I know little at all about the Free Masons, other than they are historically anti-Catholic and Catholics are not supposed to join.
The other night I rented and watched “National Treasure.” In the movie there is a great treasure accumulated by the Templar knights and eventually passed down to the Masons who were members of the group that became this country’s founding fathers. Is there any basis in fact to the claim that there is any kind of relationship between the Knights Templar and Masons? Or is this complete Hollywood fantasy? It seems rather strange to me that a military order of the Church would end up as an anti-Catholic fraternal organization. But as I said, I know so little about the Masons.
On a side note, are the Al Chymia Shriners related to the Masons?
Thanks, and God bless!