- Dec 8, 2019
“There always is the schismatic option in the Church,” Francis said. “It’s a choice that the Lord leaves to human freedom. I am not afraid of schism … I pray for them not to happen, as the spiritual health of many people is at stake.”
Claire Giangravè, our Faith and Culture correspondent and a key ingredient in Crux’s success over the last three years, is leaving us to take up a new position with the Religion News Service as their Vatican correspondent as part of a broader partnership with the Associated Press.
Church leaders across Asia have expressed alarm over threats to press freedom amid reports of increasing attacks and intimidation of journalists, resulting in growing levels of self-censorship.
One of America’s leading journalism watchdog groups has said an ongoing criminal defamation case against two journalists by an archbishop is an assault on the free press and serves as an illustration of why crimes of honor belong in civil, not criminal court.