• 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

  • Anti-Christian persecution isn’t all about Islam

    Anti-Christian persecution isn’t all about Islam

    • Dec 16, 2015

    When I published “The Global War on Christians” almost four years ago, trying to tell stories of anti-Christian persecution around the world, I remember distinctly the most common opening question I would get in TV and radio interviews about the book and in talks I gave on it. In one

  • The ‘Francis agenda’ is making inroads in the US

    • Aug 7, 2015

    Since his election, Pope Francis has become one of the world’s most influential moral leaders, and despite a drop in a recent opinion poll, he is wildly popular in the United States. With a little more than a month until Francis lands in Washington for an eight-day tour of the