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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Prince Hall recognition in Ontario

Great news!

"At the 153rd Annual Communication in Toronto, on Wednesday July 16 and
Thursday July 17, the Grand Lodge in Session voted to recognize the
Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons,
Province of Ontario and Jurisdiction."

"...the Grand Master announced that the
Grand Lodge now fully recognizes the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in
Ontario, the same as all other recognized Grand Lodges, the members
present rose in a unanimous standing ovation."
Quoted from Peter Renzland, Toronto, Ontario. in the CanadaMasons Yahoo Forum.

This was a long time in the works and took a few years to work out. I would like to extend my congratulations to the brethren who works on this amendment over the years. I'm told it's not as easy as it sounds, once you throw constitutions and perhaps some politics into the mix.

I think that leaves only one Grand Lodge jurisdiction in Canada to recognise Prince Hall lodges, which would be the newest Grand jurisdiction of Newfoundland and Labrador. I'm told they are close to making the same motion however. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Author of "One Mountain, Many Paths" will be on Masonic Central tonight!

Join me as I co-host this Sunday July 13th, 2008 at 9PM EST/6PM PST for an interview with author and Freemason Patrick Swift.
Patrick is the author of "One Mountain, Many Paths" which is billed as "A spiritual companion or gift for family and friends, One Mountain, Many Paths is filled with uplifting quotes from the sacred texts of all of the great religious traditions..." Dr. Patrick Swift is a member of George Washington Lodge 285 in New York, NY & Highland Park Lodge 1150 Dallas, TX. He holds a faculty appointment at NYU Medical Center where he works as a psychologist. Prior to his career in healthcare, Patrick studied to become a Jesuit priest and completed the Ignatian 30-day silent retreat. He has studied Eastern Philosophy and meditation as well as completed a pilgrimage to India on a 75-day trip around the world. A witness to the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 who cared for some of the victims, Patrick is a passionate advocate for interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance. It stands to be an interesting Conversation.

You can visit the Masonic Central website for more info on this show and future shows.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Anti-virus software

Am I the only guy that always seems to have my anti-virus software running out or getting those annoying reminders to renew. It seems like a constant issue... but something we all need.
I found this landing page with a good price on McAfee software (as usual, for a limited time only)... use it if you want, or ignore it... I'll leave that to you, but it's worth a look.

Just passing on the love.... McAfee Limited Time Coupons!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Burning Taper has "Temporarily" Moved

One of my favorite blogs on freemasonry has been running into some issues with Google, and been listed as a spam blog. I personally like reading this blog and wish I knoew who to write at google to help out my blogging friend.

In the meantime... Check out his blog here Burning Taper

Oh yeah and a little surprise in there for some of my regular readers.