Jeremiah J. Crowley (Ireland, Nov. 20, 1861 — Chicago, Aug. 10, 1927) was an American Catholic priest who left the Catholic Church and exposed Vatican influence in the American government. Crowley was accepted into the Chicago diocese by archbishop of Chicago Patrick Feehan in 1896, but fell out with him and opposed his successor, archbishop James Edward Quigley. He also wrote, “The Pope – Chief of White Slavers, High Priest of Intrigue”
This book is slightly condensed. I did not include all the pictures in the original, nor the paragraphs that refer to the pictures.
My favorite chapter is chapter 5, Archbishop Quigley Cowed by a Fearless Woman.. Quigley is the same guy who boasted in the Chicago Tribune that the Roman Catholic Church would someday rule the world through its agent, the USA!
Next to Charles Chiniquy, I consider Jeremiah Crowley is be a Martin Luther of America. Unfortunately Jesuit influence was already so strong in America that he is largely forgotton today. I sure didn’t hear of him until just a couple weeks before this post! I’m hoping to make Jeremiah J. Crowley’s name more familiar so that Christians may know his message to America and the world.
By JEREMIAH J. CROWLEY
A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST FOR TWENTY-ONE YEARS
” The Pope Chief of White Slavers, High Priest of Intrigue
ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS,
IN THE YEAR 1912, (Now in public domain)
BY JEREMIAH J. CROWLET,
IN THE OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS AT WASHINGTON.
To the lovers of liberty,
enlightenment and progress
throughout the world, I dedicate
Challenge to Rome
I retired voluntarily, gladly, from the priesthood of Rome, after a vain attempt, in combination with other priests, to secure a reform of Humanistic abuses from within (see “Romanism A Menace to the Nation”). This failing, no other course was open but to quit the accursed System forever.
I will give TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to any person who can prove that I was EXCOMMUNICATED and that the STATEMENTS and CHARGES against priests, prelates, and popes, in my books, “THE POPE-CHIEF OF WHITE SLAVERS, HIGH PRIEST OF INTRIGUE,” and “ROMANISM A MENACE TO THE NATION,” are untrue; and, furthermore, I will agree to hand over the plates of these books and stop their publication forever.
Will Rome accept this Challenge? If not, Why not?
JEREMIAH J. CROWLEY,
A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST FOR TWENTY-ONE YEARS,
AUTHOR, LECTURER, AND PUBLICIST.
The obstinate refusal of Rome, for several years, to accept my challenge, is proof, positive and irrefutable, that its cowardly, wine-soaked, Venus-worshipping, and grafting prelates, priests and editors have no other reply for adversary, but vituperation and assassination.
PREFACE TO THIS VOLUME
Seven years ago I published my work entitled “The Parochial School, A Curse to the Church, A Menace to the Nation,” which now forms Part II. of this volume.
Four years later, in 1908, I voluntarily withdrew from the priesthood and the Roman Catholic Church. This step enabled me to say things which I could not say with propriety during my priesthood and while acting as a mere reformer within the Church.
The contents of Part I., which is a large addition of new matter, will be read eagerly by all who are familiar with my first work; because it is the key and explanation of what I had already said, and throws upon it the light necessary for its full and complete understanding and appreciation.
Part I. will give a clearer and more complete view and be a more graphic and exhaustive exposure of the intrigues and the corrupt practices of the Vatican system, both at Rome and throughout the world, than it was possible for me to state when I first undertook, together with other priests and prelates, to contribute what little I could to bring about a reform in the Roman Catholic priesthood.
“They are slaves who fear to speak
For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves who will not choose
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse,
Rather than in silence shrink
From the truth they needs must think.”
To every one who loves humanity it must be a thing of profoundest import to learn whether or not the laws and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church are so framed as, of very necessity, to work injustice, to encourage vice, to punish the innocent, and to protect the guilty.
The questions raised in various forms in the ensuing volume concern the very perpetuity of free institutions. They are all questions which no liberty-loving soul can ignore.
That it should be possible in this enlightened age that such questions should be seriously raised is the wonder and the shame of it all.
It is in darkness, that evil men love rather than the light, that such things flourish.
I give this volume to the light of day to enlighten and aid the people, whose supreme right and duty it is to defend their liberties.
In the words of the Messenger in Antigone, I can say, in part, “I saw,” and in whole :
“I will speak and hold back
No syllable of truth. Why should we soothe
Your ears with stories, only to appear
Liars thereafter? Truth is always right.”
JEREMIAH J. CROWLEY.
CINCINNATI, O., June, 1912.
- 1. Intro
- 2. CHAPTER I. WHY I WITHDREW FROM ROMANISM.
- 3. CHAPTER II. CELIBACY AND CONFESSIONAL.
- 4. CHAPTER III. ROME, RUM, RUIN.
- 5. CHAPTER IV. THE CONFESSION OF A 'CONVERT' TO ROMANISM.
- 6. CHAPTER V. ARCHBISHOP QUIGLEY COWED BY A FEARLESS WOMAN.
- 7. CHAPTER VI. NEW 'GET-RICH-QUICK' SCHEMES.
- 8. CHAPTER VII. THE POPES AND THE BIBLE.
- 9. CHAPTER VIII. PAPAL DESPOTISM.
- 10. CHAPTER IX. ROME THE MOTHER AND MISTRESS OF CRIME.
- 11. CHAPTER X. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS A JEW.
- 12. CHAPTER XI ROME EVER AND EVERYWHERE THE SAME.
- 13. CHAPTER XII. ROME AND AMERICA.
- 14. CHAPTER XIII. ROMANIZING NON-CATHOLIC COUNTRIES.