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Living 20-20Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Launching into a new year is usually accompanied by a lot of talk about what we're leaving behind. The past few weeks have been filled with decade reviews, retrospectives, and projections about what is ...

The God who comes to stay Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

The outdoor lights are up. The stockings and garlands are hung. The nativity sets are on display, and the tree is full of ornaments. Warm memories from the past mix with new adventures. Everything glows ...

Made for worshipJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't remember what it was like to attend Mass before Vatican II, but I've heard plenty of stories. There were no Saturday vigil Masses, so everyone worshipped together on Sundays. Everybody came to ...

Countless miracles Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's unusual for the headlines to be full of miracles, but this week, they were. The first was the recently approved miracle connected with Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The announcement that Sheen's beatification ...

A grateful send-offJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's funny how change or loss can make us appreciate things we don't usually consider worthy of our attention. When I came back to Massachusetts after a year away, I noticed all the changes immediately. ...

Stolen idols Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Stories about Vatican synods and conferences rarely make the headlines, and when they do, it's usually something about a colorful opening ceremony or working group discussions. This week, however, a rather ...

Padre Pio's 'Last Mass'Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't think of myself as a relics junkie, but I just may be one. It started a few years ago, when relics of the saints began showing up in Boston more regularly. St. Charbel, St. Maria Goretti, St. ...

Love here and now Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's tempting to romanticize bygone eras; to wax sentimental about life in medieval monasteries or the villages that surrounded them; to dream of glorious cathedrals under construction; to imagine knights ...