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Source: The Facts About Luther
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Luther a Fomentor [sic] of Rebellion” [chapter 7]
Author(s): O’Hare, Patrick F.
Publisher: Frederick Pustet and Co.
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1916
Pagination: 220-60 (excerpt below includes only page 257)

O’Hare, Patrick F. “Luther a Fomentor [sic] of Rebellion” [chapter 7]. The Facts About Luther. New York: Frederick Pustet, 1916: pp. 220-60.
excerpt of chapter
presidential assassinations (comparison); McKinley assassination (religious response); Martin Luther; Protestant Reformation.
Named persons
John Wilkes Booth; Leon Czolgosz; James A. Garfield; Charles J. Guiteau; Abraham Lincoln; Martin Luther.
From title page: By Rt. Rev. Mons. Patrick F. O’Hare, LL. D., Rector of St. Antony’s Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., Author of “Mass Explained” and “Devotion to Saint Antony.”

From title page: Preface by the Rev. Peter Guilday, Ph. D., Catholic University, Washington, D. C.

From title page: Frederick Pustet & Co., Publishers to the Holy Apostolic See and the Sacred Congregation of Rites.


Luther a Fomentor [sic] of Rebellion [excerpt]

     When in this age of ours revolution walks like a destroying angel among the nations of the earth and breathes death from its nostrils among the peaceful inhabitants thereof; when the rulers upon their thrones are unsafe; when in this very land of liberty, calling itself Protestant, a Booth strikes down the most peaceful of men, the kindly Lincoln; a Guiteau destroys the useful life of a Garfield; when at the dawn of the twentieth century, a ruler chosen by his fellow citizens is murdered by the hands of the assassin Czolgosz while enjoying the quiet hospitality of a sovereign State; and when you ask for the reason that produced such murderous outrages, we bid you turn to Luther and his rebellious teachings announced and embodied in the work styled falsely “Reformation,” producing the result of a deformation. Luther is its father, the sixteenth century its cradle and autocracy its protector and high priest.



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