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Press Association and the fishwrap!
Let's start with the Catholic Press Association. For the 18th time in 20 years, that bogus Catholic group gave the fishwrap (aka National Catholic Reporter) first prize in the "best Catholic newspaper" category.
Now one is tempted to ask why they are even allowed to participate in nominations? In 2013, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, the diocese in which the fishwrap resides, attempted to engage the editors in a discussion of content inimical to Church teaching. He specifically called into question their editorial position of:
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.Not surprisingly the fishwrap staff rebuffed the bishop.
The Lepanto Institute points out that the fishwrap is in violation of Canon Law:
The Code of Canon Law, 831 forbids the faithful from writing anything for publications that openly attack the Catholic faith or good morals:
“CAN. 831 §1. Except for a just and reasonable cause, the Christian faithful are not to write anything for newspapers, magazines, or periodicals which are accustomed to attack openly the Catholic religion or good morals; clerics and members of religious institutes, however, are to do so only with the permission of the local ordinary.”
Hichborn goes on to outline the many ways the fishwrap violates canon law. How anyone can call this a "Catholic" paper and actually award it as the leading Catholic newspaper in the country is shocking and astounding! They deserve an award all right -- giant millstones attached to the necks of their entire editorial team. And one big one for the Catholic Press Association as well!The fact of the matter is the National Catholic Reporter has a long history of spreading heresy and attacking the eternal Truths taught by Holy Mother Church. Here are a few examples of NCR’s vicious assaults on the Catholic Religion and good morals.