The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, November 30, 1894, Page 7, Image 7

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The A. P. A. Principles With the Canon
Law and Several Oaths of the Ro
man Catholic Church,
And Than Judge for Vourself Which Hi the
True Spirit of Americanism in Them, the
A. P. A. Principles or the Diabolical
Obligations Taken by Roma's
A. I'. A. rrinciIs.
The following are the dwlarallons of prin
ciples adopted by t lie National Council ot
the A. P. A. at DesMoines:
"Loyalty to true Americanism, which
knows neither birth, place, race, creed, nor
party, Is the first requirement (or liiemlxT
shlp In the American Protective Association
The American Protective Association Is
not a political party, and does not control
the political affiliations of lu members; but
It teaches them to be intensely active In the
discharge of their political duties In or out
Of party lines, because It believes that all
problems confronting our people will be
bound solid by a conscientious discharge of
the duties of citizenship by every Individual.
"While tolerant of all creeds. It holds that
subjection and support to any political power
not controlled by American citizens, and
which claims equal If not greater sovereignt y
than the government of the United States, is
Irreconcilable with American citizenship. It
Is, therefore, opposed to the holding of offices
In state or national government by any sub
ject or supporter of such ecclesiastical
"We uphold the constitution of the United
States of America, and no portlcn of it more
than its guarantee of religious liberty, but
we hold this religious liberty to be guaran
teed to the Individual, and not to mean that
under Its piotectlon any un-American eccles
iastical power can claim any absolute con
trol over the education of children, growing
up under the stars and st ripes.
"We consider the non-sectarian free public
school the bulwark of American institutions,
the best place for the education of American
Children. To keep them such, we protest
against the employment of subjects of any
un-American ecclesiastical power as officers
r teachers of our public schools.
"We condemn the support out of the pub
lic treasury by direct appropriation or by
contract of any sectarian school, reform
atory or other institution not owned and
Controlled by public authority.
"Believing that exemption from taxation
U equivalent to a grant of public funds, we
demand that no real or personal property be
exempt from taxation, the title to which is
not vested In the national or state govern
ments, or in any of their sub-divisions.
"We protest against the enlistment In the
United States army, navy, or the militia ot
any state, of any person not an actual citizen
Of the United States.
"We demand for the protection of our cltl
len laborers the prohibition of the importa
tion of pauper labor, and the restriction of
all Immigration to persons who cannot show
their ability and honest Intention to become
elf-supportlng Amerl 'an citizens.
"We demand the change of the naturaliza
tion laws by a repeal of the act authorizing
the naturalization of minors, without a pre
vious declaration of Intention, and by pro
Tiding that no alien shall be naturalized or
permitted to vote In any state In the union
who cannot speak the language of the land,
and who cannot prove seven years' consecu
tive residence In this country from the date
Of his declaration of his Intention,
"We protest against the gross negligence
and laxity' with which the Judiciary of our
land administer the present naturalization
laws, and against tho practice of naturaliz
ing aliens at the expense of committees ot
Candidates as tho most prolific source of the
present prostitution ot American citizenship
to the basest uses.
"We demand that all hospitals, asylums,
reformatories, or other institutions In whlcn
people are under restraint, be at all times
subject to public Inspection, whether they
are maintained by the public or by private
Corporations or individuals.
"We demand that all national or state
legislation affecting financial, commercial or
Industrial interests be general In character
and In no Instance in favor of anyone sec
tion of the country, or any one class of the
Cannon Law.
1. The constitutions of princes are not
superior, but subordinate to ecclesiastical
2. The laws of the emperor cannot dis
solve the ecclesiastical or canon laws.
8. It Is not lawful for an emperor to exact
anything opposed to the apostolic rules.
f. It is not lawful for kings to usurp the
things that belong to priests.
5. Mo custom of anyone can thwart the
statutes of the popes.
8. Let no resistance be offered to the
apostolic (canon) precepts, but let them be
alutlferlously fulfilled.
7 The yoke Imposed by the holy see Is to
be borne, though it appear Intolerable and
8. The pontiff can neither be loosed no
bound by the secular power.
9. That the Pontiff was called Ood by the
pious Prince Constantlne, and that as god he
cannot be Judged as man.
10. That as god he Is fur above the reach
ef all human law and Judgment.
11. That all laws contrary to the canons
and decrees of the Homan prelates are of no
12. That all of the ordinances of the pope
are unhesitatingly to be obeyed.
13. We ought not even to speak to one
whom the pope hus ex -communicated.
14. Priests are fathers and masters, even
of princes.
15. The civil law is derived from man, but
the ecclesiastical or canon law Is derived
directly from God, by which the pontiff can,
in connection with his prelates, make con
ititutions for the whole christian world, in
matters spiritual, concerning the sulvatkn
of souls, and the right government of the
Church; and If necessary Judge and dispose
of all the temporal goods of all christians.
18. A heretic, holding or teaching false
f octrlne concerning the sacraments, Is ex
communicated and degraded, and handed
over to the secular court.
17. Secular princes unwilling to swear to
flefend the church against heretics are ex
Communicated, and they are laid under an
Interdict. '
18. The goods of heretics are to be con
Iscated and applied to the church.
19. Advocates or notaries, favoring here
tics, or their defenders, or pleading for them
in law suits, or writing documents for them,
are Infamous and suspended from office.
20. The secular powers, whether perma
nent or temporary, are bound to swear that
they will exterminate, according to their
power, Ul heretics condemned by the church)
and a temporal lord not purging his land ot
heretics. Is ex-communlcated.
xl. 1'hose signed with the cross for the ex
termination of heretics, rejoice In the privi
lege grant to to the crusaders for the help
ot the holy land.
it They are absolved front all obligations
who are in anywise hound to oeretlcs.
2J. Whoever die lu battle against the
unlx-lleTinx, merits the kingdom of heaven.
it. We do not esteem those tiomlciees to
whom It may have happened In their seal for
their mother church against the ei-coajmu-nlcated,
to kill some of tbeui.
t That Catholic Princes are bound, both
by civil andcoiuiuoa law, no', to receive or
tolt rate heretics, and much more are not to
permit their rites, or other exercise of their
religion, or rather, their false sect, but are
mot solemnly bound everywhere, to repel
and expel them.
iti. The following temporal punishments
are to be enforced on heretics: 1st Infamy,
and the consequent disqualification for all
civil acta. 2nd- Intestability, as well active
a passive (that 1. they can neither make
nor will Inherit what Is left to them by
others), 3rd Loss of paternal power over
children. 4th Loss ot dowry, and other
privileges granted to women. 5thl'onflca
tton of all goods. 6th--That vassals and
slaves and others are free from all, even
sworn obligations due to their lord or an
other. TtbCapital corporal punishment,
especially death, and perpetual Imprison
ment. 27. The canon law forbids all toleration.
2. That metropolitans and bishops are to
ex-commuulcate him who grants liberty of
29. No oath Is to be kept toward heretic
princes, lords or others.
30. Heretics are to be deprived of all civil
and paternal rights.
31. The pope can absolve from all oaths.
32. Every bishop Is ordinary Judge In a
cause of heresy. The reason is because the
bishops can ex-of!lclo, and ought to extirpate
heretics, and indict upon them the due pun
ishments, and to this are bound on pain ot
deposition. Besides, are the Inquisitors es
pecially deputed by the apostolic see.
Every bishop In his diocese Is thought tobe,
and in reality Is, a natural Inquisitor, (liter
ally born inquisrttor), so as to have the same
power with those already mentioned In a
cause of heresy.
33. In every promissory oath, although
absolutely taken, there are certain condi
tions tacitly understood, amongst which are:
lsU-If I canj 2nd To save the right and
authority of a superior; 3rd When the oath
supposes the honor of the apostolic see to be
34. That the council of Trent, (the last and
great authority of Home), decrees and com
mands that the sacred canons and all gen
eral councils, also the other apostolic enact
ments Issued In favor of ecclesiastical per
sons of ecclesiastical liberty, and against Its
violators, allot which by this present decree
It renews, and must be exactly observed
by all.
Cardinal's Oath.
"I, , cardinal of the Holy Roman
church, do promise and swear that, from this
time to the end of my life, I will be faithful
and obedient unto St. Peter, the holy apos
tolic Koman church, and our most holy lord,
the pope of Rome, and his successors, canon
ically and lawfully elected: that I will give
no advice, consent or assistance against the
pontifical majesty and person; that I will
never knowingly and advisedly, to their In
Jury or disgrace, make public the councils
entrusted to me by themselves, or by mes
sengers or letters; also that I will give them
any assistance In retaining, defending and
recovering the Roman papacy and the regalia
of Peter, with all my might and endeavor, so
far as the rights and privileges or my order
will allow it, and will defend them against
all their honor and state, and I will direct
and defend, with due form and honor, the
legates and nuncios of the apostolic see, In
the territories, churches, monasteries and
other benefices committed to my keeping;
and I will cordially co-operate with them
and treat them with honor in their coming,
abiding and returning, and that I will resist
unto blood all persons whatsoever who Bhall
attempt anything against them. That I will,
by every way and by every means strive to
preserve, augment and advance the rights,
honors, privileges, the authority of the Holy
Roman bishop, our lord the pope and his
before mentioned successors, and that, at
whatever time anything shall be decided to
their prejudlco, which is out of my power to
hinder, as soon as I shall know that any
steps or measures have been taken In the
matter. I will make It known to the same,
our lord or his successors, or some other per
son by whose means It may be brought to
their knowledge. That I will keep and carry
out and cause others to keep and carry out
the rules of the holy father, the decrees,
ordinances, dispensations, reservations, pro
visions, apostolic mandates and constitu
tions of the Holy Father Sextus, of happy
memory, as to visiting the thresholds of the
apostles at certain prescribed times, accord
ing to the tenor of that which I have Just
read through. That I will seek out and op
pose, persecute and fight (omni conatu per
secuturum et impugnaturum) against here
tics or schismatics who oppose out lord, the
pope of Rome, and his before-mentioned suc
cessors, and this I will do with every possible
t (Signature) then sent to the pope.
Bisliop's Oath.
, elect of the-
diocese, from henceforward will be
faithful and obedient to St. Peter the Apostle
and to the Holy Roman church, and to our
lord, the holy pope of Rome, and to his suc
cessors, canonlcally entering, I will neither
advise, consent nor do anything that they
may lose life or member, or that their per
sons may be seized, or hands in anywise laid
upon them, or any injuries offered to them,
under any pretence whatsoever. The coun
sel with which they shall intrust me by them
selves, their messengers or letters, I will not
knowingly reveal to any, to their prejudice,
I will help them to defend and keep the Ro
man papacy and the royalties of St. Peter
against all men. The legate of the apostolic
see, going and coming, I will honorably treat
and help ia his necessities. The rights,
honors, privileges and authority of tho Holy
Roman church of uur lord, the pope, and his
aforesaid successors, I will endeavor to pre
serve, defend, Increase and advance. 1 will
not be in any counsel, action or treaty, In
which shall be plotted against our said lord
and Roman church, anything to the hurt or
prejudice of their persons, rights honor, state
or power, and, if I shall know any such thing
to be treated or agitated by any whataover,
I will hinder it to my utmost, and as soon as
I can, I will signify It to our lord. The ordi
nance and mandates of the pope, 1 will ob
serve with all my might and cause to be ob
served by others.
"Heretics, schismatics and rebels to our
said lord or his successors, I will to my '
most persecute and oppose.
"Uereticos, schlsmaticos et rcbelles eldem
Domino nostro vel successorlbus predictis
pro posse persequar et oppugns bo."
"I will come to a council whet. am called,
I will visit the threshold of the apostles
every throe years and give an account ot our
lord of all my pastoral office and of the
things belonging to mydloceon, to the dis
cipline of tity cieigy and peuplA. I will to
like mantlet humbly receive and diligently
execute the apuxtoUc romtuanda. If I am
detained by a lawful Impediment, I will per
form the aforesaid by a meuitwr of my chap
ter or a prlot of my dtocexe, fully iitruvud
la all tiling alutve iih-uiIoimhI. The pouwa
slou belonging to my table. I will neither
ell nor otherwise alienate without consult
ing the Roman pontiff. So bt Ip tue Uod and
these holy gospels of Uod."
I (Sluuaturei,
Bent to the Romish Manager.
Trial's Oath.
.now In the presence of
Almighty God, the blessed Virgin Mary, the
blessed Michael the Archangel, the bleased
St. John the Baptist, the Holy Apostle St,
Peter and St. Paul and the Saint and the
Sacred Hosts of Heaven, and to you. my lord,
I do declare from my he irt, wit bout mental
reservation that the pope I Christ's vicar
general and U the true and only head of the
universal church throughout the earth, and
that, by virtue ot the key of binding and
loosing given to hi holluess by Jesus Christ
he ha power to depose heretical kings,
princes, slates, commonwealths and govern
ments, all being Illegal without his sacred
confirmation, and tiiat they may safely be
destroyed. Therefore to the utmost of my
power, 1 will defeud this doctrine and his
holiness' rights and customs against all
usurpers of the Protestant authority what
soever, especially against the now pretended
authority and church in England aud all ad
herents, In regard that they be usurpal and
heretical, opposing tho sacred mother of the
church of Rome.
"1 do deuouuee and disown any allegiance
as due to any Protestant king, prince or
state or obedience to any of their inferior
officers. 1 do further declare the doctrine of
the church of England, ot the C'ulvlulsts,
Huguenots and other Protestants, to be
damnable aud those to be damned who will
not forsake the same.
"I do further declare that l will help, assist
and advise all or any of his holiness' agents
in any place wherever I shall be, and to do
my utmost to extirpate t ie Protestant doc
trine aud to destroy all their pretended
power, regal or otherwise. I dot urlher prom
ise and declare that, notwithstanding I may
be permitted by disensiUlon to assume any
heretical religion (Protestant denominations)
tor the propagation of the mother church's
Interest, to keep secret and private all her
agents' counsels as they entrust me, aud not
to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word,
writing or circumstances whatsoever, but to
execute all which shall be proposed, given in
charge or discover id unto mo by you, my
most reverend lord and bishop.
"All of which I, , do swear by the
blessed Trinity and blessed Sacrament
which I am about to receive, to perform on
my part to keep inviolably, and do call on
all tho Heavenly and Lilorious Host of
Heaven to witness my real intentions to
keep this my oath.
"In testimony whereof I take this most
holy and blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist,
and witness the same further with my con
secrated baud, In the presence of my holy
bishop and all the priests who assist him la
my ordination to the priesthood."
Extreme Oath of the Jesuit.
, now In the presence of
Almighty God, the blessed Virgin Mary, the
blessed Michael the archangel, the blessed
St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St.
Peter and St. Paul and the saints and sacred
host of heaven, and to you my ghostly father,
the superior general of the society of Jesus,
founded by Saint Ignatus Loyola In the pon
tlficatlonof Paul the Third, and continued
to the present, do, by the womb of the virgin,
the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus
Christ declare and swear that his holiness,
the pope, is Christ's vlcc-gerent, and is the
true and only head of the Catholic or uni
versal church throughout the earth; and
that by virtue of the keys of binding and
loosing given to his holiness by my Savior,
Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose her
etical kings, princes, st ates, commonwealths
and governments, all being Illegal without
his sacred confirmation, and they may be
safely destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of
my power, I will defend this doctrine and his
holiness' right and custom against all
usurpers of the heretical or Protestant
authority whatsoever, especially the Luth
eran church of Germany, Holland, Denmark,
Sweden and Norway, and the now pretended
authorities and churches of England and
Scotland, and branches of the same now
established In Ireland, and on the continent
of America, and elsewhere, and all adherents
in regard that they be usurped and heretical,
opposing the sacred church ef Rome.
I do now denounce and disown any alleg
iance as due to any heretical king, prince or
state named Protestant or Liberals or
obedience to any of their laws, magistrates
or officers.
I do further declare that the doctrine of
the churches of England and Scotland, ot
the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the
name of Protestant or Liberals, to be dam
eable, and they themselves to be damned
who will not forsake the same.
I do further decH e that I will help, assist
and advise all or any of his holiness' agents,
in any place wherever I shall be, In Switzer
land, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden,
Notway, England, Iceland or America, or In
any other kingdom or territory, I shall come
to, and do my utmost to extirpate the hereti
cal Protestant or Liberal doctrines, and to
destroy all their pretended powers, legal or
I do further promise and declare that, not
withstanding 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' councils from
time to time, as they entrust me, and not to
divulge, directly or Indirectly, by word,
writing or circumstances whatever, but to
execute all that shall be proposed, given in
charge, or discovered unto me, by you or my
ghostly father, or any of this sacred con
vent. I do further promise and declare that I will
have no opinion or will of my own or any
mental reservation whatsoever, even as a
corpse or cadaver (perindo ac cadaver), but
will unhesitatingly obey each and every
Command that I may receive from my super
iors in the militia of the pope and of Jesus
That I will go to any part of the world
whithersoever I may be sent, to the frozen
regions of the north, the burning sands of
the desert of Africa, or the pingles of India,
to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to
the wild haunts of the barbarous savages ot
America, without murmuring or repining
and will be submissive In all things whatso
ever, communicated to me.
I do furthermore promise and declare that
I will, when opportunity presents, make and
wage relentless war, secretly or openly,
against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals
as I am directed to do, to extirpate them
from the face ot the whole earth, and that
I will spare neither age, sex or condition, and
that I will bang, burn, waste, boll, flay,
strangle and bury alive these Infamous
heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of
their women and crush their Infants' heads
galot the walls la order to annihilate their
execrable rac. That when the same cannot
be done openly. I wtll aeerrtly uaethe pois
onous cup, the strangulating cord, the steel
of the polnard, or the leaden bullet, regard
less of the honor, rank, dignity or authority
of the person or person, whatever may be
their condition In life, either public or priv
ate, as I at any time may tie directed so to
do by any agent of the pope or superior of
the brotherhood of the holy father, of the
society of Jnu.
In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate
my life, my soul and all corporal power, and
with this dogger 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 soldier ot the mllltl of
the pope cut off my hands and my f'-el, and
my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened
and sulphur burned therein, with all the
punishment that can be Inflicted upon me on
earth and my soul lie tortured by demon In
an eternal hell forever.
All of which I , do swear by
the blessed trinity, and blessed sacrament
which I am now to receive, to perform, and
on my part to keep Inviolably; and do call
all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven
to witness these, my real Intentions, to keep
this my oath.
In testimony hereof I take this most holy
and blessed sacrament of the eucharlst, and
witness the same further, with iny uame
written with the point of this dagger, dipped
In my own blood, and seal lu the face of this
holy convent
lie receives the wafer from the superior
and writes his name Willi the point of his
dagger, dlppee lu hlou blood, taken trout
over the heart. 1
Tho Ft iilun's Ontti.
"I swear by almighty Uod, by all In heaven
and earth, by the holy prayer-book of my
holy church, by the blessed Virgin Mary
mot her of God, by hersorrow and grief at the
cross, by her tears and walllngs, by the holy
apostles St. Peter and Paul, by the glorious
apostle of Ireland St. Patrick by the
blessed and holy church of all ages, by the
holy national martyr, to fight upon the
Irish soil, to tight for the independence ot
Ireland to fight until I die, wading In the
red gore of the Sassenach (Protestant) for
the glorious cause of nationality; to fight
until not a single vestige, track or footstep.
Is left to tell that the holy soil of Ireland
was ever trodden by the Sassenach tyrants
and murderers; and, morover, when the
Protestant robbers anu orutes in Ireland
shall be murdered and driven Into the sea
like the swluo our Lord Jesus Christ caused
to be drowned, then wo shall embark for,
and take England, and root out every ves
tige of the accursed blood of the heretic
adulterer, Henry VIII., and possess our
selves of tho heists who have so long kept
our Island of saints Did Ireland In the
chains of boudage.drlven us from her shores,
exiles into foreign lands. I will wade In the
blood of Orangemen and heretics (Protest
ant) who do not Join us and become our
selves. Scotland too, having given aid and succor
to the beast, we Bhall live In her gore. We
shall not give up until we have restored our
holy faith all over the British Isles.
To all of this I sincerely and conscien
tiously swear with my eyes blinded, not
knowing who to me administers this oath
Oath of the Clan-na-Gael.
Tho following lu the oath taken by
the members of that famous Romish
Catholic society:
"I (name In full) do solemnly swear in, the
presence of Almighty God, that I will labor
while life Is left In me to establish and de
fend a republican form ot government in
Ireland; that I will keep secret the names
and everything connected with tho Irish
brotherhood from all not entitled to know
such secrets; that I will obey and comply
with the constitution and laws of the same,
that I will preserve tho funds of this
order for the cause of Irish revolution alone
as specified in the constitution; that I will
deem It my special duty and mission to
promote and foster sentiments of union,
brotherly love, nationality, among all
Irish. I take this obligation without any
mental reservation, holding tho same forever
binding upon me, and that any violation
thereof, or desertion of my duty to the
brotherhood is Infamous, and merits the
severest punishment, so help me God."
This oath the candidate is abjured to
keep at the hazzard of bis life. It was
printe I in the Chicago Inter Ocean and
was sworn to be correct at the Cronln
trial. It was reported by said paper
November 17, 1894. Priests and bishops
act as chaplains for this holy (?) order.
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