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The Olympic Games

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Feb 12, 2014

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

You may be surprised to read that the Olympiads began in the Far East dating from 776 BC.  The game... Read more

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Lombardi’s Trophy

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Feb 5, 2014

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

Last week, the Super Bowl; tomorrow, the Winter Olympics.  Last week, the Lombardi Trophy; soon the Gold.  Always, running the... Read more

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We, the Gifted: A Case Study

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Jan 29, 2014

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

Each of us is a unique person, willed into this world to fulfill a mission, one that is entirely ours. ... Read more

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Who Am I?

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Jan 22, 2014

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

A recent article in the science section of the NY Times reveals the mystery of the human person.  The opening... Read more

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Pearls

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Jan 15, 2014

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

The creation of a pearl is one of Mother Nature’s miracles and one of her prized secrets.  Unlike other gems... Read more

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'To Shine in Use'

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Jan 8, 2014

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

The month of January is named after the Roman god, Janus, who presides over beginnings, transitions, and ends.  Janus wears... Read more

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Beautiful Christmas music

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Dec 18, 2013

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

With the arrival of Gaudete Sunday, the Church’s liturgy now focuses with intense eagerness on Christmas Day itself.  The readings... Read more

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Beauty – the Church’s Greatest Power

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Dec 11, 2013

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

In this month’s issue of First Things, Dana Gioia’s superb article, “The Catholic Writer Today,” sums up the diminished state... Read more

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Advent beauty

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Dec 4, 2013

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

There is no time quite like Advent. This liturgical season is rich in symbol and exalted in sacred poetry and... Read more

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You can never say thank-you enough

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Nov 27, 2013

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

On the eve of Thanksgiving Day and the season of Advent, a few thoughts ...The Jews Say ‘Blessing’ and ‘Thank... Read more

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Rose, Mother of John F. Kennedy

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Nov 20, 2013

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

Toward the end of her memoir, Times to Remember, published in 1974, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, an octogenarian, reflects on the... Read more

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Out of darkness, light

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Nov 13, 2013

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

On October 12, fifty years ago, a plane landed in the United States from the former USSR carrying the Jesuit... Read more

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The Invasion of Mobile Devices

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Nov 6, 2013

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

In 1532, Thomas More resigned his position as Lord Chancellor of England because he refused to take the Oath of... Read more

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Saints galore: a triduum of beauty

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Oct 30, 2013

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

In the very first days of November, the Church celebrates a triduum of saints galore, a triduum of beauty. The liturgies... Read more

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A world of beauty

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Oct 23, 2013

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

Lately, the words beauty and beautiful have been featured in essays among Catholic writers. Perhaps they have been prompted by... Read more

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Leadership in a leaderless world

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Oct 16, 2013

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

Leadership styles affect us all. The Mideast conflict has raised questions about the inability of world leaders to resolve the... Read more

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Yeast in the dough

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Oct 9, 2013

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

On her TV program, “Martha Bakes,” the talented Ms. Stewart cannot contain her delight when she makes a yeast dough.... Read more

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Is the world growing more secular? Is religion on the decline?

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Oct 2, 2013

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

What is the status of religious belief in America? Those who say that the world is growing more secular are... Read more

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The papacy in a new key

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Sep 25, 2013

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

It is said that Jesuits don’t sing. But recently, Pope Francis broke with the tradition of his Order. He is... Read more

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'Q' and 'non-Q' in Catholic education

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Sep 18, 2013

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

In November 1980, Barbara Tuchman, the historian and twice-winner of the Pulitzer Prize, published an essay in the New York... Read more