The Road Ahead for Crisis

To our readers:

These are exciting yet challenging times at Crisis. When we hung out our “Gone Fishing” sign back in late July — without indicating a firm date when we would return — some faithful readers wondered if there were changes in the works behind the scenes. And, indeed, in the months since our vacation, some big changes have come to pass: After a successful and unstinting tenure as the president and editor-in-chief of Crisis, Brian Saint-Paul has moved on to a position in the financial industry. His leadership and dedication to the magazine over the years cannot be overstated, and we will miss him.

With Brian’s departure, the magazine itself is entering a transitional phase. The Crisis board, which is overseeing this transition, has every intention of keeping Crisis the strong, faithful Catholic voice the magazine has always been, guided by the particular concerns of its past leaders Ralph McInerny, Michael Novak, and Deal Hudson. While the site undergoes a management change — and new avenues are explored to deliver in-depth analysis of faith, cultural, and economic issues — our commitment to our mission will remain the same.

As a new management structure is put in place, Harold Fickett will be serving as interim publisher and executive editor; John Zmirak will serve as interim editor. We will provide further information in the coming days, but in the meantime, we appreciate your continued support.

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