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Easter is comingJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The streets are quiet. Schools and most offices are closed. There are no public Masses at our churches, and that will remain the case for the next few weeks -- including Holy Week. This year, there will ...

Keeping your distance Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

We'd been instructed to cover our coughs and wash our hands a hundred times a day, but it wasn't enough. And just like that, classes are moved online and offices are moved home. All events are scratched ...

Gone viralJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm sure I'm not the only one watching the daily corona virus maps and I know I'm not the only one buying an extra bottle of hand sanitizer at the grocery store. It's frightening to see an illness we ...

Do it for love Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Lent's coming. You can hear it in the readings and the propers at Mass. Lent's coming. It's been the focus of every Catholic email blast and social media offer for the past month. Honestly, it isn't ...

St. John Paul speaks againJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's the stuff editorial dreams are made of -- a newly discovered, previously unpublished, readable book on a relevant topic written by a famous, beloved, holy, (and deceased) author. I wouldn't think ...

Threading the needle Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I grew up surrounded by people who knew how to work with their hands. My grandfather was a factory tool maker, but he could draw, paint signs, hang wallpaper, and a hundred other practical things. My ...

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 ...