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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.
Appreciation, updated: The Billy Graham I knew as a journalist was a generous spirit endowed with striking personal gifts who, like many natural leaders, sometimes got in over his head.
Creedon lived Pope Francis' vision of a church at the margins decades before anyone had heard of Jose Mario Bergoglio.
My favored translation of Virgil's saying is, "If you cannot move the upper regions, dare to move the underground." Was this not Barbara Blaine's supreme wager and ethical act?