Monday, October 6, 2008

On the Pretended Enmity Between Rome and Freemasonry

Also see:

Fremasonry Lets America Down
Washington, D.C.'s Monumental Indicator

From Oliver in Germany:
Hi Troy,

you might find this useful in your ongoing discussion with Mr. Guy Stair Santy. It's just a collection of quotes from different sources, mainly books, that might help clearing up the pretended enmity between the RCC and Freemasonry. Might come in handy in the future too :)

Best regards,


A subtle provision in Vox clamantis transferred most Templar estates to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, who took possession after King Philip's death. In Germany and Austria, the Templars became ‚Rosicrucians’ and ‚Teutonic Knights.’ The Teutonic Knights grew strong in Mainz, birthplace of Gutenberg's press. Six centuries later, as the ‚Teutonic Order,’ the Knights would provide the nucleus of Adolf Hitler's political support in Munich and Vienna.

The Edinburgh lodge would become the headquarters of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, which Masonic historians call ‚American Freemasonry’ because all but five of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are said to have practiced its craft.

In Spain andPortugal the Templars became the ‚Illuminati’ in whom Iñigo had taken membership at Manresa, and ‚Knights of Christ.’ It was under the red pattée cross of the Knights of Christ that Columbus had taken possession of what he called ‚las Indias’ for King Ferdinand V of Spain, grandfather of Iñigo's discreet patron, Charles I and V, the Holy Roman Emperor. As early as August of 1523, as I hypothesized in the previous chapter, this vast yet fragmented subterranean empire – Roman Catholizism's unseen root-system binding together the world – belonged to Iñigo de Loyola. His spiritual dynasty, which continues to this day, would use this system to cause God-fearing men who hated the papacy to perform, without realizing it, exactly how the papacy wanted them to.”


"...The Inquisition's effect, of course, was to send the more resourceful of the heretics, Protestants and Liberals’ who escaped torture or execution scurrying underground, or into the burgeoning world of commerce, or into regions where Protestant civil authorities kept Inquisitors at bay. Yearning for a less intrusive religious experience, they joined attractive philosophical fraternities where they could speak freely against Roman Catholizism. For this ostensible reason, these fraternities or cults or lodges operated in secrecy. In fact, they were the remnants of the Templar network – Rosicrucians, Teutonic Knights, the numerous and various rites of Freemasonry. Like the Templars and the Jesuits, they were religious hierarchies of strict obedience. They differed from the Jesuits, however, in that their pyramid culminated in an ultimate authority no brother could identify with certainty. The highest master of a Lodge received commandments from an ‚Unknown Superior,’ a Superior whose will the master's whole struggle up the degrees had trained him to obey without question. What the masters never realized was that this mysterious personage, as we shall examine in more detail later, was in fact none other than the Black Pope.”


Freemasonry was the natural, the reasonable, the only intelligent way for the Roman Catholic Church to control (a) the ongoing affront of Protestantism, (b) the increase in ‚divine right’ kings heading their own national churches independent of Vatican control, and (c) the incredible explosion of international mercantilism. [...] The Jesuit General is the disembodied eye substitutin for the pyramid's missing capstone, the stone the builders rejected. [...] Both Freemasonry and the Society of Jesus are (a) humanist religious orders, (b) secretive, (c) fraternal, (d) socially conscientious and politically active – questing, like Aeneas, the prototypical Roman, for the greatest good for the greatest number. Both orders (e) hold Tradition, Reason, and Experience in equal if not greater esteem than the Bible, (f) employ carefully structured programs of gnostic visualization to achieve an ever-increasing knowledge of the divine, (g) condone ‚the end justifies the means,’ and (h) require absolute obedience, secured by blood oath, to a hierarchy of superiors culminating in the Jesuit General, whose orders are so wisely suited to the recipient that they are obeyed as though willed by the recipient himself.”

Tupper Saussy: „Rulers Of Evil”, pages 40-41, 58-59, 120-121

„Mathew Ramsey, a Scotch gentleman, and writer on the subject, believed that Freemasonry had its origin with the Knights Templar.

Between the date of its inception at Jerusalem, in 1118 and 1314, the Order of Knights Templars had become a powerful and wealthy organization. They recognized allegiance to no power above that Church, of which the Pope was the recognized head.”

Anthony W. Ivins: „The Relationship of ‚Mormonism’ and Freemasonry” , 1934

„It is curious to note too that most of the bodies which work these, such as the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Rite of Avignon, the Order of the Temple, Fessler's Rite, the ‚Grand Council of the Emperors of the East and West -- Sovereign Prince Masons,’ etc., etc., are nearly all the offspring of the sons of Ignatius Loyola. The Baron Hundt, Chevalier Ramsay, Tschoudy, Zinnendorf, and numerous others who founded the grades in these rites, worked under instructions from the General of the Jesuits. The nest where these high degrees were hatched, and no Masonic rite is free from their baleful influence more or less, was the Jesuit College of Clermont at Paris.”

Letter of the Freemason/Theosophist Charles Sotheran to the New York Press Club, 11th of January 1877

„It's just like Freemasonry. The lower have no idea that the High Shriner Freemasons are working for the Jesuit General. They think that they're just doing works and being good people. But the bottom line is that the high-level Freemasons are subject, also, to the Jesuit General because the Jesuit General, with Fredrick the Great, wrote the High Degrees, the last 8 Degrees, of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry when Fredrick protected them when they were suppressed by the Pope in 1773.

So, you have the alignment with the Jesuit Order and the most powerful Freemason they had in the craft, Fredrick the Great, during their suppression. That is an irrefutable conclusion. And then, when you see the Napoleonic Wars, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars carried out by Freemasonry, everything Napoleon did, and the Jacobins, whatever they did, completely benefited the Jesuit Order.”

Eric Jon Phelps, Spectrum magazine interview

„The Jesuits wrote the first 25 rites of Scottish Freemasonry in then College de Clermont in Paris in 1754”

„Chevalier de Bonneville formed a chapter of twenty-five Degrees of the so-called High-Degrees in the College of Jesuits of Clermont, in Paris in 1754. The adherents of the House of Stuart had made the college of Clermont their asylum, they being mostly Scotchmen. One of these Degrees being the ‚Scottish Master,’ the new body organized in Charleston, S.C., in 1801, gave the name of Scottish Rite to these Degrees, which name ever since that time has characterized the Rite all over the world.”

William Peterson: „Ask Me Another, Brother”

„There are still old ladies, male and female, about the country, who will tell you, with grim gravity that, if you trace up Masonry, through all its Orders, till you come to the grand tip-top, head Mason of the World, you will discover that the dread individual and the Chief of the Society of Jesus are one and the same person!”

James Parton, American Historian: „The Life of Horace Greeley”, 1855

„There is considerable analogy between Masonic and Jesuitic degrees; and the Jesuits also tread down the shoe and bare the knee, because Ignatius Loyola thus presented himself at Rome and asked for the confirmation of the order.”

Heckethorn, English Historian: „Secret Societies of all Ages and Countries”, 1900

„This inner and invisible Freemasonry is international in extent, and it is within the Inner Circle that the Jesuits conceal themselves, work, and mastermind the projects that suit their goals.”

„Without exception, every chief actor in the French Revolution [1789-1799] was either Jesuit-educated, a Catholic prelate, or a member of the Illuminati Order where within the Jacobin Club they would come together to conspire and carry out the ‚Great Work’ – which in the open system of the Jacobins was the reflection of the complete hidden system of the Illuminati – and in back of the Illuminati were the hidden Jesuit ‚masters’.”

„The truth is that the Jesuits of Rome have perfected Freemasonry to be their most magnificent and effectiv tool, accomplishing their purposes among Protestants”.

John Daniel: „The Grand Design Exposed”, pages 170, 212-213, 302

"Freemasonry is another branch of the Babylonian Mysteries, which has survived under different names from the time of the fall of open pagan worship in the 5th century. …Freemasonry is just as ripe for manipulation by the Jesuits and the Church of Rome, that it may be used for the purposes of Rome, as any Protestant denomination. …In Britain and the USA, Freemasonry appears as a ‚Christian’ organization. However, this is a most dangerous pretense, for the true god of Freemasonry is Lucifer, who is Satan appearing as an angel of light. …Both Freemasonry and the Church of Rome [at their highest levels] worship the same god… Masonic ceremonies implicitly deny the sufficiency of Scripture. …[Freemasonry] is particularly strong in many Baptist churches in the USA… Those in the lower levels of Freemasonry know nothing about the higher and even more secretive degrees.”

I. A. Sadler: „Mystery, Babylon the Great”, 2003; pages 175-181

"The higher I went in the Jesuit Order, the more corruption I saw within the institution. I was invited to attend a secret black mass by high-ranking Jesuits [including Superior General Pedro Arrupe] in a monastery in the northern part of Spain. When I knelt to kiss the ring of a high official, I saw a symbol on that ring that made my blood run cold. It was a Masonic symbol [the compass and the square]! A thing I hated and I had been told to fight against it... I found out the Jesuit General was also a Mason and a member of the Communist Party in Spain."

Alberto Rivera, Spanish Ex-Jesuit: „The Godfathers”, 1979

And two sources in German [need to be translated]:

„Auch jene Erkenntnis, von der ich schon geschrieben habe, daß in den obersten Etagen der höchsten Logen und Orden die Unterschiede von Konfessionen und politischen Ansichten verschwinden, wird von ihm bestätigt: ‚Mögen sich auf den unteren Ebenen Freimaurerei und Jesuitismus und damit der Katholizismus noch so sehr bekämpfen, in ihren obersten Spitzen stimmen beide überein, mag das noch so abwegig erscheinen.... Nunmehr trat Kardinal Wojtyla als Papst Johannes Paul II. sein Amt in Rom an. Er erhielt von der gesamten freimaurerischen Weltpresse überschwengliche begeisterte Zustimmung und hob mit Wirkung des 27.11.1983 (Beginn des Kirchenjahres und 1. Advent) die im Codex luris Canonici weltweit ausgesprochene Exkommunikation der Freimaurer auf.’ [Heinz Pfeifer: „Brüder des Schattens”, S. 234,236]”

Dieter Rüggeberg: „Geheimpolitik - Der Fahrplan zur Weltherrschaft”

„Daher haben Sie sowohl im Jesuitismus wie im Freimaurertum eine Fortsetzung derselben Zeremonien bei den Einweihungen wie in den alten Strömungen. Die Einweihung der Kirche im Jesuitismus hat die vier Grade: coadjutores temporales, scholares, coadjutores spirituales, professi. Die Grade der Einweihung in der eigentlichen okkulten Freimaurerei sind ähnlich. Sie laufen einander parallel.”

Rudolf Steiner: „Die Tempelgrade und die goldene Legende

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