Thursday, October 11, 2007

Napoleon on the Jesuits

“The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man [i.e., the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits].

Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms [sic] – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses…”

Napoleon I
(i.e., Napoleon Bonaparte; 1769-1821; emperor of the French)

The New York Times on the Papacy and Cardinal Mieczyslaw Ledochowski

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