Magazine ‘National Catholic Reporter’ is a Fraud
The relentless pursuit of the truth - cinops be gone - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Two poignant articles from the Catalyst, May 2012, Journal of the Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights, 450 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10123 - 212-371-3191
1.) “It’s official: the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) rejects Church teachings. A recent editorial, “NCR Endorses Call for a New Sexual Ethic,” supported retired Australian Bishop Geoffrey Robinson’s plea for the Church to change its teachings on sexuality.
“Bishop Robinson wrote a book a few years ago called Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church. Here is what the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said about it in 2010: “Catholics believe that the Church, founded by Christ, is endowed by him with a teaching office which endures through time. This is why the Church’s Magisterium teaches the truth authoritatively in the name of Christ. The book casts doubt upon these teachings. This leads in turn to the questioning of Catholic teaching on, among other things, the nature of Tradition, the inspiration of the Holy Scripture, the infallibility of the Pope, the authority of the Creeds, the nature of the ministerial priesthood and central elements of the Church’s moral teachings.”
“Ten years ago, Bill Donohue said on “Hardball” that neither NCR writer Tom Roberts (Now NCR’s editor-at-large), nor his paper, “believe in anything the Catholic Church says on sexuality” (Roberts was on the show with him). As Donohue went on, guest host Mike Barnicle jumped in, saying, “Wait, Bill, please. Tom, take it up. I mean, you just got whacked across the face.” Roberts replies, “I’m not going to take that up.”
“Need further proof? The March 30-April 12 edition of NCR had a full-page ad by the pro-abortion anti-Catholic group, Catholics for Choice (CFC). It wouldn’t accept a dime from a racist group (nor should it), but it had no problem cashing a check from CFC. It’s time the newspaper changed its name to National Reporter.”
2.) “MISERABLE CATHOLICS: … A radical atheist organization took out a vicious full-page ad in the New York Times ripping Catholicism, and professed Catholics agreed with it. The ad, QUIT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH,” was paid for by the Freedom From Religious Foundation; it ran on Mar. 9.
“The ad blamed the Catholic Church for promoting “acute misery, poverty, needless suffering, unwanted pregnancies, overpopulation, social evils and deaths.” It accused the bishops of launching a ruthless political inquisition” against women, and said “preying priests” and corruption extend “all the way to the top.” It had a special message for Catholic women: “Apparently, you’re like the battered women who, after being beaten down every Sunday, feels she has no place to go.”
“Many comments of the ad that were posted on the websites of liberal Catholic media outlets agreed with the ad. AMERICA, COMMONWEAL AND THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER RAN SEVERAL STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT. Some wondered why anyone would object. For example, Gerelyn at Commonweal questioned. “Is there something in the ad that is untrue?” Similarly, Dale Sith at the National Catholic Reporter said, “By the way, there was nothing in the Freedom From Religion’s Times ad that wasn’t true.
“Some who could not bring themselves to condemn the ad teach at Catholic colleges. Tom Beaudoin teaches theology to graduate students at Fordham… recorded his sage observations in the blog section of America “Whatever one thinks of this ad, it seems to mark a particular moment in the unfolding history of the Catholic Church in the United States.” … Beaudoin believes we deserve it. ‘What would make such a moment possible’. I [Bill Donohue] have clue for him - radical secularism.”
George H. Kubeck