Brian Roewe is an NCR staff writer and editor of the Eco Catholic newsletter. He covers a wide range of issues: the environment, clergy sex abuse, the 2016 presidential election ... and the occasional sports story. His reporting has earned multiple honors, most recently at the 2019 Catholic Press Awards.

Brian began with NCR in November 2011, and is a graduate of Saint Louis University and Rockhurst University.

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Q & A with Sr. Sheila Kinsey, advocating for Earth through Sowing Hope for the Planet

Started in June 2018, the Sowing Hope for the Planet campaign challenged congregations to find ways, both personally and in their communities, to implement the message of the pope's encyclical Laudato Si'. Leading the effort has been Sr. Sheila Kinsey, a member of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and executive co-secretary for UISG's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission. 

Where science warnings fail, can moral force push us out of climate inertia?

National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis' Laudato Si' positioned the church to be a prominent voice on climate change. But despite that energy, there's still a feeling that Catholics have the potential to do more.

Tariffs and tension: Midterm concerns in Iowa show rural-urban split

From National Catholic Reporter - Trump's trade war has not dented farmer support for him in Iowa, a stop for the 2018 Nuns on the Bus. Meanwhile, outside rural corners, issues like health care and tax cuts are factoring into Iowa's 1st District race.

Catholics urge action as UN report forecasts climate crisis in coming decades

Catholics who work on the climate change issue say the world has "a moral and ethical imperative to act," following the release of a major report that foresees a global climate crisis.