I registered with the sole purpose of commenting on this thread. I am currently researching the link between the k of c and the freemasons, from my
personal experiences with both. I have also communicated with John Salza.
I initially contacted John because I saw where he was writing books and giving talks on the evils of Freemasonry, and decided to e-mail him and find
out- how he could do that, and at the same time attend and defend a church that has a "secret society" of it's own. His answer and reality are
blowing my mind.
I was Roman Catholic my entire life (I'm 48), and was in the Knights of Columbus for over 20 years. I knew the RCC forbade membership in the masons,
so I researched them. the first thing I found was a site outlining thier rituals-
Mind you, I believe in the Bible, absolutely. I read it for myself, and pray for guidance, myself. Not what somebody else twist it to mean, but for
myself. The thing about Freemasonry that I noticed that I was convicted about, was the first three degrees. You have to kneel in front of an altar,
with a Bible on it, with a compass and square on top of it, with a man termed your "Worshipful Master" standing behind it. Point blank wrong to me
off the bat. "You shall worship the Lord your God. Him alone shall you adore". "Worshipful Master" title plainly transgresses that. Also in the
third degree, you fall into a coffin, and are lifted out by other freemasons when you become a "Master Mason". Ignore the allagory, and you get-
death, burial, and ressurection-The very difinition of Baptism.
With all this in mind, I started to compare what the K of C was doing. You are led into a chamber blindfolded. You are told you may leave at that
point, and will be considered a stranger. After staying, you are whispered "secrecy" in your ear.You have to give an oath "on your honor as a
Catholic gentleman" not to reveal any rituals. The degree teams are in ritualistic robes. In the third degree, you kneel and are knighted (I was
Knighted by my father). In the fourth degree, in the hirearchy, there is an officer-"Supreme Master".
I resigned, and in my letter, stated "God is the only Supreme Master".
My family was then asked, by multiple sources in my church "Is he O.K.?"
I saw the video of John Salzar, and e-mailed him. He sent me this-
Mark, I have publicly exposed the Masonic influence of the KofC in my speeches and writings. But you can't judge the Church by judging the KofC. The
KofC has nothing to do with the Church. It is a fraternity only.
The Church and the world are in a state of crisis, but we cannot lose faith in Christ and His Catholic Church, which He established as the one and
only means of salvation. Be faithful to the sacraments and stay in grace. That is the only thing that matters.
Now, even though he is a speaker on a true subject, IMHO he denys that the very church he is implying is my only source of salvation, supports and
upholds and organization that transgresses Gods law as much as the Masons.
#1. IMHO- The world has fallen asleep.
#2.- I consider myself Christian, not Catholic (RCC), but catholic (universal). I will not be bullied by a bunch of people who base thier salvation on
thier traditions and works, Not on God. John Salzar needs to read the bible for himself, without blinders on.
Peace to you all-Me