James Dearie joined NCR as a Bertelsen editorial intern in September 2017 after his graduation from the University of Notre Dame.  He was born in Alabama and grew up in the Midwest and eastern United States, most recently in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the past, he has worked on multiple local political campaigns and been Capitol Hill summer intern.

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Richard Sipe, pioneering expert in clergy sexual abuse, dies at 85

The psychotherapist and former Benedictine priest became a well-known confidante to journalists and an expert witness on celibacy, sexuality and sexual abuse in the priesthood.  Colleagues say his compassion was even greater than his longing for justice. 

Australians express relief at Archbishop Wilson's resignation

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson resigned two months after his conviction for failing to report abuse, though some say his appeal stands a good chance of success.

New play with pro-immigrant message received backing from Jesuit university

"The Dairy Maid-Right," a reflection on the way Americans are dealing with immigration and a changing society by Omaha-based playwright Ellen Struve was produced because of a grant from the Creighton Global Initiative. 

Sr. Maureen Paul Turlish, longtime advocate for sex abuse victims, dies at age 79

Global Sisters Report: Sr. Maureen Paul Turlish was a founding member of the National Survivor Advocates Coalition and Catholic Whistleblowers and was also active in the Philadelphia chapter of Voice of the Faithful. She was also a NCR contributor.