Webathon: Sacked bishop coverage is an example of NCR watchdog work

by Thomas C. Fox

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I hope you are following the NCR reports on this Web site this week about the sacking of Australian Bishop William Morris of the Toowoomba diocese He was removed by the Vatican this week after an Apostolic Investigation, which came in the wake of comments Morris made some years back suggesting the church be open to married and women priests.

Nowhere else can you get this kind of church coverage, which now involves reports of clergy in Australia who are offering the besieged bishop their open support. This coverage is just one example among many I can cite, and one among many with which you are familiar, that NCR offers to you day after day after day on this Web site.

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Look, we are halfway through this Webathon week – the one week in the year that we ask you for support here. We have a goal of raising $50,000 -- and we are a long way from the half way mark in reaching that goal.
We face a huge challenge together. Your challenge is to be among those who donate this week to help keep the NCR mission alive: providing independent Catholic journalism, the kind of journalism that can serve as a watchdog for our church.

Meanwhile, our challenge is to continue to provide the kind of coverage that will offer the information, analyses, and commentaries that allow you to make up your minds, and act accordingly.

Together we can continue our wider mission to live our faith as adult Catholics.

So do help. We have a long way to go. This is a critical moment in our appeal to you. If you have not given, do so now. If you have, we thank you for your support.

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