Tom Roberts was NCR executive editor from October 2018 through April 2020. Tom was NCR editor from 2000-2008. He is the author of The Emerging Catholic Church: A Community's Search for Itself (2011) and Joan Chittister: Her Journey from Certainty to Faith (2015), both published by Orbis Books.

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A good place, a strange moment

NCR Connections: The early church didn't alter what the disciples had seen and heard. But what they understood flowing from that experience matured and grew over centuries and continues to in our time. It's my time to hand over NCR to the next executive editor, Heidi Schlumpf.


Join us for a virtual Triduum observance

NCR Connections: Holy Week is here, and NCR has a special virtual presentation of Triduum observations for you; take a closer look into our coronavirus coverage; one more look back at St. Óscar Romero


Still, we find ways to connect

NCR Connections: The paradoxes pile up today. We're forced to understand our common humanity, an understanding made possible technologically as never before. Yet we are forced to stay away from one another.


Leadership Roundtable brings a dose of reality to the church

It is noteworthy that a lay organization can fill a hotel ballroom in Washington with a mix of people, including members of the hierarchy, for frank dialogue about the church and the abuse crisis.