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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New Pax Christi presidents look to elevate church's nonviolence teachings Aug 7, 2019 Story : News
Theologians praise pope's historic appointment of women as members of Vatican congregation Jul 11, 2019 Story : News
UISG president says group is considering publishing women deacons report Jun 20, 2019 Story : News
International Union of Superiors General elects Polish educator as new president May 14, 2019 Story : News
Francis: Decision on women deacons cannot be made 'without historical foundation' May 10, 2019 Story : News
Francis: Women deacons commission gave split report on their role in early church May 7, 2019 Story : News
Whether Francis will address women deacons remains unknown, UISG president says May 2, 2019 Story : News
International Union of Superiors General advocates for women, sees influence grow Apr 30, 2019 Story : News
Vatican women's magazine staff quit, citing 'climate of mistrust' Mar 26, 2019 Story : News
Sisters at abuse summit hope standard is set for more women at Vatican meetings Feb 25, 2019 Story : News
World's Catholic superiors general apologize to abuse victims before Vatican summit Feb 19, 2019 Story : News
Francis admits Vatican must do more to prevent abuse of Catholic sisters Feb 5, 2019 Story : News
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