Tell Winnipeg’s Archbishop Gagnon not to offer the Catholic Mass in a Masonic Auditorium!

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UPDATE (06/07/23): Knights of Columbus cancels Mass at Masonic Auditorium!

We are delighted to confirm that the Archdiocese of Winnipeg called LifeSiteNews on Wednesday evening to confirm that the Knights of Columbus (KOC) have cancelled the Mass that was due to take place in the Masonic Auditorium on Sunday 9th July.

Thank you to the KOC, Archdiocese of Winnipeg and you who signed this LifePetition for helping to ensure that plan was halted. 

We continue to pray for the Freemasons and their return to the Faith.

Please read a full report from LifeSiteNews here


Original Petition:

Freemasonry is entirely incompatible with Christianity and the Catholic Faith, and explicitly contradicts the creed, dogmas, and doctrines of the Church.

And yet the Archbishop of Winnipeg Richard Gagnon has agreed to offer Mass in a building designed and used by Freemasons, underneath the notorious emblem of this anti-Catholic organization.

SIGN: Do NOT offend God by offering Mass in Manitoba’s Grand Masonic Lodge’s Auditorium!

The Knights of Columbus (KOC), who are organizing the Mass on Sunday 9th July, were actually established to oppose Masonic influences, and yet the KOC provinces in Manitoba and North Dakota are now attempting to connect the Catholic Faith with this atheistic movement. 

If a masonic ritual were to take place in a Catholic Church, it is mandatory that the church building be reconsecrated. The Masonic ritual is sacrilegious! Likewise, holding any Catholic liturgy in a building currently dedicated to Freemasonry would be equally sacrilegious.

Membership in Masonry is an excommunicable sin for a Catholic. You cannot be a Catholic and a Mason, and those claiming to be both separate themselves from the Church.

SIGN: Tell the Knights of Columbus to move the Mass away from the Masonic Auditorium

The auditorium is built in the shape of the symbolic Masonic square and compass logo (main picture) and is home to the Peace Garden Lodge of Freemasons, which holds annual Masonic meetings there. 

According to Canon Law, the the Mass “is to be carried out in a sacred place unless in a particular case necessity requires otherwise; in such a case the celebration must be done in a decent place.”

Given the doctrine and rituals of Freemasonry, which include gruesome blood oaths upon advancement to higher degrees, the unsuitability of an auditorium that functions as the annual meeting place for a Masonic Lodge is clear.

According to Church law, it has long been forbidden to be a member of Freemasonry, which rejects Catholic dogma on original sin, redemption through Christ, and the necessity of grace and the Church for salvation. Beginning with Clement XII in 1738, many Popes have condemned Freemasonry, with the penalty of excommunication still in place for any Catholic who becomes a member of a Masonic Lodge.

The inherent incompatibility of Freemasonry with the Catholic faith was expressed clearly by Leo XIII in Humanum Genus: “Let no man think that he may for any reason whatsoever join the masonic sect, if he values his Catholic name and his eternal salvation as he ought to value them. Let no one be deceived by a pretense of honesty. It may seem to some that Freemasons demand nothing that is openly contrary to religion and morality; but, as the whole principle and object of the sect lies in what is vicious and criminal, to join with these men or in any way to help them cannot be lawful.”

Leo XIII noted the special animosity toward the Papacy and the Catholic Church that was fostered among the Freemasons, who “especially desire to assail the Church with irreconcilable hostility,” and who “will never rest until they have destroyed whatever the supreme Pontiffs have established for the sake of religion.”

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael McGivney in Connecticut in direct opposition to the work of the Masons in America and as a Catholic alternative to the ostensible economic benefits and social advantages offered by membership in the Masonic lodges of New England.

SIGN: Do NOT offend God by offering Mass in Manitoba’s Grand Masonic Lodge’s Auditorium!

Once you have signed, please share the petition with as many people as possible so that Archbishop Gagnon and the KOC provinces move the Mass away from the Masonic Auditorium.