Patrick Coffin: The Truth About the Masonic Lodge

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The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and levity. If you’re tired of politically correct media speak, you want to see God back in the public square, and you’re not allergic to having a laugh, this is the place to be.

The Masonic Lodge

The Masons, aka “Shriners” aka Freemasons

Are they a harmless bunch of old guys on mini-bikes in fez hats who run hospitals? Not quite. In this video, Patrick Coffin gives a quick history of the Masonic Lodge, what they believe, and why Catholics cannot participate in their occultic organization.

Modern Freemasonry started in 1717 in England during the dawn of the Enlightenment. It’s a hodgepodge of new age Rosicrucianism, astrology, theosophy, and traditions of cultic groups such as the Druids, Mithras, Egyptian priesthood. Freemasonry also involves the taking of occultic oaths, keeping the truth of Freemasonry a secret, indifferentism, and the subversion of the Church and the state.

Members also open themselves to gruesome deaths if they reveal the inner secrets of “the Masonic Lodge.”

Popes since Clement XII in 1738 have said the same thing: Catholics cannot be Masons.

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18 thoughts on “Patrick Coffin: The Truth About the Masonic Lodge”

  1. My ex-son-in-law got into the Masonic thing. Became grand whatever of his lodge. His Lutheran pastor told him he couldn’t be both a Mason and a Lutheran.
    I knew the Masons have weird beliefs, but I had not known that they are into alchemy. Yes, they are. Which tells me that they are not so much out to subvert the Faith than they are just ignorant and silly — sincerely silly, but still silly.

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  3. I am married to a Mason and this article is full of fallacies and half truths. The men in this fraternity are, for the most part, God-fearing church goers and hav absolutely nothing to do with Druids or the occult. I wish that the people who speak out against them would really get to know them before they start printing and perpetrating this nonsense.

    1. I hope for, his sake, your husband is not receiving Holy Communion. You’re also putting words in my mouth, re: Druids, etc. Maybe educate yourself first before messenger-shooting. Not a single pro-Masonic Lodge commenter here has presented an actual quote from my commentary. Just bad names. I’m over and out on this. People hear what they want to hear. Some more background for you, from scholar Sandra Miesel:

  4. Christopher Bick

    I am a Catholic, inducted into the Knights of Columbus and now a Mason and a Shriner. The KoC helps a lot of Catholic families, but as a Shriner I help all people.

    1. Since when did Knights of Columbus only help Catholics? Please refer specifically to a statement or Policy that says such. I willing to make a bet you are not a Catholic and have no real knowledge of the Knights of Columbus or you wouldn’t have made that statement.

  5. First point – A Pope’s Encyclical is not the Catechism of the Church. Secondly – The general statement (1868) is that masonry is not in line with the teachings of the church but does not go so far as to prevent membership. Third – being both a mason and a Knight of Columbus, with the permission of my priest, for over 20 years each and served both organizations in high offices I stand a stronger more faithful Catholic than before joining. ps many of the rituals in both are similar and relate the same messages.

    1. Phil Steinacker

      You make selective references. Membership in masonry has been prohibited nearly for the existence of this spiritually dangerous group. Cherry picking one document in which (so you claim) there is no prohibition of membership does not make your claim true.

      Also, claiming membership with the approval of your priest makes you either a liar or your so-called priest a disobedient heretic. No priest has authority to grant “permission” to join the Masons.

      Frankly, it appears that you are a shill who lies throughout your post. You are no Catholic, but if you are, then sadly you are ignorant of your faith – and still a liar.

    2. Stephen Allen – obviously you do not understand what a catechism is. If you did, you would not say what you said. This is proof that you do not understand the church’s teaching, and that you have a very, very bad priest. Now, I do not support the various conspiracy theories about the masons and the church, but you are off base if you think freemasonry is totally OK. No doubt they band together to do good works, but the deeper you get into it, the more they make you reject the Catholic church

  6. Indeed, no Catholic should have anything to do with Masons.
    To the extent however that some people believe that the Masons are still active, at least in a highly coordinated fashion, in undermining the Church, and the Vatican more specifically, suffer from a lack of evidence.
    An analogy might be the Mafia–once potent, no longer so.
    A few individuals in the Vatican who are Masons?
    Perhaps, but where’s the evidence of a latter-day, highly organized network of them? I don’t know of any Vaticanistas who would take claims about a current network of them that seriously.
    Speculation about this just distracts from the much more important point that Masonic ideology is just one epiphenomenon among a very large, complicated, complexus forces of individualistic, relativizing forces and influences that emanated from the Enlightenment. It’s just not accurate to say that a secret society cuts much explanatory ice in accounting for the current crisis, regardless whatever role it played a long time ago.
    Also, speculation about current day activity of Masons in the Church discredits serious critiques of the crisis conditions created by this pontificate, including its failure to police the sexual abuse crisis.

    1. Please explain what are the main principles or teaching of Masonry. Do you consider anything spiritually admirable? Is sexual freedom ,one teaching

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