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Old Dec 4, '12, 8:16 am
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Default Re: The National Catholic Reporter

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Originally Posted by Scottgun View Post
John Allen is on the Editorial staff of the NCR (see here)

The NCR published its call for women's ordination here which is authored/endorsed by the "NCR Editorial Staff"

Therefore, John Allen endorses women's ordination.

And while NCR has been adept at undermining Church teaching subtly for years, (hence the original question of this thread about whether it was authentically Catholic), this is the first explicit and unambiguous denial of a binding teaching that I am aware of, but I could be wrong.
Ah, I see.

I feel like I've read editorials on women's ordination from them before, but I usually try to block them out after I read them. Perhaps what I've seen before is more ambiguous comments from this or that opinion writer than something explicit from their Editorial Staff.

I just did a quick Google search and found an editorial from today on NCR's site of someone saying the same thing: They hadn't done this already?

I guess I was thinking along the same lines. Their coverage of these women's ordination stories has been so positive that I never realized they didn't issue some sort of formal endorsement.
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