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'AMER'CA FOll AMERICANS" We bold thai-all wen are American who Swear Allegiance Ui the United SUlrt without a menu I reservation.
A WEEKLY NEWSPjit-
PUKE FIVE CENTS
OMAHA, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY. AUdl'ST 21, 1S9C.
HOIS REAL HEW.
Her Greatness Compared
With Her Dastardly Con-
She Has Derailed, IMiased and Kulned
Every Country Over Which She
lias Held Inpi-puted Swaj
She Murdered I.lnt'olu.
A Romish priest was Invited to ad
dress the Grand Army men of Dulutb,
Minn., and as usual be made the beet
use of his opportunity to insult Protes
tants and patriots, and to glorify and to
exalt to the very heavens his own
church, that Is the synonym of des
potic cruelty the world over.
For years we have been hearing
from the lips of knavish bishops,
priestly deceivers and lay blather
skites, the great things that Catholics
did for America.
Columbus, a man ulthout character
or genius, an adventurer, pirate, liar
and deceiver, who d verted his wife
and family, blundered on to an Island
in the Antilles jusUas Satan blundered
into the Garden of Eden, seeking plun
der, prey and spoils, yet bearing his
popish cross, while doing the devil's
work. And because of that fact the
whole continent must bow down to Ro
manism, though It is Protestant grit
end enterprise that made this republic
what it is. A Catholic monk aided
Columbus, and a "Catholic" queen
pledged her jewels something they
keep everlastingly dingllng in our ear.
A Cattrolio signed the Declaration of
Independence wonderful feat; a Jesuit
priest accompanied an embassy to Can
adaso much the worse for the em
bassy; Catholics fought in the war of
the Revolution. Phil Sheridan was a
Catholic, though a very poor one; so
was Rosecrans. Sherman was greased
when unconscious, yet they claim him
now. Catholics made great discoveries.
Lafayette, DeKalb, PulaBkl and others
When we betr a popish prieBt open
his mouth to boast about what Rome
has done for thia fair land, claiming as
he does that popery was the mightiest
factor in the discovery, building up and
preservation of this republic, we are
forcibly reminded of the little boy, who
after hearing of the great things his
progenitor did during the late civil
war, remarked thus: "Father, was
there no one helping you put down the
Let us hear the other side: Who
imprisoned Columbus and permitted
him to die in the most abject poverty,
after he had made such wonderful dis
coveries? Q Catholics.
Who was the inventor of the damna
ble inquisition? A Catholic monk.
Who carried on the relentless war
against the Alblgenees when tens of
thousands ot innocent people were
slain? A Catholic monk.
Who told us that if the liberties of
this country were ever destroyed, Rom
ish priests would bethe malefactors"
A Catholic named Lafayette.
Who says that the public school sys
tem is a disgrace to the civilization of
the nineteenth century? A Catholic,
Who says that the public schools are
devouring fires and pits of destruction;
that they ought to go back to the devil,
from whence they came? A Catholic
Who says that education must be
controlled by Roman Catholic authori
ties, even to war and bloodshed? A
Catholic Catholic World.
Who was it that gave his blessing to
Jeff Davis and was the first sovereign to
recognize the.Southern confederacy? A
Who was it- that murdered our in
nocent Lincoln? O A Catholic.
And what wasjthe religion of the rest
of the conspirators? Q Catholicism.
Who was it thatu murdered our
World's Falromayor?o A Catholic.
Who hung ithe negrces'on the lamp
posts during -the war of the rebellion?
What was the religion of 72 per cent
of the deserters during that same war?
What church has cursed every pro
gressive step! that othe nations have
made? The Church of Rome.
Who Bald the dayj will come when
Roman Catholics will take this coun
try, and will build their Institutions
over the gravel of Protestantism and
then religious liberty is at an end? A
Catholic Fathek' Ilecker.
Who discovered North America?
Cabot, while sailing under a British
What has made thisicountry what It
Is, in spite ofipopish hate and priestly
intrigue? The open Bible.
What has sunk South America in
ignorance and degradation? Roman
Urn. What church has extinguished the
lamp of knowledge by keeping her peo
ple Illiterate? The Romish church.
What is the religious belief of the
most corrupt organization on the face
of the civilized world? Romanism.
And who Is at the head of the Jesuit
organization called Tammany Hall?
The son of a drunken RomUh rum
seller, who is called Archbishop Corrl
gan. Who fills our tprlsons, penitentaries,
pauper Institutions, asylums, reforma
tories and protectories? Romanists.
Who are the rum-sellers and the
rum-guzzlers, the street loafers, the
pugilists, the gamblers, the thieves
and the burglars? They are largely
What church has permitted theft
and canonized murder? The mother of
harlots and abominations of the earth.
What Institution feeds upon sin and
fattens upon crime, robs the widow and
fatherless, debauches our politics and
Is a trouble of the people's peace the
world over? Romanism.
What church has degraded, debased
and ruined Ireland, Italy and Spain?
The Romish church.
Priest Corbett boasted of the ten
millions of Romanists that are fettered
and manacled by priestcraft in America
and or the 12,100,389,000 Romanism
represents; but be failed to tell us how
many of these people would put the
flag of our country before the yellow
rag of popery, or how much of this
great amount of wealth was filched
from the public coffers, under pretense
of educating the Indians, feeding the
poor, taking care of the orphans and
ministering to the sick.
He failed to tell us how much of that
was filched from the weak-minded
when alive and terrified when dying.
Here is an extract faom Priest Cor
bett's speech: "Did you ever hear of
a crowd of Catholic priests coming to
gether on a public platform and taking
among them a alien-off Methodist
minister or a fallen-off Episcopalian
minister, and asking him to tell how
bad the Methodists of the Episcopalians
were? I defy the world to produce
such an instance."
'i Here is another question we would
like to (put this sanctimonious hypo
crite and sacerdotal liar: Did you ever
know the Romish church to say a good
word about any man or woman who
dared to leave her?
Jesuit iPrlest Sherman said, In a
speech delivered in Chicago: "The
man who shoots an anarchist at sight,
is a public benefactor. These ex
priests are anarchists of the worst
stamp. I for one say better free bullets
than free speech."
This deceiver knows, if he is not a
fool, that the'Church of Rome teaches
in the catechism that ministers make
liars of Jesus )Christ and His apostles,
and consequently go to hell and are
We have known RomlHh papers to
call Methodist ministers "hell's guinea
hens," and to characterize Presby
terians as "the old maid offspring of
ecclesiastical bastardy," and the Epis
copal church as the offspring of lust.
The extermination of Protestants is
made a duty in their theology. The
most cruel ostracism and hellish hate
is sanctioned, taught and practised in
that church; and yet after shedding in
nocent!, blood in every land and robbing
and ruining people everywhere, after
filling her cup of iniquity to the brim
In Europe, she masquerades in Amer
ica as tbe spouse of Christ and the
friend of freedom. Chicago Sentinel.
GIVE HER THE PRIZE.
Miss Kate Rider Tells How she Came to
Win an A. P. A. Prize.
Miss Kate Rider, a well-known young
lady of Desplaines, has been made to
appear in a false light by certain ac
counts published in Chicago papers
concerning an A. P. A. picnic held
there last Saturday.
According to the statements of those
who had the picnic in charge state
ments upon which the published arti
cles were basad a seventy-five yard
race was run, all contestants in which
were required to be members of the A,
P. A. Miss Riderjwon this race, but
was declared disqualified because she
was a Catholic.
Her name was given, for some un
known reason, "Mi9s Kate Riley," and
it was claimed that she was of Irish
descent. Miss Rider's family are Ger
man. That is one side of the story.
The other, in support of which there
is an abundance of evidence, is that
the 6eventy-five yard race was declared
a "free-for-all."and that Miss Rider
was personally solicited to enter by a
member of the committee. She en
tered and won the race, and did not
know for some time after that she had
been protected because of her religious
Of course it is not a question of win
ning the prize tbat annoys her. It it
the stigma attached to the insinuation
tbat she entered under false color.
When seen yesterday by a reporter
be requested tbat the whole matter
be dropped, but finally complied to a
request for her statement of the cae.
"I attended the A. P. A. picnic
purely as a spectator. When the races
began a friend of mine, who was on the
committee, asked me to enter the race.
There was no announcement that it
was intended only for members of the
A. P. A., or I never should have en
tered. I am a Catholic, and have
never made any effort to hide that fact.
I shall not take the lamp now, of course.
In fact, I ran simply for the tun of the
thing and without a thought of the
Miss Rider is as fair a specimen of
an American girl as one could meet
within a day's journey. She is of
about medium height, with eyes that
novelists would call "laughing," and a
complexion that proves her devotion to
outdoor sports. She is scarcely 20 and
looks even younger. Once before she
tried her ability as a runner, winning
a little souvenir.
An effort was made to see Mr. Ray
horn, president ot Council No. CO, but
he could not be found. Chicago Inter
l'lanks fr rom the Platform of 1'ius IX.
and Leo XIII.
On July 18th, 1870, the following
dogmatic decree, concerning the in
fallible teaching of the Roman pontiff
was given at Rome. Omitting all pre
liminary matter, and turning to the
language of the decree itself, we have
"We teach and define that it is a
dogma divinely revealed: that the Ro
man pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra,
that is, when in the discbarge of the
office of pastor and doctor of all Chris
tians, by virtue of his supreme apos
tolic authority, he defines a doctrine re
garding faith or morals (1) to be held
by the universal church, by the divine
assistance promised to him in blessed
Peter, 1b possessed of that infallibility
with which the Divine , Redeemer
willed tbat His church should be en
dowed for defining doctrine regarding
faith or morals; and that therefore
such definitions of the Reman pontiff J
are irreformable (2) of themselves, and
not from consent of the church. But
if any one which may God avert
presume to contradict this our defini
tion; let him be anathema."
Pius IX., who in the 25th year of his
pontificate Vatican council pronounced
this dogma, had on December 8, 1864,
issued a Syllabus of errors in eighty
propositions, which by this decree must
now be regarded as infallible and irre
formable, and the following are among
Its propositions and constitute in so far
the platform of Romanism in tbe
"Prop. 55. It is an error to say that
'The church ought to be separated from
the state, and the state from the
"77. It is an error to say that 'In
the present day, it is no longer expedi
ent that the Catholic religion shall bo
held as the only religion of the state, to
the exclusion of all other modes of wor
ship.' "78. It is an error to eay that 'It
has been wisely provided by law in
some countries called Catholic, tbat
persons coming to reside therein shall
enjoy the public exercise of their own
"45. It is an error to say that 'The
entire direction of public schools in
which the youth of Christian states
are educated, except (to a certain ex
tent) in the case of Episcopal semi
naries, may and must appertain to the
civil power, and belong to it so far that
no other authority whatsoever shall be
recogniied as having any right to in
terfere in the discipline of the schools,
the arrangement of the studies, the
ta'.-.ing of degreee, or the choice and
approval ot the teachers.'
"47. It is an error to say that 'The
best theory of civil society requires
that popular schools open to the chil
dren of all classes, and, generally, all
publlo institutes intended for instruc
tion in letters and philosophy, and for
conducting the education of the young,
should be freed from all ecclesiastical
authority, government and interfer
ence, and should be fully subject to the
civil and political power, in conformity
v.ith the will of rulers and the preva
lent opinions of the age.'
"42. It is an error to Bay that 'In
the case of conflicting laws between the
two powers, the civil law ought to pre
vail.' "80. It is an error to say that 'The
Roman pontiff can and ougbt to recon
cile hhjself to, and agree with, pro
gress, liberalism and civilization, as
lately introduced.' "
he ist mm.
No Civil Law is Binding on
Romanists Which the
Church Does Not '
She Say Tbat Where the l.awi of the
Mat (on filet With the Law uf the
Church, the Law of the Church
Are to be Unhesitatingly
We are Indebted to J. A. Lansing for
tbe following very able article:
Abraham Lincoln, at the dedication
of the National Cemetery at Gettys
burg on November 15th, 18(13, in a
jingle sentence, called upon the people
to dedicate themselves anew to saving
the nation, that government of the
people, by the people and for the peo
ple should not perish from tbe earth.
Thirty years ana more have passed
since that memorable hour and the
nation Is united and saved. But other
foes than those who meet in the clash
of arms are upon the republic, and the
foremost, if not the only organized one
we have to face is that ancient enemy
of liberty known to history and
prophecy as papal Homo.
That we may be helpeu to know her
exact attitude to our civil institutions
and dearly-bought liberties, this
article is written; for we believe it to be
as true of the American people, as of
the bird that the sportsman would lure
t') destruction, that "In vain is the net
spread In the sight of any bird."
Leo XIII. is a so-called liberal pope;
his predecessor, Pius IX., during a
pontificate of many years, made con
spicuous the claims of the papal sys
tem, and in him it reached its culmina
tion. Both these pontiffs belong to
modern times, and their claims are
modern claims; but never, in the his
tory of the papacy, have tbe popes
more boldly, brazenly or blasphemously
asserted their exclusive prerogatives
than in tbe persons of these two men.
It. is time the American people as a
whole knew what press and pulpit,
platform and magazine, public leaders,
aid political parties have so largely,
i r 'various reasons,-ignored or mlml
fied. Leo XIII.. was separated from his
family, according to his biographer, at
eight years of age, and was trained in
Jesuit schools at Viterbo and Rome.
O'Reilly's Life of Leo XIII. and other
accredited Roman Catholic authorities
furnish the data we use. This infa
mous order, the bane and curse of all
the peoples where it has temporarily
obtained a foothold, which was sup
pressed by Clement XIV. in 1773 and
re-established by Plus VII. forty-one
years later, had therefore the mould
ing hand in forming the views of the
present pontiff. It would consequently
be expected that the most extreme
views as to the relation of the tem
poral to the spiritual power would
characterize the present pope, and this
judgment his course and utterances
fully vindicate. Previous to his elec
tion to succeed Pius IX., according to
O'Reilly, the cardinals assembled in
conclave February 17th, 1878, and as
their first official act entered into an
agreement among themselves to con
firm and maintain all the protests made
by Pius IX. against the Italian gov
ernment. They "renewed all the protests and
reservations made by the deceased
sovereign pontiff, whether against the
occupation of the states of the church,
or against the laws and decrees enacted
to the detriment of the same church
and the apastollc see," all unanimously
declaring themselves "determined to
follow the course marked out by the
deceased pontiff, whatsoever trials
may happen to befall them through
the force of events."
This document properly signed was
transmitted through the secretary of
state to all the great powers, and Car
dinal Pccci, who was in the "foremost
place at the head of nis brethren,"
was elected pope on this general plat
form. Leo XIII. was thus fully and
formally committed, from the very
first, to the policy of his predecessor,
and this fact, together with his Jes
uitical training goes far to explain his
entire course as pope.
The Policy of Flu IV.
That policy had been the policy of
the dark ages, so far as it related to
the claims of the papacy, and can in no
wise, or at any point, be mistaken in
Its relation to the civil power. Its ripe
expression Is in the following proposi
Hons of the Syllabus oi Errors, so-
called, In which Syllabus of eighty
propositions we have the modern sum
mary of papal claim. S e Jn(de View
of tbe Vatican Council, 25u pages, 50
Prop. 23. It It an error to ay tbat
"The Roman n tiffs and 'ecumenical
councils bare exceeded the lirulu of
their power, hsva usurped the rights
of prince, and have even committed
errors In defining matters ot faith and
Prop. 24. It i an error to say that
"Tbe church has not the,iowcr of
availing herself of force, or uny direct
or indirect temporal power.'J
Prop. 25. It is an error to say that
"In addll'.on to the authority inherent
in the Episcopate, a further and tem
poral power is granted to It by the
civil authority, which power Is on that ,
account also revocable by the civil au
thority whenever it pleases." j
Prop. 42. It Is an error to ay that
"In the case of conflicting laws between
the two powers the civil law ought to
Prop. 55. It is an error to eay that
"The church ought to be separated
from the stale, and the state from the
These are but samples of . the dog
matic teaching of this infallible Roman
pontiff, in relation to civil matters, and
they afllrm propositions utterly sub
versive of all our liberties and In direct
antagonism to the letter and spirit of
The twenty-third proposition brings
us face to face with all the deu'aratloni
of the ecumenical councils and . Ro
And what has history recorded of
them? Let tho following be illustra
tions. It would seem folly to quote
from such far-gone times, were it not
that the two latest pontiffs are irre
vocably committed, as are all their
obedient followers, not only to these
dogmatic utterances, but on pain of an
athema to all therein implied. Said
Boniface VIII., in his famous constitu
tion, Vnam Sanctam.
"Either sword Is In the power of the
church, tbat Is to say, the spiritual and
the material. The former is to be used
by the church, but the latter for the
church. The one in the hands of the
priest, the other in the hands of kings
and soldiers, but at the will and pleas
ure of the priest. It is right that the
temporal sword and authority be sub
ject to the Spiritual power. More
over we declare, say, define and pro
nounce, that every human being should
be subject to the Roman pontiff, to be
an article of necessary faith.'" This
was tho pope who commanded all per
bojb of whatever rank, to appear at
Rocie, when personally cited, "since
such is our pleasure who, by divine
permission, rule the world." We stand
in amazement before such assure ptlor "j
consider that we are in the world's
past, and are told that all this has gone
with the dark ages. But it was at "St.
Peter's, Rome, June 20th, 1894, in the
17th year of our Pontificate, that Leo
XIII. issued a letter thus entitled,
'Apostolic Letter to the Princes and
Peoples of the Universe, L20 XIII.,
Grace and Peace In the Lord.' "
The opening sentence of the third
paragraph of this epistle Is as follows:
"Now, therefore, since we hold on the
earth the place of Gcd Omnipotent,
who desires that all men may be saved,
and come to the knowledge of truth,
etc., etc. We rub our eyes, awake in
astonishment, and find that Boniface
VIII., in the 13th century, and Leo
XIII. in the 19th, as representing the
papacy, stand side by side, and are
equally brazen and blasphemous in
their assumptions. If there be any
difference, Leo leads, for Boniface only
claims, "by divine permission, to rule
the world," while Leo, not content
with such tame and common language,
And this is In the letter of the Lib
eral pontiff, calling us to Christian
unity; the pope whose praises are so
constantly in the religious and secular
press. Verily it is time that Ameri
cans awakened to the kind of domlna
tlon that their fellow Roman Catholic
citizens are under, and did. what they
could to deliver them from their thrall
Two Historic IlliiAtratioiis of l'Mpnl As-
nmptionsa to the Civil Power.
Pope Paul III., in 1535 and 1538, ex
communicated, cursed, deposed and
damned Henry VIII. of England, and
all who adhered, favored or obeyed
him, absolved his subjects from their
oaths of allegiance, commarded them
all, under pain of excommunication,
not to obey him or any magistrate or
officer under him; nor to acknowledge
the king or any of his judges or officers
to be their superiors. The same bull
further declarts King Henry, his ac
complices and favorers, with their
children and descendants, to be in
famous, incapable to he witnesses, make
wills or to be heirs to any; incapable to
do any legal act; and that In any case
of debt, or any otter cause, civil or
criminal, none should be bound to
arikwer tbera, and yet they be bound to
answer everybody, etc., etc.
This, too, we are told, U in a dismal
aud dreadful pan, and should never be
brought forward, though historic fact
fraught with gravest consequences to
generations of men, women and chil
dren It would not bo done to day, says
our friendly apologist.
But It is within tbe memory of men
not 50 years of age, that Plu IX., In
an allocution full of wrath agalnpt the
)aw pmt.d in Austria, said: "Let It
be understood tht the Roman Catho
lic church declare.? such laws as these,
wherever they may be enuctec, to be
null and void."
And what were the laws that the
pope held in such disrepute? It was
after tbe terrible overthrow of Austria
at Solferlno aLd Magenta, that Francis
Jeieph, the emperor, under the guid
ance of Count Von Mount, conceded a
degree of civil and religious liberty, and
following are the "odious and abomina
ble laws," to use the pope's own words
and give his own epitome, that where
ever pasned, are "null and void."
1. Laws establishing liberty for all
opinions, liberty of the press and lib
erty of faith and worship.
2. Laws granting to the members of
all denominations tho right of estab
lishing schools and colleges.
3. Laws permitting the intermar
riage, on terms of religious equality, of
Catbollos and Protestants.
4. L permitting civil marriage.
5. Laws permitting the burial of
Protestants in Romish lands where
Protestants have no cemeteries of their
own in which to bury.
0. Laws establishing publlo schools
for eccular education that shall be free
from tbe control of the priesthood.
These laws In the 19th century, were
as repugnant to the spirit and practices
of Romanism to-day as were the
struggles of Englishmen for freedom
from her absolutism Id tbe 10th cen
tury, and her curse fell alike upon
Henry VIII. ot England then and Fran
cis Joseph of Austria now.
Plus V. ami Queen Kllleth, Plus IX. and
"He who reigneth on high," says
Pius IV. in his Introduction to his bull
against Queen Elizabeth, "to whom Is
given all power in heaven and earth,
hath committed to the one holy Catho
lic church, out of which there is no
salvation, to one alone on earth, that
is, to Peter the prince of the apostles,
and to the Roman pontiff, the successor
of Peter, to govern with plenitude of
power. This one he hath
constituted prince over all nations,
that he may pluck up, overthrow, dis
perse, destroy, plant and rear.
We deprive the queen of her pretended
right to the kingdom, and ot all do
minion, dignity and privilege whatso
ever, and absolve all tho nobles, sub
jects and people of the kingdom, and
whosoever else have sworn to her, from
their oath, snd all duty whatsoever in
regard of dominion, fidelity and obedi
In 1870, after Victor Emmanuel had
entered Rome and it had become by the
vote of the people the capital of United
Italy, PI 8 IX., in an encyclical Issued
In November ofthat year, sa!d:
"But since our admonitions, expos
tulations and protests have been with
out effect, by the authority of Almighty
God, of the holy apostles Peter and
Paul, and by our own, we declare to
you, venerable brethren, and by you to
the whole church that all those who
have perpetrated tbe Invasion, usurpa
tion and occupation of any of the prov
inces of our dominion and this our be
loved city, or have done any of these
things, of whatever dignity they may
be and in like manner all
their agents, abettors, assistants, coun
sellors, adherents, and all others,
either obtaining the execution of those
things, under whatever pretext or in
whatever manner, or executing them
themselves, have Incurred, according
to the form and term of our letters
apostolic, recited the 26th of March,
ISliO, the major excommunication, and
the other censures and ecclesiastical
penalties published by the holy canons,
apostolical constitutions, and the de
crees of the general councils, and par
ticularly of the Council of Trent."
By this encyclical all persons con
cerned In the liberation of Italy and
the freeing of Rome from the papal
yoke were cursed in every way con
ceivable and known to the papal power.
And In doing all this with peoples and
princes, nations and municipalities, in
dividuals and great masses of men
these popes have never exceeded, ac
cording to Pius IX. and Leo XIII.,
"the limits of their powers, neither
have they ever committed errors in do
fining matters of faith and morals."
Transfer all this now to the United
States and call o mind the utterances
of Leo XIII., addressed especially to
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