Freemasons do not practice witchcraft.
Some people practice witch craft.
The word witchcraft is a noun. It is the practice of witches.
they will be tortured ---- Yes, some people were charged with being witches during Elizabeth's reign. In 1562 the Witchcraft Act was passed that made it illegal to practice conjuring, enchantments and witchcraft.
Catholics do not practice witchcraft That is considered paganism which is a different religion and belief system all together.
The proper name for witchcraft is Witchcraft with a capital "W."
so they can get better at it
Before you attempt to practice something, it is best to learn as much as you can about that topic before you jump into it. Witchcraft is not a toy, most people view it as a faith or a religion.
Witchcraft is an ancient practice, it has always been here, it was never discovered in any particular year as the practice is timeless.