"Thou shalt not Kill"

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre by François Dubois

From the Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne Switzerland

August 24, 1572, was the date of the infamous
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in France.

On that day, over 400 years ago, began one of the most horrifying holocausts in history. The glorious Reformation, begun in Germany on October 31, 1517, had spread to
France—and was joyfully received. A great change had come over the people as industry and learning began to flourish, and so rapidly did the Truth spread that over a thirdof the population embraced the Reformed Christian Faith.
However, alarm bells began to ring at the Vatican!
France was her eldest daughter and main pillar— the chief source of money and power. . . .

King Pepin of the Franks (the father of Charlemagne) had given the Papal States to the Pope almost 1000 years earlier.

Almost half the real estate in the country was owned by the clergy.

Meanwhile, back in Paris, the King of France and his Court spent their time drinking, reveling and carousing.
The Court spiritual adviser—a Jesuit priest— urged them to mas
sacre the Protestants—as penance for their many sins! To catch the Christians off-guard every token of peace,
friendship, and ecumenical good will was offered.
Suddenly—and without warning—the devilish work commenced.
Beginning at Paris, the French soldiers and the Roman Catholic clergy fell upon the
unarmed people, and blood flowed like a river throughout the entire country.

Men, women, and children fell in heaps before the mobs and the bloodthirsty troops.

In one week, almost 100,100 Protestants perished.

The rivers of France were so filled with corpses that for many months no fish were eaten.
In the valley of the Loire, wolves came down from the hills to feel upon the decaying bodies of Frenchmen.
The list of massacres was as endless as the list of the dead!
Many were imprisoned—many sent as slaves to row the King's ships—and some

were able to escape to other countries. . . .
The massacres continued for centuries.

The best and brightest people fled to Germany, Switzerland, England, Ireland and
eventually America and brought their incomparable manufacturing skills with them. . . .
France was ruined. . . . Wars, famine, disease and poverty finally led to the French Revolution—the Guillotine—the Reign of Terror—the fall of the Roman Catholic Monarchy—atheism—communism etc., etc.
When news of the Massacre reached the Vatican there was jubilation!

Cannons roared—bells rung—and a special commemorative medal was struck—to honor the occasion!
Pope commissioned Italian artist Vasari to paint a mural of the Massacre—which still hangs in the Vatican!
Medal struck by Emperor Gregory XIII (1572-85) to commemorate the
slaughter of over 100,000 French Christians!!

Emperor Gregory had the great red dragon of Satan as his heraldic symbol!
The Gregorian Calendar is named after him.

The Huguenots won a short period of relief from persecution with the ascension of Henry IV to the throne.
The Edict of Nantes gave full
freedom to his Protestants subjects.
The signing of this Edict inaugurated an eraof peace and great prosperity for France.
However, for granting his subjects liberty of conscience, the king was stabbed to death by a Jesuit named Ravaillac. This Edict of Toleration was revoked in 1685, and a new
storm of persecution ensued.
The exodus began again with over a million Huguenots fleeing France to avoid certain torture and death.

The descendants of the survivors that reached America were determined that
this tragedy should not occur there.

Many of them were prominent in the founding of the country.
They knew that an armed citizenry in France wouldhave prevented this tragedy from ever happening—and as a result—they gave us the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution. They knew that freedom of religion and an armed citizenry go hand in hand:

Amendment 1
Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of

Amendment 2

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are, Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Thatto secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . . .

The French Protestants were called Huguenots:

President George Washington had a Huguenot ancestor, as did at least 5 other Presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, James Garfield, and Theodore Roosevelt.
A Huguenot refugee named Apollos de Revoire settled in Boston, and had a son
who signed his name Paul Revere! Remember his famous midnight ride?

Three members of the Continental Congress - Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and Elias
Boudinot were Huguenots.
Other great names include Francis Marrion, General George Patton, Clair Chennault, Admiral Dewey, Du Ponts, Henry Thoreau, Longfellow etc., etc. A Huguenot colony was
founded in Florida in 1562 (years before the English landed), but was later destroyed by Spanish

According to the Syllabus of Errors of Pope Pius IX, it is an ERROR to say that the "church" has not the right to use force.

"24. The Church has not the power of using force, nor has she any temporal power, direct or indirect.
-- Apostolic Letter "Ad Apostolicae," Aug. 22, 1851."

Below you will read about more Catholic Love, World Peace, and Safety

The Oath of a Knight of Columbus

"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 Viceregent and is the true and only Head of the Catholic of
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,

ally 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

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

"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
poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank,
dignity, or authority of the persons whatever may be their condition in
, 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, by belly opened and sulfur burned therein with all the punishment

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
testant 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
sed 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."

Oath Taken by a Perspective Member of the Knights of

Columbus, as recorded in Congressional Record of the U.S.A., House Bill
1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S.
Butler, Feb. 15, 1913.

1 Thessalonians 5

1. But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

2. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.