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National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Faith-Based
  • Justice & Legal
  • Women


115 E Armour BlvdKansas City, MO 64111 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission: NCR connects Catholics to church, faith and the common good with independent news, analysis and spiritual reflection.


Founded in 1964, the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company is a non-profit, independent publishing company based in Kansas City, Missouri, which seeks to report and comment on the wide moral issues facing people around the world.

Since its beginning, readers have looked to NCR as a credible independent voice in Catholic journalism. NCR is accountable to an accomplished lay board of directors rather than a bishop or head of a religious order. Initially, NCR’s audience was mostly national. NCR has now developed a global online audience, with readers in virtually every country on the planet.

Because of its independent status, NCR goes where other Catholic news sources cannot. In its early days, NCR reported on the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, including the secret findings and the dissenting opinions of Pope John XXIII’s/Pope Paul VI’s commission on birth control. We were the first, and for many years the only, publication to report the clergy sex abuse crisis and episcopal cover-up. We were the first Catholic publication to report extensively on the environment.

Throughout its history, NCR has been a voice for the marginalized, including women, LGBTQ communities, refugees and immigrants.

Additional Publications:
EarthBeat -
Global Sisters Report -


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