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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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
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
Vatican and LCWR announce end of controversial three-year oversight Apr 16, 2015 Story : News
Pope Francis warns religious orders not to accept 'unbalanced' people Apr 13, 2015 Story : News
Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination Mar 9, 2015 Story : News
Vatican, religious orders launch international day against trafficking Feb 3, 2015 Story : News
LCWR leader talks pain of visitation, state of Vatican doctrinal investigation Dec 16, 2014 Story : Blog
Visitation report takes mostly positive tone towards U.S. sisters Dec 16, 2014 Story : News
In World Day of Peace message, Francis urges 'not to become accomplices' to human trafficking Dec 10, 2014 Story : News
U.S. sisters' apostolic visitation report to be released Dec. 16 Dec 4, 2014 Story : News
Amid West Africa's Ebola fight, deacon and church empower community Nov 18, 2014 Story : News
Woman appointed as rector of Pontifical university in Rome Jul 3, 2014 Story : Blog
US bishops: 'Justice has prevailed' at Supreme Court Jun 30, 2014 Story : News