Jesuitism is no longer something that Protestants fear or view as a threat to their existence, either because they are totally ignorant of the history of the organization and the reality that she cannot change, or because they believe that they have changed, especially considering the Pope is a Jesuit and many prominent government leaders are themselves Jesuits or have been educated in Jesuit institutions. Speaking of Jesuits, one prominent Jesuit is trending in the news. Some may not be aware of the showdown between U.S. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan and the Jesuit House Chaplain that Ryan asked to step down. “House Speaker Paul Ryan met Tuesday with the House chaplain he ousted last month, then reinstated after the chaplain complained a Ryan aide told him it might be time to put a non-Catholic in the job.” 1 “House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) reversed course Thursday and agreed to keep the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy on as House chaplain after an extraordinary showdown that included the priest alleging anti-Catholic bias by Ryan’s chief of staff.” Just as many 2 accuse African Americans of using the proverbial race card whenever something occurs not to their liking, Patrick Conroy has used his “Roman Catholic card” and cried discrimination and anti-Catholicism for his dismissal, which allowed him to be reinstated to his position which he has held since 2011, an office that he says is not uncommon for Roman Catholics.
Discussing his position as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, Patrick Conroy makes an admission that encapsulates the purpose and the mission for which Jesuits were brought into existence. “‘The Jesuits didn’t come looking for this job, for this position, but it was a natural,’ he told Catholic News Service. ‘It’s in our DNA, and sure, if having a Jesuit would be of assistance to the men and women of Congress and the work that they’re doing, by all means.’ Jesuits, he explained, were once spiritual directors and sometimes advisers to princes and kings in Europe, so it’s not an unusual role. ‘Our modus operandi is to want to be engaged in the world and engaged in a way that we can influence the most good for the most people,’ he said...The other, and more simple, explanation is that the House speaker at that time, John Boehner, was looking for a chaplain and wanted a Jesuit for the spot. Father Daniel Coughlin, the first Catholic to occupy the position, was looking to retire from the post in 2010 and Boehner had been in talks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a fellow Catholic, about finding a Jesuit they could both support.”3
As Conroy stated, that Jesuits were the spiritual advisors and directors to kings and princes in Europe, which is exactly the position that would make them most effective in reviving Popery. “Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of state, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations...The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery.” It is the office of Congress to write the laws, and it is a Jesuit that 4 is the spiritual advisor of congressmen and women. We don’t have to guess what kind of laws will be framed. Additionally, it is the purpose of Roman Catholicism in general and Jesuits in particular “to regain control of the world, to re-establish persecution, and to undo all that Protestantism has done.”5
It is not coincidental that this issue of Paul Ryan asking the chaplain of the House of Representatives to resign, but then reinstating him after backlash has arisen at such a time as this. We are living in a time wherein the barrier between church and state is being torn down, which signals the initiation of the final crisis, the Mark of the Beast crisis spoken of in Revelation 13:11-18. The fact that both congress and the Senate have chaplains is a violation of the United States Constitution, as brought out by one of America’s founding fathers and framers of the constitution. “The controversy surrounding Conroy’s departure illustrates how chaplains in Congress inevitably sully religion with politics...James Madison, the father of the Constitution and primary author of the First Amendment, was also a member of the House committee that chose the first chaplain. But years later, he concluded that Congress had made a mistake. In an essay that scholars believe was written between 1820 and 1830, Madison asked: ‘Is the appointment of Chaplains to the two Houses of Congress consistent with the Constitution, and with the pure principle of religious freedom?’ His answer: ‘In strictness the answer on both points must be in the negative.’” Hence the important question, 6 “who would better understand and/or interpret a document, the author of the document or the reader?” The answer would have to be the author; and therefore James Madison’s conclusion that to have a chaplain in congress is against the constitution and is against the principle of religious freedom. But what value does the constitution hold today as we see its principles being abandoned one by one.
“When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near.”7
White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 235
White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 565
White, Ellen, Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5 (1882-1889), page 451