Wherein blogs an unflinching Fr Z:
One of the main functions of the Church is to say “no”.
In saying “no” by the Ten Commandments, God the Father was not simply trying to ruin what would have otherwise been a good time in life. He said “no” because, after the Fall, we tend to hurt ourselves. Similarly, Holy Church, having Christ’s own authority to teach and govern, say “no” to things we do – or think- that actually hurt us rather than “free” us.
One of the things that hurt us, to which the Church says “no” is being a Freemason.
NO! If you are Catholic you may NOT be a Mason…
Indeed, Freemasonry is quite simply:
Incompatible with Christian faith and practice.