were responsible for the anti-Catholic French Revolution and its Declaration of the Rights of Man
, which says that no one, of any true or false religion, "may be questioned about his opinions, [and the] same [for] religious [opinions], provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law."
Pope Gregory XVI, in Mirari Vos
, called it an "insanity" that
liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way.
Bl. Pope Pius IX's Quanta Cura
and Syllabus of errors
make similar condemnations.
Now the Knights of Columbus supports the Masonic, Vatican II novelty
that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether privately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits. (Dignitatis Humanæ
What's the difference between Knights and Masons? Both can be nominally Catholic, and both are secretive
Thanks for the input