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Crux, a Catholic news site

A new site from the Boston Globe includes news updates on clergy abuse and other Catholic issues.
Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:

The Globe Investigative Team 

Thomas Farragher

 The team
Projects Editor
Ben Bradlee Jr.

Members of the Spotlight Team
Editor Walter V. Robinson
Michael Rezendes
Sacha Pfeiffer
Matt Carroll

Other investigative reporters
Stephen Kurkjian
Kevin Cullen
Thomas Farragher

Religion reporter
Michael Paulson

Thomas Farragher, a journalist for 25 years, joined the Globe in 1997. He began his career as a reporter and editor at two small Massachusetts dailies, the Gardner News and the Clinton Daily Item. He later covered the Connecticut legislature for The Day newspaper of New London.

In 1988, Farragher joined the staff of the San Jose Mercury News, where he covered local and state politics before being named the newspaper's Washington correspondent in l994.

In 1997, he was co-recipient of the National Press Club's top award for excellence in covering Washington from a local angle. Farragher and several Globe colleagues won the 1999 National Headliners Award for spot news coverage of a shooting rampage at Connecticut's lottery headquarters. He also is the recipient of several regional writing awards.

A native of Clinton, Farragher received his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. He lives with his wife and their three children in Scituate.

Thomas Farragher can be reached at

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