I SUSPECT that I am the victim of a Masonic conspiracy. This week I received a glossy magazine entitled Freemasonry Today. Peeling open its pages with righteous dread, I notice an item dedicated to the spiky relationship between the funny handshakers and the..Holy See.
"The Roman Catholic Church has long had its own secret societies, such as the Knights of St Columba and Opus Dei," it cheekily asserts, insisting that "Freemasonry was not, nor ever has been, a secret society." Glad that's sorted out, then.