Thomas C. Fox is NCR's editor/publisher emeritus. Fox was NCR editor and/or publisher most years between 1980 and 2015, then again in 2018-19. His reports from Vietnam appeared in the earliest issues of National Catholic Reporter. He has also reported for The Washington Star, the Detroit Free Press, TIME magazine and The New York Times. His email address is

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Jason Petosa, 1980s NCR publisher who expanded the company, dies at 81

Appreciation: Jason Petosa, optimistic Vatican II Catholic and an innovative NCR publisher who expanded the company's readership reach during his 1979-85 tenure, died Feb. 9 at age 81.


Idealism confronts institutional reality in NCR board member's memoir

Commentary: Frank Butler's observations will help historians fill out some landmark post-Vatican II-era events during a period when the laity still actually took bishops at their word that lay men and women should become leaders in the church.

The late Jesuit Fr. Ray Schroth saw journalism as a noble calling

Appreciation: With his death July 1 at age 86, Fr. Ray Schroth leaves behind countless admirers and readers — including those who encountered his contributions as a reporter and critic for National Catholic Reporter.


NCR receives paycheck protection loan to help with coronavirus constraints

NCR Today: National Catholic Reporter Publishing company has been granted a loan of $512,000 through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program.