To be ignorant of history is to remain always a child - Cicero. We do not want to be children though grown into adulthood, so history as well as current events are emphasized on this web page. It is history that exposes the maliciously vengeful significance of a symbolic connection to be made in September of this year between Jesuit Pope Francis and America's great President Abraham Lincoln:-

Pope Francis Will Speak From Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Lectern

The Pope will speak from the lectern where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, the World Meeting of Families announced in a Friday press release. The Abraham Lincoln Foundation will provide the historical artifact for when Pope Francis delivers his speech in front of Independence Hall on Sept. 26.

The Pope will speak in Philadelphia toward the end of a 6-day trip to the U.S. that will begin with President Obama at the White House and include an address to the U.N. General Assembly.

The name of Charles Chiniquy is well-known for his authorship of the book Fifty Years in the Church of Rome. Not surprisingly, there have been relentless attacks on his credibility by numerous Roman Catholic authors, many of whom were probably Jesuits. They are masters of propaganda; so if even Chiniquy seems to be discredited it does not prove that he was not revealing the truth. The fact is that whether or not Chiniquy is believable in his quotations of what Abraham Lincoln said about the Church of Rome, and the Jesuits in particular, they have good reason to hate him for the widespread dissemination of his charges against the papacy. Thus, either way, it is not surprising that Roman Catholic activists would stage this symbolic demonstration of papal triumph over opposition.

Charles Chiniquy's Fifty Years in the Church of Rome is the source of information on President Abraham Lincoln's views about the Church of Rome and the Jesuits. The following quotations reveal his appreciation of their threat to the Union and democracy:

Chapter 60

"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."

Chapter 61

"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 [them] Jeff Davis, Lee, Toombs, Beauregard, Semmes, etc., 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 antisocial 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." [A prediction never to be fulfilled, because the Jesuit propaganda of decades has prevailed.]

The Jesuit attack on the credibility of Chiniquy has neutralized the force of these statements. Today, few will believe them; but there is sufficient corroboration of the central facts of history in America and beyond her shores, by respected and/or neutral sources, to verify the animosity of the Vatican towards this democracy and President Lincoln:

Italy’s Own Lost Cause (New York Times)

In the same eventful spring of 1861 that marked the outbreak of the American Civil War, Italy declared its existence as a united kingdom. In fact, just as the bombardment of an island fortress in Charleston, S.C., riveted the attention of a nation plunging into civil war, the kingdom of southern Italy made a last-ditch stand against northern Italian bombardment of a waterfront fortress midway between Rome and Naples. The two sieges, of Fort Sumter and of Gaeta, came only weeks apart.

The war of southern resistance to what was perceived as northern invasion roiled Italy for years to follow. It prompted diplomatic notes from the American secretary of state to the northern Italian foreign minister, conveying the sympathy and support of a country that was dealing with its own southern insurgency to another young nation in a similar plight. It prompted an exchange of letters between the pope in Rome and Jefferson Davis in Richmond, an acknowledgment of the Confederacy that General Robert E. Lee would cherish to his dying day — not only as evidence that a European power had conferred diplomatic recognition upon the Confederacy, but even as a measure of divine justification. And just as the smoldering embers of the Civil War stirred a mass migration of American blacks to the northern states, some historians have traced this Italian civil war, which took the form of guerrilla fighting and brigandage, to the mass migration from southern Italy to the New World. . .

The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

All this was confounded by fortuitous events in Italy, a nation newly uniting just as the United States, the Italian Risorgimento's role-model, was fragmenting. Italian unification begun by Garibaldi's famed exploits was now being consummated by his march on the Roman papal states, which were protected by Napoleon III's troops. But on August 28th, 1862, at Aspromonte, Garibaldi confronted the regular Italian army, compelled by Italy's king and cabinet to appease France, and was wounded and imprisoned. The widely beloved hero's uncertain fate – from fatal wound or court-martial – sent shock waves north and west. One hundred thousand Garibaldi supporters demonstrated in Hyde Park. George Perkins Marsh, the US minister to Italy, persuaded Italian officials to grant amnesty and offered asylum in America for Garibaldi, who had previously declined a Union army generalship, unless the North would free the slaves.

Just then came timely notices of Lincoln's emancipation proclamation. This enabled Garibaldi to save the Union, 'my second home', without leaving Italy. Thanking Marsh, he appealed 'to all the democrats of Europe to join us in fighting this holy battle' against conjoined papacy and Confederacy. 'All tyrannies sympathize', remarked Marsh, as Pope Pius IX endorsed the South; 'the slave-driver and the priest are twin brothers.' With Napoleon III disconcerted by Garibaldian fervour and England, like France, shrinking from war against the revitalised North, foreign support of Southern sovereignty collapsed. That the emancipation proclamation brought no race riots doomed Southern recognition.

Lincoln brilliantly cast America's Civil War as no mere domestic cause but all humanity's, 'that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth'. Old World monarchical statesmen marvelled that the American republic had raised a citizen's army and weathered traumatic loss without a break in mandated succession from one elected regime to the next. Union victory, won in substantial measure by European popular sentiment, virtually rescued democracy from global extinction.

(Cf. Assassination of President Lincoln - The Vatican HATED the U.S. before the fall of the Papal States!!; Rome's Responsibility for the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln)

The words of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address Lectern, "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth" are now to be superseded by words of Pope Francis which will include a statement on "religious liberty." Few will understand that the Roman Catholic concept of "religious liberty" involves the extinction of that form of government which President Lincoln extolled at the very same lectern to be used by the Pope.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384

"Convinced that the people are the only safe depositories of their own liberty, and that they are not safe unless enlightened to a certain degree, I have looked on our present state of liberty as a short-lived possession unless the mass of the people could be informed to a certain degree." -- Thomas Jefferson to Littleton Waller Tazewell, 1805.

It is too late to save the Republic; it is gone forever, and the Democracy will soon follow. Nevertheless, it is still possible to escape the Mark of the Beast by a knowledge and understanding of past history, combined with alertness and responsiveness to the fulfillment of
prophecy. It is high time to awake out of sleep, repudiate the false shepherds who have led multitudes into the embrace of the Beast, and prepare for eternity!