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The Way of Beauty

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Q&A for All Seasons

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (Jn 67-68) This was St. Peter’s burning... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

God at the Ritz: A Tribute to Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete

Last week, the American Catholic Church lost one of its leading priest-theologians. Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, a physicist, friend of liberals,... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Oscar de la Renta and Beauty

Everyone has a theory about style—in fashion and hairdos, in the arts, in one’s manner with others and in one’s... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The House We Live In: Some Reflections for Election Day

As Election Day approaches, once again we see democracy take center stage.  These days, anger with elected leaders runs high... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

'Blue Bloods' and its writers

David Letterman never ceases to be amazed at Tom Selleck’s enduring popularity: ‘No matter where he goes, people love him!... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

A Week of Saint-Watching

Saints are not born; they are made, made from the crucible of their unique personal history. Their stories are the... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

October, the Beautiful

October invites us to her fall fashion show. Throughout the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, she... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Thérèse’s 'Little Way,' Little No More

What could have prompted Pius XI in 1925 to canonize her and her “little way?  What could have prompted John... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Two powerful Psalms

Last week’s essay, “Complaining to God with the Psalms,” elicited a number of responses from readers, one from mainland China. ... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Complaining to God with the Psalms

‘More bad news in the world?  How much can we assimilate? What of our own personal difficulties? What next?’ We... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Variations on the Selfie

The rise of a therapeutic culture in America emphasizes self-importance, self-awareness, and self-expression—Me. If you want the social media to... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Catholic Education: 'Charged with the Grandeur of God'

In the late second century, Cyril of Alexandria established a catechetical school in Egypt, the first of its kind.  In... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Bringing Up Baby

With the opening of another school year, the spotlight shines on the education of America’s children and young adults.  At... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci: A Man for Others, a Universal Treasure

As the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist, is regularly invited... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The danger of being a Christian

In 2013, about 100 million Christians were persecuted and/or martyred around the world simply because of their faith; this number... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

A treasury of blessing and gift for the world, concluded

Despite the distress and unrest in the world, nothing can dispel the truth that we live in a universe of... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

A treasury of blessing and gift for the world

“The only known way to physical fitness is through physical exercise; wishing is not good enough,” writes W.A. Orr, Chief... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Vacation-pilgrimage to sheer beauty

If you’re among those who plan ahead of time, you might want to combine a vacation and pilgrimage to Florence,... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Glenn Miller Sound

In 1954 when the American film, “The Glenn Miller Story” was released, it was nominated for three Academy Awards, including... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The First Amendment and Religious Freedom

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has long championed universal access to health care.  Nonetheless, it continues to voice moral... Read more