Tom Roberts

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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'Righting the American Dream' spotlights lingering damage of Reagan presidency

Neve Gordon: A Jewish voice in support of Palestinians

Here in the US, Catholicism is for sale

Guatemala offers hope to a world where democracy is threatened

Archbishop's Mass ban for ecumenical community reflects outdated hierarchical model

In face of Israel-Hamas war, maybe Christians should be on every side

No joke, Sr. Jeannine Gramick just had a friendly meeting with the pope

Spirit Catholic Community's roaming has taken it to a place of innovation

Community of St. Peter mixes familiar tradition and experimentation

Spiritus Christi Church offers all the sacraments to all categories of people

Demographic forces beyond hierarchical control are changing US church

The Catholic diaspora: Independent communities as the church's 'research lab'

Sending cluster bombs to Ukraine contradicts good sense and Catholic teaching

'Playing God' traces the history of Catholic conservatism gone extreme

Patricia Lefevere, globe-spanning NCR contributor for more than 40 years, dies

US Catholics should heed McElroy's monumental ask: Prioritize nonviolence

Hierarchy's sacramental betrayal in abuse scandal obstructs synodality

Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki, Benedictine, peace activist and Joan Chittister's 'muse,' dies

2 books reach same conclusion on organized religion in America

Remembering Fr. Michael Doyle's love for transformation