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I was in a conversation with a ex-Catholic. (He left the Church for the wrong reasons.) He was talking about how at the beginning of the Nazi Party, the Catholic Church helped Hitler and his scheme.
How would I refute this?
Also, his reasons for leaving the Church are here posted:
Whore of Babylon (Understandable but refutable.)
Sun worship. (Totally outrageous)
Started Islam (?????) Derp.
Oh well. Please help.
The Catholic Zentrum party on orders from the Vatican was the deciding vote for the Hitler enabling act, bringing Adolph Hitler to power in Germany.
Following Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the Reichskonkordat was signed between the Catholic Church and Nazi Germany. Its leading proponent is the person who will become Pius XII. Following the pact not only are Catholic Nazis no longer excommunicated, the ban forbidding Catholics to join the Nazi party is rescinded.
Following the Reichskonkordat, the Catholic Church cooperates with the Nazis in providing Church records to ascertain the religion of civil servants to weed out Jews.
You may also want to study about Archbishop Konrad Grober and Bishop Hilfrich during this period.
I have been unable to find one single Catholic who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church after Hitler's rise to power and the signing of the Reichskonkordat for joining the Nazi party.