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TV A. P. A. Principle With tha Canon
Law and Several Oath of th Ro
man Catholic Church,
tM TKmi JimIs tor VaurMlf Which Ms.s h
Tru Spirtl of Amrlcanim In Thm, th
A. P. A. Prtnciptoa r th DIbol:l
OMigst'On Tats bf Rem'
A. P. k. Principles.
Tfcs follovlag ar th declarations of prla
atpka alvUHl by th National Council of
tfcs a. P. A. at ItnMolocai
"Loyalty to tru Americanism, which
kaowa aelttivr birth, plat, race, creed, nor
party, la tit trat rvqulrnirat fur niembar
Sfclp In tha Aintrlcan r-roterUv Association.
Tha American I'rotaotlva Association la
Ma a political parly, and dona not Control
aka political affiliation! of lunembtni but
It teaches Uirm to b Intensely active la tha
lacharge of their political dutlee la or out
t party lines, because It bellave that all
aroblema confronting our people will be
bound eolld by a conscientious discharge of
the dutlea of cltlaeuahlp by every Individual.
"While tolerant of all creeds. It holda thai
abjection and aupport to any political power
at controlled by American clUarna, and
Which claims equal It aot greater aoveretgnty
than the government of the United 8 la tea, la
Irreconcilable with American cltlsenshlp. It
la, therefore, opposed to Uie holding of olHcua
ta ilata or national government by any sub
ject or aupporter of auch ecclesiastical
"We uphold the constitution of the Cnlted
tatea of America, and no portion of It more
baa Ita guarantee of rullgloue liberty, but
we held this religious liberty to be guaran
lm to the Individual, and not to mean that
wader it protection any ua-Amerlcaa eoclee
laatlcal power can claim any abaoluta con
trol over the education of children, growing
p ander the atari and stripe.
"Wa consider the non-eectarUn free public
school the bulwark of American Institutions,
tha beat place for the education of American
Children. To keep them auch, wa proteat
agalnat tha employment of eubjecta of any
ma-Amerlcan ecclesiastical power aa officer
ar taacbert of our public school.
"Wa condemn the aupport out of the pub
11a treasury by direct appropriation or by
contract of any acctarlaa achool, reform
atory or other Institution not owned and
aontrolled by publlo authority,
"Believing that eiemptlon from taxation
I equivalent to a grant of public funds, we
emand that no real or personal property be
lempt from taxation, the title to which la
aot vested In tha national or state govern
ment, or In any of their aub-dlvtalona.
"Wa proteat agalnat tha enlistment In the
United State army, navy, or tha militia of
aa? state, of any person not aa actual cltlaen
Bf tha Cnlted States.
"We demand tor tha protection of our cltl
aen laborers the prohibition of the Importa
tion of pauper labor, and the reatrlctlon of
all Immigration to persona who cannot show
lelr ability and honeat Intention to become
Alt-supporting Amert -an cltlsena.
"We demand the change of the naturalisa
tion lawa by a repeal of the act authorising
tha naturalisation of minors, without a pre
vious declarat'on of Intention, and by pro
viding that no alien ahall be naturalised or
permitted to vote In any state in tha union
who cannot apeak the language of tha land,
Bad who cannot prove jeren years' consecu
tive residence in thla country from tha data
at his declaration of his Intention,
"Wa proteat agalnat tha groaa negligence
ant laxity with which tha Judiciary of oui
land administer tha present naturalisation
laws, and agalnat tha practice of naturalis
ing allena at the expense of committees or
aadldatet aa the matt prolific source of the
resent prostitution of American cltlsenshlp
ta tha basest uses.
"Wa demand that all hospitals, aayluma,
reformatories, or other Institutions In whlcn
people are under restraint, be at all times
abject to public Inspection, whther they
are maintained by the public or b ' private
terporatlona or Individuals.
"We demand that all national ar state
legislation affecting financial, coma rclal or
Indus trial Interests be general In cl aracter
aadlnno Instance in favor of anyoae sec
tion of the country, or any one class of the
L The constitutions of princes are not
superior, but aubordlnate to ecclesiastical
t. The law of the emperor cannot dis
tal va the ecclesiastical or canen lawa.
. It la not lawful for an emperor to exact
anything opposed to the apostolic rules.
4. It la not lawful for kings to uaurp the
thing's that belong to priests.
No custom of anyone can thwart tha
statutes of tho popes.
1 Let no resistance be offered to the
apostolic (canon) precepts, but let them be
T. Tha yoke imposed by the holy aee la to
be borne, though It appear Intolerable and
1 The pontiff can neither be loosed no
sound by the aecular power.
I That the Pontiff waa called God by the
pious Prince Constantino, and that aa god he
annot be Judged aa man.
10, That aa god he la far above the reach
at all human law and Judgment,
11. That all lawa contrary to the canons
and decree of the Roman prelates are of no
U. That all of the ordinances of the pope
ar unhesitatingly to be obeyed.
M. We ought not even to speak to one
Whom the pope has ex -communicated.
U. Priest ar fathers and masters, even
U. The civil law Is derived from man, but
the ecclesiastical or canon law I derived
f lrectly from God, by which the pontiff can,
ta connection with his prelates, make con
stitutions for the whole christian world. In
matters spiritual, concerning the salvation
at souls, and the right government of the
l&urch) and if necessary judge and dispose
It all the temporal goods of all christians..
II A heretic, holding or teaching false
I oc trine concerning the sacraments, la ex
communicated and degraded, and handed
aver to the secular court,
IT. Secular prince unwlUlcT to swear to
iafend the church against heretic are ex
tommunlcated, and they are laid ucier aa
U. The goods of heretic are to te con
fcscated and applied to the church.
19. Advocate or notaries, favoring here
tic, or their defenders, or pleading for them
a law suits, or writing document for them,
are Inf amoua and auspended from office.
SO. The aecular power, whether perma
aeat or temporary, are bound to swear that
they will exterminate, according to their
power, all heretic condemned by the church i
and a temporal lord aot purging his laud of
awretlt,, la ex -communicated.
U. Tho signed with the croa tor th ex-
tersblaaUua of heretic, rejoice la the privi
lege granted to te the crusaders tor the help
of the holy land.
S. They are absolved ft oca all obligation
who ar la anywise Urn ad to aeretloa.
XX Whoever dlea la battle against th
unbelieving, menu th kingdom of heaves.
14. W do aot esteem thoa honilclee to
whom It may have happened la their seal for
their mother church agalual th ex-comma-etc
a tad, to kill sum of them.
IV. That Catholic Princes ar bound, both
byclvllandcommoelaw, not to receive or
tolerate heretic, and much more are aot to
permit their rite, or other xercls of their
religion, or rather, their tela sect, but are
moat solemnly bound everywhere, to repel
and expel them.
H. The following temporal punishment
are to be enforced on heretical Ut Infamy,
and the Consequent disqualification for all
civil acta. Ind -Intestability, aa well active
as passive (that la. they caa neither make
nor will Inherit what I left to them by
others!. Ird Los of paternal power over
children. th Los of dowry, and other
privilege granted to women. tthConfisca
tlon of all good, fith That vassals and
slave and other ar free from all, even
sworn obligation due to their lord or an
other. Tth Capital corporal punishment,
specially death, and perpetual Imprison
77. Th canon law forbid all toleration.
U. That metropolitans and bishop ar to
-ommun!oate him who grant liberty of
ta. No oath I to be kept toward heretic
princes, lords or other.
10. Heretic ar to be deprived of all civil
and paternal right.
II. Th pope caa absolve from all oath,
tt. (vary bishop I ordinary Judge la a
cause of heresy. Tb reason I because the
bishops caa ax-oBlcto, and ought to extirpate
heretic, and Inflict upon them the due pun
ishment, and to this are bound on pala of
deposition. Besides, ar the Inquisitor es
pecially deputed by th apostolic aee.
Every bishop In hi diocese I thought to be.
and In reality la, a natural Inquisitor, (liter
ally bora Inquisitor), so as to hav th am
power with those already, mentioned in a
cause of heresy.
a. In every promissory oath, although
absolutely taken, there are certain condi
tion tacitly understood, amongat which are I
1st If I can Ind To save the right and
authority of a superlori rd When th oath
supposes th honor of th apostolus aee to be
a. That th council of Trent, (th last and
great authority of Horn), decree and com
mands that th (acred canon and all gen
eral councils, also the other apostolic enact
ment Issued la favor of ecclesiastical per
son of ecclesiastical liberty, and against Ita
violator, all ot which by thla present decree
It renew, and must b exactly observed
, cardinal of the Holy Bom an
church, do promise and swear that, from this
time to th and ot my life, I will be faithful
and obedient unto 8t Peter, the holy apoa
tollo Roman church, and our most holy lord,
th pop of Borne, aad hi successors, canou
tcally and lawfully elected l 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 council
entrusted to me by themselves, or by mes
sengers or letter 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 aa the rights and privilege of 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
legate and nuncio of the apostolic see, In
the territories, churches, monasteries and
other benefice 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 hla
before mentioned successors, and that, at
whatever time anythlbg shall be decided to
their prejudice, which ta out of my power to
hinder, a soon aa I shall know that any
stepa or measurea have been taken In the
matter, I will make it known V h same.
our lord or hi successors, or on. ' per
son by whose mean it may be brv ' to
their knowledge. That I will keep ank
out and cause other to keep and carry K
the rule of the holy father, the decrees,
ordinances, dispensations, reservation, pro
visions, apostolic mandate and constitu
tions ot the lloly Father Bertua, of happy
memory, as to visiting the U ahold of the
apostle at certain prescrlb times, accord
ing to th tenor ot that ' ich I have just
read through. That I wU. seek out and op
pose, persecute and fight (omnl conatu per
secuturum et lmpugnaturum) against here
tics or schismatics who oppose out lord, the
pope ot Rome, and hla before-mentioned suc
cessors, and this I will do with every possible
VSlgaature) then sent to the pope.
, 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 any thing, that they
may lose life or member, or that their per
sons may be seised, or hands in anywise laid
upon them, or an v 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 ot the apostolic
see, going and coming, 1 will honorably treat
and help in Ms necessities. The rights,
honors, privileges and authority of the Holv
Roman church of our lord, the pope, and hi
aforesaid successors, I will endeavor to pre
serve, defend, Increase and advance. I will
not be In any counsel, action or treaty, la
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 whatsover,
I will hinder It to my utmost, and as soon aa
1 can, I will signify It to our lord. The ordi
nance and mandate 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.
"Heretlcos, achlsmatlcoa et rebelle eidem
Domino nostro vel successoribus predict!
pro pceee persequar et oppugns bo."
"I will come to a council whe 'am called,
I will visit the threshold ot the apostle
every three year and give an account of our
lord of all my pastoral office and of the
things belonging to mi diocese, to the die-
rlulioe of suy ctergy aad people. I will la
like manner humbly recelv aad diligently
serut th apuatollo eouimanda. If I am
detained by a lawful impediment, I will per
form th aforesaid by a member of my chap
ter or a priest of my diocese, fully Instructed
la all things above mentioned. The pi m
sloes belonging to my table. I will neither
sell Bar otherwise sllenat without consult
ing the Roman pontiff. Bo h9 at Sod and
theae holy gospel ot Ood "
Bent to th Romish Uanager.
, now la th presence of
Almighty Ood. the blessed Virgin Mary, tb
blessed Michael th Archangel, th bleased
Bt-Johathe Baptist, th Holy Apostle L
Peter aad St. Paul and th Balnla and th
8 acred Uuet of Heaven, and to you. my lord.
I do declare from my he trt, without mental
reservation that the pope Is Christ' vicar
general and ta th tru and only head ot the
universal church throughout the earth, and
that, by virtue of the key ot binding and
loosing glvea to his holiness by Jesus Christ
h has power to depos heretical kings,
princes, states, commonwealths and govern
ments, all being Illegal without hi sacred
confirmation, and that they may aafely rj
destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost ot my
power, 1 will defend this doctrine and hi
holiness' rights and customs against all
usurper of th Protestant authority what
soever, especially against th now pretended
authority and church In England and all ad
herent, la regard that they be usurp al aad
heretical, opposing the sacred mother of th
church ot Roma.
I do denounce and disown any allegiance
aa due to any Protestant king, prince or
Late or obedience to any of their Inferior
offlcera. 1 do further declare the doctrine of
the church of England, of the Calvlnlata,
Huguenot and other Protestant, to be
damnable and those to be damned who will
not forsake the same.
"I do further declare that! will help, assist
and advise all or any of his holiness' agent
in any place wherever I shall be, and to do
my utmost to extirpate the Protestant doc
trine and to destroy all their pretended
power, regal orotherwlae. 1 do further prom
ise and declare that, notwithstanding I may
be permitted by dispensation to assume any
heretical religion (Protestant denominations)
for the propagation ot the mother church'
Interest, to keep secret and private all her
agent' counsels as they entrust me, and not
to divulge, directly or Indirectly, by word,
writing or circumstances whatsoever, but to
execute all which shall be proposed, given In
charge or discovered unto m by you, my
most reverend lord and bishop.
"All of which I, , do swear by the
bleased Trinity and blessed Sacrament
which 1 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 wltnos my real Intention to
keep thla my oath.
"In testimony whereof I take thla most
holy and blessed Bacramentof the Eucharist,
and witness the same further with my con
secrated hand, la the presence ot my holy
bishop and all the priest who assist him la
my ordination to th priesthood."
Extreme Oath of the Jesuit.
1, , now in th presence of
Almighty Ood, the blessed Virgin Mary, the
bleased Michael the archangel, the bleesed
St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostle BU
Peter and St. Paul and the saint and sacred
host ot heaven, and to you my ghostly father,
the superior general ot the society of Jesus,
founded by Saint Ignatus Loyola In th pon
tine atlon of Paul the Third, and continued
to the present, do, by the womb cat the virgin,
th matrix of God, and the rod ot Jeau
Christ declare and swear that hi holiness,
the pope, 1 Christ' vlce-gerent, and 1 the
true and only head of the Catholic or uni
versal church throughout the earth; and
that by virtue of the keys ot binding and
loosing given to hla holiness by my Savior,
Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose her
etical kings, princes, states, commonwealths
and governments, all being Illegal without
hla 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
usurper of th heretical or Protestant
authority whatsoever, especially the Luth
eran church of Germany, Holland, Denmark,
Bweden and Norway, and the now pretended
authorities and churches of England and
Scotland, and branches ot the same now
established In Ireland, and on the continent
of America, and elsewhere, and all adherent
In regard that they be usurped and heretical,
"pposing the sacfrd church ef Rome.
4 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 ot their laws, magistrates
I do further declare that the doctrine of
the churches of England and Scotland, of
the Calvlntsta, Huguenots and other of th
name of Protestant or Liberals, to be dam
eable, and they themselves to be damned
who will not forsake the same.
I do further decli e that I will help, assist
and advise all or any ot his holiness' agents,
In any place wherever I shall be, In Switzer
land, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden,
Notway, England, Iceland or America, or ta
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 power, 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 ot 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 (perinde ac cadaver), but
will unhesitatingly obey each and every
command that I may receive from my super
iors in th e 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 plnglea of India,
to the centers of civlllxation of Europe, or to
the wild haunts of the barbarous savages ot
America, without murmuring or repining
and will be submissive in all thing whatso
ever, communicated to me.
I do furthermore promise and declare that
I will, when opportunity present, make and
wage rtlentless war, secretly or openly,
against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals
aa 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, Say,
strangle and bury alive theae latamoue
heretical tip up the stomachs and womb of
heir women aad crush their Infant head
against the walla la order to annihilate their
execrabl race. That wbaa the aauacaano
bedoae openly, I will secretly us the pola
oaouacun, tbeatraagulatiBg cord, the steel
of th potnard, or tbe leaden bullet, regard
lea of tb honor, rank, dignity or authority
ot the person or persona, whatever may be
their conditio la life, either public or priv
ate, a I at any Urn may b directed so te
do by aay agent of tb pope or superior at
the brotherhood of th holy father, ot th
uctety ot Jeau.
In confirmation of whUb I hereby dedicate
my life, my soul aad all corporal power, and
with thla dagger which 1 bow receive, I will
subscribe my name, written la my blood, ta
testimony thereof l and should I prove false
or weaken la my determination, may my
brethren and fellow soldier of th militia of
th pop cut off my hand and my feet, and
my throat from ear to ear, my belly opeaed
aad sulphur burned therein, with ail th
punishment that caa be inflicted upon m oa
earth and my soul be tortured by demon 1
aa eteraal hell forever.
All ot which I , do swear by
tb bleased trinity, and blessed aacraaient
which I am now to recelv, to perform, and
on my part to keep Inviolably; and do call
all the heavenly and glorious host of heavea
to witness these, my real intentions, to keep
this my oath.
In testimony hereof I take this most holy
and blessed sacrament of th eucharlat, aad
witness th Sam further, with Diy nam
written with tbe point of this dagger, dipped
in my own blood, aad seal la the face of thlr
Ue receives the wafer from the auperic
and write his nam with the point of hi
dagger, dipped In his own blood, taken ios
over the heart.
The Fenian's Oath.
"I swear by almighty God, by all in heavea
and earth, by the holy prayer-book of my
holy church, by the bleased Virgin Mary
mother ot God, by her sorrow and grief at tha
cross, by her tear and walling, by th holy
apostles St. Peter and Paul, by th glorious
apostle ot Ireland 8 1 Patrick by th
blessed and holy church of all ages, by tha
holy national martyr, to fight upon th
Irish soil, to fight for the Independence of
Ireland to fight until I die, wading la tha
red gore ot the Sassenach (Protestant) for
the glorious cause ot nationality; to light
until not a single vestir, track or footstep.
Is left to toll that the holy soil of Ireland
wa ever trodden by the Sassenach tyrant
and murderers; and, morover, when th
Protestant robber ana orute in Ireland
hall be murdered and driven Into the sea
like the swine our Lord Jeau Christ caused
to be drowned, then we shall embark for,
and take England, and root out every ves
tige of th accursed blood of the heretla
adulterer, Henry VIII., and posses our
selves ot the beast who hav so long kept
our Island of saint Old Ireland la th
chains of bondage,drtven us from her shores,
exiles Into foreign lanas. I will wade In th
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
ahall not give up until we have restored our
holy faith all over the British Isles.
To all of thla I sincerely and conscien
tiously swear with my eye blinded, not
knowing who to me administer this oath
Oath of the Clan-na-Gael.
The following is the oath taken by
the members of that famous 'Romish
"I (name In full) do solemnly (wear la tie
presence ot Almighty God, that I will labor
while life la left In me to establish and de
fend a republican form ot government In
Ireland; that 1 will keep secret th name
and everything connected with the Irish
brotherhood from all not entitled to know
such secrets; that I will obey and comply
with the constitution and law of the same.
That I will preserve tbe fund ot this
order for the cause of Irish revolution alone
a specified In the constitution; that I will
deem It my special duty and mission to
promote and foster sentiment of union,
brotherly love, nationality, among all
Irish I take this obligation without any
mental reservation, holding the same forever
binding upon me, and that any violation
thereof, or desertion ot my duty to the
brothsrhood 1 infamous, and merit th
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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TT CONTAINS much special information regarding any Nation, Province
A State, City, Town or Village desired. The knowledge is rarely obtainable
from a school geograpby, which necessarily has only a few general facts and
the location of important cities.
Railroad maps are notoriously incorrect and misleading, hence the puzzled .
truth-seeker, where large libraries are inaccessible, is without relief unless he
is the happy owner of a knowledge-satisfying, pleasure-giving People's Atlas.
All Countries on the face of the earth are shown.
Rivers and Lakes are accurately located.
All the larpe Cities of the World, the important Towns and most of the
Villages of the United States are given on the Maps.
It gives a classified List of all Nations, with Forms of Government, Geo
graphical Location, Size and Population.
This beautiful Atlas Is bound In heavy paper
And the Confessional,
By Rev. Chas. Chiniquy,
This book particularly deals with the practices of the Roman
Catholic Church with regard to Women and the Confessional.
It is neatly bound in cloth and will be sent to any address in the
United States on receipt of
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AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
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