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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?
I personally learned of Bob Rambusch's death while preparing to deliver a conference paper proposing ways to bring the designs of Catholic churches more in line with the theology underlying Pope Francis' recent Year of Mercy.