An Australian bishop moved his offices into a former Masonic lodge. Is there any plausible reason why he would do such a thing? Now it is somewhat strange for a Catholic institution to take over a …More
An Australian bishop moved his offices into a former Masonic lodge. Is there any plausible reason why he would do such a thing?

Now it is somewhat strange for a Catholic institution to take over a Masonic temple – especially in these days when our bishops seem only too willing to “dialogue and accompany” the Masons. In fact, there could be one of only three reasons why a bishop would make this decision:

1. Extreme piety: despite exorcists claiming that it is sometimes impossible to cleanse a geographical site from demonic influence, the bishop is confident that he can enlist all the powers of the Church (exorcism, prayers of liberation, sacramentals, Masses) to free the site and use it to further the mission of the Church.

2. Ignorance: the bishop’s formation was so dumbed-down that he sees Masonry as no threat to Catholicism; he thinks it’s nothing more than a social club for men intent on growing their virtues.

3. He is a Mason and wants to access the power that comes from the dual processes of mocking God (by moving Church offices into a former temple) and of tapping into the rituals that have been performed there.


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GTVisrockin
I'm sure he feels quite @ home.
Ultraviolet
Where was The Vatican City built? Who famously and formerly owned that property? ;-)
Scapular
Bureaucratically diabolically disorientated shadow church has to much money!
mccallansteve
Maybe the bishop feels at home there
Live Mike
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, 4 December 2019
Yet another member of "the Brotherhood of the Pectoral Cross"
Jan Joseph
Erg onnozel van deze bisschop.