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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Defamation suit against Bill Donohue ends as appeal period expires

A defamation case brought against Bill Donohue by a Kansas City man, whose account of clergy sexual abuse the Catholic League head doubted, closed Aug. 17.

Michael Crosby, reformer in boardrooms and basilicas, dies at 77

In his five-plus decades as a Capuchin friar, Fr. Michael Crosby talked and walked the language of conversion wherever he went, whether within the Catholic Church, the corridors of American industry or individuals' spiritual lives.

Morning Briefing

ACA "skinny repeal" fails; morality v. reality in sex work debate; Philippines considers same-sex marriage; 2 billion climate refugees?

Jerry Zawada, quiet, powerful presence in peace movement, dies

Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada, 80, died July 25 in Milwaukee. He is remembered in his anti-war work as someone who followed God's will, no matter the consequences.