Freemasonry

Help, please tell me whether Michigan State’s retro MAC jerseys are cool

I genuinely cannot make this decision on my own.<p>The first half of the Michigan at Michigan State men’s basketball game Saturday morning was marked by …

The freemasons no longer have significant influence in the British police

The controversial issue of serving police officers being members of the Freemasons has been a recurring theme in policing in England and Wales for …

Law Enforcement

Freemasonry and the Nazi’s

Among the many different types of victims of the Holocaust, there were many non-Jewish people that met their demise. Among them were many Freemasons. …

European History

Freemasons reject claims they blocked police reforms

<b>The leader of the Freemasons in England has rejected claims the organisation is blocking reform in the police service.</b><p>Dave Staples, chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England, said it was "laughable" to suggest Freemasons were interfering with its culture.<p>Earlier this week, former leader …

Knights Templar

Yes, we have a handshake, but it’s no secret, insist Freemasons

They have been portrayed as a sinister secret society, wielding power behind the scenes across politics, business and, in particular, the police.<p>But now the Freemasons claim they are the ones suffering discrimination and lack of influence.<p>Far from being able to manipulate decision-making in …

News

Freemasons leader rejects claim group is blocking police reform

David Staples says claim by former Police Federation chair is laughable and defends secrecy on grounds of discrimination<p>A leader of England’s Freemasons has stepped out of the shadows to say members of the organisation have to be secretive because they are discriminated against.<p>This week a former …

Sine

Why the secret handshake between police and Freemasons should worry us

Successive Met commissioners have tried to end the society’s influence. It is as clear as ever that membership of both bodies is incompatible with public service<p>When the late Sir Kenneth Newman became commissioner of the Metropolitan police in 1982, he outlined his thoughts on how his officers …

Opinion (UK)

Mata may be a very good boy, but does he pay his taxes?

Freemasons in the police | Footballer of the Year | Drunk tanks | Storm Dylan<p>Urgent action is needed if the national spokesman for the Freemasons says they are a parallel organisation who “fit into” the police (Freemasons are blocking reform, says police chair, 1 January). Mike Baker claims they …

Juan Mata

Policing reforms blocked by Freemasons, former chair of the Police Federation says

Reform in policing is apparently being blocked by the Freemasons, the former chair of the Police Federation has said.<p>Steve White, who stepped down …

Sadiq Khan

'Freemason police are blocking women and BAME officers from senior roles' says Federation chief

Police Federation chief Steve White took aim at the Freemasons in an interview.<p>He claimed that the secretive brotherhood remained influential in the …

Policing

Freemasons are blocking reform, says Police Federation leader

Steve White, stepping down as chair, says the society is thwarting progress of women and BAME people<p>Reform in policing is being blocked by members of the Freemasons, and their influence in the service is thwarting the progress of women and people from black and minority ethnic communities, the …

Theresa May

Members of Richard Allen Lodge #30 help Western Mass. business owner relocate sick mother to Springfield from Puerto Rico

The Richard Allen Lodge #30 is made up of a fraternity of brothers that serves the Springfield community through volunteer work and fundraisers.

Western Massachusetts

Afternoon Links: Oberlin Facing Budget Woes, Roy Moore & Evangelicalism, and Big Netflix

<b>How we got here with Roy Moore.</b> On Twitter, Alex Burns has a (sad!) look back at how the GOP arrived at today's predicament with Roy Moore. It's a …

U.S. Politics

Charities awarded share of more than £120,000

CHARITIES across Gwent received a share of more than £120,000 from the Monmouthshire Freemasons.<p>As part of celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary …

News (Wales)

Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Lodge - Red Kite Radio support from Bucks Freemasons

News<p>News<br>• In the Press<br>• Concord<p>Also of interest<p>Red Kite Radio support from Bucks Freemasons<p>Red Kite Radio is the new local community radio station which …

Oxfordshire

Basilica of Saint-Denis and the Medieval Miracle, Insights into the Cathedral Builders

Lately I’ve been re-reading <i>The Cathedral Builders</i>, written by Jean Gimpel, a man of diverse interests born in Paris in 1918. During World War II he …

Paris

Who can decipher these two pages from a Freemason mnemonic book?

<b>A Freemason ritual description from the 19th century is encrypted in two different ciphers. Can a reader find the solutions?</b><p>Frequent readers of …

Encryption

The saint who founded a movement in response to Freemasonry

Following on from my blog on the revised CTS booklet on fertility and infertility by Dr Pia Matthews (in the CTS Explanations series), I have been …

Catholicism

The secret ceremonies and rituals of female Freemasons

<b>Female Freemasons have been gathering for more than 100 years - conducting initiations, ceremonies and rituals like their male counterparts. Now, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given unique access to their secret societies.</b><p>"What is freemasonry?" asks a master at the Honourable …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Revealed: the spectacular former headquarters of Manchester's freemasons

Manchester’s glitterati turned out in force for a first look at the dramatic £7million transformation of one of the city’s most iconic buildings.<p>Moet …

Manchester

Nobody Wants Your Parents Masonic Stuff

<i>by Midnight Freemasons Contributor</i><b>WB Scott S. Dueball</b><b></b><i><br>Authors note: the original idea for this piece came from this article posted earlier this year.</i> …

How U.S.-Saudi Marriage Gave Birth to Jihad

Chatting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November 2016, Barack Obama mentioned …

Middle East

Dude

Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof …

Conservative View

Meet the millennial Freemasons of Joburg

Clip-on bowties don't cut it for Reneuoe Kortjaas. He is old-school like that, he says as he expertly knots the slip of satin around his neck. He's …

Dress Codes

CRY boosted by donation from Cheshire Freemasons

CHESHIRE Freemasons have made a donation of £2000 to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).<p>The charity aims to provide free screening for young …

Manchester

Queen Anne Freemasons To Donate White Nationalist Money to Anti-Hate Organization

When some friends of mine were reading my piece on the recent Seattle white nationalist convention, their first comment was, “Where is this place?! …

Seattle

A Mason’s Pay

<i>by Midnight Freemason Contributor</i><b>Anonymous</b><b></b><i><br>Editors Note - The Midnight Freemasons has always been about telling the story of Freemasonry. Sometimes</i> …

Emotions

Freemasons: why England’s best restaurant swears it’s just a boozer

Its Asian-influenced menu has put the Lancashire pub on the foodie map, including a big win in the AA’s 2017 Hospitality Awards. But its owner says it’s still just a local for the villagers<p>When is a pub not a pub? Probably when, as the Freemasons in Lancashire has just done, it wins the AA English …

UK News

Charities celebrate half million pound giving spree by Cheshire Masons

A HOST of charities and groups, including one in Hale, shared between them more than £500,000 in gifts from Freemasons in Cheshire.<p>In total £516,000 …

Manchester

Luciferian Programming

Alex Jones - July 16, 2008 - Hollywood Programming, Y2K Ritual, Freemasonry and Kabbalah, V for Vendetta, Tomb of Osiris, Child Labor Camps, Human …