I wanted to take a moment to offer some clarification of something we talked about in yesterday’s episode of Vericast.

Listen to Yesterday’s episode, “Media Monster”

Some in the audience were mentioning, or asking about organizations bent on evil intentions.  The illuminati and Freemasonry are two examples. Freemasonry in particular is a hot-button topic for Catholics. More and more whenever evil abounds or something smells of conspiracy, it’s often wondered whether Freemasonry is involved, if this is the evil doing of secret Freemasons, or if someone involved is in league with Freemasons.  Some Marian apparitions have pointed out that Freemasonry will be the ally of the devil in the coming battle between good and evil.  So what do we think?

freemasonryWe give a lot of credence to Marian apparitions, and we adhere whole-heartedly to the Church’s teaching on Freemasonry.  It is evil, it negates the truth, it neutralizes and disempowers the good, and it is an ecclesial crime for any Catholic to join the Masons.  But it is also important to be balanced when considering the role of “The Masons” in the coming times.

I personally don’t believe the organization known as “The Freemasons” will directly be the ally of satan and I don’t believe there will literally be a global monarch.  I believe the human culture is far too degraded for any of these things to be literally true.  People are too broken.  The type of organization and order and discipline necessary for a “global monarch” of the “new world order” just doesn’t exist, and I don’t expect it will exist again until the world is snapped out of its evil disposition.  The world is sleepwalking right now.  Directionless, mindless, occasionally mumbling, but not making any sense.  God will have to wake us up, by way of a rude awakening, before the world can be ordered again as He intended it to be.  People who are sleepwalking don’t build good armies.  And a culture this broken cannot be the foundation of a “new world order”.  It just defies logic, as I see it.  The culture is even more broken in the upper echelon of society—those who might comprise the masterminds of the Freemasons or the Illuminati.  For some evidence, just look at the Catholic Church.  We’re a global organization with the power of the Holy Spirit and the real presence of Jesus Christ  to guide and strengthen us.  Yet even WE don’t make a very strong army these days.  The Church is suffering from the same global, cultural disorder that has infected God’s people.  Why should we expect The Freemasons are insulated from this state of brokenness?

So what do I make of the role of “Freemasonry” in the coming times?

[quote float=”right”]I think the philosophy of Freemasonry will be the true ally of the devil. Not the organization itself.[/quote] I think the philosophy of Freemasonry, which is prevalent in our culture, will be the true ally of the devil. Not the organization itself.  I believe the ideology and philosophy of Freemasonry comes from evil and it comes from error.  One doesn’t have to be a freemason to fall into such evil and error, they just have to be disconnected from the truth.  I also believe such evil and error would still exist, and be just as prevalent today even if “The Freemasons” never existed.   So who will be the devil’s ally in the times to come?  People will.  Freemasons, non-Masons, Catholics, atheists, secularists, Jews, Protestants.  Anyone who accepts the error that we label as “Freemasonry” will be the devil’s ally.  The label of the evil doesn’t matter.  It’s the evil that is the problem.  Those who have submitted to the cultural distortion of “Equality” and “Fairness” even to the degree that it negates the good and negates the truth….these people will be the devil’s real allies.  And most of them will never have even heard of “Freemasons”.

This not only agrees with logic, and with what we see in the world, and with where we can rationally see the culture going, but it also agrees with the prophecies of Marian apparitions.  If you want to find a global “Freemasonic order” (or lodge), look no further than the UN.  It’s not really “Freemasonic” but you can believe they largely adopt Freemasonic principals.  So does it matter that they aren’t Freemasons?  The U.N., having placed the errors of “equality” and “Modernism” at the top of the Hive Mind known as “secularism” is far more in league with Satan than the current actual Freemasons are.  And they don’t even know it!

Might the actual organization of “The Freemasons” have a more direct role than what I’m predicting?  Sure, it’s possible.  But MUST that be so?  No, not necessarily.  Even if The Freemasons do have a more direct role, it isn’t JUST the Freemasons who will have surrendered their wills and intellects to The Enemy….it’ll be ordinary people too.  In obsessing over the label, we are going to overlook the real enemy.  The real enemy is the philosophies that are in conflict with the truth.  What label we put on those philosophies is irrelevant.

So in short: Yes, we believe Freemasonry is evil. Yes, we believe Freemasonry will be the prime ally of the devil in the coming times. We just don’t know that “Freemasonry” literally means the actual organization, when it’s spoken of in prophesy. It might. It might not. Freemasonry is bigger than just the organization that carries the name. We must not obsess about looking for “freemasonic influence” in the world or in the Church. The label does not matter. Look for evil; whatever form it comes in, whatever label it takes, whatever label it doesn’t have. If it’s the literal freemasons, or just the freemasonic philosophy….if it’s secularism, modernism, whatever. The label doesn’t matter. Look for where, and how the truth is negated. That must command our attention and action and prayers.

Feel free to comment below!  God be with you all

Tim Haines

  • Tracey Kelly

    Years ago it was easy and safe and good to “label” groups/organizations/practices/ as evil. Once identified and labeled, you knew who the “enemy” was and you simply stayed away. The Legion of Decency directed us regarding entertainment, Bishop Fulton Sheen guided us on social ills, and our nuns and priests and parents guided us on all else good and evil. We heard Truth spoken at school, at home, on TV, from the pulpit and in the Confessional. It was good…and we were good. And now …well it’s just not that way anymore is it? We try to put a label here and a label there..in an attempt to feel safe..but there’s just not enough labels are there? We live in a war zone..having to be on guard at all times…alert to danger..to evil lurking..often disguised and living right in our midst. Right now I’m thinking of Billy Joel’s lyrics

    “We didn’t start the fireIt was always burning
    Since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No we didn’t light it
    But we tried to fight it”

    • FaithfulCatholic

      “The Church has imposed the penalty of excommunication on Catholics who become Freemasons. The penalty of excommunication for joining the Masonic Lodge was explicit in the 1917 code of canon law (canon 2335), and it is implicit in the 1983 code (canon 1374).

      Because the revised code of canon law is not explicit on this point, some drew the mistaken conclusion that the Church’s prohibition of Freemasonry had been dropped. As a result of this confusion, shortly before the 1983 code was promulgated, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement indicating that the penalty was still in force. This statement was dated November 26, 1983.” http://www.ewtn.com/library/answers/camason1.htm

  • somnipod

    Dont forget, a lot of supposed “conservative” Christians are actually Masons. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee to name a few. These guys love the founding fathers to an unhealthy extent. Our Catholic Faith, is not “Conservative” or “Liberal” – But it is true!

    • FaithfulCatholic

      Not that I personally support any of the people mentioned, but where exactly have those people formally stated they are a Freemason? Keep in mind that third party “reports” have no intrinsic value, so it has to specifically be direct public quotes made from the people themselves …

  • Freemason3

    Freemasony is an “evil or secret society as most people think. We are you preachers, teachers, Doctors, lawyers, etc. We have no secret agenda and the secrets we so keep are for ceremonial purposes. You can go to any Masonic Lodge by appointment because we’re not there 365 days yet plotting how we are going to great some “new world order”. We do everything we can to support our communities, the helpless, the homeless and anyone who just needs a little help with whatever situ ation they may be going through. So, ease up on the conspiracy theories and being so judgbemental. My God said “judge not least he be judged”. God bless each one of you.

    • maranatha

      Unfortunately, Freemason3, as a Mason, you have an erroneous understanding of what God, liberty, and virtue truly mean.

      I suggest the following reads to get you started:





      As a deist, you support liberalism (moral relativism), as each world religion adheres to a different moral code/ethic. For example, Islam, Buddhism, Baha’i, Hinduism, and even Judaism, all permit polygamy. The Catholic Faith does not.

      All the physical charity in the world means little in a society that lacks the Social Kingship of Christ, and the virtues and blessings that are bestowed upon a people who embrace His Kingship, in spirit and in truth.

      Please study and meditate upon the above readings. It was an act of God’s grace that led you here. How you respond to this grace freely bestowed upon you by Our Lord is now in your hands.

      God Bless you, may He in His goodness and mercy, bless you with the eyes to see and the ears to hear. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

      • Freemason3

        Thank you for your reply and for showing you have zero knowledge of Freemasonry or it’s many great deeds. I love the Catholic Faith, I believe in God and Jesus Christ my Lord and savior, remember he was Jewish, not a Christian, and that he died on the cross for our sins and that his Mother Mary was in fact a virgin when the Lord sent His Son to this earth. I am a Southern Baptist and a devoted member of my church where my uncle is the preacher and 1/3 of the congregation are my family. It’s unfortunate that you label or judge each member of Freemasonry. That’s not very christian in any case. There are Masons of many faiths from all around the world. Each join for their own reasons and beliefs. We welcome diversity and love each person on this earth as if you were flesh and blood as everyone should. There are no prejudices, no talks of politics or anything nefarious. Only how we can help, contribute and lift up our communities.

        It’s very comforting to me that you are a devout Catholic and I feel like you set good examples for those around you by doing so. But, please don’t fall in line with so many Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholics, etc. in labeling such a vast group of men from every country in the world as being deist because that is the biggest fallacy and especially since most arguments against Freemasonry are so distorted.

        I appreciate the links that you took the time to post. Although I will not click on a single one and the only reason being is not to be rude or close minded but, you have already made your mind up and the links most likely have as well and I’m not saying they are for sure going to be leaning more towards how you and others feel but, that most likely they are bloviations, misunderstandings, and just sheer hatred for the Freemason.

        We are not evil people, we don’t plot evil things, sacrifice animals, walk around in hoods drinking blood. We are simply Men who care for our families, society, communities and the world we live in. I pray God opens up your eyes, heart and mind and blesses you and your family ten times over.

        p.s. Not all Masons are deist. Get your facts straight and then we can have an intelligent conversation.

        • maranatha

          I’m rude and close minded yet you pointblank refuse to click on a single link let alone read a page.

          Nice one…

          It’s a fact that a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, anyone who believes in a ‘deity’, can become a Mason if they are accepted into the Lodge.

          Different cultures and religions adhere different moral values this is a FACT. Study Sharia Law and then compare that to the 10 Commandments as expounded upon by the Catholic Church.

          1 + 1 = 2

          This fact proves that you, as a Mason, irrespective of your personal religious ‘preferences’, support liberalism in essence.

          Yes, it’s true that monogamous marriage is generally the accepted law among nations today outside of Islam, and that is thanks to the Catholic Church. Historically all these religions and their nations accepted polygamy.

          We set the example and established this truth to the world, by the grace of God.

          Now, since we’ve turned from Catholic orthodoxy and universal values based on the Divine and Natural Law, we are already redefining marriage and the family, and it’s only a matter of if, not when, the world falls away from the divine ethic the Catholic Church spread throughout the world, this includes monogamy.

          You can dedicate the rest of your life, as a Mason, to serving the poor. As long as you, in principle, are a Mason, you are part of the problem not the solution. The fruits of Freemasonry and its influence across the world, are rotten to the souls of men and nations.

          You repugnance is toward me or any ‘supposed’ hatred I (or other Catholics) hold toward you. You are detested by the purity and charity, the goodness and perfection, of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

          John 15:22-25

          22 If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
          23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also.
          24 If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.
          25 But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause.

          May God bless you with the eyes to see and the hears to ear. Amen.