National Catholic Reporter
December 28, 2020
By Stephanie Yeagle
The biggest news story of 2020 is undoubtedly the coronavirus pandemic. One small virus has changed the way we live, learn and connect with other people, most likely for the foreseeable future. And although the coronavirus has impacted the Catholic Church in a multitude of ways, non-virus-related news also had a major impact.
The top 10 most read news stories on NCR’s website for 2020 are dedicated to the topics of the coronavirus pandemic, the ever-present clerical sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, the entwining of the U.S. bishops with the Republican Party, and the evolving discussion of married priests, to name a few.
These are NCR’s most read — not necessarily the most important — news stories and are listed in order by the number of site visitors who read the story. You can see what NCR’s most read opinion and commentary pieces were for 2020 here.
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