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Hurricane seasonJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we began to let friends in New England know that we had decided to move to New Orleans, one of the first things they asked us about was hurricanes. The conversation was generally one-sided and usually ...

A beast with many heads Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

In the rush to "fix it," or at the very least "contain it," many have tried to identify the roots of the current crisis we are suffering in the Church. Since the release of the absolutely horrifying Pennsylvania ...

Never againJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Never again." These are words we say when we discover that something unimaginably horrid has occurred. They are what we said when we saw the photographs of concentration camp victims being liberated ...

Belongings and belonging Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

We wake up most mornings not quite believing that we're here, but it only takes a step outdoors with the dogs to know that we aren't in Boston anymore. New Orleans mornings are warm, and as we walk along ...

On the moveJaymie Stuart Wolfe

We didn't just wake up one morning and decide to move. But we did wake up one morning just after last Christmas and discovered that God was moving. It wasn't long after Andrew and I prayed a 54 day Rosary ...

It's all about him Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's hard to keep track of things in our post-modern, post-Christian world. First, there are far too many things to track. And second, the sheer speed at which they fly by us makes them mostly untrackable. ...

Out of the frying panJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''I baptize you with water," John preached along the Jordan. "But the one coming after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." We hear that Gospel in Advent, a time of year when it seems ...

A ten-lane highway Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

''When God closes a door, he opens a window," at least that's how the saying goes. But lately, I think what God opens, when he is the one who is opening it, is more like a ten-lane highway. You don't ...