National Catholic Register has always been in compliance with Magisterium and orthodox…not only supports the Truths of the Church on matters of faith/morals…it thinks with the mind of the Church and acts with the heart of the Church.
You must be referring to National Catholic Reporter…an entirely different story…a really sad story…a really damaging saga story to the Catholic faith and the Body of Christ (Laity).
The National Catholic Reporter, which is an outgrowth of a diocesan newspaper…was given permission by their Bishop so as to be independent…but also in compliance with Church’s teachings on matters of faith and morals…and the teachings of Vatican II…in order to report a broader spectrum of local/national/world news…The Church in the World perspective…which is absolutely what Vatican II’s Spirit was all about…engagement in the World…aggiornamento…a bringing up to date the Church in the world…but NCR…“drank the Kool-aide”…the World handed them…and their sad story is another one that is doomed to the dustbin of history…a dinosaur just waiting for the proper time to becomes extinct.
Here is part of a condemnation and charge of heresy and threat of excommunication…by Bishop Charles H. Helmsing, Bishop of Kansas City-Saint Joesph, Missouri…(paper is headquartered in Kansas City part of his diocese)….condemnation of NCR (Reporter)…as far back as 1968…
Text of NCR Condemnation: Bishop Helmsing charges Heresy
National Catholic Reporter | October 16, 1968
As the editors of the National Catholic Reporter know, I have tried as their pastor, responsible for their eternal welfare, and that of those whom they influence, to guide them on a responsible course in harmony with Catholic teachings. When private conferences were of no avail, as is well known, I had to issue a public reprimand for their policy of crusading against the Church’s teachings on the transmission of human life, and against the Gospel values of sacred virginity and dedicated celibacy as taught by the Church.
NOW, AS a last resort, I am forced as bishop to issue a condemnation of the National Catholic Reporter for its disregard and denial of the most sacred values of our Catholic faith. Within recent months the National Catholic Reporter has expressed itself in belittling the basic truths expressed in the Creed of Pope Paul VI; it has made itself a platform for the airing of heretical views on the Church and its divinely constituted structure, as taught by the First and Second Vatican Councils. **Vehemently to be reprobated was the airing in recent editions of an attack on the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the virgin birth of Christ, by one of its contributors. **
Finally, it has given lengthy space to a blasphemous and heretical attack on the Vicar of Christ. It is difficult to see how well instructed writers who deliberately deny and ridicule dogmas of our Catholic faith can possibly escape the guilt of the crime defined in Canon 1325 on heresy, and how they can escape the penalties of automatic excommunication entailed thereby.
In fairness to our Catholic people, I hereby issue an official condemnation of the National Catholic Reporter. Furthermore, I send this communication to my brother bishops, and make known to the priests, religious and laity of the nation my views on the poisonous character of this publication.
NCR (Reporter…not Register)…has gone from the wading in the pool of dissent and liberal theology to the outright deep waters of heresy (a cesspool they can’t even smell while up to their neck in the stench)…and excommunication. I have often wondered if anything was done to take “Catholic” out of their name…probably a losing battle given the over “sanctified and pompous” legal view of “the press’” 1st Amendment rights. but is is a real injustice in truth for them to carry the name Catholic…not to their bishop…but to their readers.
Lastly…they survive because they have a readership constituency…so Catholic’s in the pews are really the focal point in my opinion.
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