sara_web.jpgSara Wiercinski is a former Director of Audience Engagement at NCR. During her tenure, she was instrumental in sheparding NCR's transition to digital, including launching the NCR Forward membership program. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in business administration emphasizing marketing. Her email address is

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NCR is at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

The National Catholic Reporter has an exhibit booth at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress through Sunday. The congress, which started in 1967, is the largest gathering of Catholics in the United States. Attendance for the three-day event is expected to be more than 24,000 people.

An invitation to Boston-area readers

On Wednesday, February 20, NCR's own Tom Roberts will moderate a discussion among chief editors of prominent Catholic magazines regarding the opportunities and challenges Catholic magazines face in the 21st century. Other presenters include Matt Malone, S.J. of America Magazine, Paul Baumann of Commonweal and Meinrad Scherer-Emunds of U.S. Catholic.

Help NCR cover the globe

If you will be traveling this summer, be sure to pack your NCR.

We asked NCR readers to send us a photo reading the newspaper in front of a prominent landmark or in an exotic location.

We have received several photos from all over the world. Check out the photos and locations on this interactive map.

We want to hear from you, too. Email your photo to We may publish your photo in a future issue of NCR. Happy travels.