The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, April 01, 1892, Image 1

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lated frequently In pur mt1l por
about theprogrowdvo teJonelo w Ithtn
the Roman rt hollo rhutvh. that H 1
not to tm wondered at 1 hnt many
Protectant lovi, and when confronted
by A, I. A. foot and work, regard tin
whole thing m being merely of th
tilght-mare order, and Iho result of
over hoatod Imagination or Hilltloal
whcmlng, cto do.
Our loading newiqwper of tho went,
the f hmha IUty fa no exception to the
almost universal prostration of the
press Imforo Iho fraud on tho Tiber.
Witness It article on Bishop Ireland
and hla prospect fur tho cardinal' hat
In tho issue of Sunday, 20th Inst.
If the said bishop was all our shrewd
Hit pnln him, ho would renounce his
associations and como out of tho mon
strOsity with headquarters at Rome.
Whore docs Bishop Ireland stand on
tho sch(K)l question? For, or against
tho public sohools that have acconi
plished so much for our fair America?
If his endeavor to overthrow tho
doughtv champion of right in tho jier
son of Indian Commissioner Morgan,
and consequently destroy his work and
influence is to bo taken as an indicator,
then is Bishop Ireland opposed to
American sontimont, as it finds expres
sion In our public school system.
Progrossivoism within the Roman
system, except In a very qualified sense,
is not to bo found. Why should anyono
look for it? Rome's proud boast of un
changeablenoss is not a vain one.
Booming change she has betimes, but
change essentially she can not, no more
than can tho leopard change his spots.
The OmrvaUm liomam of Roma in
defending Archbishop Iroland from tho
charge of disagreement with the Vati
can, sayB "that ho energetically sup
ports tho strong resolutions adopted In
Baltimore in '89, in favor ( t tho tem
poral power," and continuing, says that
"thoro is no more ardent or more zeal
ous defender of the pope In America,
and nono more devoted to his sacred
person or more desirous of supporting
tho views of his holiness, than Arch
bishop Ireland." , :T "
The Awervatore Ilrmiam knows
whoroof it affirms, and Its declaration
stands opposed to that of the Jlw In the
matter of progressivelsm. How can a
man bo progressive and boa defender
of papal claims?
Christ, whoso vlco-gorent the pope
claims to bo, would not have earthly
power though thrust upon Him, 'and
Indicated pretty clearly that all who
should follow in Ills steps as toachors
of His religion, should never lord it
over their follows, nor aspire to earthly
D'Aublgno says truly thwt undue
elevation of the ministry or priesthood
in any religion, but Indicates antagon
ism to tho rollgion of Jesus.
Bjioaklng of Rome's unchangeable
ness, the following translation from a
Roman Catholic periodical will bo of
interest to your readers, and should in
splro our common Protestantism with
greater determination to combat tho
Jesuitical schemors wherever thoy may
show their hands, and it is becoming
more and more difficult to know them
whoro they work under the garb of
Protestants, Truly tho time is at the
door when oven the elect may bo de
ceived. Laltrvntlmt Cutolka, (the Catholic
Banner,) printed in Barcelona, and
.bearing date July 27, 1883, reforrlng to
tho burning of a large number of gos
pels, by order of the government, In
Barcelona, says:
Thank God, at lost we liavo turned
towards the timos when heretical doc
trinos were persecuted as they should
bo, and when those who propagated
them wore punlshod with an exemplary
Under the pretext of falsoly-callod
religious tolerance, whloh revolution
ary winds brought to this classic coun
try of Catholicism, the irreconcilable
eneralos of our most holy roliglon have
been carrying out their plans, and have
scandalized the world with the propa
gation of their impious writings.
Fortunately the cry of indignation
which such scandalous conduct drew
from the hearts of all good Catholics,
has found an echo in the consciences of
our rulers, who, although late, have
now listened to the voice of duty, giv
ing full satisfaction to good Catholics
byawlso and opportune order for the
burning of a numbor of Protestant
books, which evil disposed persons were
introducing into the country in spite of
the vigilance of sincere Catholics.
But Cat hollo Barcelona, the country
if saint Eulallc, and blessed Oriol, has
had the very great pleasure of witness
.Ing an 'auto de fe' in the last part of
this HHh century. On the 25th Inst.,
the festival of the apostle James, in the
custom house yard of this city, one of
the most glorious traditions of the
Catholic roliglon was carried out by the
burning of Protestant books, destined
to pervert the tender hearts of our
It is in vain that the sons of Satan
lift lip tix lr vi ami vry nl ;nt
1M rltfh ! fcf-i. hit h Mit
im 1 1 h, tithWhW hi Ijlitm Mmf
lh ( t tk'Miitu-it, hit H pwt
light, 111 tii H itn ilm hrit'M mI I.
luNtmv and .mr, Thoro l but a t p
iiioxn hi event tthn
vrd nod this ntting tip of th inly
What wwitow ant U tho iil U
and uiiIi.hI fftni't of iro mui trH
VatholtoK. It ion tliat tho povorn
inont l dltow tooiry out our do
tro, and It l only rifiht that wo hmi!d
tko advantaifo f thl.-tMtr torn of
atair, In onh r to rtmh a aoon a
ikwtil( tho gtal of our lratlon.
Onrd, Wiou good ami almvre t'atho
llosl Tho Aappy day of our wiola and
religious fi'ji-iioratlon Is not far otf!
The 'AutoMo Fe, with whloh wo are
now iNvnphfl, is a cloar and evident
proof 01 tho ooitalnty of our Indication.
Tho ro-nijihllshii)ont of tho hnlv tri
bunal of the inquisition mitssoon take
plaoo. Tt igu will Ik ni(fM glorious
ami iruttiul In result than m tho imst.
and tho nutnlwr of those who w ill Im
called to suffer under It w lllcxeood tho
numlxr of the pat. OurCatnolle heart
overnowa with faith and enthusiaHm
and the immense iov which weexnerl
enco aw we begin to reap tho fruit of our
present campaign exooods all imagin
ation. What a day of pleasure will
mat 00 for us wiion wo see r roemasons,
Spiritualists, Freethinkers and anti
clerical writhing in tho flamoa of the
inquisition:' "
That Roman Catholics may not bo
Ignorant of the deeds of tho Inquisition
in tho past, there is the following in
another column of tho same numbor of
La liantUrer Cutnlim:
"We judge our esteemed subscribers
will read with great pleasure tho stat
istlcsj Jrejoeting those who suffered
under the holy tribunal, from the year
1481 to 1808, when this, so venerable an
institution was abolished. As our
readers will see. it refers to Spain only,
We are unable to give the numbers of
thoso who suffered in other countrios."
Hero follows statistics which aggro-
gate 347,704 persons who suffered from
that Infernal institution, beside this it
is stated on good authority that 6,000,
000 persons loft Spain to avoid the in
And this is the system that has
planted itself within tho borders of our
fair land, and not content with tho
freedom which tho spirit of Protestant
ism accords them seeks persistently to
overthrow the very tree which shelters
them. Where is the wisdom In allow
ing this onoin v to freedom and wrocress.
to maintain her fortresses liTtho shape
of nunneries and monasteries through
tho length and breadth of the land,
bidding open defiance to tho laws re
quiring tho registration of births and
deaths, and holding in durance vile
many who would gladly breathe tho air
of freedom again without those prison
walls? O! America! America, when
wilt thou rise in all the majesty of thy
greatness, and declare thy people f ree,
and insist on implicit obedience to
righteous laws from all who havo tho
protection of thy star spangled banner?
I trust that many will hoar Rev, Cook
of .Boston, when in Omaha. He Is an
eye-opener. Yours in th& cause,
A Classic Theme The Voice f 'vine
An Afternoon With Music.
Saturday afternoon wo saw and heard
the United States Marine Band, now on
Its tour from "ocean to ocean," when it
stopped to rest hero and loave a few of
its pleasant notes at the Gateway City.
To soo tho band Is a part of tho pro
gramme. Its epnt de enrpg is nation
ality; take a note of its national repre
sentationa blending of modesty, ease
and Intelligence the American type
In deportment, tho' seen through
features grown on other lands, that
here express U I'lurOnui Unum,
The Dross the scarlet coat, so neat
and trim, with Its white cords of grace
ful pose, the bluo pants and red stripes,
all, is speaking of the harmony In tho
forms and garments orbs and laws
our laws, In space. This Unite etwcmble
gontly reminds us of (our Bryants
Homer) Iliad's classic lines:
A crowd of neuron on adlxh,
Panlilonud by tliu artlNt's piixxlnn skill.
Then to see and hear thorn play. The
hall is noarly a square with galleries,
so we sit back in the corner, in the sky
parlor. Now, thoy are the motion
the stroke my, what a drove of sound
comes crashing and squeaking amid
the teams and projecting angles, nooks
and cranles, surrounding our seat.
Soon these are toned and smoothed
over with tho oil of sound, then fear
fades, and motion and music, to eye and
ear, are touched with charming har
monyso quick does the great Sousa
judge the hall's acooustlcs.
Every number Is ft pleasure, still
more pleasing. The public's pleasure
Is their sweet desire.
See and listen tho ploce la diffi
cult, some sacred, classic theme:
Away In distinct and independent notes
of harmony each Instrument seems
whirling, distant, more distant, (by
the cadence of the sound) they seem
to travol, far apart, then come gently
rolling nearer, nearer, bock, swing Into
lino with ecstacy, and seem to express
. I, apt) fr.Hin 4 btf aWnt
frtwwil. lit iV' a r voitl5 Imoo
flying In o t nwoto'i train Our
tiatitwtfti tid l toaoliing titUotml
It annuity, Tho thomo; "Tim Mto
i tho Hphoro. T!whk majf ly ts
pro "our f.yntom," tmt highor
titmth'ht stand by; irmvtUtlon pre
tad all spaoo. "Apollo'a l(yrv'
thus enptviMod:
Vmtti tli trim, thi ulilrlt,
A loot I' '!" (hut U titMi'H.
tt till Xoiy, Slot tt V, ml tone,
the InMrmnenU are wft with melody,
can ought bo nwt so? The fiuto and
voliHt are plainnl In contratwoot
fluto, and swwter vuUv. Koo thorn
sounds go jMowlng by through mwhi,
How smoothly rolls and swolls the
human voloo, the flute's note droop
U lilnd and soarw keep up, tho jter
feci notes go rolling unolmtrtioted on;
the flutes tvturdod, fall behind and
looso tho raiHt. What a sweet, round,
soft, soothing, happy voleo that flows
with art and grace in genius gifted
way. Como, touch a tender chord.
"My Old Kentucky Home Once More."
The incenso of tears speak tho hearts'
sweetest praise, and we silently sayj
God bless Mario DefljapLa Belle Ohio,
the beautiful, the TUti-acHon, our em
blem of tho Voloo tiirlno.
We listen through tho remaining
numbers, and seo the Jand rise and
hear them roli-in, U'luinphant strains,
our national qft$tcm. Wo leavo, but
take with us the sweet, pure voice and
pathos In "Our Old Kentucky Homo
Onco More." N.
Would Like an Answer.
Omaha, March 28, 1802 To the Edi
tor of The American. In your last
issue I noticed an article entitled
"Stand up Mr. Rosewater," In which
tho writer asks him to define his posi
tion In regard to tho Roman question.
I venture to say that the above question
will become as familiar to us as the
question, "Who struck Billy Patter
son," before Mr. Rosewater answers It,
unless he finds that it pays financially
to voice tho sentiments of tho A. P. A.
Any jtorson who Is a close observer
could tell pretty near where Mr. Rose
water stands on this question, and
where he has stood since his return from
Europo; but In caso I may bo mistaken
and do him an injustice, I would like to
have him answer the following ques
tions, which if truthfully answered, will
leave no doubt where he stands on this
important question:
First. Was It not your Intention Mr,
Rosewater, to break up tho A. P. A.,
when you called your council of friends
at tho Millard hotel, shortly after your
return from Eurojo, and did you not
personally denounce them, (the A. P,
A's.,) and declare that the organization
must bo broken up; is not that a fact,
Mr. Rosewater?
Second. Did not you and John Rush
havo a conversation in which it was
agreod between you that provided ho
ralsod so much money, that you would
help him with tho Ike to break up the
A. P. A., and is it not a fact that you
refused to carry out your part of the
agreement after you discovered that
Mie A. P, A,, had carried the primaries
for tho county convention?
Third, Is it not your honest opinion
that the agitation for flags on tho pub
lic schools buildings of this city is only
a littlodlsplay of sentiment on behalf of
its advocates, and don't amount to much,
as you expressed in tho lice a short
tlmo ago?
Fourth. Is it a fact that you were
and still are so ignorant of the duplicity
of the Roman Catholic church, In re
gard to our public schools; that you
actually believe that patriotism, and
not a desire to get a portion of the pub
lic school fund, prompted Archbishop
Ireland to turn over the parish schools
of his diocese to public control?
If Archbishop Ireland did it from
patriotism, why did he make the con
dition that tho sisters and brothers of
the church should bo hired for teachers,
when we are all told that what they,
the sisters and brothers do, is done for
charity's sake, and not for cash?
Now, Mr. Rosewater, would you
kindly Inform some of your Protestant
roaders, who desire to know, if you
actually expect them to take stock in
your eulogy of Archbishop Iroland in
the Sunday issue of the Ike, or were you
just dishing up a news moss of sop, for
tho purpose, of catching tho Irish re
publican vote to help you as a
delegate to tho republican national con
vention, believing that your eulogy of
Archbishop Ireland would pass un
noticed by your Protestant readers, and
you could carry water on both
Como, Mr. Rosewater. Stand up and
answer. We desire to know whoro you
stand on these questions, time is get
ting snort. ANA. P. A.
Joseph All Young, a Cathollo nrlest
of Nowark, Is alleged to have enticed
nine-year-old Mario Rose Into a room
and brutally assaulted her. Sakm IN
mi umponal mm 1 n.
Ho mi hf Whom It Aojuirvtt.
Tim (npo at Homo d hi tvt y r
frtowd a iv insVlng fott ti
ltu!lih M I'tioo ouijil t. mpttitl
jvwor. "tjlvo mo my toiinil pnwor;
plaintively orl tho jtn. "Rotum t tilt tottiotnl potior!" Indlg"
imiitly rry hi ft loml, Th quitlmi
It li ivpard fci t ho jkh'' tointorft)
powor riigftgos nmny tnlinU. Umk tv
ptitilUhml, aitlolin atv written, moot
ing aro hold, sK ho ro made, poll
thins are stgnod, and nothing Is loft on
tlono to roii.tablli.h ll. It may Im In
Wresting to know how the jmpo suo
oodod to U'tnimral mwr.
John, the bishop of ConnUmtlnople,
elftliiuM a prerogative above his follow
blnhos, and therefore assumed tho title
"universal bishop." And this title was
confirmed to him by tho council of dial
cydon. Pelaglus II, bishop of Homo,
called that an execrable, profane and
diabolical procedure. Grogoryof Rome
oallod that an execrable, profane and
dluholical procedure. Gregory of Romo
(104, the rival of John, and envious of
him, though ho styled himself "tho sol
vent of all servants" protested: "Peter
hath tho keyes of the kingdom, and the
IKiwerof binding and loosing is com
mitted unto him. The care and princi
pality of tho whole church Is committed
unto him and yet he Is not called the
'universal apostle' yet this holy man,
John, my fellow-priest, labors to lie
culled 'universal bishop;' I am com
pelled to say, O, corruption of times
and manners! And again, whoever
adopts or affects tho titlo of universal
bishop has tho pride and character of
antichrist and Is In some manner his
forerunner in this haughty quality of
elevating himself alwvo tho rest of his
order," Thus spake a man who Is cata
logued by tho Romish church as pope
and considered in this quality as infall
ible. But his very successor, Boniface
III, also catalogued us popo, and in this
q ittlity also considered infallible, had
n 1 scruples whatever about adopting
tlat proud title. And how did ho at
tain to it? John, bishop of Constanti
nople, boro that title with some show
of human right, for It was confirmed to
him by a nouncll of bishops, But Boni
fy attained to that title by the grace
of ft usurper and murderer, Phocas,
tho usurper and murderer of tho em
peror Maurice and his family, conceded
that title to Boniface; with tho priv
ilege of transmitting it to his suc
cessors. Tho pope now employs this
title and office as a stepping stone to a
higher eminence; it is tho key to his
accession to temporal power. Ho now
insinuates an authority over govern
ments and kings. Formerly tho Roman
bishops employed themselves in con
verting tho neighboring cities and
towns. Necessity, gratitude and custom
Inclined the now churches to ask ad
vice and council and help from tho
Roman bishop. And whilst thoy con
sidered themselves on an equal footing
with him, they freely honored him as
their spiritual guide, But his advice
now became absolute commands, and ho
demanded as a duty tho honor freely
paid him, And says Mosholm: "They
encouraged apjH-ols with regard to con
troversies or difficulties to themselves;
they assumed tho care of all tho
churches, as If It wcro a part of their
official duty; they ftpjiolnted vicars In
churches, over which thoy had no
claims to jurisdiction; when they should
hove only been meditators, they as
sumed to bo judges; they required ac
counts to be sent to them of tho affairs
of foreign churches; they endeavored
to impose the rights and usages of their
own church upon all others as being
of apostolic origin; thoy traced their
own elevation from St. Peter; they
maintained that their fancied preroga
tives belonged ihom to by divine right;
they threatened with ex-comraunica-tlon
from the church those who would
not submit to their decrees; they set up
and deposed metropolitans in provinces
over which they never bad legally any
jurisdiction; and each successive bishop
of Rome was careful at least not to lose
anything of the Illegal usurpations of
his predecessors; If he did not add to
Onco universal bishop, the cunning,
arrogant pontiff sets out to become
a universal potentate. Step by step he
advances In securing to hlmsolf tem
poral power until he becomes master of
the world.
Tho adoration of tho saints and the
worship of images had gradually found
its way into the church. This evil
mode rapid progress during the Seventh
century, being encouraged by the
priests. About the beginning of tho
Eighth century Leo, the Greek emperor,
reigning over tho east and tho west,
residing at Constantinople, began
openly to oppose tho worship of Images
as being Idolatrous. But Georgo II. In
veighed against hiin. He wrote him a
letter In which he defended the Images,
declaring them to bo "tho genuine
hmm of t1Ht, III totl,-r tool th
m!U And thott ho "11 iit
rooiniiithW lit tho tttpti tit and In
human 11, tnor gdlly ltin h. rvtlo,
! fttloftow and ImplteM nhodtenow to
hw i, Hun! jfti!o f f 'tHifctaiiliiiMpIo
and Homo. You ' n. " T)nt
ISH a wtrnat and tnlHliy hand! ln
rtnmi jih tiakoit wn ran only Imphnv
(lul.t tUl IN will send you a dot It
for the d.nt root Ion of vr nVh and
tho Mihation'of your mil." And then
ho toe on to Inttiuidatrt I. tin, thr, si.-n-Ing
ti call to tits siipNirt tho ImhImi Uiis
of the wont against him: 'The roinoto
and interior kingdoms of Urn t pro
sent their hotnngn to Christ and hi
vUvgetvnt (I. p., tho Human bMiopi.
The Istrltarlans havo submitted to th
yoke of tho goHd, and tho plou bar
barians aro kindled Into rage; thoy
thirst to avongo the powoout Ions of the
oast, (against imago worship). Abandon
your rah and fatal enterprise; rollout,
tremble and rejsjnt. If you jierslst, we
aro Innocent of tho blood that will K
split in tho contest; may It fall Umhi
your own hood. Hut EmKtror Loo was
not shaken In his conviction, and reso
lution. He issued an odlolt against
the Idolatrous use pf Images, his steal
as a christian, It must lie confessed, Is
praiseworthy; but In his capacity as
king his interference with tho business
of tho church was unlawful and proved
tttal. When tho news of the emperor's
edict reached Rome, It oxcStod Indigna
tion and revolt. Tho emperor's statutes
were puilod down and an attempt was
made to elect another emperor In IWs
stead. Gregory is credited with en
couraging the rebellion and of prohibit
ing tho Italians from paying tribute to
Leo. But whilo defending imago wor
ship and exciting rebellion he died.
Ho was succeeded by Gregory HI., a
man more arrogant and presumptuous
than his predecessor. Immediately
upon his elevation ho wrote to the em
poror: "Because you are unlearned
and ignorant, wo are obliged to write to
you rude discourse, but full of sense
and tho" word of God" and then ex
plaining tho use of imagos, that they
are not looked upon as gods, but as
symbols which should bring to memory
tho persons represented, he continues:
"We might, as having the power of
Peter, pronounc4 punishment against
you, but as you have pronounood tho
curse upon yourself, let it stick to you.
You write to us to assemble a general
council of which there Is no need. (Tho
Roman popes always dreaded a council),
Do you cease to iHirsoouto images, and
all will bo well; we fear not your
threats," Is thoro not an Insinuation
of pre-eminence over kings and govern
ments in this and tho preceding letter?
Likewise does not the haughty aggres
sive tone of those letters imply groat
influence over temporal powers? Were
not those letters written with tho In
tention of striking terror Into the heart
of Loo and compelling him into null
mission, not by tho word, but by tho
sword? The language of tho popes has
always been such. In 703 Gregory ex
communicated all those who should op
poso tho Images. Italy being now in a
state of rebellion, Loo fitted out a fleet
with tho view of subduing tho rebellious
conduct of his Italian subjects, but tho
fleet was wrecked and tho object of its
mission frustrated. The Roman bishop
was now master of tho situation. Tho
Italians were eminently attached to
him and the barbarians lately converted
to Christianity bestowed on him that
honor and obedlonco which they form
erly paid to their druld priest, Tho
bishop of Romo felt tho strength of his
influence and realized tho power of his
position. Ho now negotiated with tho
court of Franco, offering to withdraw
his obedience from the emperor and
give tho consulship of Romo to Charles
Martel, prime minister of tho French
court, if he would take him under hi
protection. But Franco found it in
convenient to comply with bis request,
and in tho year 741 tho emperor, the
popo and Charles Martel died. Em
peror Leo was succeeded by his son,
Constantino Copronlmus, Gregory III.
was succeeded by Pojo Zochary, and
Charles Martel was succeeded by his
son, Pepin. It is with Zachary and
Pepin we have to deal now.
Chlldoric was king of Franco. Pepin,
his prime minister, aspired to the
throne. But how was ho to attain to
It? He had somo conscientious scruples
with regard to the manner of attaining
to it. But ho found a way out of the
difficulty, He admitted bin conscien
tious scruples to the decision of Popo
Zachary, viz: Whother It would bo
Just In him to depose his own sovereign
Childerio, and to reign in his stead?
Popo Zachary, as a faithful minister of
Christ, ought to have taught Pepin the
meaning of the fourth commandment.
He should have reminded him: "The
powers that bo are ordained of God.
Let every soul bo subject to tho higher
powers." Rom. viil. He should have
admonished him to "Render unto
Caesar the things which are Caesar's,"
M!h, till I tit tlto niicS ot 1 , i
?.('! ivxjviirwi t!,n ),) mi a tttrttgn
a'jr, ltt In Oi , J ttf 1 pin
M own aHsnee Hi, "mp tir im '
dot II ilfc not et out another, W pi
Weed tho oimM'io.iiim n'i" of I hut
nmii'r and iio tilttt an altrniatlvt
iit f. tvpln in pon.ttionoo dMtt
his suvt-tvlgn Childerio, et him Into
a niontry and ittnd the tltln of
king, fmhsry died not long alter,
Stephen III. kiHHiinI him.
Italy ! at this time rent by dlwwu
tlon and UJsenrd, AlMutph, thn king of
tho f'-lnltook advantage of tl,U
state tafft'" and gradually obtained
mwMtM)lon 4,, tliu Greek provinces In
Italy, I'.lali d with suivo, ho on
lioavorod to take Home, She ancient
capital.- liuttyw Htephoh got on his
mottle, itemo, holy Rome, ought to be
long to notm but tho popo, llu hastily
called Pepin to hi assistance, and
I'opln, crossing tho Alps with an army,
forced Atstulph to relinquish tho pos
sessions he had usurped mmn twenty
odd cities, Including Rome not to tho
Greek emperor, to whom thoy right
fully In-longed, but to Stephen II., popn
at Romo, to whom thoy did not right
fully Imlong. Thus tho pojw, an abettor
of usurpation and treachery, received,
by the aid of Pepin, tho usurper and
traitor, from Alstulph tho robber,
robliod domains, and was thus estab
lished a temporal monarch, and thus
attained a temporal power. This was
In the year 755. From this epoch date
the temporal power of the poio.
As the popo became ''universal v
bishop" by sanctioning usurpation and
murder, by tho grace of Phocas, tho
usurper and mii,4f70,v so ho also at
tained to temporal power, sanctioning
usurpation and troaehory, by tho grooo
of Pepin, the usurper and traitor.
Gregory VII. 1073-1085 attained to the
zenith of papal power, It was this
man's aim. to make all Europe one
great empire of St. Poter or tributary
to tho Roman pontiffs, all kings vassals
of tho Roman pontiff and ho well
nigh succeeded. Well, and how did
tho popo employ their temporal powr r?
No, wo will not go Into detail, Wy
will confine ourselves only to this
statement; whilst ho, by reason of hli j
ecclesiastical power' east all the 01 1 h
of Christendom X&j ' tliu "' htl'-i-1 i .
error' mazes, Ignorance of u sth
dlvlno, heathenish superstition.' gi
unbelief, and by reason of his tempoi a
power forcibly Kept them In that state,
he himself by reason of tho plontltudo
of his liberty, indulged himself freely
In every sin, every crime, every
abomination known to God and for
bidden by Ills law, No wonder the
poor prinonor In tho Vatican is now
again fishing for temporal power,
Lutlisran WUmm,
From Underwood,
Undkhwooij, la., March 21, 181)2,
Editor Amkhican. Sir: I did not,
until recently, know that such a paper
existed In Omaha. But as an old ad
mirer of our Philadelphia organ, I
send you greeting.
George Washington once said that ho
could "wish that tho Marquis D,i La
Fayette was tho only foreigner on our
shores," and, In foot, the best statesmen
of those days foresaw our present
troubles, I live In ft medley of God'
recklessness with clay, and am as poor
as tho last pickings of the bones of Job's
turkey, but Ml frankly say that I stand
on the Waihlngtonlnn platform on this
question. I do not mean to say, nor
would I be understood as saying that
we have not many noble citizens of
foreign extraction. I was In tho war
of tho rvholllon, and somo of the most
reliable soldiers we had were Irishmen.
If 1 had to risk my neck as a colonel of
a regiment composed of any foreign
nationality represented on our will, I
would calf for a thousand "poddies."
But whilo this is the cose, I cannot
help but deplore tho fact that thoy ac
k no wledgo a h Ujhrr pmnr than rimi'wiicf..
Priestcraft, unfortunately, Is over and
above all, and In It efforts and ten
dencies, It Is the enemy of free school
and liberal laws.
We have hod proof enough of this
effort to combine church and state to
awaken the most sluggish and Indiffer
ent to a moral sense of their duty,
Demand after demand has Imon made
to divide tho school fund to enable
them to establish parochial schools
and it seems high tlmo that this
matter was calmly considered, and the
feople decide whether they desire
toman Catholic rule.
If tho majority of American citizens
are content to have a sectarian division
of tho public school fund, and are ready
to take tho responsibility to say that
our public school system shall lie dl
momtiorod 'arid dethroned, then we
should bo mode aware of the fact by an
open expression, and not left to irrooo
our way In the dark.
I know that a goodly number who do
not deslro such a consumation are hold
ing back opinions from mercenery
reasons thev 'ear to Ioho custom by a
frank avowal of their belief. Such ft
course can be attributed to but one
source, and that is cowardice.
I ho very people whom they are try
ing to deceive by this regime, are not
Ignorant of the facte, and think the less
of them for their cowardly cringing bo
fore tho iHwer of a poiie they despise!
and to jxwterlty they are doing an
irreparable wrong. Lot us speak out.
it. britton.
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