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'The House I Live In'

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Jul 2, 2014

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

On this Friday and the extended weekend, Americans will proudly display the American flag outside homes and buildings to celebrate... Read more

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Sacred Ground

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Jun 25, 2014

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

Some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States is found throughout Upstate New York and northward to the... Read more

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Vacation as Pilgrimage?

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Jun 18, 2014

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

Today, more and more people are using vacation time to go on a pilgrimage.   A pilgrimage is a journey to... Read more

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A tribute to fathers and to the Triune God

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Jun 11, 2014

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

This year, Father’s Day and the feast of the Most Holy Trinity fall on the same day.  First, some thoughts... Read more

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The Gift of a Lifetime

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Jun 4, 2014

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

In the court of justice, lawyers mediate, advocate, and plead for their clients.  They stand with and for them.  An... Read more

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Reflections on Catholic education

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May 28, 2014

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

In the 1986 film, “Hannah’s Sisters,” Woody Allen, its producer and director, also plays the role of Mickey who bemoans... Read more

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One day, two celebrations

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May 21, 2014

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

Next Monday, Americans celebrate Memorial Day, and the Church celebrates the feast of St. Philip Neri.   One event is secular,... Read more

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Save Our Children!

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May 14, 2014

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

During the World War II era, it was not uncommon to hear in the movies: “life is cheap.”  Nothing much... Read more

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Power, authority, and motherhood

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May 7, 2014

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

The Natural History Museum in Vienna houses ancient statuettes of women dating from circa 15,000-10,000 BC, the Upper Paleolithic period. ... Read more

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The other poor

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Apr 30, 2014

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

Some people write about the poor. Others speak about them.  Still others like Pope Francis have worked among the poor. ... Read more

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Emmaus: Don't go. Stay with us.

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Apr 23, 2014

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

What could Jesus have been up to walking along the road to Emmaus with Cleopas and his friend?  He heard... Read more

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Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday

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Apr 16, 2014

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

Who can fathom the events of Holy Week?  For observers of all things Catholic, the liturgies in Holy Week are... Read more

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Sounding silence

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Apr 9, 2014

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

The March 25th issue of The Wall Street Journal printed an eye-catching article by Jen Murphy entitled, “CEO’S Secret to... Read more

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Turning the corner

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Apr 2, 2014

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

The apostles were ready and eager to follow the Lord as companions until he began predicting the manner of his... Read more

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Science and the Catholic Church

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Mar 26, 2014

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

Last week, Stephen Colbert, the satirist and prominent Catholic, playfully scolded Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, director... Read more

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Joseph’s Annunciation

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Mar 19, 2014

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

In all likelihood, most of us would not make important decisions based on a dream we had. According to psychoanalysts,... Read more

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Ukraine and Religious Faith

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Mar 12, 2014

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

During these past two weeks, the chilling conflict between Russia and Ukraine has escalated over the eastern Ukrainian province of... Read more

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The Color Purple

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Mar 5, 2014

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

The color purple has a regal history, rich in symbolism. In our own country, the Purple Heart carries significance beyond... Read more

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And the Oscar Goes to . . . .

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Feb 26, 2014

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

Oscar mania is in the air.  TCM has been showcasing the “The 31 Days of Oscar” featuring those films which,... Read more

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'The winter of our discontent'

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Feb 19, 2014

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

For most of the country, it’s been cold enough, icy, snowy, and dry enough to give a literal meaning to... Read more