NCR Core Values
Rooted in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, we are called to creative fidelity to our Catholic tradition by means of:
- Social justice: Shining a light on stories of injustice and inequality, especially for the disadvantaged and marginalized
- Human dignity: Promoting respect and honor for all members of the human family
- Inclusiveness: Embracing the global family, its rich diversity and the sacredness of all creation
- Excellence: Striving to achieve the highest quality of journalism
The National Catholic Reporter (NCR) is the only significant alternative Catholic voice that provides avenues for expression of diverse perspectives. The NCR is an independent news source with global interests, and although a large amount of its reporting deals with issues of the Catholic Church, an equal amount of its coverage is a marriage of the religious, political, and social forces shaping public policies and institutions. We are concerned for all people, and we are committed to shaping a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, regardless of religious belief, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Throughout our history, we have been a voice for the disadvantaged and the marginalized, and we have told the stories of injustice that others simply will not print.