Commentary

Why the bishops should welcome invitation to resign

Commentary: My wife and I signed the Daily Theology statement calling on all U.S. bishops to submit their resignations to Pope Francis, just as all of Chile's 34 bishops have done. Not to be dismissed as a provocative stunt, in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, their challenge reads more like a respectful invitation. 

Kathy Shaw, relentless tracker of clergy abuse, got the story out

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.

Davida Coady, activist and doctor, 'embodied Jesus' love and outreach'

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.

A weekend at Cape Cod shows glimpses of a future church

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.