For more than 15 years, Kathy Shaw played a remarkable behind-the-scenes role as the driving force of the Abuse Tracker blog. We have her to thank for getting the abuse story out.
Appreciation: In ways big and small, Catholicism animated a half-century of service by a woman who could never fully embrace its particulars. Davida Coady died May 3 at age 80.
The Field Hospital: Gathering the way we did without a priest made me wonder about similar meals of remembrance in the early church. And what future gatherings might be like as the number of Catholic priests continues its insistent decline.
NCR Today: As moderator of Wednesday night's final presidential debate, Chris Wallace has a more extreme challenge -- and bigger stakes -- than the journalists who preceded him.