Our fellow blogger, Ann Olivier, passed away last week. She was a remarkable woman; she earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and taught at Xavier University in New Orleans for many years.  Through many threads on many conversations, she enlightened, challenged, and pressed us all to recognize the complexity of God's creation. In fact, when I hear the words, "complexity, complexity," I thing of Ann. She was not only brilliant, she was unfailingly gracious. A native of New Orleans, she helped us all see the beauties and tragedies of that storied region of our country.

I pray she sees complexity beautifully arranged in the light of God's simplicity now.  I think of her as the new patron saint of dotCommonweal.

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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