Nazis and Protestant and Catholic Churches actually got along because they shared a common hatred towards Marxism. Both were conservative and shared values of anti-Semitism. The Nazis were somewhat successful in controlling Protestant churches. They were able to establish an official Reich Church but some pastors revolted and created the Pastors' Emergency League. While this revolt was unsuccessful, it did start a lot of protests. Eventually the Pastors' Emergency League changed into the Confessional Church. Because of this, Hitler stopped trying to directly control the Protestant Church. The German Christians tried to influence the Reich Church, but their influence gradually declined. Church activities in schools and in general eventually declined because of the split between the Reich Church and the Confessional Church. The Catholic Church signed a Concordat in which they would not try to interfere with politics and Nazis would not interfere with the Church. However, Nazis did interfere with the Church and basically rendered it useless. There was anti-Catholic propaganda, Catholic schools closed, and other Catholic organizations were disbanded. While there was some public criticism towards Nazis, they were ultimately successful in repressing the Church. Nazis persecuted outsiders in order to solidify the idea that there was one superior race and nobody else was tolerated. Blaming the Jews for everything wrong with Germany made it very easy for Nazis to persuade the German people that they could save them.