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To serve, not to be servedJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of the time, it's easy to respond to the Gospel with a hardy, "Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ," but sometimes it isn't. I suppose the readings that make us uncomfortable are the ones we need to ...

Silence Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's been a long time since I've been able to go on retreat. Of course, if I'm honest, that can't be true because I've managed to do so many other things since my last one -- too many other things. Checkboxes ...

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 ...