The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, December 07, 1894, Page 7, Image 7

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The A. P. A. Principles 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
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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
27. The canon law forbids all toleration.
28. That metropolitans and bishops are to
ex-communicate 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 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
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
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
t (Signature) then sent to the pope.
Bishop's Oath.
"I, , elect of the
diocese, from henceforward will
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
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
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
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
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."
This oath the candidate is abjured to
keep at the hazzard of his life. It was
printed In the Chicago Inter Ocean and
was sworn to be correct at the Cronin
trial. It was reported by said paper
November 17, 1894. Priests and bishops
act as chaplains for this holy (?) order.
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