I cannot help you personally but I would warn you about such a line of enquiry here. Please read my post and take it very seriously.
I was told that freemasonry was absolutely forbidden by Rome. Was shown a document allegedly drawn up by the present Pope when he was advisor to JP 2. Was specifically told that ‘any catholic who becomes a freemason is not eligible to receive communion, is excommunicated and is a heretic’!. SEE POSTS HERE.
I was also told Freemasonry is an alternative religion which does not believe in the Christian God.
A sacristan who is a freemason. I was advised to tell him of his error. I did and he more-or-less tell me where to go. On the advice of those herein, put it about that he was an excommunicated heretic and a devil worshipper. He is now seeking legal redress as he alleges I have damaged his reputation and his employment
I have sort advice from a canon lawyer who has categorically stated the document I was shown carries no weight. Rome does not encourage freemasonry but freemason catholics are NOT exommunicated, heretic or debarred from the Sacrament. Said something about etwwin here which is very conservative Catholic? Dont really understand what that means!
My own legal advice has told me ‘evidence from heresay obtained at an internet forum will not stand up if it goes to court’.
Furthermore, the sacristan showed me inside his local temple. There is a big carpet hangng down a very high wall. ON it is a ladder ascending from earth to heaven. On it is a triangle of the triune God. At the head of creation are the letters IHS. Not sure what they mean but am told it is representative of Christ. I feel really stupid now :mad:
The moral is there are some fantastic people here but do not take seriously anything they tell you, particularly in respect of freemasonry. It just does not stand up