Julie Bourbon is a contributing writer for NCR. Based in Washington, D.C., she has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, working for National Jesuit News, The Washington Post, and The Times-Picayune, covering religion, social justice, higher education, and more. 
 
Bourbon is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and holds a masters in pastoral studies from the Loyola Institute for Ministry and a masters in urban studies from the University of New Orleans. She currently runs her own business, Bourbon Communications, and is also a certified yoga instructor. 
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Tenants fear rent increases as DC basilica plans to sell apartments

Tenants hope to purchase the rent-controlled buildings and turn them into a co-op. But the basilica would have to lower the asking price in this gentrifying neighborhood of Washington.

Georgetown panel deals with 'moral catastrophe' of church's own making

The clergy sex abuse crisis stirred anger and anguish during the latest dialogue put forward by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.

Young Catholics debate where they -- and the church -- go from here

"Crisis of Faith? Scandal, Pope Francis, the Synod, and Young People" was a discussion to address aftermath of the latest revelations in the ongoing sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church — and ways young Catholics can support each other.

Protesters outside churches call for Wuerl's resignation, church reform

A vigil and protest that included survivors of clergy sex abuse in D.C. was one of several scheduled across the country by an ad hoc group calling itself Catholics for Action.

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