A Febronian, Bellarminian Democratic-Republican Church-State

Americanism versus Romanism, or the cis-Atlantic battle between Sam and the pope (1856) (14595886059)

On July 21, 1773, Pope Clement XIV disestablished the Jesuit Order.  Here are F. Tupper Saussy’s comments on this:

“Although Catholic history calls the Disestablishment “a supreme tragedy,” John Carroll more accurately appraised it as the “secularisation” of the Society of Jesus.  Thousands of Jesuits now rose to secular prominence throughout the Western World, in the arts, sciences, and government…  Countless other members of the greatest clandestine intelligence agency the world has ever known, now secularized with the jeering approval of its enemies, crossed the Atlantic to help guide Americans through the pains of becoming the first nation expressly designed to be a Febronian, Bellarminian democratic-republican Church-State.  What an amazing production, all the more impressive for the complete invisibility of its means!”

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 18