- Apr 14, 2021
With an important addition to our team and two in-house promotions, Crux keeps getting bigger and better.
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.
In these blessed days, Lent comes to an end and we are on the threshold of the Easter Celebration, a feast that marks the passage from a life of slavery and dependence to a new life in the promised land, a land of freedom and of divine graces, which we have inherited on the day of the resurrection. Now we are beginning to live Holy Week with its celebrations and prayers which the Church has established as a help and a means to climb up to Golgotha, in order to accompany Christ on his painful journey to His crucifixion and burial, and the arrival of the dawn of deliverance.
The Vatican has announced a way for the marriages of the traditionalist Society St. Pius X – which is not in full communion with the rest of the Church – to have their marriages recognized by the Church. It is the latest move in a decades-long attempt to bring the group into full unity.
Pope Francis will welcome this afternoon Prince Charles of Wales in the Vatican. The two have many issues in common: From the protection of the environment and persecuted Christians, to their reservations about the rise of scapegoating populism. But Austen Ivereigh suggests the two might want to talk about an issue they both consider important, but on which they might not always see eye to eye.
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.
A Catholic church joined with other Christian churches in Dauphin, Canada to help new refugee families relocate to Canada and feel welcome in their new homes. They have had a positive reaction to their effort from most Canadians with only a few detractors.