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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African theologians, bishops cry out for more expansive synod discussions Aug 11, 2015 Story : News
Amid West Africa's Ebola fight, deacon and church empower community Nov 18, 2014 Story : News
Archbishop warns of 'balkanization' in US church Jun 2, 2014 Story : News
Catholic sisters serve 'where no one else will dare go,' UISG leader says Apr 11, 2018 Story : News
Catholic women sharply call for Synod to open to women's participation, voices Sep 17, 2015 Story : News
Former president of Ireland tells pope to develop 'credible strategy' for women's inclusion Mar 8, 2018 Story : News
Francis admits Vatican must do more to prevent abuse of Catholic sisters Feb 5, 2019 Story : News
Francis mandates changes for contemplative women religious, requests revision of constitutions Jul 22, 2016 Story : News
Francis meets with nuns fighting contraceptive mandate Sep 23, 2015 Story : Blog
Francis praises US women religious, but is non-specific on sexual abuse Sep 24, 2015 Story : News
Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church May 12, 2016 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
Global women religious leader asks them to do synod’s unfinished work Oct 26, 2015 Story : News
In World Day of Peace message, Francis urges 'not to become accomplices' to human trafficking Dec 10, 2014 Story : News
International sisters' group will continue to press for synod vote, VP says Oct 17, 2018 Story : News
International Union of Superiors General advocates for women, sees influence grow Apr 30, 2019 Story : News
International Union of Superiors General elects Polish educator as new president May 14, 2019 Story : News
LCWR leader talks pain of visitation, state of Vatican doctrinal investigation Dec 16, 2014 Story : Blog
LCWR leader: End of Vatican mandate result of growth in understanding May 15, 2015 Story : Blog
LCWR leaders call Vatican meetings 'rich,' conversational Apr 20, 2015 Story : News
Leader of global sisters' group envisions Catholic nuns serving as deacons May 23, 2016 Story : News
Loretto sisters summoned to Rome, raising questions on closure of apostolic visitation Jun 9, 2016 Story : News
New Pax Christi presidents look to elevate church's nonviolence teachings Aug 7, 2019 Story : News
Pope Francis warns religious orders not to accept 'unbalanced' people Apr 13, 2015 Story : News