Follow insightful voices in the Catholic conversation

Crux strives to offer smart, timely and balanced Catholic journalism and commentary. In addition to our diverse contributors and news services, a key component of that is our masthead staff, which you can follow directly for their latest work:

John Allen

John L. Allen, Jr. is editor of Crux, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church. The topics of his analyses range from Pope Francis’s personnel changes to anti-Christian persecution.

Inés San Martín

Inés San Martín is Crux’s Vatican correspondent and Rome bureau chief, an Argentinian journalist covering the latest happenings from Rome. She covers Pope Francis and activities of the Vatican’s departments.

Elise Ann Allen

Elise Ann Allen is Crux’s senior correspondent and based in Rome. She covers the Vatican and the global Church.

Charles Collins

Charles Collins is Crux’s managing editor. An American journalist based in England, he covers the UK and Ireland, as well as offering analysis on worldwide Church news.

John Lavenburg

John Lavenburg is national correspondent for Crux. Based in New York, he covers the U.S. bishops and Church life in the United States.