There are 800,000 trees planted in Israel that represent the 800,000 Jews saved by the Catholic Church. None have been planted as a tribute to Protestants.

During the war, the New York Times twice said the Church was “a lonely voice crying out of the silence of a continent”; Albert Einstein also singled out the Church during the war. After the war, Golda Meir praised the work of the Church, as did the ADL, the World Jewish Congress, and scores of other Jewish organizations.

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The Auschwitz – Abortion Connection

The (Nazi) experiments that were carried out in the upper rooms here at building 10 lead directly to the clean abortions and sterilization procedures that we have today and were later deemed “safe” to practice in clinics around the globe. What was proven to be safe and effective back in the 1940s at this concentration camp later convinced an entire society to legalize these same procedures.

It seems to me that they accomplished during this time exactly what they planned, which was to find a fast, clean and effective way to eliminate and continue eliminating, according to them, an unwanted group of souls.  This camp may have stopped operating back in the 1940s but the procedures of abortion and sterilization continues today.

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Jews unlikely to accept striking new evidence of Pope Pius XII’s saving work

The astonishing, almost unknown story of hundreds of Jewish refugees, shipwrecked in the Aegean Sea, who turned to Pope Pius XII for help

Editor’s note: This is nothing new. Jews have also typically been unwilling to accept evidence of Jesus Christ’s saving work.

Hitler called them Jews. Pro-abortion folks call them “unplanned pregnancies.”

The more I learn about World War II, Hitler, eugenics and extermination of people groups, the more stunned I am at the double talk which emits from the mouths of those who would dub themselves pro-choice but who would, with another breath, condemn Hitler.

The fact is, supporting the alleged right to an abortion is tantamount to making a pact with Hitler to destroy people deemed less valuable. Hitler called them Jews. Pro-abortion folks call them “unplanned pregnancies.” There exists no difference in the outcome. Semantics never change reality.

Sounds harsh? Abortion is harsh, but it’s also agreement with an enemy. And not just Hitler.

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Little known fact: “Heroic” Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is 100% pro-abortion.

I would like Rep. Giffords to protect innocent human life when she gets back to voting more regularly.

Given that Emily’s List is currently raising money for her, I doubt she will. But I’m not sure she’ll be convinced otherwise by reading about her similarities to Hitler.

What’s changing the culture are ultrasounds and testimony. Options and information. Information absolutely includes the truth about life and death and Church teaching—and the ugly history and reality of the business and ideology behind abortion. Leading people to the light of a culture of life. What’s changing the culture is love. A love for truth. A love for the dignity of every individual.

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Putting Hitler and Stalin into proper “context”

Oliver Stone says his upcoming Showtime documentary series Secret History of America will put the 20th century’s star butchers Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin “in context.”

Hitler and Stalin

That Hollywood would glorify Stalin is hardly a shock to anyone. If you go back to many Cold War-era movies, you will find tortured excuses — even fulsome praise — for Mother Russia.

Only Nazi Germany was allowed to appear on the screen as evil incarnate. For decades, Hitler has been the perfect role model as villain — right out of “central casting.” The highest-priced Hollywood talent scout could not have given the movie moguls a better gift. Funny mustache, silly goose-step, the “Sieg Heil” salutes, a “Master Race” theory, his evil shouting speeches. And that’s before we even learned about the gas chambers and the Holocaust.

Stalin was smarter about his evil. He murdered millions — but — he did not shout himself hoarse in public. He kept his mouth shut, and just did it. A good Hollywood producer can’t do as much with that. Hitler, by contrast, was in the world’s face as he committed mass murder.

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Carroll Exploits Holocaust, Lies Again About Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII

Among Carroll’s lies:

1. “The case against Pius XII is well established: He knew early on of Hitler’s plan for the Final Solution of the ‘Jewish problem,’ and never raised his voice against it.”

Wrong. Carroll’s falsehood is flat-out debunked in many places (see my list below), including the book The Myth of Hitler’s Pope by Rabbi David Dalin. Even before he was pontiff, Pius XII, as Cardinal Pacelli, branded the Nazis as “false prophets with the pride of Lucifer” (Dalin, p. 65).

Pius’ “pro-Jewish” policies angered the Nazis so much that Hitler actually planned to kidnap and imprison the pontiff. Records from a July 1943 meeting reveal that Hitler openly discussed invading the Vatican. After the war, Nazi General Karl Otto Wolff testified that he had received orders to “occupy as soon as possible the Vatican and Vatican City.” (Wolff talked Hitler out of the plan in December 1943.) (Dalin, p. 77)

Meanwhile, the memoirs of Adolf Eichmann detail that the Vatican “vigorously protested the arrest of Jews, requesting the interruption of such action” (Dalin, p. 84).

And in a December 25, 1941, editorial, the New York Times wrote,

The voice of Pius XII is a lonely voice in the silence and darkness enveloping Europe this Christmas… he is about the only ruler left on the Continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice at all… the Pope put himself squarely against Hitlerismhe left no doubt that the Nazi aims are also irreconcilable with his own conception of a Christian peace.

Additionally, a August 6, 1942, headline in the Times read, “Pope is Said to Plead for Jews Listed for Removal from France.”

In his book, Three Popes and the Jews, Israeli diplomat and scholar Pinchas Lapide has asserted, “The Catholic Church under the pontificate of Pius XII was instrumental in saving lives of as many as 860,000 Jews from certain death at Nazi hands.” Lapide adds that this “figure far exceeds those saved by all other Churches and rescue organizations combined.”

Jewish historian and biographer Sir Martin Gilbert has documented that Pope Pius was one of the first to publicly condemn Nazi atrocities and speak out on behalf of Europe’s Jews. Gilbert has also asserted, “Hundreds of thousands of Jews were saved by the Catholic Church, under the leadership and support of Pope Pius XII” (Dalin, pp. 13-14).

The truth is that Pius XII spoke out several times against the Nazi regime. Carroll is lying. (For more specific examples, see the sources I’ve listed below.)

2. “[I]n October 1943, more than a thousand Jews were rounded up in the Roman Ghetto at the foot of Vatican hill, within sight of the pope’s windows, and still [Pope Pius XII] did nothing. That is a fact. Those Jews died in Auschwitz.”

The truth is that Pius took immediate and decisive action as soon as he heard of the roundup. According to the research from Rabbi Dalin, Pius personally protested to Germany’s ambassador Ernst von Weizsacker and demanded that the Nazis stop the arrests. Pius himself gave sanctuary within the Vatican to hundreds of homeless Jews. He also asked that convents and churches throughout Italy shelter Jews.

Michael Tagliacozzo, “the foremost survivor on the October 1943 Nazi roundup of Rome’s Jews” and “a survivor of the raid himself, ” said Pius’ actions helped rescue 80 percent of Rome’s Jews. Said Tagliacozzo,

“Pope Pacelli was the only one who intervened to impede the deportation of Jews on October 16, 1943, and he did very much to hide and save thousands of us.” (Dalin, p. 83)

And in the June 21, 2009, edition of Carroll’s own newspaper, the Boston Globe, Mordechay Lewy, Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See, is quoted,

“It is wrong to look for any affinity between [Pius] and the Nazis. It is also wrong to say that he didn’t save Jews. Everybody who knows the history of those who were saved among Roman Jewry knows that they hid in the church.

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Obama is NOT like Hitler!

Some people are making the comparison that Obama is like Hitler.
Well, that’s just wrong.
Hitler got the Olympics for Berlin in 1936.

Seen on the Internet: Obama, Bush, and Hitler

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I’ve read the recent posts regarding the comparisons between Hitler and Obama. It’s funny cause, after eight years of people calling Bush Hitler, they cry foul when Obama is called Hitler. Just where were those people from 2001-2008? Did these hypocrites ever address this when President Bush was being assailed? If you ask me, these Obama defenders are doing a tap dance around the abortion issue.

Those who compare Obama to Nazi’s are comparing him to Nazism in the earlier days with a belief that it could very well grow into what Nazism grew into. I don’t think these Obama defenders understand that the Christian principle of self-determination is the cornerstone of Western society. I think Obama defenders ignore the connections between between Hitler’s brand of socialism and Obama’s brand of socialism. The lesson should be that such zealots are capable of consequences that most would have believed when they voted for ‘change’.

Further more, There is no evil that exists in the world, proportionate to the evil of abortion. There is truly a culture of death amongst the socialists…the atheistic. Persons should not be surprised that when mankind teaches, promotes, supports, encourages and funds the slaughter of innocent defenseless little boys and girls throughout the whole world…that life becomes something trivial in significance and magnitude and dignity to the generations of persons being subjected.

To dismiss the actions of atheistic socialism as being unique to the Nazis is delusion. To dismiss drawn parallels and similarities of atheistic socialist ideals and philosophies and practices, as being unfounded simply because someone uses the most infamous scenario in the world, is disingenuous and pure denial of the truth. Those who like to dismiss the links between Obama and Hitler are in pure denial of the truth and sad to say are products of the system.

We slaughter over 50,000,000 defenseless little boys and girls every year in the world…and somehow the progressives believe this is a good. We promote assisted suicide in some states here and practice euthanasia at our nursing homes and somehow progressives see this as a good. Throughout the world the progressives call for the destruction of life, be it for economic, evnironmental, social or political “reason,” is is not a good but an evil. When progressives are more worried about whether Michael Vick had a hand in killing seven dogs so he can’t participate in their religion (sports and entertainment) and less worried that a mother like Whoopi Goldberg proudly and publicly claims to have slaughtered seven of her own children…their evil intents are as clear today as they were in 1940.

I know, it doesn’t begin with this administration, but this particular administration displays its atheistic socialism on its sleeve. Over time perhaps this could be good or could be at least weaved by God into a good as perhaps persons will finally have to separate themselves from what has been convenient for their own causes and move more away from the evils that are conveniently and passively not acknowledged.

The reason the national socialism failed then – it lied about the dignity of the human person – the reason it will always fail.

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The Problem With Toning Down the Rhetoric – And Why We Probably Won’t Do It

First of all, there’s history. No matter how earnestly these Catholic friends of mine insist that they oppose abortion, when I think about what they want us not to do, I am forced to conclude that they just don’t see the symmetry between the abortion issue and other moral tragedies in recent history, such as the Holocaust and racial segregation. Would my Catholic friends today not applaud those German, Austrian and Italian Catholics who risked their lives to speak out in the strongest terms against the racial policies of Hitler and Mussolini, even though in doing so they used language that their friends thought was counter-productive, divisive and spiteful?

And why can’t these friends of mine cast themselves in the role of American whites who, during the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s, urged those few outspoken Catholic priests, sisters, and laypeople who rode freedom buses and were arrested during sit-ins to tone down the rhetoric, because it was counter-productive and divisive?

Is it me, or is the outrage of these Catholic friends of mine over the recent murder of the abortionist George Tiller, and the blame they hurl at the “extreme rhetoric” of pro-lifers for his death, not analogous to the anger of those white Catholics in the 60’s who blamed civil rights activists for instigating the Watts and Detroit riots?

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The idea of flying planes into New York skyscrapers didn’t originate with al-Qaeda

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Seen on Yahoo: Was Hitler Catholic?

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Was Hitler Catholic?

Hitler murdered 5 million Jews, and 7 million Christians Jewish historian Max Dimont declared that “the world blinded itself to the murder of Christians” by Nazi Germany (Dimont, 1994, pp. 391-392). In Poland alone 881 Catholic priests were annihilated (Azar, 1990, p. 154). In time many more priests would end up in concentration camps.

Night of 11th-12th July, 1941
“National Socialism and religion cannot exist together….
“The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity’s illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew. The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity…. “Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things.” (p 6 & 7)

10th October, 1941, midday
“Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure.” (p 43)

14th October, 1941, midday
“The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death…. When understanding of the universe has become widespread… Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity…. “Christianity has reached the peak of absurdity…. And that’s why someday its structure will collapse…. “…the only way to get rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little….”Christianity <is> the liar…. “We’ll see to it that the Churches cannot spread abroad teachings in conflict with the interests of the State.” (p 49-52)

19th October, 1941, night
“The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges: the pox and Christianity.”

21st October, 1941, midday
“Originally, Christianity was merely an incarnation of Bolshevism, the destroyer…. “The decisive falsification of Jesus’ <who he asserts many times was never a Jew> doctrine was the work of St.Paul. He gave himself to this work… for the purposes of personal exploitation….
“Didn’t the world see, carried on right into the Middle Ages, the same old system of martyrs, tortures, *******? Of old, it was in the name of Christianity. Today, it’s in the name of Bolshevism. Yesterday the instigator was Saul: the instigator today, Mardochai. Saul was changed into St.Paul, and Mardochai into Karl Marx. By exterminating this pest, we shall do humanity a service of which our soldiers can have no idea.” (p 63-65)

13th December, 1941, midnight
“Christianity is an invention of sick brains: one could imagine nothing more senseless, nor any more indecent way of turning the idea of the Godhead into a mockery…. <here insults people who believe transubstantiation>….
“When all is said, we have no reason to wish that the Italians and Spaniards should free themselves from the drug of Christianity. Let’s be the only people who are immunised against the disease.” (p 118-119)

14th December, 1941, midday
“Kerrl, with noblest of intentions, wanted to attempt a synthesis between National Socialism and Christianity. I don’t believe the thing’s possible, and I see the obstacle in Christianity itself….
“Pure Christianity– the Christianity of the catacombs– is concerned with translating Christian doctrine into facts. It leads quite simply to the annihilation of mankind. It is merely whole-hearted Bolshevism, under a tinsel of metaphysics.” (p 119 & 120)

9th April, 1942, dinner
“There is something very unhealthy about Christianity.” (p 339)

27th February, 1942, midday
“It would always be disagreeable for me to go down to posterity as a man who made concessions in this field. I realize that man, in his imperfection, can commit innumerable errors– but to devote myself deliberately to errors, that is something I cannot do. I shall never come personally to terms with the Christian lie.”
“Our epoch in the next 200 years will certainly see the end of the disease of Christianity…. My regret will have been that I couldn’t… behold <its demise>.” (p 278

Lutzer noted, “Hitler spoke of both Protestants and Catholics with contempt… : ‘Do you really believe the masses will be Christian again? Nonsense! Never again. That tale is finished. No one will listen to it again. But we can hasten matters. The parsons will dig their own graves. They will betray their God to us. They will betray anything for the sake of their miserable jobs and incomes’” (1995, p. 104).

Hitler’s references to God and the ritualistic pageantry of Nazism were pagan. Earthly symbols of German valour and Teutonic strength were to be worshipped – not the forgiving, compassionate representative of an “Eastern Mediterranean servant ethic imposed on credulous ancient Germans by force and subterfuge” (the phrase is Burleigh’s own, in Michael Burleigh, The Third Reich: a New History, Pan, 2001). A Hitler Youth marching song (Grunberger, A Social History) illustrates it:

We follow not Christ, but Horst Wessel,
Away with incense and Holy Water,
The Church can go hang for all we care,
The Swastika brings salvation on Earth.
(Horst Wessel was an early Nazi party Sturmabteilung street-fighter murdered by communists and turned into a martyr by propaganda chief Josef Goebbels.)

Some 4000 Protestant ministers, led by Karl Barth and Hans Asmussen, formed the Confessing Church, which at Barmen in 1934 declared that no human Fuhrer could stand above the Word of God. The Confessing Church lost its properties, its seminary was suppressed, its journals were prohibited, and when war came the members of its clergy of military age and not in prison were assigned to positions of greatest danger, while the older leaders were sent to concentration camps. Among them was Martin Niemoller, a Lutheran pastor who after more than half a year in solitary confinement was brought to trial under Hitler’s law against “treacherous attacks upon state and party.” His refusal to capitulate and his persistent resistance to Nazism made him the symbolic figure of the Protestant opposition until the downfall of the Nazis.
Cochrane had magnified the significance of affirming that “by January 15, 1934, there were 7,036 members” of the Pastor’s Emergency League, organized by Martin Niemoller, the courageous Berlin pastor. Cochrane added in “spite of heavy losses and in spite of the imprisonment of its founder on July 1,1937, the League was never dissolved or banned, and it rendered service until as late as Christmas, 1944

Dachau concentration camp held the over 2400 Catholic priests. Over 1/3 of the priests in Dachau alone were killed (Lenz, 2004). One Dachau survivor, Fr. Johannes Lenz, wrote an account. He claimed that the Catholic Church was the only steadfast fighter against the Nazis. Lenz tells the agony and martyrdom of the physical and mental tortures Dachau inmates experienced. Men and women were murdered by the thousands in Dachau, and those who survived were considered “missionaries in Hell.” The fact is, official Nazi works taught both anti-Semitic and anti-Christian doctrines:

“If one believes the anti-Semitic, one should also believe the anti-Christian, for both had a single purpose. Hitler’s aim was to eradicate all religious organizations within the state and to foster a return to paganism” (Dimont, 1994, p. 397).

UPI report on Nazi vs. Christian conflict (found at Analysis: Nazis vs. Christians)
“By Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
Published 1/14/2002 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) — The daughter of Hitler’s foremost German foe reacted with satisfaction Monday to the news that a Holocaust survivor’s granddaughter has drawn attention to a rarely mentioned historical fact: The Nazis planned to destroy Christianity in Germany and beyond.
“This is what my father had been saying since 1937,” said Marianne Meyer-Krahmer, daughter of Carl Goerdeler, who was hanged in early 1945 for his leading role in the attempt to overthrow Hitler’s regime.
His family, daughter Marianne included, wound up in a concentration camp and shackled to their beds every night, she recalled in a telephone call from Heidelberg.
Goerdeler, the former mayor of Leipzig, would have become German chancellor in a democratic government, had one of the 30-odd coup attempts against the fuhrer succeeded.
Goerdeler, funded by Robert Bosch, traveled around the world before World War II trying to warn leaders of Hitler’s intentions. His message was: Hitler wants to destroy three enemies — first the Jews, then the Christians and ultimately, capitalism.
“Judaism has inflamed his hatred with its doctrine of the one God who affects man’s entire life with his laws and commandments,” Goerdeler confided to his Political Testament, which he deposited in New York before war broke out.
“Next, his hatred will turn on the Christian religion. Humility and charity render him rabid … Hitler puts himself in the place of Christ.”
Now, Julie Seltzer Mandel, a Rutgers University law student, published U.S. intelligence papers detailing the Nazi plan to destroy Christianity.
Sounding almost verbatim like Carl Goerdeler, the summary of these papers call this plan “an integral part of the National Socialist scheme of world conquest.”
The first document published so far is a 108-page outline the Office of Strategic Services, the CIA’s precursor, had prepared for prosecutors at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal in 1945