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GlorifiedJaymie 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 cross Jaymie 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 lifeJaymie 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 jury Jaymie 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 lifeJaymie 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 time Jaymie 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 helpJaymie 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 ...

Friends here and in heaven Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I met Father Paul Henry in my late 20s and at 35,000 feet. We were both traveling to Israel with a pilgrimage led by Father Tom Dilorenzo. I had expected the trip would bring me closer to Christ, as well ...