An illustration of the topic of Thomas Aquinas and AI created by DALL-E, a text-to-image model native to ChatGPT. | Credit: DALL-E/OpenAI

What would Thomas Aquinas make of Artificial Intelligence?

Feb 20, 2024

According to one German theologian, the Catholic saint and doctor of the Church can contribute to contemporary discussions about AI’s risks and role in society. 

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.” | Credit: Maximilian von Lachner/Synodaler Weg

Critics Challenge German Synodal Way in Light of Abuse Study

Jan 30, 2024

A new study looking at survivors of abuse within the Evangelical Church in Germany calls into doubt the narrative that abuse is “specific to Catholic factors.”

Tia, Miriam, Emanuel, and Josias (left to right) from the St. Lorenz Catholic Parish in Kempten, Diocese of Augsburg, Germany, December 2023. | Credit: Nicolas Schnall/Kindermissionswerk

Thousands of "Star Singers" Continue Tradition of Bringing Christ’s Blessings for New Year

Dec 31, 2023

Every year in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, thousands of children go from door to door dressed as the three Wise Men to bring the blessing of Christ.

Pope Benedict XVI. | Credit: Paul Badde/EWTN

Police: Suspect in Theft of Benedict XVI’s Pectoral Cross Arrested

Oct 7, 2023

A 53-year-old suspect has been arrested in the theft of Pope Benedict XVI’s pectoral cross.

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept 28, 2023. | Credit: Martin Rothweiler/EWTN Germany

German Bishops Conclude Tense Gathering with all Eyes on Synod on Synodality in Rome

Sep 29, 2023

Conscious of mounting tensions and open defiance around certain issues, the assembly in Wiesbaden served as a charged prelude to more significant debates.

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Marian Embrace: Archbishop Gänswein Speaks of Loneliness,Solace in First Public Appearance

Aug 16, 2023

In the bustling heart of Catholicism that is Rome, Archbishop Georg Gänswein once stood as a close aide to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. On Tuesday, the former prefect of the Papal Household found himself seeking solace in a tiny Bavarian hamlet called Maria Vesperbild, which typically boasts a modest population of 34. 

Bishop Gebhard Fürst blesses the bell from St. Albertus Magnus in Oberesslingen in front of the church in Żegoty (Siegfriedswalde), Germany, which has now returned to its homeland of Poland. | Credit: Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart/Arkadius Guzy

Ringing in a New Era: The Historic Return of Nazi-plundered Bells to Poland

Jun 26, 2023

This past weekend, a German bishop and a German state premier took part in an initiative to bring bells stolen by the Nazis during World War II to their rightful homes in Poland.

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.” | Maximilian von Lachner / Synodaler Weg

"We want to remain Catholic": Group of faithful in Germany rejects Synodal Way

Jun 2, 2023

Birgit Kelle, spokeswoman for the German lay group Neuer Anfang (New Beginning) in a May 29 interview with EWTN Noticias explained that its members reject the Synodal Path initiated by the Church in Germany because they want to “remain Catholic.”

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Emeritus Benedict Laments Lack of Faith within Church Institutions in Germany

Jul 26, 2021

The pope emeritus spoke about faith, worldliness, and the institutional Church.

The Official logo of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). Credit: JCAM

Persuade Germany to Waive Exclusive COVID-19 Vaccine Production: African Jesuit to U.S.

Jul 15, 2021

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa has called on President of the U.S., Joe Biden, to use the July 15 meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to persuade her to support the waiver of patent rights on the production of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

German Cardinal Aged 67 Offers Resignation Letter to Pope Francis

Jun 4, 2021

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the 67-year-old archbishop of Munich and Freising, has offered his resignation to Pope Francis.

A blessing service as part of a day of action in defiance to the Vatican’s ruling on same-sex unions in the Youth Church in Würzburg, Germany, May 10, 2021./ Gehrig/CNA Deutsch.

German Catholics Defy Vatican with Blessing Ceremonies for Same-sex Couples

May 11, 2021

Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples.

Assistance to the Seminary of Kossoghin in Burkina Faso with hygiene and education for COVID 19 prevention / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

St. Pierre Major Seminarians in Burkina Faso Receive Boost in COVID-19 Fight

May 27, 2020

Seminarians at St. Pierre Major Seminary in Burkina Faso are going to benefit from a financial donation from the international Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), offered to support the fight against the possible spread of COVID-19 at the Kossoghin-based institution in the Central part of the West African nation.

Several Islands in Uganda flooded after Lake Victoria overflowed its banks. The inhabitants had to be evacuated. / Swim Safe/Malteser International

Flooding in Uganda Threatening COVID-19 Response, Catholic Relief Agency Cautions

May 13, 2020

Following the heavy rains being experienced in the East African nation of Uganda, an official of Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Order of Malta, has warned that the resulting floods are a threat to COVID-19 response in the affected region.

Pope Francis prays during the Good Friday Via Crucis in Rome April 19, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of German Shooting

Feb 21, 2020

Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.