"Spews Forth Such Hate"

 
From: Ben Grimm 
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:46 PM
To: Father Phil Bloom
Subject: Knights of Columbus
 
 
What a loving Christian organization...
 
http://www.reocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2594/knights.htm
 
Some curious charges, letters, exhibits and sidelights
on the Romish question are displayed to the gaze of
the world in the very illuminating and instructive
account of the now famous Butler-Bonniwell controversy
published in the Congressional Record for Sat., Feb.
15th, 1913. Perhaps most interesting and curious of
all is the obligation which we reprint below just as
it appears in this issue of the Congressional
Record.... 
 
"KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OATH:
 
"I, ___ ___, NOW IN THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD, THE
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE BLESSED ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST,
THE HOLY APOSTLES, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL, AND ALL THE
SAINTS, 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 PONTIFICATION
OF PAUL III, 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 HIS HOLINESS, THE
POPE, IS CHRIST'S VICEGERENT 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 HIS HOLINESS BY MY SAVIOR, JESUS
CHRIST, HE HATH POWER TO DEPOSE HERETICAL KINGS,
PRINCES, STATES, COMMONWEALTHS AND GOVERNMENTS AND
THEY MAY BE SAFELY DESTROYED. THEREFORE TO THE UTMOST
OF MY POWER I WILL DEFEND THIS DOCTRINE AND HIS
HOLINESS' RIGHT AND CUSTOM AGAINST ALL USURPERS OF THE
HERETICAL OR PROTESTANT AUTHORITY WHATEVER, ESPECIALLY
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF GERMANY, HOLLAND, DENMARK,
SWEDEN, AND NORWAY AND THE NOW PRETENDED AUTHORITY OF
THE CHURCHES OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, OF THE
CALVINISTS, OF SAME NOW ESTABLISHED IN IRELAND AND ON
THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA AND ELSEWHERE, AND ALL
ADHERENTS IN REGARD THAT THEY MAY BE USURPED AND
HERETICAL, OPPOSING THE SACRED MOTHER CHURCH OF ROME. 
 
"I DO NOW DENOUNCE AND DISOWN ANY ALLEGIANCE AS DUE TO
ANY HERETICAL KING, PRINCE, OR STATE, NAMED
PROTESTANT, OR LIBERALS, OR OBEDIENT TO ANY OF THEIR
LAWS, MAGISTRATES OR OFFICERS. 
 
"I DO FURTHER DECLARE THAT THE DOCTRINES OF THE
CHURCHES OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, OF THE CALVINISTS,
HUEGENOTS, AND OTHERS OF THE NAME OF PROTESTANTS OR
MASONS TO BE DAMNABLE, AND THEY THEMSELVES TO BE
DAMNED WHO WILL NOT FORSAKE THE SAME. 
 
"I DO FURTHER DECLARE THAT I WILL HELP, ASSIST AND
ADVISE ALL OR ANY OF HIS HOLINESS' AGENTS, IN ANY
PLACE WHERE I SHOULD BE, IN SWITZERLAND, GERMANY,
HOLLAND, IRELAND, OR AMERICA OR IN ANY OTHER KINGDOM
OR TERRITORY I SHALL COME TO AND DO MY UTMOST TO
EXTIRPATE THE HERETICAL PROTESTANT OR MASONIC
DOCTRINES AND TO DESTROY ALL THEIR PRETENDED POWERS,
LEGAL OR OTHERWISE. 
 
"I DO FURTHER PROMISE AND DECLARE THAT,
NOTWITHSTANDING I AM DISPENSED WITH TO ASSUME ANY
RELIGION HERETICAL FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE MOTHER
CHURCH'S INTERESTS, TO KEEP SECRET AND PRIVATE ALL HER
AGENT'S COUNSELS FROM TIME TO TIME, AS THEY ENTRUST
ME, AND NOT DIVULGE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY WORD,
WRITING, OR CIRCUMSTANCES WHATEVER, BUT TO EXECUTE ALL
THAT SHOULD BE PROPOSED, GIVEN IN CHARGE, OR
DISCOVERED UNTO ME BY YOU, MY GHOSTLY FATHER, OR ANY
OF THE SACRED ORDER. 
 
"I DO FURTHER PROMISE AND DECLARE THAT I WILL HAVE NO
OPINION OR WILL OF MY OWN OR ANY MENTAL RESERVATION
WHATSOEVER, EVEN AS A CORPSE OR CADAVER (PERINDE AC
CADAVER), BUT WILL UNHESITATINGLY OBEY EACH AND EVERY
COMMAND THAT I MAY RECEIVE FROM MY SUPERIORS IN THE
MILITIA OF THE POPE AND OF JESUS CHRIST. 
 
"THAT I WILL GO TO ANY PART OF THE WORLD WITHERSOEVER
I MAY BE SENT, TO THE FROZEN REGIONS NORTH, JUNGLES OF
INDIA, TO THE CENTERS OF CIVILIZATION OF EUROPE, OR TO
THE WILD HAUNTS OF THE BARBAROUS SAVAGES OF AMERICA
WITHOUT MURMURING OR REPINING, AND WILL BE SUBMISSIVE
IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER COMMUNICATED TO ME. 
 
"I DO FURTHER PROMISE AND DECLARE THAT I WILL, WHEN
OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS, MAKE AND WAGE RELENTLESS WAR,
SECRETLY AND OPENLY, AGAINST ALL HERETICS, PROTESTANTS
AND MASONS, AS I AM DIRECTED TO DO TO EXTIRPATE THEM
FROM THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH; AND THAT I WILL
SPARE NEITHER AGE, SEX, OR CONDITION, AND THAT I WILL
HANG, BURN, WASTE, BOIL, FLAY, STRANGLE AND BURY ALIVE
THESE INFAMOUS HERETICS; RIP UP THE STOMACHS AND WOMBS
OF THEIR WOMEN AND CRUSH THEIR INFANT'S HEADS AGAINST
THE WALLS IN ORDER TO ANNIHILATE THEIR EXECRABLY RACE.
THAT WHEN THE SAME CANNOT BE DONE OPENLY, I WILL
SECRETLY USE THE POISONOUS CUP, THE STRANGULATION
CORD, THE STEEL PONIARD, OR THE LEADEN BULLET,
REGARDLESS OF THE HONOR, RANK, DIGNITY, OR AUTHORITY
OF THE 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 FATHER OF THE
SOCIETY OF JESUS. 
 
"IN CONFIRMATION OF WHICH I HEREBY DEDICATE MY LIFE,
SOUL, AND ALL CORPORAL POWERS, AND WITH THE DAGGER
WHICH I NOW RECEIVE I WILL SUBSCRIBE MY NAME WRITTEN
IN MY BLOOD IN TESTIMONY THEREOF; AND SHOULD I PROVE
FALSE OR WEAKEN IN MY DETERMINATION, MAY MY BRETHREN
AND FELLOW SOLDIERS OF THE MILITIA OF THE POPE CUT OFF
MY HANDS AND FEET AND MY THROAT FROM EAR TO EAR, MY
BELLY OPENED AND SULFUR BURNED THEREIN WITH ALL THE
PUNISHMENT THAT CAN BE INFLICTED UPON ME ON EARTH AND
MY SOUL SHALL BE TORTURED BY DEMONS IN ETERNAL HELL
FOREVER. 
 
"THAT I WILL IN VOTING ALWAYS VOTE FOR A K. OF C. IN
PREFERENCE TO A PROTESTANT, ESPECIALLY A MASON, AND
THAT I WILL LEAVE MY PARTY TO DO SO; THAT IF TWO
CATHOLICS ARE ON THE TICKET I WILL SATISFY MYSELF
WHICH IS THE BETTER SUPPORTER OF THE MOTHER CHURCH AND
VOTE ACCORDINGLY. 
 
"THAT I WILL NOT DEAL WITH OR EMPLOY A PROTESTANT IF
IN MY POWER TO DEAL WITH AND EMPLOY A CATHOLIC. THAT I
WILL PLACE CATHOLIC GIRLS IN PROTESTANT FAMILIES THAT
A WEEKLY REPORT MAY BE MADE OF THE HERETICS. 
 
"THAT I WILL PROVIDE MYSELF WITH ARMS AND AMMUNITION
THAT I MAY BE IN READINESS WHEN THE WORD IS PASSED, OR
I AM COMMANDED TO DEFEND THE CHURCH EITHER AS AN
INDIVIDUAL OR WITH THE MILITIA OF THE POPE. 
 
"ALL OF WHICH I, ____ ____, DO SWEAR BY THE BLESSED
TRINITY AND BLESSED SACRAMENT WHICH I AM NOW TO
RECEIVE TO PERFORM AND ON MY PART TO KEEP MY OATH. 
 
"IN TESTIMONY HEREOF, I TAKE THIS MOST HOLY AND
BLESSED SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST AND WITNESS THE
SAME FURTHER WITH MY NAME WRITTEN WITH THE POINT OF
THIS DAGGER DIPPED IN MY OWN BLOOD AND SEAL IN THE
FACE OF THIS HOLY SACRAMENT." (Slaves of the Godsmith,
H. George Buss, 1913, The Revelation Publishing Co.) 
 
An organization that spews forth such hate and threats
is in no way a Christian organization. The members of
the Knights of Columbus are brain-washed puppets of
Rome with no individual thought. In a nation that
prides itself on freedom of thought and religion, how
is this "patriotic"? All appearences of patriotism is
simply a ploy to eventually destroy our freedoms and
bring all men into the same bondage they themselves
are prisoner to. God help us!!! 
 
 
Ben

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Dear Ben,

As was the case with the Boston Globe article, you seem ready to believe any accusation against the Catholic Church, no matter how absurd. You do have good company: fallen away Catholics looking for justification, anti-Catholic Protestants and above all secularists.

You have been quite unwilling to acknowledge anything which goes against your pre-conceptions, but in case you wish to know how the alleged "Knights of Columbus Oath" originated and got placed in the Congressional record, please read: The Jesuit (A.K.A. Knights of Columbus) Oath Debunked

I am a Fourth Degree Knight and, while I may not be the most alert person on the planet, I am sure I would have noticed if my brother Knights and I were asked to "HANG, BURN, WASTE, BOIL, FLAY, STRANGLE AND BURY ALIVE THESE INFAMOUS HERETICS; RIP UP THE STOMACHS AND WOMBS OF THEIR WOMEN AND CRUSH THEIR INFANT'S HEADS AGAINST THE WALLS..."

Ben, are you willing to revise your assessment of who "spews forth such hate"?

Prayers,

Sincerely,

Father Bloom

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