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Growing thingsJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we moved south, we were happy to leave the snow -- and the snow thrower -- behind. We knew the summers would be hot, but no one ever told us just how fast everything grows down here. Back in Wakefield, ...

Profiles in courage Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I stopped voting for Democrats when the party shrunk the tent and left pro-lifers outside in the wilderness. I don't know who decided that the core values of Western civilization -- and the Christian ...

Holy groundJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The great part about having grown up kids is watching them spread their wings, especially when whatever they're up to is spiritual in nature. That's one reason I was thrilled to see our youngest daughter ...

Policies and persistence Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

The Vatican's long-in-coming response to the Church's widespread sexual abuse scandal is certainly good news. The changes in policy announced by Pope Francis in "Vos estis lux mundi" are encouraging. ...

Made for EasterJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Cathedrals are made for Easter. That's when they can be seen in all their glory. That's when the mysteries to which they bear witness are made more visible. That's when the stones and beams and glass ...

A new day kindled Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

If the events of Holy Week this year prove anything, it's that Humphrey Bogart was wrong when he uttered the line, "We'll always have Paris." Even something we've taken for granted for almost 900 years ...

Remember to forgetJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Here we are, in the home stretch of Lent, a breath away from Holy Week. Every successive Sunday the readings push us forward -- closer to the culminating events that define us as Christians. Week by week, ...

Women's untold stories Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Don't get me wrong: I appreciate Women's History Month, especially this year, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. I love to read stories ...