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Pope Said Freemasonry is Satanism

June 20, 2023

leo-xiii.jpgLeft, Leo XIII (Pope from 1878-1903)

Until Freemasons took over the Papacy,
many Catholic popes condemned the cult
as a mortal threat.

In 1902, Pope Leo XIII said the aim of Freemasonry
is "to exercise an occult  overlordship upon society;
[its] sole raison d'etre is to wage war against God and His church."
 Modern history and the New World Order are the product of  Masonic propaganda and subterfuge.
 Obama, the Bushes, Clinton are all Freemasons. Communism, Socialism, Liberalism, Zionism are branches of Freemasonry.  

Abridged from a traditional Catholic website
unambiguously called "Destroy Freemasonry"
Originally Posted Feb 2, 2012 & Nov. 27, 2014

Addressing the Church April 20, 1884, Pope Leo XIII published his magnificent Encyclical "Humanum Genus."

Taking up Saint Augustine's analogy of the two cities which on earth constitute the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Satan, the Pontiff reviews the progress of Freemasonry and writes:

"It is now [public knowledge] that [Freemasons] undertake to ruin the Holy Church, so as to succeed, if it is possible, in the complete dispossession of Christian nations of all the gifts they owe to Our Savior Jesus Christ.

"As a result, in the space of a century and a half, the sect of the Freemasons has made incredible progress. Making use ... of audacity and cunning, Masonry has invaded all the ranks of social hierarchy, and in the modern States it has begun to seize a power which is almost equivalent to Sovereignty.

Leo XIII refers frequently to the hypocrisy which is the basis of "White Freemasonry" and mentions its revolutionary aims which turns it into "Red Masonry."

This Encyclical most strikingly reveals the triple Masonic character, namely:


obamamason1.jpg(Left, Obama and most of our political elite are Masons, a branch of Illuminati)

1. Counter Morality

"It aims at the complete destruction of the foundations of justice and honesty. In this way Freemasons make themselves the auxiliaries of those who wish that, like an animal, man had no other rule of conduct than his own desires -- Such a scheme can only dishonor human kind and ignominiously cast him into perdition."

" Laying this down, they care little for duties to God, or pervert them by erroneous and vague opinions. For they deny that anything has been taught by God; they allow no dogma of religion or truth which cannot be understood by the human intelligence, nor any teacher who ought to be believed by reason of his authority."

2. Counter State

Pope Leo XIII foresaw that Freemasonry would soon form the Super State [i.e. world government]. [Whence] there was issued the Masonic dogma of separation of Church and State; thence, issued also the anti-religious laws which Brother Bethmont, [a Freemason explained as follows:]

"Violence against the Church leads nowhere, we shall use other means. We shall organize a persecution which shall be both clever and legal; we shall surround the Church with a network of laws, decrees and ordinances which will stifle it without shedding one drop of blood."

Who, may I ask, is making those closely woven nets of laws, decrees and ordinances? The State, of course, but it is a Masonic State, an irreligious State under the power of a Super State which at the present moment is the Ruler of the World.

It is with a feeling of fear that one brings to mind the death sentence pronounced against humanity in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

"When we introduced into the State organism the poison of Liberalism its whole political complexion underwent a change. States have been seized with a mortal illness -- blood poisoning. All that remains is to await the end of their death agony."

That Super State is called Judeo-Masonry.

3. Counter Church

handshale.jpg(left, Tony Blair fondles Benedict XVI's knuckle)

Lastly, Leo XIII concludes by unmasking the Satanism of Judeo-Masonry:

"The facts which we have reviewed throw sufficient light upon inner constitution of Freemasons and show clearly the road they are following in order to reach their goal. Their chief dogmas are so completely and manifestly opposed to sane reason that it is difficult to imagine deeper perversion. In reality, is it not the peak of madness and of the most audacious impiety to be so presumptuous as to want to destroy the religion and the Church created by God Himself: and assured of His perpetual protection; and after 18 centuries to want to replace it with the customs and institutions of pagans?"

"Still no less horrible nor easy to bear to witness the repudiation of those gifts which, in His mercy, Jesus Christ bestowed first on individuals, then to human beings grouped both in families and in nations. Even the enemies of Christianity acknowledge the supreme value of those gifts.

"There is no denying that in this foolish and criminal plan it is easy to understand the implacable hatred and passion for revenge which animate Satan toward Jesus Christ. We refuse to follow the dictates of such iniquitous masters that bear the names of Satan and of all evil passions."


Complete Text of Genus Humanum
Catholics Recognized Threat Posed by Freemasonry
Other Popes and Masons on Freemasonry
Makow - Freemasonry- Mankind's Deathwish
(Review of Juri Lina's Architects of Deception)
----------Kolbe- Freemasonry is a Jewish Proxy
--------- "The Aim of Freemasonry is the Triumph of Communism"

First Comment from Dan:

Pecci was sixty eight years old when he was elected pope in 1878.  He wrote 85 encyclicals.  Humanum Genus was #14, published in 1884.  

Vincenzo Pecci (Leo XIII) was one of seven brothers born of an ancient Italian noble family residing near Rome. His brother Giuseppe became a Holy Order Jesuit priest, Vincenzo joined the secular clergy, specializing in law and politics.  At 27 he was appointed by Pope Gregory XVI as a papal prelate.  (That's something like a West Point graduate being made an attache to the General Chiefs of Staff upon graduation).   The pope then made Monsignor Pecci the legate (provincial administrator) of  Benevento.  In those days the post of legate in the Papal States had civil authority.  The situation in the province was similar to the Mexican Mafia wars in Nueva Laredo and Juarez.  Pecci arrested powerful kingpins and administered a successful military crackdown on thugs. With order restored, he reformed local taxes to restore normal trade between neighboring provinces.

Humanum Genus takes on a fuller dimension when you know that the future Leo XIII was already an Archbishop when the
'Revolutions of 1848' broke out across Europe.  Also dubbed the 'Springtime of the Peoples' these upheavals of riots and assassinations were fomented through the Jacobin lodges of Freemasonry. [1]   He lived through Garibaldi's openly Masonic war on Vatican,  [2] and the end of the temporal power of the Papal States. 

He also lived through the First Vatican Council.  (Whenever the Roman Catholic Church lost serious concessions of power they called a Council to get their act together.  The previous big council was Trent in the 16th century, in response to the Protestant Reformation).

It helps to know Leo XIII's full story before reading Humanum Genus.  In his era, International Freemasonry had pulled out all the stops to destroy the Roman Catholic Church.   It wasn't until Garibaldi found the Roman Church still too embedded in Western civilization's institutions, not to mention the vast numbers of the faithful throughout the world.   That's when Mazzini drafted 'plan b'.  We have that document today, it's called Alta Vendita.[3] It details a long term business plan to infiltrate the Roman Catholic clergy, to eventually take control of it, and turn it into a tool of Freemasonry.  

I know some readers are Catholics who've been studying these things, and the question for them isn't "if" Freemasonry hijacked the Catholic Church, it's a question of "WHEN".   Well, we know for sure from Bella Dodd's testimony at the McCarthy Hearings in 1953 that the Communist Party USA funded at least 1000 subversives into the seminaries during the 1930's who were to be given every manner of support fair and foul (including blackmail) to rise to highest ranks of the Episcopate.[4]

But Freemasonry was in the Vatican many years before that.  Over a century ago, at least.

The late Canon lawyer, Monsignor Gregory Hesse (once Secretary to Cardinal Stickler at the Vatican), said that Pope Leo's own Secretariat of State was later rumored to have founded his own irregular Masonic lodge inside the Vatican.  He was Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro [5], a lodge connected to Theodor Reusse's Ordo Templi Orientis, the year before Crowley took it over.

Also, Freemasonry in the Life and Times of Pius IX


[3] The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita

[4] CPUSA Leader, Dr Bella Dodd's testimony, House Unamerican Activities Committee, 1953.

[5] Fr. Hesse on the Papacy & the Crisis in the Church

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Pope Said Freemasonry is Satanism"

David Livingstone said (November 30, 2014):

Curiously, Leo XIII’s secretary of state of Cardinal Rampolla, who was widely suspected of being a freemason, was listed among the leading lights of Crowley’s OTO, in the order's Liber LII: Manifesto of the OTO.

Leo XIII had issued one the most profound condemnations of Freemasonry, the encyclical Humanum Genus in 1884. Like Pope Pius IX before him, Leo XIII requested the publication of the Alta Vendita, a text purportedly produced by the highest lodge of the Italian Carbonar, which had been led by Mazzini, who was the reputed successor to Weishaupt as head of the Illuminati.

The Alta Vendita was first published by Jacques Crétineau-Joly in The Church and the Revolution. Astoundingly, the document details a Masonic plot to infiltrate the Catholic Church and ultimately install a pope of their own, warning though that it might take as long as a century to achieve. The pamphlet was popularised in the English-speaking world by Monsignor George F. Dillon in 1885 with his book the War of Anti-Christ with the Church and Christian Civilization.

However, when Leo XIII died in 1903, it was widely expected that Rampolla would be elected pope. His candidacy gained momentum until the last moment when the Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph I, imposed the veto Jus exclusivae during the Conclave. Craig Heimbichner, writing in the August 2003 Catholic Family News, states that Monsignor Jouin is said to have intervened personally with Emperor Franz Joseph to ask for the Jus exclusivae to be invoked, having procured some evidence that Cardinal Rampolla had at least a close affinity with the Freemasons.

Anna said (November 30, 2014):

As a Roman Catholic, I’m sick and tired of Protestants calling me an idol worshiper, daughter of the harlot of Babylon and so on. I used to not mind, but nowadays I feel to urge to defend my faith.

First of all, the world only knows Jesus because of the Catholic Church who wrote the Bible. Would it spread the word of our Lord if the Catholic Church were a branch of freemasonry as a lot of people love to say? Of course not. Is the church ruled by the devil using a clergy full with Freemasons? Of course it is, and every -real- Catholics know that Francis is the anti pope, which has been prophesied several times.

But, it really doesn’t matter, until the Holy Masses keep the blood of Jesus through the Holy Communion being offered in order to save the world for its sins. That’s the main reason why the devil and his freemasonry hate Catholics so much. They can conquer the world but they will never be saved by the most powerful thing in the whole universe, the blood of Jesus Christ.

Kristine said (November 28, 2014):

Pope calling freemasonry satanic – is like the luciferian choir director preaching to the satanic singers (pot calling the kettle black).

The hegelian dialectic is effective because people are irresistibly drawn toward choosing either one of two equally demonic parties through deception – which includes blatant pathological lying, stealth, hood-winking, con artistry etc. etc. etc.

Only the love of and search for the truth can save you – through Jesus Christ. So simple and yet so complicated by the subterfuge of those who seek to defy God and lead believers in Him to eternal damnation.

In Catholicism the pope usurps the position of God and requires the worship of idols – Mary/Isis along with myriad others. Where is Jesus in this mix? Still dead on the cross.

Open your eyes people, seek truth and pursue it and do not trust put your trust in "heroes", movie "stars" and popes who are devils in disguise. Worship God, do not idolize man.

Bill S said (November 28, 2014):

I read your recent articles Pope Said Freemasonry is Satanism and What If America Declared Itself Christian? with interest. I noticed that several commentators believe that the Protestant Reformation was a Jewish or Freemason plot to undermine the True Church. I was a "born-again" evangelical Christian from 1978-2000 (22 years). This is the first time I have ever heard such a claim. While it is certainly possible, I am currently in a state of cognitive dissonance. All I ever wanted was to know God and live the abundant life He intended for me live. The Gospel of grace thru faith in Christ Jesus promised that Life. While I never really achieved that life (in this world) - and eventually my faith faded away due to disappointment - the idea that the Catholic Church of pagan Constantine is the True Church sounds ridiculous to my mind. Luther, Zwingli and Calvin were heroic Reformers of a corrupt institution. Their followers - true believers - paid the ultimate price when the Satanic Catholics launched the Inquisition (Counter Reformation). Catholics fighting Freemasons DOES seem like an intramural Satanic scrimmage to me.

Richard said (November 27, 2014):

Hi Henry, regarding the Leo XIII Pope, he was the one who had a horrific dream/vision about Satan and the church. He realized that it was a force to be reckoned with. He passed an edict that the St Michaels the Archangels prayer be said at the end of every Mass. It was but in modern time, even my Catholic childhood of the 50's I do not remember this being done.

The St Michaels prayer is a fervent appeal for that Archangel to prevail against Satan and his forces. It is said frequently at exorcisms. We said it often in daily school prayers.
I like your website and visit it often, it is a treasure of info especially about Russia and its being part of the now.

Tony B said (November 27, 2014):

Excellent, Henry.

Have you noticed yet how vicious protestants become against Catholicism as opposed to Catholics in general simply giving the facts? I grew up with this on the protester side. It's constantly, albeit cleverly, drummed into every protestant from day one - mostly through their (every one) Jewish owned publishing houses. So the protestants mostly do it out of ignorance but it is willful ignorance. Maybe even lazy ignorance. They never investigate on their own, don't even read the bibles they swear by, they just take the published handouts for gospel.

Cliff Shack said (February 3, 2012):

dare say that the Vatican had been infiltrated by the Davidic crypto-Jews controlling Freemasonry. Leo's words remind me of Hitler's rhetoric against international Jewish bankers who were his controllers.

The crypto-Davidians, like the Freemasons always leave tell-tale clues in the form of open secrets if you understand their basic symbolism. Take ole Leo for example. Leo is the lion. Not just any lion. The lion of Judah aka David. Does David reign over the church through his descendants? Wasn't the church begun by a son of David? It should come as no surprise that the sons of David have claimed the papal throne as their own.

Mark said (February 3, 2012):

In reply to Martin, below re. pot calling kettle black.

The church is controlled by freemasons and the love of God is not that of the creator, but that of Gold, Oil and Drugs. I am not denying in the past that the church was corrupt but within, there were many good men and women who sought to help and other, whom, like many in life were incapable of speaking out for fear of danger to them and their loved ones. Remember the Godfather part III? Remember the pope who was removed because he was going to do something about the corruption? How many people do we know of (and don't) who have met with the same situation?

Within all establishments there are inner and outer circles. The outer circle is the lies for the masses. The inner circle is the control mechanism and most certainly occult, very probably Satanic. The inner is the esoteric and the outer the exoteric. How can people do anything about a situation if they are ignorant to its danger? This is the reality of the world we live in, in all walks of life. As I have already said, people are simply removed who pose a threat to the heavily guarded inner circle that controls reality for all.

Christine said (February 3, 2012):

Thanks for the excellent article on Freemasonry. You may wish to remind your readers that Achille Cardinal Lienart of Lille, France, was one of the leaders of Vatican II. On his deathbed in 1973, he confessed to being a 33rd degree Freemason and gave his confessor permission to publish his remarks.

He also admitted that changes to the Sacraments make them invalid, which means no grace is transmitted. Lienart said that the purpose of changing the Sacraments at Vatican II was to destroy the Mass, Priesthood, and Apostolic Succession. See:

Cardinal Admits His Participation in a Freemasonic Plot at Vatican II to Destroy the Mass
Achille Lienart Declared on His Deathbed that He Was a Freemason Executing the Lodge's Plan

Martin said (February 3, 2012):

This is the pot calling the kettle black.

TC said (February 3, 2012):

In defense of our friends and neighbors who have been drawn into Freemasonry, I must say that most of them are probably unaware of it's true nature.


Mark said (February 3, 2012):

It's (should be) obvious to all who read you, others like you and who have fallen down the rabbit hole, that Freemasonry is most certainly an organization to obliterate humanity as we know it and create a hell on earth. The only chance that the good people of this world have is to utterly demolish freemasonry and any other secret organization that seeks to impose its will upon the people.

The simple answer to the above is to have no government, banking or law structure whatsoever and allow people to live under the god given liberty they were born with and to be free humans on this earth.

Government controls.
Banking controls.
Law controls.

Now there will be many who say that religion controls, when in reality, one man's belief in his god is his own and needs no place of worship to respect that. People who are controlled by religion are simply not following that religion correctly.

It is completely and utterly absurd that like the many Zionists in the American government, who have dual citizenship to Israel, there should be Freemasons within our establishments. A slave cannot have two masters and it's apparent to all who know that Freemasons do as they're told from their superior masons and if push comes to shove, the brotherhood, will always be followed and obeyed before any other. And yet, nothing is done about this? It is understandable why, considering that the media, the judiciary, the government, the councils, the major establishments and security forces are all controlled by freemasonry.

Liberty is the freedom to live one's life as one chooses and it is no one else's right to tell us whom we should follow, partner with, associate with, employ or love. The only true society that humanity should live under is that which establishes each one as an individual to take personal responsibility for their actions.

The moment you give power to another over you, regardless how trivial, is the day you allow yourself to become a slave. That society that I am of course talking about is one that has no law, other than that of our creator, no government, no banking system, no secret society and of course no control over anyone. I am of course speaking of none other than anarchy, for that is and always will be the only true liberty loving way of life that is and will ever exist.

Laim said (February 3, 2012):

i totally agree with this article and for once it is good to see a person not catholic bashing most people get confused (nearly all protestants who many of their nwo pastors are masons) and think the modern church ala Vatican II popes are actually the catholic church, which they are not.

I knew all about the new world order from 1999 but of the catholic church and the anti-christ masonic jewish popes only from 2008.

i have confronted two priests and a bishop (who was young but retired) and i would not even describe them as remotely catholic or Christian in my wildest dreams.

all the so called anti-catholic rhetoric was actually true in the present churches case. the church has had Freemasons inside getting stronger and stronger for 100 years , let us not forget they had been planning the downfall of Russia (to kill the czar) for over 100 years before it happened. One thing which always confuses me, the European royals many of whom were masons if all the stories were true were dupes in their own demise. i can only assume they to were deceived and like the film the godfather where the mafia leaders meet in the bank-managers boardroom. they work together but acknowledge that they would gladly kill each other for the power. the losers are usually integrated into different roles as in Europe post ww1 were they germans became nazis although he kieser abdicated (fool lost big time).

thanks for the article , things I imagine are even complicated for the satanists, god gave satan 100 years of power ND ITS COMING TO AN END BUT SATAN WILL NOT go quietly.

i am originally from northern Ireland and the masonic orange order once in power causes non stop trouble and hatred, as can be seen (they are in the south but not in power and march as they want with no trouble).

as usual very thoughtful and interesting research.

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