To begin, we shall define our terms, and give a little history. The word “Romanism” concerns the outworkings of the Papacy (i.e. the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, which are based on her doctrines). The “Jesuits“, formally and originally known as “The Society of Jesus” (often nickmaned “God’s Marines” or “God’s Storm Troppers”) are a Roman Catholic military order, headed by a “Superior General”. The society’s first general was its founder, Ignatius Loyola (born Íñigo López de Loyola), a basque soldier of the noble class, and a member of the “Alumbrados” or “Illuminati” – an occult secret society (Catholic.com). The order was approved by a Papal Bull by Pope Paul III in 1540, and was tasked at with destroying the Protestant Reformation, which was undermining the power of the catholic church in Europe during the 16th century, as well as all of it’s byproducts (i.e. democratic forms of government, etc.) in order to bring all nations back under subjection to the Roman Pontiff (as it was in the Holy Roman Empire up until that time). It’s members vow a fanatical blind allegiance to the pope, “that we may not err in anything, we ought ever to hold it as a fixed principle, that what I see white, I believe to be black, if the Hierarchical Church so define it to be”–The Spiritual Exercises, by Ignatius Layloa (1548), Pg. 181. Loyola was canonized as a “saint” in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV. The Jesuits have been expelled from at least 83 Countries, States, City-states, and towns since their inception, and also received the condemnation and their dissolution as an order, through a Papal Brief (or “bull”) by Pope Clement the XIV.
In order to establish the veracity of every other quote which shall follow, we shall consider what the Pope himself had to say about the Jesuits, when he issued a papal brief “forever dissolving the order” (the order would later again be restored by Pope Pius VII in 1814). Note the reference in the brief to the Jesuit Oath (which we’ll considered immediately after):
“We, therefore, having these and other such examples before our eyes, examples of great weight and high authority—animated, besides, with a lively desire of walking with a safe conscience and a firm step in the deliberations of which we shall speak hereafter—have omitted no care, no pains, in order to arrive at a thorough knowledge of the origin, the progress, and the actual state of that regular order commonly called ‘The Company of Jesus’…almost at the very moment of its institution, their arose in the bosom of this Society divers seeds of discord and dissension, not only among the companions themselves, but with other regular orders, the secular clergy, the academies; the universities, the public schools, and lastly, even with the princes of the states in which the Society was received….[The previous Popes have made an] endeavour, by salutary constitutions, to restore peace to the Church; as well with respect to secular affairs, with which the Company ought not to have interfered…which gave rise to great disputes and oppositions on the part of the Company with the ordinaries, with other religious orders, about the holy places, and communities of all sorts in Europe, Africa, and America, to the great loss of souls, and great scandal of the people; as likewise concerning the meaning and practice of certain idolatrous ceremonies…and further, concerning the use and explanation of certain maxims, which the Holy See has with reason proscribed as scandalous, and manifestly contrary to good morals…such as the revolts and intestine troubles in some of the Catholic states, persecutions against the Church…After so many storms, troubles, and divisions, every good man looked forward with impatience to the happy day which was to restore peace and tranquility…the times became more difficult and tempestuous; complaints and quarrels were multiplied on every side…dangerous sedition arose, tumults, discords, dissension, scandals, which, weakening or entirely breaking the bonds of Christian charity, excited the faithful to all the rage of party hatreds and enmities. Desolation and danger grew to such a height, that the very sovereigns, whose piety and liberality towards the Company were so well known as to be looked upon as hereditary in their families—we mean our dearly beloved sons in Christ, the Kings of France, Spain, Portugal, and Sicily found themselves reduced to the necessity of expelling and driving from their states, kingdoms, and provinces…there remained no other remedy to so great evils; and that this step was necessary in order to prevent the Christians from rising one against another, and from massacring each other in the very bosom of our common mother the Holy Church…it was very difficult, not to say impossible, that the Church could recover a firm and durable peace so long as the said Society subsisted; in consequence hereof, and determined by the particular reasons we have here alleged, and forced by other motives which prudence and the good government of the Church have dictated…we do, out of our certain knowledge, and the fulness of our apostolical power, SUPPRESS AND ABOLISH THE SAID COMPANY: we deprive it of all activity whatever, of its houses, schools, colleges, hospitals, lands, and, in short, every other place whatsoever, in whatever kingdom or province they may be situated; we abrogate and annul its statutes, rules, customs, decrees, and constitutions, even though confirmed by oath, and approved by the Holy See or otherwise; in like manner we annul all and every its privileges, indults, general or particular…We declare all, and all kind of authority, the General, the provincials, the visitors, and other superiors of the said Society to be FOR EVER ANNULLED AND EXTINGUISHED”-Pope Clement XIV’s Papal Brief, DOMINUS AC REDEMPTOR, 1773. Pope Clement XIV was poisoned to death the very next year (The version I quote comes from G.B. Nicolini’s translation presented in his History of The Jesuits: Their Origin, Progress, Doctrines and Designs (1893), Pgs. 387-406, and may be compared to the version on the Vatican’s official website here http://www.vatican.va/content/clemens-xiv/it/documents/breve-dominus-ac-redemptor-21-luglio-1773.html)
Next we’ll look at some extracts from the extreme oath that the Jesuits of the fourth vow take. This oath has was documented in the Library of Congress (Journals of the 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, of the United States Congressional Record; House Calendar No. 397, Report No. 1523, 15 February, 1913, pp. 3215-3216), of which it has subsequently been torn out. It has been confirmed by Jesuits who have left the order (Such as the Jesuit Priest and Catholic Bishop Alberto Rivera, who was also poisoned after forsaking and beginning to publicly oppose the order in 1967). Also confirming its veracity is the fact that the fruits of this oath are manifest in the annals of 1500 years of history, in nearly every nation, since the order’s inception.
It begins with the words of the Superior General of the Order, who administers the oath:
“My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a Reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant; and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope. You have been taught to plant insidiously the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and to incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace; to take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means. You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death…with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labours with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved”. Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me…I swear…to depose heretical Kings, Princes, States, Commonwealths, and Governments, and they may be safely destroyed… I will defend this doctrine and His Holiness’s right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran Church…the now pretended authority and Churches of England…and on the continent of America and elsewhere and all adherents in regard that they may be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome… I do now denounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or State, named Protestant or Liberal, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers…any place where I should…I shall…do my utmost to extirpate the heretical Protestant or Masonic doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, legal or otherwise….notwithstanding, I am dispensed with to assume any religion heretical for the propagation of the Mother Church’s interest; to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels…not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstances whatever; but to execute all that should be proposed, given in charge, or discovered unto me by you, my Ghostly Father, or any of this sacred order…I do further promise and declare that I will have no opinion or will of my own or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ…without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things, whatsoever is communicated to me. I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants’ heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus. In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all corporal powers, and with the dagger which I now receive I will subscribe my name written in my blood in testimony thereof; and should I prove false, or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet and my throat from ear to ear, my belly be opened and sulphur burned therein with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth, and my soul shall be tortured by demons in eternal hell forever…That I will not deal with or employ a Protestant if in my power to deal with or employ a Catholic. That I will place Catholic girls in Protestant families that a weekly report may be made of the inner movements of the heretics. That I will provide myself with arms and ammunition that I may be in readiness when the word is passed, or I am commanded to defend the Church either as an individual or with the militia of the Pope”-Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction (may be read in it’s entirety here)
Now lets consider what other prominent Roman Catholics have had to say about the order:
“See, my lord, from this room—from this room I govern not only Paris, but China: not only China, but the whole world, without any one knowing how ‘tis managed.”-14th Superior General of the Jesuits, Michelangelo Tamburini, 1720 (as relayed in Andrew Steinmetz History of the Jesuits, 1848, Pgs. 168-169)
“If things go on as I see they are going on at present, the Catholic church will actually own the west…Within twenty years this country [America] is going to rule the world. Kings and emperors will soon pass away, and the democracy of the United States will take their place. The west will dominate the country, and what I have seen of the western parochial schools has proved that the generation which follows us will be exclusively Catholic. When the United States rules the world the Catholic Church will rule the world…I’d llke to see the politician who would try to rule against the church in Chicago. His reign would be short indeed.”-Roman Catholic Archbishop James Edward Quigley, The Chicago Daily Tribune, 5/5/1903 (front page)
The Jesuit Superior General, Lorenzo Ricci stated in 1761, in response to the “Great Council of France’s” Proposal which echoed King Louis XV, that perhaps the Jesuit order could be reformed that it need not be altogether banished from France: “Sint ut sunt aut non sint!” (“Let them be as they are, or else not be”.-As relayed in A Candid History of the Jesuits by Joseph McCabe (1913), pg. 251
And after their expulsion from France, he went on to his fellows of the order: “When you are compelled by force to yield in laying aside the clothing which our holy Father Ignatius [i.e. Loyola, the founder of the order, first Superior General] required to be worn, you can still inwardly, in your hearts remain steadfastly united to his institution, and await a more propitious time when you can again adopt it openly; only take care to draw the bonds uniting you to one another more closely together, and recollect that no human power can release you from your vows”-Lorenzo Ricci (1703-1755), Superior General of the Jesuits, at the time of their suppression in France, as relayed in The Jesuits; A Complete History of Their Open and Secret Proceedings from the Foundation of the Order to the Present Time (1885) by Karl Theodor Griesinger, Pg. 214
“Especially I work with the infiltration with churches and religious institutions, as well as government, that cover tremendous number of institutions.. The purpose [of which,] is what the Roman Catholic system has all the time as her own purpose: to infiltrate, to penetrate all the areas of life, where the roman catholic can have control in excess for the coming world government. What that means is, in preparation for that world government, the Roman Catholic institution, especially since the establishment of the jesuit order in 1541, throughout all these 500 years they’ve been in preparation, through infiltration and penetration of every level of society, in order to take over the world politically and religiously “–Spanish Ex-Jesuit Priest Alberto Rivera in interview from Jim Arrabito’s documentary Jesuits Behind the Door (1983) (seven years after producing this documentary, Jim would also die under suspicious circumstances at 40 years old. He had been told by a Jesuit Priest he was being watched and they were prepared to do whatever they had to in order to stop his work).
“A state of war exists…the Jesuits — the Society of Jesus, to give the
Order its official name. That war signals the most lethal change to take place…it involves the interests, the lives, and the destinies of ordinary men and women in the millions…A coup d’etat is taking place…wrenched the Society of Jesus…some monstrous entity under the guise of good goals… In a world that finds itself teetering on the perpetual brink of annihilation, and in which half the population is starving to death while most of the other half is pinned in the mud by one sort of injustice or another, how important can some dusty theological argument be? About as important, perhaps, as how many angels can dance on the head of a pin! The fact is, however, it is not a squabble about niceties, nor even a theological falling-out…that involves only scholars, clerics, and the faithful. As both papacy and Jesuits know, the effects of their policies go far beyond the confines of the Roman Catholic Church; even far beyond the nearly one billion Catholic men and women around the world. Almost everything that happens in this war bears directly and immediately on the major dissensions that wrack every nation and people in the world. It is involved in the very heart of the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, for example. It bears right now on the fate in misery or happiness of 350 million people in Latin America. It affects the deeply changing public moral code and national consensus of the American people; the imminent preponderance in human affairs of the People’s Republic of China; the fragile persistence of a free Western Europe; the security of Israel; the still rickety promise of a viable Black Africa just aborning. All of these things, separate and unconnected as they may seem, are not only interwoven with one another, but are and will be profoundly influenced by the tides and outcome of the global collision between the papacy and the Society of Jesus…“Never before in the course of the world’s history had such a Society appeared. The old Roman Senate itself did not lay schemes for world domination with greater certainty of success.””-The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church (1987) by Malachi Martin, (Ex-Jesuit, Catholic Priest for 10 years), Pgs. 13-14, 27
“All these things cause the Father-General [of the Jesuits] to be feared by the
Pope and the sovereigns; because he only, through the consciences
of all his subjects, which he alone has in his power…if it is seen, for example, that it would be for the greater glory of God to organize a revolution in a kingdom, the Father-General concerts with the Father-Assistant of that country, who, by his knowledge of the places, of the persons, of the national character, can suggest good advice; then he gives orders to the Provincial of that kingdom, and this latter sends the word of command to his subjects and associates, who, obedient as dead bodies, act for the most part without knowing the aim; they work in the pulpits, in the confessionals, in the schools, as the wheels of a machine skilfully impelled, which moves without knowing what will be the result. In this manner the Father-General who is in Rome can, if he believe it to-be to the greater glory of God, predict, or cause to be predicted, an event, months, and even years, before it occurs; without fear of being belied. This is why the Jesuits are protected by sovereigns and governors. A sovereign who is not their friend will sooner or later experience their vengeance. “-Luigi Desanctis, (Former Parish Priest of the Church of the Maddalena alla Rotonda at Rome, Professor of Theology, Official Censor of the Inquisition), Popery, Puseyism, Jesuitism (1905), pg. 184
“…the Jesuit Order at last reached the pinnacle of its power and prestige in the early eighteenth, century. It had become more influential and more wealthy than any other organization in the world. It held a position in world affairs that no oath-bound group of men has ever held before or since. “The Jesuits were masters of the Courts of almost all the Catholic Kings and Sovereigns,” wrote Saint-Simon, in his Memoirs, and Fr. Cordara, S.J., admitted that “nearly all the Kings and Sovereigns of Europe had only Jesuits as directors of their consciences, so that the whole of Europe appeared to be governed by Jesuits only.” But the taste of power and prestige had become so sweet to the lips of the Jesuit that he began to seek it for its own sake. A little later Clement XIV was to declare that “the Society was everywhere reproached with too much avidity and eagerness for earthly goods,” which greed exasperated many rulers of nations against it.””–Ex-Jesuit Catholic Priest Edward Boyd Barrett in his The Jesuit Enigma (1927), pg. 209
“The Roman Catholics were a feeble folk when the century began, now they hold their own in court, and camp, on the judicial bench, and in the senate. But it was not merely that they were numerically feeble, they were the subjects of contumely and abhorrence. They were mistrusted and hated. Whence then this change ? …The Jesuits, dreaded as being more papal than the Pope, and more Catholic than the College of Cardinals, were fain to remain in obscurity, at the risk of their lives, if they emerged from it. To-day the Jesuit is to all intents and purposes master of the situation…and place him in the position which he claims to be his by divine right, as king of kings and lord of lords…A faint breath of public disapprobation may be heard: it is but as the echo of a ringdove’s note, in comparison with the shout of indignant protest which such an act would have called forth in the twenties or thirties of the present century….by ceaseless perseverance in securing advantages…the influence of the Jesuit is by no means limited to that which he secures through the opportunities which he possesses of forming the character of those who are destined to be our future statesmen. With keen insight into the needs of the times, the heads of the Order make a speciality of training young men for the Press. It behoves us then to inquire whether these future editors and writers are embued with high principles of patriotism and honour, and whether they are afforded even opportunity of intellectual culture and advancement. Are they encouraged to think out the weighty problems of the age? Is the past history of their Jesuit masters, as educators, such that we can leave the future in their hands and believe that the honour of [our countries] is safe in their keeping? These are serious questions. The man who cares so little for his country as to pass them by lightly, can only blame himself if his neglect proves the ruin of his immediate posterity. Since the fact that the Jesuit has been banished again and again from every country where he has had power cannot be denied, it is surely most important to know what are the charges made against him, and how it is that he continues to exist despite such persistent repression. What are his principles, and how far do they differ from those of his co-religionists? How is it that he has been denounced in such terms of scathing reprobation by one pope, and re-in stated in all his ancient privileges by another? What shall we say of a church which so vacillates between praise and blame? What shall we say, of a religious order which prides itself on being called by the name of the Saviour of mankind, and yet has made the practice of untruth a fine art, and reduced the practice of lying to a science? It may be objected that these are strong expressions. The question is, not whether the words which we use are strong or feeble, but whether they are true or false. Is it not of the gravest importance to know why a body of men, who are educating the English speaking men of the future, were denounced by the head of their own infallible Church as a Society which was “far from bringing any comfort to the Holy See, or any advantage to the Christian world?”…the chief points of complaint against the Society have been the same at all times, and in all countries. They have been accused of scandalous political intrigues which they have carried on for the advancement of the Order; they have been accused of teaching a lax morality, to put the accusation in its mildest form; they have been accused of quarrels amongst themselves; they have been accused of gross insubordination to ecclesiastical authority; and they have been accused of sanctioning idolatry, if they did not encourage it, amongst the heathen whom they were supposed to convert to the Christian religion. All these accusations are made in the infallible Bull of Pope Clement XIV., and in this Bull he expressly declares that he has examined all these charges, which were no new matter, as they had been brought before other popes, and that, he was fully assured that they were substantiated. The history of the Jesuits should also be studied in connection with the extraordinary influence which the Order has had…It should be noted first that the Jesuits are the only “religious order in the Church of Rome—and these orders are very numerous—which has lain under the ban of the Pope, or which has been expelled from any country because of its interference in politics. Hence we may expect to find that to obtain political power forms a main feature in the plans of the Society.”-The Black Pope: A History of the Jesuits by M. F. Cusack (Roman Catholic Nun), Pgs. 15-19, 76
“All this property and all these considerable revenues which might make a sovereign powerful, serve no other purpose than to maintain ten [Jesuit] colleges… To this may be added the extraordinary skill with which they [the Jesuits] make use of and increase their super-abundant wealth. They maintain public warehouses, cattle fairs, butcher-stalls, and shops… They lend out their money for usury, and thus cause the greatest loss and injury to others.”–Roman Catholic Bishop Juan de Palafox, Letter from 1647
“When America rules the world, the Catholic Church will rule the world”-Roman Catholic Archbishop James Edward Quigley, Diocese of Chicago, Chicago Tribune, May 5th 1903
Other Historians and Prominent men from History
Now we’ll look at some quotes from other prominent men of history pertaining to the so called “Society of Jesus”. Unfortunately those who’ve passed down some of these quotes have failed to do their duty to properly document their sources. I have diligently researched each, looking for the original sources. Wherever I was able to to discover as much, the same shall be provided:
“It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.” Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834; French statesman and general who served in the American Continental Army under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War – as relayed in the Ex-Catholic Priest Jeremiah J. Crowley’s Romanism: A Menace to the Nations, (1912), Pgs. 139-140.
“What a dreadful mistake the Infallible Pope, Clement XIV, made when he condemned and suppressed the Jesuits. This Infallible Pope declared at the time he signed the decree, (1773) that he was signing his own death warrant. He never spoke a truer word. In a short while, (1774) he died. . . . Then the Jesuits came back. Another Pope, equally Infallible as the poor fellow the Jesuits poisoned, decided that the decree abolishing them was wrong. . . . They now rule the Pope and the Papacy. They are now the Italian Ring that claim the divine right to rule the world and to carry the keys of the Hereafter. And Cardinal Gibbons is one of them” Thomas E. Watson, 1917 (U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1921-22), Watson’s Magazine, Volumes 18-19, Pg. 193
“The Society of Jesus is the enemy of man. The whole human race should unite for its overthrow. …For there is no alternative between its total extirpation, and the absolute corruption and degradation of mankind.”– Robert J. Breckinridge (Kentucky Legislator, lawyer, superintendent of public education, president of Jefferson College, professor at Danville Theological Seminary), in his Papism in the 19th Century, in the United States (1841), Pg. 206
“As much as I had admired the German Benedictines, I admired the Jesuits more . . . the Society of Jesus was something special; the shock troop of the Catholic church. So effective an organization was it that . . . Heinrich Himmler used it as the model for his own corps of Ubermenschen [(Supermen)], the Schutzstaffel [(the SS)], whose hand-picked members swore a special oath of loyalty to the Fuhrer as the highest rank of Jesuits did to the Pope. . . . These men ran the world, and it was obvious that they enjoyed it. I resolved to become like them.”–Will: The Autobiography Of G. Gordon Liddy (1980) by G. Gordon Liddy (FBI agent, Army officer, politician, Lawyer, radio personality, actor, writer) Pgs. 54-55, 39
“Yeah, well, us Jesuit products run the world—we’re just humble about it.”-As relayed in Jesuit Loyola High School, and Loyola College educated Tom Clancy’s Red Rabbit, 1947 (Pg. 302)
Abraham Lincoln:“If I were fighting against a Protestant Southas a nation, there would be no danger of assassination. The nations who read the Bible, fight bravely on the battle-fields, but they do not assassinate their enemies. The Pope and the Jesuits, with their infernal Inquisition, are the only organized power in the world which have recourse to the dagger of the assassin to murder those whom they cannot convince with their arguments, or conquer with the sword. Unfortunately, I feel more and more, every day, that it is not against the Americans of the South, alone, I am fighting, it is more against the Pope of Rome, his perfidious Jesuits and their blind and blood-thirsty slaves, than against the real American Protestants. Surely we have some brave and reliable Roman Catholic officers and soldiers in our armies, but they form an insignificant minority when compared with the Roman Catholic traitors against whom we have to guard ourselves, day and night. The fact is, that the immense majority of the Roman Catholic bishops, priests and laymen, are rebels in heart, when they cannot be in fact; with very few exceptions, they are publicly in favor of slavery. I understand, now, why the patriots of France, who determined to see the colors of Liberty floating over their great and beautiful country, were forced to hang or shoot almost all the priests and the monks as the irreconcilable enemies of Liberty. For it is a fact, which is now evident to me, that, with very few exceptions, every priest and every true Roman Catholic is a determined enemy of Liberty. Their extermination, in France, was one of those terrible necessities which no human wisdom could avoid; it looks to me now as an order from heaven to save France. May God grant that the same terrible necessity be never felt in the United States! But there is a thing which is very certain; it is, that if the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the generality of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them away, tomorrow, from among us, or they would shoot them as traitors. But I keep those sad secrets in my heart; you are the only one to whom I reveal them, for I know that you learned them before me. The history of these last thousand years tells us that wherever the Church of Rome is not a dagger to pierce the bosom of a free nation, she is a stone to her neck, and a ball to her feet, to paralyze her and prevent her advance in the ways of civilization, science, intelligence, happiness and liberty...This war [(i.e. the civil war)] would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to Popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and the North, on the question of slavery; neither Jeff Davis nor any one of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promises of the Jesuits, that, under the mask of Democracy, the money and the arms of the Roman Catholics, even the arms of France, were at their disposal, if they would attack us. I pity the priests, the bishops and the monks of Rome in the United States, when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the blood shed in this war; the later the more terrible will the retribution be. I conceal what I know, on that subject, from the knowledge of the nation; for if the people knew the whole truth, this war would turn into a religious war, and it would, at once, take a tenfold more savage and bloody character. It would become merciless as all religious wars are. It would become a war of extermination on both sides. The Protestants of both the North and the South would surely unite to exterminate the priests and the Jesuits, if they could hear what Professor Morse [(i.e. Samuel Morse, who’ll be quoted below] has said to me of the plots made in the very city of Rome to destroy this Republic, and if they could learn how the priests, the nuns, and the monks, who daily land on our shores, under the pretext of preaching their religion, instructing the people in their schools, taking care of the sick in the hospitals, are nothing else but the emissaries of the Pope, of Napoleon, and the other despots of Europe, to undermine our institutions, alienate the hearts of our people from our constitution, and our laws, destroy our schools, and prepare a reign of anarchy here as they have done in Ireland, in Mexico, in Spain, and wherever there are any people who want to be free, etc…The New York riots were evidently a Romish plot from beginning to end. We have the proofs in hand, that they were the work of Bishop Hughes and his emissaries. No doubt can remain in the minds of the most incredulous about that bloody attempt of Rome to destroy New York, when he knows the easy way it was stopped. I wrote to Bishop Hughes, telling him that the whole country would hold him responsible for it, if he would not stop it at once. He, then, gathered the rioters around his palace, called them his dear friends, invited them to go back home peacefully, and all was finished! so Jupiter of old used to raise a storm, and stop it with a nod of his head! From the beginning of our civil war, there has been, not a secret, but a public alliance, between the Pope of Rome and Jeff Davis; and that alliance has followed the common laws of this world’s affairs. The greater has led the smaller, the stronger has guided the weaker. The Pope and his Jesuits, have advised, supported, and directed Jeff Davis on the land, from the first gun shot, at Fort Sumter, by the rabid Roman Catholic, Beauregard. They are helping him on the sea, by guiding and supporting the other rabid Roman Catholic pirate, Semmes, on the ocean. And they will help the rebellion when firing their last gun to shed the blood of the last soldier of Liberty, who will fall in this fratricidal war…Now, I have the proof in hand that that very Bishop Hughes, whom I had sent to Rome that he might induce the Pope to urge the Roman Catholics of the North at least, to be true to their oath of allegiance, and whom I thanked publicly, when, under the Impression that he had acted honestly, according to the promise he had given me, is the very man who advised the Pope to recognize the legitimacy of the Southern Republic, and put the whole weight of his tiara in the balance against us, in favor of our enemies! Such Is the perfidy of those Jesuits. Two cankers are biting the very entrails of the United States, today: the Romish and the Mormon priests. Both are quietly at work to form a people of the most abject, ignorant and fanatical slaves, who will recognize no other authority but their supreme pontiffs. Both are aiming at the destruction of our schools, to raise themselves upon our ruins. Both shelter themselves under our grand and holy principles of liberty of conscience, to destroy that very liberty of conscience, and bind the world before their heavy and ignominious yoke. The Mormon and the Jesuit priests are equally the uncompromising enemies of our constitution and our laws; but the more dangerous of the two is the Jesuit — the Romish priest, for he knows better how to conceal his hatred under the mask of friendship and public good; he is better trained to commit the most cruel and diabolical deeds for the glory of God…Till lately, I was in favor of the unlimited liberty of conscience, as our constitution gives it to the Roman Catholics. But now, it seems to me that, sooner or later, the people will be forced to put a restriction to that clause towards the Papists. Is it not an act of folly to give absolute liberty of conscience to a set of men who are publicly sworn to cut our throats the very day they have their opportunity for doing it? Is it right to give the privilege of citizenship to men who are the sworn and public enemies of our constitution, our laws, our liberties, and our lives? The very moment that Popery assumed the right of life and death on a citizen of France, Spain, Germany, England, or the United States, it assumed to be the power, in the government of France, Spain, England, Germany, and the United States. Those states then committed a suicidal act by allowing Popery to put a foot on their territory with the privilege of citizenship. The power of life and death is the supreme power, and two supreme powers cannot exist on the same territory without anarchy riots, bloodshed and civil wars without end. When Popery will give up the power of life and death which it proclaims as its own divine power, in all its theological books and canon laws, then, alone, it can be tolerated and can receive the privileges of citizenship, in a free country. Is it not an absurdity to give to a man a thing which he is sworn to hate, curse and destroy? And does not the Church of Rome hate, curse and destroy liberty of conscience, whenever she can do it safely? I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the Pope and to his followers, the papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians and canon laws, that their conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find the opportunity! This does not seem to be understood by the people, today But sooner or later, the light of common sense will make it clear to every one, that no liberty of conscience can be granted to men who are sworn to obey a Pope, who pretends to have the right to put to death those who differ from him in religion. There is a fact which is too much ignored by the American people, and with which I am acquainted only since I became President; it is that the best, the leading families of the South, have received their education in great part, if not in whole, from the Jesuits and the nuns. Hence those degrading principles of slavery, pride, cruelty, which are as a second nature among so many of those people. Hence that strange want of fair play, humanity; that implacable hatred against the ideas of equality and liberty, as we find them in the Gospel of Christ. You do not ignore that the first settlers of Louisiana, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, South California and Missouri, were Roman Catholics, and that their first teachers were Jesuits. It is true that those states have been conquered or bought by us since. But Rome had put the deadly virus of her anti-social and anti-christian maxims into the veins of the people before they became American citizens. Unfortunately the Jesuits and the nuns have in great part remained the teachers of those people since. They have continued, in a silent, but most efficacious way, to spread their hatred against our institutions, our laws, our schools, our rights and our liberties, in such a way, that this terrible conflict became unavoidable, between the North and the South. As I told you before, it is to Popery that we owe this terrible civil war. I would have laughed at the man who would have told me that, before I became the President. But Professor Morse has opened my eyes on that subject. And, now, I see that mystery; I understand that engineering of hell which, though not seen, nor even suspected by the country, is putting in motion the large heavy and noisy wheels of the state cars of the Southern Confederacy. Our people is not yet ready to learn and believe those things, and perhaps it is not the proper time to initiate them to those dark mysteries of hell; it would throw oil on a fire which is already sufficiently destructive. You are almost the only one with whom I speak freely on that subject. But sooner or later, the nation will know the real origin of those rivers of blood and tears, which are spreading desolation and death everywhere. And, then, those who have caused those desolations and disasters will be called to give an account of them. I do not pretend to be a prophet. But though not a prophet, I see a very dark cloud on our horizon. And that dark cloud is coming from Rome. It is filled with tears of blood. It will rise and increase, till its flanks will be torn by a flash of lightning, followed by a fearful peal of thunder. Then a cyclone such as the world has never seen, will pass over this country, spreading ruin and desolation from north to south. After it is over, there will be long days of peace and prosperity: for Popery, with its Jesuits and merciless Inquisition, will have been forever swept away from our country. Neither I nor you, but our children, will see those things.”-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865; 16th President of the United States – as Relayed in the Ex-Catholic Priest of 25 years Charles Chiniquy’s Fifty Years in the Church of Rome (1886), Pgs. 696-697, 699-700, 703-706, 714-715)
Samuel Morse: “While we disapprove of harsh, denunciatory language toward Roman Catholics; their past history [beg the following questions]…If despotism approaches us in the garb of religion, is it the less to be resisted?…The present Pope asserts his claim to temporal, as well as spiritual jurisdiction over his subjects; this jurisdiction he now exercises in other countries. Are not the Catholics of this country the subjects of the Pope; do they not owe him an allegiance superior to any due to our laws? And is this a religious or a political question? Schools are establishing in all parts of the country, colleges, convents, and seminaries, by means of Austrian money in the hands of Jesuits. In these schools a system of education is devised altogether different from our own school system. What is the nature of this foreign system? Is it favorable or adverse to liberty? And are these religious or political questions? Foreign emigrants are flocking to our shores in increased numbers, two thirds at least are Roman Catholics, and of the most ignorant classes, and thus pauperism and crime are alarmingly increased. The Irish Catholics in an especial manner clan together, keep themselves distinct from the American family, exercise the political privileges granted to them by our hospitality, not as Americans, but as Irishmen, keep alive their foreign feelings, their foreign associations, habits, and manners. Is this mixture and these doings favorable or unfavorable to American character, and national independence? and is this a religious or a political question? It would be easy to add to this list of questions purely political, which are involved in the mixed system of Popery; and are editors who cry out against the Popish controversy so ill-informed of the character of this Church and State sect, that they are unable to distinguish the political from the religious questions? Has Popery so cloaked itself in sacredness, has this political engine of foreign despotism so sanctified its very name, that our press is awe-struck at its movements, and cries sacrilege if its political claims to our reception be in the slightest degree disputed? Whence come all the sorrows and regrets about controversy, and lamentations and whinnings about intolerance, because freemen are jealous of the meddling of foreigners in our concerns? Is this discussion of the political principles of Popery really ill-timed and gratuitous? Who has provoked it? What! shall foreign powers combine together, secretly and openly send their money and their agents, to spread a great political and religious system over the country; a system notorious for enslaving, impoverishing, and degrading the people ; shall they build their” means of attack within our borders, and American freemen be rebuked into silence, when they venture to examine the character of this foreign enterprise, and to question the purely benevolent nature of their imperial majesties’ love for our souls? It is a subject of deep interest indeed, to the community, to know how far our press is inoculated with this no-controversy spirit; this truly papal spirit; this emphatically anti-American spirit. How is it that our free principles of government have been brought out, and set before the world, but by free, unembarrassed discussion; by controversy, by sharp controversy, by the collision of intellect with intellect. It is in the skillful conflict of mind with mind, that truth is elicited; it is by the friction of keen debate, that the rust of error is kept from gathering over, and corroding away vital truths. Better, far better, occasionally to endure even the excesses of the storm, so necessary to scatter the noxious vapors of the atmosphere, than to purchase a fatal repose by dwelling in the quiet but pestilential atmosphere of a tomb. Is it the spirit of liberty or of despotism, that now frowns upon free inquiry, that would shut out debate from the secular press, by the deceptive cry of religious controversy ? Who are they that are dreading and shrinking from examination?…be jealous of their influence, and to watch with unremitted care all their movements in relation to our free institutions…We commend this volume to the serious attention of all Americans who love liberty, and mean to maintain it…a conspiracy against the liberties of this Republic is now in full action…knowing the impossibility of obliterating this troublesome example of a great and free nation by force of arms, is attempting to accomplish his object through the agency of an army of Jesuits. The array of facts and arguments going to prove the existence of such a conspiracy, will astonish any man who opens the book with the same incredulity as we did. … the politico-religious despots of the Old World…to put in motion for the subversion of our liberties…an immense accumulation of foreign despotic influence among us, particularly in the West, by means of priests and money sent here from foreign despotic countries…And then let me ask, where is government? It is prostrated. It has become anarchy, and on the ruins of social order will arise another form of government, more or less arbitrary…No events, therefore, that have occurred in the eventful history of the country, have so justly caused alarm for the stability of the government, as the spirit of mob-violence which has lately manifested itself so frequently in our large cities. We should do well to remember that we have secret and artful enemies busily at work, who can and will take advantage of this unnatural state of the public feeling, and who will not fail secretly to administer fuel in modes in which they are perfectly familiar, to a
diseased excitement so favorable to their views. We have in the country a powerful religious- politico sect, whose final success depends on the
subversion of these democratic institutions, and who have therefore a vital interest in promoting mob-violence….The saying of the German Ambassador concerning the Papists, (quoted in the prefatory remarks,) is full of meaning, and should be constantly borne in mind; it lets us into the secret of their maneuvering in this country; they will be hammer or nails, they will persecute or be persecuted. Where they are in power, they always persecute; when not in power, and consequently unable to persecute, they will be sure to conduct, either in so outrageous, or mysterious, or deceptive a manner, as
to rouse public indignation. They will contrive ingenious modes of irritation that shall draw upon them popular vengeance, and then all meekness, and innocence, and resignation, raise the imploring cry of persecution. And
how do they gain by these opposite modes? If they are strong enough to persecute, they will destroy their opponents, by obedience to the openly avowed principles of their sect…And should not Americans replenish their memory with it also, that they may most rigidly abstain from disorder,
and discountenance every disposition to riot or violence ? Let them remember that the laws that govern them are their own laws, and they must not allow them to be broken. Let them suspect a Popish plot to rob them of their liberties in every disorderly assemblage, and by good order, by firmness of resistance to every temptation to riot, defeat the designs of these worst enemies of Democracy…the Pope.. He claims the power, as we have seen, by divine right. All the bishops, and all the ecclesiastics down to the most insignificant officer in the church, are, from the genius of the system, entirely under his control. And he, of course, will appoint none to office but those who will favor the views… He will require all whom he appoints, to support the agents… sending to this country for the accomplishment of her own purposes. And who are these agents ? They are for the most part, Jesuits an ecclesiastical order proverbial through the world for cunning, duplicity, and total want of moral principle; an order so skilled in all the arts of deception, that even in Catholic countries, in Italy itself, it became intolerable, and the people required its suppression. They are Jesuits in the pay and employ of a despotic government who are at work on the ignorance and passions of our community ; they are foreigners who have been schooled in foreign seminaries in the doctrine of passive obedience ; they are foreigners…and having, therefore, no deep and permanent interest in this country; they are foreigners, bound by the strong ties of pecuniary interest and ambition to the service of a foreign despot. Is there no danger to our free institutions from a host commanded by such men, whose numbers are constantly increasing by the machinations and funds…Consider, too, the power which these Jesuits and other Catholic priests possess through the confessional of knowing the private characters and affairs of all the leading men in the community; the power arising from their right to prescribe the kinds and degrees of penance, and the power arising from the right to refuse absolution to those who do not comply with their commands…And should not the men who possess such powers be jealously watched by all lovers of liberty. Is it possible that these Jesuits can have a sincere attachment to the principles of free institutions? Do not these principles oppose a constant barrier to their exercise of that arbitrary power, which they claim as a divine right and which they exercise, too, in all countries…We cannot be too often reminded of the
double character of the enemy who has trained foothold upon our shores ; for although Popery is a religious sect, and on this ground claims toleration side by side with other religious sects, yet Popery is also a political, a despotic system, which we must repel as altogether incompatible with the existence of freedom. I repeat it, Popery is a political, a despotic system which must be resisted by all true patriots…where they are dominant? Can it not be perceived, that although they may find it politic for the present to conceal their anti-republican tenets, yet this concealment will be merely temporary, and is only adopted now, the better to lull suspicion? Is it not in accordance with all experience of Popish policy, that Jesuits should encroach by little and little, and persevere till they have attained the plenitude of power? At present they have but one aim in this country, which absorbs all others, and that is, to make themselves popular. If they succeed in this, we shall then learn, when too late to remedy the evil, that Popery abandons none of its divine rights. The leaders of this sect are disciplined and organized, and have their adherents entirely subservient to their will. Here, then, is a regular party, a religious sect, ready to throw the weight of its power as circumstances may require — ready to favor any man or set of men who will engage to favor it….The condition of the Catholic emigrants that are daily pouring into the country from Germany and Ireland, should awaken the strongest sympathies of Americans; and in whatever aspect viewed, should enlist all their feelings of benevolence. Reflect a moment who and what they are. We have read, and our own countrymen who have travelled and seen them in their native land, bear testimony to the effects upon the people of the grinding oppressions of Papal government; to the mental degradation; to the poverty, to the wretchedness of the vassals of despotism. And as if to prove to us what we might doubt on the authority of others, so sombre is their picture of human misery, the very subjects of foreign oppression are brought and placed before our eyes. See yonder ship slowly furling her sails. She approaches the city. She casts her anchor. Who are those that crowd her decks? With eager eyes they gaze in one direction. They see, at length, the far-famed land of liberty. Yes; its name has been wafted even to their ears, and with the longings of captives for freedom, they have broken away from slavery, and sought the asylum of the oppressed. They land upon our shores. Look, Americans, see before you the fruits of papal education! of papal care of the bodies and minds of its children. Filthy and ragged in body, ignorant in mind, and but too often most debased in morals, they fill your streets with squalid beggary, and your highways with crime: they are such a loathsome picture of degradation, moral and physical, that you turn away in disgust from the sight. But why should this be? They are human beings, although oppression has blotted out their reason, and conscience, and thought. They are the progeny of Popery; they are the victims of its iron despotism. It is Popery that has reared them up in its own caverns of superstition. They exhibit before you the blighting effects of this scourge of the earth. It is Popery that has filled their minds with puerile fables, closed their mental eyes in the darkness of ignorance, fleeced them of their property by systematic robbery, kept them from the knowledge of their natural rights as men, to liberty of conscience and of opinion, extorted an abject obedience to their fellow-men, to blasphemous usurpers of the prerogative of Deity. Their ignorance is their lasting. fatal curse; their reason and conscience stifled at their birth, they are cast upon our care mere human machines, for the fell usurpers of God’s power have torn out of them their very minds. To think for themselves, that inalienable right of a rational being, is rebellion against their priest; they read not, they understand not our charter of liberty. They love liberty, indeed, but what shape has liberty to men without minds? What perception of light has a sightless eye? Their liberty is licentiousness, their freedom, strife and debauchery. And now with what emotions should Protestants look on these suffering, deluded men? In what channel should their sympathies flow? They have already been beaten to the dust by tyranny. Is it for freemen to follow up the cruel blow of foreign tyrants? They have been brutalized by neglect; shall they be now hunted by proscription ? Shall no Christian effort be made to light up again in their darkened bosoms the extinguished spark of humanity? They are followed into our habitations; yes, Americans, they are pursued into your own asylum of liberty by their foreign oppressors, who, like hungry wolves, have ventured with unhallowed feet into the very sanctuary of freedom to grasp again their scarcely escaped prey. And have Americans no compassion? Have they no courage ? Will they not protect the oppressed? Will they not interpose between them and their priestly oppressors, and say to the latter, Standoff; this is a land of freedom; these men are now American citizens; — they have a right to American education; to republican education; to Bible education; they have aright to the knowledge that they owe no allegiance to priests; that here there are no forbidden books, that knowledge here is not meted out in scanty drops, to serve the purposes of power grasping despots, but it is spread out before them wide and deep as the ocean; that American laws protect them from ecclesiastical as well as civil extortion; that they owe no obligation to pay an arbitrary tax of bishop or priest; that they have a right to know the amount and the manner of disbursement of every cent they are called to contribute in church as well as state? Will not Americans teach them these truths, and aid them to break the chains with which foreign tyrants have bound them? or will they compel them, by proscription and persecution, or unfeeling neglect, to clan together around their priests, because deserted by those who should, and who alone can undeceive and enlighten them? In the one case, there is hope of incorporating them into the American republican family, as useful fellow-citizens. In the other, there is the certainty of perpetuating a distinct foreign and hostile interest in the country, to distract its councils, to sully the peaceful character of its institutions, and finally to aid in the complete destruction of this strong hold, the last hope of Freedom. “–Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States (1835), by Samuel Morse (Inventor of Telegraph, Morse Code), Pgs. 3, 23-26, 60-69, 112, 158-161
“That the Jesuits are not content with the separation of Church and State is a fact too palpable for contradiction. Hence the readiness with which they engage in the organization, in this country, of a politico-religious party pledged to restore the pope’s temporal power, notwithstanding such a party is condemned by the spirit of our institutions, and is regarded by the general public as impolitic, inexpedient, and hazardous ; and inasmuch as they have chosen to thrust this issue upon us, we are not permitted to become indifferent to it, or shrink from our responsibility of citizenship under a Government entitled to our patriotic allegiance. Such an issue can not be evaded, and must be met with fearlessness and becoming candor. If one is informed that a poisonous viper is coiled up under a pillow upon which he is about to lay his head, he will instinctively strive after the means necessary to escape its fangs. So, when apprised that cunning and adroit adversaries, like the Jesuits, are plotting against cherished and vital principles of our institutions, the obligation to make ourselves familiar with their principles, policy, and history becomes imperative. Being forewarned, we shall have no excuse for not being forearmed. We must do nothing, either now or hereafter, forbidden by our national character, or by the liberalism we prize so highly. Our Constitution amply protects the rights of free speech, free thought, and a free press, all of which must be held inviolable ; but violence is manifestly done to the spirit of patriotism which guarantees this protection when it is demanded of any portion of our population that they shall participate in the work of undoing, in any degree whatsoever, what the founders of the Government considered fundamental. We are prohibited from submitting to anything that shall tend, even by possibility, to subject the people to any sovereignty, either spiritual or temporal, higher than themselves, in such matters as involve their own happiness and welfare. It would be well, consequently, for those who are seeking to accomplish this, to learn that the world is large enough for them and us; that there are other fields wherein better grounds of hope are furnished for re-welding the fragments of shattered monarchies ; and that, when they avail themselves of the tolerance of our institutions to assail their foundations, they become intruders into a peaceful and harmonious circle, where, but for them, universal peace and quiet would prevail…by overthrowing the Constitutional Government they have established, the pope could not find another ally so formidable as the Jesuits, nor one with such implacable hatred of liberalism and popular government. Their society is so united and compact that its ranks can not be broken. They are everywhere the same, moved by a common impulse, under the dictation of their general in Rome. They are the deadly enemies of civil and religious liberty. Nothing that stands in their way can become so sacred as to escape their vengeance. Protestantism has borne no fruits to which they have ever been reconciled. They consider the Reformation which gave birth to it to have been criminal resistance to the only rightful authority upon earth — that which proceeds from Church and State combined. They believe that the condition of mankind during the Middle Ages, staggering under the weight of feudal oppression, was preferable to modern progress and enlightenment; that human happiness would be promoted by the return to that period ; that the political right of self-government by the people can not be set up against the higher right of papal and monarchical power; that the progress of the advancing nations is delusive and uusubstantial ; and that institutions which guarantee civil and religious freedom, if not arrested by some coercive power strong enough to put an end to them, will lead, through heresy, to social ruin and desolation. If, at the period of the Reformation, this society had not been established for the express purpose of counteracting its influence, a knowledge of the difference between primitive Christianity and the prevailing dogmas might have led to such reforms as would have reconciled Christians to dwell together in peace and concord. But when a dove should have been sent forth bearing the olive-branch of Christian charity, this society sprang from the brain of a disappointed military ad-venturer, and began at once to scatter the seeds of strife and discord. Almost from the beginning it has been a disturber of the peace of nations, suffering only such as have bestowed patronage upon it to escape its maledictions and its plottings. The members of this society are numerous and powerful in the United States. They are constantly increasing, mainly by accessions from their drilled and disciplined companions in Europe, but also by conversions of unsuspecting young men, who are seduced by their vain and supercilious pretensions as educators. They are, as they have always been, selfish and vindictive — restless under opposition, and compromising in nothing. They have neither country, nor homes, nor families, nor friendships beyond the limits of their order — none of the affections of the heart which give charm to life and social intercourse — being required to abandon all these and fit themselves for uninquiring obedience to their general, whose commands, whether right or wrong, good or bad, they have solemnly vowed to execute, without the least regard for consequences. Having persistently refused to become reconciled to the forms and methods of Christian civilization which prevail among our Protestant population, they employ all the resources they can command in endeavoring to arrest them. They insist that Church and State shall be united wheresoever they are separate, and that the basis of such union shall be the subordination of the State to the Church. Self-government by the people is held by them to be violative of the divine law, and on that account may rightfully be resisted as heretical, when its overthrow can be assured. They will allow no rights to exist in either States, peoples, or individuals, against what they consider the prerogatives of their society as defined by their general, who, in their estimation, possesses the divine right to enlarge or contract them at his own pleasure. There must be no limitation to the power and independence of the pope, either in the spiritual or temporal domain, except where the interests of their society command otherwise; they must be full, absolute, unquestioned, to the extent defined by himself. His liberty must be such that he may, at his own discretion, curtail the liberties of all others. His spiritual sovereignty must include whatsoever he shall embrace within it. Neither the existence nor the extent of this sovereignty must be brought in question before any human tribunal ; but he alone shall defiue it, together with the character of the obedience he shall exact. And if, in the course of the papal economy, he should ever find it necessary to hold in one hand emblems of harmony and peace, this restless and uncompromising society stands always ready to place the rod of chastisement in the other.The conflict of opinions, therefore, in which the Protestant people of the United States find themselves engaged is not of their own inviting. They are unwilling parties to it. It had its origin in the spirit of aggression which prevails among those who have stronger sympathy for an alien power than for the right of self-government, and, on account of their peculiar fitness for the work, it will engage every Jesuit tongue and pen in the land. Because of this, a sense of both duty and security demands that the history and character of this skilled and powerful adversary — alien in birth, growth, and sentiment — should be understood; as also the causes which have led to the expulsion of the Jesuits from every country in Europe, the public odium which has rested upon them for many years, their long-continued disturbance of the peace of nations, and the final suppression and abolition of their society by one of the best and most enlightened of the popes. In view of the obligation to preserve our civil institutions as they are, not only for ourselves and our children, but for the multitudes who shall seek shelter under them, we have no right to become either indifferent or inactive in the presence of such assailants, who complacently fling defiance in our faces, and seek to impregnate the free and pure atmosphere of our schools and seminaries of learning with the poison of monarchism. “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence,” said Washington, “the jealousy of a free people ought ever to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove *that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.”–R. W. Thompson (President pro tempore of the Indiana Senate, Lieutenant Governor, US congressman 1841-1843, 1847-1849, 27th United States Secretary of the Navy), The Footprints of the Jesuits, 1894, Pgs. 27-31
“…much more is to be dreaded from the growth of Popery in America than the Stamp Act.”-Samuel Adams, 1768 (American Patriot and “Grand Incendiary”), Boston Gazette (as relayed in John Cardinal O’Connor by Nat Hentoff, (1988), p. 16.
“The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man [i.e., the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits]. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms [sic] – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses…Wherever the Jesuits are admitted they will be masters, cost what it may. Their society is by nature dictatorial; and therefore it is the irreconcilable enemy of all constituted authority. Every act, every crime, however atrocious, is a meritorious work, if committed for the interest of the Society of the Jesuits”” –Napoleon Bonaparte; Emperor of France, 1769-1821; ), as relayed in Ex-Catholic Priest, Charles Chiniquy’s Fifty Years in The Church of Rome (1886), pg. 487
“The Jesuits…are simply the Romish army for the earthly sovereignty of the world in the future, with the Pontiff of Rome for emperor…that’s their ideal…It is simple lust of power, of filthy earthly gain, of domination – something like a universal serfdom with them [i.e., the Jesuits] as masters – that’s all they stand for. They don’t even believe in God perhaps.”-The Grand Inquisitor (1880) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian novelist, journalist), Pg. 34
“The term ‘Jesuit’ has become synonymous with terms like deceit, chicanery, infiltration, intrigue, subversion . . . many organized Jesuits have been justly described as treacherous, traitorous workers, seducing many in the service of the Roman Pontiff away from national allegiance…Between 1555 and 1931  the Society of Jesus was expelled from at least 83 countries, city states and cities, for engaging in political intrigue and subversive plots against the welfare of the state, according to the records of a Jesuit priest of repute [Jesuit Thomas J. Campbell, The Jesuits, 1534-1921] . . . practically every instance of expulsion was for political intrigue, political infiltration, political subversion, and inciting to political insurrection…. ‘The profligate, the cunning, the daring, and all similar members of this motley sect, with their general and the host of his spies crawling like frogs, and flying like the locusts of Egypt all over the land, were fully initiated into the secrets of their ‘instructions’, and they acted on them every day, hence the horrid works of their footsteps of pollution and blood…It is impossible to read Elizabethan history except in the context of an army of Jesuits, masters of deceit, treachery, treason, infiltration, subversion, assassination, insurrection, civil war and coercion, plotting for the good of the papacy, and the defeat of all the Pope’s foes anywhere in the world.”–The Babington Plot (1987) by J. E. C. Shepherd, Pgs. 11, 12, 20
“The organization of the [Roman Catholic] Hierarchy is a complete military despotism, of which the Pope is the ostensible [i.e., apparent; seeming] head; but of which, the Black Pope [The Superior General of the Jesuits], is the real head. The Black Pope is the head of the order of the Jesuits, and is called a General. He not only has command of his own order, but directs and controls the general policy of the Church. He is the power behind the throne, and is the real potential head of the Hierarchy. The whole machine is under the strictest rules of military discipline. The whole thought and will of this machine, to plan, propose and execute, is found in its head. There is no independence of thought, or of action, in its subordinate parts. Implicit and unquestioning obedience to the orders of superiors in authority, is the sworn duty of the priesthood of every grade…“-Thomas M. Harris (Physician, Union General during Civil war), as relayed in C. Chiniquy’s Forty Years in the Church of Christ (1899), pg. 222
It was of interest to me that the Pope said to me on this occasion that Germany must become the sword of the Catholic Church. I remarked that the old Roman Empire of the German nation no longer existed, and that conditions had changed. But he stuck to his words.”-Pope Leo XIII to Kaiser Wilhem II (predecessor of Adolph Hitler), The Kaiser’s Memoirs (1922), Pg. 211
“For today Rome considers the Fascist regime the nearest to its dogmas and interests. We have not merely the Reverend Father Coughlin praising Mussolini’s italy as “a Christian democracy”, but Civilta Cattolica, house organ of the jesuits…Fascism is the regime that corresponds most closely to the concepts of the Church of Rome”–Days of our Years by Pierre Van Passen (1939), Pg. 465
The Third Reich [the nazi regime] is the first power, which not only recognizes, but puts into practice, the high principles of the Papacy”-Franz Von Papen, Der Voelischer Beobachter , Jan. 14, 1934, as relayed in Watchtower Bible and Tract Society’s Theocratic Aid to Kingdom Publishers (1945), P. 323
Hitler Referred to Himmler as “my Ignatius of Loyola” (founder and first Superior General of the Jesuits)-Heinz Höhne, The Order of the Death’s Head: The Story of Hitler’s SS (2001), Pg. 135
“Above all I have learned from the Jesuits. And so did Lenin too, as far as I recall. The world has never known anything quite so splnedid as the hierarchical structure of the [Roman] Catholic Church. There were quite a few things I simply appropriated from the Jesuits for the use fo the [Nazi] Party.” –Adolph Hitler in a conversation with Hermann Rauschning (1889-1945; Nazi leader and chancellor of Germany from 1933-1945); as relayed inManfred Barthel’s The Jesuits: History and Legend of the Society of Jesus (1984), Pg. 266
“I have learnt most of all from the Jesuit Order. So far, there has been nothing more imposing on earth than the hierarchal organization of the catholic church. A good part of that organization I have transported direct to my own party”-Adolf Hitler, Hitler M’a Dit, by Hermann Rauschning, 1939, Pg. 266-267, 273
“My history of the Jesuits is not eloquently written, but it is supported by unquestionable authorities, [and] is very particular and very horrible. Their [the Jesuit Order’s] restoration [in 1814 by Pope Pius VII] is indeed a step toward darkness, cruelty, despotism, [and] death. … I do not like the appearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in hell, it is this Society of [Ignatius de] Loyola.”-John Adams (1735-1826; 2nd President of the United States)
“The Jesuits…are a secret society – a sort of Masonic order – with superadded features of revolting odiousness, and a thousand times more dangerous.” – Samuel Morse (1791-1872; American inventor of the telegraph; author of the book Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States)
In closing, just to give an idea of Jesuit power today, in America the Jesuits have 28 Major Universities (Such as Georgetown, Fordham, Canisius, etc.). Bear in mind this doesn’t count all of their prep schools, high schools, and those “secular” universities that are secretly run by the order). If one goes to wikipedia for any given one of these universities, they will find an incredible number of most powerful people in this country (whether it pertain to business, entertainment, education, politics, military, religion, etc.) were educated at this universities. To name a few: our present president (Trump), the democratic nominee for the 2020 election (Biden), previous presidents such as Bill Clinton, the white house press secretary (McEnany), Chaplain of the House of Representatives (Conroy), director of FEMA (Kaniewski), Director of CDC (Redfield), head of the President’s Covid-19 Taskforce (Fauci), our NY state governor (Cuomo), etc. It should also be noted that the Jesuits are just one of many other powerful secret societies and and knighthoods of the Roman Catholic Church, such as the Knights of Malta, Knights of Columbus, etc. to which belong men such as the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the attorney General (Barr), etc. But this catholic power in America isn’t novel. Most people don’t realize that The White House itself was named after Roman Catholic Church’s “apostle to Maryland” the Jesuit Andrew White. And finally, to illustrate the jesuits control of the Roman Catholic Church today, the present Pope, Francis I, is the first Jesuit Pope in world history.
For even more evidence substantiating all that’s here been presented, see also the following articles: Using the Bible to Identify Antichrist, Books on Romanism, Etc., The Secret History of Communism, Bolshevism, and The Protocols, and Papal Terror Today: The origin, Present Reality, and Ultimate Destiny of Fascism.