The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

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Believe it or not.....the ancient Irish records talk about a "Senior Patrick" who died on August 24, 465. This, we believe, is the home-going date of the Real St. Patrick versus March 17 for the death of Palladius!!

The Scots (Irish) missionaries had great success in France during the Dark Ages. One of the greatest, Johannis Scotus Erigena, was founder of the University of Paris.

An Eyewitness Account of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

An Eyewitness Account of the 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 Franceand 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 third of the population embraced the Reformed Christian Faith.

However, alarm bells began to ring at the Vatican! France was her eldest daughter and main pillarthe 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 advisera Jesuit priest  urged them to massacre the Protestantsas penance for their many sins! To catch the Christians off-guard every token of peace, friendship, and ecumenical good will was offered.

Suddenlyand without warningthe 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 imprisonedmany sent as slaves to row the King's shipsand 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 Revolutionthe Guillotinethe Reign of Terrorthe fall of the Roman Catholic Monarchyatheismcommunism etc., etc.

When news of the Massacre reached the Vatican there was jubilation! Cannons roaredbells rungand a special commemorative medal was struckto honor the occasion! The Pope commissioned Italian artist Vasari to paint a mural of the Massacrewhich still hangs in the Vatican!

Medal struck by Emperor Gregory XIII (1572-85) to commemorate the slaughter of over 100,000 French Christians!!

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.

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 era of 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 here. Many of them were prominent in the founding of the country. They knew that an armed citizenry in France would have prevented this tragedy from ever happeningand as a resultthey 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 grievances.

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. That to 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 raiders.

King of France calls upon Irish Scholar to refute the Mass!!

Editor's Note

President Clinton has been called the most anti-gun President in history. He is a '68 graduate of Georgetown University in Wash. DC, - a Jesuit Institution that specializes in placing its graduates in high positions within the U.S. Government and the foreign diplomatic service.... Rome wants to repeat this slaughter in the U.S. as soon as she can disarm the law-abiding citizens.

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."

Patrick Henry (a Great Scot) gave us the 2nd Amendment.

Patrick Henry (another great Scot) gave us the 2nd Amendment.

Charlton Heston is another Great Scot protecting the 2nd Amendment.

Charlton Heston is another Great Scot protecting the 2nd Amendment.

"Take my gun from my cold dead hands"

Charlton Heston is another Great Scot protecting the 2nd Amendment.


America's Founding Fathers on way to church with Bibles and GUNS!!

America's Founding Fathers on way to church with Bibles and GUNS!!

Our modern gun-banners would have told the Pilgrim Fathers to throw away their guns and trust themselves to the mercy of the merciless Roman Inquisition. It they had listened to that advice there would be no United States of America today!!

Join the National Rifle Association and help preserve religious freedom.

Gun Owners of America: helping preserve the Second Amendment.

Gun Owners Home Amendment Supporters. 

Read The Vatican's Holocaust by Avro Manhattan and find out why an armed citizenry is vital to religious freedom!!Rome calls for gun control!

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."

"It's Time to End American Liberty" says Rome!!

This is the Official Roman position on the 2nd Amendment Right of the People to Bear Arms. It is an Editorial from the Catholic Weekly, Catholic New York, August 10, 2000.

WHAT IS IT, really, with hard-fine opponents of gun control?

Their position has become so entrenched that they bitterly oppose any restrictions on either firearms or their users, no matter how reasonable. That would include, for example, a ban on the general sale of automatic weapons, or the registration of firearms, or measures that would require child safety locks on gunsto name just a few.

It is surely difficult to come up with any reason why automatic weapons should be available to the general public. It is no easier to argue that firearms should not be registered, as automobiles are or household pets. And a gun owner named Andrew Cuomofederal secretary for housing and urban development, and the son of former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomoput the safety lock question in perspective when he asked: Why would anyone object to safety devices on guns to protect little children when safety caps are put on aspirin bottles for the same reason?

Cuomo posed the latter question at a Manhattan press conference earlier this month in which a panel of religious leaders asked for congressional action to keep guns "out of the hands of children, and criminals." For nearly a year, panel members complained, legislation to close "the gun-show loophole that allows criminals to obtain guns without a background check" and to mandate child safety locks had been stalled in Congress. They asked the American people to help them end the deadlock.

The panel members include Sister Mary Rose, McGeady, D.C., director of Manhattan-based Covenant House, a shelter for troubled youths, many of whom have experienced violence in their home neighborhoods. Her own Brooklyn parish, she said, asks worshipers each week to turn in any guns they might own. "I would like to see every church and synagogue do likewise," she added.

Opponents often ridicule gun-control measures because, they assert, those who support them claim they'll put an end to crime. Of course they won't. But what they will do, beyond a doubt, is to cut the number of senseless accidental deaths that take place each year, especially among young people.That's a matter of basic common sense. The fewer weapons there are around, and the more childproof they're required to be, the fewer young lives will be lost.

That's for openers. Beyond that, the adoption of reasonable gun-control measures is likely to lead all Americans to take a second look at our historical attitudes toward weapons. For too long they have been treasured icons of our society. It's time for that to end.

Extremists on one side say all weapons should be banned. Extremists on the other side argue against any restrictions whatever. Reasonable people in the middle are willing to take a fresh look at the question in light of the staggering number of gun-related deaths and injuries that darken our national soul. They're the people the religious panelists are trying hard to reach. At the very least, they deserve a fair hearing.

"No Bibles or guns in my States" Pope says.

Despatches from Rome page 322

336 (Foreign 0ffice  43/96A]     Rome, 8 February 1866

No. 12

Odo Russell  to Earl of Clarendon.

With reference to your Lordship's despatch of 19th ult. respecting a complaint made by the Revd G. J. Chester of the manner in which the Papal authorities at Civita Vecchia acted towards him in seizing a Bible and other books belonging to him and instructing me to afford Mr Chester such assistance as I can with a view to the recovery of his property, I have the honour to report that the books in question were recovered from the Pontifical authorities by Her Majesty's Consul, Mr Severn, and returned to Mr Chester in the F.O. bag conveyed from Rome on 16 ult. to London by Queen's Messenger Byng Hall.

Travellers visiting the Pope's dominions should be very careful not to bring forbidden books or Colts revolvers with them, the Custom House officers having strict orders to confiscate them and it is not always possible to recover them after the owners have left the Roman States. Forbidden books are those condemned by the Congregation of the Index, books on religion or morality in general, political and philosophical works of every description and more especially Italian religious tracts published in London, of which Mr Chester is said to have had several among the 21 works returned to him. But above all travellers should be careful not to bring English, Italian or other Bibles with them, the Bible being strictly prohibited by the Roman Church. In justice, however, to the Customs authorities, I must say that when met with practical civility or when previously applied to for a lascia passare through H.M. Consul, they are always ready to afford English travellers every possible assistance.

The Papal States had an army of 20,000 soldiers out of a population of 600,000. Per capita, this was the largest in the world.


Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
Janet Glenn Gray, The French Huguenots, Anatomy of Courage.
O.I.A. Roche, The Days of the Upright.
Henri Nogueres, The Massacre of Saint Bartholomew.


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