You may have heard: Dan Brown is at it again! The author of the DaVinci Code has a new novel called The Lost Symbol that focuses on the Freemasons. It sold 2 million copies the first week!
When I heard about the Freemason focus, it resurrected memories of my Catholic relatives telling me about this super-secret society that Catholics were forbidden to join. I recalled the rumors: Masons really rule the world, and they are really a substitute “religion.”
So, this week on Interfaith Voices, I interviewed Christopher Hodapp, author of Freemasons for Dummies. And I asked him about the “religiosity” of the Freemasons, and about the Vatican’s objections (which are still intact, by the way).
To hear his answers, and an all-around entertaining interview, click here.
"Many years ago, when this cub reporter was covering religion, the first edition of a brave, feisty, independent publication called National Catholic Reporter showed up at my desk. From that day forward, NCR became my template for excellent reporting. It has become one of my trusted spiritual guides, as well."
- NCR contributor