Contributors



Collaborators

  • Claire Giangravè

    EDITORIAL_ASSISTANT

    Claire Giangravè is a reporter and editorial assistant at Crux, covering all things Catholic and with a special interest in the Vatican’s foreign and diplomatic relations. Before joining Crux, Claire was a producer and journalist at Class CNBC in Milan where she covered global markets and the economy, creating media packages and interviewing market movers and influencers. Claire comes to the Vatican beat with her past experience as an assistant producer at MSNBC and the Today Show during the papal conclave in 2013, which elected Pope Francis. She also collaborated on a PBS Frontline documentary on the Vatican and sex abuse scandals. After completing her undergraduate studies in political science and international relations at the Roma Tre University in Rome, Claire earned her masters degree at the Boston University School of Journalism.

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    Christopher White

    NATIONAL_CORRESPONDENT

    Christopher White is the national correspondent for Crux. He holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. He is the former Director of Catholic Voices USA and his writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, New York Daily News, International Business Times, The American Interest, First Things, and Human Life Review, among many other print and online publications. Follow him on Twitter: @CWWhite212

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    Austen Ivereigh

    CONTRIBUTING_EDITOR

    Austen Ivereigh is a British writer, journalist and commentator, and co-founder of Catholic Voices, a communications project now in 20 countries. He is the author of the biography The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (Henry Holt) and How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor). Both titles have been translated into many languages.

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    Charles C. Camosy

    CRUX_CONTRIBUTOR

    Charlie Camosy is Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, where he has taught since finishing his PhD in theology at Notre Dame in 2008.

    Among other places, his published articles have appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and America magazine. He is the author of four books. Too Expensive to Treat? (Eerdmans) was a 2011 award-winner with the Catholic Media Association, Peter Singer and Christian Ethics (Cambridge) was named a 2012 “best book” with ABC Religion and Ethics, and For Love of Animals (Franciscan) was featured in the “Beliefs” section of the New York Times. His most recent book, Beyond the Abortion Wars (Eerdmans), was published in Spring of 2015.

    In addition to serving as an advisor for Faith Outreach office of the Humane Society of the United States, Camosy received the 2012-13 Robert Bryne award from the Fordham Respect Life Club, and was also selected for the international working group "Contending Modernities" which attempts to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism, and Islam into dialogue about bioethics. He is the founder of the Catholic Conversation Project, serves on the board of Democrats for Life, and advises the ethics committee of the Children's Hospital of New York.

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    Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    CRUX_CONTRIBUTOR

    Raised in an Evangelical home, Fr Dwight Longenecker studied theology at Oxford University and served as a Anglican priest before becoming a Catholic. In 2006 he returned to the USA to be ordained. He now serves as parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville SC. Browse his books and be in touch at dwightlongenecker.com.

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    Nirmala Carvalho

    CRUX_CONTRIBUTOR

    Nirmala Carvalho writes from Mumbai, India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in sociology, both from the University of Mumbai (known earlier as the University of Bombay). She’s been an AsiaNews correspondent since 2004, and in 2006 won the Communications Award from the Catholic Bishops Conference of India for “exceptional sensitivity to the Church and minority related issues”.

    In 2009 she received the "Staines International Award for Religious Harmony," acknowledging the achievements of recipients and encouraging human rights defenders around the world that the international community is grateful and supports their tireless efforts to promote human rights for all.

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    Father Jeffrey F. Kirby

    CRUX_CONTRIBUTOR

    Father Jeff Kirby is the parish priest of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina (gracewepray.org). He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Father Kirby serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and Pontifex University. He has authored several books, including Lord, Teach Us to Pray and Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life.

    In 2016, Father Kirby was recognized by Governor Nikki Haley and granted the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, for his service to local communities and young adults throughout the state.

    Working with St. Benedict Press and Catholic Scripture Study International, Father Kirby was the Host of the award-winning program Doors of Mercy and was one of the co-instructors of the programs, Luke: The Gospel of Mercy and Jesus Revealed.

    More information on Father Kirby can be found at frkirby.com, and he can be followed on Twitter @fatherkirby.

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    Kathryn Jean Lopez

    CRUX_CONTRIBUTOR

    Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, editor-at-large of National Review Online, and a nationally syndicated columnist. She is also a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Newsweekly and co-author with Austen Ivereigh of the book How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice.

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    Ngala Killian Chimtom

    AFRICA_CORRESPONDENT

    Ngala Killian Chimtom is a Cameroonian journalist with eleven years of working experience. He currently work as a reporter and news anchor person for the Cameroon Radio Television, (both radio and television). Chimtom is also a stringer for a number of news organizations, including IPS, Ooskanews, Free Speech Radio News, Christian Science Monitor, CAJNews Africa; CAJNews, CNN.com and Dpa. He has been awarded the African Climate Change and Environmental (ACCER°) Journalism Award (2016); the CAADP Media Award (2014);the Investigative Journalism Award organized by the British Council (2013) and the WASH Media Award (2012.)He received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication: Advanced School of Mass Communication, University of Yaounde 2 in June 2002.

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    Charles Collins

    MANAGING_EDITOR

    Charles Collins is an American journalist currently living in the United Kingdom, and is Crux’s Managing Editor. He worked at Vatican Radio from 2001 – 2017, both in the features and new division. He has also written for Our Sunday Visitor, The Irish Catholic, and Inside the Vatican.

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    Thomas D. Williams

    CRUX_CONTRIBUTOR

    Thomas D. Williams, PhD, teaches Philosophical Ethics at the University of Saint Thomas in Rome and is a permanent research fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame University. A theologian and certified sommelier, his 15 books include The World As It Could Be: Catholic Social Thought for a New Generation (2011).

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