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Made for worshipJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't remember what it was like to attend Mass before Vatican II, but I've heard plenty of stories. There were no Saturday vigil Masses, so everyone worshipped together on Sundays. Everybody came to ...

Countless miracles Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's unusual for the headlines to be full of miracles, but this week, they were. The first was the recently approved miracle connected with Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The announcement that Sheen's beatification ...

A grateful send-offJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's funny how change or loss can make us appreciate things we don't usually consider worthy of our attention. When I came back to Massachusetts after a year away, I noticed all the changes immediately. ...

Stolen idols Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Stories about Vatican synods and conferences rarely make the headlines, and when they do, it's usually something about a colorful opening ceremony or working group discussions. This week, however, a rather ...

Padre Pio's 'Last Mass'Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't think of myself as a relics junkie, but I just may be one. It started a few years ago, when relics of the saints began showing up in Boston more regularly. St. Charbel, St. Maria Goretti, St. ...

Love here and now Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's tempting to romanticize bygone eras; to wax sentimental about life in medieval monasteries or the villages that surrounded them; to dream of glorious cathedrals under construction; to imagine knights ...

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. ...