From John Allen:
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 us during this transition.
If we did this right, most of you won’t have noticed any dramatic changes today.
We’re still breaking news, such as our exclusive first interview with the Vatican’s new anti-sex abuse expert, Teresa Kettelkamp, a former Illinois police colonel and then head of the U.S. bishops’ child protection office. I’ve also got an analysis unpacking why it’s a welcome bit of good news for Pope Francis on the sex abuse front.
We’re still featuring exclusive pieces by some of the most influential voices in the Catholic conversation, such as today’s contributions by Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia; Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services; and Tom Williams, a Rome-based theologian and commentator on religion and Catholic affairs (not to mention one of the city’s finest mixologists, but that’s for another time).
We’re also still providing a selection of the best coverage from other news agencies, such as the Associated Press, Catholic News Service, Catholic News Agency, and Religion News Service, and we’re still hosting advertising about a wide variety of events, products, and services.
Over the next few days, we have more in the pipeline: Terrific pieces from two names already familiar to Crux readers, Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Austen Ivereigh; a newsmaker interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York; fresh examples of the routinely spectacular Vatican reporting by our own Inés San Martín; my analysis of Catholic goings-on, and more.