The National Catholic Reporter (NCR) is a United States liberal newspaper which covers topics on the Catholic Church from a progressive perspective.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, NCR was founded by Robert Hoyt in 1964. Hoyt wanted to bring the professional standards of secular news reporting to the press that covers Catholic news, saying that "if the mayor of a city owned its only newspaper, its citizens will not learn what they need and deserve to know about its affairs". The publication, which operates outside of the authority of the Catholic Church, is independently owned and governed by a lay board of directors. Source