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Do it for loveJaymie 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 again Jaymie 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It's the stuff editorial dreams are made of -- a newly discovered, previously unpublished, readable book on a relevant topic written by a famous, beloved, holy, (and deceased) author.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 needleJaymie 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 20-20 Jaymie 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 stayJaymie 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 worship Jaymie 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 miraclesJaymie 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-off Jaymie 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. ...