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Catholic Church Loosens It’s Stance On Freemasonry
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1983-11-27
The new Canon Law of 1983 removed the explicit name of Freemasonry from its banned secret society list (along with all others). Instead it is replaced with the vague wording - any “association which plots against the Church”. Since Freemasonry by it’s own admission is a secret society how would confessing Catholics know to stay away from it just reading the Canon Law?

Also the penitently of joining an group that “plots against the Church” is no longer punishable by excommunication, but instead with interdict which is the forbidding of taking communion and other minor things (which according to the bible is not a requirement of salvation).
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Freemasonry and Rome: Does the Roman Catholic Church allow her members to join Freemasonry?