Joshua J. McElwee

NCR Vatican correspondent

Joshua J. McElwee is NCR's Vatican correspondent. His reporting and feature writing have earned numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada and have been featured in The Huffington PostThe Irish Catholic, The Official Catholic Directory (The Kenedy Directory), and other outlets. He is also a frequent analyst for National Public Radio's Morning Edition. He was awarded third-place for the Religion Newswriters Association's prize for Magazine Religion News Report of the Year in 2013, for which he was also a finalist in 2012. He was also a finalist for that organization's 2013 award for Religion Feature Writer of the Year and 2014 award for Multiple Media. In 2014, the Catholic Press Association lauded a piece of his spiritual writing following a trip to Assisi, Italy, saying it "conveyed the humble nature of St. Francis, and took us there." A graduate of The Catholic University of America, McElwee has reported for NCR from Kenya, Japan, Germany, Italy and the Vatican.


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Articles by Joshua J. McElwee

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Women survivors speak of church authority structure facilitating their abuse Nov 28, 2018 Story : News
International sisters' group will continue to press for synod vote, VP says Oct 17, 2018 Story : News
World's superiors general to ask for greater women's voice at synod Oct 16, 2018 Story : News
Sister to synod bishops: young people need male and female mentors Oct 5, 2018 Story : News
Study: Most US major superiors think women deacons 'theoretically possible' Aug 2, 2018 Story : News
Catholic sisters serve 'where no one else will dare go,' UISG leader says Apr 11, 2018 Story : News
Former president of Ireland tells pope to develop 'credible strategy' for women's inclusion Mar 8, 2018 Story : News
Q & A with Mercy Sr. Ana María Pineda, Óscar Romero scholar Mar 7, 2018 Story : Blog
Francis mandates changes for contemplative women religious, requests revision of constitutions Jul 22, 2016 Story : News
Vatican religious congregation contacting about 15 orders of US sisters for 'serene' dialogue Jun 14, 2016 Story : News
Loretto sisters summoned to Rome, raising questions on closure of apostolic visitation Jun 9, 2016 Story : News
Leader of global sisters' group envisions Catholic nuns serving as deacons May 23, 2016 Story : News
UISG leaders ask Pope Francis about role of women in the church May 12, 2016 Story : News
Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church May 12, 2016 Story : News
UISG creates program to offer canonical advice to global women religious May 10, 2016 Story : News
UISG speaker: Women religious should serve those on the margins, work for structural change May 10, 2016 Story : News
Sisters focus on commitment to global solidarity at UISG opening session May 9, 2016 Story : News
Vatican to host conference to re-evaluate just war theory, justifications for violence Apr 5, 2016 Story : News
Women share struggles at Vatican event, skirting issues of ordination, governance Mar 9, 2016 Story : News
Global women religious leader asks them to do synod’s unfinished work Oct 26, 2015 Story : News
US sister-auditor: Synod shows cultural divide between bishops, laypeople Oct 19, 2015 Story : News
Francis praises US women religious, but is non-specific on sexual abuse Sep 24, 2015 Story : News
Francis meets with nuns fighting contraceptive mandate Sep 23, 2015 Story : Blog
Catholic women sharply call for Synod to open to women's participation, voices Sep 17, 2015 Story : News
African theologians, bishops cry out for more expansive synod discussions Aug 11, 2015 Story : News