A forum of Catholic Thought

God save the queenJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When a long-reigning monarch or pope dies, the world seems less stable. I think that's the sense many of us have with the passing of Elizabeth II. Somehow, it's more than just the death of a 96-year-old ...

Little things Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When your floors are being redone, chaos and disruption are unavoidable. Everything -- from the fragile to furniture -- has to be moved out, and if the work involves more than one room, it all gets shuffled ...

The question everyone asksJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Remember that kid in grade school -- the one who couldn't raise his hand fast enough to answer all the teacher's questions? The one who was voted most likely to appear on Jeopardy? The one who ...

Reuse, recycle, renew Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

One thing I love about traveling outside the U.S. is how the timeline stretches. On the other side of the Atlantic, history quadruples, and our very oldest things suddenly seem quite young. It's not ...

Good bonesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I never actually canceled the trip to Italy; I didn't have to. Nobody was traveling in May 2020. Then, the plan was to observe the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II at his tomb. Sadly, it was not ...

Eucharist changes everything Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

A eucharistic revival? Good God, I hope so! Nothing could be closer to the heart of Christ than three years focused on renewing our awe and wonder at the great gift Jesus left us in Holy Eucharist. In ...

Catholics in good standingJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I love the fact that leaving the Church is well-nigh impossible. Once you've been baptized, you're a member of the Catholic Church, and there aren't many ways to get out. Of course, you can ...

Heavenward Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

The movie "The Martian" was on cable TV the other night, just as I was beginning to emerge from a week in bed due to a virus that wasn't even COVID. (I had almost forgotten that there are, in fact, ...