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"THE AMERICAN. READ AND COMPARE The A. P. A. Principles W.th the Canon Law and Several Oaths cf the Ro man Catholic Church, n4 Than Jdgs for Yourself Which H th True Spirit of Americanism in Thsm, th A. P. A. Principles or the 0abolcal Obligations Taken by Romi'i Minions. A. I. A. rrlmi.Ir. The following ar the dvclarai inns of prlo Clplr ixlopud by the National Council of the A. P. A. at DesMoIn.: "Loyalty to truo Aniertcaut.sni, ahU'b knows neither birth, place, ra-e, crved, nor party, I the first requirement for member ship In the American Protective AssorUtl n 'The American Protective Association It. sot a political party, and does not control the political affiliations of Its members; but It teaches them to be intensely active la the discharge of their political auties In or ou of party lines, braute it believes that all problems confronting our people Hill be bound solid by a conscientious discharge of the duties of citizenship by every Individual. "While tolerant of all creeds. It holds tha subjection and support to any political power not controlled by American citizens, and which clalmsequal If not greater sovereignty than the government of the United States, Is Irreconcilable with American citizenship. It Is, therefore, opposed to the holding of oflloes In state or national government by any sub ject or supporter of sueh ecclesiastical ower. "We uphold the constitution of the United States of America, and no pi,rtli n 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 pi otection any un-American eccles iastical power can claim any absolute con trol over the education of children, growiug up under the stars and stripes. "We consider the non-sectarian free public school the bulwark of American institutions, the best place for the education of American Children. To keep thom such, we protest against the employment of subjects of any un-Amorlcan 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 Is 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 tnllltla of any state, of any person not an actual citizen of the United States. "We demand for the protection of our cltl sen 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 self-supporting Amerl an citizens. We demand the change of the naturaliza tion laws by a repeal of the act authorizing he naturalization of minors, without a pre vious declaration of intention, and bv uro- ldlng 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 out land administer the present naturalization laws, and against tho practice of naturaliz ing aliens at the expense of committees or Candidates as the most prolific source of the resent prostitution of American citizenship to the basest uses. "We demand that all hospitals, asylums, reformatories, or other Institutions In which people are under restraint, be at all times subject to public Inspection, whether they are maintained by the public or by private torporatlons 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 any one sec tion of the country, or any one class of the people." Cannon Law. 1. The constitutions of princes are not superior, but subordinate to ecclesiastical Constitutions. 2. The laws of the emperor cannot dis solve the ecclesiastical or canon laws. 3. It is not lawful for an emperor to exact anything opposed to the apostolic rules. 4. It Is not lawful for kings to usurp the things that belong to priests. 5. No custom of anyone can thwart the Statutes of the popes. 0. Let no resistance be offered to the nnatnlfr inunnn nrfinpula hilt, lot. IhAnl Yia salutiferlously fulfilled. 7 The yoke Imposed by the holy see is to te borne, though It appear intolerable and insupportable. 8. The pontiff can neither be loosed no bound by the secular power. 9. That the Pontiff was called God by the i I,.... . .i i i i. lous I I Mice iousinuLiue. kuu lul us icou lie Cannot be judged as man. 10. That as god he is far above trie reach of all human law and judgment. 11. That all laws contrary to the canons and decrees of the Roman prelates are of no force. 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 has 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. sUtutlons for the whole christian world, in matters spiritual, concerning the salvation of souls, and the right government of the Church; and If necessary Judge and dispose Of all the temporal goods of all christians. 16. A heretic, holding or teaching false loctrlne concerning the sacraments, is ex. Communicated and degraded, and handed over to the secular court. 17. Secular princes unwilling to swear to Cefend the church against heretics are ex communicated, and they are laid under an Interdict. 18. The goods of heretics are to be con Bscated 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. tO. The secular powers, whether perma nent or temporary, are bound to swear that they will exterminate, according to their power, (.11 heretics condemned by the church i and a temporal lord not purging his land of heretics, is ex-comm u nlcated. U. Those signed with the cross tor the ei torojinatloa of heretics, rejoice la the prirt-ic-g srauid io to Uw cruMtders tot U belp of the holy laud. Tbey are absolved from all obligations who are iu anywise bound to ueretl.s. Ji Whoever (Sirs In battlu against the unUlievins, iiH-ril.the kingdom of heaven. ii. We do not c. evm th m h mil-lees to whom It may have Luppenid la their seal for 'heir mother church toe ex-couuuu- nlcated, to kill tone of the in. tX Th.it OitbjlU; Prince are bound, both by civil aodeuuiiii.m U, n. to receive or tolerate beretl , anj much more are not to permit their rites, or other exercise of their religion, or rather, their f il-a sect, but are niiMt solemnly bound everywhere, to repel and expel them. 26. The following temporal punishments are to be enforced on heretics: 1st Infamy, an J the consequent dliqualincatlous for all civil acts. 2nd-lnteati.btllty. as well active aspaaslve (that Is, tbey can neither make nor will Inherit what Is left to them ty others). 3rd Loss of paternal power over children. 4th Loss of dowry, and other privilege granted to women. &lh-Confiaca-tlon of all goods. 6th That vassals and slaves and others are free from all, even sworn obligations due to their lord or an other, "th Capital corporal punishment, especially death, and perpetual Imprison menu 27. The canon law forbids all toleration. 28. That metropolitans and bishops are to ex-communicate him who grants liberty of conscience. 29. No oath is to be kept toward heretic princes, lords or others. 30. Heretics are to be deprived of allelvll 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-o flick), and ought to extirpate heretics, and inflict upon them the due pun ishments, and to this are bound on pain of deposition. Besides, are the Inquisitors es pecially deputed by the apostolic see. Every bishop In his diocese is thought to be, and in reality Is, a natural Inquisitor, (liter ally born Inquisitor), so as to have the same power with those already mentioned In a cause of heresy. 33. In every promissory eath, although absolutely taken, there are certain condi tions tacitly understood, amongst which are: 1st If 1 can; 2nd To save the right and authority of a superior; 3rd When the oath supposes the honor of the apostolic see to be Illicit. 84. That the council of Trent, (the last and great authority of Borne), decrees and com tnands that the sacred canons and all gen eral councils, also the other apostolic enact- 1 ments Issued in favor of ecclesiastical per sons of ecclesiastical liberty, and against Its violators, all of which by this present decree it renews, and must be exactly observed by all. Cardinal's Oath. .cardinal of the Holy Roman "I, church, do promise and swear that, from this time to the end of my life, I will e faithful and obedient unto St. Peter, the holy apos tolic Roman 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 tome 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 ail 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 shall 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 bis before mentioned successors, and that, at whatever time anything shall be decided to their prejudice, 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 effort." t (Signature) then sent to the pope. Bishop's Oath. "I, , 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, canonically entering, I will neithor advise, consent nor do anything that they may lose life or member, or that their per sons may be seized, or hands la 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 In his necessities. The rights, honors, privileges and authority of tho Holy Roman church of our lord, the pope, and his aforesaid successors, I will endeavor to pre serve, defend, increase and advance. I 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 prejudiceof their persons, rights honor, state or power, and, if I shall know any such thing to be treated or agitated by any whatsover, 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 tomy ' most persecute and oppose. "Heretlcos, schlsmaticos et rebelles eidem Domino nostro vel successoribus predicts pro posse persequar et oppugns bo." "I will come to a council whei am called, I will visit the threshold of the apostles every three years and give an account of our lord of all my pastoral ofilce and of the things belonging to my diocese, to the dis cipline of my ctrigy and prupln. I will in like mannei humbly receive and diligf ctly execute the apoNtollc commands. If I am detained by a lawful impediment, I will per form the aforesaid by a uiriul r of my chap ter or a prli-at of my dUst m fully instructed In ail tliln. aSove in ntioni-d. The pw siou belonging lo n.y table. I will neither sell uor oiherv lite alienate without consult ing the Kouian pontiff, ho lit Ip lue Uod and theae holy go, pel. of God." t (Slicnaturel, Pent to the liomlsb Manager. rrlot's Oath. .now luthe presence of "I- Almighty God. the bleued Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the b.etwed St. John the liaptUt, the Holy Apostles St. Peter and Su Paul aud the Saints and the Sacred Hott of Heaven, and to you. my lord, I do de lare. from my he rt. without mi uul reservation that the pope l I'lirlMs vicar general and is the true and ouly head of the universal church throughout the earth, and that, by virtue of the keys of binding and lousing given to his holiness by Jesus Christ be has power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and govern ments, all being iiU'gal without his sacred confirmation, and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore to the utmost of my power, 1 will defend this doctrine and his holiness' rights aud customs against all usurpers of the Protestant authority what soever, especially against tho now preteuded authority and church In England and all ad hereats. In regard that they be usurpal and heretical, opposing t ie sacred mother of the church of Kotue. "I do denounce and disown any allegiance as due to any Protestant king, prince or state or obedience to any of their inferior ofhVera. I do further declare the doctrine of the church of England, of the Calvinisls, Huguenots and other Protestants, to be damnable aud those to lie damned who will not forsake the same. "1 do further declare that i will help, assist and advise ail or any of his holiness' agents In any place wherever I slill be, aud to do my utmost to extirpate t ie Protestant doc trine and to destroy all their pretended power, regal or otherwise. I do further prom ise and declare that, notwithstanding I mar be permitted by dispensutl in to assume any heretical religion iProlesiant denominations) for the propagation of the mother church's interest, to keep secret and private a. I her agents' counsels as they entrust me, and not lo divulge, directly or Indirectly, by word, riling or circumstances whatsoever, but to execute all which shall be proposed, given In charge or discover hI unto mu 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 the Heavenly and Glorious 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 hand, in the presence of my holy bishop and all the priests who assist him In my ordination to the priesthood." Extreme Oath of the Jesuit. I, , 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 hostof heaven, and to you my ghostly father, the superior general of the society of Jesus, founded by Saint Ignatus Loyola in the pon tlficatlon of 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 viee-gerent, and is the true and only head of the Catholic or uni versal church throughout the earth; aud that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing given to his holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, lie hath power to depose her etical kiugs, princes, states, commonweiilihs and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation, and they may be safely destroyed. Thorefore, 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, of the Calvlnlsts, 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 tn 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 otherwise. I do further promise and declare that, not withstanding I am dispensed with to assume any religion heretical for the propagation of tho 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 (perlnde 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 Christ. 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 plngles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of 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 of the whole earth, and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition, and that I will hang, 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 against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly. I will nvretly Ui the puis, ououscup, theatraugulatlng cord, the aue of the potnard. or the leaden bullet, regard Inu of the honor, rank, dignity or authority of the pefxio or persona, whatever may be their roudltloa In life, either public or prlv. mlv, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the pope or superior of the brotherhood of the holy father, of tha society c f Jesus. In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate tny life, my soul and all corporal powers, and with this dagger which 1 now receive, I will subscribe my name, written In my blood, la testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken la my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the nillllla of the pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burued therein, with all the punishment that ran be Inflicted upon me oa earth and my soul be tortured by demous la an eternal hell forever. All of w hich I , do swear by the blessed trlulty, and blessed sacrament which 1 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 oath. In testimony hereof I take this most holy and blessed sacrament of the eurharlst, and witness the same further, with uiy name written with the point of this dagger, dipped In my own blood, and seal lu the face of this holy convent He receives the wafer from the superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger, dlppet Inhlsowu blood, taken front over tnu heart.) The Fenian's Oatn. "I swear by almighty God, by all in heaven and earth, by the holy prayer-book of my holy church, by the blessed Virgin Mary mother of Uod, by hersorrow and grief at the cross, by her tears and waitings, 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 martyrs, to tight upon the Irish soil, to fight for tho Independence of Ireland to fight until I die, wading In the red gore of tho Soswnach (Protestant) for the glorious cause of nationality; to fight until not a single vestige, track or footstep, is left t) tell that the holy soil of Ireland was ever trodden by tho Sassenach tyrants and murderers; and, morover, when the Protestant robbers ana urutes in Ireland shall be murdered and driven into the sea like tho swine our Lord Jesus Christ caused to be drowned, then we shall embark for, and tuke England, and root out every ves tige of the accursed blood of the heretic adulterer, Henry VIII., and possess our selves of the bewts who have so long kept our island of saints Old Ireland In the chains of bondage.drlven us from her shores, exiles into foreign lanas. 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 shall 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. The following Is 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 tn me to establish and de fend a republican form of government in Ireland; that I will keep secret the names and everything connected with the Irish brotherhood from all not entitled to know such seurets; that I will obey and comply with the constitution and laws of the same, that I will preserve the funds of this order for the cause of Irish revolution alone as specified in the constitution; that 1 will deem It my special duly and mission to promote and foster sentiments of union, brotherly love, nationality, among all Irish. I take this obligation without any mental reservat ion, holding the 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." 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