The NCR says at its heading they are "the independent news source." I like that because it doesn't say "independent Catholic news source." Thus I would suggest a new moniker for them, "The National Independent Reporter" or NIR.
Sean Michael Winters, right up there with some of their other nasty post-Catholic commentators seems to have had a small conversion. He recognizes the schism of some of his leftist Gnostic buddies at their independent news source. Of course he slams the right and their righteous Gnosticism. At least he's fair, but he mixes apples and oranges.
You can read his conversion story below: