Orginisations prohibited by the Catholic church


#1

Does anyone have a complete list of organisations prohibited by the Catholic church?


#2

What do you mean “organisations prohibited by the Catholic church?” A list of organizations Catholics are prohibited from being a part of?

SK


#3

Yup.


#4

I think the Masons are one of them.


#5

Yeah, the masons are on, as are occult groups (obviously).


#6

I don’t think there’s an official list, dude. It’s pretty much just a matter of common sense.

:wink:

SK


#7

I think their is at least a partial list.


#8

From New Advent:

B]It may be well, therefore, to state that no Catholic is allowed, as a member of any society whatever, to take an oath of blind and unlimited obedience; or promise secrecy of such a nature that, if circumstances require it, he may not reveal certain things to the lawful ecclesiastical or civil authorities; or join in a ritual which would be equivalent to sectarian worship (see SOCIETIES, SECRET).

Even when a society is **founded by Catholics **or is constituted principally of Catholics, it is **possible for it to degenerate into a harmful organization **and call for the intervention of the authority of the Church. Such was the fate of the once brilliant and meritorious French society “Le Sillon,” which was condemned by Pius X (25 Aug., 1910).

We have our bishops to help with this. For example, groups like Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, etc. are groups which some bishops discourage the faithful from joining; some bishops have gone so far as to discipline members in their dioceses. But usually the putative “Catholic” groups are a different story and require different treatment from the secret societies (such as the Freemasons) which are non-Catholic in origin and involve, explicitly, as part of the requirements of membership, taking oaths or doing other things which directly contradict Church teachings.


#9

Freemasonry is one such organization and organizations which are anti-Catholic, for another, quasi-church organizations or fraternities not recognized by the Church, and all occult organizations such as Rosicrucians, Theosophical Society, etc.


#10

The Party of Death


#11

To Pete:

Yeah, like Tantum says, the bishops will occasionally speak out against a group here or a group there when they find it necessary, but I’m all but positive there is no “master list” sitting around anywhere, like there used to be a list of “banned books”. (Maybe that’s the list you were thinking of???)

shrug

SK


#12

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