Follow insightful voices in the Catholic conversation

Crux strives to offer smart, timely and balanced Catholic journalism and commentary. In addition to our diverse contributors and news services, a key component of that is our masthead staff, which you can follow directly for their latest work:

  • John L. Allen, Jr.

    John L. Allen, Jr. is editor of Crux, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church. The topics of his analyses range from Pope Francis’s personnel changes to anti-Christian persecution.

  • Elise Ann Allen

    Elise Ann Allen is Crux’s senior correspondent and based in Rome. She covers the Vatican and the global Church.

  • Charles Collins

    Charles Collins is Crux’s managing editor. An American journalist based in England, he covers the UK and Ireland, as well as offering analysis on worldwide Church news.

  • John Lavenburg

    John Lavenburg is national correspondent for Crux. Based in New York, he covers the U.S. bishops and Church life in the United States.

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