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Holy warriorsJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Almost exactly 100 years ago, on May 16, 1920, the Catholic Church canonized St. Joan of Arc. Two days later, Karol Wojtyla was born. The timing is almost poetic. So is the fact that we are observing ...

Lessons from the hive Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When all human activity stops, it's easy to believe that everything else has stopped, too. But nature shows us otherwise. The moon still waxes and wanes, the winter constellations sink toward the spring ...

Cautious and courageousJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Warning: if I hear anyone else say "We're all in this together," I just may explode. There's only so much you can take before you find yourself pushed to the edge. That's where a whole lot of us are right ...

No prayers unprayed Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

This Easter is one we will never forget -- and hopefully, one we will never repeat. Who could have imagined no public Masses during Holy Week, or not being allowed to gather with extended family and friends? ...

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 ...