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Taking the Catholic Pulse

G.K. Chesterton famously wrote that “Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground.” Crux strives to be one form of that playground, where different voices in the Catholic conversation can interact, be taken seriously and treated with respect, without the deck being stacked against anyone in advance.

Our aim is to be a “one-stop-shopping” destination for the best in Catholic news, analysis and commentary. Born in September 2014 as a project of the Boston Globe, today we’re an independent Catholic media outlet, operated in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and supported both by our advertisers and by a number of other Catholic organizations, institutions and individuals.

We have special editorial interests, such as religious freedom and anti-Christian persecution around the world, but we cover the whole Catholic story – “All Things Catholic,” to use the title of editor John L. Allen Jr’s Sunday column.

Thanks for being part of the Crux community, and enjoy the playground!

Core Crux Staff

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    John L. Allen Jr.


    John L. Allen Jr. is the editor of Crux, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

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    Inés San Martín


    Inés San Martín is an Argentinean journalist who covers the Vatican in Rome for Crux.

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    Shannon Levitt


    Shannon Levitt has been John Allen’s business manager and copy editor for the last fifteen years.

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    Terri M. Lynn


    Terri started her career in digital advertising in 2000 with KansasCity.com and Careerbuilder.com. She has worked in Catholic digital media advertising since 2005.

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    Crux Staff

    From time to time, you’ll see “Crux Staff” listed as the author of a piece. That’s standard practice at most news organizations to designate when one reporter wasn’t the primary author of a given news story, but rather that it represents a collective effort. That’s also the sense in which it’s used here.