Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Freemasons are said to be ‘in a state of grave sin.’ Why?

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Warren's ringWarren's car insigiaWarren Packer is a 3rd-degree Freemason in his Manchester, CT, lodge. Here, he displays the ring and car insignia featuring the “square and compasses,” symbols harking back to medieval craft guilds. For reasons Packer says are incorrect, Pope Benedict has declared Freemasons to be in a “state of grave sin” and therefore unworthy to receive holy Communion.

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