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The Gospel according to HallmarkJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Some things in life just beg to be drinking games. Hallmark Christmas movies are definitely among them. I don't want to encourage irresponsible behavior, so I'll be pouring sparkling cider or root beer ...

Prayer and penance Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

There's just no escaping it. Every time the fires of the Church's moral crisis burn down, something else stirs the embers into flame. Still, who would have anticipated that the Vatican would pull the ...

Walking togetherJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Synodality: walking together, accompaniment. I admit it sounds like a great idea. In fact, it is a great idea -- with this caveat: the people who are walking together must agree on the destination they ...

Patriots and saints Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

They say there are four seasons in Louisiana: Mardi Gras, crawfish, hurricane, and football. Down here, football at every level -- high school, college, and professional -- is serious business. Many houses ...

Who you believeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Whatever side of the he-said-she-said divide you're on, or whichever side ultimately prevails, the last few weeks of political theater prove one thing: what we believe most often depends on who we believe. ...

Worldly solutions Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

As more and more state attorneys-general open more and more inquiries into the Church's history of sexual abuse allegations, it is clear that the headlines we've been reading with much consternation and ...

Hurricane seasonJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we began to let friends in New England know that we had decided to move to New Orleans, one of the first things they asked us about was hurricanes. The conversation was generally one-sided and usually ...

A beast with many heads Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

In the rush to "fix it," or at the very least "contain it," many have tried to identify the roots of the current crisis we are suffering in the Church. Since the release of the absolutely horrifying Pennsylvania ...