Tom Roberts is NCR executive editor. 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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'Both sides' is a lie that enables white nationalism, threatens Latinos

NCR Connections: The Theology en la Plaza essay "Hate is not welcome aquí" is the plea of four writers that we look carefully and acknowledge the depth of what is occurring all around us.


A sense of in between

NCR Connections: We live constantly, don't we, in that tension between authority and charism, between exuberant freedom and institutional necessities, between Francis at the moment of conversion and the Franciscan reality as it has played out over centuries.


NCR receives top honors from the Catholic Press Association

National Catholic Reporter was named "best national newspaper" by the Catholic Press Association in its 2019 awards competition. The citation was one of 15 received in the newspaper awards category for reporting, commentary and use of graphics.


New ways of being church, in the public square and in the chanceries

NCR Connections: California Catholic initiative points to new ways of engaging with worrisome cultural trends; and the decadeslong, slow-moving implosion of clericalism is accelerating.