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Priest Excommunicated for Membership In Masonic Lodge — Church Infiltrated by Freemasons
Friday, May 24, 2013
(Paris) Freemasons in the Catholic Church have something in common with El Diabolos: They both want to make you believe that he does not exist. The Vatican has now asked the Bishop of Annecy, Monsignor Yves Boivineau, to suspend the pastor of Sainte Anne d’Arly-Montjoie of Megeve from his office. This is due to his membership in the Grand Orient of France. Abbè Pascal Vesin, 43 years old, was ordained a priest in 1996. He was initiated into a Masonic lodge and joined the Grand Orient, the largest Masonic order in France, such as Riposte Catholique reported in 2001. Ever since Abbé Vesin had tied on the apron of the lodge, the lodge was his real home. Since then he has infiltrated the Catholic Church with Masonic ideas.
Rome’s mills grind slowly, but they grind. In 2010, the Bishop of Annecy, this is the See of St. Francis de Sales, was informed of the lodge membership of this priest. The bishop asked and the priest denied. After 2011, it was evident he belonged to the lodge, the bishop then asked him to leave the Freemasonry, to exclusively to fulfill his priestly order. “Brother” Vesin relied on an “absolute freedom of conscience” and insisted that he can belong to both the Catholic Church and Freemasonry. [Familiar, isn’t it?]
His benevolent bishop was prepared to continued to dialogue, so that the priest would reconsider its position. From the beginning, the aproned minister was informed about the planned ecclesiastical punishment. Since Vesin still clung to his lodge work, the Congregation made a decision in March. The bishop asked the Apostolic Nuncio as to the time necessary to inform his Priests. Three members of the Council were assigned the task to meet her “brother” Vesin. He still refused to leave the lodge.
Today, the Vicar-General met with the parish council of Megeve and explained these sanctions and made arrangements that the faithful will be informed at the Sunday Masses.
In the official press release of the Diocese, it was stated that “the penalty could be waived” if the priest “unequivocally expressed his will to return to the Church.”
Abbé, aka Brother Vesin, had represented progressivist positions as a priest in Megeve. He called for the abolition of celibacy, defended the secularization of state and society, artificial contraception and the introduction of “gay marriage”. In January 2013, he publicly condemned people who were against the Taubira bill, with which the socialist government was about to introduce the “gay marriage”.
On Monday, the Diocese of Annecy has called a press conference on the Vesin case. Since yesterday, the former priest has been excommunicated. It is forbidden for him to receive the sacraments.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Riposte Catholique
Vatican punishes French priest for being a Freemason
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 Faith – effectively the Church’s watchdog – asked for the priest’s departure.
Three members of the diocese of Annecy then met him but Fr Vesin said he would not leave the lodge.
A statement from the diocese quoted by Le Figaro newspaper stressed that the penalty imposed on the Freemason priest was not final and could yet be lifted because “mercy goes hand in hand with truth”.
Fr Vesin has been parish priest of Sainte-Anne d’Arly Montjoie in Megeve since 2004, according to another French newspaper, Le Messager.
In an interview in January, he set out liberal views of the Church’s role. He said he favoured allowing some priests to marry and said he had refused to endorse a demonstration against same-sex marriage in Paris.
Conspiracy theories and controversy have dogged the Freemasons throughout their existence, fuelled by their secretive image, though for some they are just a gentleman’s club devoted to charitable giving.
French priest defrocked after refusing to forsake Freemasonry
A Catholic priest at the chic French ski station of Megève was stripped of his functions at the behest of the Vatican after it was discovered he was an active member of a Masonic lodge, his parish said on Friday.
By News Wires (text)
A Catholic priest at the posh French ski station of Megeve has been stripped of his functions at the request of the Vatican for being a member of a Masonic lodge, his parish said Friday.
Father Pascal Vesin of the Sainte-Anne d’Arly-Montjoie parish was ordered by the bishop of Annecy, Yves Boivineau, to halt his functions due to his “active membership” of the Grand Orient de France, a large Masonic organisation.
A statement from the parish said the move had been “made at Rome’s request.”
It said the bishop had asked Vesin earlier to forsake Freemasonry, which he had refused to do.
In March, the Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith asked for priest’s departure. Three members of the diocese of Annecy then met him but Vesin said he would not quit his membership of the Lodge.
Freemasonry of all types – regular or irregular, legitimate or “diverted” – has been condemned by many popes.
Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that arose from the loose grouping of medieval masons, or stone workers, in the building industry. Early organisational forms included lodges and craft guilds.
Critics have likened it to a secret society as certain aspects are kept private.