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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Kansas parishioners fight enrollment denial of student with same-sex parents

Kansas City, Missouri: The decision by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas to deny admission of a kindergarten student with same-sex parents has stirred division within the parish and rekindled tensions between the Catholic Church and LGBT community.

Pope sends blessing but no vegan promises to 12-year-old activist

On Ash Wednesday, Genesis Butler, who had challenged Francis to adopt a vegan lifestyle during Lent, shared a letter of thanks she received on behalf of the pope.

New report addresses church's 'twin crises' of sex abuse, leadership failure

Just days after the Vatican abuse summit, Leadership Roundtable released proposals for reforming the clerical culture that permitted sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults to persist.

Put down the pizza, Francis: 12-year-old girl challenges pope to go vegan this Lent

Organizers have said that if the pope accepts the challenge, a donation of $1 million would be made to a charity of his choice by the animal advocacy Blue Horizon International Foundation.