IS IT OK FOR A CATHOLIC TO JOIN GROUPS SPOUSING DEISM?
By Bro. Ramon Gitamondoc
The Lord Jesus reigns eternally over the Universe
Anybody heard of the Odd Fellows? My Deist cousin is inviting me to join them. I know the Church forbids membership to Freemasonry but I’m not sure if the Odd Fellows fall into that category.
As a Catholic we are not allowed to join organizations and associations whose principles and tenets are contrary to the Catholic religion. Deism is condemned by the Church as a heresy. It is false notion that God created the world and after this he left it to run by itself therefore denying divine providence and God’s plan of Salvation. Avoid joining associations which practice religious indifferentism which is that all religions are equally valid.