Brian Roewe is an NCR staff writer and editor of the Eco Catholic newsletter. 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 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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Faith pledges push global fossil fuel divestments over $11 trillion

Faith organizations have been at the middle of momentum to cut financial ties with fossil fuels, a year after the Go Fossil Free campaign set a goal of achieving $10 trillion divested by 2020. 

Season of Creation spotlights threats to biodiversity

Wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and other parts of the globe. Up to one million species face extinction, in large part due to human activities. This has formed the backdrop for the annual Season of Creation, timely tuned this year to the theme of biodiversity.

New decision could impact family-based asylum claims

The meaning of family is at the center of a controversial decision by U.S. Attorney General William Barr that Catholic immigration lawyers say could impact thousands of asylum seekers claiming persecution due to family membership.

Sex abuse survivors' advocacy group wants two bishops blocked from ministry

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) sent a letter July 5 to Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James Johnston requesting he use a new protocol created by U.S. bishops to block resigned Bishop Robert Finn and retired Bishop Joseph Hart from ministry and all church meetings and activities.