1. After a long investigation, the Vatican has announced a major restructuring of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. (From the archives, our 2009 article by a nun responding to that investigation.)2. Apparently Rome and the ultra-traditionalist Society of St. Pius the X (yes, those people) are close to healing the breach opened by SSPX when they started consecrating their own bishops. (Michael Sean Winters is pleased as punch.)3. The bishops have deliveredfour letters to Congress explaining that -- no matter how much he wishes -- Paul Ryan's budget does not quite rise to the level of authoritative Catholic teaching. (House Speaker John Boehner rebuffs them.)
Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015.