Extreme Oath of Induction
as recorded in the Journals of the 62D Congress, 3d Session of the U.S.
(House Calendar No. 397. Report No. 1523)
Congressional Record---House, 15 Feb. 1913, pp3215-3216

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 host of Heaven, and to you, my Ghostly Father, the
superior general of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyoly, in the pontification of Paul the 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 vice regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal
Church throughout the earth; and that by the virtue of the keys of binding and loosing given His Holiness by my
Saviour, 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's
right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran Church
of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and the now pretended authority and Church's of England and
Scotland, and the branches 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 Liberal, or
obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers. I do further declare that the doctrine of the Churches of England
and Scotland of the Calvinists, Huguenots, 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
of His Holiness's 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 otherwise. I do further promise and declare that, notwithstanding I
am dispensed with to assume any religion heretical for the propogation of the Mother Church's interest; to keep secret
and private all her agents counsels from time to time, as they intrust 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 this sacred order. I do further promise and declare that I will have no opinion or
will of my own or any mental reservation whatever, 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 whithersoever 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 babarous savages of America without
murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever is 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 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 execrable race. That when the same
cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the
poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever
may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any
agents 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, my belly opened and sulpher burned therin with all the punishment
that 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 Knight of Columbus in preference to a Protestant, especially a Mason, and
that I will leave my party so to do; that if two Catholics are on the ticket I will satisfy myself which is the
better supporter of Mother Church and vote accordingly.
That I will not deal with or employ a Protestant if in my
power to deal with or employ a Catholic.
That I will place Catholic girls in Protestant families that a weekly
report may be made of the inner movements 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 blessed sacrament which I am now to receive to perform and on part to keep this 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.