Part Thirteen Of “Nazi Germany: Return Of The Holy Roman Empire” Series
Saint Thomas Aquinas has been given the Latin name “Doctor Angelicus” (the Angelic Doctor) and is widely considered the greatest philosopher and theologian of the Catholic Church.
In 1271, Countess Margaret of Flanders wrote him a letter and requested political advice. She wanted to know the Catholic view of the Jewish people.
“Jews by reason of their fault are sentenced to perpetual servitude” for killing Jesus.
He also noticed that Jews “seem to have nothing except what they acquired through the depravity of usury.”
Therefore, he believed that “Jews may not keep those things which they have extorted from others through usury”. He added “the Jew should be punished with a greater fine than anyone else in a similar case.”
Later in the letter, he wrote “Jews of each sex in all Christian provinces, and all the time, should be distinguished from other people by some clothing.”
(In other words, Saint Thomas Aquinas supported forcing Jews to wear badges… Sound familiar?)
The entire source is posted on the Catholic website, Thomistica.net.
The badges for Jews were introduced by the Catholic Church during the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.
Pope Innocent III declared that “Jews and Muslims of both sexes in every Christian province and at all times shall be marked off in the eyes of the public from other peoples through the character of their dress.”
The Catholic Church forced the Jews to wear these badges to distinguish themselves from Christians.
Later, the Jewish Ghettos were invented by the Catholic Church in 1555.
Pope Paul IV wrote “Cum Nimis Absurdum”, which created the Roman Ghetto. The area was surrounded by four walls with three gates that were locked at night. These walls and gates were built by Italian architect Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi. Pope Paul IV forced the Jews to fund the construction.
The location Pope Paul IV chose for the Roman ghetto was very dirty and often flooded by the Tiber River. Jews had to request permission to live there and had to pay a yearly tax to stay.
Each year, these Jews were required to swear loyalty to the Pope at the Arch of Titus in Rome (the Arch of Titus is an ancient Roman victory arch, which celebrated the Sack of Jerusalem, which destroyed the Jewish temple in 70 AD).
Their Rabbi was also forced to travel to Rome’s Capitoline Hill and meet with the political rulers of the city. In this “ceremony”, the Rabbi was kicked on his bottom. In exchange, the Jewish community was allowed to stay in Rome for one more year.
The Roman Ghetto existed for more than 500 years and protected Catholics from the Jews.
In 1798, Napoleon invaded Rome and took over the Papal States. He allowed Jews to leave the ghetto and live anywhere in the city.
The next year though, the Papal States were restored and the Catholic Church forced the Jews to return to the ghetto.
The Papal States officially dissolved when they were absorbed by the Kingdom of Italy in 1870. However, Jews were still forced to live in the ghetto until 1882.
Therefore, the Roman Ghetto was the last remaining ghetto in Europe until they were brought back in the 1930s.
On April 26th 1933, Hitler had a well documented meeting with the Bishop of Osnabrück Wilhelm Berning. During this meeting, Hitler explained:
“As for the Jews, I am just carrying on with the same policy which the Catholic Church has adopted for fifteen hundred years, when it has regarded the Jews as dangerous and pushed them into ghettos.”
Then, Hitler added:
“I don’t put race above religion, but I do see the dangers in the representatives of this race for Church and State, and perhaps I am doing Christianity a great service.”
Bishop Berning’s response to Hitler’s statement was not recorded, meaning he likely agreed with it.
On July 20th, the Vatican approved the Reichkonkordat, a treaty with Hitler.
This Article Was Part Thirteen Of “Nazi Germany: Return Of The Holy Roman Empire” Series:
Introduction: J&J Presents “Nazi Germany: Return of the Holy Roman Empire”
The Spear of Destiny: Saint Longinus & The Holy Lance
Hitler & The Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
Aryan Jesus: The Catholic Church & Positive Christianity
Holy Roman Emperors: German Kings Protecting Catholic Europe
Saint Charles Martel – Savior of Europe
Saint Charlemange – Father of Europe
Saint Otto I – Protector of the Church
Saint Henry IV & The Walk to Canossa
Saint Frederick Barbarossa
Saint Adolf Hitler
Nazi Fiscal Policy Influenced By Catholic Economic Theory
Cum Nimis Absurdum: Nuremberg Laws Were Catholic Papal Laws
Catholics Invented Jewish Ghettos, Created Badges For Jews
Reichskulturkammer: Nazis Germany’s Catholic Inquisition
Schutzstaffel: SS Officers Were Inspired By Teutonic Knights
Conclusion: The Third Reich Was Return Of The Holy Roman Empire