Disposal of a Masonic Ring

by Mary
(Australia)

My husband was gifted a Masonic ring at his Catholic Confirmation by his sponsor when he was 10 years old. I don't believe a masonic ring was an appropriate gift to a child for Catholic confirmation? WHY would anyone do this? Anyway, the ring has to go because our Catholic Christian Teachings is that any association with Freemasonry is demonic and curses attached to ring. How can we best dispose of this ring so that no one can get their hands on it? We do not want to pass this ring on to our children. Should we give it back to the sponsor?

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Jul 22, 2019
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It's just a ring
by: Bob

Thank you for asking.

While I agree with you that such a gift is rather curious, it's just a ring. Freemasonry is certainly not demonic and, as we are in the real world, not a Middle Earth populated with dragons, orcs and hobbits, rings bear no curses.

You can certainly return it or sell it without fear.

Jul 22, 2019
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Masonic ring NEW
by: Fred

Mary.
Thank you for your question. The short answer is "yes" it’s absolutely an appropriate gift to give to a Catholic, of any age. There are Catholic masons and have been for decades. The problem with your question is how it’s posed. You have been given a lot of misinformation, and unfortunately, you have no other resources to refute the information. That’s part of the reason we are here. Most of us, if not all, who Tim has allowed to answer, are Master Masons, some have attained other degrees such as the Royal Arch, and some have attained the title of Knight Templar, the ONLY degree within the Masonic fraternity that requires a specific religious belief, that being Christian. ALL Knights Templar take an oath of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to protect Christianity at all costs. The Catholic group Knights of Columbus is a Masonic offshoot, that has 4 degrees versus 3. The "split" between the Catholic Church and Freemasons started centuries ago, when the Freemasons refused to honor the demand of a Pope to be named operative Grand Master of Masons worldwide. It’s against Masonic tenants to do that. As a result the Pope banned masonry, and K of C was eventually created.

The truth, is what it is, and is rarely as exciting as fiction. We are a fraternity, nothing more, anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. Please use this page as a resource if you’d like, we will answer all questions that we can. I hope this helps.

Fred

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