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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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.

Faith and the Faithful talks wrestle with religion and politics

Washington: Evangelical leaders, political strategists, pollsters, journalists and labor leaders wrestled with the questions of whether the two dominant political parties have a religion problem, the ways that current politics are changing religion, and how religion is changing politics.

Religion and the Democratic Party: It's complicated

The final panel of Georgetown's "Faith and the Faithful in U.S. Politics" series revealed that Democratic Party leaders and members have very different agendas regarding religion.