Brian Roewe is an NCR staff writer and editor of Eco Catholic. He covers a wide range of issues: the environment, clergy sex abuse, the 2016 presidential election ... and the occasional sports story. His reporting has earned multiple honors, most recently at the 2017 Catholic Press Awards.

Brian began with NCR in November 2011, and is a graduate of Saint Louis University and Rockhurst University.

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Bishops, anticipating action on abuse, settle for a metaphor

The three-day public portion of the fall general assembly concluded with no final decisions, in part due to a Vatican request to delay votes on proposals until after a February meeting in Rome. 

Tariffs and tension: Midterm concerns in Iowa show rural-urban split

Trump's trade war has not dented farmer support for him. Meanwhile, outside rural corners, issues like health care and tax cuts are factoring into Iowa's 1st District race.

Boston Archdiocese expands seminary inquiry

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, who had opened an inquiry into St. John Seminary in August, announced Oct. 11 that investigation will now include reviews of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Seminary.

Catholics urge action as UN report forecasts climate crisis in coming decades

Catholics who work on the climate change issue say the world has "a moral and ethical imperative to act," following the release of a major report that foresees a global climate crisis.