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Spiritual contractor neededJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The neighborhood we live in doesn't flood. I think I can say that definitively after Hurricane Ida came through a few weeks ago. But when you've got winds in excess of 150 miles per hour, there's a pretty ...

A lasting mission Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

We had been talking for months about finding some time for the two of us to stop working, go somewhere, spend some time together, and catch our breaths before the next Big Push. Making it happen, though, ...

Transfigured or transformed?Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Even though I wasn't a fan of praying the rosary at the time, I loved it when St. John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries to the repertoire. In my view, they gave some much-deserved (and much-needed) ...

I believe in unicorns Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of our family calls them "unicorns." That's because parishes that prioritize offering the liturgy in a way that is uplifting and beautiful are so rare, you may be tempted to think that they are merely ...

Controversy and CommunionJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Divided U.S. Catholic Bishops Will Debate Communion Policy." "Targeting Biden, Catholic Bishops Advance Controversial Communion Plan." "Catholic Democrats Urge Bishops against 'Weaponization' of Communion." When ...

Sacred Heart of Jesus Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I've been Catholic for 38 years and counting, but there are still a few things that -- from time to time -- strike me as a bit odd. Mostly, it has to do with the human body. I've acclimated to Catholic ...

AflameJaymie Stuart Wolfe

And with Pentecost, we return to Ordinary Time. Just like that. The paschal candle is no longer front and center, the Easter lilies are gone, and the extra alleluias have retreated. The incense and holy ...

Upward and onward Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

This week marks the end of an era for us. Marjeta has handed in her last lab report, written her last paper, and taken her last exam. Our youngest child is graduating from college. It's funny how a student's ...