Is Freemasonry Incompatible with the Catholic Faith? In the new Canon Law, Freemasonry is not explicitly mentioned, unlike the previous Code

Catholicculture.org Is Freemasonry Incompatible with the Catholic Faith?

Advent 2012 by Wlodzimierz Redzioch

In this interview Father Zbigniew Suchecki, a professor at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure in Rome, as well as an expert on Freemasonry, provides a brief explanation of the Church’s teaching on the topic.

The Catholic Church’s position has not changed. So said Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, close advisor of Pope Benedict XVI, during a conference on the topic Freemasonry and the Catholic Church at Rome’s Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure on March 1 this year.

The vision and philosophy of Freemasonry is incompatible with the Catholic faith and membership in the Catholic Church, Girotti said.

The meeting, presided over by Girotti, included Carlo Giovanardi, Professor Zbigniew Suchecki of the Friars Minor Conventual, Professor Domingo Andres, Professor Pietro Amata, and others.

Freemasonry of all types — regular or irregular, legitimate or “diverted” — has been condemned by many Popes in a total of about 600 documents. The question, however, is relevant today, as many Catholics have become Freemasons. I asked Professor Suchecki, a Freemasonry expert, to discuss the issue.

Briefly, what is Freemasonry?

PROF. ZBIGNIEW SUCHECKI: […]

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