Bishop Condemns The Dissenting National Catholic Reporter

Rockford, Il – ( – 1-25-2013 – Bishop Joseph Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph has written a clear and decisive condemnation of the dissenting National Catholic Reporter.   Please read for yourself Bishops Finn’s article concerning the numerous attacks on the Catholic faith that stained the pages of this publication for years:
Bishop Finn makes the clear point that the National Catholic Reporter is responsible for, “officially condemning Church teaching on the ordination of women, insistent undermining of Church teaching on artificial contraception and sexual morality in general, lionizing dissident theologies while rejecting established Magisterial teaching, and a litany of other issues.”

In one of the most important statements Bishop Finn makes is the National Catholic Reporter does not have the right to identify itself as a Catholic publication,  “My predecessor bishops have taken different approaches to the challenge. Bishop Charles Helmsing in October of 1968 issued a condemnation of the National Catholic Reporter and asked the publishers to remove the name “Catholic” from their title – to no avail. From my perspective, NCR’s positions against authentic Church teaching and leadership have not changed trajectory in the intervening decades.”

It is doubtful the National Catholic Reporter will take the honest and appropriate action of removing the word Catholic from it’s masthead but is truly a blessing to have a Bishop stand up and declare the poison the National Catholic Reporter has spread for years is NOT Catholic.

Please send Bishop Finn a note thanking him for defending truth and authentic Christian teaching and love.


Please sign petition……… USCCB – Please De-Credential National Catholic Reporter


3 thoughts on “Bishop Condemns The Dissenting National Catholic Reporter

  1. Thank you Bishop Finn. We need more Bishops who are willing to rid the church of the people who only pretend to be catholic. They only serve to confuse the people and degrade our church.

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