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Let God choose your LentJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''What are you giving up for Lent?" For many Catholics, the question appears almost automatically -- and even before the last box of Christmas decorations has been packed up and stowed away. As ...

What we have to offer Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Growing up, most of us were taught to focus on our strengths. It was said that everyone had something to offer, and once we discovered what it was, the task of our lives would be finding ways to offer ...

'Babette's Feast'Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's been on my list of movies to watch for years. And while I'm not exactly sure why, somehow, despite the rave reviews from Catholics across the spectrum, it's taken me more than two decades ...

The greatest New Year's challenge: Letting go Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Undoubtedly, some will be glad to see the end of 2023 and others will mentally designate it for the "Best Year Ever" file. Most of us will find ourselves reviewing what has transpired over the past 12 ...

I am not the ChristJaymie Stuart Wolfe

John the Baptist didn't mince words or pull punches. When enquiring minds asked him who he was, his answer could not have been more clear: "I am not the Christ." I imagine John's disciples must ...

Every baby brings his own Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Every baby brings his own loaf of bread." That's the proverb Father Tom Dilorenzo used to tell me whenever we were expecting another child. That was a frequent occurrence for about a decade. ...

At the end of all thingsJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I love it when Thanksgiving and the Solemnity of Christ the King converge. (It's almost worth the stress of celebrating Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day all ...

Choosing your battles Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

One of my favorite early saints is Martin of Tours. Born sometime between 316 and 336, Martin was the son of a Roman tribune. He attended church over his parents' objections and became a catechumen. ...