The Jesuit Connection to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
by Kenneth M. Hoeck Nov.'99As most Americans know, Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and the 16th President of the United States (term 1861-1865). He was born in Hardin County, Kentucky and grew up in Indiana. In 1830 his family moved to Illinois, and in 1837, Abe began practicing law in Springfield. His upright moral character had earned him the nickname "Honest Abe." Abraham, an avid reader of the Scriptures who often cited Biblical passages, held no denominational alliances and developed a keen awareness of the dangers posed by the Catholic Church and its dreaded Jesuit Order.
Most Americans do not know about the Jesuit connection to the Lincoln assassination. People who were close to Lincoln, including Samuel Morse (inventor of the telegraph) and several American Ambassadors, knew of the Jesuit hatred toward him and warned him ever increasingly right up to the point of his murder. This article has been written to recover the truth of history which has been omitted and obscured from the public view by the American government, the Catholic influenced writers of history, and even publicly supressed by Lincoln himself, for reasons we will later see.
May all realize that a leopard does not change its spots...and this Romish predator just waits in the grasses for the prey to come unsuspectingly along. You may not see the danger now and when you finally do...it is too late. The modern Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order are outwardly very docile and seemingly benevolent. They have lured society into a deep sleep. As the writers of our history books and as teachers in our schools, they have all but erased the jaded, yea wicked, past which is a testimony to their true character. It is our hope that this publication will wake some from their learned ignorance of the truth.
Much of the quoted testimony against the Jesuit order that we will present here is from Charles Chiniquy, a catholic priest, who befriended Lincoln and warned him of the Jesuit plot to take his life. We will quote heavily from Chiniquy's book entitled "Fifty Years in the Church of Rome" (available as a free download in text format by clicking here). Chiniquy gives us a reason why he wrote his book exposing the wicked deeds of the Catholic Church, a reason which should be even more pertinent to us today:
"Because modern Protestants have not only forgotten what Rome was, what she is, and what she will for ever be; the most irreconcilable and powerful enemy of the Gospel of Christ; but they consider her almost as a branch of the church whose corner stone is Christ."~ Chas. Chiniquy- Fifty Years in the Church of Rome.
We echo this truth to all Protestants (if one can still rightly call them that since they really do not protest anything anymore), and to the ear of the deceived modern Catholic as well; who may not know of the true and wicked history behind the church at Rome. Many people had left Europe to escape the clutches of the Roman Church, coming to America to obtain truly free religious liberty by which to enjoy their Christian worship. This article is intended neither to "bash" Catholic laypeople nor to breed contempt or hate of any one person or group. It is strictly to inform and warn of a past historical happening involving the Jesuit Order.
We will never forget that our forefathers, the first inhabitants of the American land, were compelled to leave their native country, to come to bury themselves in unknown and far-distant wildernesses to escape your [Jesuit] tyranny and cruelty. ~Jesuitism Unvailed (Americans Warned About Jesuitism) by Claude Pirat; 1851 AD
"If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the Catholic clergy." - Lafayette.
|M. Fylop-Miller, former President of the John Adams Union, wrote to Jefferson in 1816: "I am not happy about the rebirth of the Jesuits. Swarms of them will present themselves under more disguises ever taken by even a chief of the Bohemians, as printers, writers, publishers, school teachers, etc. If ever an association of people deserved eternal damnation, on this earth and in hell it is this Society of Loyola. " Jefferson's reply: "Like you, I object to the Jesuit's reestablishment which makes light give way to darkness."|
The beginning of the nineteenth century was a time of change for the papacy of Rome. Pius VII was Pope (from 1800-23) and had issued a condemnation of bible societies as 'a most abominable invention that destroyed the very foundations of religion.' This new era of liberty and republics had diminished much of the papal power, but had nowhere near paralyzed them. They strongly hated these freedoms and continually were they set on destroying them and on regaining their former absolute power as in the time of the Inquisitions. The United States -and its President - were obstacles that had to be dealt with.
On our quest for the truth we must begin at the Treaty of Verona. The death of President Lincoln was the culmination of but one step in the attempt to carry out the Secret Treaty of Verona, of October, 1822, a pact entered into by the "high contracting parties" [Kings of Prussia, Russia, Austria, and behind the scenes, Pope Pius VII, the king of the Papal States] of the former Congress of Vienna, Austria, which had held its sessions secret, covering the whole year of 1814-15.~ The Suppressed Truth About the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The Secret Treaty of Verona referred to its contractors as the "Holy Alliance". The treaty was dedicated to the eradication of Europe's representative governments and the re-establishment of absolute monarchies. It also purposed to suppress the media (the press) and to use religion to "keep the nations in the state of passive obedience". The document, signed on September 26th,1822, also expressed " their thanks to the Pope for what he has already done for them, and solicit his constant co-operation in their views of submitting the nations."
In the Congressional Record of April 25th, 1916, U.S. Senator Robert L. Owen was questioned by members of Congress as to what the meaning of this Secret Treaty truly was. The record shows his reply to include the following statements. "This Holy Alliance having put a Bourbon prince upon the throne of France by force, then used France to supress the condition of Spain, immediately afterwards, and by this very treaty gave her a subsidy of 20,000,000 francs anually to enable her to wage war upon the people of Spain and prevent their exercise of any measure of the right of self-government. The Holy Alliance immediately did the same thing in Italy, by sending Austrian troops to Italy;...." "The Holy Alliance made its powers felt by the wholesale drastic supression of the press in Europe, by universal censorship, by killing free speech and all ideas of popular rights, and by the complete supression of popular government. The Holy Alliance having destroyed popular government in Spain, and in Italy, had well-laid plans also to destroy popular government in the American Colonies which had revolted from Spain and Portugal in Central and South America under the successful example of the United States."
It was because of this conspiracy against the American Republics by the European monarchies that President Monroe stated to Congress that the United States would regard it as an act of hostility if the Holy Alliance; or any European power, attempted to establish control of any American republic or to acquire any territorial rights. Maybe you will remember this decree from school, as this was known as the Monroe Doctrine. As you well know, the Catholic Church laughs in the face of that decree and became a major landholder in the U.S.A.
As the Vatican brought these political powers together for the Treaty of Verona they also had other things going on. "Simultaneously with the calling of Congress of Vienna in 1814, Pope Pius VIIth restored the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) which had been abolished by Pope Clement IVth, July 21, 1773, on the grounds that it was immoral, dangerous and was a menace to the very life of the papacy. "~ The Supressed Truth About the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
It is interesting to notate that this Pope Clement IV, who had banned the Jesuits, was promptly poisoned for his act. The re-activation of the Jesuits was carried further through the next Pope, Leo XII (papacy from 1823-29).
The Jesuit Oath
The execution of the treaty's plans was placed under the watchful eye of the Jesuits. The equality of all men taught by Christ has always been hated and feared by the Jesuits despite all their protestations of supporting Christianity. The plans laid by these men are very long range and quite detailed and have but one goal.
"It will be well for the reader to understand that the church of Rome with its sixteen centuries of intrigue, plans fifty or a hundred years ahead. The ultimate goal is to throw the lever of time back by restoring the Pope as the "universal arbiter" from whom all the rulers of the earth must receive their authority to rule, as during the Dark Ages."~ The Supressed Truth About the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The treaty was clearly a political extention of the Jesuits own motives involving the obliteration of all Protestant governments. We can better understand the Jesuit motives in this regard if we take a glimpse at an excerpt of their Oath.
excerpt from : The Extreme Oath Of The Jesuits
<<"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 all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate 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 the holiness the Pope is Christ's Viceregent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness' right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran of German, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the now pretended authority 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 Mother Church of Rome. I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of the laws, magistrates or officers. I do further declare that the doctrine of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable and they themselves damned who will not forsake the same.
The oath of a Catholic Priest( By John Lyons, ex-catholic priest in a tract circulated in Glenside, Pa.)
"I do declare from my heart, without mental reservation. that the Pope is Christ's vicar-general and is the true and only head of the Universal Church throughout the world, and that by virtue of the Keys of binding and loosing given to his Holiness by Jesus Christ, he has power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred Confirmation, and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power, I will defend this doctrine and his Holiness, rights and customs against all usurpers of the Protestant authority whatsoever, especially against the now pretended authority of the Church of England and all adherents, in regard that they may be usurped and heretical, opposing the Sacred Mother, the Church of Rome. I do renounce and disown any alliegance as due to any Protestant king, prince, or state, or obedience to any of their inferior officers. I do further declare the doctrine of the Church of England, of the Calvinist, Huguenots, and other Protestants, to be damnable and those to be damned who will not forsake the same.
Lincoln's Defense of Charles Chiniquy
The next significant series of events involve a Roman Catholic priest by the name of Charles Chiniquy. Now while it is true that such Jesuit priests play both sides, this particular man seemed, by his actions, to be a man of integrity. Chiniquy consistently roused the ire of his bishop and even of the Vatican itself by speaking out whenever church actions conflicted with the Bible.
In one such exchange, Mr. Chiniquy had called the Bishop of Chicago a usurper for improper use of church power to take the property of Catholics. Bishop O'Regan of Chicago raged "You are half a Protestant! Your words smell of Protestantism! The Gospel! the Gospel! that is your great tower of strength against the laws and regulations of our holy church! If you think, Mr. Chiniquy, that you will frighten me with your big words of the Gospel, you will soon see your mistake, at your own expense. I will make you remember that it is the Church you must obey, and it is through your bishop that the church rules you!"
"My lord," Chiniquy answered, "I want to obey the church. Yes! but it is a church founded on the Gospel; a church that respects and follows the Gospel, that I want to obey!"
It was after this episode that the bishop's agents brought around trumped up charges to frame Chiniquy. The case appeared before the Criminal Court of Kankakee (Illinois) in November 1855. Chiniquy won this round in a series of legal battles with the powers of the Bishop of Chicago. The lawyer for the prosecution was Peter Spink, who appealed the case to the Court of Urbana, in Champaign County.
The heavy-hearted Chiniquy began to leave the court building when a stranger approached him and said: "I have followed your suit from the beginning. It is more formidable than you suspect. Your prosecutor, Spink, is only an instrument in the hands of the bishop. The real prosecutor is the land shark who is at the head of the diocese, and who is destroying our holy religion by his private and public scandals. As you are the only one among his priests who dares to resist him, he is determined to get rid of you: he will spend all his treasures and use the almost irresistible influence of his position to crush you. The misfortune for you is that, when you fight a bishop, you fight all the bishops of the world. They will unite all their wealth and influence to Bishop O'Regan's to silence you, though they hate and despise him. There was no danger of any verdict against you in this part of Illinois, where you are too well known for the perjured witnesses they have brought to influence your judges. But when you are among strangers, mind what I tell you: the false oaths of your enemies may be accepted as gospel truths by the jury, and then, though innocent, you are lost. Though your two lawyers are expert men, you will want something better at Urbana. Try to secure the services of Abraham Lincoln, of Springfield. If that man defends you, you will surely come out victorious from that deadly conflict!"....."Abraham Lincoln is the best lawyer and the most honest man we have in Illinois."~ Fifty Years in the Church of Rome.
After hearing this Chiniquy asked his two lawyers about this "Lincoln" and if he should seek his representation at the court in Urbana. They both answered: "Oh! if you can secure the services of Abraham Lincoln, by all means do it. We know him well; he is one of the best lawyers, and one of the most honest men we have in our State." The priest sent an immediate telegraph to Lincoln asking to procure his services and within twenty minutes he had received the telegraphed answer:
"Yes, I will defend your honour and your life at the next May term at Urbana.- "Abraham Lincoln."
Chiniquy Meets Lincoln
At Urbana, in Champaign County, on the 19th of May, 1856, Chiniquy met Abraham Lincoln for the first time and had this to say in recall of their meeting: It was then that I met Mr. Abraham Lincoln for the first time. He was a giant in stature; but I found him still more a giant in the noble qualities of his mind and heart. It was impossible to converse five minutes with him without loving him. There was such an expression of kindness and honesty in that face, and such an attractive magnetism in the man, that after a few moments' conversation one felt as tied to him by all noblest affections of the heart. When pressing my hand, he told me: "You were mistaken when you telegraphed that you were unknown to me. I know you, by reputation, as the stern opponent of the tyranny of your bishop, and the fearless protector of your countrymen in Illinois; I have heard much of you from two priests; and, last night, your lawyers, Messrs. Osgood and Paddock have acquainted me with the fact that your bishop is employing some of his tools to get rid of you. I hope it will be an easy thing to defeat his projects, and protect you against his machinations."
He then asked me how I had been induced to desire his services. I answered by giving him the story of that unknown friend who had advised me to have Mr. Abraham Lincoln for one of my lawyers, for the reason that "he was the best lawyer and the most honest man in Illinois." He smiled at my answer with that inimitable and unique smile, which we may call the "Lincoln smile," and replied: "That unknown friend would surely have been more correct had he told you that Abraham Lincoln was the ugliest lawyer of the country!" and he laughed outright.~ Fifty Years in the Church of Rome.
Lincoln, in his eloquent manner, had thoroughly disarmed the testimonies of 10 false witnesses and that of two lying Catholic priests (named Lebel and Carthuval). The eleven Protestants on the jury voted unanimously "Not Guilty" but the single Catholic on that jury voted against Chiniquy. The court discharged the jury for not being able to decide beyond a shadow of a doubt ( the lone catholic had cast that shadow). Chiniquy was held prisoner for five months until the next court date of the 19th of October, 1856.
On the 20th of October, 1856 the Rev. Lebel was the first called to testify as a character witness against Chiniquy. His testimony lasted nearly an hour. He began by declaring that "Chiniquy was one of the bilest men of the day--that every kind of bad rumours were constantly circulating against him." He proceeded to tell of these numerous rumors and declared he could substantiate one as true. "Mr. Chiniquy," he perjured, "had attempted to do the most infamous things with my own sister, Madame Bossey. She herself has told me the whole story under oath, and she would be here to unmask the wicked man to-day before the world, if she were not forced to silence at home from a severe illness."
Lincoln, lawyer for the defense, supplied a strong cross-examination and brought in twelve respectable witnesses who swore under oath that Mr. Lebel was a drunkard and vicious man. They said that he was so publicly Chiniquy's enemy because of the many rebukes Chiniquy had given in regard to his private and public vices, that they would not believe a word of what he said, even upon his oath. And yet, the courtroom was buzzing over some of the false testimony that they still thought true. At ten p.m. the court was adjourned and told to meet again the next morning.
Chiniquy met Lincoln in his room and we will let him personally relate to us what occurred next : "My dear Mr. Chiniquy," said Mr. Lincoln, "though I hope, tomorrow, to destroy the testimony of Mr. Lebel against you, I must concede that I see great dangers ahead. There is not the least doubt in my mind that every word he has said is a sworn lie; by my fear is that the jury thinks differently. I am a pretty good judge in these matters. I feel that our jurymen think that you are guilty. There is only one way to perfectly destroy the power of a false witness--it is by another direct testimony against what he has said, or by showing from his very lips that he has perjured himself. I failed to do that last night, though I have diminished, to a great extent, the force of his testimony. Can you not prove an alibi, or can you not bring witnesses who were there in the same house that day, who would flatly and directly contradict what your remorseless enemy has said against you?"
I (Chiniquy) answered him: "How can I try to do such a thing when they have been shrewd enough not to fix the very date of the alleged crime against me?"
"You are correct, you are perfectly correct, Mr. Chiniquy," answered Mr. Lincoln, "as they have refused to precise the date, we cannot try that. I have never seen two such skillful rogues as those two priests. There is really a diabolical skill in the plan they have concocted for your destruction. It is evident that the bishop is at the bottom of the plot. You remember how I have forced Lebel to confess that he was now on the most friendly terms with the Bishop of Chicago, since he has become the chief of your accusers. Though I do not give up the hope of rescuing you from the hands of your enemies, I do not like to conceal from you that I have several reasons to fear that you will be declared guilty, and condemned to a heavy penalty, or to the penitentiary, though I am sure you are perfectly innocent. It is very probable that we will have to confront that sister of Lebel to-morrow. Her sickness is probably a feint, in order not to appear here except after the brother will have prepared the public mind in her favour. At all events, if she does not come, they will send some justice of the peace to get her sworn testimony, which will be more difficult to rebut than her own verbal declarations. That woman is evidently in the hands of the bishop and her brother priest, ready to swear anything they order her, and I know nothing so difficult as to refute such female testimonies, particularly when they are absent from the court. The only way to be sure of a favourable verdict to-morrow is, that God Almighty would take our part and show your innocence! Go to Him and pray, for He alone can save you." Mr. Lincoln was exceedingly solemn when he addressed those words to me, and they went very deep into my soul.
I have often been asked if Abraham Lincoln had any religion? But I never had any doubt about his profound confidence in God, since I heard those words falling from his lips in that hour of anxiety. I had not been able to conceal my deep distress. Burning tears were rolling on my cheeks when he was speaking, and there was on his face the expression of friendly sympathy which I shall never forget. Without being able to say a word, I left him to go to my little room. It was nearly eleven o'clock. I locked the door and fell on my knees to pray, but I was unable to say a single word. The horrible sworn calumnies thrown at my face by a priest of my own church were ringing in my ears! my honour and my good name so cruelly and for ever destroyed! all my friends and my dear people covered with an eternal confusion! and more than that, the sentence of condemnation which was probably to be hurled against me the next day in the presence of the whole country, whose eyes were upon me!~ Charles Chiniquy's Fifty Years in the Church of Rome.
From eleven p.m. to three in the morning Charles Chiniquy cried out to God for help in sobbing prayer. His plight against so powerful a foe as the false witnesses, set up by the Chicago diocese, seemed so dark. He began to think that maybe God had forsaken him. At three in the morning, Chiniquy answered a knock upon his door...it was Abraham Lincoln who exclaimed, "Cheer up, Mr. Chiniquy, I have the perjured priests in my hands. Their diabolical plot is all known, and if they do not fly away before dawn of day, they will surely be lynched. Bless the Lord, you are saved!"
The newspapers in Chicago were quick to print of Chiniquy's impending doom. The news that Chiniquy would be hung thrilled the Roman Catholics to no end. One of the papers was bought by a friend of Chiniquy named Terrien, whose wife, Narcisse, revealed that she delivered false testimony against the priest. She was quite ill and could not make the journey to Urbana but told her husband that another woman, Miss Philomene Moffat, was with her when the deed occurred. They rushed Miss Moffat to the courthouse right away and she related how Lebel had offered his sister 160 acres to perjure herself in testimony against Chiniquy. It was done!
Lebel, knowing he would be exposed, dropped the charges against Charles Chiniquy. Abraham Lincoln did not let the priests go unscathed during his closing statements. He fully and clearly set himself against the Jesuit powers when he forcefully said " As long as God gives me a heart to feel, a brain to think, or a hand to execute my will, I shall devote it against that power which has attempted to use the machinary of the courts to destroy the rights and character of an American citizen."
The Costs of the Legal Battle
After the excitement died down, Chiniquy asked how much the bill was for his legal services. We shall now read Mr. Lincoln's reply as told by Chiniquy: "My dear Mr. Chiniquy, I feel proud and honoured to have been called to defend you. But I have done it less as a lawyer than as a friend. The money I should receive from you would take away the pleasure I feel at having fought your battle. Your case is unique in my whole practice. I have never met a man so cruelly persecuted as you have been, and who deserves it so little. Your enemies are devils incarnate. The plot they had concocted against you is the most hellish one I ever knew. But the way you have been saved from their hands, the appearance of that young and intelligent Miss Moffat, who was really sent by God in the very hour of need, when, I confess it again, I thought everything was nearly lost, is one of the most extraordinary occurrences I ever saw. It makes me remember what I have too often forgotten, and what my mother often told me when young - that our God is a prayer-hearing God."
This good thought, sown into my young heart by that dear mother's hand, was just in my mind when I told you, 'Go and pray, God alone can save you.' But I confess to you that I had not faith enough to believe that your prayer would be so quickly and so marvelously answered by the sudden appearance of that interesting young lady, last night. Now let us speak of what you owe me. Well! - Well! - how much do you owe me? You owe me nothing! for I suppose you are quite ruined. The expenses of such a suit, I know, must be enormous. Your enemies want to ruin you. Will I help them to finish your ruin, when I hope I have the right to be put among the most sincere and devoted of your friends?"
"You are right," I (Chiniquy)answered him; "you are the most devoted and noblest friend God ever gave me, and I am nearly ruined by my enemies. But you are the father of a pretty large family; you must support them. Your traveling expenses in coming twice here for me from Springfield; your hotel bills during the two terms you have defended me, must be very considerable. It is not just that you should receive nothing in return for such work and expenses." "Well! well!" he answered, "I will give you a promissory note which you will sign." Taking then a small piece of paper, he wrote:
Urbana, May 23, 1853
Due A. Lincoln fifty dollars, for value received.
When Abraham Lincoln was writing the due-bill, the relaxation of the great strain upon my mind, and the great kindness of my benefactor and defender in charging me so little for such a service, and the terrible presentiment that he would pay with his life what he had done for me caused me to break into sobs and tears.
As Mr. Lincoln had finished writing the due-bill, he turned round to me, and said, "Father Chiniquy, what are you crying for? Ought you not to be the most happy man alive? you have beaten your enemies and gained the most glorious victory, and you will come out of all your troubles in triumph."
"Dear Mr. Lincoln," I answered, "allow me to tell you that the joy I should naturally feel for such a victory is destroyed in my mind by the fear of what it may cost you. There were then in the crowd not less than ten or twelve Jesuits from Chicago and St. Louis, who came to hear my sentence of condemnation to the penitentiary. But it was on their heads that you have brought the thunders of heaven and earth! Nothing can be compared to the expression of their rage against you, when you not only wrenched me from their cruel hands, but you were making the walls of the court-house tremble under the awful and superhumanly eloquent denunciation of their infamy, diabolical malice, and total want of Christian and human principle, in the plot they had formed for my destruction. What troubles my soul just now and draws my tears, is that it seems to me that I have read your sentence of death in their fiendish eyes. How many other noble victims have already fallen at their feet!
"I am not weeping for myself, but for you, sir. They will kill you; and let me tell you this, if I were in their place and they in mine, it would be my sole, my sworn duty, to take your life myself, or find a man to do it" ~ The Supressed Truth About the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln -quoting Chas. Chiniquy speaking to Abe Lincoln after the trial in Urbana May 23rd, 1853- (referring to the Jesuit Oath.)
The following quote backs up what Lincoln and Chiniquy feared: Charles Sauvestre (as translated by Edwin A. Sherman) wrote "...In whatever place of the Catholic world a Jesuit is insulted or resisted, no matter how insignificant he may be, he is sure to be avenged, - and this we know."
John Wilkes Booth-Act One
At this time, we introduce you to John Booth, a popular theatre actor, who was not born a Roman Catholic but by 1860 had began to convert to that religion. In 1860, he was initiated into the Knights of the Golden Circle, a catholic lay organization. The Knights of the Golden Circle "were committed to the preservation of slavery in the lands bordering the Caribbean Sea--the so-called 'Golden Circle.' The seal of the Knights featured a cross similar to the maltese cross used by the old Knights of Malta." A book, published in 1866, called The Great Conspiracy tells us of this and quotes the following excerpts of a letter from the hand of J.W. Booth to an unknown person, quite possibly a Jesuit ally (whose return letters were only signed "Veritas" which is "Truth" in Latin ... the language of the Jesuit priests.).
|"Dear Sir: The K.G.C. had a meeting; I was initiated.... They tell me that Lincoln, the damn chicken-hearted nigger lover, will perhaps be inaugerated, but I most heartily wish, 'That never shall sun that morrow see.' .... One thing is very clear to my mind, the South must take some decisive step. She must throw a bomb-shell into the enemy's hand that shall spread terror and consternation wherever it goes. You know what I mean, so don't be surprised. Sincerily yours, John Wilkes Booth."|
WAR! The opening shot of the confederate rebellion rang out on April 12th, 1861; only one month after Lincoln was proclaimed President of the United States, the 4th of March 1861. This first shot on Fort Sumpter was fired by General Beauregard, who was a professed Roman Catholic and came from a well known family of Jesuits. The Confederate States of America were readied for war and their leader, Jefferson Davis had been given the blessing of the Pope to be their new President. The papacy wanted to destroy the American popular government and the "divide and conquer" strategy was a tried and true tool. Also, the Catholic Church, afterall, benefited enormously from the southern slave trade and had to protect its vested interest from this talk of potentially freeing the slaves in America..
An attempt on Lincoln's life had already been thwarted on his journey to Philadelpia, via Baltimore, for his first inaguration. You see, Lincoln knew that Washington was infiltrated by "traitors" to the government and he wasted no time in rooting out these national assassins and replacing them with men whom he trusted. The papacy could not have her plans derailed at this stage of the game so a plot was devised to kill Lincoln on his stop over in Baltimore. A professed Romanist man, an Italian barber by trade, was to stab Lincoln with a dagger while seated in his carriage as it would be leaving the station. This wicked plot was uncovered and Lincoln changed his itinerary, taking an earlier train accompanied by William H. Pinkerton, head of the detective agency of the same name. But this was only the first known attempt and it would, sadly and assuredly, not be the last.
The next time Lincoln would see Chiniquy was in August of 1861. Chiniquy had learned from a Roman Catholic priest, whom he had persuaded to leave the errors of Popery, that there was a plot among the Jesuits to assassinate the President and he went to see his friend to warn him.
Lincoln greeted him : "I am so glad to meet you again," he said: "you see that your friends, the Jesuits, have not yet killed me. But they would have surely done it when I passed through their most devoted city, Baltimore, had I not defeated their plans, by passing incognito a few hours before they expected me. We have the proof that the company which has been selected and organized to murder me was led by a rabid Roman Catholic, called Byrne; it was almost entirely composed of Roman Catholics; more than that, there were two disguised priests among them, to lead and encourage them. I am sorry to have so little time to see you: but I will not let you go before telling you that, a few days ago, I saw Mr. Morse, the learned inventor of electric telegraphy: he told me that when he was in Rome, not long ago, he found out the proofs of a most formidable conspiracy against this country and all its institutions. It is evident that it is to the intrigues and emissaries of the Pope that we owe, in great part, the horrible evil war which is threatening to cover the country with blood and ruins.
"I am sorry that Professor Morse had to leave Rome before he could know more about the secret plans of the Jesuits against the liberties and the very existence of this country. But do you know that I want you to take his place and continue that investigation? My plan is to attach you to my ambassador of France, as one of the secretaries. In that honourable position you would go from Paris to Rome, where you might find, through the directions of Mr. Morse, an opportunity of re-uniting the broken threads of his researches. 'It takes a Greek to fight a Greek.' As you have been twenty-five years a priest of Rome, I do not know any man in the United States so well acquainted as you are with the tricks of the Jesuits, and on the devotedness of whom I could better rely. And when, once on the staff of my ambassador, even as one of the secretaries, might you not soon yourself become the ambassador? I am in need of Christian men in every department of the public service, but more in those high positions. What do you think of that?"
"My dear President," I answered, "I feel overwhelmed by your kindness. Surely nothing could be more pleasant to me than to grant our request. The honour you want to confer upon me is much above my merit: but my conscience tells me that I cannot give up the preaching of the Gospel to my poor French Canadian countrymen, who are still in the errors of Popery. For I am about the only one who, by the Providence of God, has any real influence over them. I am, surely, the only one the bishops and priests seem to fear in that work. The many attempts they have made to take away my life are a proof of it. Besides that, though I consider the present President of the Unites States much above the Emperors of France, Russia, and Austria, much above the greatest kings of the world, I feel that I am the servant, the ambassador of One who is as much above even the good and great President of the United States as the heavens are above the earth. I appeal to your own Christian and honourable feelings to know if I can forsake the one for the other."
The President became very solemn, and replied: "You are right! you are right! There is nothing so great under heaven as to be the ambassador of Christ." ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
The Plot Thickens
"That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true"
~A. Lincoln -Year 1846, just prior to his election to the House of Representatives
...The next day I was, at the appointed hour, with my noble friend, who said: "I could not give you more than ten minutes yesterday, but I will give you twenty to-day. I want your views about a thing which is exceedingly puzzling to me, and you are the only one to whom I like to speak on that subject. A great number of Democratic papers have been sent to me lately, evidently written by Roman Catholics, publishing that I was born a Roman Catholic, and baptized by a priest. They call me a renegade, an apostate, on account of that; and they heap upon my head mountains of abuses. At first I laughed at that, for it is a lie. Thanks be to God, I have never been a Roman Catholic. No priest of Rome has ever laid his hand on my head. But the persistency of the Romish press to present this falsehood to their readers as a gospel truth, must have a meaning. Please tell me, as briefly as possible, what you think about that."
"My dear President," I answered, "it was just this strange story published about you, which brought me here yesterday. I wanted to say a word about it; but you were too busy. Let me tell you that I wept as a child when I read that story for the first time. For, not only my impression is that it is your sentence of death; but I have from the lips of a converted priest, that it is in order to excite the fanaticism of the Roman Catholic murderers, whom they hope to find sooner or later, to strike you down; they have invented that false story of your being born in the Church of Rome, and of your being baptized by a priest. They want, by that, to brand your face with the ignominious mark of apostasy. Do not forget that, in the Church of Rome, an apostate is an outcast, who has no place in society, and who has no right to live.~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
Who could be simple enough not to admit that, when a tyrant has endangered a nation, all means are lawful to cast off his yoke." (The R. F. Jesuit Marianna-De Rege.) excerpted from Jesuitism Unvailed by Claude Pirat 1851 AD
"It is of faith that the Pope has the right of deposing heretical and rebel kings. Monarchs so deposed by the Pope are converted into notorious tyrants, and may be killed by the first who can reach them. If the public cause cannot meet with its defense in the death of a tyrant, it is lawful for the first who arrives, to assassinate him."****Suarez, Defensio Fidei; Book VI. c. 4, Nos. 13, 14
"The Pope has the right to pronounce sentence of deposition against any sovereign when required by the good of the Spiritual Order."****Brownson's Review, 1849
"My dear President, I must repeat to you here what I said when at Urbana in 1856. My fear is that you will fall under the blows of a Jesuit assassin if you do not pay more attention than you have done, till now, to protect yourself. Remember that because Coligny was an heretic, as you are, he was brutally murdered in the St. Bartholomew night; that Henry IV was stabbed by the Jesuit assassin, Revaillac, the 14th of May, 1610, for having given liberty of conscience to his people; and that William the Taciturn was shot dead by another Jesuit murderer, called Girard, for having broken the yoke of the Pope. The Church of Rome is absolutely the same to-day as she was then; she does believe and teach to-day, as then, that she has the right and that it is her duty to punish by death any heretic who is in her way as an obstacle to her designs. The unanimity with which the Catholic hierarchy of the United States is on the side of the rebels is an incontrovertible evidence that Rome wants to destroy this republic, and as you are, by your personal virtues, your popularity, your love for liberty, your position, the greatest obstacle to the diabolical schemes, their hatred is concentrated upon you; you are the daily object of their maledictions; it is at your breast they will direct their blows. My blood chills in my veins when I contemplate the day which may come, sooner or later, when Rome will add to all her other iniquities the murder of Abraham Lincoln."
Lincoln replied "I will repeat to you what I said at Urbana, when for the first time you told me your fears lest I would be assassinated by the Jesuits: 'Man must not care where and when he will die, provided he dies at the post of honour and duty.' But I may add, to-day, that I have a presentiment that God will call me to Him through the hand of an assassin. Let His will, and, not mine be done!" He then looked at his watch and said, "I am sorry, that the twenty minutes I had consecrated to our interview have almost passed away; I will be for ever grateful for the warning words you have addressed to me about the dangers ahead of my life, from Rome. I know that they are not imaginary dangers. If I were fighting against a Protestant South, as a nation, there would be no danger of assassination. The nations who read the Bible, fight bravely on the battle-fields, but they do not assassinate their enemies. The Pope and the Jesuits, with their infernal Inquisition, are the only organized powers in the world which have recourse to the dagger of the assassin to murder those whom they cannot convince with their arguments or conquer with the sword."
"Unfortunately, I feel more and more, every day, that it is not against the Americans of the South, alone, I am fighting, it is more against the Pope of Rome, his perfidious Jesuits and their blind and blood-thirsty slaves, than against the real American Protestants, that we have to defend ourselves. Here is the real danger of our position. So long as they will hope to conquer the North, they will spare me; but the day we will rout their armies (and that day will surely come, with the help of God), take their cities, and force them to submit, then, it is my impression that the Jesuits, who are the principal rulers of the South, will do what they have almost invariably done in the past. The dagger, or the pistol of one of their adepts, will do what the strong hands of the warriors could not achieve. This civil war seems to be nothing but a political affair to those who do not see, as I do, the secret springs of that terrible drama. But it is more a religious than a civil war. It is Rome who wants to rule and degrade the North, as she has ruled and degraded the South, from the very day of its discovery. There are only very few of the Southern leaders who are not more or less under the influence of the Jesuits, through their wives, family relations, and their friends. Several members of the family of Jeff Davis belong to the Church of Rome. Even the Protestant ministers are under the influence of the Jesuits without suspecting it. To keep her ascendancy in the North, as she does in the South, Rome is doing here what she has done in Mexico, and in all the South American Republics; she is paralyzing, by a civil war, the arms of the soldiers of Liberty. She divides our nation, in order to weaken, subdue and rule it.
"Surely we have some brave and reliable Roman Catholic officers and soldiers in our armies, but they form an insignificant minority when compared with the Roman Catholic traitors against whom we have to guard ourselves, day and night. The fact is, that the immense majority of Roman Catholic bishops, priests and laymen, are rebels in heart, when they cannot be in fact; with very few exceptions, they are publicly in favour of slavery. I understand, now, why the patriots of France, who determined to see the colours of Liberty floating over their great and beautiful country, were forced to hand or shoot almost all the priests and the monks as the irreconcilable enemies of Liberty. For it is a fact, which is now evident to me, that, with very few exceptions, every priest and every true Roman Catholic is a determined enemy of Liberty.
Their extermination in France, was one of those terrible necessities which no human wisdom could avoid; it looks to me now as an order from heaven to save France. May God grant that the same terrible necessity be never felt in the United States! But there is a thing which is very certain; it is, that if the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the generality of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them away, to-morrow, from among us, or they would shoot them as traitors. But I keep those sad secrets in my heart; you are the only one to whom I reveal them, for I know that you learned them before me. The history of these last thousand years tells us that wherever the Church of Rome is not a dagger to pierce the bosom of a free nation, she is a stone to her neck, and a ball to her feet, to paralyze her, and prevent her advance in the ways of civilization, science, intelligence, happiness and liberty. But I forget that my twenty minutes are gone long ago. "Please accept my sincere thanks for the new lights you have given me on the dangers of my position, and come again. I will always see you with a new pleasure." ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
|" A tyrant may be killed by open force and arms. However, the best way is to use fraud and stratagem, in order to preserve the country from private and public dangers." (The R. F. Jesuit Malarianna.-Reg. Institut. Liber. 6. 1.)|
" It is of faith that the Pope has the right to dethrone the Kings who are heretics and rebels. But a monarch dethroned by the Pope is no longer either a King or a lawful Prince: if he refuses to obey the Pope after his degradation, then he must be styled a' tyrant,' and may be killed by the first comer-" (The R. F. Jesuit Suarez - Defensio fidei, Liber 6, caput 4.)
Many of those who approached Abraham Lincoln felt that there was a prophetic spirit in him, and that he was continually walking and acting with the thought of God in his mind, and only in view to do His will and work for His glory. Speaking of the slaves, he said one day before the members of his cabinet: "I have not decided against a proclamation of liberty to the slaves, but I hold the matter under advisement. And I can assure you that the subject is on my mind, by day and by night, more than any other. Whatever shall appear to be God's will, I will do."
A few days before that proclamation, he said, before several of his counselors: "I made a solemn vow before God that if General Lee was driven back from Pennsylvania, I would crown the result by the declaration of freedom to the slaves." ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
Lincoln did honor his vow before God and man and on Jan 1, 1863 he delivered the Emancipation Proclamation which subsequently freed the slaves in the south (in 1860 a census showed over 3 million slaves, and so considering continued importatation and domestic procreation, the number of slaves freed in 1863 was substantially greater than this, upward of 4 million.). This action of liberating the slaves would economically be dangerous for the South and for the Church to which they paid tribute in offerings and collections. The Jesuits justified themselves, and the slaveowners of the South, with statements like this: "Slavery does not constitute a crime before any law, divine or human. What reason can we have for undermining the foundations of slavery with the same zeal that ought always to animate us in overcoming evil? When one thinks of the degradation in which the hordes of Africa live, the slave trade may be considered a providential act, and we almost repudiate the philanthropy which sees in a man but one thing- material liberty." ~The Doctrine of the Jesuits-by Gury. Truly, the Catholic Church's wealth was derived largely from the financial gain, as it was in the Middle Ages, by imposed serfdom upon others.
Lincoln was also thinking of taxing liqour heavily or even making it illegal. This would have been a huge blow to the Catholic monasteries who turned out over 25% of all alcohol produced in the U.S. at the time. This provided another reason to target Abe for assassination.
Also the international bankers , the Rothschild's,(interacting very closely with the vatican) wanted Abraham Lincoln killed because of his monetary policies. Lincoln needed money to finance the Civil War and he was offered loans at high interest rates by bankers in Europe led by the Rothschilds. The Rothschild's have funded many a war since - the bankers are the only winners in such wars. Rather than accept the loans, Lincoln found other means to fund the war effort- even creating U.S. greenbacks. (More importantly, the British bankers opposed Lincoln's protectionist policies. Some Englishmen in the 1860's believed that "British free trade, industrial monopoly and human slavery travel together." Lincoln's policies after the Civil War would have destroyed the Rothschilds' commodity speculations. After the war, Lincoln planned a mild Reconstruction policy which would have enabled a resumption of agriculture production. The Rothschilds were betting the other way on high prices caused by a tough Reconstruction policy toward the South. The goal was to weaken the United States so the Rothschilds, with the leadership of the American Illuminati, could takeover its economy. )
" The pope may reprimand Kings, and punish them with death." (The R. F. Jesuit Sanctarel. - Of the Pope, ch. 30, p. 296, work published in 1625.)
" A man condemned by the Pope may be killed anywhere." (The R. F. Jesuit Lacroix - vol. 1, p. 294.)
" We may kill anywhere a man proscribed by the Pope, because the Pope has at least an indirect jurisdiction over all the world, even in temporal things." (The R. F. Jesuit Busembaum- Theologia Moralis.)
The Pope, at this time, in Rome was Pius IXth (1846-78). Pius was the first Pope to officially declare himself to be 'infallible'. He also was very close to the General of the Jesuits, also called the Black Pope, who at this time was Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli. Pius was on very good terms with Jeff Davis and wrote him acknowledging him with such titles as "honorable Mr. President" - titles which showed his approval of the Confederates States of America as a sovereign entity and Davis as its leader.
On June 10th, 1864, Lincoln took Chiniquy for a ride in his carriage to talk inbetween his visits to the thirty thousand wounded soldiers picked up on the battle-fields of the seven days' battle of the Wilderness, and the thirty days' battle around Richmond. The only thought which seemed to occupy the mind of the President was the part which Rome had in that horrible struggle. Chiniquy tells us that Abraham Lincoln said the following words more than once:
"This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to Popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and the North, on the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis nor any one of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promises of the Jesuits, that under the mask of Democracy, the money and the arms of the Roman Catholic, even the arms of France, were at their disposal, if they would attack us. I pity the priests, the bishops and the monks of Rome in the United States, when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the blood shed in this war; the later the more terrible will the retribution be.
I conceal what I know, on that subject, from the knowledge of the nation; for if the people knew the whole truth, this war would turn into a religious war, and it would, at once, take a tenfold more savage and bloody character, it would become merciless as all religious wars are. It would become a war of extermination on both sides. The Protestants of both the North and the South would surely unite to exterminate the priests and the Jesuits, if they could hear what Professor Morse has said to me of the plots made in the very city of Rome to destroy this Republic, and if they could learn how the priests, the nuns, and the monks, which daily land on our shores, under the pretext of preaching their religion, instructing the people in their schools, taking care of the sick in the hospitals, are nothing else but the emissaries of the Pope, of Napoleon, and the other despots of Europe, to undermine our institutions, alienate the hearts of our people from our constitution, and our laws, destroy our schools, and prepare a reign of anarchy here as they have done in Ireland, in Mexico, in Spain, and wherever there are any people who want to be free, ect."
When the President was speaking thus, we arrived at the door of his mansion. He invited me to go with him to his study, and said: "Though I am very busy, I must rest an hour with you. I am in need of that rest. My head is aching, I feel as crushed under the burden on affairs which are on my shoulders. There are many important things about the plots of the Jesuits that I can learn only from you. Please wait just a moment, I have just received some dispatches from General Grant, to which I must give an answer. My secretary is waiting for me. I go to him. Please amuse yourself with those books, during my short absence."
Twenty-five minutes later, the President had returned, with his face flushed with joy. "Glorious news! General Grant has again beaten Lee, and forced him to retreat towards Richmond, when he will have to surrender before long. Grant is a real hero. But let us come to the question I want to put to you. Have you read the letter of the Pope to Jeff Davis, and what do you think of it?"
"My dear President," I answered, "it is just that letter which brought me to your presence again, the day before yesterday. I wanted to come and see you, from the very day I read it. But I knew you were so overwhelmed with the affairs of your government, that I would not be able to see you. However, the anxieties of my mind were so, that I determined to go over every barrier to warn you again against the new dangers and plots which I knew would come out from that perfidious letter, against your life.
"That letter is a poisoned arrow thrown by the Pope, at you personally; and it will be more than a miracle if it be not your irrevocable warrant of death. Before reading it, it is true that every Catholic could see by the unanimity of the bishops siding with the rebel cause, that their church as a whole, was against this free Republican government. However, a good number of liberty-loving Irish, German and French Catholics, following more the instincts of their noble nature, than the degrading principles of their church, enrolled themselves under the banners of Liberty, and they have fought like heroes. To detach these men from the rank and file of the Northern armies, and force them to help the cause of the rebellion, because the object of the intrigues of the Jesuits. Secret and pressing letters were addressed from Rome to the bishops, ordering them to weaken your armies by detaching those men from you. The bishops answered, that they could not do that without exposing themselves to be shot. But they advised the Pope to acknowledge, at once, the legitimacy of the Southern Republic, and to take Jeff Davis under his supreme protection, by a letter, which would be read everywhere.
"That letter, then, tells logically the Roman Catholics that you are a blood-thirsty tyrant! a most execrable being when fighting against a government which the infallible and holy Pope of Rome recognizes as legitimate. The Pope, by this letter, tells his blind slaves that you are an infamous usurper, when considering yourself the President of the Southern States; that you are outraging the God of heaven and earth, by continuing such a sanguinary war to subdue a nation over whom God Almighty has declared, through His infallible pontiff, the Pope, that you have not the least right: that letter means that you will give an account to God and man for the blood and tears you cause to flow in order to satisfy your ambition.
"By this letter of the Pope to Jeff Davis you are not only an apostate, as you were thought before, whom every man had the right to kill, according to the canonical laws of Rome; but you are more vile, criminal and cruel than the horse thief, the public banditti, and the lawless brigand, robber and murderer, whom it is a duty to stop and kill, when we take them in their acts of blood, and that there is no other way to put an end to their plunders and murders.
"And, my dear President, the meaning I give you of this perfidious letter of the Pope to Jeff Davis, is not a fancy imagination on my part, it is the unanimous explanation given me by a great number of the priests of Rome, with whom I have had occasion to speak on that subject. In the name of God, and in the name of our dear country, which is in so much need of your services, I conjure you to pay more attention to protect your precious life, and not continue to expose it as you have done till now." ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
Lincoln Witnesses To Us About Popery
The President listened to my words with breathless attention. He replied; "You confirm me in the views I had taken of the letter of the Pope. Professor Morse is of the same mind with you. It is, indeed, the most perfidious act which could occur under present circumstances. You are perfectly correct when you say that it was to detach the Roman Catholics who had enrolled themselves in our armies. Since the publication of that letter, a great number of them have deserted their banners and turned traitors; very few, comparatively, have remained true to their oath of fidelity. It is, however, very lucky that one of those few, Sheridan, is worth a whole army by his ability, his patriotism and his heroic courage. It is true, also, that Meade has remained with us, and gained the bloody battle of Gettysburg. But how could he lose it, when he was surrounded by such heroes as Howard, Reynolds, Buford, Wadsworth, Cutler, Slocum, Sickes, Hancock, Barnes, ect. But it is evident that his Romanism superseded his patriotism after the battle. He let the army of Lee escape, when it was so easy to cut his retreat and force him to surrender, after having lost nearly the half of his soldiers in the last three days' carnage.
"When Meade was to order the pursuit, after the battle, a stranger came, in haste, to the headquarters, and that stranger was a disguised Jesuit. After a ten minutes' conversation with him, Meade made such arrangements for the pursuit of the enemy, that he escaped almost untouched, with the loss of only two guns!
"You re right," continued the President, "when you say that this letter of the Pope has entirely changed the nature and the ground of the war. Before they read it, the Roman Catholics could see that I was fighting against Jeff Davis and his Southern Confederacy. But now, they must believe that it is against Christ and His "holy vicar", the Pope, that I am raising my sacrilegious hands; we have the daily proofs that their indignation, their hatred, their malice, against me, are a hundredfold intensified. New projects of assassination are detected almost every day, accompanied with such savage circumstances, that they bring to my memory the massacre of the St. Bartholomew and the Gunpowder Plot. We feel, at their investigation, that they come from the same masters in the art of murder, the Jesuits.
"The New York riots were evidently a Romish plot from beginning to end. We have the proofs in hand that they were the work of Bishop Hughes and his emissaries. No doubt can remain in the minds of the most incredulous about the bloody attempts of Rome to destroy New York, when we know the easy way it was stopped. I wrote to Bishop Hughes, telling him that the whole country would hold him responsible for it if he would not stop it at once. He then gathered the rioters around his palace, called them his 'dear friends,' invited them to go back home peacefully, and all was finished! so Jupiter of old used to raise a storm and stop it with a nod of his head!
"From the beginning of our civil war, there has been, not a secret, but a public alliance, between the Pope of Rome and Jeff Davis, and that alliance has followed the common laws of this world affairs. The greater has led the smaller, the stronger has guided the weaker. The Pope and his Jesuits have advised, supported, and directed Jeff Davis on the land, from the first gun shot at Fort Sumter, by the rabid Roman Catholic Beauregard. They are helping him on the sea by guiding and supporting the other rabid Roman Catholic pirate, Semmes, on the ocean. And they will help the rebellion when firing their last gun to shed the blood of the last soldier of Liberty, who will fall in this fratricidal war. In my interview with Bishop Hughes, I told him, 'that every stranger who had sworn allegiance to our government by becoming a United States citizen, as himself, was liable to be shot or hung as a perjured traitor and an armed spy, as the sentence of the court-martial may direct. And he will be so shot and hanged accordingly, as there will be no exchange of such prisoners'. After I had put this flea in the ears of the Romish bishop, I requested him to go and report my words to the Pope. Seeing the dangerous position of his bishops and priests when siding with the rebels, my hope was that he would advise them, for their own interests, to become loyal and true to their allegiance and help us through the remaining part of the war. But he result has been the very contrary. The Pope has thrown away the mask, and shown himself the public partisan and the protector of the rebellion, by taking Jeff Davis by the hand, and impudently recognizing the Southern States as a legitimate government.
Now, I have the proof in hand that that very Bishop Hughes, whom I had sent to Rome that he might induce the Pope to urge the Roman Catholics of the North at least, to be true to their oath of allegiance, and whom I thanked publicly, when, under the impression that he had acted honestly, according to the promise he had given me, is the very man who advised the Pope to recognize the legitimacy of the Southern Republic, and put the whole weight of his tiara in the balance against us in favour of our enemies! Such is the perfidy of those Jesuits. Two cankers are biting the very entrails of the United States to-day: the Romish and the Mormon priests. Both are equally at work to form a people of the most abject, ignorant and fanatical slaves, who will recognize no other authority but their supreme pontiffs. Both are aiming at the destruction of our schools, to raise themselves upon our ruins. Both shelter themselves under our grand and holy principles of liberty of conscience, to destroy that very liberty of conscience, and bind the world before their heavy and ignominious yoke. The Mormon and the Jesuit priests are equally the uncompromising enemies of our constitution and our laws; but the more dangerous of the two is the Jesuits - the Romish priest, for he knows better now to conceal his hatred under the mask of friendship and public good: he is better trained to commit the most cruel and diabolical deeds for the glory of God. "Till lately, I was in favour of the unlimited liberty of conscience as our constitution gives it to the Roman Catholics. But now, it seems to me that, sooner or later, the people will be forced to put a restriction to that clause towards the Papists. Is it not an act of folly to give absolute liberty of conscience to a set of men who are publicly sworn to cut our throats the very day they have their opportunity for doing it? It is right to give the privilege of citizenship to men who are the sworn and public enemies of our constitution, our laws, our liberties, and our lives?
"The very moment that Popery assumed the right of life and death on a citizen of France, Spain, Germany, England, or the United States, it assumed to be the power, the government of France, Spain, England, Germany, and the United States. Those States then committed a suicidal act by allowing Popery to put a foot on their territory with the privilege of citizenship. The power of life and death is the supreme power, and two supreme powers cannot exist on the same territory without anarchy, riots, bloodshed, and civil wars without end. When Popery will give up the power of life and death which it proclaims on its own divine power, in all its theological books and canon laws, then, and then alone, it can be tolerated and can receive the privileges of citizenship in a free country.
"Is it not an absurdity to give to a man a thing which he is sworn to hate, curse, and destroy? And does not the Church of Rome hate, curse, and destroy liberty of conscience whenever she can do it safely? I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the Pope and to his followers, the Papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians, and canon laws, that their conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity! This does not seem to be understood by the people to-day. But sooner or later, the light of common sense will make it clear to every one that no liberty of conscience can be granted to men who are sworn to obey a Pope, who pretends to have the right to put to death those who differ from him religion.
"You are not the first to warn me against the dangers of assassination. My ambassadors in Italy, France, and England, as well as Professor Morse, have many times warned me against the plots of the murderers which they have detected in those different countries. But I see no other safeguard against those murderers but to be always ready to die, as Christ advises it. As we must all die sooner or later, it makes very little difference to me whether I die from a dagger plunged through the heart or from an inflammation of the lungs. Let me tell you that I have lately read a passage in the Old Testament which has made a profound, and, I hope, a salutary impression on me. Here is that passage." The President took his Bible, opened it at the third chapter of Deuteronomy, and read from the 22nd to the 28th verse:-
"Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God He shall fight for you. And I besought the Lord at that time, saying, O Lord God, Thou hast begun to shew Thy servant Thy greatness and Thy mighty hand; for what God is there, in heaven or in earth, that can do according to Thy works, and according to Thy might! I pray Thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. But the Lord was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee: speak no more unto Me of this matter. Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan."
After the President had read these words with great solemnity, he added: "My dear Father Chiniquy, let me tell you that I have read these strange and beautiful verses several times these last five or six weeks. The more I read them, the more it seems to me that God has written them for me as well as for Moses. Has He not taken me from my poor log cabin by the hand, as He did of Moses in the reeds of the Nile, to put me at the head of the greatest and the most blessed of modern nations, just as He put that prophet at the head of the most blessed nation of ancient times? Has not God granted me a privilege which was not granted to any living man, when I broke the fetters of 4,000,000 of men and made them free? Has not our God given me the most glorious victories over our enemies? Are not the armies of the Confederacy so reduced to a handful of men when compared to what they were two years ago, that the day is fast approaching when they will have to surrender?
"Now, I see the end of this terrible conflict, with the same joy of Moses, when, at the end of his trying forty years in the wilderness; and I pray my God to grant me to see the days of peace, and untold prosperity, which will follow this cruel war, as Moses asked God to see the other side of Jordan and enter the Promised Land. But do you know that I hear in my soul, as the voice of God, giving me the rebuke which was given to Moses?
"Yes! every time that my soul goes to God to ask the favour of seeing the other side of Jordan, and eating the fruits of that peace, after which I am longing with such an unspeakable desire, do you know that there is a still, but solemn voice, which tells me that I will see those things, only from a long distance, and that I will be among the dead, when the nation which God granted me to lead through those awful trials, will cross the Jordan, and dwell in that Land of Promise, where peace, industry, happiness, and liberty, will make every one happy; and why so? Because He has already given me favours which He never gave, I dare say, to any man, in these latter days.
"Why did God Almighty refuse to Moses the favour of crossing the Jordan, and entering the Promised Land? It was on account of his own nations's sins! That law of divine retribution and justice, by which one must suffer for another, is surely a terrible mystery. But it is a fact which no man who has any intelligence and knowledge can deny. Moses, who knew that law, though he probably did not understand it better than we do, calmly says to his people, 'God was wroth with me for your sakes.'
"But though we do not understand that mysterious and terrible law, we find it written in letters of tears and blood wherever we go. We do not read a single page of history, without finding undeniable traces of its existence. "Where is the mother who has not shed tears and suffered real tortures, for her children's sake? "Who is the good king, the worthy emperor, the gifted chieftain, who have not suffered unspeakable mental agonies, or even death, for their people's sake? "Is not our Christian religion the highest expression of the wisdom, mercy, and love of God! But what is Christianity if not the very incarnation of that eternal law of divine justice in our humanity?
"When I look on Moses, alone, silently dying on the Mount Pisgah, I see that law, in one of its most sublime human manifestations, and I am filled with admiration and awe. "But when I consider that law of justice, and expiation in the death of the Just, the divine Son of Mary, on the mountain of Calvary, I remain mute in my adoration. The spectacle of that crucified one which is before my eyes, is more than sublime, it is divine! Moses died for his people's sake, but Christ died for the whole world's sake! Both died to fulfill the same eternal law of the divine justice, though in a different measure.
"Now would it not be the greatest of honours and privileges bestowed upon me, if God, in His infinite love, mercy and wisdom, would put me between His faithful servant, Moses, and His eternal Son, Jesus, that I might die as they did, for my nation's sake!
"My God alone knows what I have already suffered for my dear country's sake. But my fear is that the justice of God is not yet paid. When I look upon the rivers of tears and blood drawn by the lashes of the merciless masters from the veins of the very heart of those millions of defenseless slaves, these two hundred years. When I remember the agonies, the cries, the unspeakable tortures of those unfortunate people, at which I have, to some extent, connived with so many others, a part of my life, I feel that we are still far from the complete expiation. For the judgments of God are true and righteous.
"It seems to me that the Lord wants, to-day, as He wanted in the days of Moses, another victim - a victim which he has himself chosen, anointed and prepared for the sacrifice, by raising it above the rest of His people. I cannot conceal from you that my impression is that I am that victim. So many plots have already been made against my life, that it is a real miracle that they have all failed, when we consider that the great majority of them were in the hands of skillful Roman Catholic murderers, evidently trained by Jesuits. But can we expect that God will make a perpetual miracle to save my life? I believe not. The Jesuits are so expert in those deeds of blood, that Henry IV. said that it was impossible to escape them, and he became their victim, though he did all that could be done to protect himself. My escape from their hands, since the letter of the Pope to Jeff Davis has sharpened a million of daggers to pierce my breast, would be more than a miracle.
"But just as the Lord heard no murmur from the lips of Moses when He told him that he had to die, before crossing the Jordan, for the sins of his people; so I hope and pray that He will hear no murmur from me when I fall for my nations's sake. "The only two favours I ask of the Lord are, first, that I may die for the sacred cause in which I am engaged, and when I am the standard bearer of the rights and liberties of my country. "The second favour I ask of God is, that my dear son, Robert, when I am gone, will be one of those who lift us that flag of Liberty which will cover my tomb, and carry it with honour and fidelity, to the end of his life, as his father did, surrounded by the millions who will be called with him to fight and die for the defense and honour of our country."
Never had I heard such sublime words: Never had I seen a human face so solemn and so prophet-like as the face of the President, when uttering these things. Every sentence had come to me as a hymn from heaven, reverberated by the echoes of the mountains of Pisgah and Calvary. I was beside myself. Bathed in tears, I tried to say something, but I could not utter a word.
Every time I met President Lincoln I wondered how such elevation of thought and such childish simplicity could be found in the same man. After my interviews with him many times, I said to myself: "How can this rail-splitter have so easily raised himself to the highest range of human thought and philosophy?"
The secret of this was, that Lincoln had spent a great part of his life at the school of Christ, and that he meditated his sublime teachings to an extent unsuspected by the world. I found in him the most perfect type of Christianity I ever met. Professedly, he was neither a strict Presbyterian, nor a Baptist, nor a Methodist; but he was the embodiment of all which is more perfect and Christian in them. His religion was the very essence of what God wants in man. It was from Christ Himself he had learned to love God and his neighbour, as it was from Christ he had learned the dignity and the value of man. "Ye are all brethren, the children of God," was his great motto.
It was from the Gospel that he had learned his principles of equality, fraternity, and liberty, as it was from the Gospel he had learned that sublime, childish simplicity which, alone, and for ever, won the admiration and affection of all those who approached him. ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
More than once I felt as if I [Chiniquy] were in the presence of an old prophet, when listening to his views about the future destinies of the United States. In one of my last interviews with him, I was filled with an admiration which it would be difficult to express, when I heard the following views and predictions:
"It is with the Southern leaders of this civil war as with the big and small wheels of our railroad cars. Those who ignore the laws of mechanics are apt to think that the large, strong, and noisy wheels they see are the motive power, but they are mistaken. The real motive power is not seen; it is noiseless and well concealed in the dark, behind its iron walls. The motive power are the few well-concealed pails of water heated into steam, which is itself directed by the noiseless, small but unerring engineer's finger.
"The common people see and hear the big, noisy wheels of the Southern Confederacy's cars; they call they Jeff Davis, Lee, Toombs, Beauregard, Semmes, ect., and they honestly think that they are the motive power, the first cause of our troubles. But this is a mistake. The true motive power is secreted behind the thick walls of the Vatican, the colleges and schools of the Jesuits, the convents of the nuns, and the confessional boxes of Rome.
"There is a fact which is too much ignored by the American people, and with which I am acquainted only since I became President; it is that the best, the leading families of the South have received their education in great part, if not in whole, from the Jesuits and the nuns. Hence those degrading principles of slavery, pride, cruelty, which are as a second nature among so many of those people. Hence that strange want of fair play, humanity; that implacable hatred against the ideas of equality and liberty as we find them in the Gospel of Christ. You do not ignore that the first settlers of Louisiana, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, South California and Missouri were Roman Catholics, and that their first teachers were Jesuits. It is true that those states have been conquered or bought by us since. But Rome had put the deadly virus of her anti-social and anti-Christian maxims into the veins of the people before they became American citizens. Unfortunately, the Jesuits and the nuns have in great part remained the teachers of those people since. They have continued in a silent, but most efficacious way, to spread their hatred against our institutions, our laws, our schools, our rights and our liberties in such a way that this terrible conflict became unavoidable between the North and the South. As I told you before, it is to Popery that we owe this terrible civil war.
"I would have laughed at the man who would have told me that before I became the President. But Professor Morse has opened my eyes on that subject. And now I see that mystery; I understand that engineering of hell which, though not seen or even suspected by the country, is putting in motion the large, heavy, and noisy wheels of the state cars of the Southern Confederacy. Our people is not yet ready to learn and believe those things, and perhaps it is not the proper time to initiate them to those dark mysteries of hell; it would throw oil on a fire which is already sufficiently destructive.
"You are almost the only one with whom I speak freely on that subject. But sooner or later the nation will know the real origin of those rivers of blood and tears, which are spreading desolation and death everywhere. And then those who have caused those desolations and disasters will be called to give an account of them.
"I do not pretend to be a prophet. But though not a prophet, I see a very dark cloud on our horizon. And that dark cloud is coming from Rome. It is filled with tears of blood. It will rise and increase till its flanks will be torn by a flash of lightning, followed by a fearful peal of thunder. Then a cyclone, such as the world has never seen, will pass over this country, spreading ruin and desolation from north to south. After it is over, there will be long days of peace and prosperity: for Popery, with its Jesuits and merciless Inquisition, will have been for ever swept away from our country. Neither I nor you, but our children, will see those things."~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
In some ways, Abraham Lincoln was a man after God's own heart. He knew of the evils of Popery and the wicked Jesuits but he withheld this information from the public to prevent further death from an escalated war. He also foresaw the wickedness of Rome becoming a terrible problem in the latter days.
"Undoubtedly it is the intention of the Pope to possess this country. In this intention he is aided by the Jesuits, and all the Catholic prelates and priests."*Brownson's Review, May, 1864.
In March of the year 1865, Booth became an official Roman Catholic, receiving the unholy sacraments directly from Archbishop Spaulding of Baltimore. Now the timing was right for the dirty deed. Lincoln was accused, through Jesuit intrigue, to be a heretical leader, a man deserving of death. Three weeks after outwardly becoming a Roman Catholic Booth was ready to fulfill those orders.
|"I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion
or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse
or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each
and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of
the Pope and of Jesus Christ"~Excerpt from The Jesuit Oath
"If the Holy Church so requires, let us sacrifice our own opinions,
our knowledge, our intelligence, the splendid dreams of our imagination and
the sublime attainments of human understanding."****Pope Gregory
XVI., Encyclical, August 15th, 1832.
This lack of will or mental vacuity opens up a person, beyond demonic influence, to actual demon possession.~Truth On The Web Ministries
On the 6th of April, 1865, President Lincoln was invited by General Grant to enter the captured capital of the South, Richmond. The beaten armies of Lee were forced to lay down their arms and their banners at the feet of the generals of Lincoln. After five long bloody years the war was finally over .... eight days later, the great Christian President would be shot dead by the arm of the Roman Catholic Church.
John Wilkes Booth-Act Three: The Final Scene
On the 14th of April, 1865, the President of the United States and his wife attended a performance of the humorous 'Our American Cousin'. Nothing but a tool of the Jesuits, the assassin, Booth, murdered Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, at ten o'clock p.m. during the second scene of the third act of the play. The newspapers of the time qouted Booth as uttering the latin phrase "sic temper tyrannis"["Thus always to tyrants" ... which is the Virginia State Motto ... and a fulfillment of the Jesuit Oath]. Booth lept to the stage and broke his leg (fibula) upon impact. He left town on horseback followed by another co-conspirator, David Herold.
The Conspiracy Unfurls
At the precise same time as Booth's murderous assault on Lincoln, a co-conspirator named Lewis Payne, a son of a Protestant minister, had brutally attacked Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Seward, wounding him badly. General Grant and Vice President Andy Johnson were also said to be marked for death at the exact same time.
On the evening of the 13th, a man appeared at Secretary Stanton's house where General Grant was that evening, had asked to have both General Grant and Secretary Stanton pointed out to him which was done. He did not speak to either of them, and lingered in the hall watching them and sat down on a step of the front steps until he was driven away. Grant's would-be-attacker, Irish-Catholic Michael O'Laughlin, could not accomplish his task because Grant had changed his plans at the last moment due to an ill family member. Earlier in the evening of the 14th, Booth had called at the Kirkwood House, where Vice-President Johnson was stopping, and left a card on which was written: "Don't wish to disturb you. Are you at home? J. Wilkes Booth." ( Due to this, it is not known if the Johnson attempt was just a ruse to cover up any possibility of his being implicated in the conspiracy.) Johnson's appointed assassin, professed Catholic George Atzerodt, said he became frightened and stayed home rather than perpetrate the dastardly deed. Later, among other testimony, Atzerodt's confession would expose the conspiracy further.
Payne Atzerodt HeroldA small red book, which was actually an 1864 appointment book kept as a diary, was found on the body of John Wilkes Booth on April 26, 1865. The day before he died John Wilkes Booth had written in his daily memoirs: "I can never repent, though we hated to kill. Our country owed all her troubles to him (Lincoln), and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment." Compare this with John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
|"...For six months we had worked to capture, but our cause being almost lost, something decisive and great must be done. But its failure was owing to others, who did not strike for their country with a heart. I struck boldly, and not as the papers say. I walked with a firm step through a thousand of his friends, was stopped, but pushed on. A colonel was at his side. I shouted Sic semper before I fired. In jumping broke my leg. I passed all his pickets, rode sixty miles that night with the bone of my leg tearing the flesh at every jump. I can never repent it, though we hated to kill. Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment.... "~ J.W. Booth, in his daily memoirs, April 1865|
We still have historical proof in the book of the testimonies given in the trial published by Ben Pitman, and in the two volumes of the trial of John Surratt, in 1867. By the documentation of the trials, we have the legal (and irrefutable) proof that the plot of the assassins of Lincoln was fostered in the house of Mary Surratt, No. 561, H. Street, Washington City, D.C. The sworn testimonies show that this house was the common rendezvous of the priests of Washington. Several priests confessed that they were going there although could not recall how often. This house sometimes held over ten priests at a time. One of them, less on his guard, swore that he seldom passed before that house without entering; and he said he never passed less than once a week. The devoted Roman Catholic (ex-Protestant and Jesuit professor of Gonzaga College ), Louis J. Weichman, and local priests Father Wiget and Father Lahiman admit that they were living with Mrs. Surratt in the same house!
The method of operation reeks heavily of Jesuitism. - Read the history of the assassination of Admiral Coligny, Henry III. and Henry IV., and William the Taciturn, by the hired assassins of the Jesuits; compare them with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and you will find that one resembles the others exactly. You will also understand that they all come from the same source, Rome! In all those murders, you will find that the murderers, selected and trained by the Jesuits, were of the most exalted Roman Catholic piety, living in the company of priests, going to confess very often, receiving the communion the day before, if not the very day of the murder. You will see in all those horrible deeds of hell, prepared behind the dark walls of the holy inquisition, that the assassins were considering themselves as the chosen instruments of God, to save the nations by striking its tyrant; that they firmly believed that there was no sin in killing the enemy of the people of the holy church, and of the infallible Pope!~ ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
A letter was found in Lincoln's files and used as a court exhibit. It showed that other attempts were made upon Lincoln's life by this conspiracy group and that the Jesuit methods were to be employed. The letter was dropped by Booth in a train car, and sent by an eyewitness to the President who wrote upon it 'Assassination" and filed it away on November 17th 1864. It read as follows:
The time has come at last that we have all so, wished for, and
upon you everything depends. As it was decided before you left, we were to
cast lots, we accordingly did so, and you are to be the Charlotte Corday
of the Nineteenth Century. When you remember the fearful solemn vow that
was taken by us, you will feel there is no drawback. Abe must
die, and now. You can choose your weapons, the cup, the knife, the bullet.
The cup failed us once and might again.
Johnson, who will give this has been like an enraged
demon since the meeting, because it has not fallen to him to rid the world
of a monster.......You know where to find your friends. Your disguises
are so perfect and complete that without noone knew your face no police
telegraphic despatch would catch you. The English gentleman Harcourt, must
not act hastily. Remember, he has ten days. Strike for your home; strike
for your country; bide your time, but strike sure. Get introduced, congratulate
him; listen to his stories (not many more will the brute tell to earthly
friends;) do anything but fail, and meet us at the appointed place within
the fortnight. You will probably hear from me in Washington. Sanders is doing
us no good in Canada. '
Chas. Selby (co-conspirator)
SEE HOW THIS COINCIDES WITH THIS EXCERPT OF THE JESUIT OATH:
...I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, 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 forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, 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 Faith, of the Society of Jesus....
Further Evidence of Religious Undertones
"I mention, as an exceptional and remarkable fact, that every conspirator, in custody, is by education a Catholic." U.S. General Baker-patriot
- Some circumstantial evidence: After spending many years in a Catholic prep school and two years in a Jesuit college, John Surrat studied to be in the Roman priesthood for three years at a Jesuit monastery. After the assassanation he was confirmed to be in the military service of the Pope in Rome, which was led by the General of the Jesuits or the so-called Black Pope( at that time Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli). Weichmann was a Jesuit professor. Herold graduated from the Jesuit college at Georgetown. Samuel Mudd, the doctor who splinted Booth's broken leg was a Catholic who met Booth at a Mass. The conspirators were all part of or connected to The Knights of the Golden Circle. When he was shot, John Wilkes Booth was wearing a Catholic medallion which said in the Latin language of the priests "Agnus Dei", meaning Lamb of God, which signified the "sacrifice", the shedding of blood, which he would offer the Pope and the Catholic citizens in America. It is interesting to note that, upon Lincoln's death, numerous letters of condolence were sent to the U.S. Government from every civilized nation in the world ... except the Papal States of Rome and the Pope.
- Here is an excerpt of a court affidavit of one Henri De Sainte Marie who taught at the Jesuit Gorganza College with Weichmann : " I was acquainted with Louis J. Weichman and John H. Surratt .... After some conversation we spoke of ... the assassination of President Lincoln, and these were his (Surratt's) words: 'Damn Yankees, they have killed my mother; but I have done them as much harm as I could. We have killed Lincoln, the nigger's friend. had it not been for me and that coward Weichmann, my mother would be living yet. It was fear that made him speak.' ... He says he can get money in Rome anytime. I believe he is protected by the clergy and that the murder is the result of a deep laid plot, not only against the life of President Lincoln but against the existence of the republic, as we are aware that priesthood and royalty are and always have been opposed to liberty. that such men as Surratt, Booth, Weichmann and others of their own accord planned and executed the infernal plot which resulted in the death of President Lincoln is impossible. There are others behind the curtain who have pulled the strings to make these scoundrels act..."
Let our prime witness, Charles Chiniquy, back this up: "When, not long after the execution of the murderers, I [Chiniquy] went, incognito, to Washington to begin my investigation about its true and real authors, I was not a little surprised to see that not a single one of the Government men to whom I addressed myself, would consent to have any talk with me on that matter, except after I had given my word of honour that I would never mention their names in connection with the result of my investigation. I saw, with a profound distress, that the influence of Rome was almost supreme in Washington. I could not find a single statesman who would dare to face that nefarious influence and fight it down"
Several of the government men in whom I [Chiniquy] had more confidence, told me: "We had not the least doubt that the Jesuits were at the bottom of that great iniquity; we even feared, sometimes, that this would come out so clearly before the military tribunal, that there would be no possibility of keeping it out of the public sight. This was not through cowardice, as you think, but through a wisdom which you ought to approve, if you cannot admire it. Had we been in days of peace, we know that with a little more pressure on the witnesses, many priests would have been compromised; for Mrs. Surratt's house was their common rendezvous; it is more than probable that several of them might have been hung. But the civil war was hardly over. The Confederacy, though broken down, was still living in millions of hearts; murderers and formidable elements of discord were still seen everywhere, to which the hanging or exiling of those priests would have given a new life. Riots after riots would have accompanied and followed their execution. We thought we had had enough of blood, fires, devastations and bad feelings. We were all longing after days of peace: the country was in need of them. We concluded that the best interests of humanity was to punish only those who were publicly and visibly guilty; that the verdict might receive the approbation of all, without creating any new bad feelings. Allow us also tell you that this policy was that of our late President. For you know it well, there was nothing which that good and great man feared so much as to arm the Protestants against the Catholics, and the Catholics against the Protestants." ~Fifty Years in the Church of Rome- Chas. Chiniquy
|I feel safe in stating that nowhere else can be found in one book the connected presentation of the story leading up to the death of Abraham Lincoln, which was instigated by the "Black" pope, the General of the Jesuit Order, camouflaged by the "White" pope, Pius IXth, aided and abetted and financed by other "Divine Righters" of Europe, and finally consummated by the Roman Hierarchy and their paid agents in this country and French Canada on "Good Friday" night, April 14th, 1865, at Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C.... I am convinced that if this knowledge can be given adequate distribution and placed in possession of the boys and girls of the public elementary schools, for whom it is especially designed to reach, that the wicked boast of the Jesuits and their lay agents, the Knights of Columbus, to MAKE AMERICA CATHOLIC" can never be accomplished. ~Burke McCarty - in his introduction to The Supressed Truth About the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.|
They have recently (Oct. 31st, 1999) signed an agreement with the Luthern Church, unifying their doctrine on salvational justification by faith(which is a real truth). On the anniversary of Martin Luther beginning the Protestant Reformation like a lion - the modern Luthern Church rescinds the reformation, no longer protesting ... walking meekly into the arms of the Catholic Church ... like a lamb ... before the slaughter! They have forgotten all their founder had taught them. They even forgot that he warned: "I know that the Pope is Antichrist, and his seat is that of Satan himself."~ Martin Luther
Reader, Please consider the following quotations when regarding the current pacifist attitude of the Church of Rome-
A Quote on Jesuit Equivocation : [Sanchez Op. Mor., pars 2,lib. iii., cap 6] "A man may swear that he hath not done a thing though he really have, by understanding within himself that he did it not on such and such a day, or before he was born; or by reflecting on some other circumstance of the like nature; and yet the words he shall make use of shall not have a sense of implying any such thing; and this is a thing of great convenience on many occasions, and is always justifiable when it is necessary or advantageous in anything that concerns a man's health, honour, or estate."
"The State has not the right to leave every man free to embrace whatever religion he shall deem true." "The Church has the right to require that the Catholic Religion shall be the religion of the State, to the exclusion of ALL OTHERS." "Cursed be those who assert liberty of conscience and of worship and such that maintain that the church may not employ FORCE." (The syllabus of Pope Pius IX, December1864)
"It was proposed that all religious persuasions should be free and their worship publicly exercised. But we have rejected this article as contrary to the canons and councils of the Catholic Church."*Pope Pius VII, Encyclical, 1808
Moreover, we declare, affirm, define, and pronounce it to be necessary to salvation to every human creature, to be subject to the Roman Pontiff!!" **Pittsburg Catholic Visitor, July 1848, official journal of the Bishop.
"The church is of necessity intolerant. Heresy, she endures when and where she must, but she hates it, and directs all her energies to destroy it."* The Shepherd of the Valley, official Journal of the Bishop of St. Louis, Nov. 23, 1851.
"No man has a right to choose his religion. Catholicism is the most intolerant of creeds. It is intolerance itself. We might as rationally maintain that two and two does not make four as the theory of Religious Liberty. Its impiety is only equaled by its absurdity."** New York Freeman, official journal of Bishop Hughes, Jan. 26, 1852.
"Protestantism has not, and never can have, any right where Catholicity has triumphed. Therefore we lose the breath we expend in declaiming against bigotry and intolerance and in favour of Religious Liberty, or the right of any man to be of any religion as best pleases him."*****Catholic World, July 1870.
"Religious Liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect without peril to the Catholic Church." - Rt. Rev. O'Connor, Bishop of Pittsburgh.
"The Catholic church has persecuted ... when she thinks it is good to use physical force she will use it ... Will the Catholic Church give bond that she will not persecute? ... The Catholic Church gives no bonds for her good behaviour" - Western Watchman, December 24th, 1908
History Repeats Itself
People in not so distant history knew of the Jesuit terror- In 1757 the Jesuit confessors were driven out of the Portuguese Royal family and the members of the Society were forbidden to preach in Catholic Portugal. The Prime Minister banned the Society from all his territories. The marquess of Pombal in 1757 drove out the Jesuit confessors from the royal family and forbade the order to preach. Eventually he banished the society from all his territories. It seemed that all Liberals expelled the Jesuits and that the Jesuits only flourished where tolerant Protestantism was in the majority (such as England, Sweden, Denmark and the United States).
In April 1762 the society was accused of using covert means in France to usurp all authority. On April 6, the same year, the French Parliament accused the Jesuits of being "a political body working untiringly at usurping all authority, by all kinds of indirect, secret and devious means." The statement of arrests also described the Order as "perverse, a destoyer of all religious and honest principles, insulting to christian morals, pernicious to civil society, hostile to the rights of the nation, the royal power, and even the security of the sovereigns and obedience of their subjects; suitable to stir up the greatest disturbances in the States, conceive and maintain the worst kind of corruption in men's hearts." Clement XIII was trying since 1758 to supress the Society of Jesus and on February 2, 1769, he died the night before he was to tell the College of Cardinals about his decision to comply with the wishes of the Courts to suppress the Jesuits. In 1773 supression was ordered by Clement XIV. He said "this suppression will kill me" and "I have cut off my right hand" On September 22, 1774 the Pope was poisoned to death. 1774, the Empress of Austria had also banned the order which was welcome educationally only in Prussia (until 1786) and Russia.
The Jesuits were banned from Russia in 1786. (In the USA, the money for the First Bank of North America and the First Bank of the United States came from the Jesuit's war chest! ). The Jesuits were banished from Spain in 1820; from Portugal in 1834; from Spain in 1835; from Switzerland in 1848. In Italy their colleges and establishments were gradually taken from the Jesuits starting in 1859. The Jesuits were banished from Spain in 1868 and from Germany in 1872. In Latin America the Jesuits were suppressed in Guatamala in 1872; in Mexico in 1873.; in Brazil in 1874; in Equador and Columbia in 1875; and in Costa Rica in 1884. The Jesuits were (twice) banished from France in 1880 and again in 1901. Since that time the Society has integrated with former enemies (at least at lower levelsof discipleship) such as masonic groups. They have continued to rewrite history. They have taken control of the US education system to ultimately control your children. They have infiltrated into positions and vocations of power and authority to prepare to re-establish her dominion.
The (Un)holy Roman Empire has not changed her plans. She will dominate! When the time is right ... when she has sufficient power ... through the "host" countries that she parasitically attaches herself to .... then she will throw off her disguise and reveal herself and her army of Jesuit soldiers. Do not fear her ... but know her dangers ... and seek protection in the Lord. Read the word and pray!
It was Horace Greeley ( Yes, the guy who said "Go west, young man" ) who said : "It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom." America and other nations that were founded on Godly principles of liberty and freedom are under special attack - and through the subtle (and not-so-subtle) lying changes in history books, school curriculums, and the reporting of the media- we have lost our identity and the truth. U.S. Grant, himself, had said " The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties." This is the answer ... we need to get closer to God, our Father. We need to know him by reading His word ... to anchor ourselves in it. We need to keep reading the Bible, folks, it needs to be our DAILY BREAD. Only then can we be truly free.
"The Truth Shall Set You Free"
|"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated through this book." ~ Abraham Lincoln|
Other sources of information on the Lincoln and the U.S. Civil War- in addition to those quoted in this article :
A History of the Great Conspiracy- General T. M. Harris, Patriot Pub. Co., Boston, 1890. (A member of the military tribunal that tried the assassins).
An Inquiry into the Assassination of Lincoln - (ex-priest) Emmett McLoughlin, Citadel Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1977.
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