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The North American Martyrs

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Oct 19, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Some the most breathtaking scenery in the United States is found throughout Upper New York and northward to the St.... Read more

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A Tribute to Vin Scully

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Oct 12, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

He’s been dubbed: “The Poet-Philosopher of Baseball,” “A Voice for the Ages,” “The Velvet Voice.” He’s been compared to Walter... Read more

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Yeast as a Metaphor: Élisabeth and Félix Leseur

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Oct 5, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

It’s a wonderful phenomenon—yeast.  It permeates lifeless flour and causes it to rise and expand.  The power of yeast effects... Read more

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Leadership

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Sep 28, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Everyone has a theory about leadership, but all of us want strong, effective, and moral leaders. They’re in great demand... Read more

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The President Who Nearly Was

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Sep 21, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In this political season—some call it the theater of the absurd—discussions about women presidents evoke strong views. In the1960s, there... Read more

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The Dark Night of the Soul and The Dark Night

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Sep 14, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Search the Internet, and you’ll find literature in abundance regarding the hackneyed phrase, dark night of the soul. Last week,... Read more

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Proud of employment, willingly I go

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Sep 7, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

We have just celebrated the last civic holiday of the summer. On Labor Day, we reflect on our role as... Read more

Matteo Ricci by Emmanuel Pereira (public domain image)

Spotlight on education at Matteo Ricci College

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Aug 24, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Matteo Ricci College (MRC) is one of eight schools and colleges that form part of Seattle University, a Catholic institution... Read more

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Jane and John go to college, and so do their parents

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Aug 17, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In a week or two, freshmen from around the country will begin their college education. The first year, the most... Read more

Students in the classroom. Alvin Trusty via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Back to School: The Catholic Philosophy of Education

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Aug 10, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

“It’s back to school,” the many ads remind us.  The noble work of education will soon begin anew.   The... Read more

Statue of St. Edith Stein in Brockton, Mass.

Martyrdom Then and Now

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Aug 1, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

The brutal end for Edith Stein and her sister Rosa came quickly.  On August 2nd, 1942, the Nazis arrested and... Read more

St. Peter's Square by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Can the Catholic Church die?

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Jul 27, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In the first three hundred years of Christianity, it was entirely possible for the fledgling Christian religion to be killed... Read more

St. Louis and Zelie Martin. Public domain image.

Needed: More Canonized Mothers and Fathers

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Jul 20, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

When Zélie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, were canonized in 2015, it must have crossed... Read more

New York by Jason Briscoe via Unsplash.com (CC BY 2.0)

The House We Live In

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Jul 13, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

The photos tell heartrending stories of a nation and a world in great pain.  In America, racial division and violence;... Read more

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Leisure and Summer Time

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Jul 6, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

With the celebration of Independence Day, the door to summer activities is opened wide.  Leisure is taken more seriously than... Read more

Two Pillars, Two Heroes of the Church

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Jun 29, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Apostles of the Lord—two pillars, two heroes of the Church. June 29th belongs to Saints Peter and Paul. Of Pillars... Read more

The Bishop and the Chancellor: Martyr-Saints

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Jun 22, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

They stood with the few who resisted his insatiable power. During the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47), John Fisher served... Read more

A Tribute to Fathers

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Jun 15, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

From ancient times, men have reflected on the role of fathers and their family relationships.  In the 1972 crime film... Read more

Chair for the Study of Atheism at the University of Miami: II

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Jun 8, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

(Last week’s essay focused on the implications of the new Chair for the Study of Atheism at the University of... Read more

Chair for the Study of Atheism at the University of Miami I

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Jun 1, 2016

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Just days ago, the New York Times reported that the University of Miami has established a Chair of Atheism, Humanism,... Read more