'Freemasonry' is one of those subjects about which many people know little or nothing. Popular conception sees it as a business/social organisation for men, existing for the mutual support of its members and as charitable benefactors to society.
I have just watched a long, but fascinating and informative video on Freemasonry, presented by Michael Voris, which reveals the sinister reality behind this myth, showing the rejection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, by Freemasonry, with the stated aim of destroying the Catholic Church - primarily by infiltration, and replacing it with a one-world religion.
********************** 'The flesh desires what the spirit dislikes; and the spirit pants for what the flesh abhors.The false love of the flesh destroys the true charity we owe to ourselves; inordinate compassion towards the body is full of cruelty because by indulging the flesh it kills the soul' 'Thoughts from St Alphonsus' **************** 'Holy Mary, Mother of God and mother of mercy, pray for the Holy Father and all the Church, especially the faithful departed.'
Prayer for the beatification of Bishop Richard Challoner, Bishop of Debra, Vicar Apostolic of the London District 1758-1781. O God, who didst make thy servant Richard a true and faithful pastor of thy little flock in England, deign to place him among the Blessed in Thy Church, so that we who profit by his word and example, may beg his help in heaven for the return of this land to the ancient faith, and to the fold of the one true Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Slightly frayed around the edges and still trying to pretend that I'm not really as old as that! I thank God for all my blessings, particularly my Catholic faith; my wife a 'pearl of great price'; my children and grandchildren; my friends; our dog Dartmoor; and our good neighbours and spiritual mentors, the F.SS.R community from Papa Stronsay.