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HeavenwardJaymie 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, ...

Glorified Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

There's a reason why the traditional Easter greeting for Christians is "Christ is Risen" and not "Happy Easter." It's because it's so easy for us to lose sight of what we're supposed to ...

Take up your crossJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''If you would be my disciple," Jesus said, "Take up your cross and follow me." It's one of those Gospel passages that's hard to follow with a "Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ." But beyond ...

The penitential life Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Sometimes, in moments of clarity, I realize just how good God has been to me and in ways I could never earn or deserve. He has given me so much: everything I've needed even when it didn't seem ...

Trial by juryJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The last time I had a summons for jury duty was 10 years ago. Then, I ended up serving three or four days every week for three months. It was interesting but taxing, especially when it came to juggling ...

The unexamined life Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

''The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates famously uttered these words at the end of his life -- and ironically during his trial on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. It wasn't ...

Keeping timeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of us shake our heads when Halloween candy fills the store aisles in August and roll our eyes when Christmas decorations start appearing in mid-October. As Catholics, we feel the countercultural ...

Asking for help Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

''God, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me": the words flow easily and without a second thought. Acknowledging that I am unable to do much of anything good on my own, that my own talents ...

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