Eighth annual NCR webathon opens today

This article appears in the Webathon 2017 feature series. View the full series.

Dear readers,

What keeps you coming back to NCR?

For some of you, it's the commentary and analysis offered by Fr. Tom Reese or Michael Sean Winters. Brian Roewe's environmental coverage is particularly important at this time. Others of you, seek out Joshua McElwee's coverage of what's happening at the Vatican and Pope Francis' travels. For still others, it's the honest questions and reflections of so many of our contributors, from Heidi Schlumpf to Mariam Williams to Christine Schenk. Some of you never miss Joan Chittister's columns or Jamie Manson's book reviews.

Whatever your reason for coming to NCR, we're glad you're here. You matter to us, and we need your support.

Today begins our 8th annual Webathon. It's our chance to reach out to you, our digital readers, to say thank you for being here, and to ask for your help in keeping NCR the relevant, vibrant publication that it is.

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

This year we chose "Rise Up" as the Webathon theme, to reflect the times we are living in. Yes, there's lots of turbulence, but also remarkable displays of grace, courage and faith, as evidenced in so much of our news coverage.

We need 2,000 supporters to reach our Webathon goal this year. If you find yourself reading NCRonline.org regularly, we ask you to "Rise Up" with us and support NCR with a donation.

We are most grateful for whatever amount you can afford, but please consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor. Your monthly donation of $5, $10 or more will help us fulfill a generous matching challenge grant. 

Just $5 a month supports NCR's independent Catholic journalism.

We are committed to keeping our online journalism open and available to as many readers as possible. To do that, we need your help. Join NCR Forward, our new membership program.


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