Hitler was a Good Catholic
Though for some reason the Church is not keen to admit it
And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.
In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.
Mein Kampf By Adolf Hitler. Volume I,Chapter II.
“The summary of seven hundred years of Christian expansion on northern Europe is that the work was mainly done by the sword, in the interests of kings and tyrants, who supported it, as against the resistance of their subjects, who saw in the Church an instrument for their subjection. Christianity, in short, was as truly a religion of the sword as Islam.
The misery and the butchery wrought from first to last are unimaginable. If the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru, with their Church-based policy of suppressing heathenism, be added to the record, the total of evil becomes appalling: for the Spanish Priest Las Casas estimated the total destruction of Native life (in South America) at twelve millions.
All this slaughter took place by way of expansion, and is exclusive of the further record of the slaughters wrought by the Church within its established field.” A Short History of Christianity. John M. Robertson
The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not commit itself to any particular denomination. It combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health only from within on the basis of the principle: The common interest before self-interest.
From the Nationalsozialistiche Deutsche Arbeiter Partei Program, written by Adolf Hitler and Anton Drexler:
“Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without religious foundation is built on air; consequently all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . .”
Hitler expressing his Christian beliefs on signing the Concordat Between the Holy See and the German Reich:
The signing of the Reichskonkordat on 20 July 1933. From left to right: German Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen, representing Germany, Giuseppe Pizzardo, Cardinal Pacelli, Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, German ambassador Rudolf Buttmann
“That there was an understanding between Cardinal Innitzer and Hitler, who made his usual glib promises to respect and protect the Church, nobody denies. When Hitler marched into Vienna on March 13, 1938, all the church-bells in Austria rang, and a Swastika flag waved over the ancient Cathedral. Two days later Innitzer had a cordial interview with Hitler, and the cardinal and four of his leading bishops issued a manifesto summoning all Austrians to vote for Hitler in the coming plebiscite. The cardinal wrote “Heil Hitler” after his signature.”.
Hitler Dupes The Vatican by Joseph McCabe
An Associated Press article from the Lansing State Journal, February 23, 1933, is headlined, “Hitler Aims Blow at ‘Godless’ Move,” and talks about how Hitler was campaigning against atheist communists and wanted support from Catholic Nazis. One line in the article specifically says, “Hitler, himself, is a Catholic.” You can see the entire article hereIn addition, in 1941, Hitler told General Gerhart Engel: “I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so.” He never left the church. He was baptized a Roman Catholic as an infant and was a communicant and altar boy in his youth.
In a speech at Koblenz, August 26, 1934, Hitler said:
“National Socialism neither opposes the Church nor is it anti-religious, but on the contrary it stands on the ground of a real Christianity . . . For their interests cannot fail to coincide with ours alike in our fight against the symptoms of degeneracy in the world of today, in our fight against a Bolshevist culture, against atheistic movement, against criminality, and in our struggle for a consciousness of a community in our national life . . . These are not anti-Christian, these are Christian principles!”
In The Holy Reich – Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945 – Richard Steigmann-Gall demonstrates that, rather than trying to revive paganism or embracing atheism, the Nazis did not reject Christianity. Most Nazi leaders, including Hitler, were followers of “positive Christianity.” Also referred to as “active” or “practical” Christianity, which emphasized deeds over doctrine.
In the early years of his regime, Hitler worked hard to establish a Protestant Reich Church, similar to the Church of England, but eventually reverted to his Catholic faith because of resistance from the Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church who valued doctrine.
On October 24, 1933, in a speech in Berlin, Hitler said:
“We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.”
In a speech delivered April 12, 1922, Hitler said:
I say: my feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter.
In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison.
Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross.
As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice . . .
And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly, it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people. And when I look on my people I see them work and work and toil and labor, and at the end of the week they have only for their wages wretchedness and misery.
When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people are plundered and exploited.””
“The accusations which the so-called democratic nations raise against Germany also include the allegation that National Socialist Germany is a state that is hostile to religion. To this charge I wish to declare solemnly, before the entire German people:
In Germany no-one has been persecuted for his religious convictions to date, nor will anyone be persecuted for them.”
Speech Delivered In Munich On January 30th, 1939, By Adolf Hitler
A comparison of the anti-Jewish measures of the Catholic Church and those of the Nazi regime. From “From the book Christian Antisemitism, A History of Hate by William Nichols, pages 204-206.
Sources include Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression Volume I Chapter XIIThe Persecution of the Jews. Chief of Counsel For Prosecution of Axis Criminality. 1946.
See A Catholic Timeline of Events Relating to Jews, Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust