A forum of Catholic Thought

Transforming prayerJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of us spend a lot of what we think of as "prayer time" trying to talk God into seeing things our way. We beg and plead, whine and remind, and generally push as hard as we can to get whatever it is ...

Uncomfortable Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

There is a lot of joy in following Jesus. The pages of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are filled with people who, when healed or forgiven, run off to tell the world about the rabbi from Galilee and the ...

Accepting lifeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When my grandmother died suddenly a week ago, no one was exactly surprised. She was, after all, 102 years old, and more than ready to leave her long and full life behind. But I suspect that even if she ...

The Big Game Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm not sure there were many people at the 6 p.m. Mass on Super Bowl Sunday. Actually, I think I can say without too much reservation that the congregation was most assuredly smaller than usual. Hopefully, ...

#WomensMarchDoesntSpeakForMeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm pretty comfortable with protests, marches, and even civil disobedience. To me, those things are among the hallmarks of a vibrant citizenry, one that is actively engaged in public policy and affairs. ...

What it hinges on Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Our kitchen cabinets are really beautiful. I can say that with no risk of arrogance because we didn't put them in. They were here when we bought our house in November 2000. The previous owners told us ...

Christmas changesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's the week before Christmas, and all through our home Is the silence that comes when your kids are all grown. The hustle and bustle of previous years Has almost completely -- poof! -- disappeared. I ...

Always new Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's never easy to begin something new, and I'm not even talking about the more substantial things in life. Let's face it, even the buttons on a new dishwasher or microwave or coffee machine can throw ...