Pam (Cohen) Hackenmiller has been managing editor of Global Sisters Report since August 2015. Previously, she spent three and a half years as the National Catholic Reporter's web editor. A 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri, Pam has a background in copy editing and page design. She came to NCR in October 2011 after two years at The Beaumont Enterprise, a Hearst newspaper in Texas. She and her husband, Ryan, live in Kansas City, Missouri, with their two sons.

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Church needs to do a better job of post-marriage evangelization, couples tell bishops

"We as a church are not appropriately meeting the needs of couples in their marital journey, particularly in light of the serious challenges facing couples and families in today's culture."

USCCB to launch mobile app ahead of Pope Francis' US visit

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will launch a mobile app ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States to help church leadership and Catholics at the parish level engage with each other.

Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, N.M., discussed the app, which will be called Catholic Church, Wednesday at the USCCB spring general assembly.

Wester said 98 percent of parishes have websites, but only about 4 percent have mobile apps. Users are increasingly going mobile, and “we need to do the same,” Wester said.