Now there’s absolutely no reason for any Catholic to ever read the National Catholic Distorter.

Catholic Culture reports:

John Allen, the noted journalist who has covered the Vatican for years for the National Catholic Reporter, will be leaving that weekly paper to take a new post with the Boston Globe.

Allen will join the Globe in February. His new job could involve the creation of a new publication devoted to Catholic issues and published by the secular newspaper.

In announcing the hiring of Allen, Globe editor Brian McGrory said that the veteran journalist would be serving the Boston daily as an analyst covering Catholic affairs. However, the Globe editor added:

He will also help us explore the very real possibility of launching a free-standing publication devoted to Catholicism, drawing in other correspondents and leading voices from near and far.

Make no mistake. This is a grievous blow to the heterodox National Catholic Reporter. So it’s good news.