- Dec 6, 2019
In a list of guidelines containing more than 100 points, the Chinese government told journalists to use the title ‘former’ bishop of Hong Kong instead of ’emeritus’ when referring to Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The cardinal is an outspoken critic of the Communist party and has often advocated for human rights in the country.
After six journalist were murdered in Mexico this year alone, the Mexican Bishops’ Conference offered their support and solidarity to all reporters in the region. Mexico is the third most deadly country in the world for journalists, according to the international journalist advocacy group, Reporters without Borders.
Ten years ago, Orazio Petrosillo, the legendary Vatican correspondent for ‘Il Messaggero,’ died after a long illness. He was a giant, who taught an aspiring young American vaticanista lifelong lessons in the importance of knowledge, in what it means to be a colleague, and in fostering (and sustaining) a work ethic rooted in passion.
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.
Journalists with major-media organizations capable of crafting careful, nuanced stories are often considered “religion” folks—put into their little box—and not really considered part of mainstream journalism. Emma Green at “The Atlantic,” however, is an encouraging exception.