Website Review: National Catholic Reporter
A review based on: http://ncronline.org
The National Catholic Reporter is a lay-edited Catholic newsweekly. This website is an online version of the Reporter. Its self-described mission is to "report, comment and reflect on the church and society. It strives for excellence in its publications, supporting a full, honest and open exchange of ideas. It works out of a Roman Catholic tradition and an ecumenical spirit." Unfortunately, the Reporter's version of honest and open exchange is to criticize the Church and many of its most central teachings.
Because of the ever changing nature of this site, specific examples may vary. However, every visit to this site confirms its commitment to dissent. For example, a visit on July 11, 2007, reveals a fund raising effort which includes a free copy of the notorious dissident Sr. Joan Chittister's book, From Where I Stand. We recommend that you resist the urge to contribute.
Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?
First Evaluated: 07/31/1997; Last Updated: 05/21/2014
- Fidelity: Danger!
- Resources: Poor
- Useability: Excellent
- Fidelity: Not-so-Catholic newsletters Example(s)
- Fidelity: Subscribes to liberation theology Example(s)
- Fidelity: Supports priesthood as a gay vocation Example(s)
- Fidelity: Criticizes the institutional church Example(s)
- Fidelity: Attacks the priesthood Example(s)
- Fidelity: Dissidents as regular columnists Example(s)
CategoriesCulture > Literature
Culture > Media
The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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