In 1870, Pope Pius IX was the most HATED man in Italy. In July 1870, he was declared infallible by Vatican Council I, and in September, war broke out between France and Prussia.
The French troops upholding the last remnants of the Pope's temporal power had to be withdrawn to oppose the invading Prussian soldiers. The Italians rushed into Rome and proclaimed the United Kingdom of Italy with Victor Emmanuel as king.
Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan
2 of the Pope's boys were already in this country and they began to send millions of dollars to the Italian government to persuade them to let the Pope stay:
Multi-millionaire Roman Catholics like John D. Rockefeller and J. P. (Pontifex Maximus) Morgan began to send millions to the Italian Government to persuade them to let the Pope stay!!
In 1913, the Federal Reserve or 3rd Bank of the U.S. was formed by these super-monopolists. Warburg (war bucks), Morgan, Rockefeller, Aldrich, Strong, Wilson etc., etc., were some of the names that secretly foisted this Bank on the U.S.
Great Contenders Hall of Fame.
While Rome was busy undermining our freedoms and seeking to take over North Cabotia, the God of Israel was not asleep. He was raising up his men and women to defend the Protestant Christian Faith from its deadly rival. Here are a few of the Statesmen, writers, lecturers, that preserved liberty during this titanic struggle:
The Presidential Election of 1928.
New York Governor Alfred E. Smith (1873 - 1944).
Al Smith was the Roman Hierarchy's candidate for President in 1928. He was from the lower East Side of New York City. His grandfather came to the U.S. from Italy in 1844 and he probably heard Professor Gavazzi preach in 1854. His grandmother was from Co. Westmeath in Ireland.
Al Smith (center) and the other Cardinals on the steps of City Hall in 1926.
Al was completely controlled by Rome and would have restored the Pope's temporal power by the use of American arms and money. The Rockefellers, Morgans, big business, Wall St., beer barons, liquor kings and the Chairman of General Motors Corporation John Jacob Raskob, etc., etc, were all for Al Smith. Money was no object.
However the Lord of God of Israel was not sleeping this time either. He raised up an army of millions of loyal Americans armed only with the Bible and the Constitution and Al Smith was soundly defeated by Herbert Hoover. Smith did not even win his own State of New York!!
William LLoyd Clark (1869 - 1935).
William Lloyd Clark (another great Scot from Hibernia) was the publisher of the Rail Splitter Press in Milan, Illinois. He was an army of ONE: a reformer, writer, editor, printer, lecturer who covered the country both in person and with his anti-Roman books.
Riots, imprisonments, tumults, accompanied him where ever he went but he persevered and stopped Smith from gaining the White House.
William Lloyd Clark at work in the Rail Splitter library, Milan, ILL.
William Lloyd Clark and his mobile pulpit.
A letter to Mr. Clark from New York City.
It is not unusual for Rome to create Cardinals in the U.S. and other countries and actually keep their identity a secret . . . so it is quite possible that Smith was already a Cardinal in the Roman system. Rejection of a mere layman would not have caused that much bitterness.
Rome was furious when Smith lost the White House.
Rome was furious when "Cardinal" Al Smith was rejected. You have to go back to the time of St. Patrick and the rejection of Palladius to find a similar rebuff of a Papal envoy. Her first act of revenge was to burn the home of Mr. Clark to the ground.
Roman Catholics burned Mr. Clark's house to the ground on Jan. 1929. All its contents including thousands of very rare volumes were destroyed.
The Lateran Treaty.
In Feb. 1929, the Vatican signed the Lateran Treaty with Mussolini granting the Vatican 110 acres to be know as Vatican City State. This was all they could hope for with the loss of the American election. It was a very poor compromise as it did not give the Vatican their own airport and access to the sea. Everything passing into Vatican City State had to go through Italian customs.
Mussolini signs the Lateran Pact of 1929, which brought into being Vatican City State.
Wall St. crash of 1929.
The 2nd act of revenge was the Wall St. crash of Oct. 1929. Rome planned to destroy the American economy and ruin small publishers like Mr. Clark. Before the Crash there were thousands of such publishers but the Great Depression caused most of them to close.
Confiscation of gold in 1933.
The 3rd major act of revenge was the confiscation of gold in 1933. Americans were ordered by President Roosevelt to turn in their gold to the government at $20 an ounce and it was soon revalued to $33.00 an ounce!!
The Rise of Hitler in Germany
The 4th act of revenge was Hitler's rise to power in a putsch in 1933. This paved the way for World War II and the war to end all wars.
How the Popes became Temporal Monarchs
After the fall of the Western part of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., Western Europe was invaded by many barbarian tribes e.g. Franks, Huns, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Burgundians, Ango-Saxons, Lombards, etc., etc. Eventually the nations of modern Europe grew out of these tribes.
3 of those tribes, Vandals, Visigoths, Ostrogoths were uprooted or plucked up by the roots to make way for the Papal States. These wars lasted for hundreds of years and blood flowed in torrents.
In 507, Franks under Clovis I defeat and slay Visigothic King Alaric II at Vouillé. Visigoths lose most of their possessions in Gaul, including Aquitaine.
552 Emperor Justinian I sends large army under Narses to confront Totila, and Totila is killed in battle near Taginae, in the Apennines west of Ancona. This ended the Ostrogoths as a culture.
In 533, the Vandals were finally defeated by Eastern Emperor Justinian and his General Belisarius.
Eventually Pepin and Charlemagne gave the lands in Central Italy to the Popes which they usurped until the 19th century.
St. Paul told the Christians at Rome to obey the government!!
The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the Christian Congregation at Rome around 60 A.D. At that time Emperor Nero was running the Empire. He was a diabolical monster and persecutor. Did Paul tell the Christians to try and overthrow him and establish their own State in Italy? He never even dreamed of such a thing. Such an idea (and opportunity) did not even emerge until after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Satan was the original rebel and began his career of evil by trying to overthrow the Government in Heaven. It is not surprising that he would try and supplant God's legitimate Rulers and substitute his own.
Vatican City State is a Government within a Government. Its headthe Popeis not even elected by the residents of the state. It is not subject to the lawful rulers in Italy. It has its own police force, post office, radio station, publishing house, TV station, and ambassadorial staff. The Papal ambassadors are called Nuncios or Legates. They are assigned to any country of the world that will accept them and recognize them as Deans of the Diplomat Corpsabove every other diplomat.
Benito Mussolini "We have 8 million bayonets"
Benito MussoliniIl Ducethe sawdust Caesarwas the father of Vatican City State. He was also the father of Fascism. In 1929, he gave the Pope back 110 acres of the land that Italian patriots led by Giuseppe Garibaldi liberated in 1870.
Birds of a feather: Mussolini and Hitler. Fascism began in Italy with Mussolini and spread to Germany. The German variety was called Nazism. Hitler was an eager pupil and learned much from Mussolini's Blackshirts.
Once accepted by a country, the Nuncio has under his command all the Catholic clergy of that country. Their job is to convince the citizens that the Nuncio should be recognized as the legitimate rulerabove even their own lawfully elected representatives.
There are 3 Divine Institutions which God established upon the earth:
The Family (Gen 1.28).
Nations or Governments (Gen. 9:1-7).
The Congregation founded upon Christ the Rock (Matt 16:18).
This Vatican International undermines Sovereign Governments and encourages people to be unpatriotic and disloyal to the own countries. St. Paul says that if you are not subject to the lawful rulers you are going to receive DAMNATION: in other words you are going to spend eternity in HELL with that arch-rebel, Satan. This is how Antichrist has deceived and destroyed millions of souls throughout history.
St. Peter, far from claiming supremacy for himself said:
The last words of King David, Ruler of Israel:
John Jacob Raskob eventually went on the build the Empire State Building in New York City.
Mussolini turned the world upside down by placing the Vatican State above and not subject to the lawful Italian Government. . . . God turned him upside down and he was executed and hung upside down by Italian Partisans in 1945.