- When a Jesuit priest is elevated to a
position of high command, he is administered what is called the Jesuit
Extreme Oath of Induction. This oath has been called the Fourth Vow or
the Blood Oath, given to those in the Society of Jesus besides the traditional
vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
- The existence of the Blood Oath has always
been categorically denied by the Jesuits. And when this question was recently
put to priests, brothers or lay spokesmen in five out of the 10 Jesuit
Provincials in the United States, the existence of it was firmly denied,
many saying they never heard anything about it.
- Although the Blood Oath ceremony, as
recounted by several former Jesuit priests including the late Father Alberto
Rivera, is supposedly steeped in pagan rituals, one common element found
is only three others are present for the ceremony, including the
Superior or Jesuit General.
- The other two are monks or priests flanking
the Superior with one holding a banner with the papal colors of yellow
and white and the other a black banner with a dagger and a red cross above
a skull and bones crossbones. On the black banner is the word INRI and
below it the words IUSTUM NECAR REGES IMPIUS , meaning to exterminate or
annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers.
- In June 2005, Fr. Thomas Krettek, SJ
was installed as the Wisconsin Province Society of Jesus provincial head
during a Mass of Installation at Milwaukee's Church of the Gesu.
Present at the Mass were three Jesuits, Fr. Jim Grummer, SJ, outgoing provincial,
Fr. Del Skillingstad, SJ and Society of Jesus Jesuit General from Rome,
Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach known as the Black Pope.
- After Fr. Krettek's appointment, Fr.
Grummer was subsequently appointed the new regional assistant for the U.S.
Assistancy and general counselor, succeeding Fr. Frank Case, SJ.
- The General Council is composed of 12
men, 10 of whom are regional assistants who serve as liaisons to the various
Jesuit entities in the region. Fr. Grummer's now includes the U.S. and
various countries such as Belize, Jamaica, and Micronesia, which are either
a part of or dependent upon an American province.
- "I am grateful for the opportunity
to serve the Church and the Society of Jesus in this new job. I look forward
to helping Father General in whatever ways I can assist him in promoting
the mission of the Society of Jesus," said Fr. Grummer after the ceremony
appointing Fr. Krettek as the head of the Wisconsin Provincial.
- But the question looms: Did the Blood
Oath take place and was the Black Pope in Milwaukee last June to administer
it along with the two other priests acting as the monks holding the banners?
- The communication director for the Wisconsin
Provincial this week was unaware of any Blood Oath ceremony, but asked
that any questions be put in writing regarding "it" or any other
concerns about the Jesuit Order and their global activities.
- Although the Black Pope came to Milwaukee
to say Mass last June for Fr. Krettek's high command induction ceremony
and no evidence exists the Blood Oath took place, there is substantial
evidence in the United States Congressional Record of its existence.
- The text of the Jesuit Extreme Oath of
Induction is meticulously recorded in the Journals of the 62nd Congress,
3rd Session, of the United States Congressional Record (House Calendar
No. 397, Report No. 1523, 15 February, 1913, pp. 3215-3216).
- However, without explanation, the text
was subsequently torn out of the Congressional Record, but not before it
was copied word for word by several researchers, including Ian Paisley
for the European Institute of Protestant Studies.
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