Was Ratzinger a Nazi?
Comments: When Cardinal Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI over a year ago, many journalists quipped that “Ratzi the Nazi” is now Pope. Indeed, the image of the German Pope being an ex-Nazi will probably never be lost for the remainder of his life, and though this learned and dignified man shouldn’t for a second be upset over the attacks made on him by people whose learning amounts to no more than a tiny fraction of his own, addressing the “Ratzi the Nazi” myth is worthwhile, if for no other reason than that it may teach some people to read something instead of making judgments on the basis of the lies and leftist clichs their brains are inculcated with in modern “schools.” So what evidence can you find in Ratzinger’s memoirs that he came from an anti-Nazi family and himself disdains Nazism? He wrote that “time and again, in public meetings” his father took “a position against the violence of the Nazis” (p. 12), that after the January 30, 1933 “seizure of power” in which Hindenburg tra
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