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Culture of belongingJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It seems strange now, but when I was growing up in Cleveland, one of the first questions we asked and answered when we met someone new was, "What nationality are you?" No one was offended. And because ...

Best laid plans Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Working remotely from home is great in many ways, but it's accompanied by a serious case of cabin fever. Technology can do a lot to bridge the distance. Still, there's just no substitute for human interaction. ...

Begin with EucharistJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Catholics are up in arms -- again. This time, it's the recent Pew Research report that only one in three of us believe that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Christ. One in three. In other words, ...

Surrounded by love Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

An airport bathroom might seem a rather strange venue for the love of God to be revealed, but the truth is that we don't have to be in church to be Church. An experience I had last week while traveling ...

SideshowJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The world we live in is stranger than ever, and it seems that our society has done almost everything in its power to cultivate a taste for it. But now that June is over -- known as "Pride month" by most ...

Growing things Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we moved south, we were happy to leave the snow -- and the snow thrower -- behind. We knew the summers would be hot, but no one ever told us just how fast everything grows down here. Back in Wakefield, ...

Profiles in courageJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I stopped voting for Democrats when the party shrunk the tent and left pro-lifers outside in the wilderness. I don't know who decided that the core values of Western civilization -- and the Christian ...

Holy ground Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

The great part about having grown up kids is watching them spread their wings, especially when whatever they're up to is spiritual in nature. That's one reason I was thrilled to see our youngest daughter ...