In the 48 years since the first edition of the National Catholic Reporter was published, we’ve had some occasionally tumultuous interactions with our friends at the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese.
NCR’s Second Annual Webathon, where we come to our loyal electronic readership to solicit support for ncronline.org, seemed a good time to share some of that history -- and to bring it up to date.
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Now, back to our story.