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Is my friend barred from joining the Church because he is a Freemason?

Is my friend barred from joining the Church because he is a Freemason?

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My Freemason friend wants to become Catholic but is under the impression that he can’t because of his status as a Freemason. Is this true?

Answer

If he wants to denounce his masonic association, he can become Catholic. Because the Church prohibits any Catholic from involving with freemasonry, so remaining a mason means he cannot become Catholic. There are many reasons the two are incompatible. Read this post for more clarity.

The Church has long stated that:

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

Declaration on Masonic Associations

Is my friend barred from joining the Church because he is a Freemason?

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12 Comments

  1. According to your logic, that clearly explains why the Pope/Cardinals/Priests have closed meeting about the children they have been abusing doesnt it, IF they had nothing to hide, yadda yadda,
    Come on cant have it both ways….

  2. According to your logic, that clearly explains why the Pope/Cardinals/Priests have closed meeting about the children they have been abusing doesnt it, IF they had nothing to hide, yadda yadda,
    Come on cant have it both ways….

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