Brian Roewe is an NCR staff writer and reporter for EarthBeat, its new initiative on climate change. He has covered environmental issues for NCR since 2011. His reporting has earned multiple honors, most recently at the 2019 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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State of the sacraments clarified in Chicago

The Chicago Archdiocese made clear that its guidelines did not pertain to emergency baptism: They did not supersede church law that permits any person to conduct the rite "in cases of urgent necessity, when only those things required for the validity of the sacrament must be observed."

Catholics call COP 26 delay understandable but no excuse for less climate action

Catholic groups urge governments to still put forward new emissions targets required this year under the Paris Agreement. 

EarthBeat Weekly: An eco-streaming guide while we're cooped up by coronavirus

Looking for environmental films or documentaries to watch while social distancing? We have some options.

Coronavirus compels climate activists to shift from streets to screen

Many activists had billed 2020 as pivotal for the global response to climate change. But like so much of society, the environmental movement has had to readjust plans and priorities amid the coronavirus pandemic.