(Following up on Tito’s post on Crux, here is my take.)
Well, the Boston Globe, uber liberal rag with a well-earned Catholic bashing reputation, is opening a Catholic web site:
Boston Globe Media Partners today launched a new website exploring news and issues of the Catholic Church, faith, spirituality and Catholic lifestyle, called Crux. The free, standalone site is at cruxnow.com.
Crux provides national and international news and analysis of the Catholic Church and the practice of Catholicism, with a focus on how news from the Vatican and the words and actions of Pope Francis affect Catholics worldwide. Its content will appeal to a broad swath of people: active Catholics who regularly follow religious news, “casual” Catholics who may not be regular Mass attendees, those who are simply interested in the dynamic and popular Pope Francis, and readers of all faiths who are eager to explore spirituality in general.
“Now is as good a time as I’ve ever seen to launch a site like this,” said Globe Editor Brian McGrory. “The pope is a champion of inclusiveness, openness and social justice, and he has reignited interest in the Catholic faith and faith in general.”
Go here to read the rest. John Allen is associate editor of the blog. Allen, now a Boston Globe employee, was a a long term reporter for the National Catholic Reporter, Fishwrap in Father Z’s usage. Allen’s heart is firmly on the Catholic left, note, here, his use of the term Taliban Catholics, but he is also generally a good and accurate reporter. Go here to view the Crux website. I am expecting little good from this project, but I hope I am disappointed.