As a Catholic it is difficult to see the Church talk in negative terms about Freemasonry. I am a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and Queen of the South. These organizations fall under the Masonic Order, a rite.
As Catholics we have the right to worship with any rite we choose. The book Humanum Genus-Encyclical On Freemasonry, by Pope Leo XIII emphasises that since 1738 many popes have condemned Freemasonry.
The organizations I deal with are community service based, “Charity”, and the purpose of the Charity is for widows and orphans.
Another book on the subject is Quo Graviora by Pope Leo XII.
To order Humanum Genus Encyclical on Freemasonry by Pope Leo XIII or Quo Graviora by Pope Leo XII go to: http://fatimashoppe.org