THE EXTREME OATH OF THE JESUITS
I, _________ now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, 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 the 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 virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed.
Answer---The Holy faith.
A.---The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.
A.---The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.
A.---A venerable man in white hair.
A.---With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.
A.---I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation of murmuring.
A.---In the bark of Peter the fisherman.
A.---To the four quarters of the globe.
A.---To obey the orders of my general and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.