(Above: This cartoon ran in the Nazi newspaper Das Schwarze Korps, on July 22, 1937. Notice the Catholic priest being trampled by the Hitler Youth. The caption reads: "If also our singing and revelry does not please the prigs and humbugs..." Another popular ditty sung by the Hitler Youth and even passed out officially at the Hochland camp for the Hitler Youth at Lenggries in 1935 went as follows:
Autumn's storm blows o'er the stubble
And rages o'er fallow and mead;
A new thousand years begins for the world,
Oh, Deutschland creative, take heed.
The Pope sits in Rome on his silk-covered throne
And settled on us are his parsons.
And what, pray, has any man-jack of us all
To do with the Pope and his parsons?
Our sires were as heretics burnt at the stake
To crown the Church mil'tant with glory
OUTRAGEOUS PERSECUTION OF CHURCH BY BELGIAN AUTHORITIES
Last weekend, Belgian police detained a cardinal and bishops and seized their phones, the cardinal's computer, and forced them all to stay in one place for eight hours as they searched supposedly for some kind of implicating evidence. They also desecrated bishops' tombs in an attempt to expose the Church as hiding evidence on sexual abuse of minors. The Vatican Secretary of State said nothing had been seen like this except under communism, but actually, the event hearkens back to the Nazi's deliberate attempt to harm the Church in exactly the same way. They took real accounts of sexual abuse by some priests and tried to smear the entire Church--the Nazis failed. It remains to be seen whether the Flemish firebrands will or not. None the less, a cold chill should run down the spine of any Catholic. This smacks of persecution run amok. More to come, I fear.