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Just a bit widerJaymie Stuart Wolfe

You can't win a game that's never played. Maybe that's the life lesson New Orleans Saints fans have learned in recent days better than most. Whether you've been "robbed" or simply failed to advance, there's ...

More than a few good men Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Toxic masculinity." The phrase makes me furious, as does the latest intervention by the American Psychological Association, society's self-proclaimed moral compass and arbiter. "Traditional masculinity," ...

What's right with the Church?Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Few writers are more pithy and quotable than G.K. Chesterton. That's why it is easy to believe the undocumented story that has circulated for quite some time. Allegedly, The Times of London invited numerous ...

A Day of Compassion Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Advent is a season for patience and perseverance -- a long looking forward to the happy ending we know is coming soon, but never soon enough. It's always hard to wait, even when the goal is in sight. ...

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 ...