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CATHOLICS ARE STRIVING TO MAKE AMERICA ROMAN CATHOLIC
by Rev. L. Allen Fairchild
Many Catholics are quite frank to admit they are striving desperately to make America Catholic. In an article appearing the Winona Republican-Herald, August 28,1951, the Very Rev. James J, Navahg, of the diocese of Buffalo, New York, is reported having stated at a 3-day Confraternity meeting in Winona: "We Catholics have been asked if it is our aim to convert America to the Catholic faith." To which he answered: "It certainly is." Then he added:
"Some have said that it will take 100 years to convert America. What a wonderful thing it would be if in 2051, America were a Catholic nation. However, we can't wait 99 years to start. It doesn't matter if there is a great deal of discouragement and much effort necessary to make America a Catholic nation. God wills it should be."
Of course every loyal American knows God would be greatly opposed to making America Catholic. God gave us America for the specific purpose that people might be freed from the old world bondage of popery and other traditions; where men might have the opportunity of worshipping their Creator in harmony with the divine pattern as established by Jesus Christ as recorded in the Holy Scriptures. The Roman Catholic church, however, has separated itself so far from the true doctrines of God that they dare not permit their members to become too familiar with the Scriptures lest they become aware that Catholicism is following only the traditions of men. Upon one occasion the cardinals of the Church of Rome delivered to Pope Pius III an address which is still preserved in the National Library in Paris, Folio B, No. 1068, which reads as follows:
[Lest They Discover: "our teachings are often different from the Bible"]
" 'Of all the advice that we can offer Your Holiness . . . we must open your eyes well and use all possible force in the matter, namely, to permit the reading of the Gospel as little as possible, especially in the vernacular, in all of the countries under your jurisdiction.
Let the very little part of the Gospel suffice which is usually read in the Mass, and let no one be permitted to read more. So long as the people will be content with that small amount, your interests will prosper, but, as soon as the people want to read more, your interests will begin to fail.
The Bible is the book which, more than any other, has raised against us the tumults and tempests by which we have almost perished. In fact, if one compares the teachings of the Bible with what takes place in our churches, he will soon find discord and will realize that our teachings are often different from the Bible and, oftener still, contrary to it. And, if the people wake up to this, they will never stop challenging us till everything is laid bare, and then we will become the object of universal scorn and hatred.
Therefore, it is necessary to withdraw the Bible from the sight of the people, but with extreme caution in order to not cause rebellion.' " (From The New Age, June, 1951, p. 344 )
The above article is taken from a treatise by Rev. L. Allen Fairchild titled: "Will America Turn Catholic?" Chapter IX. Pope Pius III followed the infamous Rodrigo Borgia whose reign was anything but righteous. Pius, according to the 1988 Catholic Almanac, p. 128, was in office about three weeks. ( Oct. 8, to Oct. 18, 1503)
"Index of Prohibited Books: A list of books which Catholics were formerly forbidden to read, possess or sell, under penalty of excommunication. The books were banned by the Holy See after publication because their treatment of matters of faith and morals and related subjects were judged to be erroneous or serious occasions of doctrinal error. Some books were listed in the Index by name; others were covered under general norms. The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith* declared June 14, 1966, that the Index and its related penalties of excommunication no longer had the force of law in the Church. Persons are still obliged, however, to take normal precautions against occasions of doctrinal error." (Catholic Almanac, p. 312) *This is the new name for the office of the Inquisition
On this list of prohibited works was the findings of Copernicus, which Galileo defied, studied, then made his own telescope and discovered the truth in the heavens. The earth was not the center of the Universe. For doing this he was brought before the Inquisition and forced to lie against his own discoveries (i.e. the mountains on the moon, the four moons of Jupiter, the phases of Venus, sunspots, causing him to believe the sun rotates) or be tortured. He backed down and was then put under house arrest, confined to his home until he died about 10 years later.
Roman Catholic Scholars
Reverend Charles Chiniquy speaks of the education of Roman Catholics, among them, Galileo.
"I know Rome can show a certain number of intelligent men in every branch of science who have studied in their colleges. But these remarkable men had from the beginning secretly broken for themselves the chains with which their superiors had tried to bind them. Nine-tenths of them have been persecuted, excommunicated, tortured, some even put to death for having dared to think for themselves.
Galileo was a Roman Catholic, one of the greatest men whom science claims. But was he not sent to a dungeon and publicly flogged? Had he not to ask pardon from God and man for thinking differently from the pope about the motion of the earth around the sun!
Copernicus was surely one of the greatest lights of his time, but was censured and excommunicated for his admirable scientific discoveries?
France does not know any greater genius among her most gifted sons than Pascal. He was a Catholic. But he lived and died excommunicated.
Those pupils of Roman Catholic colleges of whom sometimes the priests so imprudently boast, have gone out from the hands of their Jesuit teachers to proclaim their supreme contempt for the priesthood and Papacy. They have seen with their own eyes that the priest of Rome is the most dangerous, the most implacable enemy of intelligence, progress and liberty.
Voltaire studied in a Roman Catholic college, and it was probably there that he nerved himself for his terrible battle against Rome. Catholicism will never recover from the blow which Voltaire has struck at her in France.
When you see Roman Catholic colleges and nunneries raising their haughty steeples over some commanding hills or in the midst of some beautiful valleys, you may confidently expect the respect and the manly virtues of the people will soon disappear -intelligence, progress, prosperity will soon be replaced by superstition, idleness, drunkenness, Sabbath-breaking, ignorance, poverty and degradation of every kind. The colleges and nunneries are the high citadels from which the pope darts his surest missiles against the rights and liberties of nations. It is in the colleges and nunneries of Rome that men learn that they are created to obey the pope in everything, that the Bible must be burnt, and that liberty must be destroyed at any cost. "(Fifty years in the "Church" of Rome, p. 43-44)
Painting of the spacecraft named for Galileo with Jupiter in the background.
He would have been thrilled if he could have seen into the future.
1996 Supplement to The Kansas City Star advertises the MBA program of the Jesuit colleges. The Jesuits have founded 28 colleges with 1.5 million graduates, and claim to have the largest private college alumni network in the United States. See list of Jesuit schools in the U.S.
"The word EDUCATION is a beautiful word. It comes from the Latin educare, which means to raise up, to take from the lowest degrees to the highest spheres of knowledge. The object of education is, then, to feel, expand, raise, enlighten, and strengthen the intelligence.
When a Protestant speaks of education, that word is used and understood in its true sense. When he sends his little boy to a Protestant school, he honestly desires that he should be reared up in the spheres of knowledge as much as his intelligence will allow. When the son of a Protestant has acquired a little knowledge, he wants to acquire more. Like the young eagle, he trims his wings for a higher flight. A noble and mysterious ambition has suddenly seized his young soul. Then he begins to feel something of that unquenchable thirst for knowledge which God Himself has put in the breast of every child of Adam.
It ought then to be a duty with both Roman Catholics and Protestants to assist the pupil in his flight. But is it so? No. When you Protestants send your children to school, you put no fetters to their intelligence. The Protestant scholar goes on from timid flutter to the bold confident flight, from one region of knowledge to another still higher, till he loses himself in that ocean of light and truth and life which is God.
Thus only the truly great, truly powerful, and the truly free nations in the world are Protestants! Everywhere they are the advanced guard in the ranks of progress, science and liberty, leaving far behind the unfortunate nations whose hands are tied by the ignominious iron chains of popery.
That young Roman Catholic scholar is born with the same bright intelligence as the Protestant one; he is endowed by his Creator with the same powers of mind as his Protestant neighbor. He has the same noble aspirations implanted by God. He is sent to school, like the Protestant obey, to receive what is called "education." He at first understands that word in its true sense; he goes to school in the hope of being raised, elevated as high as his intelligence and his personal efforts will allow.
But here begin the disappointments and tribulations of the Roman Catholic student. He is allowed to raise himself only high enough to be on a level with the big toes of the pope. Remember that the pope is the only source of science, knowledge, and truth. The knowledge of the pope is the ultimate limit of learning and light to which humanity can attain. You are not allowed to know and believe what his Holiness does not know and believe. On the 22nd of June, 1663, Galileo was obliged to fall on his knees to escape the cruel death ordered by the pope. He signed with his own hand the following retraction: "I abjure, curse, and detest the error and heresy of the motion of the earth," etc., etc.
That learned man had to degrade himself by swearing a lie, that the earth does not move around the sun. Thus the wings of that giant eagle of Rome were clipped by the scissors of the pope. But God would not allow that giant intellect to be entirely strangled by the bloody hands of that implacable enemy of light and truth, the pope. Sufficient strength and life had remained in Galileo to enable him to say, when rising up, "This will not prevent the earth from moving!"
The infallible decree of the infallible pope, Urban VIII, against the motion of the earth is signed by the Cardinals Felia, Guido, Desiderio, Antonio, Bellingero, and Fabriccio. It says:
'In the name and by the authority of Jesus Christ, the plenitude of which resides in His Vicar, the pope, that the proposition that the earth is not the center of the world, and that it moves with a diurnal motion is absurd, philosophically false, and erroneous in faith.'
What a glorious thing for the pope of Rome to be infallible! He infallibly knows that the earth does not move around the sun! And what a blessed thing for the Roman Catholics to be governed and taught by such an infallible being. In consequence of that infallible decree, you will admire the following act of humble submission of two celebrated Jesuit astronomers, Lesueur and Jacquier:
'Newton assumes in his third book the hypothesis of the earth moving around the sun. The propositions of that author could not be explained, except through the same hypothesis: we have, therefore, been forced to act a character not our own. But we declare our entire submission to the decrees of the Supreme Pontiffs of Rome against the motion of the earth ' (Newton's "Principia," vol. iii., p. 450.)
Here you see two other learned Jesuits, who have written a very able work to prove that the earth moves around the sun, trembling at Vatican threats to kill them, submit to the decrees of the popes of Rome against the motion of the earth. These two learned Jesuits tell a most contemptible and ridiculous lie to save themselves from the wrath of that great light-extinguisher whose throne is in the city of the seven hills.
Had the Newtons, the Franklins, the Fultons, the Morses been Romanists, their names would have been lost in the obscurity which is the natural heritage of the abject slaves of the popes. Being told from their infancy that no one had any right to make use of his "private judgment," intelligence and conscience in the research of truth, they would have remained mute and motionless at the feet of the modern and terrible god of Rome, the pope.
But they were Protestants! In that great and glorious word "Protestant" is the secret of the marvelous discoveries with which they have changed the face of the world. They were Protestants! Yes, they had passed their young years in Protestant schools, where they had read a Book which told them that they were created in the image of God, and that that great God had sent His eternal Son Jesus to make them free from the bondage of man. They had read in that Protestant book (for the Bible is the most Protestant book in the world) that man had not only a conscience, but an intelligence to guide him; they had learned that that intelligence and conscience had no other master but God, no other guide but God, no other light but God. On the walls of their Protestant schools the Son of God had written the marvelous words: 'Come unto Me; I am the Light, the Way, the Life.'
Why is it that Roman Catholic nations not only remain stationary, but decay? Go to their schools and look at the principles which are sown in the young intelligences of their unfortunate slaves, and you will have the key to that sad mystery.
What is the first and daily school lesson taught to the Roman Catholic? Is it not that one of the greatest crimes which a man can commit is to follow his "private judgment?" This means that he has eyes, ears, and intelligence, but he cannot make use of them without danger of being eternally damned. His superiors, the priest and the pope, must see for him, hear for him, and think for him.
If this appears to be an exaggeration, allow me to force the Church of Rome to come here and speak for herself. Here are the very words of the so-called Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Society:
'As for holy obedience, this virtue must be perfect in every point, in execution, in will, in intellect; doing which is enjoined with all celerity, spiritual joy and perseverance; persuading ourselves that everything is just, suppressing every repugnant thought and judgment of one's own in a certain obedience; and let every one persuade himself, that he who lives under obedience should be moved and directed, under Divine Providence, by his superior, JUST AS IF HE WERE A CORPSE (perinde acsi cadaver esset) which allows itself to be moved and led in every direction.'
You ask me what can be the use of hundreds of millions of moral corpses? Why not let them live? The answer is easy. The great, the only object of the thoughts and workings of the pope and the priests is to raise themselves above the rest of the world. They want to be high above the heads not only of the common people, but of the kings and emperors of the world. They want to be even higher than God. Speaking of the pope the Holy Ghost says:
'He opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.' (II Thess. 2:4) "
(Fifty years in the "Church" of Rome, p. 50-52)
(Photo of the Bible adapted from "The Rebirth of America"p. 71, Arthur De Moss Foundation, 1986)
Mikolaj Kopernik 1473-1543 (Nicholas Copernicus)
Commonly known by his Latin name, Nicholas Copernicus, Mikolaj Kopernik is regarded as "The Father of Astronomy".
While a student at the University of Kraków, he discovered several logical contradictions in the existing astronomical system taught at that time, which put the earth at the center of the universe. Later when studying medicine and religious law at Bologna University, Kopernik pursued further investigations of the movements of celestial bodies, especially the moon. His direct observations, coupled with research based on various Greek and Latin astronomical writings, prompted him to originate the Copernican system of the structure of the universe. This theory placed the sun at the center of the solar system and the earth in orbit around it. Kopernik's most famous written work, De Revolutionibus, which laid the foundation for modern astronomy, was completed in 1530, after fifteen years of painstaking observations and calculations, often with instruments of the astronomer's own making. Although deeply convinced of the truth of his heliocentric system, Kopernik did not actively seek to publish this work because of its controversial nature. He did, however, manage to catch a dimmed glance at the first printed copy moments before his death on May 24, 1543.