A few days ago I wrote of the none-too-veiled threats emanating from the Dean of the Roman Rota, Archbishop Pio Vito Pinto. Some of my blogging colleagues nicknamed him "Don Vito", owing to his mafia-esque demeanor in issuing his threats. Well, it turns out they aren't that far off the mark. One Peter Five reveals that while Don Vito may not be a mafioso, he is a mason. Membership in secret societies such as the freemasons is forbidden to Catholics.
I urge all to read that last link carefully, along with the other embedded links. The one entitled Paul VI Beatified? is an eye-opener. It's a pdf, therefore downloadable. I'd suggest you do so.
I must admit that when I first read Pinto's threats, my thoughts went immediately to another Don Vito and to the music below. Whether or not the mafia has invaded the Church remains a possibility; the invasion of the masons is a fact.
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