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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Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, March for Life converge in Washington

This year's Catholic Social Ministry Gathering coincided with March for Life. Organizers hoped for more crossover between participants, to create greater cohesion between the two often separate communities.

Dorothy Day documentary examines the woman and might-be saint

Day "understood how to live an authentic life," says filmmaker Martin Doblmeir. With "Revolution of the Heart," he hopes to bring her to a wider audience at a time when she's needed more than ever.


It's the least we can do, accompany migrants in spirit by becoming uncomfortable

Perspective: It was about four hours from the time of my arrest to my release. Later, I imagined spending more than a month in the dirty, sweaty clothes I was wearing

Moving 'Beyond the Wall': Immigration panel talks moral, practical solutions

The night before President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, a panel of experts held a dialogue on the immigration debate impasse, noting US obligations towards immigrants.