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Harry Calderbank wrote:

Hi, guys —

Can a Catholic be a Freemason?

Harry

  { Can a Catholic be a Freemason? }

Mary Ann replied:

Harry —

In 1983, The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the current Pope at its head, gave this answer to your question:

"Therefore the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion."

Mary Ann

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