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Ikechukwu Ekwemuka wrote:

Hi, guys —

I would like to get a clarification on some issues so I can defend my faith concerning the Vatican, the Catholic Church, the Illuminati, and the Freemasons. I have read articles and watched videos relating to the:

  • Vatican
  • Jesuits
  • Opus Dei
  • Illuminati, and
  • Freemasons.
  • What are your views?


From Nigeria

  { What are your views on the Vatican, the Jesuits, Opus Dei, the Illuminati, and Freemasons? }

Mike replied:

Dear Ikechukwu,

Thanks for the questions!

First, as I've said on my first YouTube video, what "our group" thinks is not important at all.

We just pass on what the Catholic Church teaches on issues of faith and morals and strive to clarify misperceptions people have in, and outside, the Church.

You may want to use our search engine as we've touched upon each of these issues in the past.

If my colleagues wish to add something they will, but the postings below should address most of what you have asked about.

In reference to the Vatican, No Catholic with any common sense, would question what the Vatican says on issues of faith and morals. The papacy was original established in Rome in the very first century by Jesus on St. Peter.

Sadly, there are probably some articles and videos that make false claims against the Vatican. The key is to separate bad behavior, and even corruption within the Vatican, from the divinely protected teachings that Jesus said would never change. (Matthew 16:13-20)

Our Lord never promised that:

  • all his popes, or
  • even all those that worked in the Vatican

would be models of 100% holiness.

As frail people who are always prone to sin, our biggest advocates are the two sinless ones:

  • Jesus, and
  • His Mother Mary

although we should always include our saintly brethren in our prayers, who have also been purified. Anyone who would question whether Peter was in Rome is welcome to read what the Early Church Fathers said on this issue:

These posting from our knowledge base should address the other organizations:

We have heard in the United States that the Catholic population is booming in Africa.

The language translator feature that Google has provided at the top of each of our postings will allow new converts or confused Catholics to read each posting in their own language.

We welcome new converts to our site but please remember to check the search engine first. There are many common questions there and a lot of quick answers, so give it a try.

I hope this helps,


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