of the Catholic Church and Freemasonry, without giving the reasons for this incompatibility. It wasn’t the allegations of infiltration by the mafia, but this paragraph of eleven lines, that was addressed by Grand Master Vanzi. "This is undoubtedly the most troubling part" of the report (page 2).

In his reply, the Grand Master claims a perfect compatibility between Church and lodge. Freemasonry is not plotting, the anti-masonry critics are absurd and slanderous in their statements (p.2ff) and probably suffer from a "dysphoria of personality" (p.26).

Grandmaster Creates Confusion


Grandmaster Fabio Venzi

Venzi, a sociologist, tries to confuse the average reader himself in apparent trivialities. So he writes:

"As I have already suggested, we know that hostility to Masonry was born before Freemasonry" (p. 25f).

In his latest book "The Last Heresy" (L'ultima eresia) he says:

"Hostility to Freemasonry goes with Freemasonry" (p. 11).

At his hearing before the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry on 24 January 2017, he stated (see Stenographic Minutes of the Committee of Inquiry):

"Freemasonry was created in 1717. The first anti-Masonite document dates from 1652."

And further:

"The problems of free masonry are problems that arise along with Freemasonry.”
 Not "Satanic", just a Luciferian component


"Lucifer" by Franz von Stuck (1890)

So what !? There is considerable confusion in the statements of the Grand Master. When was the hostility to Freemasonry really born? Even he doesn't seem to be able to believe that it could have existed even before the founding of the Masons. The statements of the Grand Master, however, help to better understand the incompatibility between Church and lodge. In his remarks, the Grand Master clearly shows that Freemasonry is a "mystery school" with an "initiation rite", "one of the many esoteric movements" (p. 4).

The Grand master, however, resolutely defends himself against the assertion of a "'Satanic' component of Freemasonry" (p. 5). On the other hand, he does not reject an initiatory, esoteric, gnostic and Luciferian component. The title page of his already mentioned, most recent book "The Last Heresy" is at least adorned with the picture of the painting "Lucifer" by the German painter Franz von Stuck (1890).

Conspiracy against the church? "Ridiculous…"

Freemasonry has conspired against the Church?

Impossible, ridiculous, absurd, says Grand Master Venzi. He also describes it as "ridiculous" that he is supposed to have "important, clerical allies" and "contacts with high-ranking representatives in the Vatican" (page 3f). In the book "Masonic Vatican. Lodges, money and occult power: The secret side of the Church of Pope Francis" (Vaticano Massone), published by the Vaticanist Giacomo Galeazzi in 2013 with his colleague Ferruccio Pinotti, sounds quite different. The two journalists also spoke with Grand Master Venzi.


Masonic Vatican (2013)

He "revealed to us that in his obedience, the only one recognized by the Grand Lodge of England, there are many priests. Venzi is in a sober and discreet way to begin a dialogue with representatives of the Vatican "(p. 54).

Galeazzi and Pinotti wrote:

"It is suggested by many that behind the recent and revolutionary events in the Vatican, especially the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, is the hand of the lodges. In the corridors of the Sacri Palazzi it is whispered that even the election of the new Pope is their work. After a pontificate of closure like that of Ratzinger, it is probable that many among the lodge brothers hope, with the help of the Jesuit Bergoglio, to re-establish the old sympathies between the Society of Jesus and the Freemasons "(see also The Jesuit on the Pope's throne).
"Do you know the 'Santa'?"

Venzi denies in his "Thoughts" that the Masonic rituals are secret because "they are easy to find on numerous websites" (p. 13). However, he does not name such a website that could serve as a reliable source. If the rituals of Freemasonry, its obedience or any other obedience are not secret, then why not publish them on the official site of the Grand Lodge?


"The Last Heresy" by Grandmaster Fabio Venzi (2017)

Rather, the Grand Master blames the chairman of the parliamentary committee of inquiry Bindi for asking him a "provocative" question at the hearing (p. 23). In fact, the question to the Grand Master was directly related to the mission of the Anti-Mafia Committee:

"Do you know the 'Santa', the leader of the` Ndrangheta, who smuggle their men into the Masonic lodges? "1)

"Freemasonry can survive in the underground"

Grand Master Venzi is astonished that the Bindi report mentions a possible "dissolution of the societies" (p. 25) by the state.

Cryptically, the Grand Master indicates that the Masons are capable of working in the underground in such a case.

He says:

"Even if Italy forbade Freemasonry, it would still exist abroad, which could infiltrate it and rebuild it in Italy" (p. 25).
In other words, the Grand Master indicates that a state ban can not shake a secret society with so much experience.

The Bindi report also mentions Pope Francis, who in 2017 refused accreditation to the Holy See for a designated ambassador because of his membership in the lodge. Apparently, the Grand Master is concerned that the Italian State could follow suit and remove the Freemasons from its diplomatic service among its ambassadors. But this danger does not seem to exist, for Bindi emphasized in her report that the Anti-Mafia Committee of Inquiry had "nothing to do with the phenomenon of Freemasonry itself", not even with Italian Freemasonry as a whole, but only with four obediences including the Grand Lodge (p. 91f).

The Grand Master does not have to worry. The Italian state will not ban Freemasonry because every government would fear a massive national and international reaction from Freemasonry. In view of the Grandmaster's suggestion of contacts with high-ranking Church representatives, it would not be excluded that even there someone could tune into the choir in defense of the lodge brothers.

Ex-grandmaster Di Bernardo


Ex-grandmaster Di Bernardo

Venzi also criticizes his predecessor, Grand Master Giuliano Di Bernardo (p. 24). Di Bernardo was Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy (1990-1993). As the Italian party system of the post-war period imploded under corruption charges (Christian Democracy, Socialist Party) and the collapse of the Eastern Bloc (Communist Party), and the Great Orient and its networking came into the spotlight, Di Bernardo sought safety, resigned and founded the Grand Lodge of Italy, whose grandmaster he became. The Grand Lodge was, in contrast to the Great Orient, recognized by the Grand Lodge of England. It was Di Bernardo who in 1999 brought the Mason Venzi into the Grand Lodge and presented him as his successor. Since 2001 Venzi is Grandmaster.

In a radio interview for Border Nights, Di Bernardo said last April:

"The Grand Lodge of Italy, according to the report of the anti-mafia commission on the Great Orient, is most contaminated by infiltrations of the mafia and the 'Ndrangheta" (Min. 31: 50-32: 13) .2).
Di Bernardo added:

"The Grand Lodge of Italy, which was the showpiece of Italian and English Freemasonry, was reduced to rubble by Fabio Venzi. I wonder how the Grand Lodge of England can continue to recognize her as the only Masonic obedience on Italian soil. Why does not Venzi come back? If Venzi leaves, perhaps someone else could return a minimum of dignity to what I call my Masonic creation "(Min 33: 23-34: 20).

An "enlightened despot" is supposed to rule the world

Far more interesting than these internal-lodge animosities is another statement by Di Bernardo, who was, after all, the grand master of Italy's two biggest obediences and internationally well-connected. Di Bernardo is convinced that "global society" can not be governed democratically, but only through "a community of wise men who embody the One, the enlightened tyrant" (Min. 40: 00-40: 47).


Pope Francis with Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin

But was it not Freemasonry, which in the 18th.-- 20th Centuries fought with particular determination against the ancien regime and against the monarchies (except the English) and for democracy? Did democracy serve only as an intermediate step to get rid of the old order?

In an interview with the daily Libero on 22 February 2016, the former Grand Master praised Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the Vatican diplomat whom Pope Francis sent to the Vatican Secretariat of State in the Summer of 2013. Parolin attended an annnual convention of the Bilderbergers at the beginning of June as the first Secretary of State with the consent of Pope Francis.

And what does a Grand Master praise a Cardinal Secretary of State for? Because Parolin, according to Di Bernardo, has "no negative and hostile attitude towards the freemasonry and the esoteric." This then resulted in the following question and answer in the Libero interview:

Libero: What is your prototype of an enlightened tyrant?

Di Bernardo: If I really should name one, I would say: Pope Francis.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Corrispondenza Romana / MiL / Wikicommons / IxR (screenshots
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

1. `Ndrangheta is called the Calabrian mafia, which consists of different clans (` Ndrine), which territorially divide Calabria, Italy and the foreign countries. The structure of ` Ndrangheta is very similar to Freemasonry. The membership is acquired through an initiation rite. At the top stands the 'Santa ', in which the memberships are again only possible under certain, already passed stages and according to hierarchical regulations. Similarly, there are degrees and special lodges in the lodges. The ' Santisti ', members of the ' Santa ', ritually call three "patron saints": Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giuseppe Mazzini and Alfonso La Marmora. All three were high-grade freemasons, Garibaldi even Grand Master of the Great Orient of Italy.
Second Abroad, every form of organized crime is often mistakenly called a mafia . In reality, only the Sicilian is called that. That of Naples and Campania is the Camorra , that of Calabria the ' Ndrangheta , that of Apulia the Sacra Corona Unita





AMDG

Monday, February 12, 2018

“I Served Lucifer - Without Knowing It”




Freemasonry: I served Lucifer - without knowing it. Essence, goals and power of Freemasonry

(Paris) A new book on Freemasonry is causing some sensation in France. "Je servais Lucifer sans le savoir" (IServed  Lucifer, Unknowingly) was presented by Serge Abad-Gallardo, who himself was a member and master of a Masonic lodge for 24 years.

The search for exclusive knowledge 



Search for secret knowledge - away from the truth

Freemasonry is very solicitous of the new "brothers". You will be welcomed with open arms. The lodge brothers are looking for answers about the meaning of life, about what holds the universe together. They do not seek these answers from Christ and the Church, while they seek autonomously because they seek a secret knowledge accessible only to the "initiate." This "secret knowledge" is supposed to lead them "to the light". This already makes clear its central feature, the rejection of Jesus Christ, who says of Himself: "I am the way and the truth and the life.” So as he seeks the truth elsewhere, he can not find the truth. Rather, he finds something quite different, all the more so because he consciously rejects the real truth, Christ.

In contrast to the Church, whose answers are simple and understandable to everyone because they should be accessible to all, Freemasonry offers coded answers that have many meanings because they defend a "multi-faceted truth."

Abad-Gallardo confirms that one can speak of "manipulation" in the lodges.

"Yes, I think that one can speak of manipulation. Unfortunately, many Freemasons are unaware of this. Freemasonry uses an esoteric language. The answers that they give are all the more accepted when given under the seal of secrecy. And if you do not understand something, it means: you will understand it better in the next degree.”

Lucifer? "If you are looking for a bit, you will find ..."

But what justifies the book title with the clear allusion to Satan?

"There are rituals that I have participated in, but that is not essential. It is essential what one does not see or does not read, but which is omnipresent between the lines. Masonic symbols implicitly refer to Lucifer. If you just search a bit, you will find these connections. "

He found it quickly, but accepted it for a long time in an effort to gain exclusive knowledge.

"I became aware of it very quickly, already at the apprentice level, so soon after the initiation, in the context of a ceremony that glorified Lucifer expressly. But I was told that this was not Lucifer, but in fact the bearer of light. Which is not quite wrong! "

But wrong is the context.

"It was not until much later, when I began to find the path of faith, that I began to ask many questions. At the ceremony, when I attained master's degree, the words 'Tubal Caïn' were whispered in my ear. A clear allusion to the satanic influence that occurs in most Masonic rites. "

Relativism is the key to Freemasonry



With  initiation disavows  baptism without knowing it

While the satanic allusions are hidden in some degrees, the very essence of Freemasonry is clearly visible in others. For example, according to Abad-Gallardo, in the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite, the Freemason who attains the degree must use a dagger to stab a papal tiara. If he hesitates, he is told that this is not directed against the Church, but against Pope Clement V, who had exposed the Templar Order to the persecution by the French King, which allegedly has nothing to do with hostility to the Church.

Abad-Gallardo leaves no doubt:

"Freemasonry is essentially luciferous in the sense of a Luciferian pride. No black masses are celebrated, at least as far as I know, but their goal is to inculcate the Freemason in the separation from God, which is directly involved with the fact that he is to feel himself as God by working himself up to the Divinity. In contrast to the Church, which defends the law of God, and natural law, Freemasonry confesses that there is no such law, but only a fluid, changing morality. It favors a new social order in which individual freedom prevails and the law is an expression of society without any reference to a fixed moral law or law. Relativism is the key to Masonic teaching. "

Christian lodges "are a hoax"

Abad-Gallardo, who belonged to the Le Droit Humain, a branch of the Great Orient of France, also comments on the oft-asserted existence of "Christian lodges.” English Freemasonry, to which most lodges in German-speaking countries are obliged, is called Christian in contrast to Roman Freemasonry.

The former master waves this off, however:

"They are a hoax. Some lodges even say they are Christian to avoid having to explain they are Christian because the 'venerable master' breaks the bread and distributes it. It does not matter what name they wear, it is important to look at the rituals they practice, and they are all esoteric, and therefore occult.

Everything that is occult, magical, clairvoyant is condemned from the Old Testament to St. Paul. Freemasonry has been condemned several times by the Catholic Church, but also by the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and by the American and English Methodists. The Church is right in saying that the two paths of the Church and the lodge are antinomic, contradictory, and therefore incompatible. You can not serve two masters.

These lodges call themselves Christian to attract Christians, but in reality they aim at the apostasy, the apostasy of believers from every religion, and especially the apostasy of those who are Catholic.

When a Christian becomes a Mason, at the initiation rite, disavows, unknowingly, his baptism. The goal of Freemasonry of all obediences is the destruction of Christendom, especially the Catholic Church, to replace it with the Masonic religion and its dogmas."

The influence of the lodges

Abad-Gallardo also leaves no doubt about the influence of the Masons. The lodges are trying to downplay this influence and their role so as not to attract unwanted attention. The main thing is to control the image of the lodge in public.

"From the 19th century, Freemasonry is at the root of all sociopolitical laws, whether divorce, abortion, euthanasia or marriage for all. They were prepared, written and brought into parliaments by Freemasonry because their purpose is to establish an order that contradicts the divine order. The fact that it is increasingly reveal themselves openly proves their power. Today our societies are swimming in masonic ideology: relativism.”

Serge Abad-Gallardo's book: Je servais Lucifer sans le savoir and J'ai frappé à la porte du Temple. Both have appeared at Éditions Pierre Téqui in Paris.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Éditions Pierre Téqui
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Scalfari Interview: Pope Francis Really is a Revolutionary

(Rome) Is Pope Francis a Marxist? Or Communist? Who knows, but certainly he is a "revolutionary," as his friend and avowed atheist Eugenio Scalfari explained in the recent editorial of his La Repubblica, the only daily newspaper that is said to be regularly read by Francis.
Questions about the pope's political convictions have cropped up since the pontificate began. The starting point was in autumn 2013 with the publication of Evangelii gaudiumAt the time, critics in the United States called Francis a Marxist.

Is the pope a Marxist? A communist?

From the left side it was first mentioned particularly clearly in connection with the visit of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Tsipras, a representative of the radical left, which emerged from the former Communist Party of Greece, was received in September 2014 by Pope Francis in Santa Marta. The meeting came about through the mediation of Walter Baier, former president of the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ). Following the meeting, Tsipras said:
"The Pope is not a leftist, but he talks like a leftist".

Friday, November 24, 2017

Anti-Catholicism of Freemasonry Remains -- Despite Strange Appeals From Bishop of Syracuse

The Freemasons Seek Among Other Things, Secret Knowledge About the World and What it Contains, but Without Christendom.  Excerpt from the Bible le moraliseé, the Creation of the World (Around 1220) 
On November 12, in Syracuse,  a conference entitled "Church and Freemasonry - So close, So Far?" has taken place. It was organized by the Grand Orient of ItalySpeakers included the theologian Monsignor Maurizio Aliotta (Archbishopric of Syracuse), Msgr. Antonio Staglianò (Bishop of Noto), and Sergio Rosso and Santi Fedele, both grand dignitaries of the Grand Orient.
The Franciscan of Immaculata, Paolo Maria Siano, one of the best authorities on Freemasonry, wondered:
"Why this conference?"



Masonic meeting in Syracuse

The official reason was the 300th anniversary of the founding of Freemasonry in 1717. In an article in Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Episcopal Conference, the priest Ennio Stamile wrote that "despite the differences, it is good," genuine ways of serving the common good and the transparent and responsible use of social justice."
So is it "a Catholic-Masonic co-operation on the level of social justice and solidarity?" is the question asked by Father Siano, who analyzed the four main addresses.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Vatican Rejects Accreditation to Lebanese Diplomat --- Because of Lodge Membership

Masonic Grand Lodge of England (London), the Mother of All
Lodges, which celebrates its tricentennial this year
(Rome) The Vatican has refused accreditation to the Lebanese ambassador to the Holy See for his membership in a Masonic lodge.

"I am a Mason, but not active"


Consul General Ibrahim visiting an Armenian-Apostolic Hierarch in the United States

Consul General Ibrahim visiting an Armenian Hierarch in the United States

Johnny Ibrahim, who currently serves as the Lebanese Consul General in Los Angeles, has been appointed Ambassador for the Holy See by his country's government. As the Vaticanist Franca Giansoldati reported yesterday, the reason his nomination was rejected by the Holy See attributed to his Freemasonry.
Johnny Ibrahim is said to be associated with the Masonic Grand Orient of FranceHe himself confirmed his lodge members, but assures us that he is not active. This is similar to how Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen explained himself last year. In three television debates, the two candidates of the Federal presidential ballot met each other. Each time his opponent confronted him with his lodge membership. Van der Bellen denied it twice, the third time he admitted it by saying that he had been active "only" for a few years, then ten years passively, and finally lapsed.
The Grand Orient of France is one of the world's largest Masonic organizations. The refusal of accreditation for Ibrahim equals a renewed condemnation of Freemasonry.

1717 - 2017: 300 years of Freemasonry

The lodges are celebrating their 300th anniversary this year. In 1717, the first Grand Lodge was built in London. A short time later, the Church pronounced the first condemnation because the worldview of the lodges was incompatible with Christianity. In recent decades, attempts have been made several times, especially in German-speaking countries, to lift the sentence. When the new Codex Iuris Canonici (CIC) was published in1983 and no explicit mention of Freemasonry was found in it, the matter was considered finished, the promoters of the Catholic-Mason reconciliation jubilated. Then came a damper.

Cardinal Biffis warning - Cardinal Ratzinger's clarification

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, who co-authored the CIC, is said to have rushed to Pope John Paul II to voice his concern that some Church leaders see a "rapprochement" with Freemasonry. He is said to have told the pope:
"If Your Holiness cancels the canonical ban on Masonry, the next conclave will look like a Lodge."
Whether it actually happened that way can not be proven. The fact is that the then prefect of the Faith, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, made it clear in the same year that in relation to Freemasonry there is no change in the ecclesiastical position. Due to the change of canon law, a Catholic, anyone initiated in the lodge, no longer automatically incurs excommunication. Instead, the CIC Canon 1374 demands that a "just punishment" be imposed upon the declaration of a lodge membership.
However, Cardinal Ratzinger made it clear that Catholics who belong to a Lodge are still not admitted to the sacraments, not because they are excommunicated, but because they are in a state of grave sin.
The Lebanese government will have to nominate another diplomat for ambassador to the Holy See. Lebanon is the country with the largest proportion of Christians in the Middle East.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: Wikicommons / Westernprelacy (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Critic of Pope Francis' Visit: "Many Are Convinced, That He's Connected to Freemasonry"


Criticism of the Pope's visit to Colombia: it concerns the repression that Francis is imposing on the Church, but also the political attitude he takes to the domestic political conflict with the Marxist guerrilla organization FARC. A priest told RCN Radio: "Many pray for not coming."

(Bogota) The evidence of priests who are dissatisfied with the direction given by Francis to the Church is the result of the large number of reports on the forthcoming visit to Colombia from the 6th to 11th of September. A priest, who will participate in a direct encounter with Francis, will present his reservations to him on this occasion and also say that "many" are convinced that Francis "is connected with Freemasonry."

RCN report

The radio network RCN Radio reported on the weekend of this criticism by a priest who wanted to remain anonymous because of the "revolution of tenderness." There is still another reason for anonymity, however. He is only one of "at least 90 priests," who are personally known to him, who are "dissatisfied" with the path taken by Pope Francis for the Church. RCN Radio reported under the title:
"In the Catholic Church, there is also rejection of the Pope's visit."

"At least 150 heresies" - "Believers pray that pope does not come"

The broadcaster reported:
"Even Catholic priests are among the people who oppose the papal visit to Colombia, because they are convinced that Francis has damaged the church's Magisterium with his testimony, especially on issues such as homosexuality and the family."
"For 20 years," he has been a priest and works in Bogota, according to RCN radio,
In Bogota, Medellin, and Bucaramanga, he knows at least 90 priests who think as he does and do not agree with how Pope Francis holds the reins of the Church in his hand. "
The priest assured the broadcaster that "there are believers who pray for the pope not to set foot on Colombian soil."
The priest said:
"Priests of different dioceses, I can not name their names for obvious reasons, are completely against the visit of Francis. Many prayer groups pray that he will not come. "
In the statements made so far by Francis as a pope, at least "150 heresies" are contained: "claims that contradict the religious doctrine."

"Many believe that the Bishop of Rome is associated with Freemasonry"

Great damage had been done, above all, to the authority of the Church to judge things and to give guidance.
"In my parish, a homosexual came to confession and told me that he was homosexual and lived with another man. I told him that this is sin. He then replied that the pope said something else, that it was not for me to judge. "
As the example shows, the Pope prevents me from fulfilling my task, because my authority is undermined in moral questions, to be able to say what sin is."
The priest will be a group that will meet with Francis on the first day of the Pope's visit. He would avail himself of this opportunity to present his reservations. He was determined to tell him that "many believe that the Bishop of Rome is associated with Freemasonry." In order not to miss this chance of being allowed to address the pope, he could not give up his identity beforehand.

Political criticism of the Pope's visit: "Many consider him a Communist"

Criticism of the Pope's visit comes not only from the inner church side because of the way in which Francis performs the service of Peter. In Colombia, there are reservations about the Pope's visit because of his political attitude to the "peace agreement" between the government of the left-wing Prime Minister Santos and the Marxist guerrilla organization FARC.
There is "much" in Colombia, according to RCN Radio, who consider that Francis is a "false pope", others who consider him a "communist" who "only" comes to Colombia to legitimize the agreement with the FARC." The FARC had been founded as an armed arm of the Colombian Communist Party in the early 1960s.
The radio network RCN Radio was founded in 1948 on the occasion of the Eucharistic Congress held in Colombia and covers the entire country. The Radio network has belonged since 1973 to the Colombian entrepreneur Ardila Lülle.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: CEC / RCN Radio (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Monday, August 28, 2017

Whoever Adheres to Freemasonry

a.) Anyone who joins Freemasonry automatically incurs excommunication, which is simpliciter reserved to the Apostolic See.
The connection to Freemasonry is that one can be registered as a member. A special rite for reception is not required to incite excommunication. It is also not necessary for someone to take part in the Masonic meetings.
A freemason who wants to reconcile himself to the Church can only obtain the acquittal if he is completely separated from Freemasonry and removed from the membership list. He also has to promise never to pay a contribution, nor to participate in meetings of the lodge brothers. As far as possible, such a freemason must hand over all badges, books and documents to the ecclesiastical superior or his delegate. Furthermore, he must also make reparation for the offense as much as possible.
...
(b) The same punishment as the Freemasons fall into those who join a similar union which fights or agitates against the Church or the legitimate state power.
Because it must be an association similar to that of Freemasonry, the organization (but not the members) must be secret, as the members must observe silence about the structure, purpose, and means of the association. It is not, however, required that they should commit themselves by an oath.
A society fosters or acts against the Church, if it (perhaps among other good purposes) has the purpose of combating the Church, its authority, its powers, rights, privileges, etc., or its offices (not certain persons for personal reasons) ,
An organization fights against the powers of the state if, like the nihilists and anarchists, they want to eliminate any state authority or even to eliminate the existing state form, by revolution. But it does not belong here to the political parties who want to gain political power by law and then to change the state form. - It remains the same whether the association mentioned publicly or secretly to agitate against or strangle the Church or state.
Canon 2335 CIC, quoted from P. Heribert Jone OFM Cap .: Book of Canon Law. Explanation of canons, III. Vol. Litigation and Criminal Law. 1940, Paderborn.
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG


  
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