Auf Wiedersehen to Only German Mass

German-speaking Catholics gathered May 29 to close a chapter in diocesan history as the last regularly scheduled German Mass in the Brooklyn Diocese was held at St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood.

Bishops Are Preparing for Synod

The presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, France and Switzerland organized a study day in Rome to discuss issues likely to be raised at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

The German Catholic Crisis of Faith

A report for the synod suggests that German Catholic thinking is virtually indistinguishable from that of non-believers on matters of marriage, the family, the morality of human love and the things that make for genuine happiness.