• Special Olympics in Rome show that sports can change the world

    • May 21, 2016

    ROME—After using the Rugby World Cup in 1992 to unify his segregated nation, South African President Nelson Mandela said, “Sports have the power to change the world.” Year after year, Special Olympics do just that – not for politically scarred countries, but for thousands of men and women with disabilities

  • World must respond to ISIS genocide, U.N. conference hears

    World must respond to ISIS genocide, U.N. conference hears

    • Apr 30, 2016

    The U.N. estimates that more than half of Syria’s pre-civil war population of about 22.1 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Four million Syrian refugees now live outside of their homeland. Overall, at least 8 million people have been displaced throughout the region, human rights organizations estimate.

  • Editor's note on day one of 'Crux 2.0'

    • Apr 1, 2016

    Today marks the first day of Crux’s new partnership with the Knights of Columbus, after 18 months as a site sponsored by The Boston Globe. Internally, we’ve been referring tongue-in-cheek to our new incarnation as “Crux 2.0”, and above all else I want to thank our readers for sticking with

  • Crux will continue with the Knights of Columbus as its partner

    • Mar 15, 2016

    Crux will live to see another day. Veteran Vatican reporter John L. Allen Jr., associate editor of Crux, and the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization, have announced that they will enter into a partnership in which Crux will remain an independent news outlet headed by Allen and Vatican

  • Report insists ISIS is guilty of ‘genocide’ against Christians

    Report insists ISIS is guilty of ‘genocide’ against Christians

    • Mar 10, 2016

    A major report released Thursday by two US-based Christian organizations argues for including Iraqi, Syrian, and Libyan Christians as victims of genocide perpetrated by ISIS, ahead of a March 17 deadline for the US State Department to make a finding about whether, and to which categories of ISIS victims, the

  • For Babe Ruth, Catholicism was a lifelong pursuit

    For Babe Ruth, Catholicism was a lifelong pursuit

    • Feb 5, 2016

    Babe Ruth is known for many things. He’s one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His appetites — for food, booze, and women — were legendary. And his trade from the Red Sox to the Yankees in 1919, some say, put an 85-year curse on the Sox that