Got the strangest email today. Well, not the email so much as the link it contained. It was to a long, letter written over 40 years ago from a Brazilian and was a pretty big anti-Catholic diatribe. These are them moments when I wish I was an apologetic or better versed on the Church history to respond. I think it came about because on the Sephardic Mailing list I subscribe to, I answered a question about Catholics and Masonry. I can't recall what the original question was, but essentially I answered that the Church didn't/doesn't want its members to join the masons. It's always been that way. I know there are Catholics who don't abide by the Church and have joined. We have a Masonic Lodge here, several of its members are/were Catholic. They're political figures and power towers here. I suspect that's why they joined. Maybe they're ill formed on their faith and don't know what the Church teaches or doesn't care. I don't discuss all things Catholic on a Sephardic genealogy list.
The Knights of Columbus is the Catholic organization for Catholics. It's in line with Church teaching and belief. That's pretty much all I said to the email list and then got that interesting link in email.
I don't think I want to bother to refute it or discuss it with the guy who sent it to me but I had to write about. ;-)