Crux (online newspaper)

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TypeOnline newspaper
Founder(s)The Boston Globe
John L. Allen, Jr.
EditorJohn L. Allen Jr.
Founded2014; 5 years ago (2014)

Crux is an online newspaper that focuses on news related to the Catholic Church. From September 2014 until March 2016, it was owned by The Boston Globe. Since April 2016, it has been independently owned.


Crux was launched in September 2014, as part of a project by The Boston Globe to sponsor multiple specialized websites.[1][2][3] It covered the Catholic Church and numerous subjects concerning life as a Catholic in the United States, including advice columns.[2] Crux featured deep coverage of the Holy See and employed a Vatican correspondent in its six-person editorial staff. Its associate editor was John L. Allen Jr., a long-time and well-known Vatican watcher.[4]

On March 31, 2016, The Globe ended its association with Crux, transferring ownership of the website to the Crux staff. With Allen as the new editor, Crux received sponsorship from the Knights of Columbus and several Catholic dioceses.[3][4][5] As of 2018, Allen remains the editor.[6]

Crux's news reports have been quoted in numerous media, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.[7][6][8] Writing in the Italian news magazine L'Espresso, journalist Sandro Magister described Crux as "the leading Catholic information portal in the United States and perhaps in the world."[9]

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  1. ^ Justin Ellis. "Embrace the unbundling: The Boston Globe is betting it'll be stronger split up than unified". Nieman Journalism Lab. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Meredith Goldstein; Mark Shanahan (July 31, 2014). "Margery Eagan leaves the Boston Herald, joins Crux". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "About Crux", Crux, retrieved August 13, 2018
  4. ^ a b John L. Allen Jr. (April 1, 2016), "Editor's note on day one of 'Crux 2.0'", Crux, retrieved August 13, 2018
  5. ^ John L. Allen Jr. (March 31, 2017), "An editor's note on Crux's 'Independence Day'", Crux, retrieved August 13, 2018
  6. ^ a b Adam Baidawi (April 30, 2018), "Cardinal George Pell to Stand Trial on Historical Sex Offenses", The New York Times, retrieved August 13, 2018
  7. ^ Jason Horowitz (December 20, 2017), "Cardinal Law and the U.S.-Rome Sex Abuse Divide", The New York Times, retrieved August 13, 2018
  8. ^ Lori Johnston (March 30, 2018), "Pope Francis did not claim hell does not exist, Vatican says", The Washington Post, retrieved August 13, 2018
  9. ^ Sandro Magister (August 25, 2018). "Homosexual Priests and Bishops. Neither "Healthy" Nor "Faithful"". L'Espresso. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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