We have $161,864 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

The National Catholic Reporter is in rebellion; which side are you on?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Dec 05, 2012

The National Catholic Reporter believes that the teaching of the Catholic Church is “unjust.” So if your diocese is advertising in the Reporter for a justice-and-peace coordinator, you can’t safely assume that the applicants’ understanding of “justice” will match that of the universal Church.

The National Catholic Reporter has called for a campaign of public opposition to a teaching that, according to the Vatican, “requires definitive assent.” So if your parish is advertising in the Reporter for a director of religious education, you can’t safely assume that the applicants will promote the teachings of the Church.

The National Catholic Reporter has been operating under an episcopal condemnation since 1968, when the local bishop said that the paper had lost the right to call itself “Catholic.” So if you see the Reporter on the literature rack in your parish, you can’t safely assume that the pastor respects the authority of the local bishop.

Folks, let’s get serious. The Reporter is now in open rebellion. Insofar as Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, religious communities, and other Church institutions are supporting the newspaper, they are contributing to that rebellion. Don’t let them do it with your money.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($161,864 to go):
$200,000.00 $38,135.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: jamesbell431857 - Dec. 06, 2012 10:20 AM ET USA

    Have America Magazine and/or Commonweal ever been similarly condemned?

  • Posted by: michaelwilmes - Dec. 05, 2012 7:22 PM ET USA

    Excellent point, jg. Might I also suggest Catholics who support Catholicculture.org, additionally support other faithful Catholic media such as The Wanderer or the National Catholic Register.....

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Dec. 05, 2012 6:35 PM ET USA

    We can rail against NCR in print all we want, but they will continue their campaign of undermining the faith despite our words. The effective way to put a stop to this nonsense is, as Phil Lawler hints here, to defund the anti-Cathlolic-masquerading-as-Catholic rag. But that is not enough. Thoughtful and sincere Catholics will want to do something positive as well. Why not make a sacrificial contribution to this website tonight as your answer to the staff at NCR and their plea for rebellion?

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. 20 hours ago
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? 22 hours ago
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7
The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. October 7
Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5