"Catholic" weekly endorse same-sex unions

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Feb 19, 2004

The National Catholic Reporter has come out with an editorial in favor of the Massachusetts court ruling calling for legal recognition of same-sex "marriage." The Reporter sees this decision as a "beneficial step along the path of human understanding and human rights."

If you look beyond the editorial, to the back pages that carry the classified ads, you'll see that American bishops routinely advertise in the Reporter when they plan to hire people for diocesan posts.

So the bishops are staffing their chanceries with people who read-- and, presumably, as a rule agree with-- the Reporter's editorials.

Suddenly it all comes into focus, doesn't it?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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