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  • Editor’s note: Crux announces two new members of the family

    Crux announces the addition of two new members to our family. Christopher White joins us as our new national correspondent, based in New York but also spending time in Washington, tracking the interplay between faith and public life — including the intersection between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump. Killian Chimtom is our new Africa correspondent, based in Cameroon but covering the whole continent, bringing stories of the world’s most rapidly growing Catholic continent.

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  • Editor’s note: Crux announces a new “Prime Directive”

    Up to this point, Crux has never had formal editorial policies, because we’re a small enough operation I didn’t think we needed them. As of today, however, I’m implementing Policy #1. For “Star Trek” fans, you might think of this as our new “Prime Directive”: Yes to vigorous discussion, no to personal attacks.

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  • An apology for needless offense — and how to disagree better

    An apology for needless offense — and how to disagree better

    Recently I used the term “convert neurosis” as a metaphor, and then — because we journalists feel compelled to substantiate our assertions with good evidence — listed a number of people as examples. That offended some, and many others on their behalf. For that I want to apologize. I shouldn’t have given names, and I shouldn’t have used the term “neurosis”. Sorry.

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  • An editor’s note on Crux’s ‘Independence Day’

    An editor’s note on Crux’s ‘Independence Day’

    April 1 marks Crux’s “Independence Day,” meaning the one-year anniversary of our life as an independent news agency no longer part of the Boston Globe. While much has changed, one thing remains constant: Crux’s determination, in an era of ideologically and politically aligned news, to lean neither to the left nor the right, but to embody the classic Catholic both/and.

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  • A peculiar Catholic education led this Jew to love Rome

    A peculiar Catholic education led this Jew to love Rome

    Crux’s associate editor and business manager Shannon Levitt, who’s Jewish, reflects on the peculiar Catholic education she’s received by being married to editor John Allen, and in particular what it’s taught her about the magic of Rome.

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  • Austen Ivereigh to join Crux team as contributing editor

    Austen Ivereigh to join Crux team as contributing editor

    Longtime Crux contributor Austen Ivereigh, author of the most authoritative English-language biography of Pope Francis and the co-founder of Catholic Voices, will join the Crux team as contributing editor, assisting with management of the site and helping to set editorial direction.

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