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Leonardo Camilo wrote:

Hi, guys —

I noticed that a practicing Catholic here is also a Freemason. I don't know his degree of knowledge about Catholic doctrine. (I'm not close to him.) so I can't speak about the state of his soul.

I'm not approaching this with a pharisaic mind. I'm thinking that this is more than a sin of individual effects; that this is scandal and possibly sacrilege.

Taking that in mind, this leads to my question:

  • Do I have an obligation to tell my priest about it?


  { Do I have an obligation to tell my priest about a fellow Catholic who is also a Freemason? }

Eric replied:


I doubt that informing the priest will help. Priests don't generally take it upon themselves to correct their parishioners. Perhaps you might invite him to explain how he reconciles Freemasonry beliefs with his Catholicism and see if he understands the contradiction. (James 5:20):

20 whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

James 5:20


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