I found this book in a 2nd hand shop the other day and I began reading as it is short. What's funny is that as an evangelical I would hear that the Mason's are using the Roman Catholic Church to corrupt the world. At one point I began to doubt this and all other conspiracy theories (and I still am quite critical of accepting them blindly), but even some hardcore Catholics admit that the Masons have infiltrated, but their spin on it is different. They say it's because the RCC is the one true Church, while the Proddies say it's because it is the Whore of Babylon. Earlier popes recognized and condemned the threat, while later popes embraced. All according to plan apparently.
What's really interesting is that the next pope (after Benedict XVI) is the pope that was prophesied as being the last pope before the end of the world. His name in the prophecy is Petrus Romanus (Roman Peter). The prophecy was found in the 1500's and are by the the Irish Saint Malachy who lived in the 1100s if my memory serves me right. hey have been hotly debated but even more so now as that time approaches.