Not Seeking Martyrs But Criminals
Christians Themselves Deceived
FROM DR. WALDEMAR GURIAN
In Spain the churches are burning. In the Soviet Union places of public worship are being turned into cinemas and anti-religious .museums. In Mexico the Government is intolerably restricting the -number of priests and is seeking to introduce into the schools teaching which is hostile to the Church. In the Third Reich the tyrannically dictatorial " Deutsche " National Socialistic Workers' Party, which is carrying the country along, confesses to " positive Christianity."
But the Fiihrer and Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, talks of God in all his more important speeches, and calls God's blessing on his work; Communistic and Socialistic Free Thinkers and God-less associations are forbidden; Freemasons' Lodges have more or less voluntarily broken up. A few months after Hitler came into power he was the means of concluding a Concordat, and the Nuncio yearly congratulates Hitler on his birthday.