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Tears of Elation
16 May 2014

The Power of Tears

I’ve read in the past that crying is the body’s way of stabilizing chemical levels by draining excess stress chemicals out of our bodies through our tear ducts. (Here are 7 good reasons to cry.)

When looking at tears under a microscope, Rose-Lynn Fisher discovered that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions.

So next time you feel like crying, let it loose! You’re doing something healthy–both physically and psychologically.

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Fr. Tad: Clear Ethical Thinking and the “Tyranny of Relativism”
10 Feb 2011

Fr. Tad: Clear Ethical Thinking and the “Tyranny of Relativism”

How ready we are today to discuss ethical problems, but how quickly we shy away from talking about ethical truths. We raise ethical questions but avoid ethical answers. We encourage the discussion of options and opinions, but leave medical students in the lerch to “make up their own minds” about what might or might not be ethical.

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 Court Allows San Fran City Resolution Condemning Catholicism as 'Insulting,' 'Hateful'
27 Oct 2010

Court Allows San Fran City Resolution Condemning Catholicism as ‘Insulting,’ ‘Hateful’

So, the government has decided that Catholic doctrine is wrong…what’s next? “The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has shakily allowed to stand a resolution by the city government of San Francisco that lambasted the Vatican as “meddl[ing]” and “insult[ing]” for reaffirming its teaching against homosexual adoption, and which urged Church officials to disobey the Magisterium.”

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