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I hate crying, but that doesn’t stop anything.

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I’m a dry-eyed gal most of the time, and I have always prided myself on that trait. Then I started going to Mass. I certainly didn’t mean to turn into a blubbering mess.  At the time, I was a tough know-it-all college graduate, and I...
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The Power of Tears at Catholic Exchange

A nun, a prayer, and a new way to pray. It’s not a new story, not really. It is, though, one I love to tell, and I’m telling it over at Catholic Exchange today: Our Lady of Tears presents us with an image of the Blessed...
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A Mother’s Tears

A Mary Moment Monday post I’ve been thinking about this post since Friday afternoon, when my mother-in-law got a call from my sister-in-law about what had happened in Connecticut. Then, a friend on Facebook started a prayer movement. But…what can I say? What can I...
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Fighting the Tears

I was sitting in Mass when I was inspired by an idea for a Quick Takes post. Maybe it’s that I actually remembered tissues or maybe it was the Holy Spirit. The problem, however, with doing a themed Quick Takes post about how to best...
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Tears as Gift

A Mary Moment Monday post I hate crying. As a certified (and probably certifiable) ENTJ, I hate the fact that I have this tendency to…cry. I don’t mind it in others; I can even see it as a beautiful expression of the moving of that...
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But aren’t tears BAD?

A short excerpt from my latest column at CatholicMom.com, “Tears as a Gift?“: A while back, Deacon Tom Fox wrote a column in this space called “The Gift of Tears.”  I’m a dry-eyed gal most of the time, and I have always prided myself on...
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