National Catholic Reporter is refered to as the National Catholic Distorter because of their disapproval of many of the teachings of the Church, especially in the areas of contraception, women clergy and married priests.
In looking for definite signs of their distortion of Catholicism, we need look no further than the website's publishing of the opinions of Presbyterian elder,Bill Tammeus. His latest bit of nonsense is entitled How churches can keep up with the evolving definition of marriage.
"Marriage is changing, and the Episcopal Church, unlike many other branches of Christianity, has awakened to the news and is thinking deeply about how to respond.
All of Christianity should do the same."
According to Tammeus, following the lead of the Episcopal Church, all of Christianity should work on creating a ceremony through which to bless same-sex unions.
Tammeus goes on.
"In almost any Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox congregation today, you'll find young couples, both heterosexual and homosexual, cohabitating. And you'll find older single people living together but not married for many reasons, including issues of taxes and inheritance laws."
"Are all of these people -- often faithful church members -- 'living in sin,' as the old phrase so indelicately puts it?"
In a word, Mr.Tammeus, yes.
Tammeus believes that one reason many people -- both young and old -- have abandoned the Church, is the Church's universal failure to accept "marriage's changing nature". If the Church will get with the program, more folks will want to stay.
What absolute hogwash.
In John, Chapter six, we find,
Then many of his disciples who were listening said, 'This saying is hard; who can accept it?'
As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.
Jesus did not modify His teaching in order to keep followers. Neither should the Church.