“We cannot hold in too much horror liberty of opinion and the Press and particularly this maxim that every man ought to enjoy liberty of conscience”. Such are the very words of Pope Gregory the Sixteenth. He continues, “As to the man who speaks or writes, so as to take away a national dogma from the people, he ought to be hung as a common thief. Why has so great an imprudence been committed as to grant liberty of speech to everyone? It is this that has undone us”.
Again as for religious liberty ‘The Rambler’ speaking with Papal authority states:
“Religious liberty, in the sense of a liberty possessed by every man to choose his own religion, is one of the most wicked delusions ever foisted upon this age by the father of all deceit. The very name of liberty except in the sense of a permission to do certain acts ought to be banished from the domain of religion. It is neither more nor less than a falsehood. No man has a right to choose his religion. None but an atheist can uphold the principles of religious liberty. Shall I therefore fall in with this abominable delusion? Shall I foster that damnable doctrine, that Socinianism and Calvinism and Anglicanism and Judaism; are not every one of them mortal sins like murder and adultery? Shall I hold out hopes to my erring Protestant brothers that I will not meddle with his creed if he will not meddle with mine? Shall I tempt him to forget that he has no more right to his religious views than he has for my purse or my home or my life blood? No, Catholicism is the most intolerant of creeds. It is intolerance itself; for it is the truth itself”.
Yet again the same organ of Rome, ‘The Rambler’, speaks: “You ask if the Pope were Lord in the land and you were in a minority if not in numbers yet in power what would he do to you? That we say would entirely depend on circumstances. If it would benefit Catholicism he would tolerate you: if expedient he would imprison you, banish you, fine you, possibly he might even hang you: but he would never tolerate you for the sake of the principles of civil and religious liberty”.
According to the most authoritative Roman teaching the very perfection of Christianity consists in a readiness to believe that black is white. In the book, ‘The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola’, translated from the authorised Latin by Charles Zegar M.A., and prefaced by no less a person than the Rt. Rev. Nicholas Wiseman, B.D., the following occurs:
“That we may in all things attain the truth, that we may not err in anything, we ought ever to hold it a fixed principle, that what I see white I believe to be black if the Romish Church define it so to be”.
St. Ignatius Loyola was the founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, which became the S.S. of the Roman Catholic Church. Here are some of the teachings of the Jesuits which fully justify the use of the word Jesuitry as meaning subterfuge, deceit and prevarication. (I) That we are under no obligation to love God. (II) That we are under no obligation to love our neighbour. (111) That a mother is guiltless who wishes the death of her daughters. (IV) That it is lawful for a son to rejoice at the murder of his parent committed by himself. (V) That assassination is lawful. (VI) That regicide is no murder. (VII) That it is lawful to kill an innocent person. (VIII) That promises confirmed by oath are not binding. (IX) That false swearing is not perjury. (X) That lying is truth. (XI) That dishonesty in trade is lawful. (X11) That theft is no sin. (X111) That men may now have the pleasure of advantage of crime without being criminal. (XIV) That crimes may now be expiated with far greater alacrity than they were before committed, and that sins are now blotted out almost as soon as they are perpetrated. (XV) That lying and perjury are very right when they are convenient. (XVI) That the Jesuits are obliged by the law of charity to kill their opponents. (XVII) That at the day of judgment God will say to many, Come ye blessed, you who have killed, blasphemed since you thought that you were right in so doing; (XVIII) That in these days God has spoken to us by His son Ignatius Loyola who He hath made heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds. (XIX) That God has granted to every member of the Society who might join it in the first three centuries the privilege of escaping damnation and that whosoever shall die in communion with the Society should obtain everlasting felicity. (XX) That the General of the Society occupies the place of God. (XXI) That he is the Lord of lords and does as he will without being restrained by any law. He has the power of life and death. He elevates and debases whom he will as if he were God being exempt from all passion and not liable to err, and, finally, (XXII) That the art of stealing and the art of blaspheming God are virtues.
It will of course be said that an indictment like this is too incredible to be believed. Perhaps so. What is certain however is this, it is not more incredible than it is true.
For reference proof of all these Jesuitical propositions we list the following:
I. See Le Mercure Jesuitique, vol. iii.
11. Thus teach Fathers Valentia, Merat, Penthereau, Faber, De Brielle, Sirmond, Suarez, Leseau, Duchesne.
III. Thus Tambourin, L'Amy, Bauni, Alphonsus.
V. Fagundez, Reginald, Alrult.
VIII. Fillucius, Tambourin, Valentia, Sanchez.
IX. Tolet, Filluclus.
XII. Reginald, Emmanuel Sa.
XI I I. By means of the Doctrine of Probability, and the Doctrine of Philosophical Sin.
XIV. Imago Primi Saecull, 1. viii. ch. 8.
XV. Sanchez (Moral. Opera).
XVI. L'Amy. (Cf. Riembauer.)
XIX. Imago Primi Saecull Societatis, lib. v. p. 649.
XX. Const. cap. iv. p. 4.
XXI. Memorial to Pope Clement VIII, 1593.
XXII. Serape (in Arnauld, 1692).
A Jesuit preacher uncovered the strategy in the following pulpit utterance:
“Let us, meanwhile, carefully avoid entering into an open and serious strife with the Protestants. We could not but lose ground by it; and it would call too much attention to the subject. Let us prefer a secret war, which, though less brilliant, is more sure to bring us the advantage. Let us shun too much light. Let us content ourselves with pulling down the stones of the Protestant citadel, one by one, instead of venturing to carry it by storm.”
This is exactly what has happened and is happening.