ANGELUS EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH VATICAN ANALYST JOHN ALLEN AND CRUX TO PROVIDE READERS WITH EXCLUSIVE NEWS AND CONTENT
Angelus News, the multimedia platform of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has entered into an editorial partnership with renowned Vatican analyst John L. Allen Jr. and his Crux Catholic Media company, to provide exclusive news and analysis for its weekly magazine, Angelus, and its website, AngelusNews.com.
“Our expanded relationship with Crux allows us to build upon a solid foundation and shared vision to provide smart, independent Catholic journalism,” said David Scott, the Archdiocese’s vice chancellor for communications. “We are honored to be able to offer Angelus readers exclusive original reporting on the global Church every week from John and his collaborators, including such fine writers as Inés San Martin, Christopher White, and Claire Giangravé.”
Angelus launched on July 1, 2016 and has served as the “print home” for Allen’s writings and that of his Crux colleague Inés San Martin, one of the top writers on the Catholic Church in Latin America. Under the new agreement, Angelus will also supply original reporting and other content for use on the CruxNow.com website as well as support for Crux’s social media operations.
The agreement announced today is editorial in nature only. Crux and Angelus retain their full independence, journalistically and financially.
“When Crux went independent, David Scott and his team at Angelus News immediately stepped up and gave us a hand, and we’re deeply grateful,” said John Allen, Crux founder and president. “I’m also grateful to Archbishop José Gomez, whom I’ve known since he was an auxiliary bishop in Denver many moons ago. We admire the creative work being done at Angelus, and we’re thrilled to be building on our friendship.”
Crux is an innovative entrepreneurial venture in Catholic news, launched by Allen in cooperation with the Boston Globe in 2014 and becoming independent in 2016. Crux is read worldwide and is respected for its deep, behind-the-scenes reporting and analysis on Vatican affairs and its insightful coverage of the Church around the world.
“The expanded partnership advances the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ commitment to chart new directions for Church communication and evangelization in the 21st century,” added Scott.
Rooted in the experience of the nation’s largest and most culturally diverse Catholic community, Angelus covers events and trends shaping the Church and the world and offers practical advice on prayer and Catholic living from some of world’s best spiritual writers. Angelus also provides national and international Catholic news through its ongoing partnerships with Catholic News Agency and Catholic News Service.