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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Amid climate threat, Catholics pursue ecological conversion in US church

Our Common Home: Co-sponsored by the Catholic Climate Covenant and Creighton University, the June conference on climate action aimed to integrate Laudato Si' and its messages on creation care more deeply into the daily experience of Catholics in America. In a sense, to find ways to turn the big ideas into a more widespread reality.

A Virginia parish switched to 100% solar power — and paid nothing

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is the first parish to complete a solar project with Catholic Energies, a program aimed at helping church organizations implement energy efficiency projects at no cost to the institution.

Archdiocese severs ties to Jesuit school after refusal to fire gay teacher

The Indianapolis Archdiocese will no longer recognize Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School as a Catholic institution after the school administration refused to dismiss a teacher who is in a same-sex marriage 

In pastoral statement, California bishops outline Laudato Si' action plan

Our Common Home: In their 19-page pastoral statement, the bishops called on parents, teachers and catechists to "create an environmental consciousness within all Catholic families" and challenged public officials and business leaders to strengthen water systems and pursue carbon emission reductions . "It is our hope that this pastoral statement will inspire creative, life-giving responses here in California," they wrote.