The National Catholic Reporter newspaper and website are, hands down, the most important sources of information and opinion that Catholics have to keep up with news in the church and the world today. If you are a regular reader of Bondings 2.0, then you know that not a week goes by that we don’t link to at least one story or editorial from the NCR.
This week the NCR is hosting a webathon to raise $100,000 to keep their work alive and vibrant. If you visit their website, you will find all sorts of items to let you know how instrumental and influential this news outlet is. These items include:
1) video messages from NCR staff and friends
2) love letters from NCR readers from around the country and around the globe
3) a unique graphic showing what the NCR means to its readers and to our church.
The NCR definitely deserves your financial help. Since the 1970s, the newspaper has been the leading Catholic journalistic supporter of LGBT rights. Their news stories and opinion columns continue to help “push the envelope” for LGBT people in our church. You can donate right now by clicking here.
Not only do they get the news out fast and professionally, but they provide an intelligent Catholic perspective that outpaces all other news sources. Without the NCR, our church and our world would both be in much worse condition. Because of the NCR, I have hope that improvements in both venues are possible.
Please take a moment and donate to them today.
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry