Zita Ballinger Fletcher

Zita Ballinger Fletcher is a journalist and the author of more than 10 fiction and nonfiction books. She writes on military history, genealogy and international affairs and has written articles for many publications including World War II History magazine and the Gloucestershire Family History Society Journal (U.K.). She is fluent in German and has reported extensively on Germany's Catholic Church for Catholic News Service.

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Catholicism offers path to dispel apocalyptic fear

Why I haven't left the church

The Latin Mass becomes a cult of toxic tradition

Despite disagreements, German bishops commit to 'synodal way'

Anti-Nazi German priest beatified as martyr

German, Polish bishops urge reconciliation to mark WWII anniversary

German church hosts Maximilian Kolbe mass at Auschwitz

Cardinal Marx: Church must have serious debate on celibacy, role of women

Austrian Catholics start year of celebrations for Emperor Maximilian

German cardinal urges change in tradition ahead of celibacy discussion

German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

Hearing examines China's policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

German bishops apologize formally, release sex abuse data

Cardinal Marx says mistakes were made, calls for change in German church

Leaked German report shows 3,700 cases of abuse of minors in 68 years

Prelates in Austria, Germany offer support to Pope Francis

Catholic psychologist, abuse survivor, offers advice for families

Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics' lack of compassion

U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

German bishops release marriage prep document based on 'Amoris Laetitia'