Explains why Freemasonry is incompatible with Catholicism
The Catholic Church teaches that adherence to Freemasonry is incompatible with being a faithful Christian. This booklet looks at what Freemasonry is and at Catholic teaching about it. It examines the place of Freemasonry within contemporary British society and how this relates to Catholic teaching about society. Although the primary focus is the position of Roman Catholics, it also examines the present relationship between Freemasonry and other churches.
The convincing theological arguments against being or becoming a Freemason are set out here in a measured, balanced and logical manner, with extensive endnotes in support.
Fr Ashley Beck is Assistant Priest of the Catholic parish of Beckenhamand the representative of the Roman Catholic Bishops Conferenceon the CEWERN Management Committee.